Brackenhurst Primary School

Strive & Achieve


"The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called truth." - Dan Rather

Our function as a school is complex by nature. If it were to only impact knowledge our task would be simple. We are however mindful of the fact that we are helping to mould the most precious person in you life, and as such we take our responsibilities extremely serious.

We are blessed at Brackenhurst Primary School to have fine teachers in our midst, people who have dedicated themselves to the holistic development of these wonderful young children.

While academic excellence will always remain our top priority, it is a well known fact that the fondest memories that a child will make will not necessarily be in the classroom, but rather after school in the many and varied activities that a school has to offer. There is a special place for every child at our school in terms of these extra curricula activities. If they are not inclined to sport, then encourage them to participate in cultural activities. Furthermore they can become involved in service to our community. Whatever their gift in life is, and each child has a special gift, it is incumbent on both the educators and parents to encourage them to develop these talents. This will ensure a self confident, well rounded child.

Children today are faced with growing up in an age of enormous and often difficult choices, life is often not simple for them. We are here, together with you the parents, to guide them into making the very best choices possible and steer them on the sometimes perilous course to achieving their full potential as adults. Let us strive as a Brackenhurst family to at al times keep the golden triangle between educators, parents and child in tact, and base our actions and decisions on that which is in the child's best interest.

Anne Burger

Mission Statement