Message from the Headmistress

Welcome to the Micklefield School website.

Throughout its history, Micklefield has been known for its personal care and nurturing environment, its emphasis on instilling a values system and, of course, the excellent all-round academic, sporting and cultural education that our girls are privileged to receive.

Our mission statement is as follows: “Micklefield offers a broad but individualised and independent junior school educational experience. Its small and caring family environment encourages girls to grow to their full potential and to become valuable members of society.”

The education is indeed broad. Because we are small, all our girls are encouraged by our excellent, passionate staff members to participate in all facets of school life – academics, sport and cultural activities as well as creative leadership and enterprises in social responsibility.

Being both small and independent, we have wonderful opportunities to teach beyond the curriculum and to provide a variety of exciting and interactive activities that contribute to the development of the girls’ knowledge, skills and attitudes.

Whilst our ethos is embedded in our mission, it is important that our education methods remain relevant to the future needs of society. To this end, we include the teaching of thinking skills as part of our curriculum. This includes training our girls not only to access information responsibly, but to evaluate it critically. We are living in a digital age, and hence technology is integrated into our curriculum and our girls are fully equipped to use technology in a responsible way to aid their learning.

We also include training in leadership skills, social skills and conflict resolution skills.

We believe that each child is unique and that each child, whatever her skills and talents might be, must be enabled to reach her full potential. We would like the Micklefield experience to inspire our girls to become independent, resilient, creative, motivated and empathetic women, in order to ensure that they are able to contribute positively to society.

Jeannette Welgemoed


Micklefield School

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021 685 6494
Micklefield School
81 Sandown Road
Cape Town
Western Cape
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