Welcome to Umhlali Preparatory School
Where education is an inspiring journey and every child’s potential is recognised, nurtured, and celebrated.
Umhlali Preparatory is more than a school; it embodies a vibrant community spirit and shared history. With a legacy spanning over a century since its founding in 1918, our school stands as an indispensable part of the North Coast community, where numerous families have woven their stories together over the years.
We celebrate diversity and promote a school culture where every pupil feels valued and supported.
With a family of highly qualified, motivated, and dedicated teachers and support staff, we provide a holistic education where teaching and learning are fun and progressive within a structured and beautiful environment.
We foster a culture of good manners, kindness and gratitude and are proud of our polite pupils and the support and involvement of our parents. These qualities make our school stand out as a school of excellence.
I invite you to browse through our website or watch our school video to find out more about what makes our school so special.
Miss Sandra Wiggill
In the Foundation Phase, there are four Grade R classes, six classes each in Grades 1 and 2, and five classes in Grade 3. Each class has a registration teacher, supported by specialist teachers in various subjects.
From Grades 4-7, we have five classes in each grade. The Intermediate and Senior Phases operate on a six-day timetable to allow us to include other relevant subjects, allowing pupils to engage in role-play, discussions and group work.