• Welcome to Capella House

    Pre-Primary and Primary School
  • At Capella House we believe that the quality of the relationship between teacher and child impacts learning way more than any resources, facilities or curriculum.

    We believe that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially into a high functioning adult. We teach our children to question, to think, to imagine, to see, to solve problems, to understand subtleties, to recognize ambiguity, fostering a lifelong love of learning.

    We work to develop conflict resolution and self regulation skills with the intention of creating

    • Empowered
    • Consciously aware
    • Self actualised and
    • Emotionally intelligent individuals who progress onto a variety of High Schools

    Parent Calendar 2019: Term 4

    • Mon 7 Oct
      Term 4 - Teaching / Admin
      staff return
    • Tue 8 Oct
      Term 4 - Learners return
    • Sat 26 Oct
      9h30 - 12h00
      Go-Cart races - FH Sports Field
    • Tue 29 Oct
      Gr 3 & 5 IEB English & Afrikaans IBT
    • Wed 30 Oct
      Gr 3 & 5 IEB Math IBT
    • Thurs 31 Oct
      Gr 4 & 7 IEB Reasoning IBT
    • Mon 11 Nov
      Child swap - during school day
    • Mon 11 Nov
      17h00 - 18h30
      Parent swap
    • Wed 27 - 29 Nov
      Gr 6/7 Camp
    • Fri 29 Nov
      17h00 - 19h00
      Term 4 school social
    • Wed 4 Dec
      Reports to parents
      Lost property
    • Thur 5 Dec
      8h10
      Gr 7 Farewell school ring (All)
    • Thur 5 Dec
      Gr 7 Breakfast
      (Gr 7's / staff / parents)
    • Thurs 5 Dec
      12h00
      Last day of 2019
      School closes at 12h00
    • Fri 6 Dec
      Last day for teaching staff
    • Fri 13 Dec
      Last day for support staff
    • 2020
      Term 1
    • Mon 6 Jan
      Term 1 - Support staff return
    • Mon 13 Jan
      Term 1 - Teaching / Admin staff return
    • Wed 15 Jan
      Term 1 - Learners return
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    Capella House is a progressive independent pre- and primary school situated in the beautiful 'Deep South' of Cape Town.

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    13 hours 21 minutes ago

    We ask each child that wants to join our school to come for a 3-day visit. It is, for both the child and us, to see whether we are the right fit for each other. And yes, we do warn parents for the real risk of children self-enrolling at the end of the visit:) The mother of a boy that is currently visiting us, sent the most beautiful message after day 1: 'He was so chatty and telling me all about his day on the way home, so I said it sounded like he had a good day. His response "No, it was amazing! Muuuuuuch better than his other school because at Capella they help you if you need to change your habits. They don't tell you that you can't be a part of the school if you don't change." He said the teachers are so helpful and he's learnt more in one day than he's ever learnt from me. And they are very pretty:) He loved the games they played and talked a lot about a new friend he made. He wants to go to bed now so that he doesn't have to wait so long for tomorrow.' #CapellaHouse #ProgressiveSchooling #Emotionalintelligence #FeelingSafe #FeellingGoodEnough

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    Capella House

    2 days 9 hours ago

    Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Don’t miss out on the @imhoff_waldorf_school Family Fair on Saturday 16 November 10-3pm. They have just moved to their new premises in the forest and would like to share this with families in the South Peninsula. #imhoffwaldorf #steinerschool #capetownevents #waldorf

    Capella House

    1 week 2 days ago

    Our Head of School, Malie Ntshangase, went live on air at CCFM Radio Station to talk about Capella House and the value of small schools in the South Peninsula. She was joined by EduExcellence and The Rock Academy. Take a listen and you'll feel Malie's passion for Capella House shine through strongly. Here are some gems from the discussion... " If children are emotionally cared for, academics can become much easier for them" " We focus on Emotional Intelligence, not just for our children but also within our staff. We create spaces where they can work on their own personal development, so they are available and open to anything that comes their way, supporting them in engaging with parents even at difficult times". "Our emergent curriculum means our teachers are trained to pick up on the interests that emerge from any child at any particular time and then adapt them to our national curriculum" Here's the link to the interview on Soundcloud. https://soundcloud.com/capellahouse/talksix-with-wayne-1

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    Capella House

    1 week 2 days ago

    Today it was the grade 2/3’s and grade 6/7’s turn to visit our direct neighbours, The Neighbourhood Farm. Their theme this term is food, so what better place to go to than a farm where you can see how all the different vegetables grow, where you get to harvest them yourselves and get to take them back to school to cook with. Thank you Neighbourhood Farm for a fantastic morning.

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  • “I came to Capella with reluctance. Reluctance and gratitude. That you could show up just when we needed you and open your arms to our family was a huge relief. But still, I was skeptical. The school was small, and the promises were big. A lot of words, I thought. But the two plus years we have spent with you have shown me that you are bigger than your promises. More than your words. Deeper than the visions you so strive to share. Broader and stronger than most, you have lived up to every one of your values. And then some.”

    — Christine, mom of Phoenix Grade 6/7