Cooperative. Confident. Competent.
We are the go-to independent High School in the South! Here young people are nurtured through the challenging teen years to graduate as cooperative, confident and competent adults.
How we put that into practice
We have had an 100% IEB pass rate in Gr.12 for the last 10 years.
We offer Grade 8-12 education in classes of no more than 25 students per grade. This high-touch student to teacher ratio allows us to provide quality education tailored to the needs of our individual students.
At Grade 8-9 our learners do the CAPS curriculum supplemented with ICT integration and 4iR skills. Our students do the complete set of prescribed CAPS subjects. Students are guided through the subject choice process into a direction instead of a specific career path.
In Grade 10-12 we offer a wide range of subjects. Students write the IEB NSC exam which is equivalent to a CAPS NSC certificate and is accepted as an international benchmark for university acceptance.
Subjects Offered in Grades 10-12
Afrikaans First Additional
Although there is plenty of support in the classroom throughout the school day our teachers also offer Study Classes in the afternoons after school where students can request extra lessons on specific topics with specific teachers. This extra support is included in the school fee.
At Silvermine Academy we use Google for Education. We recommend that students have their own device that is compatible with Google Apps. Wi-Fi is available for students to use when they are on campus and only ONE device can be registered per student. Devices are available for students to use from the device bank under supervision of a teacher.
Google Classroom is the main way through which we share resources and make teachers' planning accessible to students. We also strongly encourage students to use the Google Apps when creating and submitting assignments. If a student requires assistance and training they can reach out to any member of the Silvermine Academy team, all of our teachers are Google certified and IT support is available at school during campus hours.
44 Brigantine Avenue, Sun Valley, Fish Hoek, 7975
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The Silvermine Academy Team
Our teachers and support staff work diligently to ensure that every student under our care is nurtured, supported and guided every step along the way.
Principal: Mandy Pistorius
Deputy: Kirsten Lauder-Simelane
Teacher: Karin Botha
Teacher: Ingrid Caris
Teacher: Frank Gahapa
Teacher: Jade Bailey
Teacher: Kyle van der Vyver
Teacher: Marna van Heerden
Teacher: Roma Hodgson
Teacher: Annetjie Kleve
Teacher: Chandre Bryan
Bursar: Nicky Brown
Reception: Dez Rohloff