WC’s first unit for deaf learners opens at Carpe Diem
13 February 2020
WC’s first unit for deaf learners opens at Carpe Diem School in George.
Monday, 3 February 2020 was filled with great excitement and expectation at Carpe Diem School in George when the school formally opened a unit for deaf learners between three and 8-years old.
Carpe Diem is a Special Needs School that caters for learners with various disabilities like autism, cerebral palsy, intellectual impairment, physical impairment etc. Carpe Diem strives to develop the unique potential of every learner with special needs, through the use of suitable educational and therapeutic programmes.
Principal Elzeth Grobler said the unit will help parents of young deaf children in the George area as the nearest school for deaf learners is in Worcester.
Grobler thanked the community, sponsors and the Western Cape Education Department for making this dream a reality. She acknowledged the school’s staff who are so dedicated to special needs education. Grobler said Minna Steyn of the Directorate: Inclusive and Specialised Education Support, had the passion and drive, and Roger Jacobs, Learning Support Manager in the Eden and Central Karoo Education District, played a big role in making this unit a reality.
“We really love the 370 learners at Carpe Diem and my staff give more of themselves that can ever be asked for. And we strive for each learner to find their unique space in society and serve as a proud South African.”