Darren de Gouviea-Smith – Principal
At Trinityhouse Palm Lakes, we consider the Preparatory phase to be a crucially important time in the development of a child’s life.
Our goal is to provide a challenging yet encouraging environment that is sensitive to these unique developmental stages. We
Support self-confidence and growth;
Encourage responsibility, and
Help to guide independence.
is a journey that requires both support and space as your child constantly moves towards an ever-growing self-awareness. Our teachers understand this and always encourage your child to manage their own time, materials and ideas underpinned by our Christian ethos. This approach helps children to become happy and responsible members of their communities.
A defining feature of our Preparatory programme is the team approach of our teachers. They share their own experiences with each pupil, making each child feel known. While a high level of academic rigour pertains here, our children are proactively encouraged to identify other areas of non-academic interests and talents and to pursue them within our curriculum and beyond.
The general aim of assessment at Trinityhouse Palm Lakes should provide evidence of pupil performance relative to learning outcomes and assessment standards as described in the National Curriculum Statement. The overall purpose of assessment is...
to monitor a pupil’s progress by collecting, analyzing and interpreting information to assist teachers in making decisions about the progress of their pupils. Reporting gives positive and supportive feedback to both pupils and parents.
At Trinityhouse Palm Lakes, we recognise the importance of an extensive Extramural programme in the holistic development of each child. On the sporting front we offer Cricket, Hockey, Soccer, Rugby, Netball, Tennis, Swimming and Cross...
Country. Our pupils also have access to our mini astro court to develop skills. On the Arts and Cultural front our pupils are given the platform to participate in public speaking and various stage performances.
Trinityhouse School uniform is a traditional style with our pupils wearing their uniform with wonderful pride.
The school’s Code of Conduct provides a framework which defines acceptable behaviour of pupils and thus provides a zone of safety within which pupils can function. Discipline takes the form of consequences to promote corrective...
behaviour rather than punitive consequences.
Access to our Mini-Astro court helps to develop hockey and soccer skills.
Regular swimming lessons is beneficial for water confidence and for developing swimming skills.
Cricket fixtures are played on our top class Turf Pitch
Netball fixtures are played on our top class netball courts
Tennis is coached by our resident professional coach
The Marimba is one of those truly African instruments that can be played easily by anyone and everyone. The marimba...
provides the perfect accompaniment to dancing and singing as well as being a marvellous solo and ensemble instrument. Together with a variety of percussion instruments, the marimba band can play anything from traditional African, jazz, pop and classical music. The beauty of this instrument is that NO previous music knowledge is necessary and within a short space of time groups of learners are playing together like seasoned musicians. At Trinityhouse Palm Lakes we use our marimbas in the music classroom as part of CAPS, making the music lessons come alive and excites every learner who enters the music classroom!
Darren de Gouviea-Smith
January 10-March 28
April 17-June 22
July 17-September 21
October 8-December 6