Pine Forest Pre-Primary is a Christian school based in Bryanston, Johannesburg. We are a fully private, registered school open to children from 18 months to Grade 00.
The school is set in a beautiful parkland with rolling lawns surrounded by a wonderful, established forest. We offer world-class facilities in all respects and have a large extra-mural offering.
To partner families in developing children with happy, balanced personalities who, through positive role modelling and Biblically-based education, will have the ability to succeed at school and in life.
We have 4 age groups with at least two classes in each group. The little Squirrels are situated in their own building with their own playground. The Woodies have their own playground too and the two older groups share in the Forest Playgound – the biggest of the lot.
Squirrels are the little ones - from 18 months.
The next class up. Progress to another playground.
The Hedgies move on to the big playground.
The Busy Bees are our confident go-getters.
We are exceptionally serious about what we do. We know that looking after your child is a matter not to be taken lightly. Our focus is the all-round development of your child – emotionally, socially, mentally and physically – brought together in a safe, happy and beautiful environment.
Our school campus is unique with huge and wonderfully looked-after grounds, log cabins for classrooms, and multiple playgrounds. This gives your child the edge in terms of physical development and the development of imagination and fond memories. We want our children to play! Slide! Run! Hang upside down! Go down the pole! It’s all for the good of muscle development, coordination and social development.
Our teachers monitor the children playing and keep parents informed of their child’s development. We adjust where adjustment is required, and lovingly assist your child in being ready to face and capably enjoy “big school”.
Our reputation with the fantastic “big schools” in the area is exceptional and Pine Forest is well known as an advantageous aid to children in the transition to Primary School. Some of the schools we serve include St Stithians, St Peters, Brescia House, Bryanston Primary and Rivonia Primary.
We do all of this in a Christian-based perspective of integrity, excellence and love. You can be assured that your child is being brought up in a loving environment, with the most solid foundation of the teachings and blessings of Christ.
So come have a look for yourself, come and see our spacious grounds, and meet our wonderful staff.
At Pine Forest we have so much to offer. We have all the usual pre-school extras and offerings plus a whole lot more.
Our classrooms are wonderful, cosy wood cabins. Lots of natural wood, always airy, well stocked with books and educational toys and set in a beautiful, wooded parkland…a place to build memories.
We have 3 different playgrounds for different age groups. They are all filled with fun things. No bumping over the little ones!
Down to the field, and run around! Our large field hosts sports day, soccer day, the annual concert, Christmas Carols and more. Vast and uplifting.
Our nursery school for the younger children (from 18 months) is situated in a separate building with its own toilets and kitchen. It also has its very own playground.
When the power goes out, we keep going! All classrooms and the main office can be powered by our silent generator. This serves to be especially useful when experiencing lengthy periods of no power. Our children and their routines are in no way disturbed and our day can carry on as normal. Our large industrial equipped kitchen utilises a gas stove. Again, this is to ensure that we are able to continue to serve fresh, hot meals regardless of power failures.
Over the last 24 months we have installed 11 rain water cell tanks, each with a 2000L water capacity, next to our classrooms and large buildings and are utilised to water our flowerbeds and large grass areas which are loved and utilised, daily, by all our children. At the entrance to our school and well hidden by a beautifully coloured wall, we have 2 large 5000L water tanks connected to the Municipal main pipes. In the event of a water shortage or the water being temporarily switched off due to any municipal water issues, there is 10 000L of clean water available which will be able to service the school for a period of 2 days.
If you are interested in enrolling your child into Pine Forest, we suggest calling the school office first. You will be able to find out about space availability, and will be able to set up a tour of the school with the Principal.
Our school fees schedule is below as well as our enrolment form, please click on the links to view or download.