HH Academy is an English combined
school with grades from Grade R - Grade 12 and is registered with
the Eastern Cape Department of Education. We offer a strong emphasis
on Spirit filled development towards a life-time of commitment to
Christian values based on the Word of God. Our pupils per classroom
are kept to a minimum so that learners will get intensive individual
attention with their school work. This ensures that each student's
potential is discovered and developed. Our educators are trained and
encouraged how to teach with Christ in the Centre as departure point
of every curriculum. The school adopts the National Curriculum
(CAPS). Government ANA exams are also written by Grades 3, 6 and 9.
There are a number of values and principles that have always been a
part of the vision for the school, and which form the cornerstones
on which it is built. These are:
The priority of a quality academic education
We only work with well qualified, motivated, passionate and
enthusiastic staff, with a balance of youthful enthusiasm and
energy, and educators with extensive experience.
In addition, classes are limited to a maximum of 15 per class
(senior phase), 25 per class (FET Phase) , and examinations are
written under the auspices of the National Department of Education;
and in the future with the Independent Examinations Board to ensure
an excellent qualification that is recognised around the world,
making all graduates of the school globally marketable.
Discipline is a priority, and the Code of Conduct and Disciplinary
Code are strictly adhered to - we believe that there are many
responsibilities that go with the right to an education, and ill
discipline will not be tolerated at the school. We operate according
to a debit and merit system, with suspension and expulsion reserved
for those who are unable to operate within the disciplinary
structures of the school.
A wide variety of subjects will be offered at the senior levels,
with the aim of allowing each learner to focus on the areas in which
he or she has the greatest abilities.
Technology will be embraced, with an advanced internet system and
wireless networking across the school, which make the school one of
the most advanced schools in the province in this field.
The importance of co-curricular activities
We believe that the best education is a well-rounded education,
which includes cultural activities and sporting participation.
We therefore place an emphasis on co-curricular activities, both
sporting and cultural. Cultural activities including drama, public
speaking and debating will be offered at a high standard by staff
who will be passionate about these arts. It is something we are
pursuing with vigor while looking for a bigger space for the school.
A Christian ethos
While Happy Home Academy will not be a "church school", linked to
any particular denomination or church, Christian principles will be
taught and modelled at the school. The school Values of Faith,
Integrity, Respect and Excellence are all qualities that we promote
and encourage - and expect - from staff and learners.
Excellent facilities at affordable fees
We are committed to providing the very best facilities for our
learners, both in the classroom and out of the school. At the same
time we want to ensure that Happy Home Academy remains affordable
for the local community. We have been able to keep fees below most
other independent schools while still providing excellent facilities
We will strive to keep fees at these levels and to keep fee
increases to a minimum, while not sacrificing the quality of
education in any way.
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