About Us

 

 

 

ETHOS, VISION, MISSION & VALUES

Academy Private School provides a learning environment where every student can achieve their potential.

VISION

All Academy Private School students will achieve personal success in their learning and become responsible and productive citizens. Every student can look forward to a bright future – hence our motto “unlock your future”. Academy Private School will provide the key.

MISSION

Academy Private School’s mission is to provide a high-quality, comprehensive, and meaningful education for all students. Each student 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 student to reach their fullest potential. Students 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 students are well-rounded, self-directed, lifelong students.

Our vision will be achieved by:

  • Maintaining an optimum learning environment which will provide the opportunity for students to be successful.
  • Providing a balanced and varied school curriculum designed to meet the academic, cultural, physical and social needs of each individual student.
  • Ensuring that our educators are well qualified and possess a high degree of professional integrity.

VALUES

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

ROBOTIC STEAM EDUCATION

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.

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.

 

Academy Private School is integrating Brainstorm Boffins® Robotic STEAM Education programme as an addition to its subject offerings from January 2021.

Grade 1 – 9 students have a weekly timetabled Robotic STEAM Education slot. Robotic STEAM Education includes digital skills, robotics, coding, as well as STEAM learning and project-based learning concepts.

In addition, Grade 4-12 students can further explore Robotics as an extramural activity (Robotics Club) in order to compete in National and International competitions and Robotics Olympiads.

 

STEAM = SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ARTS, MATHEMATICS

STEAM is found in everything, in every discipline, and in every product we use in life!

STEAM Education leads to innovation, new ways of thinking, new technologies and much more.

STEAM 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 students of the 21st century!

e-CAMPUS

Click here to learn more about our Robotic STEAM Education programme, view our online uniform store, learn how to download the prescribed eBooks and login to ChildCloud.

 

 

SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENTS

In 2017, Academy Private School received an award from the WCED & the Metro East Education District in the category: Maintaining a 90% – 100% overall pass rate over the past 3 years.

Also in 2017, Academy Private School received an award from the WCED & the Metro East Education District in the category: Improvement in subject pass rate by 10% or more for Physical Sciences.

In February 2019 Academy Private School was presented with an award by the WCED & the Metro East Education District in the category: Matric Awards 2018 – Maintaining a 90% – 100% overall pass rate over the past 3 years.

In February 2019 our Matric Learner, Jean-Paul Jarmann received an award from the WCED & the Metro East Education District for achieving position number 2 in Equine Studies 2018.

Our students have achieved A symbols in numerous subjects and have gone on to study at top universities and colleges in the country. We have students who are studying agricultural sciences, medical sciences, business sciences and many other prestigious courses. We have a learner who is studying an art degree at the well know AAA College of Arts in Cape Town as well as many other students who have successfully completed various degrees and diplomas.

In the sporting field, we have students who have achieved provincial colours as well as national colours. Some examples would include a learner who achieved WP school golf colours and upon finishing school was selected to play for the Western Province adult golf team. A number of our girls have achieved equestrian school colours as well as Equestrian National Colours.

2022 – Academy Private School received an award from the WCED for maintaining a 100% pass rate. Our top student Tumi, also received an award for her achievements!

 

 

 

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 Phase Heads make up the members of the School Management Team.

 

Our School Principal

School Principal

Mrs Jennifer Schnepper

Private, independent pre-primary, primary and high school situated in Kuils River

 


PHASE HEADS

Junior High (Gr.7-9)
  • Mrs Lana Arendse


 

 

 

TEACHERS

Pre-Primary Teacher:

(Gr.RR-R)

Grade RR & R
  • Ms Bianca Laubscher


Primary School Teachers:

Foundation Phase:

(Gr.1-3)

Grade 1
  • Ms Loané Visagie
Grade 2
  • Mrs Victoria Newman
Grade 3
  • Ms Lize Uys


Intermediate Phase:

(Gr.4-6)

Grade 4 - Grade Head
  • Ms Anika Le Roux
Grade 5 - Grade Head
  • Mrs Liné Du Plessis
Grade 6 - Grade Head
  • Ms Jamie-Lee Brown


High School Teachers:

Junior High (Gr. 7 – 9)
Senior High (Gr. 10 – 12)

Grade 7 - Grade Head
  • Mrs Elizma van Rensburg
Mathematical Literacy Gr.10-12
  • Mr Pierre le Roux


Physical Sciences Gr.10-12
  • Mrs Jennifer Schnepper
Natural Sciences Gr.8 & 9, Life Sciences Gr.10-12
  • Mrs Lana Arendse
EMS Gr.7-9, Business Studies Gr.10-12, Grade 8 - Grade Head
  • Mrs Jana Van Zyl


Mathematics Gr. 10–12
  • Mrs Chrystal Fredericks
Design and Creative Arts, Grade 8B - Grade Head
  • Mr Marlon Albertyn
Life Orientation, Sports Coordinator, Grade 11 - Grade Head
  • Mr Lyle Fortuin


CAT Gr.10-12, Digital Skills, Robotics & Coding Gr.1-9
  • Ms Creshé Naidoo
English Home Language Gr.8-12, Grade 10 - Grade Head
  • Mrs Lucille Green
Afrikaans FAL Gr.8-12
  • Ms Simone Sevenster


Admin Staff:

Front Office, Admin and Reception
  • Ms Natasha Millward
Accounts and Finance Department
  • Mrs Elvena Petersen