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 →
Walkathon is around the corner and we want to see completed sponsor sheets coming back to school! There are prizes for three children who bring in the most money and the class that collects the most money Continue reading →
Well done and congratulations to one of our Grade 4 learners, who received a certificate of achievement last week at assembly. He has shown pleasing academic progress and he has been placed on a Grade 5 spelling programme! Continue reading →
Our learners are enjoying and relishing their time in the summer sun, in our awesome looking swimming pool! Teacher Debbie is going through all the swimming strokes with our learners, teaching them all the necessary skills to become a confident swimmer. #Glenoaksschool #Swimming #Confidentswimmer
Butterfly Art Club is one of our many exciting extra-murals offered at Glenoaks. Our Butterfly Art kids have created magnificent pieces of work that represent their unique feelings, thoughts, wants, dreams and aspirations! It is a space where true self-expression Continue reading →
The Vocational 3 class have become skilled at making tea. They have learned how to follow a recipe and gained knowledge about different ingredients and vocabulary. They had to choose teachers and therapists to invite to 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.