Woodridge

WELCOME

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
PREPARATORY HEADMASTER

PREPARATORY TOUR

FACILITIES

The heart of the Prep School stems from the nineteenth-century Cadles Hotel, which was popular amongst newlyweds, as a honeymoon destination, and therefore quaintly referred to as 'Cuddles'. Some of the happy couples' engravings of their names can still be seen on the windows of the main admin building and particularly the Headmaster's office.

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ACADEMICS

Woodridge Preparatory aims to develop innovative problem-solvers who are easily able to face the challenges of an increasingly demanding world. The emphasis is placed on the acquisition of skills like communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity, which are essential skills that children must develop if they are to become successful citizens. These are also the skills employers value in todays' workplace. 

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THE ARTS

Pupils participate in various cultural activities during arts and culture lessons that form part of the academic day. These lessons cover the disciplines of Art and Music, where pupils are introduced to the basic principles of rhythm and note reading.

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OUR SPORT

Extramural activities are arranged for afternoons from Monday to Thursday, while Friday afternoons and weekends are generally reserved for matches. We embrace all the traditional school sports, including cricket, rugby, hockey and netball, and due to our unique location are able to offer enriching outdoor activities. These include archery, canoeing, fishing, rock climbing, orienteering, mountain biking, camp cooking and shelter building.

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OUTDOOR EDUCATION

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