Thank you Parents

To our Parents
From the Hannaford Team

Thank you to all the incredibly special parents who have trusted us with their children.  It has been a priviledge to be part of your family. 

Let’s hear from the parents

Our work is our passion. We live for our children at Hannaford. We are so grateful to receive such beautiful and inspiring feedback. Thank you Claudia Villa Boa for this heartfelt testimonial.

Dearest Hannaford School,
This letter I write with the greatest gratitude. I felt I should let others know about the support, love, caring and dedication we received.
My son, due to academic challenges and many years of having teachers that did not want the extra burden, had an exceptionally hard time at school. He was broken down to a point where he felt he could no longer get up. He believed in his heart that he could not do it. It was heart-breaking for a mother to see.

Amidst all this chaos, we were fortunate and blessed to have come by Hannaford school. This school surpassed our expectations. Not only did they really listen to your concerns but went the extra mile to try assist. If one avenue did not work for our child, they would instantly search for another. They always keep us updated and involved with our child’s progress and needs. My admiration for the school did not end there. My child’s self-esteem was a real concern for them. They made it their mission to get him to believe in himself. He went from a diagnosed “dyspraxia” and “uncoordinated” child to one of their best soccer players. He would even come home and ask to play, when before he would avoid it. He became chatty and started saying things like “I can do it”, “I am a reading machine”, “I am really good at this”. He went from being a scared, sad, insecure, beaten little boy into a happy, confident, life loving child. He has even been seen to have strong leadership qualities. Since Hannaford, he has grown from strength to strength and has used this new confident mentality in everything he does. This is the greatest gift anyone could have ever given him. Hannaford has built him up for life.

Words cannot express the gratitude we have for all Hannaford has done for him. As a family, we want to say thank you from the bottom of our hearts and wish that all the great deeds the school has done for all our children be returned tenfold.

Warm regards,

Claudia Villa Boa

The year 2020, with the spread of Corona and subsequent Lockdown, has turned all our lives upside down. Fear and panic as businesses and school’s shutdown and just everything coming to a screeching halt… Without missing a beat, the teachers at Hannaford jumped into action to ensure that the kids do not miss out on a single day of school.

Yes it was a major adjustment, because suddenly we had to literally Homeschool our own kids, but I for one could not have done it without the support and patience of the teachers at Hannaford and so I want to take this opportunity to personally say ‘THANK YOU’

Thank you for all the support throughout this pandemic, it has not gone unnoticed. I’m very proud to be associated with this school and have a newfound appreciation for the profession.

Thank you for your passion and zeal, it has certainly shone through in every effort!!!

Lizelle van Heerden

It is with great pleasure that we write this testimonial. Our son Omolemo has been very happy at Hannaford Education and he has been doing well in his studies since he changed schools. Also the levels of anxiety and stress have significantly come down.

We noticed that Brain Gym has been working well for him, especially when he gets tired or starting to lose concentration when we do homework. Omolemo said the highlight of his year in 2015 was changing schools.

We have been happy with the school and appreciate the effort and passion to aid our kids to do well with their studies. We also appreciate the flexibility to pick up kids later that the stipulated end time. We like the fact that the kids go on excursions to help them see the bigger world.

Simon & Lindi Relefolo

My son Jesse started with Kelly at Hannaford Education in 2014. He was very demotivated about any type of school work and was not willing to even try to further his education or achieve any goals. Since he has been working with Kelly and her methods of education, Jesse has improved his work ethic and has passed all his subjects. His concentration has increased and is for the most part self motivated to do his work and studies on his own.

It is with great pride in Jesse’s achievements that I highly recommend Hannaford Education for any child who is despondent about school and has no motivation to participate in any activities.


My daughter Emma is a student at Hannaford Education in Linden. When she started at the school she struggled with work, she was unable to write in a line and she could not for the life of her start writing at the margin. She also had great difficulty with concentration and completing her tasks, but since starting at Hannaford Education her work has improved tremendously.

She is able to work with concentration for extended periods of time without getting distracted; she’s enjoying school for the first time and takes pride in her abilities. I’m extremely pleased with her development and look forward to the time ahead.

Tanya Schoonraad

Firstly, I would like to use this opportunity to thank you for what you bring to our life as a family but most importantly the difference and contribution you are making in our son’s life, Blaike. We are so grateful.

I can’t believe how awesome Brain Gym is and what difference it has made, comparing my son two years ago, he is more centred and much calmer.

It has been quite some time since our son got so excited talking about his friends he made at Hannaford Education. This shows me that he is comfortable in this environment and he is not hiding like he used to at the other schools, he adores his friends.

Renee Crous

We have definitely noticed a big difference in our son since he joined Hannaford Education last year. He has come on leaps and bounds in all areas of his school work. He is far more confident, focussed and positive.

We are particularly pleased that his English and Reading Skills have improved so much. His attitude and self-esteem have vastly improved. We are extremely pleased with his progress and are most grateful to Kelly for her tireless effort in helping our son to achieve so much.

Our son really enjoys coming to school and this is all down to the caring environment that Kelly and Sharon provides at Hannaford Education.

Nicola Bhikha

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