Willow Academy

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Willow Academy is a Christian school catering for students from Grade 00 to Grade 12.  Our curriculum is approved by the Independent Examinations Board and is enhanced by high quality text books, material and teaching aids from A BEKA.



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 each of our learners. With the assistance of A BEKA BOOK 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: M-F: 8am – 2pm

Our Core Values


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


Willow Academy’s Mission & Vision

As a Christian School, our aim is to provide a nurturing and stimulating environment where learners are equipped to develop their individual potential and to further God’s Kingdom.

We endeavor to provide each child with the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills which will develop them holistically – in body, mind and spirit.

Our mission is to help learners fulfill their potential by creating a God-honouring environment where they are equipped with an excellent, biblically integrated education and spiritual formation.

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 equipe 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 commandement Jesus gave. Then we also believe that there is nothing we cant do, we use the scripture I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. 

As a school we do comply with 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 that you and what we impart in their lives should be inline with your worldview.  

– Charlene Rademeyer


Our Upcoming Curricular Events & Activities




Grade 4-9

Event Info

The timetable will be issued by Friday, 14 May. 

We wish all of our learners the best with their exams! 

For more information contact the school on 041 008 5007



Exams End

Grades 4-12

Event Info

Please call the school on 041 008 5007 for further information.



Learn to Swim Ends 

Grades 1,7,8 & 9

Event Info
Learn to Swim ends Friday, 11 June 2021 for Term 2

Life Skill Swimming for Grade 1, 7, 8 & 9 ends Friday, 11 June 2021

HP Team swimming ends Thursday, 10 June 2021

For more information contact the school on 041 008 5007

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

Chairlady – 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 | Pre-Prirmary

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 Chairlady

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



Our News & Announcements


World Book Day

World Book Day

We celebrated World Book Day with a dress up for the learners, which they thoroughly enjoyed. In the high school, we also did a quiz and awarded prizes to the top 3 learners. The best dressed learner in each phase also won a prize.

Recycling starts here!

Recycling starts here!

We are so happy to announce that we are starting a recycling programme at school that will be run by the learners, known as Eco-warriors, and administered by Mr Blignaut. There is a huge need for recycling as pollution and the illegal dumping of waste is increasing in...

World Poetry Day 2021

World Poetry Day 2021

  "Poetry is a form of expression. Writing it lets us get out our feelings and thoughts on a subject while reading it encourages us to connect and find meaning in our experiences. Poetry can have a positive impact on the social and emotional learning of children....


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Get In Touch

Location: Cedar Road, Fairview, Port Elizabeth

Telephone: 041  008 5007

Email: info@willowacademy.co.za

School Hours: M-F: 8am – 2pm