GBC is a unique school with a charm difficult to describe in words.
We are a co-ed, secular school, with a modern, forward-looking approach to education, yet we believe in manners, integrity, trust and self-discipline.
Our school is part of ADvTECH, which is home to multiple, distinct education brands.
This provides security for Plett residents and those relocating for lifestyle purposes, knowing that there is a stable education provider with a bright and secure future.
But still we will preserve the basic nature of the schools, setting our class numbers lower than most schools, and ensuring a safe, respectful, happy environment; in which our students are able to become creative, critical and independent thinkers.
Our campus on the banks of the Piesang River, lies a few kilometres upstream from the landmark Beacon Isle Hotel in Plettenberg Bay. The sounds of laughter, music and sport fill the air.
Between classes, High School students sit and work, play chess on our giant outdoors board, practise music and sport, or just unwind. Afternoons are a hive of activity, with soccer, hockey, netball, tennis or cricket taking place, depending on the term. Swimming, mountain biking and kayaking are also popular.
The School runs from a toddler class, through Grades 000 – 12, and writes the Cambridge International Examinations. These equip students to enrol at universities overseas if they so wish (and, of course, at South African ones).
We are strong academically, and pride ourselves on achieving some of the best Cambridge results in the country. We attribute this to excellent teaching and small classes.
We are also a balanced school, and believe in a well-rounded education.
Extra-murals are compulsory. A wide variety of sports and clubs cater to diverse tastes and talents.
The primary goal of Greenwood Bay College is to celebrate the individual, instill pride in the school, teach ethical values and embrace relevant technologies of the future.
We aim to rise above the ordinary by producing school-leavers who will thrive in the 21st century; and show resilience, kindness, tolerance and respect.