A revolving timetable allows children access to tuition in a variety of musical instruments and singing during school hours. In Grade 3, all the pupils are given a chance to learn an instrument for a few weeks, after which they may enrol for formal lessons.
A large number of our pupils take part in the local music and speech eisteddfods. Productions are staged annually in various phases of the school with the emphasis on mass participation.
Musical Evenings are held on a termly basis. The school has a both Senior and Junior Choir which perform regularly.
Pupils in Grade 6 and 7 are given the option of participating in a co-curricular programme which includes activities such as: drama, debating and public speaking. Emphasis is also placed upon current affairs and general knowledge and competitions are held annually. The school participates in various inter-schools competitions in debating, general knowledge and public speaking.
An annual club's week allows pupils to participate in a range of activities to enrich their learning experience. They can choose from a number of options that vary from activities such as mountain biking, cooking, surfing, skateboarding, fly-fishing, craft, puppets, scrapbooking and ceramics.
The Stellenbosch and Helderberg Eisteddfods give poised and confident children the opportunity to showcase their talents in individual poetry, prose, prepared and unprepared reading, as well as music.
Characterisation work is sometimes presented and occasionally, strong classes may enter a "themed" concert piece or prepare choral verse. Individual music students, ensembles and both the Preparatory's Choirs also form part of the Eisteddfods' regular entries.
The Instrumental Programme for Grade 3s exposes pupils to a range of musical instruments. Each child is given lessons on the violin, cello, clarinet, trumpet and djembe drum, and then takes the instruments home to practice further.
In this way pupils are able to see where their interests and talent lie, and are in a position to enrol for formal lessons if they wish to do so.
From time to time, small productions are staged in one of the Preparatory's many venues. In addition, Pre-primary plays are alternated with Foundation and Intermediate Phase productions and can sometimes bring the entire school onto the stage.