ABOUT US

OUR VISION

Making education available to all by using a customised approach to teaching learners with hyperactivity, concentration problems, ADD, ADHD and emotional problem. Thereby creating an environment where all learners can reach their full potential.

OUR MISSION

It is not enough to get inspired and have lofty dreams, all learners have to believe in themselves and know with conviction that they will achieve them. Pursuing their destiny with the necessary skills required

A message from management

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Carpé Diem Academy was bought by George and Marina Moorcroft in 2006 with only a handful of learners. The school grew rapidly and expanded to a well-known school in the community. The school is known for the passion and love that each of the staff is giving to assist learners despite their barriers and potential learning challenges, to achieve their full potential. Learners who cannot operate comfortably in a mainstream classroom, find their feet quickly and crawl into every staff member’s heart.

In March 2020 it was time for Mr. George, the principal, to retire and hang up his tie in his Cupboard. Johan and Ingrid van Zyl took over as directors at the school, where Mrs. Ingrid was part of the staff for some time. Johan and Ingrid have a lot of passion and believe that the school can truly give a multitude of learners the chance to reach new heights and live out their full potential.

With Mr. Jacques Plaisier, the new principal and co-director, there is no end to the potential that learners can reach at the school.

Carpé Diem Academy is in 2006 deur George en Marina Moorcroft gekoop met slegs ‘n handjie vol leerders. Die skool het vinnig gegroei en uitgebrei tot ‘n bekende skool in die gemeenskap. Die skool is bekend vir die passie en liefde wat elkeen van die personeel uitleef om leerders by te staan om, ten spyte van hul hindernisse en moontlike leeruitdagings, hul volle potensiaal te bereik. Leerders wat nie gemaklik kan funksioneer in ‘n hoofstroom klaskamer nie, vind baie gou hul voete en kruip in elke personeellid se hart in.

In Maart 2020 was dit tyd vir Mnr George, die skoolhoof, om uit te tree en sy das in sy kas te bêre. Johan en Ingrid van Zyl het as direkteure oorgeneem by die skool, waar mev Ingrid vir ‘n geruime tyd deel van die personeel was. Johan en Ingrid het ‘n baie groot passie en glo dat die skool waarlik vir menigte leerders die kans kan gee om nuwe hoogtes te bereik en hulle volle potensiaal uit te leef.

Saam met Mnr Jacques Plaisier, die nuwe skoolhoof en mede-direkteur, is daar geen einde aan die potensiaal wat leerders by die skool kan bereik nie.

From the Desk of the Principal

Principal

At Carpe Diem Academy our guiding principal is our motto, “Believe, Achieve, Become”. Not just for the learners but for our staff as well.

Believe

We encourage and motivate staff and learners to believe in themselves, as without belief in yourself it is impossible to achieve your goals and become the person you are set to be. Thus, growing their vision of themselves and the trust that nothing is impossible if you believe you can.

Achieve

The dictionary says “successfully bring about or reach (a desired objective or result) by effort, skill, or courage”. With belief, teachers can create an environment of real learning and achieve the transfer of knowledge and skills. Our students know that with belief, hard work (putting in the effort), knowledge and skills obtained, they can achieve not only their academic goals but all other goals they set for themselves. They comprehend that they are gaining knowledge and learning skills to assist them in overcoming any curve ball life can through at them.

Become

The dictionary says “successfully bring about or reach (a desired objective or result) by effort, skill, or courage”. With belief, teachers can create an environment of real learning and achieve the transfer of knowledge and skills. Our students know that with belief, hard work (putting in the effort), knowledge and skills obtained, they can achieve not only their academic goals but all other goals they set for themselves. They comprehend that they are gaining knowledge and learning skills to assist them in overcoming any curve ball life can through at them.

 

Therefore we aim to grow belief, positive mind-sets, accountability for actions and the growth of abilities without fear of failure. If you fail, take accountability for your failure, pick yourself up, find the reason for the failure, make the change, do it all again, because with your belief you can achieve and become the person you want to be.