Spitskop Special Needs School opening soon

THABAZIMBI – Spitskop Special Needs School is anticipated to open on 11 February 2013 for registration.

The first week will be dedicated to orientation and adjustment of the special needs children and parents. This is to ensure that the children adapt to the environment as it is not the same as a mainstream school, and adjustment periods are necessary for these children.

They are in negotiations with the Children’s Disability Centre to assist them with the needs assessment process for the participating schools and they would like to thank them for their support thus far. The Ysterberg School needs assessments will commence next week of their participating children.

Spitskop Special Needs School invites parents who have special needs children and has not yet committed to the school, to visit them during the first week of orientation and registration should they wish to do so.  They will then be able to see first hand what the school has to offer the kids and parents. Information brochures and application forms will be available on site and they will also be distributing brochures in town and at the local schools.

All new students need to be registered and parents should ensure that they complete the application for attendance prior to registration as they require all the necessary information to ensure the best possible care for your special needs child. All children who have already been diagnosed with special needs education, are requested to bring your child’s evaluation papers on the registration day.

The School currently has an estimated 30 students and they’re very excited to start educating these very special kids.

They would like to thank Kumba Thabazimbi Mine who has dedicated their time, knowledge and commitment towards this project. They would also like to thank Dishaba Mine for their interest in supporting the development of the school. They have been involved with the project from day one and their input and financial commitment has been extremely valuable thus far. They also hereby thank the board members for their commitment and dedication to this very worthy cause and all individuals who contributed their time and money to get the school to this point.

They would like to point out that the school is a non-profit organization and it is dependent on sponsors and donations to ensure the smooth running of the school. Should anyone be interested to volunteer expertise, make donations or sponsorship, contact Salomien Snyman 072 463 3657.

“This is just the start of great things to come and phase 1 of the school should be completed soon. When we started this project we had no idea the need was so huge and we did not have the all the skills required, but we are getting there. We have employed great teachers and assistants who will be sent on training courses to ensure the best possible care for your beautiful child.” Salomien said to Kwêvoël.

“We would like to thank everyone that has assisted us financially and morally with this process thus far. All your interest, knowledge and support have meant the world to us and we appreciate your valued input at all times.”

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Paul Hattingh and Phillip Motlhake from Thabazimbi Correctional Services during their cleanup campaign at the Spitskop Special Needs School together with Johan Snyman.