Falcon College – An Oasis of Excellence

Our leading independent, co-educational secondary school strives to bring out the exceptional in all our students.

A school built on imagination, perseverance and sustainability.

Falcon College About

Nestled at the foot of the Blue Hills near Esigodini, Zimbabwe, Falcon College stands as an oasis of excellence in Southern Africa. The school is bordered by the picturesque Quiet Waters Nature Reserve, 50 kilometres southeast of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.

We offer a holistic, co-educational, full boarding experience, where we aim to bring out the best in our students in their academic, sporting and cultural pursuits. We are proud of the well-rounded, polite and responsible students who leave through the gates at the end of their Falcon careers.

Headmaster’s Foreword:

Welcome to the Falcon College website! It is difficult to capture all that makes our school, and I am sometimes critical of schools whose sites paint an unrealistic picture of what the institution is really like. In our case, however, I am confident that you will be captivated and impressed by the images, stories and records that you will uncover as you delve into the wealth of activities that make this a very special school.

Whether you only have time to skim through the homepage, or wish to explore every tab and link, I encourage you to digest what you encounter, and feel free to visit us or get in touch for further information.

From its humble beginnings on the abandoned Bushtick mine in 1954, through the years of UDI, the war of liberation, independence, and into the 21st Century, the small rural boys’ boarding school is now a thriving, forward-focused co-educational boarding school, a haven for over 500 students, 30 teachers and their families, and a community of support staff and their families. Committed to upholding our Vision and Values, and determined to remain relevant in this rapidly changing environment, Falcon College truly is an Oasis of Excellence.

Dave van Wyk

Mr D van Wyk - Headmaster

Life at Falcon 

Life at Falcon College encompasses a holistic blend of academic rigour, vibrant sports culture, diverse extra-curricular engagement, and a values-driven community fostering personal growth and responsibility.


We offer a Cambridge International education with tailored support for varying abilities, equipped classrooms, and campus-wide WiFi for research.


The school boasts world-class facilities and coaches, nurturing national representatives and professional athletes in various sports.

Our extra-curricular program includes over forty diverse clubs, focusing on performing arts, outdoor activities, and conservation.


Anchored in values of respect and responsibility, Falcon fosters a culture of politeness, neatness, and healthy competition between six houses, emphasising a sense of belonging and communal responsibility.

Who we are

Falcon Students

Over the last 70 years, Falcon College has grown from its humble beginnings on the site of the derelict Bushtick gold mine in the heart of the Matabeleland bush to one of the leading independent secondary schools in Southern Africa. 

Our ethos marries enduring Christian values with a 21st-century educational approach, fostering personal growth through motivation, cooperation, and teamwork. At Falcon, we embrace the wisdom of the past to sculpt individuals of excellence for the present and future. Our commitment extends beyond academics, nurturing compassion, respect, and well-being, preparing students for a competitive yet collaborative world.

We take pride in our tailored educational approach, small class sizes, and a network that extends opportunities far beyond the classroom.

Our Vision

Falcon College aims to be a leading Southern African centre of academic, cultural and sporting excellence for young people.

Our Ethos

Falcon Christian Values

Enduring Christian values and morals, tempered by relevant 21st century education.

Falcon Personal Growth

Personal growth through motivation and goal-setting.

Falcon Balance

A balance of Western individual competitiveness and the African Ubuntu spirit of cooperation and teamwork.

Falcon Postitive Environment

A positive, enabling environment in which students can grow into effective, respectable young people, capable of realising their full potential in life.

Our Values

Falcon College Values
  • Vital, disciplined and persevering in body
  • Curious, enthusiastic and fair in thinking
  • Sensitive, helpful and respectful in relationships
  • Humble, honest and wise in leadership
  • Cheerful, confident and generous in spirit

Explore Falcon College and witness how we shape educated, ethical citizens ready to embrace life's challenges.