“The only way to educate young children properly is within a homely atmosphere, so I am going to start my own school here and now”
Molly Papirnik, Founder, 1951
We believe that quality education and care during a child’s precious formative years ensures a happy and memorable experience and provides an enduring, unparalleled foundation for life. From the day a child is entrusted to our care, his or her needs in all areas are paramount.
With one boy and one girl, Jack and Jill School started in the dining room of her home, offering traditional education in the home from home environment that she felt to be of paramount importance.
Today, the Papirnik family continues its commitment to the Jack and Jill family of schools with her granddaughter as its present Principal and members of the next generation actively involved in its day to day operation, ready for its next generation.
Also in preparation for living a full and healthy adult life in the broadest sense of the term, children at the school also enjoy sessions focusing on healthy living.
Philosophy for Children encourages children at all school stages to think critically, creatively, collaboratively and in a caring manner.
In close partnership with parents, we aim to enable each child to grow into a positive, responsible and confident person, able to work and cooperate with others whilst developing his or her own knowledge and skills.
These principles underpin every aspect of life at the schools, from the way we use our buildings to the range of our resources and from the calibre of our staff to their deployment within the schools.