PRIVATE SCHOOL OFFERING – With a Biblical foundation
Welcome to Heritage Christian College, a vibrant and supportive independent Christian community school located in Edenvale, South Africa.
At Heritage Christian College, we believe that every child has a unique purpose and set of talents given to them by God, and it is our mission to help them unlock and fulfil their full potential.
That’s why we use the international ACE (Accelerated Christian Education) educational system, which has been trusted by 6,500 schools and preschools worldwide, including 350 in South Africa. Join us and discover the power of purpose-driven education at Heritage Christian College.”
2024 Admissions are open.
“Great school. My kids are proof!”
“…l like the way they facilitate education for kids. Kids learn at their own pace with those that grasp certain concepts faster getting the opportunity to proceed whilst those that learn slow are given more time to grasp the concept. Absolutely love the concept.”
Everyone at Heritage is like one big family. I have been going there for eight years and I have loved it. There is a strong Christian environment and the teachers really care about you. The English program is incredible.
Our Core Values
- We acknowledge that the Word of God is the highest authority.
- We place a high value on strong staff, student and parent relationships.
- We place a high value on equipped and effective team members.
- We place a strong emphasis on networking with like-minded educational institutions and ministries.
- We continuously strive to achieve excellence and quality in all that we do.
- We place a strong emphasis on honour and integrity.
- We see all students as candidates for salvation.
Grade 1-12 Learners
Heritage Christian College is an independent Christian community school.
We are located in Greenstone, Edenvale. At Heritage Christian College we believe that each child is born with a divinely crafted purpose and equipped with a unique set of talents to fulfil his or her destiny as planned by God. As such, we work with each child to help them unlock their distinctive purpose. Our school uses the international ACE (Accelerated Christian Education) educational system which was birthed in 1970 in the U.S.A and introduced to South Africa in 1984. There are currently 6 500 schools and preschools worldwide who are using the ACE student support materials and methodology. 350 of these are based in South Africa.
Our learning centres are non-competitive. We do not compare one student to another; rather we harness each child’s gifts and abilities. Our Supervisors (teachers) and Monitors encourage them to do their best on a daily basis. Each child sets their own goals (with the guidance of our Supervisors) and work at a level and speed that is uniquely tailored for them. By engaging students in this way, they are able to reach their true potential, assured that they can accomplish what they set their minds to. The Biblical principles our students are exposed to in each PACE module make them aware of the highest values that they should aim for through a relationship with God.
The GED is registered as a foreign qualification originating from the USA and has a matric equivalence (SAQA NQF level 4). The registration, completion and issuing of the Diploma costs around R7000,00 (as of 2017). Most South African as well as International Universities accept the GED for entrance.
Pastor Wayne Scullard
Head Pastor/ Principal
Regional Manager (Accelerated Education Enterprises)
Pastor Clive Rose
Director of Anger & Stress Management Centre
Mrs Siobhan Anderson
To equip students with Christian character, life skills, and an excellent academic foundation that will enable them to fulfil their God-appointed purpose and potential.
To establish a functional Christian School which facilitates, trains, and equips through sound Biblically based Educational materials and principles, thereby sustaining, enhancing and furthering the vision of Heritage Christian College.
Let’s Learn How it Works!
Heritage Christian College and Preschool is committed to meeting all the requirements of the South African National Curriculum while providing a solid educational programme from grade 1 to grade 12 and a properly structured Early Childhood Development programme in the Preschool from babies to grade R.
The school uses the ACE (Accelerated Christian Education) programme as the primary source of curriculum materials from grade R to grade 12.
The ACE programme has been and is constantly being adapted to comply with the changes in the South African National Curriculum, with local materials for subjects such as:
- Business Economics
- Life Orientation
ACE complies with the required assessment standards and specific outcomes of the National Curriculum Statements.
The basic ACE exit qualification is the grade 12 College Entrance Certificate (grade 12 CEC), which is a ‘matric equivalent’ (NQF4)
Students may also follow a route that leads directly to the South African National Senior Certificate (Matric Certificate) for study locally.
The internationally recognised ICCE (International Certificate of Christian Education) is another Matric option which allows for tertiary study abroad.
How each class is structured
While academic excellence is encouraged and supported, the classroom or Learning Centre environment is not competitive – we work with each student in order to grow their abilities. We reward Christian character, values and attitudes in conjunction with cultivating our students’ academic abilities.
Most Learning Centres are grade-specific; however, this is not essential as the students work individually and are assisted by the staff team. Students are encouraged to work independently and at their own pace in order to grow their confidence and develop character traits such as diligence, integrity, being reliable and responsible, which in turn serves them throughout their lives within the family, community and work environments.
The Supervisor in an ACE learning Centre is involved in facilitating learning, providing support, guidance and motivating our students while administrative aid is typically provided by a Monitor.
Normally a Learning Centre with 20-24 students will have 1 Supervisor and 1 Monitor, and for every 10-12 additional students we will provide another Supervisor or Monitor.
At Senior level, the student may also be assisted by subject specialists.
In some cases, we find that a student may excel in their grade. We may look at promoting him/her to the next academic level during the year. However, in addition to their academic ability, we must also take into account the maturity level of the student before making such a decision.
Equally a child who struggles to find their feet in a grade is not pressurized to be promoted before they have mastered the curriculum for their present grade.
Five Laws of Learning
Level:Each student is different and unique and will work best at a performance level that they are comfortable with. This is closely managed by their class Supervisor.
Measurement:Regular Checkups, Self Tests and PACE Tests assist the student and Supervisor to measure progress and obtain feedback.
Goals:Daily and long-term goals are set by the student for each of their subjects with the guidance of the class Supervisor. Setting goals and reaching them on a daily basis sets the tone for life long achievement, which is a valuable life skill!
Rewards:Recognising and rewarding good attitudes, hard work and Christian character.
Controls and motivations :The rules, and procedures exercised in the classroom creates structure for the student where successful learning can take place in order to develop independence, focus, discipline and respect.