Nicola Forbes

Children spend many years at school, therefore it is essential that they enjoy the time that they spend with us during these crucial formative years. I went to a large and very good government school but the one thing that I looked forward to the most, was the day that I would leave. I was a reserved and sensitive child, so I did not enjoy the feeling of always being ‘lost in the crowd’, as well as the competitive environment of only being recognised if one was sporty or academically inclined.

Although we do have a strong focus on academic achievement (especially in the areas of mathematics, natural and physical science), we acknowledge that each child is an individual, with their own strengths and talents which we encourage and develop.

We hope to awaken a love and awareness of nature by way of our guided walks in the Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve, where children can observe for themselves aspects of natural science that they have been learning about in the classroom.

We achieve great results in our cultural pursuits at the Eisteddfod (a competitive festival of music and poetry). All children are involved in the school concert, which is an annual highlight. Sports days, galas, big walks, camps, outings and spring day celebrations are a few of the annual events that make each term fun.

We look forward to meeting you at one of our Open Days and showing you our unique ‘boutique’ school, that we believe will provide your child with the great start to their schooling, that they deserve.

At Hartford College we endeavour to produce young people who not only benefit from the knowledge, skills, morals and values that a private school education has to offer, but in addition, we hope to equip our students with a deep sense of respect and love of the natural environment.