This coming Wednesday at our Walkathon event, Glenoaks and Oakhouse Vocational Academy staff and learners, will be wearing funky mismatched socks 🧦 in support of World Down Syndrome Day. Show your support and create an awareness by wearing your socks Continue reading →
Next Wednesday, the 20th of March, is our annual Walkathon event 👟. It is such a festive event and we would love to see you there! Come along and walk the laps with your child 🤗. Lunch orders have been Continue reading →
The Valentines Dinner and Valentines Movie night was a tremendous success! Our parents were treated to a sit down service of freshly cooked delicious food and our learners with their pizzas, coldrinks and popcorn, snuggled their pillows and blankets and Continue reading →
Our learners in the Junior School get opportunities to kick their shoes off and have some fun! Here, some Grade 2 and 3 learners have dressed up as Letterland characters as part of the Literacy Intervention programme. Enjoy…and don’t forget Continue reading →
What better way to bring in the Valentines Day 💕 spirit than with a ‘100 Reasons Why We Love Our School’! The Grade 5’s wrote why they love Glenoaks in hearts which made up the poster. Pop in to see Continue reading →
The Grade 1’s enjoyed a fine motor activity recently, which not only initiated fun and concentration in the classroom but it put a smile on the faces of the Occupational Therapists. The learners had to move and balance marbles and Continue reading →
We hope you found Parents Information Evening last week, informative and valuable. Into week 4, we are all familiarizing ourselves with the school rules. Our Grade 7 learners revisited the school rules in a fun and musical way! For Continue reading →
Welcome back to school! We hope your children have settled well into their new school year and class, getting to know their new teachers and meeting new friends! We at Glenoaks School and Oakhouse Vocational Academy, wish you a great Continue reading →
Last year, the Juniors celebrated all the phonic sounds they had learned by having a Letterland party. They dressed up as a certain Letterland character and they had a great picnic with all their friends. Thank you the Grade 7’s 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.