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About Us

Setting:

Focused is situated in the Southern most corner of KZN in the picturesque rural town of Matatiele, against the backdrop of the majestic Drakensberg Mountains.

Our Mission:

The mission of the organisation is to provide a balanced education in a caring safe environment that will develop each learner's spiritual, intellectual, social, moral and physical abilities and talents to the full.

Our Vision:

The School aims to provide education of a high standard in order to develop and prepare learners for a full and productive life.

Our Style:

  • Compassion

  • Care

  • Concern

  • Communication

Background

Focused was born when in 1999 the founder of the school saw the need for getting attention to many children who, for various reasons, where not being accommodated in the existing schools in Matatiele. Encouraged by one of the local businessmen who made an empty house next to the railway line available, classes were started with sixteen disadvantaged children. Initially, planks over upside down plastic crates had to serve as desks and seats. In spite of the crude furniture, excitement ran high amongst the children. Soon other children off the street of the township joined, until the rooms of the house became too small. A church hall in the township was then made available and the group grew to twenty five. Because of radical response of the learners to the "Blackboard, chalk and talk" System of teaching, parents from the surrounding rural areas applied for their children to be admitted. When the church hall also grew too small, another generous businessman made one of his empty buildings available to accomodate the then sixty five learners. The staff then consisted of the founder, Mr. Nick Martens, who is an experienced, qualified teacher, assisted by two ladies. The list of applications from the rural area became so long that a decision was made to aquire property and develop facilities.

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Our Staff

  • Mr. L van Rooyen

    Principal
    Mathematics
  • Mr. P van der Watt

    Deputy Principal
    Mathematics Literacy
  • Mrs. E van Rooyen

    HOD
    Life Sciences
    Natural Science
  • Mr. M Scheepers

    HOD
    Mathematics
  • Mrs. J Joubert

    HOD
    Grade 2
  • Mrs. T Kani

    EMS
    Bussiness Studies
  • Mr. P Khuphe

    Economics
    Accounting
  • Mr. L Kani

    Physics
    Mathematics
  • Mrs. V McGregor

    Grade R
    Pre-School
  • Mre. H Scheepers

    Afrikaans
  • Mrs. S van der Watt

    Grade 1
  • Mrs A Mkolokotho

    Technology
    Natural Science
  • Mr. W Wessels

    History
    Geography
  • Mrs. P Vollenhoven

    English
  • Miss T Heyneke

    Grade 3
  • Mr. J Joubert

    LO
    Geography
  • Miss L Sefoloko

    Life Skills
  • Miss C James

    English
  • Miss C Walstroom

    Afrikaans
  • Mr. C Walstroom

    Mathematics
    Social Studies
  • David

    Groundsman
  • Caswell

    Groundsman
  • Kabi

    Groundsman
  • Makananelo

    Groundswoman
  • Thulani

    Groundsman