Our School

Junior & Senior Phases

Junior Phase

Chrysalis School’s Junior Phase specialises in providing an enriched environment and tailored curriculum in which children from ages 3 to 12 years with both physical and developmental disorders disabilities can flourish as they prepare to enter a formal schooling system or remedial programme. Also, we provide on-site therapeutic interventions integrated within our adapted curriculum program.

Children are provided with personalised instruction, necessary adaptations, valuable learning opportunities and the freedom to develop their unique personalities and talents.

Our Day-Programs are structured to include stimulation in all the following areas:

  • Gross motor coordination
  • Fine motor coordination
  • Visual-motor coordination
  • Cognition and perception
  • Sensory function
  • Social skills
  • Communication/speech development (with a special focus on Alternative and Augmentative Comunication)

Our school program includes group therapy sessions in Occupational Therapy, Music Therapy and Speech Therapy. These group therapies are included in the school fee. Individual therapies such as Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Music Therapy are also offered on site outside of the school fee structure. Extramural activities are also provided at the school, such as horse riding and swimming lessons.

Chrysalis School strives to provide a loving, caring and encouraging atmosphere in which children can develop life skills and enhance their capabilities. In this way, we equip them successfully for their future.

Senior Phase

Chrysalis School’s Senior Phase is the next step for our learners from our Junior Phase, who are not able to bridge into a formal schooling system. This phase caters for teenagers from 12 to 18 years and focuses on:

  • Quality of life
  • Life skills
  • Self-care
  • Literacy
  • Prevocational skills
  • General communication skills with various methods of input

At the Senior Phase, we strive to provide an environment where our learners can learn to plant a vegetable garden, prepare their own food and beverages, learn how to take care of themselves and learn basic prevocational skills. Also, through regular outings to interesting places we provide our class with as many life experiences as possible.

We believe in an open-door policy where the school and parents work together on each learner’s individual goals, with family-led interventions. The school is dual-medium and fully wheelchair accessible.

Our program includes weekly group therapy sessions with an Occupational Therapist and a Music Therapist. Individual therapy is also available but will be billed at medical aid rates.

The Senior Phase is a place of warmth, kindness, passion and love. We welcome any learner with any diagnosis or special need.

Want to find out more?

We'd love to meet with you and discuss options for your child.
Book a site visit below or contact us on 012 348 8087 / info@chrysalisschool.org.za