High School

Grade 7 – 9 (in 2022)
Broadacres Academy High School Logo
Broadacres Academy Member of ISASA

Students flourish beyond high school when they are encouraged to maintain their love of learning and self-confidence.

Discover more about our high school learning spaces where Grade 7 – 12 students can explore the concept of learning naturally, allowing them to develop skills to thrive in the modern world.

Many conventional and traditional schooling systems stifle children’s love of learning. By the time students reach high school, schooling is seen as something to be endured, rather than somewhere in which to thrive.

Our Constructivist model of learning empowers students to be engaged contributors in their daily learning.

At Broadacres Academy, teachers always remind students, “You may not be able to do it, yet!” We believe that students will all eventually understand and become proficient in the necessary skills, especially those that speak to their passions. We always encourage our students to maintain their love of learning and be confident in themselves.

High School Grades

In 2022, the high school will offer Grades 7, 8, and 9, with the subsequent annual phasing in of Grades 10, 11 and 12. The first Grade 12 NSC matric class will write examinations in 2025, under the auspices of the IEB.

The High School campus will accommodate the Grades 7 – 9 students in a Senior Phase learning environment, and the Grade 10 – 12 students in a FET learning environment. The High School is on the new campus, situated 3kms from the existing Preschool and Preparatory campus, on Cedar road.

The Senior and FET phase learning communities move strategically towards more specialised learning, and this structure allows the students to collaborate within their phases and focus on their strengths, to discover what drives their interests and passions.

By the time they reach the FET phase, students would need to have a good understanding of how they learn and know what subjects they want to take to Grade 12, where they will undertake the National Senior Certificate examinations.

Broadacres high school

We believe that learning is a journey of exploration,

A collaboration between student and teacher,
Inspired by curiosity,

Guided by professional insight and commitment,

Grounded in community values,

And focused on the natural development of each student’s potential.

Equip your child with the skills and confidence to thrive in the modern world by building on their innate love of learning and discovery.
Colleen Traviss-Lea | 
High School Principal
Colleen Traviss-Lea |
High School Principal

What an honour and privilege it is to be appointed the principal of Broadacres Academy High School. The high school is a continuation of the journey, started in the Pre-Primary and Preparatory schools, with the emphasis on the empowerment of each student to realise their passions and abilities to become thriving members of society. Our intention is to build relationships with students to ensure that the students entrusted in our care continue to be curious in their learning and eager to discover their place in society as positive contributors. To this end, we aim to create a diverse and transformed environment, where students can maintain their love of learning naturally.

The team consists of passionate, professional, committed, and skilled educators, who are experts in their fields. However, our teachers also have superior emotional intelligence, to engage with young people on all levels (academic, emotional, sporting, and cultural).

We truly believe, as our great leader Nelson Mandela stated, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

Colleen Traviss-Lea

High School Principal

Every Tuesday we host an information morning with our High School principal, Colleen Traviss-Lea.

Join us over a hot coffee for insight into what our High School is about: our philosophy, campus, uniform, subjects, sport and fees. You will be able to ask your specific questions and even find out about the application process.

Click below to book your spot at our next Coffee with Colleen Info Morning.

Every Tuesday | 08h30 – 09h30

We are committed to extend the Broadacres Academy learning philosophy and unique learning environment to students right through to Grade 12. Broadacres Academy High School has as its exit qualification in Grade 12, the South African National Senior Certificate, conducted under the IEB.

Subjects:

  • English (Home Language)
  • Afrikaans / isiZulu (First Additional Language)
  • Mathematics (or Mathematical Literacy in Grade 10 – 12)
  • Life Orientation
  • Natural Sciences (Life Sciences and Physical Sciences in Grade 10 – 12)
  • Social Sciences (History and Geography in Grades 10 – 12)
  • Technology / Entrepreneurial Sciences / Coding and Robotics
  • Arts and Culture (Music or Visual Art)
  • Economic Management Sciences (Accounting and Business Studies in Grade 10 – 12)
  • Computer Applications Technology (Grade 10 – 12)
  • Information Technology (Grade 10 – 12)
  • Sport and Exercise Science (Grade 10 – 12)

Please note that subjects offered for study in Grades 10 – 12 will be dependent on student numbers.

Communal Learning Area

Our high school learning environment houses incredible learning spaces known as Communal Learning Areas (CLAs). We have indoor CLAs outdoor CLAs. These are multi-faceted spaces where students can be creative through art, design and technology. They can use their time in these spaces to build on their learning through research and work on projects using technology. They can also consolidate the skills developed in the classroom, under the guidance of a skilled educator.

The purpose of creating such learning spaces is to integrate and enhance the learning experience beyond the confines of the classroom.

Music and Cultural Activities

A High School Choir is on offer.

Sport and Physical Literacy

We emphasise outdoor activities in the high school.

All students must undertake at least one co-curricular activity per term.

Term 1: aquatics, tennis, netball.

Term 2: rugby, hockey, cross country, netball.

Term 3: soccer, tennis, aquatics.

The following activities run throughout the year, some at additional cost:

  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Chess
  • Public Speaking / Debating
  • Photography
  • Drama
  • Choir
  • Art
  • Music Ensembles
  • Community Outreach
  • First Aid (at extra cost for initial training)

Please note that 2022 fees are subject to change.

Broadacres High School (Pty) Ltd.
Bank FNB Current Account
Acc. number 62816880737
Branch number 250655
Reference Student surname + student name

To start your application, please complete our online application form by clicking here.

Formal uniform

A more formal uniform will be used for assemblies, formal school events and outings, and for occasions where students represent the school in the public domain. This uniform is with the addition of the school blazer.

Daily uniform

The daily/casual uniform consists of a branded golf shirt and shorts/trousers. This uniform is worn throughout the year, with the addition of a “bomber” style jacket in cooler weather.

Sport uniform

There is a separate sports’ kit for physical education classes and sporting events.

The High School uniform can be purchased from our uniform stockists, McCullagh and Bothwell in Fourways Crossing from late 2021.

Broadacres Academy follows the ISASA three-term calendar. These term dates apply to the Preschool, Prep School and High School. The school is closed during the mid-term breaks as well as school holidays.

The school is open from 07:00.

GRADE
START OF SCHOOL DAY
COLLECTION
FRIDAY COLLECTION
7 07:30 14:00 13:30
8 – 12 07:30 14:30 13:30

Parents are responsible for transport arrangements to and from campus.

There are various transport options available, and should you wish to explore these, please feel free to get information from the Admin office.

We do not allow students to be dropped off or collected by Uber transport, unless a parent or guardian is present.

All students must undertake at least one co-curricular activity per term.

Term 1: aquatics, tennis, netball.

Term 2: rugby, hockey, cross country, netball.

Term 3: soccer, tennis, aquatics.

The following activities run throughout the year and may be at an additional cost:

  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Chess
  • Public Speaking / Debating
  • Photography Club
  • Drama Club
  • Art Club (at extra cost)
  • Choir
  • Music Ensembles (at extra cost)
  • First Aid (at extra cost for initial training)
  • Community Outreach
Leadership
Colleen Traviss-Lea | 
High School Principal
Colleen Traviss-Lea |
High School Principal

If you’d like to find out more information, please get in touch with us.

You can call us on +27 (0) 76 216 6029 or email highschool.admin@broadacres.com

We would love to hear from you and are happy to answer any and all of your questions.

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