Willow Academy

Applications are open for 2024

Willow Academy is a Christian school catering for students from Grade RR to Grade 12.  Our curriculum is approved by the Independent Examinations Board and is enhanced by high quality textbooks, material and teaching aids from Abeka.


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Our Upcoming Curricular Events & Activities



Foundation Phase Pajama Day

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Matric Farewell


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Term 3 starts

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Our News & Announcements


Matric Dance

Matric Dance

Matric dance 2023 at @swanlakevenue What an amazing group of learners! #inspiritandintruth #whereyoubelong #willowacademy

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Job Shadowing

Job Shadowing

Our annual job shadowing programme is taking place this week and the learners are thoroughly enjoying it! From graphic designers to marine biologists and psychologists, most learners are able to experience the industries that they are interested in. They even made a...

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Our Environment

Learning  at Willow Academy is lively, interesting and memorable.
At Willow Academy we have small classes and have found that this improves the holistic development of all our learners. With the assistance of Abeka books and the support of the IEB, education at Willow Academy provides both academic excellence and strong Christian character training.

Location: Cedar Road, Fairview, Port Elizabeth

Telephone: 041 008 5007

Email: info@willowacademy.co.za

School Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:45am – 2:10pm

Our Core Values


At Willow Academy, you will find a culture of diligence, excellence, and integrity, grounded in respect, love, faith and unity. Our staff and learners work in an environment with strong values and a commitment to growth as we endeavour to educate each child in body, mind and spirit. Academics, sport, cultural activities, leadership, outdoor programmes and a daily time of devotion, help learners explore and develop their unique abilities and strengths.


Willow Academy’s Vision & Mission

Cultivating Christ-centred influencers for the 21st century world. 

Engage, discover, learn, from a Biblical worldview.

A Word

From Our Principal

Welcome the Willow Family.  Willow Academy has been around since 1988. The heart of our school is to educate learners, but also to equip them with values and skills to change their communities. We are a school that believes that Jesus is at the centre of everything we do. We encourage our learners to follow the scripture, Love the Lord your God and love your neighbor as you love yourselves, as this is the commandment Jesus gave. Then we also believe that there is nothing we can’t do, from the scripture, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. 

As a school we comply with the CAPS but we change the content from a humanistic worldview to a Biblical Worlview. This means we ask the question, What does Jesus have to say about this? So when deciding on a school it is important that you pray about it as we know that we will see your child more than you and what we impart in their lives should be in line with your worldview.  

– Charlene Rademeyer

Our School

Governance & Leadership

Willow Academy is governed, first and foremost, by our Heavenly Father. The school operates as a Department of Word of Faith Christian Centre, and this church acts as our spiritual covering. Word of Faith Christian Centre is represented at our School Board meetings, with Pastor Mariana Crompton being the chairperson.

Board Members

Chairperson – Pastor Mariana Crompton

Advocate – Adv Richard Crompton

Principal – Mrs Charlene Rademeyer

Financials – Mrs Amanda Styles

Secretary – Mr Robert Brown

School Management Team

Chairperson | Mrs Charlene Rademeyer

Phase Head Representatives


Mrs Lynette Hoch



Mrs Vanessa Janse Van Rensburg

Foundation Phase


Mr Robert Brown

Senior Phase (Gr 4-7) / Secretary

Mrs Ilze Kilian

High School

Department Heads

Mr  Mark Storer

Academic Head

Mrs Maryna Gie

Sports Head/ School Events

Mrs Bern Ayerst

Culture Head

Mrs Amanda Styles

Financial Administrator

Committee Coordinator  – Mrs Charlene Rademeyer

Chair Person  – Gabrielle Human

Secretary  – Faith Andrews

Member  – Kutlwano Modise

Member  -Tanya Ndaba

Member  – Racheal Lottering


In addition to being governed by our Heavely Father and operating as a Department of Word of Faith Christian Centre, we are registered with the Department of Education, and partner with various other stakeholders such as Umalusi, the Independent Examination Board(IEB) and the Association of Christian Schools International(ACSI).

Willow Academy is registered as a Non-Profit Organisation and is fully compliant with the Non-Profit Organisations’ Act. We believe we need to honour and submit to these organisations, as they protect us, and assist us in promoting good governance.

Our Chairperson

Willow Academy is ever growing, ever expanding, ever seeking to do things with greater excellence rooted and grounded in the principles of God’s Word.

We are proud to see the fruit produced in our children’s lives but also of the amazing fruit being produced in the lives of those who have gone through the school.

Their achievements in life are phenomenal but they are also people of character who have “banked God’s promises in the vault of their heart and therefore have not sinned themselves bankrupt.”

I am proud of Willow Academy for the high standard of learning and academics maintained at the school with the ability to always remember that we live in a constantly changing world with different challenges facing each generation.

The loving but unwavering discipline maintained by teachers who do not see this as just a job but truly as a calling, men and women who are willing to go more than just the extra mile –  no sacrifice too big, to make learning a holistic, enjoyable experience. 

-Mariana Crompton


Teacher Learner Ratio


Years Established

Get In Touch

Location: Cedar Road, Fairview, Port Elizabeth

Telephone: 041  008 5007

Email: info@willowacademy.co.za

School Hours: M-F: 7:45am – 2:10pm