ACE Colleges flagship school is ACE Weltevreden (Arrows of Destiny).
ACE Weltevreden offers progressive education for academic and business excellence. Our aim is to bridge the skills gap between what graduates know when they leave school, and what they really need to know in order to be employable or create businesses.
The location of ACE Weltevreden makes it suitable for families looking for effective private education in the Roodepoort and Randburg area.
In 2020, ACE Weltevreden will offer pre-primary and primary school from Grade RRR – Grade 6.
Why ACE Colleges?
ACE Colleges has identified a massive gap in South African education – what graduates can do and what the real world requires from graduates. ACE Colleges aims to bridge the skills gap between the graduated product of South African education and the needs of South African employers and business market.
Currently, there is a disconnect between what school teaches and what the real world needs new graduates to know in order to be employable or to run a business.
Even private South African education does not reliably produce graduates with practical skills that are immediately useful in a real world work, social and personal wellness context.
ACE Colleges offers a simple education solution; through project-based learning, we strive to develop unique, responsible individuals that possess real world skills and the ability to apply them effectively in practical situations.
ACE Colleges offer private education with an enriched, hands-on approach to the enriched implementation of the CAPS curriculum. We believe in the application of real life skills whilst offering a learner-centred educational environment.
We pride ourselves on being learner-centred and putting your child’s holistic growth first.
Many schools claim to follow this ethos, but struggle to do so due to their large size and traditional schooling infrastructure.
Because of our smaller schools, our more intimate environments, our passionate staff and our progressive teaching methods, ACE Colleges are able to provide such a learner-centred experience.
Learners are furnished with ample resources and guidance to reach their true potential as well as a platform to express themselves as young professionals. Where conventional schools rely on formal assessments to measure the successes of the their learners, we like to see learners that are confident, well-spoken and truly fulfilled as a result of their efforts as well. A learner’s marks are only as useful as their attitude allows, and a healthy attitude towards life’s challenges and opportunities is what is developed meticulously at ACE Colleges.
ACE Colleges Enriched CAPS Curricullum
ACE Colleges offer private education with an enriched, hands-on approach to the enriched implementation of the CAPS curriculum.
We believe that a project based approach to education is the only way of addressing South Africa’s skills gap.
Our enriched CAPS curricullum will focus on the application of real life skills in a learner-centred educational environment.
Our aim is to holistically integrate aspects of education – e.g. maths (business studies, accounting), social sciences (geography, history, life sciences), communication (english, drama), art (design) – into practical projects involving resources assessment, committee or team work, problem definition and solution design, implementation and outcome measurement.
Unique to ACE colleges curriculum is the incorporation of practical skills and principles through project based learning. By incorporating “real world” projects into the certified curriculum, we are able to help our learners develop practical skills that are relevant in their lives after school.
Skills such as:
- Personal finance management, saving & budgets, student loans, understanding credit, bills, taxes, house & car purchases, insurance
- Health & nutrition
- Cooking from scratch
- Negotiation & co-operation
- Time management, focus & productivity
- Stress managment
- Survival & first aid
- Entrepreneurship & starting a business
- Career management
In line with the CAPS curriculum, ACE Colleges offers the following subjects:
CAPS for the Foundation Phase
Mathematics Grade R
CAPS for the Intermediate Phase
Natural sciences & technology
CAPS for the Senior Phase
Economics management & science