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Message from the Director


A warm welcome to Excelsior Academic College to every student and parent from your principal. Understanding the importance of education in my own life and the desire to share this with the world and realizing the need for a high standard world class school offering an internationally recognized education system I established the college in 2008, after completing B.Sc Hons Physics, in Physics and PGCE and teaching at various schools and universities around Gauteng, I wanted to create a place where each and every person is given a chance on education and is accepted.


I strive to see every student unlock their full potential and make sure I have a team behind me that has that same vision. What makes us different is our open and supportive atmosphere which encourages our students to develop on both academic and personal levels. The combination of our extremely passionate staff, small classes and safe environment helps every student realise their full potential.


I am actively involved in every students’ personal achievements. I want you to remember Excelsior as your family long after you have completed your studies and know the door is always open in the future.


One of my favorite quotes "Everybody is a Genius. But If You Judge a Fish by Its Ability to Climb a Tree, It Will Live Its Whole Life Believing that It is Stupid." - Albert Einstein, therefore I encourage and help each student on their specific learning method, understanding ability, and will always make them feel like they can reach their goals and dreams.


“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela


Ms H.A. Derrett

Director Hons (Phys), (Physics), PGCE)