“The Lord is our shepherd”
St John’s Preparatory School was founded in 1956 by Peter and Barbara Hickman at their Borrowdale property. It began as a small family school with 13 pupils. It was their desire to establish a school for boys which offered a sound system of education in an atmosphere conducive to the growth and development of each personality. The school soon grew into a viable private school with 120 boys with a class in each grade from 1 to 7. The Preparatory School admits boys from the age of 5 to 12 for Infants, Junior and Senior Primary schooling.
By the late seventies, as St John’s became recognised as a reputable Preparatory School, it became necessary to change the governing structure of the school, which resulted in the formation of a Trust with a Board of Governors. Pressure on places was such, that in the early eighties the school doubled in numbers, and then trebled with three classes in each year group and a total of 525 boys. It continues to be a leading boys’ preparatory school in Zimbabwe.
How the Prep is run
Development of individual strengths and talents
Sport at the Prep
SPORT AT THE PREP "If you aren’t going all the way, why go at all?" Joe Namath In [...]
Music & Culture at the Prep
CLUBS AND SOCIETIES "Where words fail, music speaks" Hans Christian Andersen The extra-curricular programme [...]
Academics at the Prep
ACADEMICS AT THE PREP "Our virtues and our failings are inseparable, like force and matter." Nikola Tesla Pupils in Form 1...
The Parent Liaison Committee (‘PLC’)
These elected bodies represent the parent body of each respective school and provide the opportunity for continual liaison between the Headmaster and parents and to grow community spirit within the school. More specifically the PLC’s mandate is:-
The PLC runs bar and catering facilities at school events, co-ordinates form functions, sporting functions where necessary and endeavours to raise funds which can be used for various items specifically requested by the School.
The PLC welcomes your feed back and any suggestions you may have.
Recent Prep News
Prep | Sports Results 4th March 2020
Cricket Our XI cricket team took in the annual ISSA Cricket Festival held over the weekend. This year Whitestone, from Bulawayo hosted the Festival. They [...]
Prep | Sports Results 18 February 2020
Cricket Due to some rainy weather we had some cricket fixtures that had to be cancelled this past week. Fortunately, we did manage to play [...]
Prep | Sports Results 11 February 2020
Cricket Our 1st Team and Colts A travelled to Bulawayo this past weekend. 1st Team vs Whitestone 1st Team St John’s 125 for 8 [...]