Hibiscus International Academy is an independent, co-educational school located in Shelly Beach, Kwa-Zulu Natal.

The Academy was established to cater for a growing demand on the KZN South Coast for a school offering an international curriculum.

The Academy will be offering the Cambridge Assessment International Education curriculum and will begin enrolling full time and distance education pupils in Grade 7, Grade 8 and Grade 9 in 2019. Enrollment for Grade 10 will take place in 2020, followed by Grade 11 in 2021 and Grade 12 in 2022.

The Academy will also be offering a Distance Education Module in 2019 for selected pupils in Grade 10, 11 and 12.

Hibiscus International Academy aims to nurture, guide and prepare young people to enable them to contribute to, and succeed in, a rapidly changing society.

To achieve our vision, we will follow a Christian-based value system inculcating the principles of honesty, loyalty and friendship while offering an internationally backed educational system.

Every family applying for admission to Hibiscus International Academy is given equal opportunity irrespective of gender, race, religion or cultural background.
Admission to the Academy will be conditional upon the following:

That the pupil meets the minimum academic standard and age requirement of the Grade being applied for. A placement assessment appropriate for the Grade may be administered to determine the pupil’s academic profile as applicants must possess the required level of competence to cope with the Academy’s curriculum.
Should a professional scholastic assessment be required, this will be at the parents’ expense.
Pupils, who are more than two years than the average age of their grade, will not be considered for enrolment.
That the pupil and parents agree and abide by the Hibiscus International Academy’s Code of Conduct.
That the parents have fully completed and signed the Hibiscus International Academy Application Form and returned it to the Academy with all supporting documentation.

The following regarding finances is important;

On processing the application, the Academy may undertake a credit check and may deem it necessary to refuse acceptance or to charge an additional term’s school fees to be held as a deposit and used in the event of a non-payment of school fees.
Admission to the Academy is at the discretion of the Director or person delegated in the absence of the Director.


Parents complete and submit an Application Form for Enrolment.
An enrolment interview is conducted.
The pupil may be required to write an Entrance Exam (Maths and English)
Upon acceptance, a non-refundable enrolment fee to secure placement.


The language of instruction at Hibiscus International Academy is English and all communication and correspondence from the Academy will be in English


The following academic subjects must be taken by pupils in Grade 7, 8 and 9:

English First Language
Afrikaans First Additional Language
Sciences (Science/Biology)
Humanities (History/Geography)
Economic and Managements Sciences (Business/Accounting)


Hibiscus International Academy has chosen to opt for a less formal uniform that consists of:

a beige polo shirt with the HIA emblem embroidered onto it and
navy-blue chinos or
navy-blue Cargo, Chino or Bermuda shorts or
a navy-blue knee-length (not denim) skirt (for girls) and
plain dark track shoes.


Monday – Thursday: 07h45 – 15h30
Formal classes: 07h45 – 14h00
Study period: 14h30 – 15h30
The Study Period forms a compulsory part of the school day. Pupils may be expected to attend extra classes, to complete their homework or study during these study periods. They are not regarded as “free” periods.
Friday: 07h45 – 13h00

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