Transvalia School for Epilepsy and Learning Disabilities

Principal: Mrs Beverley du Toit


Transvalia is a school for learners who suffer from epilepsy and/or experience serious learning problems. These problems can be the result of ADHD, dyslexia, socialising difficulties associated with autistic spectrum, and other medical conditions that have a negative effect on the child’s academic progress. The school provides for the specific needs of these learners by means of individualised and specialised education, remedial education, occupational therapy, speech therapy, audio assistance, and other support such as that of a medical sister and counsellors. These services are provided to learners from grade 1 to grade 12. Tuition is offered through the medium of Afrikaans from grade 1 to grade 3, and English and Afrikaans from grade 4 to grade 12.

All grades follow the approved curriculum – National Curriculum Statement / Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS)

Learners have access to computing centres and a computer reading venue where they are assisted at their own individual pace by means of a reading program.

From grade 10 to grade 12 learners can choose between Business Studies and Hospitality Studies. To assist the learners who take Hospitality Studies, Transvalia has its own training restaurant, C’est la Vie, where they can apply their knowledge and skills in the field.

Learners receive audio assistance to help them with the learning process. School work and the contents of text books are read and provided to learners in MP3 format. Learners who experience reading difficulties in particular benefit from this method. Learners may also use audio assistance during examinations, when exam papers are made available in MP3 format. Examination concessions may be requested for learners if necessary.

Transvalia competes in sport, in athletics, rugby, netball and soccer

We concentrate on athletics during the summer months. We compete against other special needs schools, as well as mainstream schools. We are proud to mention that some of our learners reach the SA athletics team as well as the provincial rugby teams every year. We now started with tennis coaching at the school, and also compete in chess.

Learners are exposed to mathematics Olympiads, art competitions and Conquesta where mainstream schools take part, and we have had proud winners at these competitions. Every year learners take part enthusiastically in the Pretoria Eisteddfod and succeed with honours. We try to expose the learners to theatre performances, such as annually at the Pierneef Theatre.

There are three hostels, providing lodging to boys and girls of all ages. Learners are transported from across Pretoria to and from the school, and there is an aftercare centre for learners.

Contact Details Physical Address Postal Address
Telephone number: 012 800 1071/2/3/4
Fax number: 012 800 1075
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200 Jan Coetzee Street
Jan Niemand Park
Private Bag X6