Remedial School was opened in 2004 at the request of 16 parents who
struggled to find a suitable remedial school in the South of
Johannesburg for their children. Since then, the school has grown to
112 children from grades 1 to 7. A major part of the school's
ongoing success are the dedicated, caring teachers and teachers'
assistants who nurture, believe in and educate every child to be the
very best they can be despite challenges the child may face.
Classes are small, having between eight and 13 learners, to enable
remediation to take place during lessons. Learners receive
individual attention during class time so that they are able to
manage the work. As a result, many of the children are able to
re-enter mainstream education where they continue to do well. Other
children move to remedial, technical or vocational high schools,
depending on what type of school would best meet their particular
needs. Mulbarton Remedial has developed many learners who have gone
on to become leaders at their new schools. Some of the school's
oldest learners are currently attending university, college or are
already in the workplace, where again they are successful in their
chosen field. One of the most amazing aspects about Mulbarton
Remedial is how many of its past learners and parents still keep in
touch with the school.