Elsen Academy

Elsen Academy


I have grade 6 and 7 books to sell if anyone is interested one can contact me at 0846704359.
To promote PE businesses and the local film industry I am trying to get a concept off the ground. Businesses that want to advertise could have a fiction movie made using their products. The fiction movies could be shown after midnight on TV (something like infomercials) and so TV shows could get free content. See Movie Advert for more. As a member of a two-man band our band could do the music for the fiction movies which could be shown in restaurants and so on. Our band will do our own compositions so there is no copyright problem.
For instance a car dealer could have a movie involving his/her cars.
Hi, I'm not sure if I may use this platform to sell second-hand uniform items. I have a blazer (age 11) and two tracksuit tops (one is quite small as I bought it for Matt in grade 3, the other is the same size as the blazer). I'm 072 379 5297 / [email protected]
Hlo I'm Althea I'm looking for a school for my son his 16 years must be in grade 8 this year's please help
Technology Needs
One of the most immediate concerns and glaringly obvious shortcoming of our roll out of remote learning is access.
I have students who live in our local townships with little or no technology to support them. I can, and will find a way of getting data, however, I need a device desperately. It must have the wifi capacity.
Please let me know if you have something to help my students. Elsen's move to remote teaching must be fair and accessible to all.
Elsen Academy won the Senior School trophy at the 44th Coca Cola Inter Schools Sailing Regatta 07 & 08 March '20.
Learnership Opportunity!

Have you been diagnosed with a disability?
Are you between 18 and 29 years old?
Can you read and write?

We bring a much needed opportunity to all learners with disabilities in the Nelson Mandela Bay.

If you are interested in a New Venture Creation Learnership, send us you CV, proof of disability, proof of banking details, SARS tax certificate and Latest qualification to: [email protected] or hand deliver at: 2 Clevedon Rd, Offices on Clevedon, Mount Croix, PE
So nice when a chicken comes home to roost for a while.
World Mental Health Day 2018
Young people, who often struggle with mental health issues the most, are the primary focus for the 2018 theme for World Mental Health Day, which is: โ€˜Young people and mental health in a changing world.โ€™
Seems like a truly amazing school ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ“š I'm only an aspiring educator and I'm inspired by your approaches to ensuring that every individual child receives a good education. Well done! ๐Ÿ’ฏ
R35 a pair or R60 for 2 to brighten up your sneakers. All proceeds to charity....animals, bring hope, children, disability or education. Can be your tithe for the month! :) Who wants?

Elsen Academy is an independent school situated in Port Elizabeth. We aim to cater for individual learning styles. We are a small school with a big heart.

Elsen Academy is an independent school registered with the education department and as a non-profit organisation catering for the needs of children in Port Elizabeth with learning difficulties (i.e. dyslexia, ADHD, dyscalcula, etc.) We are fully accredited by the Umalusi Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training (www.umalusi.org.za). Vision:
โ€œDriven to be the lead

Operating as usual

Elsen Academy 16/05/2022

Elsen Academy

Are you looking for ways to help us? forgood

Elsen Academy We help children who struggle to learn in mainstream schools by providing academic and emotional support.

Elsen open day video 09/05/2022

Elsen open day video

Students who have ADHD and learning differences do best when they receive individualized attention and a curriculum that incorporates their interests and strengths. Learn the pros and cons of various school options, factors to consider, and how to determine which one is best for your child and family.

Elsen open day video A LIVE information session where we will have our panel discussing what Elsen Academy can offer your child in terms of "schooling at home" or traditional cla...


All teachers welcome to attend.

School days and public holidays! 04/05/2022

School days and public holidays!

Our latest newsletter is included here... #nolimittolearning #movingforward #elsenacademy

School days and public holidays! Please keep the golf prizes rolling in. A big thanks to those who have already sent in. We really need breakfasts for two vouchers or a getaway for two voucher. If you have any contacts please approach them. The golfers pay a lot to play in our golf day and we put a goodie bag together for each golf...

Examinations 20/04/2022


Free examination resources for teachers and learners, now rearranged according to grades and then chronologically. This will make your search for the right paper very easy and save a lot of time.

Examinations Eastern Cape Examinations

Night with the Classics 19/04/2022

Night with the Classics

Click the link below to book your tickets for Sunday 24 April (children under 12 are free) to enjoy a picnic and an afternoon of good music. When purchasing your tickets, select Elsen Academy as your chosen school and R100 from the sale of each ticket will go to Elsen.

Night with the Classics Night with the Classics sponsored by Spec-Savers and Investec

Night with the Classics 13/04/2022

Night with the Classics

Come and join us for an afternoon of incredible music and song on 24 April. R180 a ticket (R100 goes to Elsen Academy).

Night with the Classics Night with the Classics sponsored by Spec-Savers and Investec

Fundraising appeal : 13/04/2022

Fundraising appeal :

Can you help us either by sharing this video and encouraging others to donate or making your own contribution to our bursary fund. We rely on generous donations to keep learners with special educational needs in school.

Fundraising appeal : Check out this 1080p designed by Elsen Academy.

The Great Big Virtual Race South Africa 2022 08/04/2022

The Great Big Virtual Race South Africa 2022

We are lacing up for the Great Big Virtual Race for 2022. Find out here how you can join in.

The Great Big Virtual Race South Africa 2022 The Great Big Virtual Race SA is a virtual run, walk or cycle in support of children with barriers to learning, as well as special needs and remedial schools in South Africa.

Richard Branson Changing Our Perceptions Of Dyslexia | This Morning 05/04/2022

Richard Branson Changing Our Perceptions Of Dyslexia | This Morning

Loved this interview about dyslexia with Richard Branson and how to embrace the dyslexic 'superpowers' that come along for the ride

Richard Branson Changing Our Perceptions Of Dyslexia | This Morning It is estimated that 6.3 million people in the UK have dyslexia. Defined as a learning difficulty, many people refer to it as a โ€˜hidden disabilityโ€™, and ther...

A Visual Guide to Autism 05/04/2022

A Visual Guide to Autism

We are back for term 2 and April is also autism awareness month. Here is a slide show explaining a little more about autism spectrum disorder.

A Visual Guide to Autism This WebMD slideshow will help you recognize symptoms of autism in your child and to learn about diagnosis and treatments.


Our #qualityinclusiveeducationforall campaign is into its 4th week! This week we are asking schools to take action for inclusive education. Help us to remove the barriers so many of our learners face in schools.
#QualityEducationForAll #everychildmatters #inclusionmatters


Some people say a cup of tea solves every problem. We say a round of golf does. Why not join us on 20 May and support a worthy cause.

Elsen Academy is an independent, registered school focussed exclusively on children who struggle to respond to traditional learning. Our children require intense classroom support and individual coaching from a range of in-house educational specialists. We are small, with a maximum of 14 children per class to ensure personalised attention. Our objective is, and always will be, to accommodate unique learning styles of each child in order for them to reach the necessary requirements of the mainstream CAPS curriculum.

If you play golf, know someone who does, or feels the urge to donate a prize, email us on [email protected]

Marching on ๐Ÿ”ขโœ…๐Ÿ‘ฃ 11/03/2022

Marching on ๐Ÿ”ขโœ…๐Ÿ‘ฃ

The link to our latest newsletter keeps you up to date with what's happening at school.

Marching on ๐Ÿ”ขโœ…๐Ÿ‘ฃ Introducing our new intermediate phase library monitors: Kaylee Chamberlain and Tolu Adeleke on the left and on the right, 2022 primary School house captains: Soyama Phankisa (Molyneaux) and Bryce Bain (Turner). Congratulations to you all!


Contact [email protected] to register your team and [email protected] for sponsorship opportunities.


Honesty, empathy, acceptance and respect (HEAR). We wear bracelets with these letter beads on them to remind us to always live and behave by these values. #elsenacademy #nolimitstolearning #finemotorskills #ValuesMatter


Homework stress is real โ€” and exhausting for parents and students alike.
Spare your family the drama and fights by following this TRIED AND TESTED homework system.
With these routines, you can replace after-school tantrums with higher grades.
Get it HERE


We just held our first primary school and vocational phase assembly in 2 years. Lovely to hear the school song being sung again.
Every day is 'open day' at Elsen Academy. Come for a tour and see what makes us so special!


Every day is 'open day' at Elsen Academy. Why not call us to make an appointment to come and view our beauiful campus with Viv. She will answer any questions that you might have and take you on a tour into our classrooms to meet our teachers.
We look forward to seeing you.



It can be very overwhelming selecting the right school for your child. Do you have some non-negotiables that you insist on like a Christian ethos, or an after-care programme?

Start with the end in mind and have a good idea of the kind of character you want your child to have and develop. Your child is an individual and is unique โ€“ will the school value and appreciate that once youโ€™ve signed the contract and paid the enrolment fee?

There's the right school for every child and these questions might make the school selection process easier. Click here to download the PDF.


Media release: SACAI welcomes the improvement in 2021 NSC results 21/01/2022

Media release: SACAI welcomes the improvement in 2021 NSC results

Elsen Academy writes their matric exams through SACAI and they are one of two independent assessment bodies in South Africa that, in addition to the Department of Basic Education, assesses the National Senior Certificate (also known as the matric qualification). You can find out more about them here

Media release: SACAI welcomes the improvement in 2021 NSC results


Amazing achievement from the matric class of 2021...and their parents and teachers. 100% pass rate. Proving that team work makes the dream work! #nolimitstolearning #elsenacademy #classof2021 #teamwork


These past few years, especially in the aftermath of Covid, parents are looking for alternative schooling options. Children are not coping with the traditional schooling approaches; thereโ€™s too much pressure, the pace is too fast, competition is becoming unhealthy and learning disabilities are being ignored or are not accommodated.
Anxiety is not always easily identified or diagnosed and some kids hide it better than others. There are also marked differences in the presentation of the disorder between the genders, with boys showing fear and anxiety differently to girls.


The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) states that as many as 8-11% of children and adolescents suffer from an anxiety that affects their ability to get on with their lives.

These anxieties can also develop into specific phobias, social phobias, generalized anxiety disorders and obsessive behaviour. Childhood and adolescence is the core risk phase for the development of symptoms and syndromes of anxiety that may range from transient mild symptoms to full-blown anxiety disorders.


Wishing you a Happy New Year! May 2022 bring success, happiness and peace.

Make a Gratitude/Thankful Jar 30/12/2021

Make a Gratitude/Thankful Jar

#ThankfulThursday Make a Gratitude / Thankful Jar for 2022 and start the new year with a positive attitude

Make a Gratitude/Thankful Jar Coping Skills for Kids/Janine HalloranFor more coping skills ideas, visit https://copingskillsforkids.com/Music: Love Story by Sergey Wednesday, Melody Loops

Our Favorite ADHD Blog Posts of 2021 29/12/2021

Our Favorite ADHD Blog Posts of 2021

#wisdomwednesday ADDitude s Favourite ADHD Blog Posts of 2021
From laugh-out-loud funny to heart-wrenching and helpful, these stand-out ADHD blogs submitted by the #ADDitude community

Our Favorite ADHD Blog Posts of 2021 From laugh-out-loud funny to heart-wrenching and helpful, these stand-out ADHD blogs submitted by ADDitude readers in 2021 captured what it means to live with ADHD or alongside ADHD today.


Rest in Peace, Archbishop Desmond Tutu. An inspiration to the world


Christmas Blessings from the Elsen Academy family


#MotivationalMonday New Yearโ€™s resolutions are easy to choose but hard to maintain, especially if youโ€™re living with ADHD. This year, cut yourself some slack; instead of impractical resolutions, try implementing some of these super-practical solutions โ€” ADHD-friendly ideas for simplifying your life straight from other ADDitude readers. Big ๐—ง๐—›๐—”๐—ก๐—ž ๐—ฌ๐—ข๐—จ to ADDitude Mag for this awesome download! #nolimitstolearning #2022goals

"Santa, I Have a Big Problem with Your Naughty or Nice List. Here's Why." 19/12/2021

"Santa, I Have a Big Problem with Your Naughty or Nice List. Here's Why."

#selfcaresunday โ€œSanta, I Have a Big Problem with Your ๐—ก๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ต๐˜๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ก๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜. Hereโ€™s Why.โ€ The Naughty or Nice List creates an ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฎ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜†๐—ฒ๐—ฟ of ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜…๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜† for kids like my son who struggle to fit into a neurotypical world that sees their behavior as bad instead of what it actually is โ€” a cognitive disability that causes a host of challenges.

"Santa, I Have a Big Problem with Your Naughty or Nice List. Here's Why." The Naughty or Nice List creates an extra layer of anxiety for kids like my son who struggle to fit into a neurotypical world that sees their behavior as bad instead of what it actually is โ€” a cognitive disability that causes a host of challenges. What if, instead of a punitive score keeper, Santa...


Wishing you a peaceful and proactive Reconciliation Day that benefits all fellow South Africans

Photos from Elsen Academy's post 14/12/2021

#ChooseDayTuesday with Elsen Academy
The best gift one can give this Christmas is a gift one cannot unwrap. A gift of kindness, gratitude and love. Elsenites practice H.E.A.R philosophy throughout the year (Honesty, Empathy, Appreciation, Respect) so we'd love to spread the joy with a ARK calendar. Acts of Random Kindness you can do this Christmas.


Christmas Tree STEM projects

๐—–๐—›๐—ฅ๐—œ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐— ๐—”๐—ฆ ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—˜ ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—˜๐—  ๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—๐—˜๐—–๐—ง๐—ฆ
Ready to get festive with your play and learning activities this year? Here are some of our favorite Christmas tree STEM (and STEAM!) activities for kids. Want to see them in action? Check out this video! Thank you, Left Brain Craft Brain - STEM & STEAM Activities for Kids

Our Story

Elsen Academy is an independent school registered with the education department and as a non-profit organisation catering for the needs of children in Port Elizabeth with learning differences (i.e. dyslexia, ADHD, dyscalculia, etc.).

We are affiliated with ISASA (Independent Schools Association of South Africa) and are also accredited by the Umalusi Council for Quality Assurance in General and Further Education and Training (www.umalusi.org.za).โ€

At Elsen we appreciate your childโ€™s differences and abilities and shape and mould them into something truly beautiful โ€“ making your child feel perfect in every way.

Here, every student is known so well, and the connection amongst students and staff feels like family. Elsen is just an extension of the home. The parents drop their children off, knowing that they are in excellent hands, and are cared for as if they are our very own.

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Christmas Tree STEM projects
Birthday Wishes for our Elsenites celebrating over the Festive Season
Stars of the Week 2021
Feature Friday Stars of the Week 2021
Stars of the Week 2021
How to Succeed in High School with ADHD: A Teenโ€™s Guide.
Grade 7 Hoodie Handover 2021
Elsen Academy 2021 Friday Highlight Reel
Inattentive ADHD 2021



21 Bird Street Central
Port Elizabeth

General information

A school with a difference.

Opening Hours

Monday 07:30 - 15:00
Tuesday 07:30 - 15:00
Wednesday 07:30 - 15:00
Thursday 07:30 - 15:00
Friday 07:30 - 14:00

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