Monday, June 20, 2016

KUIERKIDZ LEERSENTRUM HARTBEESPOORT - 2017

Wie is ons?  










Ons Leersentrum is 'n nie-winsgewende organisasie wat kinders en jong volwassenes met breingestremdhede probeer toerus om 'n betekenisvolle bestaan te kan maak. Een tot een terapie word toegepas wat die sentrum se kostes opjaag, en dis ook om die rede dat fondsinsameling en donasies so belangrik is om maandelikse oorhoofse kostes te kan dek. Ons het jou hulp en ondersteuning werklik so nodig! 

Ons droom is om die sentrum uit te brei tot 'n oorslaapfassiliteit en sodoende vir ons kinders n tuiste te kan skep waar hulle veilig kan wees indien ouers nie meer daar is om hulle te versorg nie. 

Op hierdie stadium is ons droom om die perseel, wat ons in Melodie huur, te kan koop teen R1.4 miljoen, en enige donasie daarvoor word geweldig waardeer. Baie dankie. 

Ons skoolhoof, Rene' Coetzee, maak geskiedenis in die land deurdat sy die bestaande programme soos SNAP aanpas vir elke kind om sy eie tekortkominge en uitdagings aan te spreek. Kontak haar gerus vir persoonlike programontwikkeling vir u kind.  Rene' se nr is: 082 789 2572 of nealibra@mweb.co.za 

Kyk gerus na ons happy kidz se 15 min youtube video. 

With English subtitles: https://youtu.be/D5RCiZ1q2a0


Who are we? 

This letter by our principal, Rene' Coetzee, says it all.

Kuierkidz Learning Centre is a holistic independent special needs school situated in Melodie, Hartbeespoort. We combine the best of outdoor and indoor learning activities which promotes the full potential of our learners. We recognize the child as an individual with unique educational and other needs.
Our Centre has a holistic approach for our learners and we follow a therapeutic model where each child has their own individual learning program. SNAP – a special needs adapted program, specially put together keeping their strengths and challenges in mind.
Kuierkidz has a radically different approach than schools of the neuro typically learner.  We recognize their differences and create ample opportunity for them to reach optimal potential. It is our mission to assist, empower and enable our learners with disabilities, regardless of the barriers to learning, to achieve their full potential in a safe, nurturing and caring environment.
We offer one-on-one tutor sessions (20min each) and certain activities are presented in a group of three to four learners. Here at Kuierkidz we can guarantee individual attention. Each learner’s learning program is tailored to his/her needs and keeping in mind their specific strengths as well as challenges. We teach them to become independent and to communicate their needs. Our program starts early morning at 8:15 and ends at 13:15. A full day with two short breaks in between.


Kuierkidz daily program consists of 11 sections – stations as we call it. Each station provides activities for development in the following: Mouth exercises and language drills, Language and communication, Perceptual education, Sensory integration, Life skills and Body image, Fine motor skills and writing activities, Art and creativeness, Roleplay and fantasy, Building blocks and carpet activities, gross motor skills, Outdoor play.
Our main focus is language development, communication, social skills and life skills with sensory integration throughout. We create opportunities for learners to gain more independence. Toilet routine and movement is a huge challenge to some of them and we focus on social stories to improve that. The program changes with older learners where we then focus more on independence, life skills and vocational skills. Activities such as pottery, gardening, domestic activities are introduced into the program.
We believe in team work where tutor, parent and therapist works together. Happy child…. Happy parent…… happy school! At the moment we have 27 learners enrolled, 19 Tutors, 1 administrative post, 1 kitchen lady and 1 cleaner. Kuierkidz learning center is open 5 days a week from 6am to 6pm daily, as we offer an aftercare program too.  We do not receive any funds from Government or any institution but rely on school fees, sponsors and fundraisers.
This Learning Centre, founded by parents who started small in temporary buildings at Meerhof, has grown into a Learning Centre of note! We are proud to say that we have moved forward and really worked hard to make a difference in the lives of special needs children as well as in our community. Our motto quoted by John Ruskin
    

Education is leading human
souls to what is best, and making
what is best out of them; and
these two objects are always
attainable together, and by the
same means; the training which
makes men happiest in
themselves also makes
them most sociable amongst others.
                           John Ruskin

DONATIONS ALWAYS WELCOME TO KEEP OUR DOORS OPEN: 
KUIERKIDZ BANK ACCOUNT: STANDARD BANK HARTBEESPOORT: 
NR. 015061108
Epos: kuierkidz101@gmail.com of selnr. 079 626 9859.NPO nr. 083-526PBO nr. 930054687


THANK YOU!

This is how we rap!!- Please watch! - We rap for funds: https://youtu.be/1XyKlFvNY9s






















Monday, May 23, 2016

VRYDAG IS PRETDAG BY KUIERKIDZ

Elke Vrydag is groot pret by die Kuierkidz want dan kom oom Johannes met sy groot bus en laai almal op en rol daai wiele van hom tot by die Oewerklub waar die kinders lekker uitstappies geniet - hulle doen enigiets van perdry tot braai tot kleiwerk en hou elke keer lekker piekniek. Dankie vir die tutors en skoolhoof Rene' Veertjie wat met soveel geduld en liefde ons kinders so baie bederf!! Ons luv julle!! Hier is 'n paar foto's van hierdie uitstappies: