Hatfield Online Christian School gave me the opportunity to pursue my tennis career by offering a flexible yet structured environment to complete my grade 11 and matric year.
Qualified, friendly and enthusiastic teachers were always just an email away if anything was unclear to me.
Many skills, which still benefit me today, were learnt through the process including responsibility, discipline as well the importance of communication.
For our family, Online school has been a blessing and a gift. Lisa is an artistic gymnast who trains at least 6 hours a day, 6 days a week. She also travels internationally to compete and this makes traditional schooling impossible for her.
We are so grateful that Lisa is able to receive excellent quality schooling in the comfort of our home or anywhere in the world with flexible hours that she can plan out around her training.
We find that the platform is very user-friendly and the technical support fantastic. We are able to track her grades. Lisa feels confidant with her school work and does not feel left out or behind her peers who are in traditional school systems. We know that she will be well equipped to further her studies after school.
My name is Indira Moonsamy. I am mum to my 18-year-old daughter, Puja, who has special physical needs. Due to illness these past five years, Puja has been unable to complete high school.
When she regained her strength, we searched for a suitable online school for her and were lucky to be introduced to the Online School. It has been a Godsend! Puja works at her own pace. Her teachers are lovely ladies who are very understanding of her circumstances.
She is also getting a great quality education. I am very grateful for the hope and confidence that the Online School has given my child.
I have had a very memorable time in the Online School. I had to adjust the ways in which I go about living life. I learned valuable ways to practice discipline, diligence, and self-motivation.
I love that we use Gmail suite that enables communication for progress between the students and the teachers.
The assignments, set books & textbooks and topics are very interesting. It is education with value.
Coming from a missionary background overseas, circumstances called for my brother and me to be home-schooled. Coming back to South Africa and reaching gr 10, my brother could live with family and attend a private school following the IEB-curriculum but years later I was not able to follow the same route. We had to fall under an official schooling system to write the national exams and although there are many home-schooling systems out there, few are of a high standard and follow the IEB curriculum which at the time was considered one of the best curricula in the country.
It was a prayer answered when I finally joined the Hatfield Christian online School in grade 11 in 2013. It helped me as someone already used to home-schooling and working on my own, to crossover to more of a school environment with multiple teachers who are prepared to help their students succeed, set criteria and deadlines and interactions with other students either at contact sessions or online. The friends and connections made are not forgotten and the environment as well as a high level of work (being IEB), helped prepare me for the university and academic environment in more than one way.
I matriculated in 2014 with 5 distinctions and have since gone on to study a national diploma and Btech in nature conservation at the Nelson Mandela University George Campus. I was involved in various societies, became class representative of our Btech class and have moved on to doing a Masters (MSc) in nature conservation focusing on Pollination Ecology.
I am thankful for the opportunity Hatfield Christian online School provided me and countless other students to matriculate under a good standard and for all the tools it equipped us with. The passion and dedication to and level of education, as well as care in the teachers, is what makes one educational entity stand above another and both my parents and I would still recommend HCoS to anyone who has to home-school their children.