P.O. Box 2817


Tel: (012) 328-4170

Fax: (012) 328-4540


Fax: (012) 328-4540



Prinshof School, situated in the Pretoria Central Business District, provides quality, specialised education to blind and partially sighted learners from across the country. A number of learners from other African countries also receive tuition at the school.

Most of the learners follow the mainstream curriculum from Gr R up to Gr 12. Learners with additional impairments are accommodated in the Section for Special Education. A total of 400 learners are currently enrolled at the school of 207 are boarders in 7 hostels on the school grounds.

The vision of the school is to provide excellent and relevant specialised education to visually impaired learners from all cultures in accordance with the constitutional rights of every individual. The school is dual medium and the language of teaching and learning are Afrikaans and English.

Partially sighted learners receive their learning material and assessment in the font which is best suited to their eye condition while blind learners receive theirs in braille. All learners qualify for additional time concession to complete tests and examinations and some benefit from the use of amanuenses. Low-vision aids are available in classrooms and basic mobility instruction and white cane training are provided to blind learners.

The school is very proud of the fact that for the past 20 years the matriculants have achieved 100% pass rate. The subjects offered include Mathematics, Mathematical Literacy, Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, Business Studies, Economics, Consumer Studies and Computer Applications Technology. After completing Grade 12, many learners continue their studies at tertiary institutions while others enter employment in the open labour market.

Extramural activities offered at school include IT, choir, music lessons, ballroom dancing, hip-hop dancing, gumboots, drumming, soccer, athletics, judo and swimming.

The Mission of the School is to:

The distribution of cultures at the school is as follows:

Black learners: 74%

White learners: 20%

Coloured: 4%

Other: 2%

We invite you to make an appointment to visit the school and make a commitment to be part of a disabled learner's life.


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