Education is more than just the receiving or giving of instruction. It should develop the whole (mind, body and spirit), essentially preparing students for the next step in their lives, while developing character and independent thinking.

OUR CORE BELIEFS

A just society requires ethical behaviour

A sense of belonging and self-worth are essential to learning

Human diversity enriches individuals and society

A democratic society requires educated, informed citizens

An enriched education expands options throughout life

Continued growth requires courage to take risks and to seek challenges

Education is a shared responsibility involving students, teachers, families and community

Each individual has an on-going responsibility to the community

HISTORY

Summit was established as part of the NEST (new era schools trust) by two progressive champions of equal education, Messrs. Deane Yates and Steyn Krige. Their vision (in the 1980’s) was to establish an inclusive school network that would offer all, regardless of race, culture, faith or economic background, a quality education.

Their vision was to use the NEST schools to not only transform education, but society itself, and we believe that Summit made a small but noticeable mark, not only on education over the years, but also on society more broadly.

Summit has always placed great emphasis on the individual and developing people to be their best.

Summit’s by line ‘Learning today… Leading tomorrow’ is not an arrogant statement that we will prepare students for official leadership roles, but rather a reflection of our ethos, that every member of society is a leader in some shape or form.

We passionately believe that leaders are nurtured and not simply born to lead. We believe that individuals only reach true potential (as leaders or members of society) by hard and consistent work, study and experience.

We also believe that leaders must know themselves, have a well communicated vision, build trust among others, and take effective action to make their own leadership potential a reality.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT

To sustainably deliver an overall educational experience that effectively prepares students for citizenship and allows students to realise their full potential.

Our Staff

Will benefit as we will create a healthy and happy working environment that encourages personal development and growth.

Our Society

Will benefit from us delivering students who are not only academically sound but ready to take their place as effective citizens.

Our Broader Community

Will benefit as we look to touch the lives of those less fortunate than ourselves.

Effective Education a Three-way Partnership

We firmly believe that education is a three way partnership requiring the commitment of the teacher, the student and the parent/ guardian.

Our Students

Will benefit from a balanced, well rounded education that prepares them for life and allows them to follow their chosen path, by not only developing students academically but emotionally.

Our Parents

Will benefit as we will operate our campus as financially responsibly and cost effectively as possible and produce students ready for life.

OUR STORY

Education is more than just the receiving or giving of instruction. It should develop the whole (mind, body and spirit), essentially preparing students for the next step in their lives, while developing character and independent thinking. Summit College is a nurturing place where we aim to get the best out of each person. The learners of today are the leaders of tomorrow.

Where it Began

Summit was established as part of the NEST (New Era Schools Trust) by two progressive champions of equal education, Messrs. Deane Yates and Steyn Krige. Their vision (in the 1980’s) was to establish an inclusive school network that would offer all, regardless of race, culture, faith or economic background, a quality education. Their vision was to use the NEST schools not to transform education only, but society itself.

Summit College places great emphasis on the individual. In the early years (i.e. foundation phase), pupils require a very nurturing approach, but this changes in later years to be more focused on achieving the individual goals of the pupils.

The IEB Curriculum

The focus at the Prep school is on providing a solid academic foundation for later learning. While the focus is the development of core skills, critically important is the emotional (confidence) development of the pupil.

Pupils are actively encouraged to participate in a wide variety of sport and cultural activities, but our focus will always be on academics.

Learning today… Leading tomorrow – is our by-line, implying that Summit will produce leaders. Leaders are not born – they are made by consistent work, study and experience. They must know themselves, have a well communicated vision, build trust among others, and take effective action to make their own leadership potential a reality.

MANAGEMENT

Ownership and management of Summit College moved on 1st January 2016 to ADvTECH.

Please click here to read the press release relating to the acquisition of Summit College