proverbs 22:6
Train a child in the way he should go, and when
he is old he will not turn from it

Religious Ethos

Highbury is open to boys of all religious backgrounds, or none, but the school places great value on its principal goal of educating the boy as a whole. It is therefore expected that those who choose to attend this school will share fully in the religious programme that is offered, to create a strong spiritual foundation in each boy.


All Highbury boys attend Chapel. The Christian services are conducted along formal and traditional lines with the boys participating in the reading of passages of scripture, singing of hymns, choruses and the Lord’s Prayer and with the Headmaster, Head of Senior Primary or Head of Foundation Phase then sharing a short message before assembly notices are read out.


WTL or The Way, The Truth and The Life (John 14:6), is a Christian outreach opportunity which the boys voluntarily attend every Friday morning during break time. Its aim is to lead the boys into a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ and expose them to the Word of God.


Kool to Care is a mentoring initiative whereby boys are allocated a KtC friendship group that includes one boy from each grade in the school. The groups meet three times a term for ½ an hour and are led by the Grade 7s.


Our dedicated team of teachers who understand the special ways in which boys learn, carefully nurture authentic relationships based upon mutual respect and genuine care. These relationships are the key to the school’s success as boys and teachers work together in setting and achieving Academic, Sporting and Cultural goals.


The school will advise and work with parents to set up special counselling therapy sessions with professional educational, clinical or child behavioural psychologists should the need for professional counselling arise. Many of the Highbury teachers have attended counselling courses.

Social Awareness

The school is committed to making its boys aware of other children, in the immediate external community, who are in real need. This exposure creates opportunities for our boys to get involved in supporting and helping others.