Our campus caters to families seeking Pre-Primary and Primary private schooling. Actively enrolling for Tots (2 turning 3) to Grade 7

North Riding Pre-primary and Primary

Our campus caters to families seeking Pre-Primary and Primary private schooling. Actively enrolling for Tots (2 turning 3) to Grade 7

Girls and Boys School
Cambridge Curriculum
Day School
Pre-Primary, Primary
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Our students

Our Nova Pioneer North Riding campus caters to families seeking Pre-primary and Primary grades. The campus currently offers Tots (2 turning 3) through to Grade 7. Nova Pioneer offers private school education using the Cambridge Curriculum in a warm, caring environment that nurtures the complete person, enabling students to develop their full potential. We use the enquiry-based learning approach to deliver the material. A Nova Pioneer student is a creative problem-solver, with the self-discipline to overcome challenges, driven by a joy of learning that extends beyond the classroom.

Nova Pioneer Ruimsig Senior School is currently hosted at our North Riding campus and will be moving to their permanent home at 66 Flora Haase Road, Ruimsig in January 2025. Read more about Nova Pioneer Ruimsig Senior here.

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Our North Riding Campus

Situated on the lifestyle estate of Jackal Creek, our North Riding campus was the third Nova Pioneer school to open their doors. At the helm is School Lead, Nneamaka Eziukwu, who brings with her significant experience within the education space, and who credits Nova Pioneer’s belief in the value and inherent potential of each child to leading her to join the network.

The education offered at Nova Pioneer is focussed on empowering our students to drive their future through meaningful, valuable, engaging and collaborative learning experiences. On top of that, we have a deep seated commitment in developing a strong culture embodied in our culture principles – Joy of Learning, Always Growing, Greater Together, Servant Leadership, High Expectations and Solutions First. Our culture principles represent our foundation and is in the fabric of who we are and what capabilities we envision for our students beyond their school going years.  


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Keeping Fees Accessible, a Key Priority at Nova Pioneer

Accessible Quality Education

Did you know that Nova Pioneer is a uses an internationally accredited curriculum? Furthermore, Nova Pioneer parents pay a fraction of the cost of most private schools offering the Cambridge Curriculum in South Africa? This is because one of Nova Pioneer's key priorities is to keep fees accessible to families.

The Cambridge Curriculum

Nova Pioneer offers a range of internationally accepted qualifications including Cambridge’s A levels, AS, IGCSE, Secondary 1, ICT Starters, Primary and Lower Secondary Programmes. The Cambridge International Curriculum is designed to teach students how to learn and to go on learning. Read more about the Cambridge Curriculum

Inside a Nova Pioneer Classroom

Inside a Nova Pioneer Classroom

As a parent you may be wondering what differentiates us from other schools? Well, certainly learning looks a little bit different at Nova Pioneer. From how the classrooms are designed, to the language our students and teachers use in the classroom and even down to the behaviours our students exemplify. Perhaps you’re wondering what the inside of a Nova Pioneer classroom really looks like?

Student Support

Nova Pioneer's Psychosocial Support Team, consisting of psychologists, intern psychologists and registered counsellors are available to provide social, emotional and learning support, including counselling and therapy, to students who are in need. Our therapists also work alongside teachers to maximize student support in the classroom and to create ongoing opportunities for social and emotional learning. We also have a partnership with an external service provider, The Care Junction, who provide on site Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy.


NovaCare is the in-house Aftercare centre at our Nova Pioneer North Riding campus that has been specifically created to align with our bespoke Nova Pioneer teaching model, our learning philosophies and our six culture principles. NovaCare services include play, social and education activities, before school opens, after school has closed as well as during school holidays.

Co- and Extra-curriculars

Co- and extra-curricular activities are available for all grades, and are selected on a termly basis . Activities include (and are not limited to) arts and craft, chess, drama performances, languages, debating club and photography. An additional fee may charged if the activity is run by an external provider.

Nova Pioneer celebrates its Top Achievers

Nova Pioneer Schools, a pan-African independent school group that builds and operates world-class, affordable schools, offering students grades from preschool through to senior school, with established campuses in South Africa and Kenya, proudly announces the noteworthy achievements of their students in the Cambridge A-Level, AS-Level and IGCSE examinations. See results here

I think the the community meetings the children have are fantastic. We as a family believe firmly that community awareness and community responsibility is one of the core fundamentals in society. Without a strong community, society in itself will fold. Therefore, the fact that Nova Pioneer encourages our children to be responsible and caring and giving, is probably the MOST noteworthy experience.

Grant Son, Nova Pioneer Parent

We decided on Nova Pioneer because we loved the concept of the enquiry-based learning as well as how the school is so committed to nurturing children into becoming young adults who think rigorously about the future of the world. My daughter has grown by leaps and bounds during her tenure at Nova Pioneer. She is very innovative and has become a go-getter which makes me so proud. Nova Pioneer is a great school.

Joco Solomons, Nova Pioneer Parent

The small classroom sizes was what initially drew us to Nova Pioneer. The idea of our child receiving individual attention was an attractive offering. We have enjoyed the Friday Exploration day feedback sessions where parents get to interact with the students and get an understanding of what they do during the sessions and what they have learned throughout the term. The Nova Pioneer learning approached has had a positive influence on my child's curiosity, always questioning and trying to understand life skills.

Shaneel Nunkha, Nova Pioneer Parent
Boitumelo Motsepe
Boitumelo Motsepe, Admissions Associate

Speak with our Admissions team

Our Admissions team gladly welcomes all queries and applications for admissions. We want to assure all parents that each application is handled with care and we endeavour to keep you informed throughout each stage of the admissions process. Once you have submitted your application form, Boitumelo will get in touch to schedule you for an assessment day.  Should you wish to speak to Boitumelo directly before submitting your child’s application, please see below are his contact details.

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Contact us

map Address 18 Elberta Rd, Jackal Creek Golf Estate, Roodepoort

phone-1 Reception 011 251 6629 / 068 340 9709

phone-1 Admissions 076 474 6648

mail Email admissions.northriding@novapioneer.com

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