Philosophy

Growing Minds is an independent school registered with the Western Cape Education Department.  We are a progressive, school situated in Gardens, providing a caring, fun, nurturing and learner orientated environment that recognizes every child’s strengths and learning skills and in doing so guides children to grow and develop at their own pace.

Our philosophy is respect, laugh and learn with the aim of guiding our learners to show respect for themselves, their peers, and the wider community. We encourage our learners to show compassion, understanding and acceptance of differences and individuality. We also encourage respect for our environment and the world around us by teaching sustainable living and environmentally friendly practices.

We need our learners to laugh. Learning should be fun so we encourage our children to enjoy and embrace each day at school, taking what they’ve learnt and applying it to their day to day lives as we believe learning is not just what happens during school hours but continues in understanding how what we learn at school can be applied to the world around us. We encourage inquiring minds, critical thinking and deeper understanding and awareness both at school and at home.