Big enough to make a difference; small enough to care. We are a private, independent, Anglican co-ed day and boarding school situated in Bedfordview, Gauteng, catering for children from Creche to Matric.
Bishop Bavin School aims to provide a learning environment which is stimulating, caring, vibrant and encouraging of enthusiasm, creativity and enjoyment for learning.
Our campus is located on the grounds of the former St George’s Home for Boys in Bedfordview. The Herbert Baker architecture and beautiful tranquil gardens provide a secluded haven for our intimate co-educational school.
Notable Campus features include:
* A Chapel
* 3 IT Centres with campus wide wifi;
* 3 state-of-the-art Science and Life Sciences laboratories;
* 2 Media Centres;
* Dedicated cluster systems for each school where most classrooms have smartboard technology;
* 3 Art and technology centres;
* Drama room and performance centre;
* Dance studio;
* An indigenous teaching garden complete with water sources;
* Open spaces to encourage an out-of-city experience;
* Junior and senior co-educational Boarding Houses
* Fully equipped kitchen and comfortable dining area.
Our sporting facilities include:
* Rugby and football fields;
* Cricket field;
* 3 cricket nets;
* 4 multi-purpose courts (tennis and netball);
* 2 Basketball courts;
* A cross-country course winding through the school grounds;
* A 25m heated pool varying in depth;
Our boarding houses provide a safe and nurturing environment for our children. We have 4 dedicated houses for our junior and senior boys and girls. Each house is further divided into clusters so that children of similar ages are grouped together. Our in-house staff are willing and able to support your children through any challenges and with the support of our out-house duty staff we endeavour to ensure that your children truly have a home away from home with caring and loving parental figures.
Why do we choose to be co-educational?
* In an ever-changing world, children need to be exposed to the everyday living and working environment. It is not often that boys will work with only boys and girls with only girls;
* Society also demands that gender stereotypical roles are now often reversed – girls will be in charge of boys;
* Co-ed schools offer a variety of diverse curriculum activities which tend to eliminate traditional stereotyping of boys and girls into traditional categories;
* Boys and girls in a co-ed environment tend to view each other as equals and they develop a mutual respect for one another while learning to interact on a meaningful level;
* A more extensive range of after school activities can be offered as they can either participate together or separately;
* The girls and boys in one environment tend to create an equilibrium and there tends to be less adversity than in single-sex schools.
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