About Us

History of Riverview Preparatory School

Riverview Preparatory School opened its doors in January 1997, in response to a need for a Christian English medium school in the Onderberg area.Click here to read more about the history of the school.

Our Mission

We strive for educational excellence guided by Christian principles, while developing pupils who are universally competitive, guardians of their environment, heritage, social well-being and who contribute to the welfare of the community.

Code of Conduct

  • The mission statement places emphasis on discipline, self-respect and manners.
  • The school’s motto is “Integrity”.
  • The school’s discipline procedures run parallel with these objectives.
  • The whole purpose of discipline in Riverview Preparatory School is to train the children to become well-mannered, respectful and self-disciplined, understand their own moral code, and practise it.
  • There should be no fear in discipline. It comes about through constant reminder, practise, understanding and good, sound leadership.
  • All discipline / disciplinary procedures should have sound reasoning behind them. Children will understand WHY they are being disciplined, and what the discipline means to achieve.
Discipline and firm behavioural boundaries are essential in creating a secure environment. Any disciplinary ethic employed in this school is, objectively, to attain this sense of security.

Governing Body

Riverview Preparatory School is a non-profit organisation and is run by the board of governors consisting of 10 members. The board is elected by the parent body at the annual general meeting which is held in the fourth term. The chairman of the board is Dane Ralfe.

The Board of Governors is constituted with the objective, inter alia, to acquire and administer in trust on behalf of Riverview Preparatory School, the collective equity and interest of all children, parents and Board members.

Board of Governors

Chairperson
Vice-chairperson
Board Member
Finance
Headmaster
Health and Safety
Staff Representative
Bursar
PA Representative
Dane Ralfe
André de Zwart
Colin Rhodes
John Spear
Gareth Dry
Johanna Horn
Annelise Pretorius
Birgit Damm
Bridgette Vermeulen

Parents' Association

The Parents' Association committee consists of a group of representative parents from each class in the school and is instrumental in the communication between the school and the parents. The PA’s main objectives are to organise fund raisers, social events and act as a medium where general problems can be discussed. The Chairman of the Parents’ Association is appointed as a board member for the time of his/her chairmanship.

Please see a list of class representatives for 2017.

Class Representative
Playgroup
Grade 00
Grade 0
Grade 1
Grade 2
Grade 3
Grade 4
Grade 5
Grade 6
Grade 7
PA Chairperson
Name
Tanya Fourie
Tammy Hume
Nicola Mohle
Kim Springorum
Nicola Mohle / Wendy Dry
Bronwyn Kotze / Marica van der Nest
Sue de Zwart / Angelique Sassenberg/ Jeannine da Silva
Rae Ralfe / Louise Muggeridge
Sandri Dehrmann / Sheinaz Raidan
Bridgette Vermeulen
Bridgette Vermeulen

School Song

The mighty river flowing
the mountains standing tall
The trees in summer splendour,
the lonely eagle’s call

The silent voice of God
in the wind, the earth, the sky
Teach me to believe
that I can lift my wings and fly

CHORUS
To be true as the river
on it’s journey to the sea
As faithful as the mountains
through all eternity
To stand tall as the fig tree
beneath the azure sun
To hold on to my integrity
and to know the power of One


To be honest as the sunrise
as pure as the clouds above
To fill my world with laughter,
my integrity, my love

To soar like an eagle
and to be the best I can
To have the freedom of the wind
and believe in who I am.

CHORUS

(Written and composed by Coco van Aardt, March 1997)

Riverview as an Eco-School

Riverview Preparatory School upholds a strong environmental stance and is a green flag school. The green flag is an internationally recognised symbol of environment excellence.

The staff, pupils and community of Riverview Preparatory School endeavour to:
  • Encourage a love for God’s creation and a responsibility towards caring for the earth.
  • Create an awareness of our immediate environment, in our school grounds and surroundings and the improvement thereof.
  • Consider the needs of others (people and animals) in our community.
  • Manage our resources efficiently and to recycle our waste.
  • Educate others about the 4R’s: Refuse, Recycle, Reuse and Reduce.

We base our code on Genesis 1 v 28:

"God blessed them and said to them, 'Be fruitful and increase in numbers, fill the earth and subdue in it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground'".

On Saturday 09 April 2016, Riverview Preparatory School was presented with the Eco-Schools Green Flag Award, initiated by WESSA (The Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa) for working towards a healthy environment and whole-school development.

Many environmental projects take place throughout the year involving learners of all ages. National and International days are celebrated and help to raise awareness of environmental issues such as the endangered rhino and the importance of conserving water. Sustainability of resources is encouraged and environmental learning takes place in the classroom in association with the CAPS Curriculum.

History of Riverview Preparatory School

Riverview Preparatory School opened its doors in January 1997, in response to a need for a Christian English medium school in the Onderberg area.Click here to read more about the history of the school.

Our Mission

We strive for educational excellence guided by Christian principles, while developing pupils who are universally competitive, guardians of their environment, heritage, social well-being and who contribute to the welfare of the community.

Code of Conduct

  • The mission statement places emphasis on discipline, self-respect and manners.
  • The school’s motto is “Integrity”.
  • The school’s discipline procedures run parallel with these objectives.
  • The whole purpose of discipline in Riverview Preparatory School is to train the children to become well-mannered, respectful and self-disciplined, understand their own moral code, and practise it.
  • There should be no fear in discipline. It comes about through constant reminder, practise, understanding and good, sound leadership.
  • All discipline / disciplinary procedures should have sound reasoning behind them. Children will understand WHY they are being disciplined, and what the discipline means to achieve.
Discipline and firm behavioural boundaries are essential in creating a secure environment. Any disciplinary ethic employed in this school is, objectively, to attain this sense of security.

Governing Body

Riverview Preparatory School is a non-profit organisation and is run by the board of governors consisting of 10 members. The board is elected by the parent body at the annual general meeting which is held in the fourth term. The chairman of the board is Dane Ralfe.

The Board of Governors is constituted with the objective, inter alia, to acquire and administer in trust on behalf of Riverview Preparatory School, the collective equity and interest of all children, parents and Board members.

Board of Governors

Chairperson : Dane Ralfe
Vice-chairperson : André de Zwart
Board Member : Colin Rhodes
Finance : John Spear
Headmaster : Gareth Dry
Health and Safety : Johanna Horn
Staff Representative : Annelise Pretorius
Bursar : Birgit Damm
PA Representative : Bridgette Vermeulen

Parents' Association

The Parents' Association committee consists of a group of representative parents from each class in the school and is instrumental in the communication between the school and the parents. The PA’s main objectives are to organise fund raisers, social events and act as a medium where general problems can be discussed. The Chairman of the Parents’ Association is appointed as a board member for the time of his/her chairmanship.

Click here see a list of class representatives for 2016.

School Song

The mighty river flowing
the mountains standing tall
The trees in summer splendour,
the lonely eagle’s call

The silent voice of God
in the wind, the earth, the sky
Teach me to believe
that I can lift my wings and fly

CHORUS
To be true as the river
on it’s journey to the sea
As faithful as the mountains
through all eternity
To stand tall as the fig tree
beneath the azure sun
To hold on to my integrity
and to know the power of One


To be honest as the sunrise
as pure as the clouds above
To fill my world with laughter,
my integrity, my love

To soar like an eagle
and to be the best I can
To have the freedom of the wind
and believe in who I am.

CHORUS

(Written and composed by Coco van Aardt, March 1997)

Riverview as an Eco-School

Riverview Preparatory School upholds a strong environmental stance and is a green flag school. The green flag is an internationally recognised symbol of environment excellence.

The staff, pupils and community of Riverview Preparatory School endeavour to:
  • Encourage a love for God’s creation and a responsibility towards caring for the earth.
  • Create an awareness of our immediate environment, in our school grounds and surroundings and the improvement thereof.
  • Consider the needs of others (people and animals) in our community.
  • Manage our resources efficiently and to recycle our waste.
  • Educate others about the 4R’s: Refuse, Recycle, Reuse and Reduce.

We base our code on Genesis 1 v 28:

"God blessed them and said to them, 'Be fruitful and increase in numbers, fill the earth and subdue in it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground'".

On Saturday 09 April 2016, Riverview Preparatory School was presented with the Eco-Schools Green Flag Award, initiated by WESSA (The Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa) for working towards a healthy environment and whole-school development.

Many environmental projects take place throughout the year involving learners of all ages. National and International days are celebrated and help to raise awareness of environmental issues such as the endangered rhino and the importance of conserving water. Sustainability of resources is encouraged and environmental learning takes place in the classroom in association with the CAPS Curriculum.