In the fast-paced and ever changing world we live in, we provide our learners with sound academic foundations and encourage their individual journey as a lifelong learner. We believe in developing in each learner a self-belief and self-confidence to explore different fields, and provide them with the opportunities to do so.
Together with New Covenant Church Bryanston (NCCB), we expose our learners to multiple opportunities to explore and grow in areas not usually associated with a conventional school.
NCCB has, as a part of its 100 Year Vision, the development of a Media & Production Collective, a Music & Arts Academy, a resident Art Gallery, a Fashion School, an Urban Sports Complex, a Business Incubator and much more. These expressions are already starting to evidence themselves as opportunities for our learners. For example :
Our learners have an opportunity to to participate in The Good Story 48 Hour Film Challenge which NCCB hosts. Leading professionals from the film and production industry are involved in upskilling those interested in acting in, directing, and producing films which tell a good story and carry a narrative that will inspire and uplift. (Check out www.thegoodstory.co.za)
The credibility that the campus has built in the urban sports community has resulted in a conversation for the establishment of a School Skate League, making use of the YBF Skate Plaza on the property. We are also exploring an adventure park which will cater for disciplines such as parkour and BMXing.
Our learners don’t have to wait until they leave school to start dreaming about and engaging in entrepreneurial ventures. NCCB hosts annual Business Incubator events in which our learners can participate. This initiative allows budding entrepreneurs an opportunity to hone their business skills by providing practical tools and frameworks for them to develop a business idea into a well-thought-out business plan. Learners then have an opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a panel of established business leaders who provide insight and mentoring to the young entrepreneurs.
In addition to our school choirs and music department, NCCB’s youth ministries provide an opportunity for our learners to develop their skills in the music and arts arenas, which include sound engineering, studio production and live band.
NCCB’s Junior Youth hosts an annual event called Stepping Up’s Got Talent which caters for 11 – 13 year olds and is fast becoming the premier youth talent event in Gauteng with talent scouts and audiences of over 700 people coming out to attend.
In 2019 NCCB’s YBF Youth Band produced its first album, Future Awaits, which is available on iTunes and other platforms, and includes learners from our school in the band.
We are in the process of partnering with professional actors and dancers in the NCCB community who appear in mainstream South African TV series to establish an acting and dancing academy on the premises … watch this space!