While at Waterberg Academy you get the ‘Home away from home’ feeling, the Senior Preparatory phase embraces that phrase and makes it even better.We have a young, vibrant, caring, and experienced team of teachers, who work well together, each bringing their own unique flair to their classrooms and their subjects.

Our Academic programme is of a very high standard and we boast variety, creativity, and enthusiasm when teaching.  The learners are always engaged and busy with something to enhance their learning, whether in the classroom or out.

We go on a yearly camp as well as having Outdoor classrooms throughout the year.  We believe that we have great opportunities in our area and we make use of these to benefit both the teacher and learner.

Our phase has ONE main fundraiser PER TERM, each varied in skill and excitement levels.  Examples of such fundraisers are the Maths Olympiad, Chariots of Fire, Big Walk: The muddy editionPolar bear swim, to name a few.

The teachers and students have formed great relationships while being in the phase due to the closeness and family feel of the school.

All learners in this phase blend well with each other, no matter the grade or age.  Break times are always filled with laughter and fun.

We are a small school in the Bushveld and the Senior Preparatory phase has a big heart living for new adventures. 


Our cultural programme is well-structured, and all the learners embrace it with eagerness.

The Waterberg Eisteddfod is a great favourite in the community and among the learners, as they are able to bring their creative talents into the light.  These talents are recognised in different avenues such as Photography, art, public speaking, dance and singing – either individually or in groups.

We are in the process of building up a Choir that will be the musical heart of the phase.

Our cultural programme has grown throughout the years and we are lucky that the learners in our phase always participate with enthusiasm and effort.


We have formed good relationships with schools of similar numbers and dynamics and have created a competitive spirit amongst schools and learners.

The different sporting codes that are played in the phase are as follows:

Term 1 – Athletics

Term 2 – Netball and Soccer

Term 3 – Hockey, cricket, and cross country

Term 4 – Swimming

Individual sports are also encouraged and run throughout the term. These sports include Mountain Biking (Xco series), Archery and Horse Riding.

Our learners have been known to succeed in their individual sporting codes and several Provincial Colours have been awarded.