Welcome To BenHale Academy

Life in school matters for life after school!

Founders & Directors

It is our privilege & honour to welcome you to our Academy. Our website is designed to help you in your search for the best schooling opportunity for your child. Most of all, we hope to inspire in you a confidence and a belief that our first priority is the success of your child. The experience your child has in a school determines the extent to which they achieve success in their lives after school. At BenHale we care about each student as a person. Our students become excited about learning. We are unwavering in our single purpose: to ensure that your child enters life beyond school with the inspiration and courage to pursue their dreams, the unrelenting determination to reach their goals, the inner-strength to rise above life’s circumstances, the discernment to choose their associations, the intelligence to make wise choices, the recognition of a healthy lifestyle and above all, a never-ending love for humanity with an amazing God that promises us an abundant life in this lifetime.

Our Website is filled with pictures of smiling students enjoying one of the best Christian schools in South Africa, however; it cannot do justice to the wonderful culture that sits behind these images.

Prospective members of our Academy:

We welcome you, a valuable member of the BenHale Academy community. We encourage your active commitment to our mission to, “Equip our young men and women to succeed in the business of life, empowering them to impact the world for Christ!”

Prepare our young men and women to win in the business of life! We live in a world of constant change. Governments and organizations as well as private individuals are recognising the need for creative solutions to ensure sustainability and future survival in a world of growing uncertainty. Our children will face a very different economic future where political, social and economic sustainability present various challenges that our children will be left to deal with. Consequently, the skills that matter in life are changing and the need for creative, visionary schools like Benhale Academy has become more important than ever before. BenHale Academy is a forward-thinking school based on Christian principles and values. We seek to constantly develop passionate, engaged, determined and skilful young men and women of significance, who will enter a world of uncertainty with confidence and braveness in their hearts and with the courage to make a difference in their communities in the present and in the future.
A hallmark of BenHale Academy is our intentional focus of developing good character and leadership in our young men and women. We believe in the importance of studentdirected learning as a success lever to an economically independent life beyond school. The BenHale Business Academy and Academy Of Performing Arts are both a significant part of the BenHale Experience. Through these world-class programs, BenHalians develop all-important, critical skills to ensure they can maximise future possibilities of achieving success as entrepreneurs and innovators. BenHalians are further set apart through the development of professional skills in debating, public speaking and various cultural activities & experiences.

The lion in the Academy emblem symbolises courage, bravery, boldness and the inspiration to be our best selves, the leaders of the pack! BenHalian’s dream big, think big and subscribe to: Vivet Vita, Vivet Magnum!

BenHale Academy was founded upon the realisation that our young children, young men and women need visionary Christian school’s that take a thousand foot perspective of a changing world, recognising the evolving essential skills needed to achieve success and take the lead in developing these skills in every student above and beyond the customary academia, inspiring and motivating students to achieve success in the economies of the 21st century.

Give your child the unfair advantage of a Benhale Education!

School should be meaningful, not just an institution filled with young people who are simply receivers of information!

BenHale is a vibrant school where children discover their “element” – where passion and strengths intersect. BenHalian’s learn to quickly embrace our culture of collaboration and diverse thinking, not being afraid to ask “what if?” and to be assured of the availability of expertise, knowledge and resources to support and explore the answers together as a micro-community of students in the class and also the larger community outside of the class. As students learn to discover their voice in an environment where students support one another towards the same common goal of achieving success, their personal confidence levels, understanding of concepts and knowledge retention increases dramatically. When this happens, school becomes more about everyone working together to make everyone else succeed – a wonderful mind-set of growth!

Meet BenHalian’s who have experienced a life changing approach to school.

Our classes are different to any other private school!

Collaboration is the fuel for growth and the very essence of what it means to be human. Learning from others, with others allows our minds to explore rather than just accept! It’s what we do in the world of business – our world is a collaborative place. Collaboration at BenHale is a way of life. It’s about mutual respect, letting your voice be heard without feeling afraid, agreeing to disagree in a professional way. The concept is very simple – 16 students sit around an oval table to engage in deep discussion about the subject or topic at hand. Class time becomes a collaborative approach to problem solving and learning, engaging every student in the learning process as a consequence, in every subject. Students develop the courage to speak, the skills to listen and understand. This collaborative approach to learning drives intellectual discovery, creativity and invention. In our community you will find a welcoming atmosphere, an environment of acceptance, one that exudes academics and creativity, not elitism. Our students are surrounded by fellow students that learn to love learning!

What students are doing at school and how they experience it has a profound relationship to a student’s life and career after school!

  • Class size is limited to 16 students allowing for individualised, student-centred learning
  • Discussion-based approach, students lead the discussions
  • Inspires creativity & develops critical thinking
  • Develops great confidence , students learn to speak up for themselves and others
  • Students learn to appreciate and assess different perspectives – learn to disagree professionally
  • Students learn the benefits of team-work and collaboration
  • Engaging and inclusive – every student is involved in learning
  • Teachers establish a connection with every student
  • Creates responsibility and fosters a spirit of inquiry
  • Encourages students to support each other in the process of learning

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Psalm 127:3 – “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord. The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth”.

At Benhale Academy we believe that each individual child is a heritage from God. Our responsibility to our heavenly father, a responsibility we place in high regard, is to love our students and treat each student as an individual, celebrating their unique difference. Demonstrating goodness, one towards another, in acts of servanthood, is a vital part of life, just like breathing air is. We are spirit beings and we possess a soul (mind, will and emotions). To develop the whole person, means to develop not only the intellect (mind), but also the spirit of a person. Since the time Christian-based education was removed from most schools, we have seen moral and social decline in our nation because the most important and everlasting element of a person (the spirit) is left un-nurtured. Today, our society is paying a hefty price for this neglect!

Proverbs 22:6 – “Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it”

Everything our students do at BenHale, every sport, every musical piece, every enactment in performing arts and every act of servanthood – is meant to help you discover your interests, talents, strengths and passion and lead you to your place of power and responsibility. BenHale is the most formative years of our student’s lives. It’s the wholeness of the BenHale experience, uniting knowledge with goodness – this is life-changing.

Parents are responsible to choose the educators that will assist them in the educational process. BenHale Academy can come along side parents to support them in the kind of education that God has mandated to us.

Deuteronomy 6:6-7 – And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.

As parents, we must put Gods word in our children’s hearts and we must diligently teach them to our children. Parents must keep HIS word in their mind and to love HIM and HIS word with their affections so that they observe to do them, which is an act of their will and teach them to their children. Parents are to integrate the word of God and the words of God into every aspect of the waking hours of their children’s lives. The BenHale community is a place of spiritual growth and encouragement. All of us, including our children will face difficult and unpleasant times in life, however; when the foundation upon which our faith is established is rooted in the unfallable promises of God’s word and when our spirits are strengthened and renewed, we are able to stand firm during life’s setbacks!

Our statement of faith is rooted in the Word of God and the ministerial and teaching excellence of Christian Family Church International

The honour system is based upon the principle of trust. We trust our students to do what is right, even when unsupervised. This environment fosters a sense of trust, integrity and honesty. We choose to trust our students. Every student undertakes to seal their commitment to the 100/0 system of honour. This means each student is 100% committed to being their absolute best every day and to be responsible for their success and the success of our school. They commit to upholding the values of the school. They also undertake to have 0 excuses to the zero tolerances of the school. Students are further incentivised by way of rewards and recognition. Once per term, one class is in line to win the 100/0 award. The reward for the winning class is a fun outing which is decided and agreed by the winning class. One student from each grade is in line to win the Honours Award. This award is a leadership award, given to students in recognition of the highest contributor to upholding the Honour system.

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