UMTHOMBO WOLWAZI FARM SCHOOL

Following Grade R, learners progress to the Umthombo Wolwazi Combined Farm School. Besides teaching the basic state curricula, teachers are trained to utilize a range of special techniques and interventions. They receive regular classroom coaching and supportand reflect on their practice on a weekly basis. Learners’ progress is regularly monitored.

FOUNDATION PHASE (GRADES 1-3)

From this phase onwards, learners are instructed in English. Besides the official curriculum, teachers continue to implement the Basic Concepts and Language Programme begun in the reception years and introduce other special interventions.

INTERMEDIATE PHASE (GRADES 4-6)

Following Grade R, learners progress to the Umthombo Wolwazi Combined Farm School. Besides teaching the basic state curricula, teachers are trained to utilize a range of special techniques and interventions. They receive regular classroom coaching and supportand reflect on their practice on a weekly basis. Learners’ progress is regularly monitored.

SENIOR PHASE (GRADES 7-9)

This is the last phase of compulsory schooling, and the last offered at Umthombo Wolwazi. Following this phase, learners go on to Further Education and Training at other institutions. Teaching focuses on the continued development of analytical and problem-solving skills and the consolidation of learners’ understanding and use of language.

FURTHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING (FET)

At the end of Grade 9, all learners are assessed and a way forward mapped. Learners who continue with formal schooling are placed in high schools in Colesberg, Middelburg and Bloemfontein, where they board in school hostels. Most are provided with bursaries. The HCET monitors their progress, and starts helping them to prepare for a career. Youths who do not continue with formal schooling are encouraged to enrol in the Trust’s youth development programme.

SPECIAL NEEDS CLASSES

Children who experience learning difficulties attend junior and senior special needs classes, following a special curriculum designed by the HCET and approved by the Department of Education in the Northern Cape. The Department has agreed to the curriculum being piloted at the HCET. Learners in these classes receive individual attention as well as counseling. BCP is also used in this remedial context.

LIBRARY AND COMPUTER CENTER

The school actively encourages a reading culture and maintains a library which is stocked with more than 12 000 books and teaching resources in three languages for children of all ages. All learners receive regular computer training in a dedicated computer center. It is equipped with six computers, all connected to the Internet.

 

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