Social Responsibility Programmes are an integral part of the Pridwin way of life. We embrace the ethos of giving, inspired by the Arthurian Code of Chivalry, which incorporated the notion of service to others. Many of our community partnership initiatives involve the Pridwin boys themselves, so the valuable life lessons can be gained at an early age.
The boys are asked to donate some of their own pocket money to the charity fund in Chapel every Friday.
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
– Winston Churchill
St Vincent School for the Deaf
Pridwin has strong relationships with its neighbour, St Vincent’s School for the Deaf. Both schools share sporting facilities and an auditorium on what is called the Joint Campus. Opportunities for learners of both schools to interact are exploited as much as possible, with St Vincent teaching Sign Language to our boys, sport matches being played between the two schools and staff collaborating on celebrations.
The Pridwin community supports St Vincent’s through a number of initiatives. The Tuesday bread and spread drive has now been running for nine years, contributing to a successful daily feeding scheme. In addition, the Mother Hubbard collection of food staples provides hampers for children in need to take home during the holidays. Our Grade 0s regularly invite the St Vincent’s Grade 0s to join them for picnics, further cementing the relationship between the two schools.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.“ -Nelson Mandela
The Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital Burn Unit
Every year we host the annual Pridwin Knight Run with all profits made and funds raised from the event donated towards the Children’s Burn Unit. This contribution enables us to assist with providing life changing facilities and equipment that is so desperately needed.
“We are committed to creating opportunities that uplift others“
The Pridwin Academy
The Pridwin Academy will provide an educational advancement opportunity for learners who would not otherwise have means to these academic resources, and provide supplementary educational support utilizing the facilities and teacher expertise from Pridwin Preparatory School.
Grade 4 – 7 learners from schools in Alexandra Township will attend lessons on the Pridwin Campus, for three afternoons a week, and participate in an academic enrichment programme.