FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are you registered with the Department of Education?

Yes, we have been registered since March 2009.

Should my child remain at Shelanti until the end of Grade 7, where do I send them afterward?

As our learners all have good intellectual abilities, they will have no difficulty in joining any of the good high schools in our area. Consideration will be given to possible career choices when recommending a high school. Concessions (extra time/laptop/tape recorder/scribe/reader) will be recommended if necessary. Learners can be transferred to a mainstream school of your choice.

Shelanti GED Center Of Excellence

Should you recognise a need to move away from the CAPS curriculum offered at these schools, the Shelanti GED Centre of Excellence may be an option for your child. Shelanti Private School is proud to announce the now established Shelanti GED Center Of Excellence "The center will follow a Home school curriculum that will allow the leaners to begin their GED at the age of 16. We are specifically catering to learners who find the CAPS curriculum content heavy, but still want to obtain a qualification equivalent to a matric (national senior certificate). The home school will operate from a new premises, 12 Stepney Road, parklands Tableview"

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When can my child be “mainstreamed”?

We cannot answer this question upon enrolment. What we can say for certain, however, is that the learner will be required to finish a phase (Foundation Phase: Grades 1-3 and Intermediate Phase: Grade 4-7) before consideration will be given to the option of mainstreaming.

How many learners are there in a class?

Grades 1 and 2 will have a maximum of 12 learners.

Grade 3 to 7 have a maximum of 14 learners in a class.

- This is to combat barriers to learning that come with overcrowded classrooms, a lack of teaching assistants.

What is Shelanti’s approach to discipline?

Shelanti uses a positive discipline program. This program focuses on solutions, strategies, and choices. Through this program, valuable skills are learned (e.g. brainstorming, co-operation, solution-seeking, and respect for other's opinions.) We strive to acknowledge each learner's individuality by focusing on their strengths and supporting. An example of our positive discipline programs is the “Wheel of Choice”. This wheel provides an excellent way to focus on solutions.

Is this not going to turn into a dumping ground for problematic children?

Upon application, we require a detailed account of the history of each learner. Every teacher or professional that has assessed or worked with the learner will be contacted for a full history. We screen every learner that applies for enrolment. This screening is then added to all the information we have received. This gives us a holistic picture of the learner. Strict enrolment criteria have been compiled for Shelanti Private School to prevent us from enrolling learners that will not benefit from our approach.

Does Shelanti have any extra mural activities?

The following extra murals are available at Shelanti Private School:

* Marimbas

* Tag Rugby

* Kids Who Can

* Vocal Group

* SNAG Golf

* Hockey

* Chess coaching

All contact details and fees for extra murals are available under Fee Structures