Phone: 011 444 6443  |  Fax: 011 444 6955

nokuthulasmh@mweb.co.za

SCHOOL GOVERNANCE

A democratically elected School Governing Body represents all stakeholders (Parents, Educators and Non-Educators) in accordance with the South African Schools Act.  The SGB is representative of the South African community and its key task is to ensure sound financial practices at the school.

 

The school utilizes management principles and therefore a school management plan is annually developed, reflecting the following criteria that are used for evaluation purposes:

 

  • Basic functionality
  • Leadership and Management
  • Governance
  • The quality of teaching and teacher development
  • Curriculum provision and resources
  • Teacher achievement
  • School safety, security and discipline
  • Adequacy of school infrastructure
  • Involvement of parents and the community

 

CURRICULUM

The school uses the CAPS system with the focus being on Foundation phase Mathematics, Languages and Life Skills.  Life skills offered at the school concentrates on activities of daily living.

 

The Connie Mngomezulu Training Workshop program offers young adults an opportunity to access the following, after their official school experience:

 

  1. Home Independence Program
  2. Preparation for the Open Labour Market

 

Although learners form part of the full educational program offered at the school no formal qualification is obtained at the end of their school career, as yet.

 

STAFF STRUCTURE

A multi disciplinary team of well qualified, dedicated and enthusiastic staff members have been identified as one of the schools strongest assets.  The team consist of teachers, therapists, administrators, general assistants, a school nurse as well as a social worker. The staff is committed to excellent service delivery.

 

SCHOOL TRANSPORT

Nokuthula Centre and Special School operates a fleet of 6 minibuses that transport learners to and from Alexandra and the surrounding suburbs including Tembisa daily. Learners are picked up at their respective homes, taken to school and subsequently dropped off at their homes in the afternoon.  In some cases due to logistical reasons pickup and drop off points have been instituted.  These buses cover a combined distance of approximately 200km daily.  This is a vital service offered by the school as the learners, due to their intellectual as well as physical disabilities, cannot make use of public transport.