The Academy is committed to ensuring and supporting the good health of all its young leaders. We work hard to find ways to measure our students’ wellness so that there is a way to mark and build on healthy practises and monitoring unhealthy ones.
Our health and wellness offerings include:
Medical Personnel: The Academy employs a registered nurse full time who runs an on campus school clinic. All of the Academy’s faculty members and selected student with residential leadership responsibility are trained in first aid. The Academy engages with a medical doctor whose practice is within five minutes’ drive of the campus, and who is on call to attend to emergencies on campus if they arise.
Medical Insurance: All ALA students are required to have a medical insurance policy valid in South Africa. The school’s current insurance provider is Discovery Health, the leading provider in the marketplace. Upon acceptance, students will be enrolled in the appropriate medical insurance scheme which assures them of a baseline level of emergency, hospital and specialist care should they require it during their time at the Academy.
Wellness team: A team of life coaches including trained psychologists and a counselor meet with ALA students individually to assist them with emotional challenges.The team also delivers a weekly series of activities for all students. The Academy draws students from a vast range of countries and backgrounds, we have therefore invested in a superb support team to help students to face, understand and manage some of the psychosocial challenges they may face. This includes time management, to self-esteem, to previous trauma and abuse. All students are given an initial assessment by our team and then students can opt in for deeper assistance or support on any matter.