Vuleka is a school initiated in 1989 by Parishes within the Diocese of Johannesburg of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa in response to the growing crisis in education and the inability of parents to obtain adequate education for their children. In order to deal with these problems the main objects and aims for which Vuleka is established are:
Vuleka means to “enlighten” and to “open up”, and children at Vuleka are given the skills they need to reach their potential.
Vuleka is a Church School of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa. Pupils at Vuleka School must attend all assemblies and church services, wherever they may be held. No pupils will be compelled to take part in practices not appropriate to their own beliefs, but pupils must attend all these events and behave in a respectful and reverent manner.
Vuleka classes are moderately sized (24 – 28 pupils), and children receive individual attention. Vuleka gives an intensive programme in English and Maths, and also helps children who are over-aged and those with learning difficulties.
Grade 0: Our Grade 0 programme is more formal than the Grade 00 and 0 classes. The children follow a full perceptual programme that includes fine and gross motor skills development. We also introduce all our children to reading and writing during this year.
Grade 1 – 7: Vuleka follows the GDE and Independent Schools curriculum. We focus on literacy, numeracy and life skills, and we offer our pupils a stimulating and exciting syllabus. We like our pupils to leave Vuleka feeling confident and smart.
Special and Vocational Classes: Vuleka offers children with learning difficulties a space in the Junior Supported Learning 1 and 2 classes, and Intermediate Supported Learning 1 and 2 classes.
The Junior Classes focus on Maths, English and Life Skills. The classes are small and each child is taught according to his or her level of understanding.
The Intermediate Class 1 continues with the programme at a slightly more advanced level.
The Intermediate Class 2 offers the pupils an individual education programme. They also do more practical subjects like cooking, sewing and computer literacy.