OUR SCHOOL

We are a small school – a total of 160 Learners at the beginning of 2014. All teachers are fully qualified, experienced and dedicated and no class has more than 24 learners.

Ethos and Culture

Hibberdene Academy is a school with a heart for the community. This is not just a statement for us; this embodies the ethos on which our educational approach is based. We empower learners to become the master of their destiny and have new hope for the future. We offer high quality private education presented by qualified teachers supported by exceptional administrative staff.

- We are Umalusi accredited and
- a member of the Independent Schools Association of South Africa.
- offer the Independent Board of Examinations Grade 12 to our learners.

Independent education of this quality is usually only available to the more affluent; we provide these services at a cost affordable to the everyday person. We invite you to join hands with us in changing the lives of children thus changing the future of our country.

Origins

The Hibberdene Academy is situated in Santa Barbara Way, Hibberdene and was established in 2000 and built as an RDP Project for the benefit of the community. Tuition started from Grade RR (Kindergarten) and grew by grade each year until Grade 12 was reached in 2011.

Amenities

We have a computer laboratory with 16 computers linked to the Internet (but no intranet), and we have a Science laboratory.

Fee Concessions

Our fees are not high, but, despite that, we have some pupils who find it extremely difficult to find the money. We have made assistance available but are in need of more financial sponsorship for some of our more deserving boys and girls. These pupils are in the high school where the fees are a little higher. They are achieving high marks in their subjects and deserve to be able to proceed with their education. Additional available funding is required to cover the annual fees, administration fee, textbooks, stationery and uniform in these deserving cases. Funds for excursions and benchmark tests that need be undertaken during the year would also enhance the lives of these deserving pupils. Sponsors are kept informed of the progress of ‘their’ pupil in the form of regular reports and information on and by the pupil.

Sports and Extra mural Activities

We need sports fields but do not have the room at our present location. Our cultural offerings, for those who might not be sporty, are chess, performing arts. We have a whole-school Community programme collecting plastic bread tags to provide wheelchairs for deserving people, collecting food for the needy, making up Santa shoe boxes. We have met on a Saturday morning with the Lions to help clean up our beach.

Tuck Shop:

There is a tuck shop that sells a meal/take away every day. We provide sandwiches with donations from the Lions Club of Hibberdene for those pupils who would, perhaps, have no food during the school day. We also receive bananas once a week from a local farmer. The tuck shop profits contribute towards cleaning materials, tea, coffee, sugar and milk for the Staff.