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Unity College is an independent special needs school which promotes the potential of learners through the provision of high quality education in order to equip each learner with knowledge and skills to become productive, integrated members of society. Most of our learners have some learning difficulties or developmental delay, making Unity College ideal for the learner who has experienced academic difficulties in a mainstream or remedial school but is sufficiently able to access our specialised curriculum offering.

We are a School that follows a multi-faceted approach to our curriculum:

  • The recent opening of our Early Intervention Centre has only scratched the surface of the dire need for intervention at the earliest possible moment. This facility enables children with disabilities to be prepared for the more formal setting in the Junior Phase to which they will progress.

 

  • In the Junior Phase of the school the accent is on the acquisition of number and letter concepts as a precursor to formal reading and writing. During this time the children are intensely supported by the therapies offered at the school. Occupational therapy, Speech Therapy as well as Psychologist interventions are essential for the development of the whole child. Without the inclusion of these therapies in the child’s daily programme, development is certainly delayed and a less favourable outcome achieved. These therapies are also essential in achieving the necessary social skills essential to the incorporation into society at large.

 

  • After progressing to the Intermediate Phase of the school, our student body is divided into 2 main areas of focus. The first being the Academic Vocational Stream which caters for children able to access our adapted CAPS curricular offering. The foundation laid in the Junior Phase is further built upon in formal academics as well as being prepared for the formal educational expectations of the Senior Phase. The second area of focus is the Skills for Life and Functional Academics. In this stream pupils are taught the skills for daily independent living eventually culminating in them leading a dignified and independent life. During this phase all pupils still continue to receive therapeutic support.

 

  • During the Senior Phase the acquisition of formal academic qualifications is the focus area. This is achieved through admittance to the AET series of examinations in Numeracy and Literacy under the auspices of the IEB. The students are also enrolled in a progressive computer course underwritten by Knowledge Network.

 

  • Unity College offers life and work skills courses culminating in awards, certificates and diplomas.  The levels and modules are benchmarked according to the QCF (Qualification and Credit Framework for England, Northern Ireland and Wales).

 

  • A comprehensive graded Work Experience Programme as well as continuous life and social skills mentoring by accredited counselors is also offered.

 

  • Our annual results of nationally written AET examinations, Knowledge Network examinations, plus our courses for life and work will attest to the pertinence and quality of teaching and learning at Unity College.

 

Our school times are:

Early Intervention Centre:

Mondays to Fridays:  08:00 to 13:00
Children catching the bus will leave at 15:00 on Extra Mural Days (Mondays & Wednesdays)

Juniors:

Mondays and Wednesdays:  08:00 to 15:00 (Extra-mural days)
(Parents have the option to fetch their child earlier (14:30) on these days)
Tuesdays and Thursdays:  08:00 to 13:30
Fridays: 13:00

Intermediates and Seniors:

Mondays and Wednesdays: 08:00 to 15:00 (Extra-mural days)
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 08.00 to 14:00
Fridays: 13:00

Please note that there are no extra-murals during the first and last weeks of a term

On Extra-mural days, children are expected to come to school in P.T. kit.  A little extra lunch and sunblock on these days is advisable.

The Tuck shop is open under new Management and run independently of the School. For information, menu’s and the like, please chat directly to Annelien at the Tuck Shop. It is advised not to let your child bring more than R25.00. This is at your discretion as the parent.
Thank  you.

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