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Welcome to CrawfordSchools

At CrawfordSchools™ we believe in education without fear, where good citizenship, leadership and sportsmanship are developed by placing emphasis on the needs of every child.

We would like to welcome you to the growing community of families that believe in the value of a Crawford education. Our graduates are well rounded, confident and apply the education and life skills with which they have been equipped.

Our Ethos

We treat our students with dignity and respect, encouraging individuality and promoting self-assurance, confidence and independence.

Our academic philosophy of “Think, Understand, Apply” is adopted within our nurturing environment and our small classes ensure a close interaction between the teacher and student.

The expertise, commitment, innovative ideas and methodologies of our staff encapsulate the dynamics of our education philosophy.

Our Code of Conduct, together with a demerit and warning system, ensures that our students are responsible for their actions and have a clear understanding of the consequences.

Crawfordology

At CrawfordSchools™, we implement a school policy that is caring and empathetic, and which recognises each child’s needs, dignity and rights where the link between freedom and responsibility is emphasised. In Crawford, we have mutual respect and a student focused educational philosophy but remain constantly aware of the significant impact we have on the development of our students as we prepare them to face the world that they will enter. Our system adapts to the needs of the child by finding and creating a space in which every child has acceptance and value. The simple secret to Crawford success is the teacher who has the ability to reach out and lift up every child as the teacher believes in their students and students trust in their teachers. In CrawfordSchools™, respect is earned through fairness, transparency and consistency. Academic excellence is reached through bringing together the most outstanding teachers with the most promising students to motivate each child to reach their dreams to the best of their ability. This student-centred approach provides encouragement and positive guidance, focuses on well-being and happiness, confidence and recognition, motivation and inspiration. No child will be forced to participate in any activity but will encourage and motivate students to try new activities.

As a leading schools group, with a number of successful graduates from various international universities, CrawfordSchools™ believes in the importance of measuring our students’ performance against credible international standards. Our students therefore write the Victorian Certificate of Equivalence (VCAA) examinations, where emphasis is placed on the application and development of knowledge rather than the acquisition of content. The consistently excellent results in these globally benchmarked examinations affirm the CrawfordSchools™ emphasis on the importance of problem solving and higher order thinking in the world today. Our lessons are well-prepared whilst also ensuring the comfort and needs of the child is acknowledged.  It is a promise to parents and students that the best teachers will be available to all levels as our teachers are as honoured to have the child in their classroom, as the child is honoured to be taught by that teacher. Students will be aided with study methods and learning programmes as within Crawfordology we continually ask the question: “What is in the best interest of the student?”

 

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17/02/2017
Grade 7 Induction
Our annual Induction for Grade 7 was held. Our Principal enjoyed inducting all the children by means of the lighting of a candle a...
13/02/2017
Creative Classroom at Preparatory North Coast
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25/11/2016
IMSO OLYMPIAD 2016
Congratualtions to Rai Rugbeer and Mat Whitfield who represented Team South Africa at IMSO (International Maths and Science Olympi...
11/11/2016
Crawford Preparatory La Lucia: Two Way Times Newsletter Issue 11/2016
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12/04/2016
Crawford student accepted into Harvard with full scholarship
Mfundo Radebe, 18, an Umlazi resident, was awarded an all expenses scholarship worth $69 000 per year to study political sciences....
4/04/2016
Boarding Facilities
North Coast College provides boarding facilities for grade 8 - 12 male and female students in a safe and secure 'home-from-home' e...
4/04/2016
Academic Programme
Grade 000 DAILY PROGRAMME FOR GRADE 000 We follow the ‘Integrated Day Programme’. Directed Periods’ and ‘Free Choice P...
31/03/2016
School Activities
We provide a good balance between organised class activities and group activities that are either facilitated by the group teacher...
23/02/2016
New Playground Fun
Crawford Prep Lonehill recently upgraded and remodeled the Foundation Phase playground. The children were so excited to get back t...
22/02/2016
Back to School 2016
The children, parents and staff of Crawford Pre-Primary, North Coast have greeted the new school year with great enthusiasm, amids...
16/02/2016
Academic Programme
Crawford's dedication to excellence is an overriding philosophy that permeates every aspect of our schools. We are committed to pr...
15/02/2016
Academic Programme
Crawford offers a selection of up to 20 subjects. Grade 10 students are expected to take a minimum of 7 subjects, the only criteri...
15/02/2016
Crawford Pretoria celebrates 20 years of education
Crawford Pretoria has been proudly serving the Pretoria community since 1996, when it was first established in Lukasrand. Since th...
15/02/2016
Aftercare
The programme is flexible and carefully structured to suit the needs of parents and children. Parents can choose full-time, part-t...
15/02/2016
Academic Programme
Our Grade 000 to Grade 0 curriculum is common to all Crawford schools and is regularly reviewed to ensure a steady acquisition of ...
15/02/2016
Village Lessons: Hand Eye Coordination
Essential Lessons Eye-hand coordination is the combination of eyes and hands working together. It is essential to almost anyt...
15/02/2016
Mud Mania @ the Village
The latest and greatest addition to Crawford Village Pre-Primary has finally arrived! It’s squishy and squashy and squelchy a...
5/02/2016
Adventure Club
At Crawford Aftercare we offer a secure, friendly environment where we care for your child until 17:30. Staff are there to assist ...
5/02/2016
Academic Programme
At Pre-Primary level we offer a combination of free choice time and teacher directed time. During free choice, children play in...
5/02/2016
School Activities
School Activities We need to equip our children with both a set of values and an ever increasing knowledge base, including the ...
5/02/2016
Seeing Double
"The pre-primary shared their excitement over their five sets of twins, who are nervously anticipating what the year has in store ...
5/02/2016
School Activities
We provide a good balance on a daily basis between organised class activities and group activities that are either facilitated by ...
2/02/2016
Top Independent School in Gauteng
CrawfordSchools™ is synonymous with academic excellence and at no time is this more evident than at the release of the Matric re...
8/08/2015
MATHEMATICS FROM THE EARLY YEARS AND BEYOND
In South Africa we have been bombarded with news items on how badly our children are doing in international benchmarking tests of ...
8/08/2015
Fantasy Play
Imagination is a great gift and fortunately there is no such thing as a totally unimaginative child. “Our children at Crawford P...
8/08/2015
Discovering our World through Sensory play
When engaged in sensory play children use all of their senses. It promotes sensory integration which is the ability of the body to...
8/08/2015
Choosing a University
While academic qualifications and securing future employment are usually the primary aim for most students applying to University,...
8/08/2015
Back to Basics: The Importance of Play
When it comes to brain development, time in the classroom may be less important than time on the playground! In order to appreciat...
24/02/2017
Crawford Preparatory La Lucia: FP Sports Fixtures (27 February to 4 March)
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24/02/2017
Crawford Preparatory La Lucia: ISP Sports Fixtures (27 February to 4 March)
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24/02/2017
Crawford Preparatory La Lucia: The Week Ahead (27 February to 5 March)
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21/02/2017
Valentines and Grade 3 Gala
We had a very successful week with our Swimming Gala's. We celebrated Valentines day with other schools in the area and had our an...
21/02/2017
Action Netball in full swing.
Our girls really enjoy their Action Netball games. Action Netball U11A vs. Our Lady of Fatima – 13-5 (won) U12A vs. Chelsea...
20/02/2017
Crawford Preparatory La Lucia: FP Sports Fixtures (20 to 25 February)
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20/02/2017
Crawford Preparatory La Lucia: ISP Sports Fixtures (20 to 25 February)
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20/02/2017
Crawford Preparatory La Lucia: The Week Ahead (20 to 26 February)
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10/02/2017
Crawford Preparatory La Lucia: FP Sports Fixtures (13 to 19 February)
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10/02/2017
Crawford Preparatory La Lucia: ISP Sports Fixtures (13 to 19 February)
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10/02/2017
Crawford Preparatory La Lucia: The Week Ahead (13 to 19 February)
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3/02/2017
Crawford Preparatory La Lucia: FP Sports Fixtures (6 to 11 February)
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3/02/2017
Crawford Preparatory La Lucia: ISP Sports Fixtures (6 to 11 February)
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3/02/2017
Crawford Preparatory La Lucia: The Week Ahead (6 to 11 February)
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18/11/2016
Crawford Preparatory La Lucia: FP Sports Fixtures (21 to 27 November)
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18/11/2016
Crawford Preparatory La Lucia: The Week Ahead (21 to 27 November)
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18/11/2016
U15 Action Netball
The U15 age group has been exceptionally strong in Action Netball and Netball this year. During the first term they made it throug...
18/11/2016
BMX Awards for Georgina
Georgina Grassie (Grade 9) ended her year on a high at the recent BMX Awards Ceremony. Over and above her great performance at ...
11/11/2016
Crawford Preparatory La Lucia: FP Sports Fixtures (14 to 20 November)
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11/11/2016
Crawford Preparatory La Lucia: The Week Ahead ( 14 to 20 November)
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11/11/2016
Crawford Preparatory La Lucia: Two Way Times Newsletter Issue 11/2016
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4/11/2016
Crawford Preparatory La Lucia: FP Sports Fixtures (7 to 12 November)
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4/11/2016
Crawford Preparatory La Lucia: ISP Sports Fixtures (7 to 12 November)
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4/11/2016
Crawford Preparatory La Lucia: The Week Ahead (7 to 12 November)
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28/10/2016
Crawford Preparatory La Lucia: FP Sports Fixtures (31 October to 5 November)
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28/10/2016
Crawford Preparatory La Lucia: ISP Sports Fixtures (31 October to 5 November)
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28/10/2016
Crawford Preparatory La Lucia: The Week Ahead (31 October to 6 November)
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24/10/2016
Crawford Preparatory La Lucia: FP Sports Fixtures (24 to 29 October)
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24/10/2016
Crawford Preparatory La Lucia: ISP Sports Fixtures (24 to 29 October)
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24/10/2016
Crawford Preparatory La Lucia: The Week Ahead (24 to 30 October)
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16/09/2016
Crawford Preparatory La Lucia: ISP Sports Fixtures (19 to 23 September)
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9/09/2016
Crawford Preparatory La Lucia: FP Sports Fixtures (12 to 17 September)
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9/09/2016
Crawford Preparatory La Lucia: ISP Sports Fixtures (12 to 17 September)
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2/09/2016
Crawford Preparatory La Lucia: FP Sports Fixtures (5 to 10 September)
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2/09/2016
Crawford Preparatory La Lucia: ISP Sports Fixtures (5 to 10 September)
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26/08/2016
Crawford Preparatory La Lucia: FP Sports Fixtures (29 August to 3 September)

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26/08/2016
Crawford Preparatory La Lucia: ISP Sports Fixtures (29 August to 3 September)
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19/08/2016
Crawford Preparatory La Lucia: FP Sports Fixtures (22-27 August)
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19/08/2016
Crawford Preparatory La Lucia: ISP Sports Fixtures (22-27 August)
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15/06/2016
Mini Olympics
We welcomed the Grade 0 children of Crawford North Coast Pre-Primary to the Astro where we had a fun morning of Mini-Olympics. Bru...
4/04/2016
Sports Programme
Whilst all our students are encouraged to participate in outdoor activities, extra-mural sport is not compulsory for students. How...
1/04/2016
Crawford pupil swims her heart out for charity
A Sandton Seals Swimming Club swimmer, Monique Gerber, showed her charitable side following her participation in the recent Midmar...
15/02/2016
Sports Programme
Two categories of sport are offered at Crawford, the first being the traditional competitive sports and the second, recreational a...
15/02/2016
Sports Programme
At Crawford Lonehill we offer a wide variety of sporting activities. Pupils are encouraged to participate in a minimum of one scho...
15/02/2016
Inter-House Swimming
Our Inter-House gala was held on a beautiful summer’s morning and to make it even more special, every child from Grade’s 3 –...
15/02/2016
Astro Turf opening at North Coast Campus
It is with great excitement that we have finally been given the clearance to experience the cutting of the ribbon for the much awa...
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