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2024

27 July – 60th Birthday Fundraiser

3-5 September – Welcome to the 60’s!

26 October – #Iamable Fun Run

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ALTA DU TOIT SCHOOL’S SUPER HEROES

Today we want to give a big shout out to our school’s Teacher Assistants.

You truly are the backbone of our school. Your hard work and dedication

does not go unseen. We appreciate the extra mile that you go for our

teachers and learners everyday!

KHAYALITSHA COOKIES

We would love to give Khayalitsha Cookies a BIG thank you for donating 10 boxes of gingerbread biscuits to our learners! Biscuits were distributed amoungst all Alta’s learners and there was even enough cookies to place one in each food parcel we handed out to learners who are in need.

BUGZ PLAYPARK EXCURSION

The Foundation Phase went on an entertaining outing to Bugz Playpark today. The learners could not contain their excitement! Bugz had so many fun activities to do! There was a worm train, dragon swings, choo choo train rides, swing horses, dirt bikes, peddle carts, a giant zipline and sandpits to name just a few. Our kids had a ball of a time! A Big thank you to Bugz Playpark for making it an unforgettable day!

HOSPITALITY SKILLS IN THE INTERMEDIATE PHASE

Teacher Marleze and her class did a lesson on hygiene when working with food, food products and where it comes from. She focused on steps in preparing a sandwich and cleaning up afterwards. Her learners excelled with the activities. Well done!! We are so proud of you!!!

BIG BRAG

Our athletics day is around the corner and that can only mean one thing… It’s BIG BRAG time!!!Tension was high today whilst the blue and white teams were competing to see who would walk away with this year’s best spirit cup!!!

GAMES DAY

The last few days of school are often challenging and sometimes a bit of a bore for learners who have completed the years’ work and are now looking for something fun. The Senior and Occupational Phase learners were challenged to participate in a Games morning under supervision of the ADTS therapy team. Shouts of Bingo filled the air! Christmas music played. Dances were enjoyed. Fun was had! We look forward to engaging the learners in more meaningful and purposeful activities in 2024.

SCHOOL UNIFORM DONATION

Kuils River police force and their community police forum wanted to make an impact in the lives of the community. They decided to nominate Alta du Toit’s learners to donate school uniforms for less privileged learners. It just once again shows our learners how loved they are! We are grateful to have these community heroes behind us!

FUN RUN!

We had a wonderful early start to our Fun Run at Bloemendal Trail Park this morning! Everyone was in good spirits and ready for the race despite the windy weather. We want to extend a big thank you to everyone who participated in our event this year. You have made a big difference in raising awareness and funds for those who are differently abled.

SHAME ON SHANE RACE

SHAME ON SHANE RACE Come rain or shine our learners were so eager to show uncle Shane what they were made of! Our learners showed amazing grit, endurance and stamina! It was a worthy build-up to our big Fun Run this Saturday. A big thank you to our therapist team for hosting such a colourful, fun-filled run for us! #Colourrun #bubblefun JOBABLED_App Lifestyle Challenge Accountability Group Immediate Events Bloemendal Trail Park

WCSAPD PROVINCIAL TRIALS

We are thrilled to share the participation of our Ata du Toit learners at the Western Cape SAPD Provincial Trials held at Coetzenburg this past Saturday!

Our learners not only had an amazing time but they demonstrated remarkable skills and sportsmanship throughout the event.

We couldn’t be prouder of their outstanding performance and dedication.

A big round of applause to all the participants for their hard work and perseverance.

Join us in celebrating the success of our incredible learners! Let’s continue to support and encourage them in their future athletic endeavours.

Term Function

Alta du Toit staff held their end term function yesterday!

This term end function was definitely one to remember. We felt so spoiled and appreciated. Delicious platters from our harvest table, catchy music and a fun trivia game!

It was a much-needed debrief for our teachers after a busy and eventful term.

We wish our Alta du Toit learners and staff a restful vacation and safe travels. We will welcome our learners back on the 10th of October!

Ipic Play

The Senior Phase went on a Play to Learn outing to Ipic Play. The learners enjoyed it very much while learning so much at the same time. A big thank you to @ipic_play for the warm welcome and hospitality towards our staff and learners.

Spring Day

Alta du Toit’s learners want to wish you a happy Spring Day!!!Spring’s greatest joy without a doubt is when it brings the children out! – Edgar Guest

Secretary Day

This year, our admin department decided to celebrate Secretary’s Day (officially September the 6th)early by going to see flowers at West Coast National Park. Nature did not disappoint and dished up the most beautiful play of colors for us! A breakfast at Westcoast Farmstall and an ice cream in Yzerfontein was the icing on the cake!

Firstaid

Alta du Toit staff had two days of first aid training last month. Eddie White from Alay Health and Safety facilitated the training sessions. The training focussed on CPR, choking and various first aid treatment tactics for infants, children and adults. This was not only critical training for our staff, but it was a great team bonding experience as well.

 

#IAMABLE2023 Prizes

We have some exciting news to share about incredible prizes to be won at our #IAMABLE Fun Run this year!
Our annual Fun Run will be held on 28 October 2023 at the Bloemendal Trail Park. If you can’t attend our Fun Run in person, why not enter virtually? This way, you are not only supporting people with disabilities, but you also stand a chance to win some AMAZING prizes!
Virtual participants are entered into a lucky draw to win a 2-night stay at the following places:
Swartberg Country Manor in Oudtshoorn
Moditlo River Lodge in Hoedspruit
Bibi’s Joy in Suurbraak
Sea-Estra in Paternoster
But that’s not all – virtual participants also stand a chance to win prizes valued from R500 to R1000!
So if you haven’t entered yet, mark your calendar for October the 28th and enter so you don’t miss out!!!
🔗 For more information and to buy your tickets for the #IAMABLE Fun Run, join our event here: https://fb.me/e/16WxQgJ3R

#IAMABLE2023 Prizes

We have some exciting news to share about incredible prizes to be won at our #IAMABLE Fun Run this year!
Our annual Fun Run will be held on 28 October 2023 at the Bloemendal Trail Park. If you can’t attend our Fun Run in person, why not enter virtually? This way, you are not only supporting people with disabilities, but you also stand a chance to win some AMAZING prizes!
Virtual participants are entered into a lucky draw to win a 2-night stay at the following places:
Swartberg Country Manor in Oudtshoorn
Moditlo River Lodge in Hoedspruit
Bibi’s Joy in Suurbraak
Sea-Estra in Paternoster
But that’s not all – virtual participants also stand a chance to win prizes valued from R500 to R1000!
So if you haven’t entered yet, mark your calendar for October the 28th and enter so you don’t miss out!!!
🔗 For more information and to buy your tickets for the #IAMABLE Fun Run, join our event here: https://fb.me/e/16WxQgJ3R

End Term Function

Alta du Toit School’s educators and therapists held their term end function yesterday. The theme of the function was “Sailing back into history”. We were spoiled with seafood and koeksisters! Although we are always hard at work, it was lovely to be able to sit down and socialize with each other

Eisteddfod

Thank you to all the parents of all students who participated in this year’s first schools Eisteddfod (Marimba Jam). Our school received a percentage of 89% /Diploma in the seniors category.

Pajama Day

Our Foundation Phase learners were rewarded with a Pajama Day for their efforts this term. Learners came to school dressed in their favourite pajamas. They were treated to hot chocolate, popcorn and a movie. What a wonderful way to end a term!

Our Foundation Phase learners were rewarded with a Pajama Day for their efforts this term. Learners came to school dressed in their favourite pajamas. They were treated to hot chocolate, popcorn and a movie. What a wonderful way to end a term!

Market Day

Alta du Toit School is having a market day for our learners this Friday! Each phase has a different colour theme for the day. We are looking forward to seeing their creative outfits.

Students are hard at work preparing for a day full of fun and delicious treats. There will be desserts, face paint, fudge, hot chips and much more! Here teacher Jo-Anne’s learners are packing the sweetie bags for the day.

Vegetable Garden

Our school’s vegetable garden is growing day by day. Our lettuce, spinach and chillies are almost ready to harvest! We are so proud of our talented gardeners!

“A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teacher industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.” – Gertrude Jekyll

Volunteer Work

Our Resource Room received a beautiful makeover from our volunteer , who visits the school once a week for 3 hours to provide extra support to some of our learners in the Foundation and Intermediate Phase.

Interschools 2023

Our learners participated in the Interschools athletics this past Saturday at Dal Josafat Stadium in Paarl.

Outdoor Activities

On Tuesday’s the whole school participates in a variety of sport. Our Ball Skills Development Group had lots of fun today practising their skills of throwing,catching,bouncing and kicking.

WP Cricket Team

They did so good. The team won a Gold Metal! We are extremely proud of them.

On 16 March 2023, Alta du Toit School had some exciting visitors

Producer/ Director Meggan Raubenheimer and her amazing team from Molecule Media came to film our learners for a SAINC TV program. 

 
They spent the entire day here with us, where they got to see the whole process from the planting of the seeds, to the ripe and ready to eat vegetables being picked in the garden, and the packing process which are all done by the awesome learners of Alta du Toit School, with the guidance of their incredible teachers of course!
 
They also filmed the Alta du Toit School Marimba band,  the workshop where the blind weave the most incredible baskets, and lastly;  the jobshadowing learners and where they work at various businesses.

Alta Du Toit Cheerleaders and Athletics

Our Cheerleaders were escorted in by Titanium Securitas on our very first Athletics event since covid. What an entrance they made!! Go Cheerleaders!!

First Day Back to School

The Foundation Phase had their year end picnic last week. It gave teachers the opportunity to praise learners for their hard work and to reflect on the years success! Learners were spoiled with pizzas, ice-cream, and

Christmas gifts! They played on rides and slip-and-slides until it was time to go home!!!

PORTCHIE PUZZLE

Earlier this year our Principal and Management Team came up with the idea of buying a Portchie Puzzle to promote teamwork amongst Alta du Toit’s staff across different departments.

At first the outer frame was build by Mr Coertzen, Mr Muller, Ms Grootboom and Mrs Boia. Then 4 staff members started building the inside of the puzzle under the watchful eye of Mr Muller. After some progress was made more staff members came on board.

Despite the fact that there were only brief moments to build the puzzle, staff members were determined to complete this daunting task in record time! The puzzle was finally completed in the beginning of April this year with great anticipation. It also brought some disappointment when our master builders found that some of the pieces of the puzzle went missing. Fortunately our innovative Alta du Toit staff quickly created replacements for those missing pieces that were teasing us!

Congratulations to each and everyone who helped us complete this 3000 piece puzzle and a big thank you to Mr Erasmus and the Management Team for this great idea!

We are looking forward to more team building opportunities like this.

TEAMWORK makes the DREAMWORK!!!

ATHLETICS DAY 2024

Congratulations to all our participants! We also want to extend a big thank you to Teacher Duvall and his team for organizing such an amazing event! It was wonderful to see so many parents and guardians who came through to support their children.

TEACHERS AND THERAPISTS YEAR END FUNCTION

This year staff were treated to a well deserved breakfast at Millhouse Kitchen in Lourensford Wine Estate. Afterwards everyone had the opportunity to explore the picturesque gardens, artisan gift shops, art gallery, sculptures and antique shop.
The day ended with a pleasant wine tasting for the wine connoisseurs or a decadent Wedgewood ice-cream for those with a sweet tooth.
Are hearts were filled with gratitude for another successful year of teamwork and perseverance.
Our deepest gratitude to each staff member for putting their hearts into their profession.

Fashion Show

our Alta models walked the catwalk with poise, grace and spunk! Watch below to see our fabulous hippie-themed fashion parade. It was wonderful to see our learners walking confidently and having fun on the catwalk. It was equally heart-warming having learners and staff members cheering them on! #hippiestyle #fashionshow #confidence JOBABLED_App Accountability Group Immediate Events Lifestyle Challenge

Kite Festival

Four of Alta du Toit School’s hostel boys represented us at the annual Cape Mental Health Kite Festival which was held in Muizenberg this weekend. The theme of the event was “The sky is your canvas”. Despite the cold weather the boys thoroughly enjoyed the unforgettable experience!

SAB Foundation Awards

We would like to applaud our principal, Mr Marius Erasmus, as well as Mr Christian van der Berg, for winning second place in the national SABfoundation awards! This initiative showcased SA’s top innovators who makes a tremendous impact on people with disabilities in our communities every day!

They were the great minds behind the creation of an extraordinary app called JOB-ABLED that provides a user-friendly platform for people with disabilities that are seeking job opportunities.

We are so proud of our principal for this praiseworthy achievement which we know came with a lot of hard work and determination. You inspire us in many ways!

Market Day

We want to give a big shout out to the OCCUPATIONAL PHASE for hosting a fabulous MARKET DAY!!!

Two Ocean Aquarium

Our Foundation Phase learners went on an excursion to the Two Oceans Aquarium yesterday! Learners were treated to a puppet show and even interacted with scuba divers! They saw all kinds of sea creatures but really loved the sea turtles and sharks! It was such a fun packed interactive experience!

We can’t wait until we can get the opportunity to visit the aquarium again!

Donations

The Stellenbosch Business School Executive Development Team (SBS-ED) nominated our school for Mandela Day and they generously donated much-needed food supplies and funds.
We are so thankful for their generous contribution and we are reminded once again what a wonderful, caring, and loving community we live in.
These donations help us to continue to provide food for our learners in need!

Father’s Day Craft

Just look at these beautiful gifts that our learners made for the father figures in their lives! Their love clearly shines through!

” Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad.” – Anne Geddes

SAAMA Performance

Thanks to our partner, JOB-ABLED, our school’s Imbewhu Marimba band had the opportunity of playing at the SAAMA awards last night!

It was a golden opportunity to showcase our school-leavers program.

Alta du Toit School Band

Meet our new band for morning songs! Under the hand of Mr Ashley Haywood and led in song by Ms Liesl Anthony,Monday mornings start with a bang when we sing our Values Song,specially written for the learners of Alta Du Toit School!

Vegetable Garden

Our Students are very busy with their vegetable Garden. In Partnership with Jobabled

Intermediate phase Aquarium Outing

The intermediate phase has the privilege to visit Cape Town Two Oceans Aquarium this term. What an amazing experience it was! Thank you for having us. We had so much fun!

Staff Year-End Function

Alta du Toit’s Administration Team, Therapist Team and Teachers had their year-end function at Ceramic Café in Stellenbosch yesterday! They had the opportunity to let their creative juices flow! Each member selected a ceramic piece to decorate according to their own preference. It was wonderful to see all the creative pieces once they were finished! What a well-deserved way to celebrate the hardwork and success of 2022!

Valedictory

We held our school-leavers function and valedictory on the 29th of November. This came after much anticipation from parents and learners. Our learners dressed to impress in their formal attire and the event was filled with joy, pride and a sense of accomplishment!

We wish each learner a prosperous future and trust that they will implement the skills we have taught them in years to come!!!

Bathroom Renovations

For years our bathrooms have been in need of repair. With the skilful planning of our School Management Team we have finally managed to raise enough funds to renovate our bathrooms for students, staff and guests!

Ball Skills

During our sport period we like to expose our learners to a variety of activities that encourage the development of coordination, bilateral integration and planning skills. We focus on throwing, catching, kicking and bouncing balls!

Our learners love these activities!!!

Senior Phase Arts and Crafts

The senior phase learners were hard at work in the Arts and Crafts class this term! They made different accessories such as

necklaces, bracelets and key rings! These items were used as gifts for #IAMABLE prizes!

World Teachers Day

As we celebrate World Teacher’s Day, we want to honour our Principal, Mr. Marius Erasmus, for the visionary way in which he is

leading our school! He is leading us by example with his determination, work ethics and passion for our children!

We salute our extraordinary teachers who put their hearts into teaching and always go the extra mile for their learners!

As we celebrate World Teacher’s Day, we want to honour our Principal, Mr. Marius Erasmus, for the visionary way in which he is

leading our school! He is leading us by example with his determination, work ethics and passion for our children!

We salute our extraordinary teachers who put their hearts into teaching and always go the extra mile for their learners!

#IAMBLE

We want to applaud Teacher Elma and her team for a very successfull #Iamable2022 campaign. Here are some of our schools prize winners!!

Maths Challenge

A group of learners from the Intermediate Phase were presented with an unusual Math’s challenge. They had to match stickers with allocated numbers to reveal a hidden animal on the sheet. It was quite a challenging since the stickers had to be turned in different directions to match the numbers and shapes allocated. The learners blew us away with their abilities!!

Farewell Aunty Vona Jeffries 

Vona Jeffries worked at Alta du Toit school for 25 years. She started off as a class assistant in the Foundation Phase and then made her way to senior classes. She spent the last 13 years assisting learners in the Intermediate Phase in Teacher Marleze Ferreira’s class. Vona will be remembered for her insight, care, and calm presence. Her dedication made challenging moments look so effortless whilst she was pouring her heart out on students. 

Time flew by so quickly and we are sad to say goodbye. We wish you a well-deserved rest, good health and precious family moments. You will be dearly missed and treasured by Alta’s staff and learners. 

Making a Difference Through Cycling

Our principal, Marius Erasmus, took part in a 230 km cycling tour to raise funds for the SPCA this weekend! They only had 24 hours to complete the distance! They cycled all the way from Willowmore to Jeffreys Bay and managed to raise R50 000 for the cause!!! We are immensely proud of the example our principal is setting! 

School Fitness Challenge 

The School Fitness Challenge is about encouraging Alta du Toit’s colleagues to move their bodies everyday and in turn, it promotes a healthy lifestyle. It is a positive initiative that brings everyone together and also allows for some healthy competition in the workplace. The exciting part about this challenge is that every step counts…literally, the person who has the most steps by the end of the challenge will get bragging rights and amazing prizes! 

Market Day

“Candy is childhood, the best and bright moments you wish could have lasted forever!” – Dylen Lauren –

Two Oceans Aquarium

Our Foundation Phase learners went on an excursion to the Aquarium yesterday! They learnt about recycling and the life cycle of a jellyfish!

Walk Against Child Abuse

Junior Campus and Alta du Toit School held a walk against child abuse this morning! All funds are going towards transport and hostel improvements for Alta du Toit’s learners!

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