Chess is one of the most flourishing activities at Calling Academy. Through the passionate guidance of our coaches, Mr Rieyaad Abrahams and Dr JC Schoeman, the school has achieved fantastic heights in two years. The highlight of the 2019 season came when Calling Academy 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! Three of our learners represented Boland at a recent tournament in Mossel Bay.


Calling Academy owns eight guitars and, thanks to an anonymous donor, a beautiful piano. While no formal lessons are presented presently, the instruments are being used during breaks.