Message from the Prep Head | Somerset College
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Message from the Prep Head

Welcome to Somerset College Preparatory School!


I have the privilege of leading this dynamic and wonderful school. As a staff, we are passionate in our support of your children, through our nurturing and caring environment. We aim to know your children and to grow them as individuals. 

We are cultivating a culture of excellence, as we aim to position our school as a leading co-educational destination Prep School of choice in South Africa. Our Cambridge and ESTEAM curricula enable us to be an iconic centre of excellence, along with our outstanding Co-Curricular (Arts, Culture and Sports) offerings. 

The Prep School believes in the holistic development of your child. Our values of Dignity, Aspiration, Creativity and Contribution are at the forefront of all that we do. The Prep journey is to be a memorable one, whereby our children add value to all environments. Our decision-making is centered on what is best for every child so that they thrive and flourish. Our Christian foundation is of the utmost importance to us as we lead respect across all religions.

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you deem it necessary. My door is always open and I welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your child’s progress and development. Our Prep School is open on any day of the week and your presence is warmly welcomed. 

Come and enjoy our innovative, happy and creative spaces!


Craig Verdal-Austin