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Wartburg Kirchdorf School

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Situated on top of a hill and overlooking grand views of the Karkloof and the snow-clad Drakensberg Mountains during clear winter days, Wartburg Kirchdorf School is an attractive alternative to the humdrum of the big city. Located within Wartburg Village (about 30 kilometres outside Pietermaritzburg), the school embraces an ethos steeped in the proud traditions of the greater rural community. A heritage that stretches back to 1881, when the original Wartburg and Kirchdorf schools were built.

Co-educational in structure and offering an educational progression from pre-primary to grade 12 (all within one campus), the school prides itself on the personal attention it offers to its learners.

We are proud of our 140+-year history and relish the challenges that our future might hold.

Any endeavour's success or failure is more a function of mental attitude than of mental capacity, and the students who graduate from our institution undoubtedly do so with the work ethic and heart attitude that will enable them to meet the challenges that life throws their way.

Your child’s future starts here.

Our News


Term 1

This term was jam-packed with two of our biggest events: the annual Illovo Wartburg Classic and Trail Run, and our pre-season Rugby, Hockey, and Netball Festival. In the spirit of the MTB, our pre-primary learners crafted bicycles on their bakers’ day. With the start of a new school year, our learners transitioned into new grades, met their new teachers, and welcomed new classmates. For many of our pre-primary learners, it was their first time in school, and they adapted to new daily routines with enthusiasm. Despite some initial nervousness, they accomplished so much and learned new things in the classroom through praise, worship, and fun activities. We celebrated Valentine's Day with a fundraising event for a heart foundation, a BIG thank you to everyone who contributed! In our swimming season, both Primary School and High School had exceptional performances, with Blue House triumphing in Primary and Grey House in High School. Our cricket, netball, and basketball teams had a successful season, playing numerous games and winning a significant number of them. This term we held our SGB elections evening, bidding farewell to long-serving members and welcoming new ones voted in by our parent body. The High school learners got stuck into completing common tests and assignments towards the end of th term, preparing them for the exams to start later on this year. We wrapped up the term with the Primary School showcase, where our young learners sang and showcased their artwork, followed by our annual Easter assembly. Have a wonderful term break, we look forward to welcoming you all back soon!


Term 2

This term was filled with exams, activities, and exciting tours. Our pre-primary learners had fun learning about camping, making fires, and baking bread. Educate and Fascinate presented their ocean show to our Primary and Pre-primary schools, and our learners created beautiful sea animal art. The class of 1993 joined us for their 30-year reunion and toured our school to see the developments.

We celebrated Mother’s Day with a pamper day for our pre-primary moms, and our staff were treated with delicious eats and presents. In celebration of World Book Day, our pre-primary learners dressed up as their favourite book characters. Our Grade 12’s were visited by Varsity College and the Rocking Future expo, presenting them with guidance about their future universities. Our Grade 3, 4, 5, and 6 learners went on their annual tours and thoroughly enjoyed gaining knowledge and insight. Our Grade 10 and 11 learners expressed their chef skills by making delicious savoury muffins and chocolate cake.

Our Grade 1 learners learned about different vegetables in Afrikaans and made vegetable gardens. We wore our slippers in support of the Reach For a Dream foundation. Our high school learners worked hard, writing their June exams. On the sporting side, our teams practiced hard and thrived on the fields. The 1st Team netball girls lost only one game all season, attending the Grace and Epworth Tournament. The hockey girls attended the Spar Tournament and came out third. Our high school rugby boys went to four different festivals and lost only two games all season. Our primary school girls attended a day and night tournament at New Hanover, the PS soccer boys went to a tournament in Treverton, and our primary school boys’ rugby team played exceptionally well in their first-ever season.

It was a great term, and we extend a heartfelt thank you to all parents, guardians, family, and friends for supporting sports games, fundraisers, and more. 

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