“The Get Ahead Schools are a home away from home for our students. Our vision of “making every child feel worthy and validated” informs every decision we make. We believe in finding and unlocking strengths in each student so that they have the confidence to face life’s challenges.
Our teaching and learning is based on Christian values, with an emphasis on love, respect and honesty. Building resilience and confidence in 21st century skills allows our students to be calculated risk takers. These skills, along with vital soft skills, set our students on a path to success.
We believe in the continued professional development of our staff to ensure that our students benefit from the most relevant teaching strategies and education philosophies.
Get Ahead Schools focus on preparing students for life after school by equipping them with practical skills. To this end, each primary school has a Makerspace Room where students have the freedom to tinker and participate in experiential learning. Our college recently opened a 4iR Class, which includes coding and robotics activities, 3D printing, app development and drone flying. We aim to develop enquiring minds from an early age.
We are proud to say that we have stood the test of time as an independent school serving the communities of the district of Komani since 1996.
Our partnership with the Leacock Foundation from Toronto, Canada since 2002 has enabled us to keep up with global trends in education in offering a world class education.”
The Central Office delivers services across the three campuses and consists of:
Vicki du Preez – Executive Head
Lauren Schwarz – Corporate and Community Relations
Mathilda Humphreys – Senior Bursar
Nduduzo Phewa – Senior IT Technician
Nangamso Xashimba – Social Worker