Do you find yourself lying awake at night, staring at the ceiling wondering how you’re going to get your precious child through the next school year? I mean you’ve chatted to the teacher who suggested you chat to your GP, your GP then chatted to you and your child who then suggested that unless you want to fill your child with Ritalin or Concerta that you seek the guidance of a Psychologist.
The Psychologist then makes a diagnosis you don’t really understand and informs you that he wants to see your child weekly but that you should also go and see a Speech Therapist and possibly seek specialist Remedial Therapy as well. Now don’t get me wrong, we work with psychologists and speech therapists all the time; they are essential to what we do but where does that leave you? I mean all you want is for your child to be happy and you’ve now been handed all this information, most of which you can barely understand!
Okay, now is an excellent time to take a deep breath, it’s going to be okay. More than that though, I want you to know that it’s not your fault.
You’ve done nothing wrong and if we’re being honest here then chances are you’ve actually really tried.
I mean you didn’t visit all those professionals for nothing!
Okay but what do you actually do?
Well, one option is to indeed visit each specialist 1 to 3 times a week and to pay them independently and on top of your school fees. Now don’t get me wrong; this approach can work. It is however expensive, time consuming and a long winded way of getting the result you need.
Why? you ask. Well, think of it like this. If you were to take a large puzzle and equally divide the pieces between 4 different people and place those people in 4 different rooms and then tell the group as a whole that you want the puzzle constructed what you think will happen?
We’ll assume they’ll do a pretty decent job with what they’ve got, however there will be pieces they just don’t know what to do with because they don’t belong anywhere and as such when they come together to put finally put the puzzle together it just won’t quite work out and they’ll have to spend extra time swapping pieces and working on whose got what and where each bit needs to finally go.
Now think of that same analogy but this time around in a different setting. Imagine all the people working together in the same room. The parameters are the same but this time they get to talk to each other. They get to swap pieces and decide on exactly what goes where and they get to do it together, as a group.
Now wouldn’t it be awesome if there was a school like that? A school where all your child’s teachers work together as well as in synergy with your doctor, psychologist speech and occupational therapists and with you the parent. I mean it would make sense wouldn’t it? If everyone were operating under the same banner then logically the final solution will come to fruition more easily.
Well, I’m here to tell you that such a school does exist and it’s here to save you time, money and heartache. It doesn’t matter if your child is Dyslexic, Autistic or struggle with ADHD, is Dyscalculia or emotionally ‘over’ mainstream schooling, we’re here to help.
That school’s name is Capulum College. But what makes us so different, what can we offer you that you won’t find anywhere else?
Well we offer the following:
Placement for your child from Grade 1 - 12!
Really small classes, our child to teacher ratio is 8 – 1 which means that you can be guaranteed that your child will receive the 1 on 1 assistance they need.
Our curriculum is split and from grade 1 to 9 the focus is on developing your child’s self-esteem, their maths and language skills as well as their general knowledge. When your child enters the FET phase of their education in Grade 10, we place learners into a CAPS based curriculum where they work towards obtaining a matric!
Should your child not cope with a mainstream syllabus, we offer a skills based approach to educating your child by assisting with developing interests, business and computer literacy skills, cooking skills and the like all with aim of turning them into budding entrepreneurs.
Individualised Education Programmes (IEPs). Your child’s education will be tailored towards their strengths and they will be taught based on their unique learning style.
Unbridled emotional support. We have an open door policy which means that we will work with you to help you child realise his or her true potential.
Being located in the centre of Hilton’s green belt means we have access to beautiful green grounds in which we operate.
So there you have it. We offer a wide variety of services at a number of levels to really help you succeed with your child’s education, happiness and sense of achievement.
Of course, I don’t want you to just take my word for it. Here are a few words from some of our past and present parents!
“ Brett has been a pupil at Capulum College since January 2015. Having being diagnosed with mild Aspergers, our available education facilities are limited. We were thrilled to find a suitable facility where Brett could do his schooling in an environment that is suited to him in every way. Staff are dedicated and attentive to his needs and the small classes make it easier for one on one assistance. Brett has thrived from a very quiet, withdrawn child to one who is able to communicate well with both the young and old and is so much more outgoing and confident in himself and his ability to do things. We also have the added bonus that Capulum College goes up to Grade 12, relieving much stress off us as parents trying to find another suitable facility to see him through from grade to 12.
Capulum College has a team of dedicated teaching and admin staff who nurture and encourage the children to do and be their best”
Nicole Van Rooyen
“Our grandson, Dylind started schooling at Capulum College in July 2008.
At his previous school he attended, he was struggling with his reading and was unable to sit still. Within a month of being at Capulum College had become a smoother. Jenni Underwood discovered that he was a tactile learner and need to fidget. Dylind is now in Grade 8 and is a very content child doing extremely well with his schooling.
We would suggest to any parent whose has a child with a learning disability to approach Jenni Underwood, to give your child a better advantage in life.”
Naomi and Mark Westman
So if you’re ready to make a change in your child’s life, heck if you’re ready to make a change in your life then please click here and sign up today.
We’ll chat soon!
PS. Oh I almost forgot. Boarding. We don’t have any on premises facilities (just yet) but we work with a bunch of awesome families who will look after, feed and love you child just as much as you do.
PSS. Then did you know we do ZOOM interviews? This means that should you wish to chat to us and you’re not from KZN all you have to do is book an appointment with us and I’ll be sure to meet you online!
PSSS. We’re currently offering an amazing special where you could save 1000’s on your child’s school fees. Interested? Please click here to find out more!