Mountain Cambridge Thinking School


Mountain Cambridge School is affiliated with Thinking Schools South Africa (TSSA) and we are an Accredited Thinking School, recognised by the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom. Cambridge requires our school to have a student-centred learning approach to enable the students to apply their knowledge.

In all our academic programmes, the students are encouraged to become independent, critical thinkers and problem solvers. Focus is also placed on the development of effective communication skills, both written and oral.

Our Thinking Skills programme is central in our approach to academics. Students are taught a wide range of strategies and tools that enable them to engage in higher order thinking. Dr David Hyerle’s Thinking Maps and Dr Edward de Bono’s Six Thinking Hats are applied across the curriculum at every level. These tools enable our students to organise their thoughts and make effective decisions about how to approach their work.

We are an Accredited Thinking School, recognised by the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom.


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ESTEAM is an acronym for Entrepreneurship, Science, Technology, Robotics, Engineering, Art and Maths. The countries who have focussed on ESTEAM, have produced top engineers, designers, computer scientists, creators of software and biomedical experts to name a few.

The International Cambridge curriculum for Sciences, Mathematics and Technology is considered to be one of the best in the world. MCS has increased collaboration between these subject areas as an integrated approach to ensure that we challenge our students to develop new ways of thinking and encourages our students to think more broadly about real-world problems. Our learning programme ensures that we do more critical problem-solving projects to express our students ‘creative thinking through design and fabrication. It supports our underlying philosophy at our school of: I do – I understand. MCS also includes Entrepreneurship (Business Studies & Accounting) into this teaching programme as it is abundantly clear that to flourish in the new world, an entrepreneurial spirit is vital.

At MCS, the vision for ESTEAM applies to all learning from pre-preparatory ages to school leaving since innovation, solution finding, critical and analytical thinking and entrepreneurship are key to being relevant for this fast-changing world. Every student embarks on this inspirational project-based learning programme in the pursuit of knowledge and the mastery of critical 21st century skills.


MCS partakes in the Tournament of Minds Primary School competition to develop our students’ critical thinking skills. Thinking outside of the box.  TOM offers teams of students the opportunity to solve authentic, open-ended challenges that foster creative, divergent thinking whilst developing collaborative enterprise, excellence and teamwork.

Tournament of Minds (TOM) is an Australian educational programme developed especially for talented and creative students across all sectors. We believe that our students at the Mountain Cambridge School have all the above qualities.

TOM challenges and expect the combination of skills emphasizing The Arts, Language, Literature, and Science in the creation of a production in line with the Challenge, yet to be announced. This Super challenge will be solved by the team, where they will provide a solution to the problem given.

The aim of tournament of the minds is to enhance the potential of our youth by developing diverse skills.

2811, 2023

MCS Extends Care to Skeerpoort Primary School

In a heartening display of community spirit, The Mountain Cambridge School has undertaken a meaningful initiative that warms the soul! Our exceptional MCS learners and parents joined forces to assemble care packages destined for the students of Skeerpoort Primary School.

The unity among MCS learners, parents and staff for this noble cause resulted in the creation of 366 thoughtful care packages. Each package is a testament to their generosity, containing a minimum of four essential items such as toothbrushes, face cloths, toys, stationery, sweets, socks, Vaseline, soap, and toothpaste.

Witnessing the selfless act of giving within our school community is truly inspiring! A heartfelt acknowledgment goes to our Grade 6 & As1 learners, who meticulously packed these bundles of joy, and our Grade 7 learners, who took on the responsibility of distributing them to Skeerpoort Primary School.

A special thank you to all MCS parents for their generous donations, which made this initiative possible. It is the collective effort of the entire MCS community that has allowed for the realization of this impactful project.

Let’s sustain this wave of love, kindness, and positive impact on the lives of others. Together, we possess the collective power to create a ripple effect of compassion that reaches far beyond the boundaries of our immediate community!