Eduplex is a mainstream, parallel-medium school following an inclusive educational programme with separate English and Afrikaans classes, in which deaf and hearing children learn together within facilities custom designed for the specific needs of deaf children. The school places a lot of emphasises on the development of good listening skills, and the differentiated teaching methods ensure that all students reach their own full potential.
The vision and mission
Eduplex serves as a model for inclusive education internationally by offering an extensive curriculum and striving for high academic standards in a fully differentiated programme.
There are currently 680 learners at Eduplex, 80 of whom are deaf. More than half of the deaf learners are from economically disadvantage homes and are dependent on bursaries. The Foundation assists with fundraising initiatives to support these children.
At Eduplex, deaf children are also given optimal support to maximise their learning opportunities as the programme extends beyond academic schooling to include important aspects like: parental guidance, audiological and medical support, maximum use of technology (hearing aids, cochlear implants, FM communication, interactive white boards, etc.) and the training of professionals and students from around the world.
When Nelson Mandela opened the Eduplex Pre-School, in March 2002, he said, “What you are doing here is changing tragedy into triumph”. This is indeed the heart of the Eduplex vision. Eduplex is a Christian school with a Biblical world view.