We celebrated World Book Day with a dress up for the learners, which they thoroughly enjoyed.
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 our metro.
“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. It may offer them a new way of thinking about something.”- www.proudtobeprimary.com
Click here to read our latest newsletter. In this letter we update our parents on staff, weddings, our new High School Phase Head, WhatsApp rules and early arrivals.
Last year we decided we would like all our learners to return to school on a more regular basis. The stability of regular class attendance helps learners successfully complete their school year.
We have installed screens in our Grade 1, 2 & 3 classes to ensure that all our learners can attend school from Monday to Friday. This means all the work can be covered for term 1.
Currently Grade 4 -7 are coming to school from Monday to Thursday, but we are in the process of introducing Friday as well in order to consolidate subjects.
Our Grade 8 and Grade 9 learners attend school four days a week, Monday to Thursday.
Our Grade 10-12 learners attend school from Monday to Friday.
We thank our parents for their continuous support as we navigate these uncertain times.
All Grade 1, 7, 8 & 9 learners will, during term 1, 2 & 3 receive professional swimming lessons from our parter, Debbie Lockett and her team at Bay Eagle Swim School (BEST) situated at Aquabear Swimming Academy in Frank Landman Street.
The lessons come at no financial cost, except to purchase the swimming gear.
For more information contact the school on 041 368 1488.
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.