Calling Academy aims to enrich boys beyond the confines of the academic curriculum. To achieve this, enrichment modules have been integrated into the school timetable. These modules vary in length and can be adjusted depending on the needs and the school programme.

UNASHAMEDLY ETHICAL

Unashamedly Ethical is a global movement of individuals and organisations guided by a founding vision to transform society by taking a stand for ethics, values and clean living. The goal of this movement is to develop an unashamedly ethical culture among this generation and the next. (Source: www.unashamedlyethical.com).

Calling Academy developed a valuable partnership with Unashamedly Ethical early in 2022 with Mr Greg Modungwa of Tribe (Unashamedly Ethical Youth) joining the team at Calling on a limited part-time basis. Every Tuesday, Greg works through a set of themes with the different classes to build towards an ethical youth that understands how morality is rooted in God and the implications thereof for daily life. Greg’s presence at the school is inspirational and his impact significant!

FUTURE FATHERS

It has been estimated that only around 34% of children in South Africa grow up with their biological father in the same household. In 2014, 61% of babies born in South Africa had no details of a father on their birth certificate. The impact of absent fathers on the social fabric of South Africa, as in other parts of the world, is immense. Calling Academy wants to be part of the solution by helping boys develop a healthy framework for fatherhood. The Future Fathers focus has been part of Calling Education’s vision from the inception of the organisation with the work of The World Needs a Father a major inspiration. Future Fathers is a recurring enrichment module during a learner’s time at the school.

CODING

In a world where shifts in technology bring about constant change, the ability to code can be a powerful addition to anyone’s résumé and will become more important in the coming years. Calling boys get exposure to Blockly coding through the tablets of School-in-a-Box that are used by the school and several learners attend the afternoon coding club that was started in collaboration with WeCode24.

VISUALISING INFORMATION

Tim van der Noord became a friend of Calling Academy in the first term of 2020 when he did several presentations on how to visualise information. Tim is a video and infographic creator from the Netherlands.