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HOW ARE WE UNIQUE?

Livingstone Primary School (SEN), situated in Morningside, is a Short Term Remedial school for children who experience specific learning difficulties such as ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, speech delays, language deficits, Maths difficulties such as dyscalculia and hearing loss.  However, these learners are of average and above average intelligence.  In addition, these children may experience other boundaries to learning such as, Anxiety Disorders, Asperges Syndrome and Depression to name but a few.

Our children are sent to us from mainstream schools because they struggle to read and write at an appropriate age and grade level.  We work intensively on their difficulties, as well as on the curriculum, and eventually, after two to three years they return to mainstream schools throughout Durban.

OUR MISSION
1.    The school will endeavour to achieve the primary objective of remediating  learners to overcome their specific learning difficulties.
2.    The goal is to return learners to mainstream schools within a period of two to  three years, where they can work effectively and confidently within the class.          
This will enable them to realize their true potential and to allow them to work  independently in the mainstream situation.
3.    Livingstone Primary School, furthermore, aims to reach out to Educators and Learners in Mainstream School as an LSEN resource.

OUR GOAL

  • to provide an holistic learning experience which includes academic, therapeutic, sport and cultural activities
  • to encourage independence, critical thinking and problem solving strategies
  • to return learners to mainstream education within a 2-3 year period – functional and able to cope with both academic and social demands

WHAT DO WE OFFER?

  • Qualified Remedial Educators
  • Small class groups (+/- 13)
  • Social Worker
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Audiologist
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Media Centre
  • Computer Lab
  • isiZulu as a third language
  • Music, Speech and Drama
  • Art
  • Swimming, athletics and Sporting facilities

 

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