At Woodridge Preparatory School, we strive to help each pupil achieve their potential and produce caring, confident individuals who will positively contribute to society. Schooling must be a rewarding and fun experience. Our role is to lay the foundations, particularly reading, writing and arithmetic, and, more importantly, create a lifelong learning mindset in a healthy environment. We want our pupils to be open-minded, creative and innovative problem-solvers, which is encouraged through holistic education practices.
Children with strong emotional skills are better able to cope with everyday challenges. By developing self-awareness, self-control and interpersonal skills, our pupils lay a foundation for effective problem solving and life success.
Children learn as much, if not more, outside the classroom and inside; thus, we emphasise on extramural and outdoor education activities. Our sports programme aims to create a love for all sports and the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Outdoor education creates an awareness of the environment, and many of the activities are of the sort that builds character traits such as determination, perseverance and self-belief. Culturally, our pupils are exposed to and encouraged to participate and explore music, arts, speech and drama activities. Children learn from experiences which is why, as a school, we strive to create these opportunities through the provision of experiential learning.
Trevor von Berg