Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which can be used to change the world.”

At the The King’s College we are passionate about changing the world through education, however, our goal is not only to educate learners, but to raise up and release Godly leaders.

The King’s Leadership Academy

The King’s Leadership Academy (KLA) was launched in 2017 with the purpose of intentionally developing our College learners as NEXGEN leaders with the practical tools and skills necessary to be effective not only in school and their careers (one day), but also in life.

The KLA takes our learners from grade 7 to grade 12 on a personal journey of developing life and leadership skills by incorporating the “Whole Me” framework into our curriculum.

“Whole Me” is a leadership framework that intentionally aims to develop productive and well–centered young people, who are able to lead themselves and others by focusing on the 4 Hs namely;

HEAD

Looks at the importance of having a life strategy to achieving a preferred future and how this impacts one’s personal goals, decisions and thinking patterns to be the “best me”.

HEART

Looks to develop an understanding of what a persons passions are and how to link personal meaning to every stage of one’s life.

HANDS

Looks at the developing practical skills to affect change in one’s own life and to contribute to the well-being of the greater community.

HEALTH

Looks at developing an understanding of how to manage a person’s spiritual health, physical health, emotional health, and mental health.

More recently the KLA has been extended to provide a platform to empower learners and teachers from feeder schools by partnering with like-minded individuals who desire to make a difference in the lives of the next generation of young leaders in our nation.

School Times

All pupils are to be present by 07h25.
The normal school day runs Monday to Friday from 07h30 until 13h45.
Various extramural activities take place Monday to Friday between 14h00 – 16h00.
Every day after school between 14h00 – 16h00 there is a homework room available for pupils who wish to do homework or study. The venue is teacher supervised.
The Library is also open each afternoon from 14:00 – 15:00 for learners wishing to do research

Academic Support

To offer support to each of our learners on their academic journey, additional academic support can be arranged by appointment with the relevant teacher on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
In some cases the school may stipulate compulsory Academic Support attendance.
Selected subjects also offer extra classes after school, for example Mathematics. More details related to these classes can be obtained from the subject teacher.

Subjects

Grade 7-9

Afrikaans 1st Additional Language
English Home Language
Mathematics
Natural Science

Accounting
Business Studies
Geography
History

Art & Culture
Drama
Life Orientation

Subjects

Grade 10-12

English, Afrikaans, Core Mathematics (Grade 10) and Life Orientation are compulsory subjects.

  • All pupils must take Afrikaans as their First Additional Language, unless Immigration Status is granted on application. In case of this being granted, an alternative 7th subject must be taken.

  • Physical Science and Accounting may only be taken by those who take Math Core (fromGr10 of 2017).

  • The entry requirement for Physical Science and Accounting is a 50% Grade 9 minimum in Mathematics.

  • One subject from each group is required:

 

Grade 10

Grade 11

Grade 12

A

Accounting
LifeSciences
Visual Arts
Geography

Accounting
Life Sciences
Visual Arts
Geography

Accounting
Life Sciences
Visual Arts

B

Business Studies
History
Life Science
Information Technology

Business Studies
History
Life Science
Information Technology

Business Studies
History
Life Science
Information Technology

C

Business Studies
Geography
Physical Science
Drama

Business Studies
Geography
Physical Science
Drama

Business Studies
Geography
Physical Science
Drama

D

Math Literacy
Core Math

Math Literacy
Core Math

Math Literacy
Core Math

Camps & Outings

In line with the “Whole Me” framework, we believe in providing opportunities for our learners to learn more about themselves and this beautiful world that we live in by having certain compulsory camps and outings which take place on an annual basis.

Grade

Camp / Outing

Focus

8

Orientation camp during the first week of the grade 8 year. The camp takes place at the Spirit of Adventure facility in the Magalliesburg.

The camp is an important part of a the orientation process. This is a wonderful time during which the learners can get to know one another. It will also be an ideal opportunity for the learners to initiate and develop friendships with grade 8 new comers, as well as being physically, spiritually and mentally challenged.

9

History field trips. This takes place during the last two weeks of the first term (usually the second week of April).
Various venues are visited over three days, returning to school each afternoon.

Various trips to support and enhance the teaching of the History syllabus are taken by the grade 9 group.

Past trips have involved visits to Soweto, Kliptown Youth Project, museums in Pretoria and a visit from a World War II holocaust survivor.

10

Overnight hike. This takes place during the last two weeks of the first term (usually the second week of April).

Various overnight hiking venues have been visited such as Blyde River and Magoebaskloof.

The aim of the hike is to give learners an opportunity to experience nature in a hands-on way. This excursion provides each learner with the opportunity to demonstrate a level of independence and self- sufficiency. They will be expected to provide all their own hiking and camping equipment as well as to supply, carry and prepare all their own meals. Detailed equipment lists, lessons on how to pack wisely, and meal plan suggestions are provided.