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Prinshof School


To provide excellent and relevant specialized training and education to visually impaired and blind learners.

  1. To provide specialized education and training according to relevant laws, regulations, and policy indicators of the educational authorities.
  2. To provide and coordinate hostel boarding facilities, learner-transport, medical and auxiliary services.
  3. To train and educate learners optimally taking into consideration their abilities, talents, interests, and individual needs.
  4. To strive, during the process of education, to maintain, teach and set an example regarding morally accountable norms and values and to lead learners to responsible decision-making and self-empowerment.



  1. To lead and guide learners to an appreciation of respect for their own culture as well as that of others to cultivate respect for the human rights of all people.
  2. To equip staff on all levels continuously, to qualify them for their task and incorporate them in the decision-making process to utilize their abilities, talents, and interests in the visually impaired learner.
  3. To establish a partnership with all stakeholders in the education and training of learners, strengthened by a spirit of mutual and deliberate cooperation, to facilitate the process of learning and self-development.
  4. To guide learners into adulthood within an environment of unconditional love and acceptance through excellent and efficient teaching.

To become a resource center supporting the process of inclusion.








Jan 1954Established a school for visually handicapped pupils
March 1957Committee is Nominated
April 1958The Van Schalkwyk Report
September 1962The Department approves the establishment
Feb 1963Prinshof School for the Partially Sighted Pupils
May 1967Committee is Nominated
April 1979The first matriculation class
October 1981The Department approves the establishment
Bus routes include:
  • Pretoria North
  • Pretoria East
  • Pretoria South / Centurion
  • Pretoria West
Lotus Gardens
Prinshof School has a feeding scheme providing balanced meals during break times. Learners receive parcels with non-perishable items once a term.
  • 7 hostels housing learners living outside the school’s perimeters.
  • Meals are included in the hostel fees.
  • Rooms are fitted with a bed, mattress, and a lockable cupboard for each learner.
Prinshof School Magnet Music Centre offers Braille Music to the learners of Prinshof School. Large print is also offered at the Centre.

Learners may choose from the following instruments:

Piano, Recorder and Voice Training, Guitar and African Drums.


● White short sleeve school shirt
● Grey trousers
● Grey socks
● Black school shoes
● Black belt
● School tie (compulsory in winter)
● Beanie (ONLY Prinshof beanie is allowed)
● Navy blue pullover or v-neck jersey
● Quantec jacket (sold at the school or blazer - from Select Outfitters in Queenswood)


● White long sleeve school shirt
● Navy skirt with navy tights (white socks may be worn under the tights) OR
● Grey trousers (ONLY during winter)
● Black school shoes
● School tie (compulsory in winter)
● Beanie (ONLY Prinshof beanie is allowed)
● Navy blue pullover and/or v-neck jersey
● Quantec jacket (sold at the school or blazer - from Select Outfitters in Queenswood)

Boys - Summer Uniform

● White short sleeve school shirt
● Grey school pants (long or short)
● Grey socks
● Black belt
● School tie (optional in summer)
● Navy blue pullover or v-neck jersey (optional)

Girls - Summer Uniform

● White short sleeve school shirt
● Navy skirt with white socks (navy tights compulsory)
● Black school shoes
● School tie (optional in summer)
● Navy blue pullover or v-neck jersey (optional)

School uniform items available to buy from school:

school fees:

School fees:

R9 300 per year

Hostel fees:

R14 200 per year

Bus transport fees:

R5 000 per year

School Management Team:

Ms. CC Swart


Ms. C Geyer

Deputy principal of Primary school, Section for Special Education and SID section:

Ms. H van Tonder

Deputy principal of High School:

“The advancement of knowledge must be translated into increasing health and education for the children.”

― Herbert Hoover.

Our School Governing Body

Observation is the first and most powerful step towards changing teaching practices. Daily observation reveals a wealth of information about students, their competencies and skills, and the work of the teacher.

George Mbuthia


Gerdine Labuschagne


Michael Baloyi


Faith Bokale


Johny Leso


Simon Mahlangu


Vanessa Sofianos


Denise Price


Aurora Pretorius


Douglas Shirinda

Member of staff:

Lesedi Centane


Zanele Zulu


Rev Francois Esterhuizen


Tommy Lemkuhl

Blind SA:

Zelma Diedericks

Finance officer:

"We are always ready to assist, Leave us your contact numbers and we will call you back."

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