Big Bay Academy Open Day

Big Bay Academy in Parklands will be hosting an open day on Saturday, 10 February between 9am and 12 pm.

The learner ratio at the academies is 1:12 so your child is guaranteed the attention they deserve. Your child will be prepared and encouraged to acquire knowledge and the skills to apply it, not just to pass tests.

Big Bay Acadamies are WCED compliant and certified.

Other facts about BBA:
• If one teaching method fails, BBA consults with all the partners in the learning process, parent, learner and educator, to try something else.
• No prize giving ceremonies – at Big Bay Academy we celebrate the achievements of all our learners, not only the 5% top achievers
• A 100% pass rate in exams is not our priority, to improve the understanding of a subject is.
• Schooling has to evolve with time, Big Bay Academy prefer not to stagnate on the same format main stream schooling adopted more than 100 years ago
• No homework generally – a/h self-study promoted, Big Bay Academy introduced this policy since inception, long before the recent furore in the media
• Learners are not in competition with one another at all, being taught as individuals. There are no rankings, no comparisons or rivalry between students
• We treat our learners like we want to be treated and mutual trust is therefore vitally important, one only has control of one’s own trustworthiness. The four pillars of trustworthiness are openness, competence, integrity and compassion
• We prepare children to learn how to learn, not how to take a test
• Assessments, more commonly known as tests and exams, which are incidentally labels we wish to avoid, are not to indicate to everyone else how good one’s memory is, it is purely an indication to oneself whether you have grasped new concepts/content yet. The outcomes of these assessments are naturally different for each learner and therefore confidential
• Stress free environment
• Highly qualified & aptly experienced SACE registered educators
• International curriculum, emphasizing our aspiration of preparing our learners to adapt to the ideology of becoming Global Citizens effortlessly after school
• Full ISASA membership
• No sport facilities
• Endeavour to do what it takes to make a difference in our learners’ lives in order for them to make a difference in the lives of others.
• Our learners are not in competition with one another, being taught as individuals
• Prepare & encourage learners to acquire knowledge and the skills to apply it, not just to pass tests
• Stress free environment
• Schooling has to evolve with time, Big Bay Academy prefer not to stagnate on the same format main stream schooling adopted more than 100 years ago
• International curriculum, emphasizing our aspiration of preparing our learners to adapt to the ideology of becoming Global Citizens effortlessly after school
• No school uniform, restrictive rules like hairstyles etc, discrimination or judgmental attitudes, whatsoever!
• Operated and owned by passionate hands on shareholders
• Endeavour to make a difference in our learners’ lives in order for them to make a difference in the lives of others.

Head to either of the campuses and take a look for yourself.
Junior Campus : 122 Humewood Drive, Parklands
Senior Campus : 13 Parklands Main Rd, Parklands

Visit the website for more information
www.bigbayacademy.co.za

Call: 021 556 6193 / 021 556 1514

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