Children can find mainstream educational environments overwhelming. At School of Transformation, our main aim is to help children with learning difficulties and concentration disorders to learn and develop in an educational environment that is better suited to their special needs. Each student learning at School of Transformation is encouraged to be a self – confident, inquiring, tolerant, positive, well – rounded character with the aim of growing toward becoming a responsible adult and a contributing member of society. We believe that parents and teachers should work together as a team and focus on creating productive and moral children. We also hope that happiness comes to them by virtue of the good they do, their accomplishments and the love they receive from both their teachers and parents. Our team of dedicated teachers is guided by a very passionate Principal, who strives to give children the best learning experience possible.
What we Cater for
At School of Transformation, we cater for students with a variety of barriers to learning, including:
High Function Autism
Emotional difficulties (supported through our mentoring programme and counselling).
Reintegration into mainstream environment after alternative school environments, such as in the case of home-schooling or similar
Our small classes enable us to address each student’s individual needs.
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It is our vision that the bondage of a learning disability placed on the life of a child is identified, named and managed, in order for that child to return to a life of self confidence in their own natural ability and, in turn, flourish and prosper in accordance to the greater plan and purpose of our Lord.
At The School of Transformation we aspire that no child will be left behind. We aspire to provide an academically supportive environment where children can grow intellectually, spiritually and emotionally at a comfortable, yet challenging pace. We strive to educate learners to reach their full potential, so that they can make a positive and valuable contribution to their community, their own future and the future of South Africa, by instilling discipline, ethics and Christian moral standards.
Our Mission is to:
Rebuild self-esteem and restore confidence to motivate learners and to encourage a love for learning.
Help each child to identify his or her own goals and targets and challenge their own abilities without undue pressure.
11’For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.
As parents of a child with attention deficits or learning disorders studying at School of Transformation, there are certain requirements, responsibilities and expectations of you. We know that you want the best for your child and by working together we can create a healthy, happy and successful life for him/her. Below is a brief pledge that we ask of parents when enrolling their children in our school programme:
I want my child to have the best possible education and I realise that strong school systems are essential.
I will provide a Godly home environment that will encourage my child to learn.
I will help my child to build a small, but meaningful home library.
I will insist that all homework assignments are done every day.
I will include stimulating books among the presents that I give my child.
I will discuss daily what my child has learned at school.
I will review newspaper stories and TV newscasts with my child and discuss how the news may affect our lives.
I will remind my child of the necessity of discipline in the classroom – especially self-discipline.
I will help my child appreciate and enjoy the excitement of learning and the thrill of an enquiring mind.
I will teach my child to care for his environment by not littering, and teach him/her fundamental Biblical principles.
We sincerely hope that you and your child’s association with our school will be both enriching and academically rewarding.
It is important to know how to help and understand a child suffering with ADHD. Many parents aren’t sure how to remedy their child’s problems and challenges and it can also be difficult understanding what your role as a parent is, especially in terms of education and certain social situations.
At School of Transformation we offer a guideline to parents in the form of an ADHD bill of rights for children suffering with the disorder, as presented by Reyhana Ravat. The list of rights helps parents to understand the needs, rights and expectations of their ADHD child.
Help me focus.
I need to know what comes next.
Please give me a structured environment and dependable routine.
Give me advance warning if there is going to be a change.
Wait for me, I’m still thinking.
Please allow me to go at my own pace. If I rush, I get confused and upset.
Please offer me options for problem solving. I need to know what detours there are when the road is blocked.
Is it right? I need to know. Please give me immediate feedback on how I am doing.
I didn’t forget. I didn’t hear it in the first place.
Please give me directions one step at a time and ask me to repeat what I think you said.
I didn’t know I wasn’t in my seat. Please remind me to stop, think and act.
Am I almost done now? Please give me short work periods with short work goals.
Please don’t say, “I already told you that.” Tell me again in different words. Give me a signal, draw me a symbol.
I know it is all wrong, isn’t it? Please give me praise for partial success, reward me for self-improvement, not just for perfection.
Why do I always get yelled at? Please catch me doing things right and praise me for my specific positive behaviour.
Remind me (and yourself), of my good points when I’m having a bad day.
If you would like more information and advice on ADHD or if you would like to find out how enrolling your child at School of Transformation can help with their educational and social development, contact us today!
In terms of educational standards, we follow the CAPS Curriculum as prescribed by the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE), in addition to having an Individualised Education Programme (IEP) for each child specifically focused on his or her area of need.
We offer an academic supportive environment for learners and therefore have small classes which enable us to address each learner’s individual needs. Our teachers receive weekly in-service training in order to be proficient in dealing with attention problems and any other learning disorders.
I N D I V I D U A L E D U C AT I O N P L A N
Each learner at the School of Transformation follows an Individualised Education Programme (IEP) to meet his or her unique individual needs. The IEP creates an opportunity for teachers, parents and the learners to work together to improve overall results in Maths, English and Afrikaans. An IEP is the cornerstone of a quality education for each child with barriers to learning. Reading and Mathematical assessments are conducted to measure progress and results are then used to adjust the level of IEP accordingly. Concentration assessments are conducted as the need arises to evaluate the visual and auditory attention of each learner. Parents are notified and offered the correct guidance to deal with concentration problems.
The IEP is used as an enrichment programme to enhance numeracy and literacy.
B R I D G I N G C L A S S
In 2013 we introduced a bridging class for learners who are struggling in their current grade. We have a junior and senior bridging class.Here learners follow an adapted curriculum which equips and prepares them for their next grade or vocational training.
G R A D E 1 0 , 1 1 & 1 2 (FET Phase)
The following subjects are offered in these grades: English, Afrikaans,
Mathematics, Business Studies, Computer Application Technology and
Life Orientation. In addition learners choose one optional subject.
Engineering graphics design
As our classes are small, learners interact with the educator by frequently asking questions and often have their work marked while they are present.