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The vocational programme

 


Facilitate independent living development and independence skills.  Where possible facilitating independent living situations, within a structured support system such as residential and communal homes.

The vocational programme focuses on:

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Independent living skills

Independent skills are dependent on the young adults needs and level. Not all skills are taught to each individual.

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Independent skills

  • Care of one self
  • Paying rent
  • Using an ATM
  • Depositing money
  • Using public transportation
  • Collecting welfare
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Nutrition and wellness

  • Cooking for one self
  • Shopping for your self
  • Planning a meal
  • Keeping food safe
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House keeping

  • Care of one’s clothing
  • Folding and packing,
  • Washing
  • Ironing
  • Sewing
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Basic home maintenance

  • Changing light
  • Unclogging drain
  • Changing plugs
  • Setting radio and tv
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Safety and secrity

  • Basic first aid and calling for help
  • Home safety and security
  • Locking doors
  • Fire hazards and safety
  • Environmental safety and security
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Environment

  • Vegetable and fruit gardens
  • Pet care


 

Academics

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It is very important for our students to be able to read, write and do basic math.  We start at a Gr R level and continue through the grades as our students accomplish and master each grade.

Academic development is adapted to the student’s individual academic level and learning style within their grade curriculum

Academics focuses on

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Base skills

  • Concept development
  • Visual perception and memory
  • Auditory perception and memory
  • Fine motor, gross motor and spatial perception
  • Correct muscle development and memory
  • Eye tracking
  • Core muscle development for concentration and correct muscle function
  • Lateral thinking
  • Creative thinking
  • Memory
  • Problem solving
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Numeracy

  • Numbers
  • Number value
  • Size and dimensions
  • Shape
  • Weight
  • Problem solving
  • Data handing  
  • Basic calculation
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Literacy

  • Letter shapes
  • Comprehension
  • Letter sounds
  • Letter names
  • Vocabulary development
  • Reading and writing

Phono-Graphix

  • Phonetical reading
  • Comprehension
  • Sight reading
  • Word discovery
  • Letter sounds
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Life skills

Standard themes as set out as per caps curriculum
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Crafts

Beading, knitting
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Cooking and baking

As set out as per the CAPS curriculum
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Agriculture

As set out as per the CAPS curriculum
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Science

Nutty Scientist
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Computers

  • Introduction to computers,
  • Using a mouse,
  • Using a keyboard,
  • Opening and closing programmes.
  • Basic programming
  • Introduction to office aplication
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Music, movement and drama

  • Understanding instruments and their sounds
  • Turn taking
  • Performance
  • Creative thought
  • Rhythm
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Physical education

  • Hand eye coordination
  • Ball skills
  • Sportsman ship
  • Midline crossing
  • Core stability
  • Learn to swim / stroke correction

 

Communications

  • Effective commination
  • Etiquette
  • Dealing with different people
  • Conflict management and resolution
  • Being assertive
  • Public speaking
  • Communication in the workplace
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Social development

 

  • Domestic Violence
  • HIV, sexual transmitted disease and Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment
  • Sex education
  • Human rights
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