Red Roots was established by the Governing Body of Pinelands North Primary, as an income generating service for PNPS, and opened by Ko Bohms, the current chairperson, on 23 November 2016. An enthusiastic team of parents and staff, led by principal Ann Morton, spent 2016 planning and constructing the pre-school space of their dreams. Indigenous gardens, a playground consisting of a treehouse, swings, climbing frames and ropes, a vegetable and herb garden and an animal house are all part of the beautiful surroundings Red Roots’ children get to experience daily.

After welcoming the first intake of forty children in January 2017, Red Roots draws amazing families from all around the world. The school has now expanded to sixty pupils with three teachers and three teacher aides. 

We are now a fully integrated community of wealthy and poor, of all religions and nationalities, and with children of varying abilities. Our families have learnt that by their children living and working side by side, they learn to live in peace too.

Red Roots is a co-educational pre-primary situated in the suburb of Pinelands in Cape Town.

This pre-primary school provides a happy, safe, yet stimulating learning environment for pupils aged five, turning six. With our vibrant team of committed staff members, Red Roots seeks to develop every child’s full potential.

We encourage family involvement and value our relations with the wider community. We are proud of our excellent staff, motivated pupils and participative families who work together to provide a quality education for all.

Red Roots believes every child has the right to learn. This means that we are a pre-primary with an inclusive approach to learning. Our capacity-building model ensures that our teachers and teacher aides, in collaboration with various specialists, help all children to thrive and learn optimally.

See Curriculum for more information on the Reggio Emilia approach used at Red Roots.


For general enquires 

Telephone: 021 532 1080

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For finance enquires, contact Crystal Dougall

Telephone: 021 531 3414

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Red Roots Pre-Primary

Parkchester and Wythenshawe Avenues
Cape Town

GPS Co-ordinates

S 33 55.643, E 18 30.763
-33.927383, 18.512717

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