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

Nova Pioneer Paulshof 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 Learning Approach

Our Paulshof Primary campus caters to families seeking Pre-primary and Primary grades. The campus is actively enrolling for Tots (2 turning 3) to Grade 7. Nova Pioneer is a private school offering an internationally accredited curriculum and delivers it through an enquiry-based learning model. With the guidance of a teacher, we give our students the opportunity to discover, develop and test their theories. This learning approach leads  to a richer understanding of concepts and ensures our students feel empowered and prepared to lead. Nova Pioneer offers is the change we need in education. By implementing best practices in education and understanding how children learn, we are able to allow children to truly engage in their learning.

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Our Paulshof Campus

At Nova Pioneer Paulshof, children learn to love learning, and come to school to experience the joy and wonder of learning in a safe and loving environment.  Our students, parents and teachers experience Nova Pioneer Paulshof as a place of love and joy where all Novaneers feel appreciated, and valued. Our teachers love what they do, and parents know that this is a place for them too.

We believe that every person can lead and innovate, when they find their passion. By exposing children to skills such as collaboration and a growth mindset, they will have all the tools they need to live a life of purpose, on purpose

No two days are ever the same at Paulshof and each day ignites a spark in students to explore their passions and curiosities. We focus on the whole child, believing in their inherent potential as people to be unfolded, and not moulded. We are excited to walk the journey of learning and growing with you and your child!

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Inside a Nova Pioneer Classroom

Inside a Nova Pioneer Classroom

Learning looks a little bit different at Nova Pioneer. We are intentional about creating the kind of learning spaces that encourage collaboration between the students. Desks are arranged in 5 “centers” which consists of 6 students per center. Each center allows for a different activity to take place at it, and allows students to engage in the content being taught in different ways – whether it be a group activity, using a chromebook or in an individual capacity. Read more

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

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 Paulshof 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.

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. Read more

Co- & Extra-curriculars

There are clubs and extra-curricular activities, run by teachers, that are available for all grades, and are selected on a termly basis giving every student the chance to try something new. There may be an additional fee should the school use an external provider. This will be indicated on the activities list at the beginning of each term.

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
Melissa Munako
Melissa Munako, 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, Melissa will get in touch to schedule you for an assessment day.  Should you wish to speak to Melissa directly before submitting your child’s application, please see below her contact details.

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Contact us

map Address 9 Stone Haven Rd, Paulshof, Sandton

phone-1 Reception 010 335 0926

phone-1 Admissions 067 383 8893

mail Email admissions.paulshof@novapioneer.com

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