EDUCATION AT BELVEDERE
Belvedere school offers the TOC (Technical Occupation Curriculum) for learners from Year 1 to Year 4.
Learners attend academic classes and practical centres.
Belvedere School also offers FET (Further Education and Training) to learners in Grade 10 – 12. The same curriculum is followed as mainstream education but we only offer five subjects. This allows our learners to have more time per subject and to learn in smaller classroom environments. The five subject Grade 12 is an endorsed matric certificate.
Belvedere school offers the DCAPS curriculum to those learners with extreme learning barriers.
Belvedere School provides for learners with special scholastic needs and
We are passionate about the upliftment and empowerment of learners within a
special school setting.
At Belvedere we offer three independent scholastic streams:
- The TOC (Technical Occupation Curriculum) for learners from Year 1 to Year 4. Learners engage in academic classes and practical centres. Year 4 is an exit level at the school and is equal to a NQF level 1.
- The practical centres are hairdressing, cooking and office administration (for girls) and woodwork, welding and agriculture (for boys).
- As part of our exit level, we offer two World of Work centres (WOW).
1) Forklifting and Working on Heights training and;
2) The Bell Pepper Studio where learners are registered by the Chefs association of South Africa and complete numerous accredited courses.
- Belvedere School also offers FET (Further Education and Training), Grade 10 -12, as an option to learners who pass Year 4. It is important to remember that FET is the same curriculum followed as mainstream education but with only five subjects. This allows our learners to have more time per subject and allows them the opportunity to learn in smaller classes. The five subject Grade 12 is called an ‘endorsed matric certificate’.
- Belvedere school offers the DCAPS curriculum to those learners with extreme learning barriers.
- The school offer most mainstream school sports which include: Soccer, Cricket, Rugby, Athletics, Cross-Country, Swimming and Cheer leading.
Belvedere participates in the annual Eisteddfod where learners can show case their abilities to sing, recite poetry and prose, cultural dancing as well as participate in the school choir.
The school moved to a building in Howard Avenue. The name remained the same. This school was the only special school on the East Rand.
In 1972, 'Benoni South School' moved to a brand-new school building in Uys Krige Street, Farrarmere, next to 'Government Village'.
The school's new name, 'Belvedere Special School', which means a place with a beautiful view, was selected from names like Panorama School, Mainland and Farrarmere School.
Practical centres were established to fit the requirements of the TOC (Technical Occupational Curriculum) and the Occupational Health and Safety Act of South Africa, 1993.
Our school is located at one of the highest points on the East Rand, and it certainly has one of the best views of the East Rand and Johannesburg.
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