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Marist Brothers Linmeyer (Marian College) Pre-School

Welcome to Marist Brothers Linmeyer (Marian College), a private, co-educational, Catholic School (Pre-Primary, Primary and High) in the Marist tradition in Linmeyer, Johannesburg South. We provide a unique environment which will hopefully help you and your family experience a calm, caring atmosphere filled with many opportunities and challenges. Our Marist Family seeks to embrace your family in a compassionate environment with a strong sense of belonging.

A love of work will ensure that you develop a good work ethic preparing you for further studies and your future career. You will be well prepared for the academic challenges of tertiary education. You will find that we do things simply, without complication or pretension, accepting and respecting each other as individuals who contribute to the common good. A focused Catholic religious programme enables learners of all beliefs to feel accepted and to develop their own spirituality. Varied sporting and cultural activities allow every learner to participate in a number of preferred disciplines. We are grateful for our Marist traditions and values originating from our founder, St Marcellin Champagnat. Marist Brothers Linmeyer aims to help produce caring young people who will become successful citizens of the world, will lead significant lives in the service of others.

School Life


During the Reception Phase pupils are introduced to initial swimming skills by one of our Pre-School teachers who is a fully-qualified swimming teacher. Although no official school sports are offered in the reception phase, we do offer play-ball, golf, pottery, art, ballet, tennis and Active Kids. These activities are all added extras for the parents' account.


Our religious education programme is designed to suit the needs of our learners as part of the secular society in which we all live. Daily spiritual education is provided via the formal curriculum. Preparation for the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation is offered to Catholic learners in accordance with diocesan policy.

Marist Brothers provides its learners with a sound spiritual foundation on which to base their daily lives. Regular masses and religious services are a part of the daily life of the school.


Each grade in the Pre-School and Primary School selects an Outreach project for the year. In the Pre-School, the campus support staff group is often selected. However, from Grade 1 upwards, support is given to various outreach programmes. These include homes for abandoned babies, children and senior citizens, animal shelters and wildlife conservation.
Our learners also undertake various drives each term, generally coinciding with seasons like winter, celebration days like Easter or Christmas, or just fulfilling a general need as expressed by their particular group. Items are collected and sent to their group and are always followed with heart-warming letters of thanks or photos.




The School’s daycare facility, which is run by full-time staff members, is open to all Grade PR to Grade 7 learners. There is a per term fee for use of this facility. It operates from after school until 17.15 every school day. Lunch is provided for pre-schoolers and sandwiches and juice for all the learners. We offer homework and reading supervision and supervised play. The Holiday programme runs from 07.15 to 17.15 daily with fun filled activities. There is an additional daily fee charged for use of the facility during School holidays.

We are closed during midterms and December holidays 

Academic Programme

The Pre-School focuses on dynamic educational interaction, life skills and personal enrichment. Our curriculum is child orientated and suited to the age, ability and stage of development of the children and our classrooms are well planned with their needs in mind.

Two Grade PR classes with 20 pupils per class and three Grade R classes of 24 make up this phase. The three learning areas in Grade R are Numeracy, Literacy, and Life Skills. Emphasis is placed on preparing the pupils for Grade One. In Grade PR, special emphasis is placed on the various aspects of perceptual and large motor development of each little learner, ensuring thorough preparation for more formal education in later years.

Weekly class Occupational Therapy sessions are part of the programme for each of the Pre-School classes. The Occupational Therapist works in the classroom setting, assisting the teachers with identifying, and working on, any difficulties the children may have. A bi-weekly visit to our Resource Centre is a very exciting highlight – books are exchanged and story time is a favourite!

Another favourite in the Pre-School is Computers. Learners embark on an exciting Futurevista computer programme which starts in Grade R and continues right through their school career.

Our learners are also taught by an outside music specialist who assists with co-ordination and movement, and who helps stimulate the brain. At the end of the Reception year the learners have a graduation ceremony and are awarded a certificate. In addition, there is an annual concert. The Pre-School has one fund-raiser per year and it is extremely well supported by all our learners and parents. Grannies and Grandpas are also invited to a day in the Pre-School and this is one of the highlights of the year.

Detailed School Statistics

Suburb: Linmeyer
  Lowest Grade: Grade 00   Boarding: No
City/Town: Johannesburg
  Highest Grade: Grade 0   Lowest Boarding Price P/A: N/A
Province: Gauteng   Lowest Tuition P/A: R33600.00   Highest Boarding Price P/A: N/A
School Type: Co-Ed   Highest Tuition P/A: R33600.00   Curriculum:
Religious: Christian Ethos (Catholic)   Administration Fee:   Teacher/Pupil Ratio:
Number of Pupils: 113   Founding Year:   School Phase: Pre-Prep School

Associated schools

Marist Brothers Linmeyer (Marian College) Primary School
Marist Brothers Linmeyer (Marian College) High School

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Tel: 011 435-0646

Physical Address:
East Street

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