Excellent schools are always symptomatic expressions of their community’s philosophies on life and living, and their evolving worldviews. These schools, in time reciprocate as they align their practices with the ideals of their communities by producing productive and prosperous members of those same societies. No better examples of this are found in current Advtech school brands such as the Crawford and Trinity House schools.
The newest addition to the Advtech family of schools is “Advtech Academies” of which Founders Hill College is one of the pioneering schools within this brand. Founders Hill College will, as part of the Advtech Academies brand, continue the Advtech legacy of market leading independent education by tapping into the wealth of expertise and experience inherent in the Advtech schools groups to provide a world class co-educational school offering that is uniquely tailored to the Modderfontein and surrounding communities.
Modderfontein and its surrounds hold a rich history of international industry and entrepreneurship alongside a strong conservation and outdoor-living driven mentality, which have become deeply engrained in the local culture of this area. Founders Hill College aims to honor this industrious history, and well-balanced approach to life by providing a school product that will prepare our young people to be productive global citizens whilst retaining a strong “homegrown” identity.
At Founders Hill College we strive to create an environment where mutual respect, hard work and creativity are at the heart of our daily doings. As we grow into our extensive campus, we consistently aim to provide a world class academic offering with the emphasis on national and international best-practices in classroom instruction, utilisation of learning spaces and supporting learning philosophies. Alongside our academic programme, we aim to provide a well-rounded extra-mural programme that is inclusive, relevant and affordable to expose our learners to the joys and tribulations of participating in school sports and cultural events.
I am absolutely thrilled to be the first principal of Founders Hill College, and it is my heartfelt wish and ambition that every Founders Hill College learner and teacher will find this school to be a place where wonderful memories are made whilst we prepare our young people for the complex challenges of being successful adults in our modern world.
Chris van Niekerk