PLG Northriding Academy opens its doors!

On Wednesday, 13 January 2016, PLG Northriding Academy opened its doors as a school for the first time at 7h25. This was symbolised by a ribbon-cutting ceremony, done by CEO of the Pembury Lifestyle Group (PLG), Mr Andrew McLachlan. The air buzzed with excitement by all present, including parents, 155 learners, teachers, admin staff and the Head Master of the school, Mr Andries van den Heever.

The PLG Group, acquired the property, Banbury Cross Village, last year August and transformed it into the school. The existing nursery on the property, Dimples, was also acquired and will act as a feeder to the PLG Northriding Academy Pre-Primary. The school will be offering up to Grade 6 in 2016. In 2017, Grade 7, 8 and 9 will be offered and thereafter Grade 10 -12. PLG schools follow the National Curriculum, namely the CAPS syllabus. At the senior level, the school will primarily teach the Independent Examination Board (IEB) Curriculum. Classes remain small at 25 learners per classroom and the primary instruction is in English. The ethos of the school encompasses Christian mores.

PLG Mellow Oaks Academy opens on 13 January 2016

On Wednesday, 13 January 2016, PLG Mellow Oaks Academy opened its doors as a school for the first time at 07h25. This was symbolised by a bell-ringing ceremony, with all learners participating, as well as a ribbon cutting ceremony. The air buzzed with excitement by all present, including parents, 180 learners, teachers, admin staff and the Headmaster of the school, Mr Lance Duffield.

The PLG Group acquired the property, Mellow Oaks wedding venue, last year August and transformed it into the school. The school will be offering from Pre-Primary to Grade 9 in 2016. In 2017, Grade 10 will be offered and thereafter Grade 11 & 12. PLG schools follow the National Curriculum, namely the CAPS syllabus. At the senior level, the school will primarily teach the Independent Examination Board (IEB) Curriculum. Classes remain small at 25 learners per classroom and the primary instruction is in English. The ethos of the school encompasses Christian mores.

Heritage Day celebrations at PLG Ballito Academy

This Heritage Day news snippet and photo was supplied by the head of PLG Ballito Academy, Mr. Ryan Doig.

One of the highlights of the Term was undoubtedly our Heritage Day celebrations at PLG Ballito Academy and I have truly never worked at a school where the children embraced their different and diverse cultural heritage as passionately as our children!

We can be truly proud to be South African – a nation where our youth can most certainly show us how easily so many different cultures can be peacefully celebrated, accepted and embraced by all.

Season greetings from PLG Schools

The PLG Schools Group would like to wish you and your families a blessed festive season.  There is nothing more magical than decorated trees, lights, presents, family and friends to brighten up your life. Merry Christmas!  May God’s blessing shine down upon your family this holiday season and all the best for the new year.



2016 School Terms

School Terms for 2016:  (The same for all 9 provinces)

Term 1:  13 January - 18 March

Term 2:  5 April - 24 June

Term 3:  18 July - 30 September

Term 4:  10 October - 7 December

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