From 25 April 2022 the following will be in place: children may arrive at school from 07:00 and proceed to the back playground.  The bell will go at 07:30 for Morning Line Up and the start of the school day.  Masks will continue to be worn indoor and other sanitizing and cleaning protocols will remain in place.

All extramural will start at 14:00 - 15:00.  The children taking part in extramurals will be supervised on the back playground from 13:45 - 14:00, giving them a chance to eat.  There is no supervision after 14:00 for any child not participating in extramurals, nor after 15:00 for children participating in extramurals.  Please be prompt when collecting your child.

History of PPS

Due to the identification of a growing need for remedial education for children with learning difficulties in Pretoria during the 1970s, the Pretoria Remedial School was opened in January 1977. The school was the first of its kind in Pretoria and began with one pupil in Grade 1. By the end of June it had grown to 2 classes, a Grade 0 class comprising of 5 pupils and a Grade 1 and 2 class with 6 pupils. The school consisted of a multidisciplinary team which conducted assessments, provided remedial education and therapies, as well as providing a part time afternoon clinic. The school quickly grew too large for the little house in which it was housed, and during October 1977 the Pretoria Remedial School moved to its current location at 262 Murray Street, Brooklyn. By January 1978, the school was catering for children ranging from Grade 0 to Grade 7. In January 1980 the school changed its name to the Pretoria Preparatory School.

Pretoria Preparatory School is a non-profit independent remedial school. The multidisciplinary staff complement includes teachers, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, a psychologist and both the administrative and maintenance teams. While providing remedial education, PPS follows the National Curriculum. The school currently caters for 170 pupils, ranging from Grade 0 to Grade 7.  PPS is a co-educational school with a cultural profile that represents of South Africa’s nation. Learners come from public school and other independent schools.  PPS has a Christian ethos, although acceptance of and respect for all religions forms part of our value system.

Despite being a small school, Pretoria Preparatory School has a variety of facilities to aid in the holistic development of pupils, which include a well equipped occupational therapy hall, speech and language therapy rooms, a technology room, a swimming pool and a computer centre.

Although the school aims to assist a number of children in returning to mainstream, this is not our only goal. We focus on facilitating the academic progress of all children within their abilities. Special attention is paid to the improvement of confidence and self esteem.

Pretoria Preparatory School not only offers remedial education, but has a full assessment team which conducts holistic evaluations for potential pupils of PPS, as well as private individuals. An afternoon clinic offers resource teaching, speech and language and occupational therapy to pupils from other schools who require these services.

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Our Vision and Mission

Vision Statement: The Pretoria Preparatory School strives to create a nurturing environment where children are empowered to persevere, progress and succeed in their development into well balanced adults who are involved in all aspects of society.

Mission Statement: The Pretoria Preparatory School provides quality education in a nurturing, multi-disciplinary environment. Teachers and therapists aim to meet the children's educational, social and emotional needs, to encourage them to reach their full potential and, where appropriate, return to mainstream schooling.

Contact Us

 
T: (012) 362-0308 
F:  (012) 362-0366
 
 
262 Murray Street
Brooklyn, Pretoria 0181
GPS: 25°45'50 S 28°14'34 E
 
 
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