Most of the 450 pupils are boarders in the three boarding houses,
coming mainly from Gauteng and Northern Province, as well as Mpumalanga, North West and
further afield. Children from different cultural backgrounds eat, play and interact in
The staff believe that this school took the lead in
peaceful transition, where happy integration is the norm.
Specific emphasis is placed on academic achievement (a
100% matric pass rate was achieved in the last two years), Christian and family values,
equality of sexes, leadership development (with an unusually high percentage of former
pupils running their own businesses), teamwork, sportsmanship, environmental awareness and
conservation, courtesy and respect, tolerance, and awareness of needs of others.
A conventional, co-educational academic school, boasting
an up-to-date computer centre, Settlers also includes agricultural science in the
curriculum, which emphasises both theoretical and practical aspects of the subject,
Outdoor classes in certain subjects are a feature of the
school, and a highlight for many pupils. The Bundu Club is an important addition for
pupils interested in collecting and inspecting specimens and the general pleasures of the
The school has extensive sporting facilities and offers
coaching in rugby, hockey, cricket, tennis, gymnastics, swimming, soccer and
Although Settlers scholars have distinguished themselves
up to Springbok level in various sports, the emphasis is on participation.
Settlers will be
implementing the Knowledge Network IT Learning