The layout of each classroom contributes to this dynamic, vibrant atmosphere. Rooms are large and spacious, making for a comfortable and conducive space, with modern built-in storage facilities and fittings chosen specifically to reduce distractions and invite focus. The most noteworthy feature of each class is the veranda, which transforms these from cellular rooms by opening them to the external environment. Each veranda is screened off, so that neighbouring classrooms remain closed to each other.
Like the classrooms, The Hive boasts its own veranda. Inside, students will find a quiet space where readers are welcomed: we've even installed wall pods where children can take refuge with their favourite books.
South Africa's dearth of scientists is long lamented and has resulted in schools striving to increase participation in STREAM subjects (Science, Technology, Robotics, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics). We have answered the challenge by establishing The Hive as our research and technology centre, from which an enhanced curriculum is delivered in the classrooms. We are proud to have achieved Microsoft Showcase status in record time and our Robotics teams have already made their mark in the competitive environment. Our Science Laboratory is fully equipped, with university standard microscopes and an opportunity for students to experiment in a totally practical environment. On the other side of the spectrum, we believe that the arts will always speak to the soul of a society; hence the inclusion of dedicated art and music rooms as part of our offering.
Concerts and other functions are held in the Plumari Hall, which features sophisticated sound and lighting systems and a well-equipped backstage area. The Early Years Centre has its own hall and kitchen, allowing it to function as a completely separate entity.
Because a full stomach is as critical to learning as an engaged brain, we offer fresh, hot meals in the Canteen. Snacks will also be available at Tuck Inn, our tuck shop.
Steyn City School is served by an administrative block, which includes offices, a meeting room, the Uniform Shop, sick bays, and a Staff Common Room.
The building of our College is well underway and we shall take occupation in 2020. Here Science and Technology laboratories, IT specialist laboratories, a Media Centre, a Drama Centre along with a fully equipped, intimate theatre and a Music Centre alongside it, and classrooms designed for the future of education will be on offer.