The Pebbles Academy (Hermanus)

The Pebbles Academy (Hermanus) is our very first registered independent education site for children from Grade R to Grade 7.  We provide a vital, multi-faceted, CAPS (Curriculum Assessment Policy Statements) aligned, educational program to learners from surrounding farms in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley.

We opened the school in July 2019 after the local government primary school was closed down due to a shortage of funding.

The Pebbles Academy consists of five well-equipped multi-grade classrooms, a large hall for group activities and school assemblies, a computer lab, a library, and sports playing field that allows the learners to participate in team sports to assist with building confidence and self-esteem. 

Our learners also receive:

  • Daily transport to and from school
  • Educational and recreational resources
  • Two nutritious meals and snacks on a daily basis
  • Branded Pebbles clothing for daily wear, sport, and school outings
  • A comprehensive extra-curricular program that include: music lessons, computer literacy classes, dance and movement lessons, arts and crafts, life skills, and sport

Message from our Principal:

Our main aim is to provide an all-inclusive learning experience which prepares our children optimally for future endeavours.  Our children are fortunate to be surrounded by the exquisite beauty of the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley and all its beauty which lends itself to eco-learning and outdoor educational experiences.

 We focus on 5 main points:

  • Academic rigour
  • Emotional and social well-being
  • Citizenship and character building
  • Nutrition
  • Intra and extracurricular programmes

  What makes our learning programme unique is the incorporation of our places and spaces of learning which promote innovative and critical thinking, creativity and collaborative opportunities. 

Access to our library and computer centre further enriches the learning experience of all our children.

Each educator, together with all support staff, are dedicated to walking the journey of discovery and growth with each of our children.


Ms Stephanie Olivier

Our future goals include:

The Pebbles Hemel-en-Aarde Education Project constantly strives to increase the level of support that is offered to the local community and have identified the following needs:

  • Multi-sensory playgrounds for our younger children which will assist with the development of gross motor skills and the children’s sense of curiosity and exploration.
  • Four additional modular classrooms which will allow for growth in the number of learners attending the Pebbles Academy.
  • A skills training centre which will aim to provide school leavers, unemployed youth and young mothers/fathers with the necessary skills to help them successfully enter the world of work. With South African youth unemployment currently sitting at a staggering 67%, this is an urgent and critical support mechanism to help ensure the economic success of this next generation.

Contact details:

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For school applications and general inquiries Email:

Tel: 028 008 5129

Stephanie Olivier (Principal) Email: