The Learner Support Centre (LSC) comprises of 5 Occupational Therapists, 2 Speech and Language Therapists, 1 Physiotherapist and 1 Nursing Sister. The LSC provides the following services to the learners and parents of the school:

  • Individual and Group Therapy
  • Planning and Organisation of fundraising events
  • Swimming programme
  • Sports Events
  • Admission Process
  • Administration of medication and ensuring the wellness of learners
  • Basic First Aid

Head of Learner Support Centre: Ms R. Alli

Our High Care Unit accommodates learners on the Autistic Spectrum. It consists of Early Childhood Development 1, Early Childhood Development 2, Reception and Senior class. All learners work from an independent education programme specifically developed according to the child’s individual needs by our highly skilled educators. The classroom capacity is kept to a minimum, and receive support from teacher assistants.

Head of High Care Unit: Mrs. M. Philips

The Intermediate and Senior Phase comprises of Grade 4, 5, 6 and 7. Our learners in the senior phase receive specialised support and guidance from our highly qualified educators, therapists and teacher assistants. They receive education as prescribed by the national curriculum, where possible, and able to work to an individual education programme allowing them to learn at their own pace. Learners and parents receive guidance on the options of further education and training.

The Intermediate and Senior Phase consists of two departments.

Head of Intermediate and Senior Phase 1: Mrs M. Taylor (acting)
Head of Intermediate and Senior Phase 2: Mrs M. Taylor


The Foundation Phase comprises of Grade R, 1, 2 and 3. It is made up of an enthusiastic and dedicated team of educators and Teacher Assistants. Although St. Raphael’s School is a school catering for special needs, our learners follow the mainstream academic curriculum, and ensures that each learner develops holistically.

The parents and the school play a vital role in the learner’s development. Parents are encouraged to play an active role in the education of their children, and to communicate with the educators if required. Parents receive academic progress reports at the end of every term, and therapy progress reports twice annually.

All learners receive weekly individual and group Occupational Therapy, and Speech Language or Physiotherapy where indicated. The foundation phase consists of two departments.

Head of Foundation Phase 1: Ms A. Seosunkur
Head of Foundation Phase 2: Mrs R. Peters