The Enrichment Programme

The Enrichment Programme of the Academy is based on the President’s Award. The President’ Award for Youth Empowerment (TPA) is a full member of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award for Young People. Students are encouraged to complete 3 of the 5 commitments while attending the Academy:

PYSICAL RECREATION: MUAY THAI

The Academy is proud to host Savage Muay Thai, one of the first school-based Muay Thai clubs in South Africa.

Jarred Rothwell is a world champion and five times South African champion with over fifteen years inside the ring, as well as four years alongside the ring as the national coach of the junior South African team aged twelve to seventeen.

To Jarred, martial arts is more than just fitness, it’s a way of life. Living in Thailand for nine years he absorbed the culture, the art and the humbleness that comes along with it. The self-confidence you obtain, the ability to protect yourself and others and, the courage to walk away from negative peer pressure are all part of his teaching.

He is passionate of the art and would love to share his knowledge to the youth so that they can also reap the benefits as he has.

TIMES: Tursday and Thursday: 3:30pm to 4:30pm

COST: R1500 per term (18 sessions)

PHYSICAL RECREATION: SURFING

The Academy is proud to support one of Hout Bay’s finest surfing coaches, Liam wood.

Having surfed since the age of 12, Liam has toured the globe and has surfed in some of the world’s best surf destinations surfing some of the elite world tour events on the WQS & European Surf Tour. Over the past 20 years, he has coached some of South Africa’s top surf athletes, managed Top surfers on the WQS & WSL world tour, worked closely with some of the most recognised surfers, managers, coaches, and SPORT psychologists in the world.

Surfing lessons are available through the Academy’s Enrichment Programme.

TIMES: Wednesday 3pm to 5pm

COSTS: TBC (8 sessions per term)

PHYSICAL RECREATION: CORE POWER TRAINING

Jacqueline Landi has developed her own unique methodology, incorporating the best of Pilates, Calisthenics and strength training to produce a holistic approach to “rediscover your body“.

Highly regarded in her industry she offers this challenging, fun and effective approach to health, core strength and positive self-image to students of The Academy

TIMES: Monday and Wednesday: 3:30pm to 4:30pm

COST: R1500 per term (18 sessions)

PHYSICAL RECREATION: OPEN WATER SWIMMING

Whether it is training for the Bridgehouse Mile, or the Freedom Swim, or experiencing free diving in the kelp off Oudekraal, students at The Academy can benefit from the passion and experience offered by Jacqui Brown and Daniel Landi. During the summer terms we train in Silvermine Dam, and visit the coastal areas to develop our confidence and fitness in all aspects of Open Water Swimming. Transport to locations provided.

TIMES: Friday: 3 pm to 4:30pm

COST: R500 per term (9 sessions)

PHYSICAL RECREATION: SQUASH

Recreational squash is offered to those who want to learn the game or improve their playing. Training takes place at the Llandudno Sports Club (LSC). Non-marking soles and racquet required. Transport to LSC provided.

TIMES: Monday: 3:30pm-4:45 pm

COST: R500 per term (9 sessions)

PHYSICAL RECREATION: TRAIL RUNNING

Riccardo Vasapolli is a keen runner and has started a small but dedicated running club. Students enjoy a mixture of road running and trail running, either on our campus track or through Oranjekloof valley behind the school.

TIMES: Friday 3pm to 4:30pm

COST: Free

SKILLS: JOURNALISM

Sharon Moller, the Head of Englsih will run the Journalism club. The club produces the Academy Newspaper and is acitively involved in the social media space on behalf of the Academy.

TIME: Monday: 3:30pm to 4:30pm

COST: Free

SERVICE: ORGANIC GARDENING

At the Academy we encourage both service to the community and the development of a re-connection with nature through the production of organnic produce. With the help of Linda Wilson and Rodgers Livingstone, students get their hands dirty in ourr vegetable and herb gradens producing food for local NGOs and for the canteen.

TIMES: Tuesday and Thusrday 3:30pm – 4:30pm

COST: Free