The future of our children, our country, and the world is the result of how we raise our children at home and in school. Crosspoint Academy understands the importance of this as we positively guide the hearts and minds of the children that come through our classrooms. Each child is important to us!
Crosspoint Academy is a low-income private Christian Primary School that has Grades RR (pre-K), Grade R (Kindergarten), and Grades 1-10.
Utilizing specialized teaching methods, we guide young minds into cultivating a love for lifetime learning. It is our goal as educators to help them want to learn. In our classrooms, it becomes “I want to” instead of “I have to”. And through learning, we open up life and career opportunities for them.
Additionally, we guide the hearts of the children into a relationship with our Father in Heaven through Christ Jesus. It is His Agape Love that is the Gospel of Christ Jesus. With this relationship, we are led into a life filled with love, unity, peace, and hope.
And a relationship is what we in turn want to develop with each of the children, the teachers, volunteers, staff, and parents of the child. We want to be a part of each of those lives and them in
ours. This happens through honesty, care, love, compassion, communication, and openness.
Our first school (of many planned) is established in Strand, Cape Town, South Africa. It is in the heart of Strand in the Central Business District; set up as an urban school. To learn more about it, follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CrosspointStrand
Or visit us at our website: www.CrosspointAcademy.co.za
VISION: In “guiding hearts and minds”, The Crosspoint Foundation and Crosspoint Academy focus not only on the academics for the child, but also their mental and emotional wellbeing. Much of a person’s health and learning is directly related to their psycho-social state. This wholistic approach embraces the connections of Spirit, Heart, Soul, Mind, and Body to fulfill the potential of the individual in a social context. With this, the child can excel in who they are without limitations to who they can be.
MISSION: To develop a wholistic child that grows into a young adult ready to face the world around them. Taking with them the energy, passion, and strength to overcome anything they face through embracing the values and vision engrained in them at Crosspoint Academy. This, with our Teaching Methodology, make our school unique.
Teaching Methodology: At Crosspoint Academy we use an International-style of teaching using “Active Learning”. The instruction given by teachers engage with students on their level allowing them to be active participants in their own learning process. Active learning is exciting and looks like everything from changing worksheet to a fun activity, pausing to reflect to role playing, small and large group discussions, hands-on tech, brainstorming, and case studies. Our teachers are always circulating the classroom to gauge student understanding of the topic. Formative assessment is our assessment of choice, using things like exit tickets, clip-board cruising, and classroom polls. However, we do follow the CAPS the curriculum and must take the formal assessments as required by the WCED. We feel our teaching methods prepare our students for these summative assessments more than any other type of teaching.
Additionally, we are utilizing an in-school counsellor and registered Social Workers to help many children with their home-environment, emotional state, and barriers.
To help facilitate the type of teaching methods unitilzed in the classroom, Crosspoint Academy incorporates the help of volunteers. Young men and women from Europe and Germany interested in Social Development and Education spend anywhere from a few months to a year living on campus and engaging in the lives of the children here.
Under the guidance of the teachers and management, the volunteers become part of the daily routies in the school and classroom. The volunteers assist the teacher in the classroom, help set up lessons of their own, and teach Music, Art, and P.E.
If you would be interested in joining Crosspoint Academy as a volunteer, or to do an internship, please reach out to us or one of these two Volunteer Organizations:
Physical Address: 12 Pickle Street, Strand, Cape Town, South Africa