Facilities

Student Environment

Welcome to Steyn City School. An environment where your children learn to question, to probe, to analyse, to explore, and to understand that the best way to keep their footing in shifting sands is by constantly moving forward. An environment where their first glimpse of tomorrow makes them hungry to do and achieve more.

An arena for
greatness


We take pride in presenting what we believe to be one of Johannesburg's most beautiful campuses. With sweeping views and well-appointed classrooms, our very setting has been designed to excite and inspire.


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.

Facilities

Sport and Recreation

Our view is that sport is far more than merely an after-school activity. The sports field is where many children learn about fair competition, self-management, self-discipline, and collaborating with others as a team, all the while honing fine and gross motor skills and developing physical strength. In addition, students are introduced to a variety of lifestyle sports that will remain with them once they enter the world of work. They take full advantage of the facilities in the Steyn City Parkland and this includes trail-running, mountain-biking, golf, and equestrian pursuits. Performance in the classroom is directly linked to performance on the sports field, as children with strong core muscles are less likely to experience fatigue and can therefore concentrate for longer periods.

Steyn City School stretches your child's sporting abilities with a magnificent Oval that sites three cricket pitches, cricket nets, and space for a number of soccer fields. Three multi-courts serve our tennis and netball players and spectators are accommodated in two covered and one open-air grandstands, as well as a pavilion and change rooms.


We are especially proud of our Aquatic Centre, featuring an indoor and heated state-of-the-art Learn-to-Swim pool, as well as an indoor 25m heated pool, which will serve as a short course pool for water polo practices and matches and swimming training and galas.

With the completion of the College at the end of 2019 will come a hockey AstroTurf, additional courts, and two more fields.

Steyn City School also has access to the fields within the Steyn City Parkland, so we shan’t be short of space!

Our sporting programme is expansive and varied and is overseen by AJ Rudman, our Director of Sport.

Get moving

If you've ever marveled at your child's energy, consider that movement is critical to her or his development. Here's why:

  • When children move, the blood carrying nutrients and oxygen to the brain increases.
  • Thoughts may seem entirely cerebral but are actually rooted in movement - that's why we move our hands when we speak. This means that you can't learn properly if you don't keep moving.
  • Movement helps to refine both fine and gross motor skills.

Facilities

Steyn City

There's no doubt that Steyn City's infrastructure and facilities have contributed to its status as one of the most sought after addresses in the country. After all, when Giuseppe Plumari envisaged the parkland, it was as a place that would provide everything a family could possibly desire to live a fulfilled life.

As such, security was one of his first considerations. Giuseppe Plumari maintains that living with absolute peace of mind is the greatest freedom, which is why millions have been invested in a security system that includes electrified perimeter fencing, CCTV surveillance, and technology to detect perimeter intrusions. All of this is managed from a high spec security nerve centre. Added to this, stringent access control measures, including biometric and number plate recognition systems, have been introduced at all entry points.


Steyn City's list of amenities addresses all aspects of life and leisure. For the gourmet, there's XIX Restaurant, managed by The Saxon. For those on the run, the Deli provides convenient, healthy meals.

Fitness fanatics are able to exercise outdoors at specially designated nodes, or jog or cycle along 15km of track meandering through the estate's green belts. There are also a number of horse trails, while an equestrian centre provides facilities of an Olympic standard. Golfers may relax with a drink at the award-wining clubhouse after a round on the Jack Nicklaus-designed course. Tennis courts and swimming pools are other options for the active. Children, meanwhile, are also coaxed outdoors with well-equipped play nodes and a skate park. Staying true to Giuseppe Plumari's vision of a mixed-use development, a corporate campus is also planned.

Significant thought has been given to the needs of parents of children attending Steyn City Preparatory and College. A retail node will be developed alongside the school, so that busy moms and dads can shop for groceries or pick up a forgotten essential before they finish the school run. Within this development, you'll also find a medical wing, housing doctors, dentists, and other key services. Added to this, a family restaurant makes an ideal venue for grabbing a meal with the kids or celebrating a special occasion while on campus.

We're fortunate to be located alongside one of South Africa's best-equipped lifestyle resorts. This means that our students have access to a uniquely broad array of sporting facilities outside the school grounds, including the 18-hole, Jack Nicklaus-designed championship golf course, an Olympic class equestrian centre, kilometres of running and walking trails, and cycling tracks.

Although it has been just three years since Steyn City was launched to the public, the lifestyle resort has already claimed its place amongst the top two lifestyle estates in South Africa.