Welcome to Mary Harding

FOR THE INTELLECTUALLY IMPAIRED

Ages

Ages

Learners enter school at the age of 6 and leave at the age of 18 for protective workshops, sheltered employment or where possible, employment in the open labour market.
Aim

Aim

The aim of the educational programme is to maximize independence, productivity and produce learners who are well adjusted to themselves and the community.
Curriculum

Curriculum

The school follows a curriculum that is adapted from the National Curriculum Statements. Our focus is on Life skills, Functional Literacy and Functional Numeracy.
At Mary Harding School we aim to empower learners through constant personal recognition and through the development and maintenance of the skills. Furthermore, we aim to realize the learners’ full potential through the effective use of available physical and human resources.
Mary Harding School

Mission
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  • To develop mature toileting / independent or regularly timed toileting in order for learners to remain hygienically clean both at home and at school
  • To improve basic skills which would include:
  • Being aware of self and the environment
  • Sitting alone with materials during a group activity
  • To increase expressive and receptive language skills of learners which would include the use of alternative communicative methods
  • To develop learners’ self-confidence and self-image
  • To develop critical life skills that would enable each learner to participate as independently as possible in society
  • To develop learners who would become responsible citizens

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Educational Goals

POTENTIAL

To develop the potential of young people.
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BELONGING

To help young people feel a sense of belonging.
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WORTH

To help young people feel a sense of personal worth.
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PURPOSE

To help young people feel a sense of purpose.
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OUR SUCCESS

Mary Harding is a proud of it's success.

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Klipfontein Road, Athlone

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