Making your years count

Welcome to our High School

Willow Academy High School is a family orientated, vibrant and connected school for learners between Grades 8 and 12. We offer the National Curriculum Statement and have integrated strong Biblical principles in our daily lessons.

Our vision is to equip learners to develop their individual potential and to enable them to further God’s Kingdom in their local communities and in society at large. This incorporates the development of their spiritual, mental, emotional and physical potential.

Willow Academy provides its learners with a variety of activities which contribute toward their spiritual formation. Our teachers strive to present biblically integrated lessons with Religious Education (Studying God’s Word) being compulsory for all learners. We have a weekly assembly which incorporates a time of praise and worship, corporate prayer and a Bible based talk or sermon. In addition, each school day begins with a ten-minute devotional period which includes a Bible reading and prayer.

Our pupils write the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations at the end of their Grade 12 year. The IEB NSC is quality assured by Umalusi which is the Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education. We selected IEB because of their balance between knowledge and applied skills, whilst providing learners with the opportunity to receive a value based education. This, in turn, prepares pupils for the demands of tertiary education.

The IEB is well structured and ensures that effective teaching and learning takes place.  In addition, the IEB provides plenty of opportunities where teachers can assist learners in the education process. We consider the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values and attitudes an important part of the education process. Since our first class matriculated in 2012, we have grown as a school with excellent academics results and achieved a 100% pass rate in 2015 and 2016.

We make use of a variety of benchmarking tests to ensure that the quality of education we provide is maintained and improved. These tests include the IEB Core Skills Test, the Annual National Assessments (ANA), and various Mathematics diagnostic tests.

For more information on the IEB curriculum please visit www.ieb.co.za.
In Grade 9 we offer psychometric testing to guide pupils during the process of choosing subjects for grade 10 and onwards.  This is a scholastic aptitude test and interest profile.