Calling Academy owns six guitars. Learners are allowed to sign out a guitar for break-time practise. Ms Amanda van der Westhuizen, a BMus student, presents lessons on a weekly basis. Ms Lita Hahn, our Afrikaans teacher, also shares her guitar-playing knowledge.
Photo Right: Our boys making the most of their guitar lesson!
Thanks to an anonymous donor, Calling Academy boasts a brand new piano. Mrs Lucille May from Heuer Music Academy conducts weekly lessons to a group of Grade 8’s.
Chess is one of the most flourishing activities at Calling Academy. Through the passionate guidance of our coach, Mr Rieyaad Abrahams, the school has achieved fantastic heights in two years. Our learners participate in tournaments regularly. The highlight of the 2019 season came when Calling Academy and was selected to represent the Cape Winelands at the Western Cape championships. After a brilliant performance by our team, Calling Academy was ranked in 5th place in the Western Cape after schools such as Paul Roos Gymnasium, Parel Vallei and HJS Paarl – truly a phenomenal achievement by our boys!
Photo Right: A tense chess match vs Hoërskool DF Malan.
Ms Kate Niemoller, our English teacher, heads up the debating society. Boys discover how to formulate arguments and defend their opinions.