ETHOS, VISION, MISSION & VALUES
Academy Private School provides a learning environment where every learner can achieve their potential.
All Academy Private School learners will achieve personal success in their learning and become responsible and productive citizens. Every learner can look forward to a bright future – hence our motto “unlock your future”. Academy Private School will provide the key.
Academy Private School’s mission is to provide a high-quality, comprehensive, and meaningful education for all learners. Each learner will be expected to succeed within the bounds of their abilities and chosen educational goals.
At Academy Private School, we believe that we can assist each learner to reach their fullest potential. Learners will develop their individual talents, critical thinking, and technology skills by being actively engaged in the learning process. Continuous commitment to improvement ensures that our learners are well-rounded, self-directed, lifelong learners.
Our vision will be achieved by:
- Maintaining an optimum learning environment which will provide the opportunity for learners to be successful.
- Providing a balanced and varied school curriculum designed to meet the academic, cultural, physical and social needs of each individual learner.
- Ensuring that our educators are well qualified and possess a high degree of professional integrity.
Academy Private School provides a safe, affirming and welcoming education environment and instills values such as discipline, respect and acceptance of diverse cultures.
FUTURE FOCUSED EDUCATION
STEAME = SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ARTS, MATHEMATICS & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
At Academy Private School, we prepare our students with the 21st century knowledge and skill set needed to impact their surroundings from a local, national, and global perspective.
STEAME is found in everything, in every discipline, and in every product we use in life!
We aim to implement an innovative and creative, student-centered learning environment where students and teachers utilize the latest technology in the acquisition of knowledge and skills to succeed in a competitive global economy.
STEAME Education leads to innovation, new ways of thinking, new technologies, new music and much more.
At Academy Private School we believe by providing students digital access and infusing technology across and within the curriculum that our students will become responsible digital participants in our society. We use technology to:
- CREATE ACTIVE LEARNERS – We use technology that allows all students to become actively engaged in class.
- ENHANCE GROUP PARTICIPATION – Through the use of a variety of technological tools teachers can engage an entire class so that all students participate simultaneously.
- ENGAGE LEARNERS AND ENHANCE FEEDBACK – By intentionally choosing captivating programs, student interaction with key content is increased and feedback to students is enhanced.
STEAME educational approach to learning provides access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. The end results are students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process. These are the innovators, educators, leaders, and learners of the 21st century!
Academy Private School will continue to phase in STEAME Learning into its curriculum during 2019 and 2020.
SCHOOL MANAGEMENT TEAM
Academy Private School is managed by a Board of Directors together with the School Management Team. The Executive Directors, the school’s Principal and the school’s Deputy Principals make up the members of the School Management Team.
Our School Principals
Mrs Jennifer Schnepper
PRIMARY School DEPUTY Principal
Mrs Lizelle Geduld
Grade RR & R
Mrs Victoria Newman
- Mrs Victoria Newman
Primary School Teachers:
Mrs Lynné Lourens
Mrs Linda Vivier
Mrs Hannelene Caine
- Mrs Lynné Lourens
- Mrs Linda Vivier
- Mrs Hannelene Caine
Mrs Lizelle Geduld
Mrs Estelle Francklin
Ms Liné Oosthuizen
- Mrs Lizelle Geduld
- Mrs Estelle Francklin
- Ms Liné Oosthuizen
Mr Jaun Tait
- Mr Jaun Tait
High School Teachers:
Life Sciences, Natural Sciences & Tech
Mrs Jennifer Schnepper
Business Studies & Tourism
Ms Esmeralda Nel
Mrs Suné van Aswegen
- Mrs Jennifer Schnepper
- Ms Esmeralda Nel
- Mrs Suné van Aswegen
Mathematics Gr. 10 – 12 & Physical Sciences Gr. 10, EMS
Mathematics Gr. 8 & 9, Mathematics Literacy
Mr Enrico Uys
Design, Creative Arts & Social Sciences
Ms Yolande Oosthuizen
Mrs Megan Southey
- Mr Enrico Uys
- Ms Yolande Oosthuizen
- Mrs Megan Southey
CAT, TECH & LO
English Home Language
Mr Danvil Julius
Mrs Carla Roets
Ms Simone Sevenster
- Mr Danvil Julius
- Mrs Carla Roets
- Ms Simone Sevenster