Who We Are




Who We Are





Capulum College is a remedial school.

Capulum College is a small school which caters for the needs of all children who have learning challenges and concentration problems.

Each day we encounter new learners who are not only challenged through their learning but through medical needs and emotional difficulties. We also work with children who do not cope in mainstream schools for one reason or another.

Capulum College works with your child in 5 key areas, namely:

  • Emotional Development

  • Remedial Intervention

  • Academic Progression

  • Social Integration

  • Entrepreneurship

At Capulum College our goal is to help you and your child whatever the problem. With your input Capulum College can help you to help your child to reach their dreams. 

Put it simply, we believe in your child or as Steve Jobs famously put it.

“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do."


How We Do It



How We Do It



“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”  Buckminster Fuller


Capulum College believes in a holistic approach to education, where children have the opportunity to receive a multi-sensory, specialised and individualised education that caters to their individual needs.  The classes are small which allows each child to learn in their own way and at their own pace in order to leads to a greater understanding.  The Capulum College vision is to, “Open the doors of learning for all children who find the learning process difficult” and as practiced by all our staff members is to:

  •  Avail our students of the highest levels of service and integrity.

  • Strive to reach each child at their individual level of learning.

  • Teach children through their strengths and individual learning style. 

  • Provide a fun learning environment.

  • Assist each child in achieving their own goals.

  • Ensure that each child regains their self-esteem both personal and academic.

  • The management and functioning of the College is guided by appropriate school policy.

  • Work holistically with other therapists and therapies.

  • Strive to work in cooperation with other schools.


Capulum College accommodates students of all ages from Grades 1 to 12. We strive to assist each child to gain a Department of Education Matriculation.



About Us






About Us






"If a child can't learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn." Ignacio Estrada


Country life, with its wide open spaces and clear skies, offers wellbeing for the body, mind and soul. It, therefore, comes as no surprise that Jenni Underwood chooses to run a school for children with learning difficulties in the serenity of the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.

Here, back in 2008 BrainTrain, a pioneering model was born in her rural, park-like Hilton garden. A remedial teacher by profession, Jenni worked in her school as well as in main stream schools in the mornings and in the afternoons she turned her attention to itinerant remedial lessons and study skills. With the addition of extra floor space Autism and Special needs units were started and the high school expanded to accommodate students from Grades 1 through to 12.

Her vision of opening doors of learning for all children was overwhelmingly successful, forcing the school to relocate three times to bigger premises. It’s now in the village of Hilton about eight kilometres from Pietermaritzburg.

With the addition of extra floor space, Autism and Special needs units were started and the high school expanded to accommodate students from Grades 1 through to 12. As Capulum developed as an entity it started to find its niche in holistic remedial education. Alongside this specialised education, Capulum College caters for mainstream children who are unable to function in traditional schooling environments. At the end of 2014 Capulum found itself, once again, in need of larger premises. The next move has taken the school to its current location, 1 Church Lane, Hilton where it continues to educate children from all walks of life.










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