Established in 1971, Abbotts College has developed unique systems, which ensure that every student receives the maximum advantage from the final years of secondary school. So effective are these systems that even if one enrolls in Grade 12, the student can expect a significant improvement in marks and confidence.
Abbotts College opened its first Gauteng campus in Northcliff in 2004. The purpose built campus consists of modern classrooms as well as two modern computer centers and science labs fitted with the latest equipment.
Teachers for this campus have been handpicked from throughout the Gauteng region, not only for the excellent results that their students have achieved, but because we believe that they will be able to give the individual care and attention that is offered to every Abbotts College student.
Our students experience excellent, exciting and innovative classroom teaching in small classes, which is followed up by compulsory supervised homework at the College in the afternoon. (Our teachers are also on call at home to help with after hour queries). We believe in the value of effective communication and co-operation between teacher, student and parent. Eight full reports are issued each year. These are backed up by regular parent-teacher meetings.
The extra-mural program is designed to bring the classroom to life. Field trips in all subjects are arranged regularly as are outings that emphasize the relationships between subjects. The annual international tour has become a highlight on the campus!
In addition to the regular day outings our Grade 10’s and 11’s also participate in a leadership camp early in the year. The camp, emphasizing team building and co-operative learning, ensure that students quickly make friends and that the student body is moulded into a supportive unit.
Traditional student activities are also catered for. Every year we have inter-campus sports days, cultural evenings, a matric dance, awards evenings and the Grade 12 Graduation.
Each prospective student attends an interview at the College with his/her parents. At this interview the subjects, which best suit the student’s needs and aspirations are selected and discussed with the principal. A program is then designed to ensure that the student will enjoy college life and be given the best opportunity to enter his/her chosen career.
We are looking forward to welcoming you at Abbotts College Northcliff!
As a dynamic and progressive educational institution, we at Abbotts College Northcliff aim to provide the best possible education to the students in our care, set within the parameters of sound values and a disciplined environment. The school aims to provide an up-to-date education which will prepare students to hold their own in a competitive, rapidly-changing world.
The structures on the campus, combined with a transparent communication policy and pro-active reporting system, enable us to support and maximize every student’s potential.
Abbotts College – where your child’s future is our passion!
Shelley van Buren
Acting Principal: Abbotts College Northcliff.