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Cedarwood Preparatory School

Dave Bester

Dave Bester

Preparatory Headmaster

Education is the most powerful tool which you can use to change the world
Nelson Mandela

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time.
We are the ones we have been waiting for. We are the change we seek.
Barack Obama

The educating of children who experience barriers to learning is one of the most challenging and one of the most rewarding jobs there is. It is challenging because identifying the right care, program and individual pathway is not easy. It can sometimes take years to identify the exact barriers these children experience and then even more time to create the appropriate educational structures. It is rewarding, because watching these children succeed is an accomplishment for all involved.
Cedarwood is a very special place. It is only the most passionate and committed people who wish to work here. From the class teachers who devote themselves to every child, to the class assistants who tell me how much they love working with the children, to the support department who passionately relay small success stories, to the admin staff who know every child’s name.
Cedarwood is a community. It is a place and a space where children can learn safely, at their own pace and without judgement. It is a place where parents can speak freely about their child and share common experiences with other parents. It is a place where everyone is working towards the same goal; to see a child succeed.
A school like ours does not succeed because of the actions of one person. Only teamwork and a sense of community ensure success. I want to thank my entire staff for the effort they have put in to ensure the success of the school and the children. My management team especially has worked tirelessly to ensure that this magical school in the far north of Johannesburg is ‘the best that it can be’.