Lynedoch Community School welcoming more Lynedoch Valley children in 2021

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The Sustainability Institute is committed to providing the children in the Lynedoch Valley with the highest quality of primary education on our premises.

The current primary school on-site, SPARK, has always strived to give the children a comfortable space in which to grow and learn. Their future plans involve growing the school, which means they will need to move to larger premises, as the space provided by the SI is just not big enough for this vision. SPARK is planning to have the new premises up and running for the start of the 2022 school year. To ensure a smooth and well-planned transition, SPARK and the SI will work closely together with the assistance of parents and staff.

As it is our number one goal to have a primary school at the SI for all Lynedoch Valley children, we have decided to extend the current Lynedoch Community School to all current Grade 1, 2, 3 and 4 scholars in SPARK for the 2021 academic year. Those that are in Grades 5 and 6 in 2021 will continue their primary school journey with SPARK and still be supported by the SI. The Lynedoch Community School follows the Montessori approach to learning, which is best suited to a variety of learning needs.

This change has been discussed with parents and so far the response has been positive. We look forward to welcome approximately 100 children on bursary currently in SPARK at the Lynedoch Community School next year. The bursaries provided are part through the Western Cape Education Department and part through private funding. Organisations or individuals interested to support the bursary programme can contact Jess Schulschenk at

Our number one goal is to provide a school that the children feel safe in, that provides appropriate learning methods to meet each child’s learning needs and that nourishes the children into becoming successful and respectful members of their community and society.