Our School: Sparrow Combined Technical Skills School

Situated in Sophiatown, The Sparrow Combined Technical Skills School is an accredited institution providing fundamental and vocational training to learners with remedial needs, thus enabling them to access jobs in which they would be trained to excel. The Combined Technical Skills school emerged as a pathway for our learners exiting the Foundation School and seeking to further their education. It also provided and opportunity for learners to enter into the Sparrow FET College.

The Combined Technical Skills School has recently received the Umalusi accreditation, which you can read about in our previous post (http://sparrowschoolsblog.co.za/2018/01/15/sparrow-combined-technical-high-school-receives-umalusi-accreditation/) this achievement ensures that Sparrow continuously provides quality education to our students and enables the school to monitor and evaluate education practices effectively in order to align with the correct framework and requirements set before the council.

Finally, at Combined, our learners are provided with the necessary occupational skills, enabling them to attain an NQF level 1 qualification within the duration of four years. Like the Foundation School, the Combined School adopts a learner-centered approach, as we teach towards potential, and are constantly mindful of individual learner strengths and weaknesses.

Our School: Sparrow Foundation School

Sparrow Foundation School emerged as an influx of learners grew and Sparrow needed larger premises to accommodate our children as well acknowledging the demand for children coming from disadvantaged homes to have access to education, specifically children with remedial needs and barriers to learning. As specialised schools with remedial teaching and learning facilities are often not easily accessible to the community, Sparrow aimed to provide affordable education to those who are unable to access those specialised services.





Sparrow Foundation School offers accredited learning from Grades 1-7 and provides services such as an educational psychologist, counselors and onsite speech therapy which contribute to a holistic learning environment that adheres to emotional and academic progress.  At the school, learners experience a hands-on approach to learning where they are assessed based on their improvements rather than a typical grading system. The school inspires to be attentive to an individual’s strengths and weakness and provide extra-mural activities such as pottery, drums, sewing and sports amongst others in order to allow our students to better their cognitive abilities and motor skills.