We continue to share our valuable school visits in this week’s blog. Our team at Teacher Horizons have a thorough understanding of what makes a school desirable from a teacher’s perspective. We travel to our schools and check in with the quality and environment of the place often so that we can share this wealth of information with you. We know how useful it is for teachers in making a decision about whether they would like to work there.
Jo has recently been visiting a couple of schools in South Africa and has kindly shared her experiences with us.
School name: International School of Cape Town
Country and city: Cape Town, South Africa
Who visited?: Jo
You can look back on some of our past school visits here.
How did you get to the school?
Flew from Papua New Guinea to Cape Town, had a night’s rest out near Hermanus, and drove 2 hours to get to the school through beautiful, mountainous, coastal scenery!
Where is it located? How big was the school? What were the buildings and facilities like?
Beautiful Cape Dutch style buildings (since 1949). The school is nestled in the foothills of Table Mountain in an affluent and country suburb of Cape Town. It is a new ECD site with a warm atmosphere.
Did you speak to any staff members? If so, how were they finding it?
What was the best thing about the school in your opinion?
The setting and location are really great. Additionally, the principal is very friendly. As there are just 510 students, it has a homely and close-knit community feel.