C/o John Ludwig & Hebenstreit Strasse
P O Box 11023, Klein-Windhoek, NAMIBIA   
Tel:  +264 61 227901
Fax: +264 61 250384
Email:  dagbreekschool@iway.na                                                                                                              To make a donation please click here. 

Dagbreek School for the 
Intellectually Impaired

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DAGBREEK SCHOOL FOR THE INTELLECTUALLY IMPAIRED

**WE ARE PROUD TO BE ONE OF A VERY FEW SCHOOLS IN NAMIBIA WHO RECENTLY STARTED USING THE AQUAPONICS SYSTEM TO GROW ORGANICS VEGETABLES, THANKS TO NAMIBIA FUTURE FARMERS TRUST (NFF) AND THE FINNISH EMBASSY** 
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OUR VISION

To provide the best educational and therapeutic needs for learners with special needs and disabilities within a safe and caring environment. 

OUR MISSION

Our objectives are to accommodate, within a safe and caring environment, intellectually impaired learners by achieving optimal educational and holistic development through:

  • Acknowledging and considering the needs of our parents, teachers and learners at all levels through dedication and hard work
  • Raising awareness in the community on issues related to learners with special needs
  • Teaching essential life skills for independent living to school leavers
  • Create and foster loyalty, pride and involvement between the school, parents and the larger community
  • Keeping up to date with the ongoing educational training of our staff and teachers in understanding the needs and care of our learners

ABOUT OUR SCHOOL

Dagbreek is a school for learners who are intellectually impaired.  The school started in 1970 c/o Peter Muller and Luderitz Street.  Since 1976 the school has been situated in the Klein Windhoek area c/o John Ludwig and Hebenstreitstrasse.

The school meets the needs of children with Down Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy as well as those with Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD) including Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD), Aspergers Syndrome, Retts Sydrome, Childhood Disintegrative Disorders (CDD) and PDD-NOS.  The age range of the learners is between 7 and 18 years.  There are three phases according to the age of the learners - Beginners, Juniors and Seniors.  Each of the three phases has four classes with approximately 10 learners in each class placed according to their overall level of functioning where 1 is the highest level of functioning and 4 the lowest.

CURRICULUM

Dagbreek offers a broad specialised and balanced curriculum of which 80% is practical work and 20% academic work.  Our curriculum includes:

  • Life Skills and Independence Training
  • Functional Academics
  • Vocational Training
  • Self-Sufficiency Skills
  • Fine and Gross Motor Skills
  • Behaviour Modification
  • Daily Schedules/Routines
  • Physical Education 

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Class ratio 1:10
  • Relevant intervention based on the latest research
  • Individual Development Programmes (IDPs)
  • Assessments and referrals to professionals in the
    medical and mental health fields
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • A safe and stimulating environment
  • Hostel accommodation
  • Parental support
  • Teacher training (CPD)
  • Assistant training where relevant

UPCOMING EVENTS! 

Annual Breakfast Fundraiser
16 APRIL 2016

Please contact us for more information about this great event! 

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL - MR PAUL DU PLESSIS


I want to take this opportunity to say welcome to you all personally.


I have to acknowledge that I have learnt throughout the profession that the following components pay a role to achieve SUCCESS:

  • Setting goals
  • Commitment
  • Hard work
  • Knowledge 
  • A positive attitude

This is what we, at Dagbreek School, try to achieve and impart to our children.  We at Dagbreek School aim to give our best in teaching children with special needs and also with other disabilities.  We aim to meet the Special Needs Child's educational and therapeutic needs and to provide a safe, caring home environment where skills are taught for life after school.  We take pleasure in presenting you this website.  Please read the information and feel free to join us in taking hands in our endeavour to give the Special Needs Children a better future!!

God bless.

SCHOOL MANAGEMENT

Ms Sonia Theron, Ms Lana Nieuwoudt,

Mr Paul du Plessis

SCHOOL BOARD

Back: Mr Betuel Tjiurutue (Parent), Mr John Coetzee (Parent), 

Mr Paul du Plessis (Principal), Ms Fabiola Tjiurutue (Parent)

Front: Ms Sonia Theron (Teacher),  Ms Lelani Barth (Parent),

Absent:  Ms Chriszell Kruger (Teacher)