Stanford Lake College Affiliations

Stanford Lake College does not operate in isolation. We work with a number of associations and organisations that share an interest in the promotion and support of quality education.

Stanford Lake College is proud to be affiliated to the organisations and educational bodies listed below.


ISASA is the oldest, largest and most inclusive independent (private) schools association in Southern Africa. It is a non-profit organisation that provides its members with services to protect their interests, promote best practice and support quality education. Membership is voluntary and ISASA is not a governing body for schools.

ISASA serves over 760 schools representing a broad spectrum of socio-economic and cultural communities, religious affiliations and educational levels. Our member schools educate more than 168 000 pupils.

Founded in 1966, Round Square maintains and facilitates a worldwide network of 160 schools in 40 countries.

Those schools share a holistic approach to learning built around six IDEALS of learning.

Membership of the Round Square network offers schools a framework for excellence and continuous improvement, along with structured opportunities to collaborate and share experiences with like-minded peers around the world.

There is a growing realisation that if students merely memorise the content of the subjects they learn at school, this is no longer enough to achieve academically, or in life. They are now being exposed to more complex problems for which there aren’t easy answers. Not only are they required to think more effectively for themselves, they also need to master working collaboratively with others. This is impacting on education around the world, for which a new approach is required.

The South African Context

Both the relatively new CAPS curriculum, and the IEB thinking skills exams in South Africa acknowledge the need to actively develop critical thinking skills. However, until now, it has not been clear how school management and staff build these thinking skills into teaching and learning practice. To meet this need, Thinking Schools South Africa was formed as a national non-profit organisation by cognitive education specialists, as a collaborative community of global and national experts.

Established in 2001 through Nedlac and has representation from Government, Business, Organized Labour & community. It was formed to address governments 5 main priorities which were; Education, health, job Creation, Fight against crime & corruption, Rural Development and Land Reform. All these priorities can be addressed with the advent of local procurement and local economy investment.