Every day in schools across the country, teachers and children are in the act of imagining themselves into the future. But what kind of future should we prepare for?


Our School

There’s no way of knowing what world our children will inherit. At Mimosa we believe the future can be better by working together for tomorrow, today.


We re-imagine education. We are a learning community that grows problem-solving, creativity and collaboration, emotional resilience and intelligence, and cultural flexibility.

Mimosa is a preprimary and foundation phase at the foot of the SABC tower in Auckland Park, Johannesburg.

Help Mimosa over the next

few months…

Mimosa is a special place. We’re a diverse community of families who believe schools should do more than simply reflect society – we believe they should challenge and actively shape a kinder, more sustainable, more just world in which we can all live.

We need your help to support this living and learning community!

Care for young children has received little attention in the national COVID strategy and many childcare centres have had to close down. Mimosa has fortunately managed thus far to carry on connecting with our families and supporting all the children of our school community. But many Mimosa families have been unable to pay full, half, or indeed any fees at all.

In the spirit of commitment to the school, other families have supported children with contributions over and above their own child’s fees. We have also received some payment from TERS (the Unemployment Insurance Fund). This has carried us through April and May. However financially we are now running out of resources. We have tightened our belts even further; teachers have taken a pay cut...

We are looking for financial support to cover the shortfall in fees for 5 months. For this we need to raise R500 000. You can help us by contributing to our school using SnapScan or by EFT.

Mimosa School NPC
Standard Bank
Melville 006105
Account 301 540 705

Unfortunately, although we are registered as a non profit company, we are not yet able to provide a tax certificate (Sect 18A) for donations as our PBO application is still being processed.


Ours is an inherently hopeful project. We believe in the intelligence, curiosity, and creativity of all children, and in our collective potential as parents, teachers, and children to shape a better future – and a better today – together. We have hope that with your generous support, we will come through this time with a renewed commitment to shaping our tomorrow in the interests of all.

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Reggio Emilia Approach

Hundred Languages

We believe that children have ‘a hundred languages’ in which they express themselves and make meaning of the world. Construction, fantasy, art, music, dance, writing, talking, singing and science – all are ways of finding out more about ourselves and the world around us. In our classrooms, these ‘languages’ are used to help children create, construct, question and understand the world around them.

School Without Walls


For us learning involves hands-on investigation and exploration. We visit local galleries and theatre productions, attend practices of the UJ orchestra, walk through Melville. We get involved in events in our neighbourhood and become visible members of our community.

Triple Alliance  


Children, parents and teachers work together to create a culture where childhood is respected and our time together is shaped by joy, shared exploration and creativity. We’re all in a process of becoming better citizens of the world. We share our resources and responsibilities.


A Quick Glance


59 Ditton Ave

Auckland Park

Johannesburg, 2092



Tel: 011 726 8701

Cell: 076 731 1547

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