About Lilyfontein

“If you want to touch the past, touch a rock. If you want to touch the present, touch a flower. If you want to touch the future, touch a life”.

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Welcome from the Principal

At Lilyfontein School, we strive to develop young people who are self-confident, happy and marketable in a fast changing world.

We do this through sound academic education, which is augmented by a peaceful country setting, an emphasis on outdoor adventure and leadership, a Christian ethos with religious acceptance, a broad range of cultural and sporting activities, and positive parent involvement.

We distinguish ourselves from other local schools through our unique adventure leadership and environmental programmes which are incorporated into our everyday curriculum.

These programmes are the foundation for the further physical and emotional development of our learners. Lilyfontein School is where adventure meets excellence; where our children can become the very best versions of themselves! 

Introducing Lilyfontein

Lilyfontein School is a Public Combined School comprising of

  • Pre-Primary (Grades 0 – R)
  • Foundation Phase (Grades 1 – 3)
  • Intermediate Phase (Grades 4 – 6)
  • Senior Phase (Grades 7 – 9)
  • FET Band (Grades 10 – 12).

Lilyfontein has capacity for 732  learners in small classes and classrooms that are predominately modern and comfortable. Located 20km east of East London in what is traditionally know as ‘tomato country’, the setting and layout of our school supports our ethos of experiential education – we learn through doing, engaging both body and mind.

Our school is a place where adventure meets excellence! 

Mr Nic Els

Our Vision:

We strive to develop young people who are self-confident, happy and marketable within an ever-changing society.

Our Mission Statement:

To utilise our natural environment to provide quality education based on Christian principles to prepare young people for life and leadership.

Our Core Values:

Fairness, Integrity, Respect, Excellence and Service.

These values underpin our Principles:

  • To ensure a caring and respectful environment at school.
  • To operate within a value system to create an infrastructure that is conducive to good learning experiences where the positive self-image of learners and educators is paramount. These values are Christian based values like honesty, integrity, hard work, self-respect, respect for fellow people and recognition of others’ belief systems.
  • To ensure a safe learning environment through upholding the values of self-discipline, respect for property and personal possessions and recognition and acknowledgment of our school rules and regulations.
  • To develop a healthy attitude to life through providing a balanced programme where sport and adventure-based activities enable a healthy lifestyle.
  • The nature and rigours of our Outdoor and Adventure-based curriculum demand a high level of self-discipline, mental and physical fitness. Consequently, we regard these as fundamental values.
  • To expose our learners to a variety of cultural activities that will enrich their lives.
  • To maintain a strong pastoral opportunity for our learners through leadership training and community projects.
  • To encourage a positive and constructive ethos amongst all staff members.

Our Norms:

In order that the core principles and supporting values are lived out in the school context, we have a few fundamental behavioural norms. These norms ensure that learning happens in an educationally sound and safe environment for all people on the Lilyfontein campus and are based on the following policies:

  • A Constitution
  • A Code of Conduct
  • Disciplinary Code
  • School Rules
  • Hostel Rules and Regulations
  • Disciplinary Procedures
  • Code of Participation of students
  • Parental involvement

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