Johannesburg - School Report Question and Answers

What services are available for students with learning disabilities at this school? Please describe your experience with these services, if applicable.

I know there are services for children with learning disabilities, but we have not used them. I believe there are also some services for children with limited command of English, to get them up to speed, as instruction is in English (except for the language classes). - Sep 2022

Pretty good support for kids with learning differences. They have a dedicated room for kids to take tests, hang out, talk with the learning support team. There are plenty of kids in this situation so it doesn't appear to be a stigmatizing, which is great. They offer scribing support for kids to take tests, which was new for my son, but it worked well - except for IB classes, which do not allow scribes. Counseling and support is good. They get to know the kids and help to build student's own advocacy to ask for what they need. We came to South Africa in part because we knew we needed an excellent learning support program for our smart, college-bound, a-typical learner. It has worked out. He is challenged and will be ready to go to college. But much of that is because of his perseverance and strengths as a students despite his learning differences. AND, we sent him to an excellent middle school to help him prepare for high school. - Mar 2021

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