The school has always strived to make it learners aware of the needs of people around them. Pupils are encouraged to get involved in local community projects such as collecting food, clothes and gifts for orphanages and disadvantaged preschools. visits to old-age homes and collections for local and charities. As an expression of their passion for sharing their faith, may learners have taken a message of reconciliation of man with God across the world with their Dumisani Ma-afrika dance and song production. In the past years, in addistion to South African tours, teams of pupils from the school have visited Madagascar, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Kenya, Indonesia, Singapore, Lesotho, Awaziland and Zimbabwe. Thsi kind of exposure results in major transformation within the lives of the learners and impacts their lives forever.
Projects the school gets involved in include working with an organisation called "Love Mercy" in Harare, Zimbabwe. Food and clothing is donated by various organisations and individuals to help feed and clothe needy people and children in orphanages.
The school is also involved with the "Classrooms for Africa" project in conjunction with Dunamis Education Society, Canada. Classrooms are being built in Mokhotlong, Lesotho, as well as Chidobe (close to Victoria Falls) and Harare.
Since there is no basic medication in many of the areas that we visit in Zimbabwe, it is planned that the Chidobe facility will also be used as a clinic and for the provision of some basic medication.
Local outreaches and community service
These include visits to old age homes, assisting disadvantaged preschools, participating in feeding schemes, and supporting needy people in other ways, etc. Each class is encouraged to adopt a local mission for the year.
One of the vehicles through which learners have shared their faith with passion and excitement across the world has been the dance and song production Dumisani ma-Afrika, a message of reconciliation between people and God and among people themselves. We offer a range of cultural activities such as speech contests (isiZulu and English), Choir, Ballet and Ballroom dancing.
At Heritage Academy our sports awards are based not only on success on the sports field, but also on leadership skills, participation, peer-encouragement, the learner’s application of the code of conduct, Christian spiritual maturity and eligibility to represent the school. Essentially, a well-rounded winner is the perfect candidate for our annual sports award.