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Introduction

Imagine a place where your children can play safely, without worry or concern. A place where your little one could interact with an orphaned warthog or abandoned impala whilst learning about its habitat, diet and behaviour. Where calls of the wild, become indelibly stamped in their memories. A place where your children can identify indigenous plants and trees and propagate their seeds to sell in the nursery. Your older ones can balance the books in business economics or rehabilitate a giant eagle owl in the biology class.

 
 

Your teenager can host you at dinner or identify animal spoor and birdcalls whilst taking you on a guided bush walk. A place where school is fun and interesting and full of exciting things to do and learn. A place where the learning process becomes tangible and thus more meaningful. A place where you or I wish we could have spent our school days....


Southern Cross Schools is a truly unique, value-based co-educational institution, with its parent school based on a wildlife estate on the outskirts of Hoedspruit, South Africa. It is a school founded on Christian principles where boys and girls of all faiths are welcomed and respected. Its ethos is entrenched in an environmental code, which serves as its vehicle for instruction. The methodology through which learning is facilitated, is learner-centered and outcomes-based motivated.

Southern Cross School is the first nature based school in South Africa and possibly the world. A school with an environmental philosophy, and a determination to make a difference. Based in the Kruger to Canyon Biosphere, with a strong commitment towards community upliftment.

 

The academic thrust is dynamic, enthusiastic and creative. It recognises the need for a holistic and integrated education for our pupils.

Our policy incorporates as its focal point, an Outcomes Based approach. This is based on three main principles:
To know
To do
To value
Whilst the curriculum has been developed and owned by the staff, it follows the National policy, 'Curriculum 2005'.


 
The children are fortunate to be able to use the Air Force Sports Complex facilities.
 

  Contact Details:
Southern Cross Wildlife School
PO Box 116, Hoedspruit, 1380, South Africa

Tel +27-15-793 0590
Fax +27-15-793 0557

E-mail: raptor@scschools.co.za