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RECREATION

Life at Helderberg isn’t just about books, it’s about experiencing a full and satisfying student life. Here are the many ways you can connect with your peers, the community, and how you can unwind from a busy day.  

Balance in student life is vital for an all-rounded College experience. The gymnasium, which is open to students and staff, provides a variety of cardiovascular machines as well as free weights and weight training equipment. The gym also offers a sports hall in which organized and spontaneous games of basketball, indoor football, badminton and other sports are played. If being outside is more interesting to you, the mountains, on and outside of the campus offer hiking, while there is a swimming pool, two tennis courts and a soccer field available to all. And when you want a little light fun, the Student Centre gives just that with a communal lounge and snooker tables.

CAFETERIA

Whether it’s a quick snack or a square meal you’re looking for, our Cafeteria will ensure that at Helderberg College your body is nourished as well as your mind. The Cafeteria offers a balanced and delicious menu based on a plant-based lifestyle. Accepting payment methods from cash, to student cards, as well as the mobile payment app Zapper, all your meals are taken care of.

SPIRITUAL LIFE

Life at Helderberg isn’t just about books, it’s about experiencing a full and satisfying student life. Here are the many ways you can connect with your peers, the community, and how you can unwind from a busy day.  

Balance in student life is vital for an all-rounded College experience. The gymnasium, which is open to students and staff, provides a variety of cardiovascular machines as well as free weights and weight training equipment. The gym also offers a sports hall in which organized and spontaneous games of basketball, indoor football, badminton and other sports are played. If being outside is more interesting to you, the mountains, on and outside of the campus offer hiking, while there is a swimming pool, two tennis courts and a soccer field available to all. And when you want a little light fun, the Student Centre gives just that with a communal lounge and snooker tables.

SRC

Any campus challenges are dealt with through the staff body as well as our democratically elected Student Representative Council, which is constituted to give students, of different administrative​ levels, experience in leadership as well as to allow them a voice.

LIBRARY

At Helderberg there are many resources for students to make use of to help them in their studies. Here are a few of our valuable services to enrich the course of learning.

Our campus boasts the Ellen G White Research Centre, which contains a wealth of church-related research and heritage material.

Only one of eight such centres in the world, the centre offers students photocopies of letters, manuscripts and published works by Ellen G White as well as a collection of documents on denominational history.

The Pieter Wessels Library is an integral part of our students’ study programme and we have librarians on hand to assist with any research queries. The library has an impressive collection of, amongst others, general reference books, Theology reference books, Ancient Language books, and Combrinck Collection material.

IT & Computer Lab

Helderberg is proud to offer students a campus-wide network that ensures virtually all our buildings have wireless access. The College has three computer laboratories, with between 36 and 40 computers across them. Students are able to use the internet in the labs as well as on their own devices elsewhere on campus.

We offer students unlimited internet data on their private computers and computer lab machines.

Social media networking is limited on the lab computers, although always accessible through private devices. We also attempt to block malicious, pornographic and harmful sites throughout the campus.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

Helderberg’s philosophy is anchored in excellence in education, an attitude of service, and a sense of mission to the world, which is why engaging and serving our community is of utmost importance.

At the College we promote active citizenship, which means that our staff and students must become relevant and responsive, civically engaged and committed to social change.

To this end we implement Service Learning into existing and new modules, which is a component of each programme. It requires 20 – 40 hours during the semester, and can be facilitated through a community agency.

This active part of learning has a three-fold affect – it impacts the student in their own growth and moral fibre, the course material in its depth and breadth of content and value, and the community, which is positively impacted immediately and in an on-going manner through the effect of community service. Read more about this wonderful way of learning in our Prospectus.

MUSIC

Helderberg College prides itself on its exceptional music department. Completely inclusive of all ages and ability, the department offers tuition for both pleasure and academic achievement. To ensure that students can play the instrument of their choice, we have implemented a unique model of instrument hire, so that the initial cost is not prohibitive.  Instruments and tuition include: Organ, piano, singing, the ​theory of music, guitar, violin, cello,  trumpet, french horn, trombone, clarinet & saxophone & flute. We also offer assistance with music as a school subject (Unisa, Royal Schools of Music) as well as sight reading, sight singing & aural training.
In addition to instrument tuition, students have the opportunity to experience the joy of singing in the Helderberg College Choir.

Contact Details

Telephone: +27 21 850 7569 / +27 21 850 7500
Fax: +27 21 850 7547
Email: info@hbc.ac.za

Location:
27 Annandale Drive
Helena Heights
Somerset West, 7130
South Africa

Accreditation

Helderberg College of Higher Education is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution in terms of section 54(1)(c) of the Higher Education Act, (Act No. 101 of 1997), Certificate No. 2001/HE08/001.