The school started as a play center in 1978 by 5 parents who needed a safe, educational, and stimulating environment for their children. St Cyprians’ Church in Retreat made their hall available to the parents and learners.
Blouvlei School has 185 learners with Severe Intellectual Disability (SID) as the primary disability and some with varying secondary disabilities.
Blouvlei School caters for learners with Severe Intellectual Disability and at times a physical disability is the secondary need. The focus is on celebrating the abilities and successes of the learners.
All learners learn in a safe and nurturing environment. The differentiated SID CAPS Curriculum which includes First and Additional Languages, Mathematics, Life Skills, Creative Arts, and our three Electives are Agriculture, Consumer Studies and Ancillary Health Care.
We are blessed that you have entrusted us with the education of your special child. Our Motto: Embracing Diversity . We strive to nurture our learners to reach their full potential and to live independent lives with dignity We endeavor to support and inform our parents and the broader community about learners with special needs.