OUR CHRISTIAN CHURCH SCHOOL know as the "Academy of Christian Excellence" was conceived by the Holy Spirit during the traumatic final years of apartheid. The Seed God planted in our heart came from Isaiah 30:1- 4 & 20, 21.
"And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a [dunce]* corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers: And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.!"
The doors opened in January of 1987. Serious threats of imprisonment were allayed when the then President of South Africa, Mr. F. W. de Klerk granted a reprieve to all Christian schools, who apply the R.S.A core-curriculum and use the U.S.A based Accelerated Christian Education methodology.
Starting this multiracial Church School, was our God inspired opportunity to give back the education to the boys and girls who had been deprived of equal education for decades!
[* Inserted by author for dramatization]
Twins Megan and Taylar's first day was a happy day, because their older brother Jaydon took home reassuring stories of the love he was experiencing at the Academy of Christian Excellence! As for Chloe Ray Hill's last day. it was a day, with a handful of local and International medallions and trophies! Her last day offered her new and exciting challenges to do likewise at Liberty University, USA.
The Academy of Christian Excellence provides a Christian Learning Environment in which Children PREPARE TO READ, then LEARN TO READ followed by the final phase, READ TO LEARN. These three phases, traditionally referred to as PRE SCHOOL, JUNOUR SCHOOL and HIGH SCHOOL.
The essential ethos at the Academy of Christian Education is LEARNING not TIME! Since Learning is of vital importance we have enlisted the Services of the HOLY SPIRIT as our TEACHER (John 14:26). Our Academy staff are voluntary but, serve in FULL TIME MINISTRY, graced as a GIFT to the Body of Christ according to Ephesians 4:7, 11-16.
The Academy of Christian Excellence staff serve alongside the South Coast Christian Centre leadership team and are required to lead with LOVE and GRACE!