There is nothing of more lasting worth that parents can give their child than a good education. There is no period of a child’s education that is as important as the early formative years. During these years children establish patterns of thought and behaviour. They learn the moral and spiritual values which will affect them for better or for worse throughout their lives.
OUR POLICY OF INCLUSION
Kathstan College is registered with the Gauteng Department of Education as a mainstream school, offering the CAPS curriculum of the GDE. Kathstan College enjoys full accreditation by Umalusi. We limit our classes to 20 students per class and we have two classes per grade, throughout the entire school. Should a child face challenges in the classroom situation, support will be provided, either in the class or in a small group, or if necessary, on a one-to-one basis by a qualified Support Teacher. We also have Speech and Language therapists and Occupational therapists, who practice at the school during the mornings, but who bill separately. Should your child be a straight “A” student, or a child who battles with education, Kathstan College is the right choice, as our teachers work on each child’s strengths as well as their weaknesses, taking every student further.
Kathstan College was established in 1988. The founders have achieved their goal of establishing a school which accommodates children of average to above average intelligence and provides specifically for their individual needs. Our objective at Kathstan College is to accompany the child on his/her way to adulthood, instilling Christian values and a sense of worth. Where it is necessary, an effective and highly qualified team provides remedial education.
THE SCHOOL SETTING
Kathstan College is situated on 8 hectares of beautiful gardens, wooded areas and grassland and overlooks a natural wetland, haven for a plethora of birds, bullfrogs, insects and plant life. This creates a feeling of spaciousness and natural tranquility which is the dominant mood of the school. The ideal of space is echoed in the daily school life of the pupils – space in which to grow, to explore and to expand, safe in a caring environment in which there are few obstacles to achieving their potential. It is our belief that this feeling of oneness with the environment assists in pupils finding fulfillment and happiness, and facilitates the development of good character and a positive outlook on life.