COLLEGE

Just imagine a school where individual care and attention is combined with a distinctive, progressive education and where potential changemakers and global leaders are equipped with skills for life; an inclusive school where all belong and where all are celebrated and encouraged to be the best version of themselves. Bridge House College offers a holistic education with academic excellence in an Independent Education Board (IEB) aligned curriculum as well as a wide variety of team and individual sports and cultural activities.

Why should you choose Bridge House College?

ADMISSIONS

Admission to Bridge House is given on the basis of an interview with the Head. The child’s latest school report from his/her previous school together with other relevant documentation is a requirement.

ACADEMICS
SPORT & LIFESTYLE
CULTURE & CREATIVITY

WHY BRIDGE HOUSE COLLEGE?

Bridge House has a proud academic record. Since the school’s inception, we have recorded a 100% pass in the final IEB Matric examinations and most of our students have gone on to graduate at universities or tertiary institutions, both locally and abroad. We place great value on academics and the success of all our students. The IEB curriculum is broad, innovative and progressive, aimed at developing highly motivated, balanced and competent people, well prepared to deal with the challenges facing them when they leave school. Highly qualified, teachers stay abreast of the best of South African and international teaching practices to provide your child with the best education possible.

COLLEGE ACADEMIC PROGRAMME

Sport at Bridge House College

At Bridge House, we believe that sport plays a vital role in the development of our students through encouraging a healthy lifestyle, promoting teamwork skills and teaching inclusivity within the team space. Students participate in at least one sport per term and attend practices twice a week in our world-class sporting facilities. We offer a variety of team and individual sports on a competitive and recreational level and undertake local and international sports tours.

COLLEGE SPORT

Arts & Culture

Creativity is the key to the door of expression, no matter what form of creativity you choose. At Bridge House, culture and creative expression are encouraged and viewed as vitally important in the holistic development of our students. In the College, our diverse cultural programme of music, art, drama, dance and public speaking, enables our students to express themselves creatively, clarify their thoughts and feelings and develop confidence. Our College art studios, creative spaces and fully equipped theatre for productions and concerts allow our students the freedom to be creative.

COLLEGE ARTS & CULTURE

COLLEGE

Just imagine a school where individual care and attention is combined with a distinctive, progressive education and where potential changemakers and global leaders are equipped with skills for life; an inclusive school where all belong and where all are celebrated and encouraged to be the best version of themselves. Bridge House College offers a holistic education with academic excellence in an Independent Education Board (IEB) aligned curriculum as well as a wide variety of team and individual sports and cultural activities.

Why should you choose Bridge House College?

ADMISSIONS

Admission to Bridge House is given on the basis of an interview with the Head. The child’s latest school report from his/her previous school together with other relevant documentation is a requirement.

ACADEMICS
SPORT
CULTURE

WHY BRIDGE HOUSE COLLEGE?

Bridge House has a proud academic record. Since the school’s inception, we have recorded a 100% pass in the final IEB Matric examinations and most of our students have gone on to graduate at universities or tertiary institutions, both locally and abroad. We place great value on academics and the success of all our students. The IEB curriculum is broad, innovative and progressive, aimed at developing highly motivated, balanced and competent people, well prepared to deal with the challenges facing them when they leave school. Highly qualified, teachers stay abreast of the best of South African and international teaching practices to provide your child with the best education possible.

COLLEGE ACADEMIC PROGRAMME

Sport at Bridge House College

At Bridge House, we believe that sport plays a vital role in the development of our students through encouraging a healthy lifestyle, promoting teamwork skills and teaching inclusivity within the team space. Students participate in at least one sport per term and attend practices twice a week in our world-class sporting facilities. We offer a variety of team and individual sports on a competitive and recreational level and undertake local and international sports tours.

COLLEGE SPORT

Arts & Culture

Creativity is the key to the door of expression, no matter what form of creativity you choose. At Bridge House, culture and creative expression are encouraged and viewed as vitally important in the holistic development of our students. In the College, our diverse cultural programme of music, art, drama, dance and public speaking, enables our students to express themselves creatively, clarify their thoughts and feelings and develop confidence. Our College art studios, creative spaces and fully equipped theatre for productions and concerts allow our students the freedom to be creative.

COLLEGE ARTS & CULTURE

WIDER CLASSROOM

In the words of the founder of the Round Square Organisation, Kurt Hahn:

“I regard it as the foremost task of education to ensure the survival of these qualities: an enterprising curiosity, an undefeatable spirit, tenacity in pursuit, readiness for sensible self-denial, and above all, compassion.”

The ideas of Kurt Hahn underpin the Wider Classroom philosophy at Bridge House, where we believe in offering activities outside of the classroom walls for our students to develop skills that will enable them to learn for life. 

Outdoor experiences such as camps, extracurricular activities and educational outings, where self-directed learning beyond the classroom takes place, are organised. The Wider classroom provides opportunities for learning about leadership, service and entrepreneurship.

STUDENT LEADERSHIP

STUDENT'S REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL

Democracy and Leadership are two of the Round Square pillars, or guidelines on which the Bridge House Leadership Structure is based. A decision was made when Bridge House School was founded to develop an inclusive type of student leadership with the accent on ‘servant leader’.

Every term, the students elect representatives from each class to stand on the SRC (Students’ Representative Council).  The SRC is coordinated and led by the executive of the Students’ Leadership Council which is elected annually by the pupils. Besides this, there are other opportunities for leadership on the sports, cultural or service fronts. Our SRC is one of the only true democratically elected school leadership bodies in the country.

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STUDENT LEADERSHIP

STUDENT'S REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL

Democracy and Leadership are two of the Round Square pillars, or guidelines on which the Bridge House Leadership Structure is based. A decision was made when Bridge House School was founded to develop an inclusive type of student leadership with the accent on ‘servant leader’.

Every term, the students elect representatives from each class to stand on the SRC (Students’ Representative Council).  The SRC is coordinated and led by the executive of the Students’ Leadership Council which is elected annually by the pupils. Besides this, there are other opportunities for leadership on the sports, cultural or service fronts. Our SRC is one of the only true democratically elected school leadership bodies in the country.

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OTHER INFORMATION

TUCKSHOP & DINING
UNIFORM

We offer a sit-down lunch provided daily for both day and boarding students. The lunch is made on campus by Origin Food Services and served in our two dining rooms. Together with Origin, we promote healthy eating. No externally processed foods are used, everything is created on-site, with the main goal of enhancing the students physical and mental wellbeing.

View the order form, menu and other relevant files below. Origin reserves the right to change the menus if necessary, depending on what fresh produce is available. Please note that the menus have been checked and approved by a registered dietician.

MENUS AND DINING OPTIONS

The school uniform is simple and comfortable and suited to the high temperatures that we get in the Boland. All uniform items, except for the shoes, can be obtained from the School’s Uniform Shop on the campus. Second-hand items are available. Trading hours for the shop are published on the D6 communicator.
You can book an appointment at the uniform shop on
https://ushop.bookem.co.za
To view the entire uniform selection in the uniform shop please download the Karri app where orders can also be placed online.
The shop offers onsite credit card facilities for payment. Purchases may not be added to the school accounts and payments can be made in cash or by credit card.

UNIFORM POLICY

COLLEGE EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT

At Bridge House, we focus on the holistic development of the child into a well-rounded and complete adult. In support of this ideal, the College Educational Support Unit (ESU) offers all pupils access to academic, social, emotional, and behavioural support.