The Christel House Model works
Each and every child at Christel House is given an opportunity to reach for the stars, to become active and contributing citizens, and ready for the 21st century workplace.
As learners from Grade R to Grade 12 journey through school, they are supported by daily nutritional meals, regular health checks, quality education and holistic programmes, transport to and from school, counsellors and social workers on hand, school uniforms and learning materials, college and career guidance. These are the necessities to break the poverty cycle.
Every Christel House pupil is in dire need and has been awarded a scholarship (part or full). Staff and teachers are committed to providing a holistic education from Grade R, inclusive of sport, art, music and technology.
School buses operate daily to bring pupils to and from school. Pupils come from the surrounding areas including Langa, Hanover Park & Phillipi. A school bus offers safe and reliable transportation as well as regular attendance at school.
On a daily basis, all pupils receive a nutritional meal for breakfast and lunch, and snacks during the day. Our partner Fedics provide staff to prepare meals, whilst we raise the funds for the cost of food supplies.
Health Care & Social Services:
Living with social hazards such as drugs, crime, unemployment, and a lack of basic needs is no easy task. A social worker, counsellor and nurse are on hand for regular health care and support.
School Uniforms & Supplies:
Every pupil is provided with school uniforms, shoes, books and school supplies.
Often pupils begin Grade R with little or no English skills and are developmentally behind. Extra assistance and support is provided by a specialist teacher.
College & Career Programme:
Career guidance is offered to all pupils as they journey through to matric and beyond. Graduates receive the necessary support to identify professions, select/apply to university or purse their career aspirations. Skill based workshops, training opportunities and job placements are also made available.
Outreach and Community Upliftment:
Aided through skills-based and informative workshops for parents and the community, to encourage economic development.
Is an important facet of the Christel House model. Parents assist in many ways through volunteering at the school and assisting with community-service projects, such as knitting blankets. Service Learning is an integral part of the curriculum and pupils also play their part to help the community.