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2023

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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!!!

Foundation Phase Picnic

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!!!

Christmas Party

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Alta du Toit School treated our learners to our annual Christmas lunch yesterday! The dining hall was decorated and our kitchen staff made the most delicious flame grilled burger meals! Everyone was in high spirits and one could see the learners’ excitement for the festive season ahead! What a cheerful way to end the school year!!!

We want to thank Function Hire 4 You and our sponsors for making the day possible!

Athletics Farewell Party

Sport at Alta du Toit School, amongst other things, had to play second fiddle for the last two years due to Covid-19. The athletes finally dusted off their shoes again in 2022! Fanie van der Merwe, a loyal volunteer and role model to Alta du Toit School, dedicated his time to help our athletes reach their full potential. Here the junior and senior athletes are having a small farewell party.Fanie encouraged the athletes to use the talents that God bestowed on them to the best of their ability.We are looking forward to 2023 and trust it will hold great success for our athletes!

Alta du Toit Cricket Team

We are very proud of the cricket boys who played against Rusthof yesterday. In a nail biting match, they manage to beat Rusthof by 7 runs and secured the first win of the season. Well done boys!!!

Disability Awareness Month

In celebration of the Disability Awareness Month, the City of Cape Town’s Social Development and Early Childhood Team came to visit our school! They sponsored 350 food parcels for our learners and we treated them to a culture extravaganza!!

Pamper Session

Our girls that are staying at the hostel had a wonderful time on Saturday morning!! They were treated to breakfast outside, followed by a pamper session!

Woodwork in the Occupational Phase

Here are just a few examples of the beautiful wood product students learn to make under the supervision of Mr Muller! We are so proud of what you have accomplished!

Stodels Reptile Garden

Our Foundation Phase learners had a visit from Stodles Reptile Garden!The learners had so much fun learning and interacting with the

different reptiles etc. snakes,tortoises, geckos and monitor lizards. They were also informed about the do’s and don’ts when it comes

to our reptile friends which, they found so fascinating and intriguing.

Thank you so much Stodles Reptile Garden!!!

Alta Staff Athletes

We want to wish our Alta du Toit School staff members, Mr Shane Hendricks and Ms Sharon Samuels all the best taking on Sanlam

Cape Town Marathon this coming Sunday 16 October 2022. Mr Hendricks will take on his 7th Marathon and Ms Samuels will take on her

first ever.

Good luck to both of them and make Alta proud!

Alpaca Loom Excursion

The Intermediate Phase learners’ went on an outing to the Alpaca Loom farm. Not only did they learn more about Alpaca’s, but they also got the opportunity to interact with them. The learners had so much fun!!!Thank you Alpaca Loom Farm for having us.

Mr and Miss #IAMBLE Winners

Alta du Toit’s fashion show was a tremendous success!!! Our learners surprised us with their confidence, spontaneity, and uniqueness on stage! Thank you, Teacher Alichia and Team, for such an elegant event! Here are our winners for each category!

Mr and Miss #IAMBLE

Alta du Toit’s fashion show was a tremendous success! Our learners surprised us with their confidence, spontaneity, and uniqueness on stage! Thank you, Teacher Alichia and Team, for such an elegant event! Here are our winners for each category!

Covid Champions

We want to applaud our Senior Phase learners! Covid vaccinations have been rolled out in schools and, these learners were brave enough to get their jab! 

 Alta du Toit Netball

On 20 July 2022, several different LSEN schools came to Alta du Toit School to participate in the WPSA II Netball Trials. 

Three of our learners at Alta du Toit School made it onto the Western Province Team. 

These learners then went on to participate in the Western Cape Trials on 27 July 2022, and our learners did so well! Two of them went through to the Western Cape Team! 

They will be going to Mbombela Mpumalanga in October to participate in the SASA II Open Games. 

Congratulations girls! We are so proud of you!!

 Happy National Women’s Day 

Alta du Toit’s educators decided to take a stand against gender-based violence by wearing black for National Women’s Day. 

Star Teacher

Farewell Mister de Villiers

It is with great sadness that we have to say goodbye to an extraordinary teacher this month. Mister Pierre De Villiers has made a major impact in the lives of his learners and colleagues from the very first moment he arrived at Alta du Toit School in 2020. He is known for his optimistic, creative and caring nature and will leave a big hole in our hearts. He also made groundbreaking changes in our school by writing our value song and revising our school anthem. We would like to thank you for your excellent service, and we wish you well for the future ahead. Mister De Villiers is embarking on an exciting journey to Dubai where he will be teaching Grade 5 learners at Nibras International School.

Market Day Preparations

Our Market Day affords learners the wonderful opportunity to gain new skills in producing and packaging products. Teacher Heinen differentiates activities to ensure that every learner gets the opportunity to achieve success!

Foundation Phase Pajama Party

After a long term of hard work the Foundation Phase took the opportunity to reward the learners with a pajama party for their great efforts! They are so deserving!

“We didn’t realize we were making MEMORIES, we just knew we were having FUN!”

Athletics Day

The annual *WCSA II Athletics Day* was hosted by Bernadino Heights High School today. Our learners participated with great enthusiasm and stamina! Saskia Pearsons and Christo Mashiya both came second in their 800m categories while Jermain Tee came third in the 100m sprint!

“To give any less that your BEST is to sacrifice a GIFT.” – Steve Prefontaine

Celebrating Global Running Day

This day is aimed at making fitness fun and embracing running as a way to remain physically and mentally fit!

Sports Tuesday

“To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them.” – Picabo Street.

Uncovering potential and exceeding expectations is just another Tuesday for Alta du Toit students as they participate in various sports activities.

Thank You To All the Mums
“To the world you are a mother,to our family you are the world”, Alta du Toit Students work hard on making the most beautiful mother’s day cards.
Alta du Toit Students Are Truly the Best!
Our teacher Marleze received a beautiful kaftan from her learner Josua George! We can all remember that “You will never regret being kind….” And every teacher knows the wealth of emotion and joy recognition from our students bring.
Play a lot at Playalot
Die Grondslagfase is op die 14de Maart @playalotza toe vir ñ laaste bietjie avontuur voor die vakansie! Daar was allerande aktiwiteite om van te kies, onder andere: hindernisbane, glyplanke, klinrame en films. Leerders het die geleentheid terdee geniet!
Wearing Love Like a Crown
Cultural events at Alta du Toit School are supported and celebrated with care. Valentines’ day was no exception. Teacher Delanie Geldenhuys’s class made Valentine’s Day hats and all the learners were dressed in red! Teacher Geldenhuys and her students truly had a fun day to celebrate love!

Valentines Feast Prepared by Our Very Special Hostel Students

Not only were our hearts filled with love on valentines day but so were our bellies! We are so thankful for our wonderful hostel students for preparing a feast to remember!
Teacher Marleze’s Classroom
Teacher Marleze welcomed 14 new learners to her class and each one will get a special place on the classroom tree. We are so excited to see the wonderful skills our students will learn with the compassion and passion of our fabulous teachers!
Support from Spar
No school can function to its full potential without the help and support of the role players in its community. Haasendal Spar has proven this to be true on numerous occasions. André and his team have shown immeasurable support, compassion and humility to Alta du Toit School. Thank you, André, for the Boerewors rolls, cool drinks, ice cream, your love for our children and your willingness to make the time for our children at the school extra special. We are truly thankful to you and the Spar team and we sincerely hope to walk hand-in-hand with you for the foreseeable future.
Alta Du Toit School Middle Phase
Middle Phase Year End
The Middle Phase held their fun day for the learners on Thursday, 2 December. The rainy weather did not stop the learners from having the most fun possible! Thank you to Rumble Grumble for the amazing Jumping castles and waterslides!

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!

This day is aimed at making fitness fun and embracing running as a way to remain physically and mentally fit!

How Will We Carry Our Treats?

We made clay baskets for easter! What a mess but oh so much fun!! Look how beautiful Tyrique Galant’s basket looks.
Easter Time Fun

Oh, what a lovely Easter egg hunt at Alta du Toit School. Student Taiyo came to teacher Marleze and eagerly informed her that he had the most delicious chocolate ever!

Rain Rain Go Away
When the rain stops, we play in the puddles! Our students enjoyed the crisp fresh air and got some muscles moving!
Love Is Meant to Be Shared
Our calling at Alta du Toit School is to prepare learners for their life’s journey taking individual challenges into account and none of this is possible without love. Teacher Delanie Geldenhuys and her students are beautiful examples of living – and loving – the core principle of Alta du Toit school, making valentines day cards to share with loved ones.
Ons Hou Die Kinders Gelukkig
Op valenteinsdag het Juffrou Marleze se leerders ‘n heerlike sjokade cupcake met hartjie versierings gekry van tannie Nadene Pestana! Juffrou Marleze het niks gekry nie.

Like a Fish In Water

Look at the fantastic theme Mr Duvall vd Vijver made for his classroom. We are truly blessed to have such fantastic teachers!

Prize Giving
Alta du Toit School acknowledges our children for the tremendous perseverance that they have shown in a tumultuous 2021. Every child received a certificate for the seven good values that they have demonstrated throughout the year. These values are an integral part of our school and we are proud of our children who exhibit these values in school and at home.
Christmas Came Early!

Net voor die skool sluit vir die vakansie het ‘n engel Juffrou Marleze se klas bederf met die heerlikste geskenkpakkies met die mooiste geskenkies en heerlikste eetgoed! Baie,baie dankie tannie Elsa Luiz vir wonderlike omgee hart!

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Movember
Supporting the Movember Foundation is just one of many initiatives taken by Alta du Toit School. Mr. Heiné Muller suggested that the men of the school grow their moustaches to raise awareness for men’s health issues such as prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s suicide. Congratulations to Mr. Ashley Haywood for his impressive and curly moustache and for his commitment to this cause.
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#IAMABLE

We had our annual #iamable fun run at Taaibosch this weekend! This annual initiative enables us to raise funds for our learners’ transportation and hostel accommodation. We want to give a big shout out to JOBABLED powered by JOBJACK for marketing this event! We also want to give a big THANK YOU to Wendy Kemp from Accountability for her sponsorship, enabling every Alta learner to participate in this initiative! A further thanks to

Noelien de Goede and her team from Neurodiversity for organizing our venue for the day and all the arrangements behind the scenes! We appreciate each entry and donation that made this day such a big success! We hope all our virtual runners had just as much fun as we had!!

Reach for your Goals

 These two learners from the Intermediate Phase have inspired their peers by building a 2000-piece puzzle in just 63 days! We are so proud of them! Just come to show what we can accomplish if we believe in ourselves! 

Alta Du Toit Self-Reliance-, Social- and Life Skills

Throwback Thursday

Last week our learners were crafting all kinds of surprises for their father figures! They were so excited to show them their appreciation and love! We want to send out a big thank you to all our fathers, uncles and granddads for all their efforts in shaping the future!

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person; he believed in me.” – Jim Valvano –

Presidential Youth Employment

Alta du Toit School is privileged and proud to be part of the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative (PYEI) since its inception in 2020. The PYEI addresses the concerning issue of unemployment amongst the youth in South Africa. The Education & General School Assistants pictured below forms part of Phase III of this initiative. They assist in supporting our special learners in and outside the classroom and ensure a clean and safe school environment and infrastructure. We thank each of you!

Caring For the Environment Beyond The Classroom 
Teaching our students about recycling extends far beyond the classroom. Our students are shown how to separate plastics by flatting plastic bottles and removing the bottle tops. The bottle tops and cleaned and upcycled to be used as ‘currency’
Student-Centered Learning 

“If a child cant learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn”. These words by Ignacio Estrada inform how Alta du Toit School supports our students.

Adapting the way we teach gives us far better results than trying to continue doing work that will not assist in the way the students learn

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

Not all heroes wear capes. Although Junaid Letoli is in a wheelchair student Keanan Schoeman and teacher Duvall van der Vijver kindly provided a change of scenery or rather seat-ery for Junaid.

Gaining Independence One Step at a Time!

Look at our learners making their own sandwiches and chocolate milk! What an achievement for them! You can see how proud they are of doing something for themselves-becoming independent one small step at a time…
Ons Maak Tuin 
𝗔𝗻 𝘂𝗽𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗴𝗮𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗻 … Oom Koopman en sy spannetjie het hierdie maand spinasie, mielies, avokado, kool, groenpepers rape en spruituie by die groentetuin gevoeg!

Learning With Lego

Adam Savage once said that he learned at a young age that what he could make with LEGOs was limitless. Not only was that a powerful lesson for Savage, but it will be for our students as they got their creative juices flowing during constructive play. Our learners were given individual lego boxes and they had to build whatever they wanted to!
Alta Du Toit School Camphill Soccer
Camphill Village Soccer Match

As with so many things in the last 18 months almost 2 years Covid-19 has brought on significant changes in what the learners at Alta du Toit had to acclimatize to. Part of this was initially limited sporting practice opportunities and ofcourse no league matches with schools in our region. The learners truly love the game of football and when an opportunity arises we do all we can to make it realize within the safety constraints that we all still living under. The event was set up by James from Camphill Village whilst the staff visited Alta du Toit on a site visit. Everyone at Camphill Village put in a great effort in making the day an enjoyable experience and the learners of Alta du Toit represented the school well and came out victorious in the match. The Principal, Psychologist, many of the therapists as well as a teacher were taken on a tour of the Camphill Village site after supporting the learners of Alta du Toit. We hope that this first match with Camphill Village will be one of many.

Alta Du Toit School Tablets
Integrating Technology in The Classroom
No one can deny the plenty fold of opportunities technology has allowed in the classroom. Tablets ensure exposure to technology. It enables learners to function in a technologically driven workplace. Tablets provide learners with multiple opportunities to succeed. It helps in capturing concepts. Tablets pique learners’ interest and form part of their hobbies, and therefore retains their attention. Furthermore, tablets benefit our learners as it accommodates kinesthetic, visual and auditory learning styles. At Alta du Toit, our students are keen visual learners. Tablet time is currently the highlight of the week for our learners and therefore reward and encourage our learners! The older learners who are a little more proficient are trained in the more technical aspects of the tablets are taught how to care for the tablets, load them correctly and sanitize the tablets when they are finished using a class. With continued support, Alta du Toit School can extend and integrate the use of tablets in our learning environment. See how you can help
Alta Du Toit School Fun Run
#IAMABLE Fun Run
To create awareness and raise funds to empower differently-abled individuals, Alta du Toit organised a fantastic virtual and in-person Fun Run in partnership with Job-Able and Accountability. The funds raised through this event will aid with transporting students to the school, getting students work-ready and most importantly, connecting them to appropriate job opportunities.

Spring Colour Run

We started our spring season with an exhilarating COLOUR RUN to celebrate our learners’ abilities and potential! Alta du Toit Staff and parents had the chance to feel like kids again!!! Everyone was in high spirits and dressed in their own creative version of a happy hippy, tutti frutti, flower power outfit!

Star Learner of the Month

Seanette Visser always sets an excellent example of a good citizen at Alta Du Toit School. She exhibits qualities such as obeying rules, helping others and taking responsibility for her own actions. Her inner motivation, self discipline and agreeable temperament is praiseworthy! Keep up the good work Sannet! We are cheering for you!

Healthy Bodies – Healthy Minds
Alta du Toit School provides a supportive and enriching environment where each learner’s potential is developed, and the growth of each student is encouraged through the wonders of sports activities. Our athletics day in February proved to be another great success!
It Is More Than Just Valentines
Valentine’s Day gave us the wonderful chance to exhibit our learners’ crafting skills and share some affirmative love… As a class we took the opportunity to create a deeper transcendental message to Alta du Toit’s learners. We used our swan theme to emphasize the significance and beauty of their existence, their golden worth. Highlighting the fact that they were put on earth for a special purpose. Pink represented our motherly love towards them. As teachers we will keep our little chicks safe under our wings whilst equipping them to gain independence to fly into the unknown world. The mural furthermore accentuates each learner’s rebirth at Alta du Toit. When we look back at each learner’s journey, we can see how far they have come. We are so proud of every milestone and personal breakthrough! We are seeing our learners transform into confident, creative individuals before our very eyes. Go for Gold Alta Learners! We believe in you and always remember you’re “swan” of a kind. All our love – Teacher Marika, Aunty Tokozani and Aunty BarbaraValentine’s Day gave us the wonderful chance to exhibit our learners’ crafting skills and share some affirmative love… As a class we took the opportunity to create a deeper transcendental message to Alta du Toit’s learners. We used our swan theme to emphasize the significance and beauty of their existence, their golden worth. Highlighting the fact that they were put on earth for a special purpose. Pink represented our motherly love towards them. As teachers we will keep our little chicks safe under our wings whilst equipping them to gain independence to fly into the unknown world. The mural furthermore accentuates each learner’s rebirth at Alta du Toit. When we look back at each learner’s journey, we can see how far they have come. We are so proud of every milestone and personal breakthrough! We are seeing our learners transform into confident, creative individuals before our very eyes. Go for Gold Alta Learners! We believe in you and always remember you’re “swan” of a kind. All our love – Teacher Marika, Aunty Tokozani and Aunty Barbara
Having a Ball of a Time!
Every Tuesday all learners participate in skill appropriate sport. Our Ball Skills group for the Intermediate Phase is working very hard to develop hand-eye and hand-foot coordination.
Ons Maak Tuin 
Het jy geweet? Alta du Toit Skool se leerder kry nou die geleentheid om spelenderwys tuinmaak vaardighede aan te leer. Ons groente tuin word deur Mnr Koopman se bekwame groen vingers instand gehou. So kweek ons van jongs af in leerders ñ waardering vir die natuur en die bewaring daarvan! Hartlik dankie aan McDonald’s wat hierdie droom vir ons as skool verwesenlik het!
Alta du Toit School Clean up Adventures
Once again, Alta du Toit students lead by example with the weekly clean up of the school and surrounding area’s. Special thanks to the following students; Ruan Ollewagen, Inako Vapi, Ronaldo Fortuin, Ronaldino Verwey and Lyle Dirks
Alta Du Toit School Food Mistico Equestrian
The South African Lipizzaners
Die Mistico Equestrian Centre het Alta du Toit Skool se koshuis leerders uitgenooi om 'n vertoning in een van hul skure te besigtig. Tydens hierdie spesiale vertoning het die lipizzaner- perde grasieuse bewegings en toertjies op die maat van bekende Disney musieksnitte uitgevoer. Leerders is verder bederf met roomys, hotdogs en sap. Die gehoor het na die tyd die geleentheid gehad om interaksies met die perde te hê en hul persoonlik te ontmoet. Dit was voorwaar 'n opwindende belewenis vir die leerders gewees!
Alta Du Toit SAOU Symposium
Breakthroughs at the National SAOU Symposium
Alta du Toit School principal Marius Erasmus and one of the school’s partners, Peter Present, are presenting the PACE (electronic assessment system for SID schools) and JobAbled platform as invited guests of the SAOU on 28 October 2021 and 2 November 2021. JobAbled proud itself in connecting people with disabilities to job opportunities. Mrs Pholda Abrahams and all teachers play an integral role in the success of the PACE system. Mr Erasmus, Laura Radloff and staff in the Vocational Phase of the JobAbled initiative job Shadowing section, are honoured to present in this year’s national symposium.
Alta Du Toit Marimba band
The Imbhewu Marimba Band

The Imbhewu marimba band is the result of the collaborative efforts driven by the passion and ambitions of Ray Mbatsane and Alta Du Toit School. Imbhewu, meaning “seed”, speaks volumes about the nature of this ensemble. For the individuals involved in the marimba program, it has presented life-changing opportunities for growth and sustainability and with continuous nurture and support, this seed may grow to reach great lengths. The objectives of the marimba band are clear. Disability is often ostracised by society, but the marimba band strived to integrate the children with society, through the skills that they would obtain through the band and its practices and disciplines. The skills stretch far beyond basic music literacy. The band provides the children with a sense of purpose, responsibility and independency.

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