About Us

La Vigne Educational House was established in 2014 as a Private School situated in the heart of Durbanville, Western Cape.

Our Motto

“Porter des Fruits” – translated from French – “Bear Fruit”
John 15:5
“I am the vine; you are the branches.
If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit.
The vineyard: translated to French – “La Vigne”

Our Mission

La Vigne prides itself on providing a well-rounded educational experience for all our learners. Many learners are not coping in mainstream schools, due to various social, academic or emotional reasons that are part of our society today. We strive to educate these learners in a smaller and more intimate environment, to ensure that the learners’ uniqueness and individual needs are understood. This ensures that every learner can develop their own unique abilities and achieve success at their own pace.

Our Vision

La Vigne Educational House is part of a vision to build an
environment for learners where they can learn and thrive in a more home-like atmosphere. We have a strong Christian-ethos. Choosing the right school for your child is vitally important. Most parents want a good education for their children, but they also want them to be happy, feel safe and secure.

Emphasis is placed on Love, Hope and Faith

Love

Love and respect for yourself and others: When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us become better too.

HOPE

Hope, for I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not evil. To give you a FUTURE AND A HOPE.
(Jer.29:11)

Faith

That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

A child is like a butterfly in the wind.

Some can fly higher than others, but each one flies the best it can.

Curriculum, Educational Organisation and Teaching Methods

La Vigne Educational House accepts learners from Grade R to Grade 9. La Vigne Learning Centre partnered with Teneo School for Grade 10 – 12. We are a dual medium school that offers teaching in both Afrikaans and English. We specialize in learners with various learning barriers. The smaller classroom environment is in great demand as learners (with or without learning barriers) excel academically and emotionally.

We adapt our classes and teaching style to suit the individual needs of the learners. Guidance is given to our learners to have a better understanding of the work, thus helping them feel more self-confident and allowing them to take pride in their work.

Why compare one against the other? Each one is different; each one is special; each one is beautiful!

Subjects offered at La Vigne Educational House

We follow the CAPS syllabus as
required by the WCED

Foundation Phase Curriculum (Grade R to Grade 3)

This phase includes four compulsory subjects:
• Home Language
• First Additional Language
• Mathematics
• Life Skills

Intermediate Phase Curriculum (Grade 4 to Grade 6)

This phase includes six compulsory subjects:
• Home Language
• First Additional Language
• Mathematics
• Life Skills
• Natural Sciences and Technology
• Social Sciences

Senior Phase Curriculum (Grade 7 to Grade 9)

This phase includes nine compulsory subjects:
• Home Language
• First Additional Language
• Mathematics
• Natural Sciences
• Social Sciences
• Technology
• Life Orientation
• Creative Arts (Art and Drama)
• Economic and Management Sciences

Small Classes

With fewer learners per class, learners can connect more closely with their peers becoming more confident and comfortable when sharing their ideas and perspectives.

Advantages of studying at La Vigne

Smaller  classes

Our classes from Grade R to Grade 9 have an impressive low learner-teacher ratio of 7:1

Advantages of a smaller classroom environment at La Vigne

  • With fewer learners per class, learners can connect more closely with their peers becoming more confident and comfortable when sharing their ideas and perspectives.
  • Less auditory sensory issues.
  • Learners are able to apply their knowledge they have acquired through participating in discussions and expressing their opinions/views.
  • Teachers are able to focus on the learners’ different learning styles and ensure engagement and understanding of the curriculum.
  • Teachers have more time to individualise their feedback, ensuring that each learner understands and reaches his/her potential.
  • Learner barriers can be recognised and the necessary remedial, support and intervention can be identified.

Extra Mural Activities

We have a diverse range of extra-mural activities offered at the school. 

La Vigne Management Team

We pride ourselves on our high standard of teaching. Learner achievements are accredited to the hard work of both personnel and learners. We have a friendly and co-operative personnel who ensures a loving and caring learning environment. The school emphasizes the quality of education, care, support and guidance given to it’s learners.

We strive to develop each learner’s talents to their full potential and to affrm every learner’s dignity and worth. We value our learners and believe that their time in school should be rewarding and fulfulling.

Braam & Lizel Mitrovich

Braam & Lizel Mitrovich

Directors

Lizel Mitrovich

Lizel Mitrovich

Principal

Theola Kannemeyer

Theola Kannemeyer

Deputy Principal & HOD: Foundation Phase

Wanda Conradie

Wanda Conradie

School Secretary

Deoné Snygans

Deoné Snygans

HOD: Intermediate Phase

Chloe Paxton

Chloe Paxton

HOD: Senior Phase

Teachers

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