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Core values establish a firm moral foundation

With 155 years’ experience, Maritzburg College knows a lot about educating young men. The school has evolved into a vibrant, relevant, 21st century establishment that is home to nearly 1 350 boys.
The 2017 matric results of 100 percent pass rate and 97 percent bachelor pass testify to the excellence of the learning and teaching environment.
The high level of performance across sport and cultural fields indicates the richness and diversity of co-curricular coaching and support.
The school boasts all the modern educational tools and some of the best sporting facilities.
In a modern world, Maritzburg College has retained an unashamed focus on its core values of honesty, integrity, empathy, courage, self-discipline, commitment and respect, which all boys are expected to embrace.
Boys are taught to explore their values and establish a foundation for making responsible decisions; to discover their own definitions of self, who they are and who they want to become. They learn to step out of their comfort zone and achieve their full potential, preparing for roles in a globally connected world.
Maritzburg College focuses on the intellectual, physical, social and emotional lives of boys and seeks to build men with good character and help each boy live an honourable life.
Pupils are united by a special bond of brotherhood which continues well beyond their school-going years.
For more information or to book for one of the open days, please visit the website

Remedial Centre helps children cope

Highly qualified remedial therapist and teacher, Paula Gumley from Three Birds Remedial Centre and school in Southport, with pupils (from left) Travis Campher, Keaton Beukes and Lwandle Sibutha. “We cover the curriculum while equipping children with the skills necessary to cope with the work, strengthening their weaknesses and building on their strengths. It is also important to boost self-esteem and empower them for life,” she says. “We are CAPS aligned and work with children from grade 1 to 12. We cater for all children with a range of remedial challenges, the focus being on reading, language and maths skills, as well as enrichment programmes. We equip, encourage and empower.”

Pre-school offers a holistic style of teaching

Yvonne Robinson Pre-primary’s number one priority is its pupils’ well-being, education, general health and happiness.
It caters for children from three to six years of age, up to grade R and offers full day or half-day teaching, as well as aftercare for children up to grade 2, which includes supervised homework and playtime.
This well-known establishment has large well-equipped classrooms and a secure outdoor play area with a sandpit, swings, slides, tree house and jungle gym.
The dedicated teachers focus on the cognitive, physical and emotional aspects of their young pupils and encourage a healthy social development and environmental awareness.
The school is located on McArthur Street in Port Shepstone, making it an ideal choice for parents who work in town.
Registration is open all year round.

Academy offering an international curriculum

Situated centrally in Shelly Beach, Hibiscus International Academy will be following the Cambridge International curriculum while focussing on Maths and Sciences.

Cambridge International education programmes have a proven reputation for being an excellent preparation for university, employment and life.

The Cambridge International curriculum gives pupils access to top study destinations, such as the USA, UK and Australia, as well as in many other countries including Canada, Germany, Singapore and South Africa.

Hibiscus International Academy is currently accepting applications for enrolment into Grade 7, 8 and 9 for 2019. Enrolment for Grade 10 will take place in 2020, followed by Grade 11 in 2021 and Grade 12 in 2022.

Applications are limited as the Academy will be offering small class sizes.

Academy holds honorary list of students

Grade 11 pupils from Hibberdene Academy are, (back, from left) Nicholas Madinga, Mholi Mnguni, Angelique Landman, Joel Ogle and Aphelele Ncama with Andiswa Dlamini, Krevashnee Pillay, Thando Zondo, Xoliswa Mbusi and Zinhle Molefe in front.


Hibberdene Academy is extremely proud to hold a meritorious 100 percent bachelor degree matric pass rate for 2017.

The academy also holds an honorary list of students who have continued their studies in the fields of medicine, engineering, technology, accounting, sports and the sciences among others.

The academy is a IEB (Independent Examination Board) school and offers grade RR to grade 12 and features small classes, which afford personal and individual academic attention for all students.

All teachers are qualified with most being specialists in their respective fields and all are registered with SACE. The academy is affiliated to ISASA and Umalusi.

The vision and mission of the school is to produce academically qualified, well-rounded young men and women of respect, vision and substance who discover their own strengths and talents and are able to succeed and contribute, with confidence, to their own futures to become productive citizens of South Africa.

Join us and ‘Become the Master of Your Destiny’.


(A ministry of His Church South Coast)



Umdoni Christian Academy to offer world-class Cambridge secondary curriculum.

Umdoni Christian Academy (UCA) has been offering the Umdoni community a personalized system of instruction with a individualized, mastery-based, biblical approach to education from preschool to grade 12 for over fourteen years. As of 12th September, UCA has been approved by Cambridge Assessment International Education to offer its world-leading Cambridge programme.

The Cambridge programme gives students a clear path for educational success and the demands of the working world. UCA combines a world-class curriculum, high-quality support for teachers and integrated assessment with an exit qualification recognised around the world.

UCA will be offering the community the Cambridge Upper Secondary programme which leads to Cambridge IGCSE (the world’s most popular international qualification for 14 to 16 year olds) as well as the Cambridge Advanced programme, which prepares students for university and higher education, and leads to Cambridge International AS & A Level qualifications.

Every year, nearly a million students from 10 000 schools in 160 countries prepare for their future with Cambridge programmes and qualifications. Success with Cambridge often gives students admission to the world’s best universities – in the US, the UK, Australia, Canada, Germany and beyond.

Michael O’Sullivan, Chief Executive of Cambridge Assessment International Education, said: “We are delighted to announce that Umdoni Christian Academy has joined our global community of Cambridge schools and we look forward to a long and productive relationship with them.”

Jenny Page, principal of UCA said: “We are delighted to offer the Umdoni Community an internationally accredited qualification that not only meets the educational requirements for local tertiary institutes but also international institutes. Together with our tried and tested educational methodology where value based, individualized, mastery based education which is paramount to our school is offered, we now have a fully recognized qualification for all our students”.

About Umdoni Christian Academy (UCA)

UCA has been operating in the Umdoni Community for 14 years using the ACE methodology of Value-based, Independent, Mastery learning from Preschool to Grade 12. With the ever- changing educational landscape our grade 12’s have been required to enter South African universities through the Senates Discretionary route as our curriculum does not follow the exam centered approach.  Through our association and accreditation with the British Council and Cambridge International, our students are well equipped to write the Cambridge IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) and AS (Advanced Subsidary Level) /A (CIE Advanced level) levels.

About Cambridge Assessment International Education

Cambridge Assessment International Education prepares school students for life, helping them develop an informed curiosity and a lasting passion for learning. We are part of the University of Cambridge.

Our Cambridge Pathway gives students a clear path for educational success from age 11 to 19. Schools can shape its curriculum around how they want students to learn – with a wide range of subjects and flexible ways to offer them. It helps students discover new abilities and a wider world, and give them the transferable skills they need for life, so they can achieve at school, university and work.

Learn more! Visit / OR Contact Umdoni Christian Academy c/o Henriette Otto

Contact Number: 0399760062

Email: [email protected]

Children thrive in an enriching environment

When Michelle Rowlands purchased Tiny Town Play Centre in October 1987, there were three staff members and 35 children.
Due to the increased demand for quality care and school readiness programmes, the school now celebrates 31 years of moulding the minds of children.
“The school has grown steadily over the years and today we have 14 staff and 92 children,” said Michelle. “We are extremely fortunate that each and every staff member has a passion for children. We offer a loving environment and quality day care where children are under adult supervision at all times.”
The school takes babies from three-months up to Grade R and aftercare is offered for those with younger siblings.
A school readiness programme is introduced at the age of three and progresses up to Grade R.
“The day starts at 7am with breakfast. Each week there is a varied learning programme following a different theme which includes cognitive and perceptual development, physical education, language and life skills,” she said.
“It is important for children to interact with others and we encourage them to participate in fantasy and free play outdoors. The children can also take extra activities such as Playball and GymboKidz.”
“Mid-morning there is juice and a snack. At lunch time the children sit down and eat a balanced cooked meal and at 3pm they get a sandwich and a cool drink.
“We are open at 7am and close at 5pm Monday to Friday,” she added.
It is important for children to receive quality pre-school education and Tiny Town Play Centre helps prepare young minds for the day they go to ‘big’ school.
Enrol your child today.



Yvonne Robinson

Maritzburg College

Tiny Town Playcentre

Suid-Natal Hoerskool


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