Global Challenge Expeditions

Project - Global Leadership Academy

5,490.00 ZAR of 20,000,000.00 ZAR Project Target raised so far, with 0 Activists helping out*

Global Challenge Expeditions specialises in creating unique opportunities for growth and leadership development. Having established various outreach programs national and international over the past four years, we know it is time to invest back in the community of Jeffreys Bay.

Many of our participants are qualified teachers with a strong calling to disciple and invest in the lives of young and upcoming leaders. Combine this with the growing need for a High School in Jeffreys Bay and you have a recipe for an exciting and potentially life changing educational institution…

Philosophy: The ethos of the Global Leadership Academy (GLA) will be bluntly Christian with a focus on authentic faith and servant leadership. We want to equip young leaders to live within the world having influence and compassion.

GLA aspires to be an institution of which the bar of  academic standards and character building is raised.

From the outset we welcome scholars from all backgrounds and we will do our utmost to serve the local community through various projects built into our curriculum.

Location: For a start we will be located in the Equinox Mall. The whole of Shop 45 will undergo transformation in the coming weeks and we will be able to boast with our own main entrance, well equipped classrooms, reception and computer room come January 2010!  

Curriculum: At GLA we intended to develop each student’s full leadership potential and ensure that at the end of five years every scholar is well equipped for the life ahead.

The act of “travel” is central to the heart of Global Challenge Expeditions and in the same way we have it in mind that our students will have the opportunity to be exposed to different cultures through travelling. We envision that as part of Grade 11 all students will have the opportunity to embark on a journey of discovery. Whether national or international.

Curriculum Overview
Grade 8 - 9
- Afrikaans Home or Additional Language
- English Home or Additional Language
- Mathematics
- Natural Sciences
- Economic & Management Sciences
- Social Sciences (incorporating History and Geography taught separately)
- Life Orientation
- Arts & Culture
- Technology

Planned for Grades 10, 11 and 12
- Afrikaans Home or Additional Language    
- English Home or Additional Language
- Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy
- Life Orientation  
Three subjects selected from:
- Physical Sciences
- Life Sciences
- History
- Geography
- Accounting
- Information Technology
- Computer Applications Technology
- Engineering Graphics and Design
- Business Studies
- Tourism
(the choice is subject to timetabling constraints)

The size of classes will be limited to 25 pupils per class and separate Afrikaans and English classes for every grade are planned.

Co - Curricular Activities
In the first year we will include the following:
- Soccer
- Cricket
- Athletics
- Squash
- Badminton
- Netball
- Chess
- Golf
- And also various clubs, such as Debate, Drama, etc.

Staff: We guarantee a competent and committed workforce. Ms McFarlane who is the Executive Director of the academy, together with an enthusiastic and dynamic team of teachers still want to teach in a way that inspires and motivates. As department head at DF Malherbe High School and also principal during the establishment of an Edu College in Port Elizabeth she has more than enough experience to also establish another academy of excellence.

Finances: Although the area of finances always brings forth certain challenges, we want to be honest and open from the start. There is a definite element of Faith built into the management of the school and we want to promise that the management of finances will always be thorough and transparent.

School fees for 2010 is set at R700.00 per month for 11 months. (A cost sliding-scale will be implemented for families with more that one student)
Books, school uniform and all co-curricular activities not included.
Application Forms for 2010 can be collected at: 11 Tulip Street, Jeffreys Bay or you can request that an application is emailed to you.

Please contact us should you have any questions!
Tel. 042 293 1511 or 082 747 0970
Or email: academy@gcex.org This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Keep your eye on the press for more excitement!

20 September 2011 - Project Leader: Stefan Kleyn


* This project has received donations in currencies other than ZAR, so due to fluctuating exchange rates, the amounts shown here are estimates.