We support all standard operating procedures for schools regarding COVID-19, while we are also conscious of minimising any negative side-effects of the pandemic on the teacher-child relationship.

We have developed a school system that integrates personal integrity and a commitment to social harmony with in-depth mastery of skills and knowledge.

Our holistic system of experiential learning is grounded in the ideals of Marshall Rosenberg’s Non-Violent Communication and incorporates other cutting-edge educational innovations from around the world. These include “Philosophy with Children”; Integrated Studies; Waldorf teaching rhythms; a gradual, multi-year introduction to the testing system; art in the curriculum; and the ideals of trauma sensitive schooling. We are also an ever-renewing system, regularly adapting our practices according to the educational needs of the moment.


Kairos education is a synthesis of systemic flexibility, open-hearted honesty and an ethos of listening to deeper feelings, needs and ideas in each other. The result is that our graduates enter high school with in-depth academic ability, advanced emotional awareness and the skills to positively impact the world.

Neuroscience informs the choices we have made in the design of our school system and school practices — , more specifically: how fear-based school practices discourage or even suppress the ability to learn. We operate from a “whole brain perspective”, exploring strategies to bring the different parts of our brain and nervous system into cooperation with each other, so that we remain centered and in balance. The result is a world-class, home-grown social / emotional curriculum to complement an excellent academic learning culture.


We also consciously celebrate difference and diversity, and aspire to be conscious of systemic prejudices in our society. In this light, we are an activist-minded community against racism, sexism, sexcual orientation discrimination, xenophobia and other forms of prejudice. While we are a non-denominational school, we are also not secular: we value reverence, respect and etiquette, and encourage curiosity and awareness of each other’s religious and cultural traditions. For example, our annual calendar includes our Diwali-Halloween lantern festival, Eid-al-Fitr Food Festival and our colourful Purim-Holi celebration. We do not proselytise any one belief but encourage multicultural curiosity.

Our children flourish at school and acquire the social skills and self-awareness to flourish anywhere.

“Not a day goes by that I am not thankful that there are such alternatives available to us, and that my son is as happy as he is there.”

— Kairos Parent

“You and your staff can be extremely proud of producing a young man of his calibre and I am sure that Daniel will enjoy and an outstanding career at St John’s and bring credit to himself, his family, and both our schools.”

—Paul Edey (Former Head, St Johns College)

“This morning I once again felt validated in the choice we made for my daughter’s school.”

— Kairos Parent

“I’ve not seen the personal care received here anywhere else.”

— Kairos Parent

“Highly skilled teachers.”

— Kairos Parent

“…More children, from all cultures and socio-economic circumstances, need access to a school like this.”

— Kairos Parent

“My child is so happy… I feel like I have my little girl back!”

— Kairos Parent

“Certainly the most innovative and nurturing primary school in Joburg!”

— Kairos Parent

“This morning I once again felt validated in the choice we made for my daughter’s school.”

— Kairos Parent
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How may we help you?

COME VISIT US AT OUR HQ.

10 Sabie Rd

Emmarentia

Randburg

2195

info@kairosschool.co.za

011 646 6221