Morning program: 07h45 – 13h00
A three phased School, with a program that is based on routine, stability and security. Movement between the classes does not necessarily depend on age but on ability. The learner is assessed as a whole to determine which class would most benefit the learner emotionally and intellectually.
Juniors – One Senior Assistant and one Classroom Assistant
There are various abilities amongst the Junior class, at present there are 6 learners. In the Junior class the focus is primarily on social acceptable behaviour, fine and gross motor skills and speech development. Each learner works according to his/her own ability and IEP (Individualized Education Program).
Intermediates – One Teacher and one Classroom Assistant
The Intermediate class has 5 learners. The main focus within the Intermediates is learning to read, basic writing and arithmetic. Puzzle work plays a large role for the autistic learners. In the Intermediate class, computers are introduced to the learners. Usage and understanding of the mouse, keyboard and screen are achieved through educational games.
Seniors – One Teacher
At present there are 7 learners in the Senior class. Once learners have developed their reading, writing and arithmetic skills, they progress to the Senior class. The program in the Senior class is mainly academic, with some life skills activities, tennis, art and CAMI perceptual, reader and mathematics in computers.
Adult Program – One Facilitator
The adult program is designed to prepare the individual for a working and living environment, by identifying and building upon the individual’s strengths.
The Adult program at present has 10 adults. A variety of projects are incorporated into the program, such as cooking, cleaning, job skills, pottery and woodwork, which are necessary for their independence. The program also uses outside agencies to assist with training in certain jobs.
Extra School Activities
Tennis – Senior class and Adults
Playball – All classes except Adults
Horseriding – All classes and Adults
Swimming – All classes and Adults
Outings – (Once a term) All classes and Adults
Ten Pin Bowling – Senior class and Adults (rotate each week)
Afternoon Program: 13h00 – 16h30
The Afternoon program is for the Seniors and Adults. Currently there are 11 attendees. A cooked lunch is provided at 13h00, then the weekly program commences, by the Hostel Mother and Assistant. The program includes dancing, cooking, life skills, library and various interesting outings for social interactions.