“Are there enough Hoedspruit Education choices for my child? Will they be happy? Do the schools or Colleges offer Extramural Activities?”
Fortunately, Hoedspruit with its amazing sights, scenery and lifestyle also have excellent educational facilities. The schools/colleges have various options for both English and Afrikaans learners.
In addition to the town’s charm and natural beauty you will find a good selection of pre-schools. Southern Cross Pre-School, located in the popular Raptor’s View Wildlife Estate prepares learners for their entire school career. This fully-functional and well-equipped school concentrates on nature based learning which adds to the stimulation of young minds. Other pre-school options include Pokkel Pensies, which is a dual medium pre-school located on the Drakensig Air Force Base,and the Baobab Pre-School, a Montessori pre-school, located close to the entrance of Raptor’s View Wildlife Estate.
Hoedspruit School Education continues with the selection of Primary Schools. Extramural activities are encouraged and include the usual swimming, cricket and soccer but also drama, drumming, and horse riding. Southern Cross Wildlife School, situated near the entrance to Raptors View Wildlife Estate, has one of the most successful Marimba bands in the country. They are often invited to partake in competitions, weddings, lodge functions and openings of local shows. Laerskool Mariepskop is situated in Kampersrus, about 25 kms from town. Those wanting their children to receive an ACE (Accelerated Christian Education) will be glad to find out that they are also catered for, with the Hoedspruit Christian School right in Hoedspruit. reach.
The senior part of the The Southern Cross Wildlife School is now known as the ‘Southern Cross Wildlife College’. It is also situated on Raptors View Wildlife Estate. The College has a boarding facility, catering for learners who live on the neighbouring game farms as well as further afield. Learners come from Botswana, Swaziland, and Mozambique to mention a few. Boys and girls are welcome once they reach College level. Respect for the natural surrounds tends to remain a focus. The new Hoedspruit College, is situated near the Hoedspruit Wildlife Estate. A fast growing College also offering a great education. The latest addition to our town is the NEW HOEDSPRUIT HIGH SCHOOL. Situated on one of the Estates, the school opened its doors in March 2016. Only 55 students in Grade8 but sure to grow fast. The school boasts a Nutrition Centre, great bathrooms, tennis and netball courts and a rugby field under construction.
Once you know that your kid’s education is secure, let me help you with your choice of where to stay. The area offers a cross section of real estate properties to choose from. Wildlife Estates, small and large game farms, in town residential options, townhouses and cluster house options. I usually advise clients to rent before considering a big investment. Find your feet first. Give yourself time to make friends, talk to people, see how far you are willing to travel for schooling, needing to have the convenience of being closer for extra mural activities, etc. You will be glad you rented first. I am more than happy to take you through the process and offer advice.
Please contact me, Joan 082 457 9574 or on 015 793 0766 at the office.
Hope your family will join our fast-growing, friendly community.