27 July 2020 – Not long into the term we were forced to close our doors for fourteen days. During this time we reviewed and amended our procedures to try to ensure that we did not have to close the whole school should another case materialize. As a direct result of the revised procedures, we were able to keep the high school open when a second case arose in early July.
27 July 2020 – Dear Foundation Phase parents, as we celebrate completing a very successful – yet unpredictable – second term, I would like to express my gratitude to the Willovian Staff, which includes our awesome teachers, administration staff, sports staff, music teachers and cleaners for going the extra mile. We have managed to phase in additional grades, despite severe restrictions, in order to ensure the continued safety of our learners and staff.
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27 July 2020 – As we celebrate completing a very successful – yet unpredictable – second term, I would like to express my gratitude to the Willovian Staff, which includes our awesome teachers, administration staff, sports staff, music teachers and cleaners for going the extra mile. We have managed to phase in additional grades, despite severe restrictions, in order to ensure the continued safety of our learners and staff.
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- 24 January 2020 –
Every year we celebrate Founder’s Day with an assembly. This year the team at Willow Academy pulled out all the stops to make sure we would remember why we are at Willow Academy and why we are a Willovian.
On Friday morning we transported all our learners between Grade 1 and Grade 12 to Word of Faith Christian Centre. Our ceremony started at 10h30am sharp with a flag ceremony led by our head prefect and JCC madam speaker, Phila. The flags were made up of our South African Flag, School Flag and our House Flags (House Victory and House Jubilee)
We walked into the auditorium on a worship song from Hillsong called “See the light” as we strongly feel that this is all for His glory. The welcoming, scripture and prayer were led by Elethu April and Khazimla Gxotani in Grade 4. This was followed by praise and worship led by Mr Sean African and Mrs Bern Ayrest. Two band members from Westway Bethel played the drums and base. Two of our learners, Gabula and Sine, were on the the mics. Then Lulu was asked to come to the stage to show us some moves with one of the praise songs – he really has some smart moves.
This was followed by a Grade 2 learner who presented a lovely scripture and Makenzie Gie in Grade 4 who read a poem written by Mrs Marlene van Aardt. Mr Sean Africa made a lovely presentation of all the memories of Willow Academy through the years. Our main speaker was Cleo Flear, who was our head girl of 2013. Her story inspired young and old to get back to the basics – back to the Word of God. To end off the ceremony our Junior and High School prefects, as well as our house captains led our entire school in a new war cry that was written for House Victory, but now belongs to Willow Academy. All of the children received a lovely cupcake and took photos of this wonderful celebration.
Mrs Rademeyer proceeded to extend this celebration to The Willow Ark – Grade 00-R. They prayed and sang happy birthday to Willow Academy. Aunty Lynette had to blow out the candles and she had all the children laughing when she pretended that she could not get them blown out. Each child received a cupcake.
So to Willow Academy, happy 32 years, may God bless you even more. Willow Academy is blessed and highly favoured.
A warm welcome to all our Willovian Parents. This year we have decided that we will not only survive – we will thrive. We will raise the bar; we will rise above the norm.
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On the 19th of July 2019 we unveiled the Willow Ark. The idea to give our Pre-primary a new name started last year in the office with Mrs Rademeyer and the Pre-primary teachers. At the beginning of the year Aunty Lynette and her team started working on the name. She was busy drawing a picture of the three animals that represent each year, and saw that it could be an ark. With that in mind they unanimously agreed that The Willow Ark would be the name for the Pre-Primary. With help from Aunty Lynettes a logo was designed and the new name was birthed. Last week Friday we unveiled our new name and invited Pastor Mariana Crompton, our chairlady, Bubblegum Valley and our learners to celebrate with us. Even with the wind and rain we where blessed and the learners were so excited to pray for their school. We pray that God will bless this school.