We cater for children from Grade R – 7 and provide


• Mainstream classes
• Special needs class


We at SOL strive to:


• To equip children with learning difficulties, ADHD, and special needs with the tools

   necessary to reach each child’s true potential
• To provide a caring and supportive, nurturing environment for all children, thus allowing

   them to learn at their individual pace
• To encourage every child to achieve excellence according to their own capabilities
• To boost the self-confidence and self-esteem of our pupils
• To equip our children with appropriate social skills


Helping children with learning difficulties


• Self-awareness and self-confidence - Struggles in the classroom can cause children to

   doubt their abilities and question their strength. At SOL, we encourage children to develop

   their strengths and passions. Feeling passionate and skilled in one area may inspire hard

   work in other areas too.
• Being proactive - For children with learning difficulties, being proactive also involves self-

   advocacy and willingness to take responsibility for choices. At SOL, we discuss different

   problems with the child. Using role play the child acts out a situation, thus enabling them to

   make their own decisions
• Perseverance - Children with learning difficulties may need to work harder and longer. At

   SOL, we discuss what it means to keep on trying even when things seem difficult. Rewards

   for hard work are experienced. Children learn to understand that giving up may lead to

   missing out on opportunities.
• Ability to handle stress - If children with learning difficulties learn how to regulate stress and

   calm themselves, they will be much better equipped to overcome challenges.
• Emphasize healthy lifestyle habits - Exercise isn’t just good for the body, but for the mind.

   Regular physical activity makes a huge difference in mood, energy and mental clarity.

   At SOL, we encourage healthy eating and healthy play.

 

Learning difficulties


A learning difficulty is not a problem with intelligence or motivation. Children with learning difficulties are not lazy. They are as smart as everyone else. Their brains are simply wired differently and this affects how they receive and process information. They see, hear and understand things differently. This can lead to trouble with learning new information and skills and putting them into use. They need to be taught in ways that are tailored to their unique learning styles.

 

ADHD


ADHD certainly can interfere with learning and behaviour. Children with ADHD may have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviours (may act without thinking about what the result will be) or be overly active. Although ADHD cannot be cured, it can be successfully managed and some symptoms may improve as the child ages.