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2020-04-06
Newsletter 252 - School Development & Improvement Planning 2006-2009 - PART 28


ATTACHMENT 14

METRO CENTRAL EDUCATION DISTRICT
CIRCUIT 6

THE FACTS AND OUR CURRENT REALITY

SCHOOL PLAN
? High rate of poverty and unemployment
? High rate of crime, gangster activity
? High rate of vandalism
? High rate of drug distribution and abuse
? Low rate of parent involvement
? Low rate of parent literacy
? Young and single parents
? Limited access to ECD
? Limited capacity of Curriculum Advisory Services (CAS)
? Limited capacity of Special Learner Education Support (SLES)
? High levels of learner abuse
? Drop-out and truancy amongst learner
? High levels of learner apathy and lack of discipline
? Mainstreaming of LSEN (learners with specialized education need)
? Many learners with barriers to learning in the mainstream
? Low IQ
? Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS)
? Attention Deficit and Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
? Limited access to teaching assistants (TAP) – only three school in Hanover Park
? Critically low levels of learner numeracy and literacy
? Shortage of estate staff due to high staff: learner ratios
? Cancellation and absence of educator leave (furlough)
? Absence of the School Nurse
? Lack of critical emergency services to schools/learners
? Lack of truancy officers
? No school in Circuit 6 has been declared a NO FEES SCHOOL
? Class size of an average between 40-50
? Inclusion of the school principal in the educator: learner ratio
? Exclusion of specialized educators from the Staffing Establishment
? Absence of a ONE-STOP-SERVICE in Circuit 6
? Promise made by the Premier to investigate feasibility of a MULTI-PURPOSE CENTRE in Hanover Park
? Availability of various uncoordinated service delivery
? Absence of a bursary fund for access to tertiary education
? Limited provisioning and inappropriate School Governing Body (SGB) training

SAFE SCHOOLS
? High incidents of gangster and social violence
? High rate of vandalism and burglaries
? Spilling over of violence onto schools
? High incidents of drug misuse and abuse by learners
? High incidents of dangerous and illegal weapons on schools

SCHOOL SPORT
? Lack of provisioning of school sports
? Lack of sport facilities
? Lack of participation in school sports
? Limited involvement of the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) and Department for Culture and Sport(DCAS) in school sport
? Lack of mass participation by learners in school sport
? Limited sport codes available

YOUTH PROGRAMME
? Drop-out of learners
? Lack of access to tertiary education
? Lack of appropriate role-models
? Availability of human resource – the youth in Hanover Park

Recent (2001 & 2005) systemic investigation and national research conducted confirmed and suggested the following direct link between low literacy (reading and number) learner performance and the following variables,
? Available resources
? School libraries
? Basic infrastructure
? Class size of an average 35
? Greater learner in learning and teaching
? Mother-tongue instruction
? Punctuality and regular attendance by learners and educators
? Contact time
? Time-on-Task

THE FACTS – EXCLUDES MANENBERG & HEIDEVELD
? More than 40% are single parents
? More than 20% stay in informal settlements
? More than 50% unemployment
? More than 25% on state grant
? Average income of R1000pm
? More than 50% cannot afford to pay school fees
? More than 60% of learners are not part of feeding scheme
? Population of 34 000 people
? Primary schools = 7
? High schools = 2
? Ratio – HS:PS = 1:3.5 … only 1 out of 4 learners starting school will have accommodation by the time they reach grade 9
? Old age homes/cottages = 4
? Number of small shops = 25
? Local hospital/clinic = 2
? Overwhelming majority live in rented housing = 67%
? More than 50% of learners starting grade 1 drop out by grade 12
? Population
o Coloured = 33 400
o Indian = 65
o White = 22
o Black African = 350
? Males = 15 824
? Females = 17 932
? Language = 26 500 Afrikaans speaking, 7200 English speaking
? Challenges
o Substance abuse
o Poverty
o School drop outs
o Gangsterism & Violence
o HIV/AIDS
o Vandalism & burglaries
? Levels of education/schooling
o No schooling = 1900
o Some primary = 7000
o Completed primary = 3700
o Some secondary = 12 700
o Grade10-12 = 2100
o Higher = 80



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