Our Proud School
“All our efforts are aimed at enabling children to reach their full potential within a mainstream curriculum. We do this by creating an assisted learning environment that is conducive to building confidence and self-esteem.”
Dr Herbie Staples
Newton House School Headmaster
Newton House is an independent, Christian Preparatory and College that specialises in helping children of an average to high intellect who are underperforming or have barriers to learning.
We are a school for children who are experiencing learning difficulties and who need help coping at school.
These challenges are due to genetic factors or specific emotional and/or learning challenges and have been identified and tested by educators and/or professionals such as Educational Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, and/or Paediatricians and other Medical Practitioners.
There are some needs that we are unable to cater for, such as severe autism, blindness and deafness. More about this can be found under our admissions information.
Approach to Education
We are a four term school that works according to the prescribed content and assessment standards of the National CAPS Curriculum.
Preparation for the matriculation examination by following the curriculum of the National Department of Education. In Grade 12, the students sit for the National Senior Certificate Examination.
We believe in awards and use them to recognise significant achievement and motivate our pupils. Children who excel will be eligible for Colours, Half-Colours, Merit Badges as well as Certificates of Merit. We award children in academics, sports and emotional intelligence.
Educational Class Visits
Exposing pupils to activities and venue outings contribute to the wider education of each child and is important to our curriculum.
Working with on-site ancillary Health Professionals assists with educational progress. This collaboration between the School and Health Professionals ensures that the right approach for your child is implemented.
Our students are guided by the motto, ‘We Rise By Lifting Others’. Our students and their families donate to various charities that the school supports.
- CLAW Animal Shelter
- Equine Therapy Association
- Guide Dogs Association
- Build the Future Initiative – Kyasands
- Tsholofelo Children’s Home
Frequently Asked Questions
You might have many questions you’d like to ask. We’ve put together a comprehensive list of FAQs ranging from our Christian ethos; school fees; and tax deductions through to learning the difference between assisted learning, remedial education, bridging classes and homeschooling. Visit this page to see if we have answered your questions. Alternatively, feel free to contact us. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your child and their individual needs.