tswellang special school

Tswellang Special School

Tswellang Special School is a school for learners with physical disabilities. We strive to equip our learners with the skills to excel and to be well rounded, contributing members of the society.
RespectRespect is a way of treating or thinking about something or someone. If you respect your teacher, you admire her and treat her well. People respect others who are impressive for any reason, such as being in authority — like a teacher or cop — or being older — like a grandparent.

HonestyHonesty is a facet of moral character that connotes positive and virtuous attributes such as integrity, truthfulness, straightforwardness, including straightforwardness of conduct, along with the absence of lying, cheating, theft, etc. Honesty also involves being trustworthy, loyal, fair, and sincere.

ResponsibilityResponsibility means you do the things you are supposed to do and accept the results of your actions.
A responsibility: something you are expected to do.
Being responsible: doing the things you are supposed to do.
Accepting responsibility: taking the praise or the blame for something you have done.

DiligenceDiligence is defined as determination and careful effort. An example of diligence is a person who does a job efficiently and takes care of little details.


Tswellang Special School Classroom

Academic Stream

Grade R - Grade 9

Learner Support Services

Grade LSS 1 – 8 and Vocational Class


Application Forms

Download here

Media Permission Form

Download here

Tswellang Special School is a public school that provides mainstream education and learners support services to physical challenges learners from Grade R to Grade 9. This school is intended for learners who need high levels of support. The language of learning and teaching is Sotho from Grade R to Grade 9 and English from Grade 4 to 9. Learners can be admitted to Grade R in the year that they turn 5 providing their date of birth is on/before the 3oth June. There are factors that prohibit admission as explained in the Admission Policy of the school. Recourses available, the following learners may be admitted:
  • Any physical disability as primary diagnosis
  • Other primary diagnosis resulting in secondary impairments such as diabetes and cancer.
  • A temporary physical impairment that needs specific support for the period of time leading to recovery.
The District Based Support Team for Inclusive Education refers learners for screening by and placement in Tswellang School. Their offices are situated on the corner of Aliwal Street and Charlotte Maxeke Street in Bloemfontein. The purpose of screening is to determine whether a learner is a candidate for Tswellang Special School and is done by the Tswellang Multi-disciplinary Screening Team. This team consists of the following disciplines:
  • Professional Nurse
  • Educator
  • Social Worker
  • Speech Therapist
  • Occupational
  • Therapist
  • Physiotherapist
After the screening the outcome is discussed in a meeting with the District Based Support Team from Inclusive Education.
  1. Specific learning barriers without physical barriers
  2. Learners with severe cognitive barriers
  3. Behaviour that prevents a learner to learn in a group situation like:
    • Uncontrolled ADHD
    • Autism
    • Learners who present with severe behaviour and/or bizarre behaviour
  4. Severe medical condition
  5. Total blindness
  6. Total deafness (not be able to benefit from a hearing aid , non-verbal an poor communication)
  7. Feeding difficulties such as:
    • Unable to chew and swallow regular food
    • At risk of aspiration
    • Tube feeding

School Uniform

Girls Skirt with Logo

Small – Large R 245.00

Boys Shorts with Logo

Small – R90.00
Large – R115.00

Golf Shirt with Logo

Small – R125.00
Large – R160.00

Tracksuit with Logo

Small – R490.00
Large – R560.00

Long Sleeve T-Shirt

Small – R65.00
Large – R90.00

Extra-curricular Activities

We offer a variety of extra – curricular activities to the learners
Soccer ball


We offer a number of different sports.The will to compete and to succeed are in our learners’ nature

Our strong athletic program where the learners compete consists of track and field items such as shotput, discus, javelin, 100, 200 and 400 meters running.

The boccia players have a very strong record and is growing each year.

The wheelchair rugby works closely with the Mustangs where they are blesses to get coaching from the best.

Other sport activities that we offer are table tennis, badminton, basketball, soccer and chess.

During the March to April holidays, the learners compete at the SA Championships where we clamed a number of South African records.

Sport provides our learners with the opportunity to show the world that the only disability is a negative attitude.


We offer a number of cultural activities to assist in the holistic development of our learners’ and to encourage lively participation in the cultural practices of their communities. These activities include choir, traditional dancing and Indigenous games.

Leadership Development

Caleigh Campaign

The aim of the Caleigh Campaign is to teach learners from mainstream schools about the specific needs of disabled learners and how to raise funds for severely disabled learners.

Each year four learners from Tswellang School are selected to attend the monthly sessions at St. Andrews school. The sessions are also attended by learners from varies schools in Bloemfontein.

Events Calendar

September 2021


Verna Vorster


Kelebogile Mohlomi

Girls Hostel
Deputy Superintendent

Grace Masisi

Boys Hostel
Deputy Superintendent
Two hostels are available for learners outside Bloemfontein. These two hostels can accommodate ninety learners. Learners are not automatically admitted in the hostels. A hostel assessment is done before a learner may be admitted to the hostels. The following factors may prohibit a learner from admission to the hostel:

Girls Hostel Parents

Mpho Goodman

Bella Shokwe

Modiehi Monoto

Frieda Kula

Boys Hostel Parents

Dimakatsu Ntholeng

Masego Khlahlane

Nthabileng Ndima

Pulane Jokwane

Contact Us