La Lucia Primary School

About Ethos


Our core purpose

Why we exist as a school
We provide a happy, nurturing and safe environment for educating young South Africans:
• Preparing them for the next stage of their schooling;
• Helping each child discover his or her passions and potential;
• In Partnership with parents and the broader community, developing well-balanced children with the character, skills and habits of mind, for life in an ever-changing world.

Our core values

The enduring tenets on which we place highest value
• Creating a happy school environment;
• Caring, nurtuting and building self-esteem;
• Accepting, respecting and valuing each individual – celebrating uniqueness and embracing diversity;
• Instilling timeless values and principles of good character such as honesty, integrity, respect, fair play, sportsmanship, among others;
• Passion for life, learning and progress.

Our vision

he purposeful, big hairy audacious goal we are striving to achieve:
To provide a progressive, holistic (balanced) education through a passionate, dedicated and nurturing staff team who are equipped and supported to serve as consistent, positive role models for our learners.

Our vision slogan

Nurturing African hearts and Global Minds
Virginia Prep. Qualities such as loyalty, courtesy, consideration, tolerance, sportsmanship and respect contribute towards the unique tone and spirit of the school. Whilst a sense of achievement is fostered in team efforts that bring honour to the school as a whole, pupils are also encouraged to think and work independently, and to develop the initiative and skills necessary to enable them to cope with the challenges of the future.
Virginia Prep is a school which offers a wide variety of academic, cultural and sporting activities as well as clubs, hobbies and extension programmes. Our aim is to offer all our pupils a well rounded education in a warm, caring environment.
The school aims to create an atmosphere that is conducive to providing for well-balanced pupils with a strong academic base from which to launch into life. To ensure this, our children receive a structured and carefully planned academic programme from a motivated, dedicated and enthusiastic team of professional educators. Constant positive re-inforcement ensures that we build self-esteem and a healthy self-image.