Op Saterdag 16 Mei het dit behoorlik gegons op Gansbaai se sportgronde met die tweejaarlikse Rachel’s Angels Markdag. Academia was vanjaar die gasheerskool.
Academia was voorwaar getrakteer met ‘n rits “celebs” wat die skool kom besoek het. Vrydagaand 15 Mei is ‘n glansgeleentheid by die Great White Shark House gehou en die gasheer was Wilfred Chivell.
Die Universiteit van die Vrystaat het vir ‘n tweede keer een van Gansbaai Academia se topstudente “opgeraap” – weer eens met ‘n volle studiebeurs. Andisiwe Wulana, Gansbaai Academis se topkandidaat vir 2014, het, net soos haar voorganger, Bianca de Koning (Hoofmeisie 2013), ‘n volle studente-beurs, danksy prof Jonathan Jansen van die Universiteit van die Vrystaat, ontvang.
It is time for Gansbaai Academia’s annual golf day. Our inaugural golf day last year was a great success and raised a substantial sum of money for the wonderful cause that is our proud school Gansbaai Academia. We are trying our best to ensure an even bigger success this year.
So come and enjoy a day of fun at a unique venue in aid of Gansbaai Academia, a young no fees multicultural high school. For more details and an entry form click here.
The golf day, in an American Scramble format with 2 players per team, will be held on the very picturesque Gansbaai Golf Course, which is the most southerly course in Africa. The 9 hole, 18 tee course with its zig zag layout ensures that the wind comes from a different direction on every hole.
It is always great to hear from our previous matriculants about the successes they have achieved, such as Bianca De Koning’s full scholarship to the University Of The Free State or Michelle Le Roux’s Lovelife scholarship to France. Now we have received some more great news from our 2013 head boy, Siviwe Yuyu. He has just written an email to our principal from Emory University in Atlanta in the United States, where he recently completed a seven day 7Mindsets program and then received a great accolade. This is the text of his email: Continue reading
Dr Nelia Louw interviewed our principal Mr Tommy Wilson last week on her program Education on the Air. The program was broadcast on Whale Coast FM and you can listen to the full interview by clicking play on the link below.
The matric class of 2013 distinguished themselves by improving on the 2012 results of Academia’s first matriculants in achieving a 93.2% pass rate. But that is not all. This year 16 learners gained university exemption against the only two of 2012.and 35 achieved Diploma. Continue reading
The lucky winner of Academia’s newest competition will win a beautiful quilt hand made and donated by Wacky Whalers, one of two groups in Gansbaai belonging to the “Kwilt Gilde Van Overberg” based in Onrus. The quilt is made in the colours of our school and for just R10 you can purchase an entry into the competition. The quilt is currently on show at Jannas Pancake House in Main Street and members of the public can purchase their entries there. Continue reading
Academia’s fledgling library, opened less than a year ago, is growing at a phenomenal pace, with donations from well known authors and the general public. For the learners it is starting to become a destination of choice during breaks and in the afternoons. Continue reading
Seven learners of our matric class form part of the Media 24 initiative Rachel’s Angels This is a mentorship programme which has been operating since 2007 in the Western Cape in association with the University of Stellenbosch. The programme aims to improve grade 11 and 12 learners’ academic abilities and to enrich their life skills by involving senior students from the university as mentors. Gansbaai Academia is very proud that our school were selected to be part of this elite program. Continue reading