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Tersia King Learning Academy

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The triangle represents stability & power, the union of body, mind and spirit. The three corners represent the bond between teachers, parents and learners.

The circle is a universal symbol with extensive meaning: it represents the notion of totality ,the infinite God is a circle whose centre is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere.

The candle symbolizes light in the darkness, it is the symbol of holy illumination of the spirit of truth.


The focus of Tersia King Learning Academy is on quality education. We strive to cultivate competent, skilled citizens through the joint effort of committed learners and dedicated teachers. Our philosophy is to prepare the learner effectively for life AND the job market

Mission statement

  • Dedicated and dynamic staff nurture every learner as a holistic individual with the focus on integrity, mutual respect, self-discipline, trust and honesty.
  • Learners are taught critical thinking skills, creativity and encouraged to expand their horizons. They are led to develop self-confidence, tolerance and understanding.
  • Teachers challenge the learners to fulfil their potential in all spheres of life: academically, cultural and in the field of sport.

Our history

A problem-solver at heart, Dr Tersia King will always be revered for her contribution to education. A committed scholar, obtaining six post-graduate qualifications between 1978 and 1989, amongst them a Doctorate of Education from Unisa and an MBA from NWU.

She focused her research on finding alternative ways to fund the quality education she had in mind and in 1991, Dr Tersia King unveiled a private school for the children of Tembisa, i.e. Tersia King Learning Academy.

29 Years later, the academy is still going from strength to strength; currently accommodating 1840 learners and 93 teachers.

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