Kronendal-leaner-support

Learner Support

In 2009 the urgent need for an extensive and comprehensive learner support program was identified.

In 2010, Vula Indlela Construction kindly purchased a prefabricated office from the Greenpoint Stadium construction site. This office was delivered to site in February and converted to Kronendal’s Learner Support Centre, christened the VICTOR Centre (Vula Indlela Centre Towards Optimal Results).

Petra Schüler, a Remedial Specialist, was appointed to run and manage the Learner Support at Kronendal. She has established a comprehensive Learner Support program, staffed mainly with external professionals, who offer a wide spectrum of the support that our learners require. Extensive assistance is also provided by volunteers from the community, who are required for the various programmes.

Support Offered

The Victor Centre currently offers the following support to our learners:

  • Remedial Lessons
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech / Language Therapy
  • Literacy Programs (Wordworks, KIKUS, & help2read)

In addition to the above, Kronendal also offers:

  • Kumon Maths (an international maths program) offered on our premises

The school employs a social worker to cater for any social related support that learners and their families may require.

Support Policy

It is Kronendal’s policy that learner support will be offered to all learners on an on-going basis, only restricted by the resources available. In an effort to keep the costs to a reasonable level, this support will not be on a 1-to-1 basis, but only in small groups. Should a learner require more intensive support, it is strongly recommended that the parents make use of our various experts on a private basis.

It must be noted that Kronendal is not a Special Needs school. Although we have an extensive learner support program, we are not in a position to cater for learners who should ideally be attending a Special Needs School, where their more intense needs are catered for.

Contact Information

Learner Support Co-ordinator: Petra Schüler –  petraschuler@absamail.co.za

Remedial Therapist: Jo Labourshere – jo@boht.org

Occupational Therapist: Ingrid Vriend – ingrid_vriend@yahoo.com

Speech / Language Therapist: Sarah Florence – sarahflorence@gmail.com

Counselling Psychologist: Dr Ingrid Ahlert – ahlert@gmx.net

Audiologist: Christina van der Riet – christinavdr@mweb.co.za

Social worker / Family Therapist: Sylke Funk – info@capecoaching.co.za


Further information

For more information regarding some of the programmes offered at the school, the following web sites can be visited:

Wordworks Literacy Program http://www.wordworks.org.za/

Help2read http://help2read.org/

Kumon http://www.kumon.co.za/