Eros School

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Eros School

On the 2nd of September 1969, Eros School opened it’s doors in the grounds of Bonneytown, Place of Safety, in Wynberg. Since  then, the school has progressed and expanded vastly and is now situated in Bridgetown, Athlone.

Mission Statement

Eros seeks to holistically educate and develop the unique abilities and desires of each of its students, keeping in mind their transition from childhood into adulthood. We also pledge to assist every individual to develop their learning skills and attitudes and to achieve their independence to the best of their ability.

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Which learners are helped at Eros School?

  • Learners suffering from Cerebral Palsy who are physically challenged due to injuries to the immature brain.
  • Learners who have average or above average intelligence, but who still struggle to progress academically due to specific learning difficulties.
  • Other physically challenged learners with muscular dystrophy, spina bifida, syndromes or genetic abnormalities.

What services are available

  • Eros School can accommodate up to 350 learners.
  • We offer dual-medium academic tuition (English and Afrikaans) from the Pre- Grade R level up to the Grade 12 level.
  • The individual needs of each learner are holistically catered for by our comprehensive staff body, which includes: Academic Educators, Speech Therapists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Nurses, Nurse Aids, Drivers, General Assistants, as well as Volunteers
  • Eros School also has a Technical Occupational Phase which sees learners explore and develop a different skills set focussing on more practical based learning and tasks. 
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Admission procedure

  • We receive referrals from Hospitals, District Offices, Doctors and Psychologists, etc.
  • Children younger than 6 require a referral letter and medical report. They are often invited for a 1 week period of assessment by Eros multi-disciplinary team. Recommendations for appropriate placement are made after assessment.
  • Learners Gr. 1-12 have to be assessed and referred by district Psychologist. They may also be invited for a period of assessment.
  • All applications are placed on a waiting list. Should a vacancy arise, parents and or schools are informed in writing.
  • Issues such as space in the classroom and on the bus affect but does not determine ultimate placement and learners have to remain on the waiting list until we can offer them a place.
  • Learners have to meet the admission requirements and preference is given to learners with CP and other special needs. Since we follow a mainstream curriculum learners have to be of low-average to average intellectual ability.
  • Applications from other provinces have to be directed to the Metropole Central Education District: For Attention Mr. E. Hassen Tel. 021 514 6919 or ehassen@westerncape.gov.za
  • For further enquiries please contact Mr. Vearey (School Psychologist) at 021-637 9080 or svearey@mweb.co.za
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Education

  • Eros School follows a mainstream curriculum (the same curriculum followed by normal mainstream schools). However, the smaller classes encourage more individual attention for each learner.
  • Specialised Educational methods are used to address specific problems in reading, writings, spelling and or mathematics.
  • The Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists, and the Psychologist works in collaboration with the class teacher to ensure that the learners reach their maximum potential.

Physical Address

Tarentaal Road
Bridgetown
Athlone
7764

Postal Address

PO Box 82
Athlone
Cape Town
7764

021 637 9080

021 637 4816

info@erosschool.co.za

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