One annual event that the children and staff always look forward to, is the day when Pressure Productions visits our school! They get us up and grooving to the beat of the golden oldies and recent radio hits! The children Continue reading →
On Friday, the Staff participated in some of the gross motor activities that are prescribed to the children daily in a weekly schedule. These gross motor skills demand physical manipulation and co-ordination of the body that is integral for establishing Continue reading →
The Grade 4’s went on an outing to Rand Airport. In class they are learning about Air transport and the American aviation pioneer, Amelia Earheart. She was famous for saying that “Adventure is worthwhile in itself” and the learners Continue reading →
There is a temporary post available for a Remedial therapist for the second and third term of 2018. All Applicants must have experience with remedial and special needs learners, relevant qualifications and SACE registration. Please send all CV’s to email@example.com
On Friday, Sherpa Kids launched their Aftercare and Holiday programme to our staff. We were very impressed with their proposal, values and ideals and we are thoroughly excited to welcome them into our school environment. Their designed activities Continue reading →
Congratulations to one of our Grade 1’s who has been awarded and pinned the youngest Butterfly Art Club assistant. He has made an incredible effort to assist and support his art teacher and peers and his unwavering Continue reading →
The Grade 2’s went to Pet Masters in Boksburg last Thursday. This was a wonderful learning and educational experience where they got to see many different and exotic kinds of fish. This was part of the ‘Under the sea’ theme Continue reading →
Twelve wheelchairs, each one bought with the money obtained from the 450 kgs (per chair) of bottle tops melted, equals to 5400 kgs of tops collected!! This is an amazing achievement and we would like Continue reading →
The Vocational 3’s made delicious, fluffy and giant looking pom pom ice-creams for an art activity, as part of their ‘Charlie and The Chocolate Factory’ theme in class. The children have just entered the chocolate factory in the book Continue reading →
Every ice lolly sold on ‘Ice lolly Friday’ contributed to the purchase of two recycled plastic picnic tables. They have been placed at the Kitchen garden area for our Foundation Phase learners to enjoy, while eating their lunch. Please Continue reading →
As a remedial and special needs school, Glenoaks promotes individual growth and development, differentiating teaching and learning styles. We aim to meet the academic, emotional and social needs of our learners who struggle and experience learning difficulties in the classroom. Striving for dynamic and individual growth and development, Glenoaks is an entrenched remedial and special needs school that aspires to support the different learning requirements of your child with an inclusive approach.
Glenoaks has served the community for 40 years during which its operational model has evolved to suit and support the individual needs of our learners. In our remedial and special needs capacity, we have well-supported streams each with a dedicated Head of Department. Here, we cater for learners with a broad range of abilities and barriers to learning, all of whom are accommodated in an appropriate stream to optimise their learning potential. Take a further look at our About page and read about our different streams.
The vision of Glenoaks, as a remedial and special needs school, is to:
Remain at the forefront of teaching excellence by supporting the professional development of staff
Provide skills to cope with the challenges of life by encouraging active participation in learning, developing problem solving skills and a positive work ethic
Nurture a sense of self-worth, confidence and self-efficacy through positive expectations
Generate a sense of self-discipline and responsibility by providing opportunities for learners to demonstrate their capabilities and celebrate their success
Develop sensitivity to and understanding of different cultures and religions through interaction in an environment characterized by mutual respect and regard for others and their differences
Foster the importance of family and community by providing an example of co-operative team work in action, involvement of families in the programs offered by the school and by developing attitudes of care and concern for others
At Glenoaks, our learners are required and expected to abide by our five important school rules which are enforced daily. This chart is visible in the classrooms. The merit and demerit system follows the demonstration or transgression of any rule.