Koa Academy

Koa Academy

Koa Academy is the online pod school that is big on community. Our mission is to give kids (and thei

Operating as usual


For this The Doctor Will Explain You Now session, we hosted Dr Mari Thiart, a paediatric orthopaedic surgeon based in Tygerburg!

Dr Mari Thiart is currently researching if the prevalent bacteria, despite its vulnerability to basic antibiotics, harbors a unique shield that intensifies its impact on kids' health. Currently, they are growing and collecting bacteria from bone samples to test for this shield.

Needless to say, we were all on the edge of our seats with many questions! 🤓


Mark your calendars and charge your devices! 🔔 Our Online Open Day is around the corner on 30 November, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm and we can't wait to see you there!

Register here: koaacademy.com/openday

Photos from Koa Academy's post 17/11/2023

Do what you love ⚽

Dreaming big, kicking harder. Meet Kopano, whose soccer journey started in 2019. From scoring his first goals to aiming for the Ballon d'Or, his heart is definitely on the field!


Ready to explore, engage, and elevate? Join us for our Online Open Day on 30 November, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm, to learn more about Koa Academy - the online school where you belong 🖥️

Register here: koaacademy.com/openday


At Koa, we empower learners with the richness of isiZulu language and culture as a First Additional Language, offering a pathway to success through carefully curated subjects and programmes 📚


Discover Koa Academy, an innovative online school in South Africa that places a strong emphasis on fostering a vibrant and supportive community. At Koa Academy, we seamlessly merge the elements of modern education, offering the convenience of home-based learning, the advantages of online education, and the unwavering support of an active school community. Our online ‘Pods’ of 8 learners to a teacher, means that everyone is seen and everyone is heard!

Join us on this educational journey by visiting our website: https://www.koaacademy.com

For inquiries, feel free to reach out to us at [email protected] or +27 67 409 5202.


A look inside Koa 🚀

The Authors' Club serves as a platform for both skill enhancement and talent showcase in writing. The students are offered an avenue for improvement as well as an opportunity for further practice and to show off their skills. The Authors' Club utilizes the Fundza Literacy Trust website as an open platform where students are encouraged to submit their work for potential publication. In a nutshell, the Author's Club, as in its name, aims to produce published authors one day... one word at a time 👩🏾‍💻

Photos from Koa Academy's post 10/11/2023

Meet the staff 👩🏾‍🏫

Meet Adrienne, our brilliant School Administrator at Koa. She enjoys building strong relationships with parents while collaborating with them to create a supportive and nurturing learning environment ⭐

Photos from Koa Academy's post 07/11/2023

Reflecting on the amazing end-of-year celebrations with our Koa families 🥳

As we approach the end of another successful school year, we extended an invitation to our Koa families to join us for our last social event of the year in Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, and Plettenberg Bay. We wanted to celebrate everything that had been achieved this year, and everyone was encouraged to bring their whole family along for a day filled with live music, fun activities, and delicious food!

We are grateful for our wonderful Koa families and the fantastic moments we shared together. Here's to more memories in the coming year! 🎉


Final call! Our Online Open Day is happening on Thursday, 9 November, 3:00pm-4:30. Join this session to explore our school, meet our prinicpal, and envision your child's future. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity!

Register here: koaacademy.com/openday


Dive into the heart of our school from the comfort of your home! Join our Online Open Day on Thursday, 9 November, 3:00pm - 4:30 pm, and witness the brilliance that defines Koa.

Register here: koaacademy.com/openday


We are excited to announce the first-ever Koa Blog Writing Competition as part of this workshop!

The Koa Academy Blog Writing Competition invites learners who are currently in grades 8-11 in South Africa to write a blog about a pre-set topic. The winner will receive a R1000 gift voucher for Exclusive Books, and runner-up prizes will also be awarded. The winning submissions will also be published on Koa Academy’s official website.

Your blog post should be:
✅ On the topic: The best and worst of being a teenager in 2023
✅400-600 words long
✅ Engaging from the first to the last word.

All entries must be submitted before midnight on 20 November 2023. SUBMIT YOUR BLOG TO [email protected].

Register here: https://www.koaacademy.com/online-creative-writing-workshop


Join Koa Academy for our virtual Creative Writing Workshop, with an all-star lineup of guest speakers including international best-selling author, Lauren Beukes, the creative genius behind Madam & Eve, Stephen Francis, singer-songwriter, Majozi, and award-winning playwright, Gabriella Pinto and more! ✍🏽

The workshop will be free and open to all South African learners in Grades 8-11 from 30 November to 4 December. The aim is to inspire learners, give them insight into different aspects of the writing industry, and equip them with practical skills to improve their writing.

We are also excited to announce the first-ever Koa Blog writing competition as part of this workshop.

You can register for the event here: https://www.koaacademy.com/online-creative-writing-workshop

Photos from Koa Academy's post 27/10/2023

Do what you love 🎯

Introducing Aidan, our Koa learner with a natural gift for archery. Aidan's hard work has elevated his talents to an extraordinary level. We are so proud of you! 😎


For this Koa Welcomes session, we had the privilege of hosting the great Ross Symons. He has refined his skills as an origami artist by creating an impressive collection of over 800 intricate origami creations.

He embraces authenticity as a true believer in the power of being unapologetically oneself coupled with a drive to create uniqueness! He emphasized to our Koa learners the importance of embracing mistakes, emphasizing that they are valuable opportunities for acquiring essential life skills.

Follow this link to view his work - https://www.instagram.com/white_onrice?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA%3D%3D 🎉

Our favorite quote from our host Majozi 'The real success is in the joy of your project!'


Koa Parent Chronicles ⭐

Nontobeko touches on her Koa experience in this heartwarming testimonial - uniqueness and flexibility with a caring and friendly atmosphere. We could not have put it better!


Checkmate your boredom with every move at our monthly chess socials! Join our community of chess enthusiasts and master the game with us. All skill levels are welcome! ♟️

Grades 4-12 | Online | 26 Oct 2023 | 3-4 pm

To register visit: koaacademy.com/chesswithkoa

Photos from Koa Academy's post 20/10/2023

Meet the staff 👩🏾‍🏫

Meet Carol - an amazing educator at Koa who has us feeling incredibly inspired by her passion and dedication! 🌟 Witnessing those 'aha' moments and seeing students blossom into critical thinkers truly fuels her passion for education and teaching. We are grateful for her commitment to education and the Koa community!


At Koa Academy, we prioritize building an 𝗲𝗻𝗴𝗮𝗴𝗲𝗱 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 in numerous ways!

✔ The smallest online classes in South Africa, our ‘Pods’ are highly engaging
✔ Constant connection with peers
✔ Outstanding academic support from a team of experienced educators.
✔ Regular in-person social events in all major cities across South Africa.
✔ Highly interactive, skill-enhancing clubs
✔ Easy access to teachers and support staff

At Koa Academy, your child will always feel seen and heard! 🚀


A look inside Koa 🚀

Koa's Eco Club is committed to deepening its understanding of the environment by expanding its knowledge and exploring initiatives aimed at preserving Earth's biodiversity. Our members aspire to build a larger community and share their passion for the environment with others - all with the help of their furry mascot, Ozzy Eco Cat 🐈‍⬛


If you missed it - here is Koa's principal, Mark Anderson, on the Expresso Morning Show! 📺

A huge thank you to Expresso Morning Show - SABC 3 for hosting us on your show! Your support shines a spotlight on our online school's mission 🚀


To the class of 2023, your journey to success is almost complete. Remember that you are capable of achieving greatness. Best of luck for your finals! 🍀

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