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From the principal

Miss. Amritha Kannayalal

Proverbs 22:6 – Train up a child in the way of the Lord and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to our school website.

The purpose of this web page is to provide parents, students and the school community with easy access to a variety of information regarding Rivermead Christian Academy (RCA).

RCA is a independant school in Kokstad, Kwa-Zulu Natal. We offer from Grades RR to Grade 7. We align ourselves with the CAPS prescribed curricullum from the department of education including the integration of biblical principals.

Under my leadership and as a team, working together, we strongly support academic achievements including spiritual growth.

At Rivermead Christian Academy, we encourage our learners to dream big and be confident so that they can be all who God crafted them to be.

With a enriching history of achievements in education behind us,our school continues to grow by the grace of God.


Our Vision statement

  • The vision of Rivermead Christian Academy is to be planting and watering truth in children for an eternal harvest, based on 1 Corinthians 3:6.
  • The Mission of the School is to establish a Christian School as a ministry of the First Baptist Church, Kokstad, and for the Kokstad community.
  • Our one chief goal is to reach children with the gospel. Our desire is to minister to all children and their parents and to be a positive impact in our community.  Rivermead Christian Academy does not seek to be fancy or elite, rather, we want to be able to accept every child who applies here, regardless of socio-economic background.
  • Our target group of learners from the community also includes those with either learning gaps that need bridging or barriers to learning that might require a slightly modified approach to ensure that learning takes place. We seek to give children from a poorer socio-economic background a chance of getting a good education.
  • We seek to be responsible for helping and uplifting those children who have been forgotten or cast out by other schools and society.  We wish to serve the broken and disheartened youth, with discretion, by providing full or partial bursaries for studies, as well as focusing on providing love and acceptance to all learners. 
  • We have a commitment to excellence and hold our staff and learners to constantly be striving to improve in all areas of their lives, academically and socially.
  • Our curriculum while being in line with what is required by law, needs to have content adapted to be in line with the teachings of the Bible. The Bible is our authority and as such these beliefs and doctrines must inform and guide every practice of our school.
  • We seek to pay our staff a fair wage and we want them to be fulfilled and enriched by their being employed by Rivermead.


Visit our admissions page to get all the neccesary forms and details such as uniforms, policies and application forms for enrolling your child with Rivermead Christian Academy.

From Our Head Boy and Head Girl

Milisuxolo Rwexu

Head Boy

Rivermead Christian Academy is a wonderful school full of wonderful teachers teaching us wonderful things like respect and caring for each other. The school teaches us about Jesus and about stories of the bible.

Sibonga Mqedlana

Head Girl

This school is the best, I have been here for a while and there is a lot that I have learnt. It has been a long road with pot holes but I still say it is the best school in town. This school has been a part of my life.

Our Latest Galleries

Prize Giving 2021

Visit our Galleries page to see images of our prize giving for 2021.

Grade 7 Farewell 2021

Visit our Galleries page to see images of our Grade 7 Farewell for 2021.

Grade R 2021

Visit our Galleries page to see images of our Grade R Graduation for 2021.

Contact Us

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