Thomas More College is an independent, Christian based, co-educational day school with dedicated and professional staff running classes from Grade 000-12. Focus is given to developing the whole child and equipping him or her with relevant life skills.
The Thomas More College campus was declared a conservancy in September 2001. This was initiated after a staff member and some enthusiastic students started tackling the daunting process of clearing the rampant alien growth. The school grounds cover an area of 20 hectares and apart from the buildings and fields, are fortunate to have the source of the Palmiet River, a running stream, forest areas, grasslands, rock faces and several species of small animals such as dassies and genets. There is a wonderful selection of birds, not to mention trees and other fauna.
Trails, paths and a few picnic areas have been developed and these are regularly maintained by the service providers of the school. An information lapa can be found near the entrance of the conservancy.
Thomas More College educators have unlimited access to the area and so do the pupils. Biology and Geography pupils do research and little ones can walk and just observe something as exciting as seeing a spring for the first time. Arbour days are also observed.
Thomas More College has a Board-approved environmental policy and before any development takes place an Environmental Impact Assessment has to be done. In our school gardens we strive to have a 30%/70% exotic/indigenous ratio for planting. The gardens also strive to be environmentally friendly. We have planted at least 250-300 indigenous trees in the grounds in the last 10 years.