The spirit of Lilyfontein

Lilyfontein School is a family community with pride in our school. We delight in excellence and we strive to develop young people who are self-confident, happy and marketable within the changing society that is South Africa. The means to this end will be through sound academic education which is augmented by the peaceful country setting, the emphasis on outdoor adventure leadership, a Christian ethos with religious tolerance, a broad range of cultural and sporting activities, and positive pupil involvement.

Introducing Lilyfontein

signonhallLilyfontein School is a Public Combined School comprising of a Pre-Primary (G0 - R), a Foundation Phase (G1 - 3), an Intermediate Phase (G4 - 6), a Senior Phase (G7 - 9) and an FET Band (G10 - 12).

It is situated in the tomato heartland just 20km from the East London CBD and 10 minutes drive to coastal resorts such as Areena, Yellowsands, Glen Eden, Chintsa and the Inkwenkwezi game reserve.

Lilyfontein has capacity for 568 students in small classes and classrooms are predominantly modern and very comfortable.
Ample space and fresh air on our 35-hectare farm are conducive to happy learning.

We provide an academic programme that is balanced with a strong and competitive sporting programme.

The school distinguishes itself from other local school through its unique adventure leadership and environmental programmes which are incorporated into our everyday curriculum. These programmes the foundations for the further physical and emotional development of our students.

Vision & Mission

Vision:

Being a family community having pride in our school and delighting in excellence, we strive to develop young people who are self-confident, happy and marketable within the changing society that is South Africa.

The means to this end will be through sound academic education which is augmented by the peaceful country setting, the emphasis on outdoor adventure leadership, a Christian ethos with religious tolerance, a broad range of cultural and sporting activities, and positive pupil involvement.

The classroom environment will be characterised by quality teachers, small classes,

modern technology and the experience of learning in an outdoor environment.

The staff, parents and pupils will maintain the unspoilt natural environment that is the backdrop to the school. This will be achieved by means of environmental education, treasuring local knowledge, preserving and enhancing the indigenous flora and fauna

The provision of a unique and unconventional learning experience will make Lilyfontein a dynamic, competitive school within the area, thus securing its future and financial security.

Our Mission Statement:

To be a school where our natural environment is utilised to provide quality education based on sound Christian principles in order to contribute positively towards a changing society as pupils are prepared for life and leadership.

Values & Principles

In order to promote the core values we seek to live out at Lilyfontein, we as a community of parents, teachers and learners, in accordance with national policy and regulations, put in place the following principles:

  • A Constitution,
  • A Code of Conduct,
  • A Disciplinary Code,
  • School and Hostel Rules and Regulations and
  • A Disciplinary Procedure

These serve as our norms for the way we operate and behave on a day to day basis. This ensures that learning happens in an educationally sound and safe environment for all people on the Lilyfontein Campus. All these policies are freely available at reception for anyone to peruse.

A large portion of our education at Lilyfontein is learning through the environment and happens in an Adventure-based approach where students will be expected to participate in many self-challenging and team-building activities.

Our History

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Lilyfontein Primary was taken over by the Cape Education Department in 1905, and operated as a Primary Farm School for 96 years.  In 2001, the SGB and School Management decided to introduce a High School Curriculum with the introduction of Grade 8 & 9 in the same year.

Read more: Our History

Future Plans

Due to demand, the SGB agreed to introduce two classes per grade as from 2008. This began with two Grade R's and two Grade 1's in 2008. In 2009 we introduced two Grade 2 classes this will continue until 2019. This plan will include toilets in each case.

In order to accommodate this move, the SGB and SMT have a 10 year Master Plan that includes a plan A, plan B and plan C depending on the financial climate of the time. A master plan is never set in concrete, but rather a dynamic plan that may well alter with circumstances as time plays out.

Read more: Future Plans

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