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HeronBridge College (Secondary)

HeronBridge College is located in the heart of prime development 10km north of Fourways, where the two Jukskei rivers meet. This unique, co-educational College enjoys architecturally designed buildings, rolling lawns, gardens, leafy trees and fields flanked by a beautiful river. When the school was founded in 2001, doors were opened to a class of busy pre-primary children. It presently extends through a complete preparatory school and into a vibrant college. Here, young people prepare for their role in the twenty-first century and the responsibilities it will place before them. 



The school is founded on Christian principles and aims to provide an education of the highest quality, developing each child academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually. A favourable teacher to learner ratio ensures the fundamental ethos of care and concern for the individual. Solid foundations for life are laid through an active Life Orientation programme that seeks to be relevant to young people today.



Mission, Vision and Motto

Mission Statement

 

1.             The College will offer excellence in education by:

 

·      developing each child to his/her full potential through an integrated programme that attends to physical, emotional, social, cognitive and spiritual development;

·   implementing a dynamic and relevant curriculum that addresses the changing needs of society and encourages a sense of responsibility;

·       in so doing, preparing each child to achieve a life of integrity and fine character, reflecting the Fruit of the Spirit: 

love 

joy 
peace
patience
kindness
goodness
gentleness
faithfulness
self-control.
(Galatians 5:22)

 

2.         The College will seek to fulfill the calling of outstanding teachers who are committed to their profession and who embrace the College’s Christian ethos. 

3.          The College will be run as an efficient business enterprise to ensure affordability for its school community.


Vision

 

Our local vision is to equip your children, unearth their personal potential, fill them with confidence and build up the family. Our global vision is to raise a new generation of nation builders that are full of integrity, impacting our region, nation and the global community itself. The school is founded upon solid Christian principles with local churches represented in an advisory capacity. Our strong leadership team has a passion and a vision for the future of education. This vision and culture extends from the child to the parents and to the community at large. 

 

Vision Statement

 

To provide for excellence in learning, so that children of all school-going ages receive a well rounded education in a Christian environment; and for outstanding teaching to fulfil the calling of teachers committed to both their profession and the Lord. 

 

Our Motto

 
Our Motto, Ad Integritatem, means 'Towards Integrity' and it is this value that underscores HeronBridge College's efforts at every level.



CURRICULUM

Secondary schooling is divided into two components: the GET (General Education and Training) and the FET (Further Education and Training). The GET consists of Grades 8 and 9, the FET Grades 10, 11 and 12. The final exit qualification comes at the end of the Grade 12 year in the writing of a public examination, the National Senior Certificate, under the auspices of the Independent Examination Board (IEB).
 
The GET has a set curriculum, without choices.
 
Eight learning areas are covered: Languages, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, Technology, Arts and Culture, Economic and Management Sciences, Social Sciences and Life Orientation.
 
Subject choices are available in the FET. The course comprises 7 subjects, 4 of which are compulsory: English, Afrikaans, Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy and Life Orientation.
Thereafter 3 subjects are chosen, in our case from Biology, Physical Science, Accounting, Art, Geography, History and Computer Studies. Essentially, HeronBridge College presents a broad academically oriented curriculum and serves mainly those who intend to pursue tertiary studies.


Activities

 

ACADEMICS:

 

GRADES 8 & 9

 

English

Afrikaans

Mathematics

Natural Sciences

Technology

Arts and Culture

Economic and Management Sciences

Social Sciences

Life Orientation

 

GRADES 10 - 12

 

Comprises 7 subjects of which 4 are compulsory, i.e.

 

English

Afrikaans

Maths or Mathematical Literacy

Life Orientation

 

3 additional subjects may be chosen from the following:

 

Biology

Physical Science

Accounting

Art

Geography

History

Computer Studies

 

SPORT:

 

Athletics

Cricket

Equestrian

First Aid

Hockey

Netball

Open Water Swimming

Rugby

Swimming

Tennis

Volleyball

 

CULTURAL:

 

Community Service

Debating

Drama: House Plays, RAPS, Major Production, National Eisteddfod

Photographic Society

Public Speaking

Wired and Reality Groups (Christian Groups) 

 



Detailed School Statistics

Suburb: Fourways
  Lowest Grade: Grade 8   Boarding: No
City/Town: Johannesburg
  Highest Grade: Grade 12   Lowest Boarding Price P/A: N/A
Province: Gauteng   Lowest Tuition P/A: R71090.00   Highest Boarding Price P/A: N/A
School Type: Co-Ed   Highest Tuition P/A: R74820.00   Curriculum: IEB South African
Religious: Christian Ethos   Administration Fee: 450.00   Teacher/Pupil Ratio:
Number of Pupils: 481   Founding Year: 2001   School Phase: High School


Associated schools

HeronBridge College (Primary)
HeronBridge College (Pre-Primary)




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Pre-prep School Principal:
Glynis Courtney
Prep School Principal:
Tim Irving
High School Principal:
Keith Wilke

Contact: Helen Cock
Tel: 011 540 4800
Fax: 011 388 1948
Email School

GPS Co-ordinates:
2757'51.14E
2557'8.13S

Physical Address:
No. 36 on the R114
Fourways
Fourways
Johannesburg
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