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Occupational Phase

Curriculum for Occupational Phase at Via Nova School

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Principal: Ms EJ Sarpong

Phases: 5

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The Occupational Phase is the biggest phase in the school. We have approximately 130 learners in this phase. Ages range between 16 to 18 years old.

There are 9 classes in this phase

  • 4 Afrikaans; and
  • 5 English classes


  • Miss B Masuku (Departmental Head)
  • Mrs. C Coetzee (Phase Guardian)
  • Mrs. S de Jager
  • Mrs. A Foxcroft
  • Mrs. E Nel
  • Miss A Wentzel
  • Miss A Marais
  • Mr. L van Zyl
  • Mr. N Mchunu

Academic subjects taught: Home Language Afrikaans and English, Mathematics,

First Additional Language Afrikaans and English, Life Skills, Natural Science.

Skills taught: Art, Hospitality Studies, Needlework, Woodwork, Computers

In the phase the learners create projects in each skill.


Talitha Kumi Street , East Lynn, Pretoria, Gauteng

School Hours

Monday to Thursday 7:30 – 14:00
Friday 7:30 – 13:30

Phone & Email

+27 (0)12 800 1171/2/3


18 may 2021

Principal Birthday

friday, 2 april

Good Friday

monday, 5 April

Family Day

skill taught

occupational phase

Art, Hospitality Studies, Needlework, Woodwork, Computers.  In the phase the learners create projects in each skill.


The purpose of Hospitality Studies is to equip learners with the necessary skills to make simple dishes and to prepare them to deal with basic household duties. These skills can empower them in the future to generate a self-sustained lifestyle.


The focus of the Arts and Crafts Skills Centre is to stimulate the learners’ creativity. It also provides learners with the opportunity to develop entrepreneurial skills and to create items to sell, in order to generate money for a self-sustained life.


The aim of this subject is to equip students with the necessary skills to make simple items and to do repairs on clothing, in order to generate a possible income in the future.


At the Woodwork Centre, the skill of carpentry is taught to the learners, by means of creative and alternative methods. The aim of the course is to provide the learners with skills that could be utilized as a means of income to be self-sustainable.


The internal and external training programs are an integral part of the School-to-Work training program. Although not all the learners can benefit from the program, the aim is to involve as many learners as possible. The learners are introduced to different job tasks within the protected environment of the school. In their final year the learners, participate in the external work training program.

Every Tuesday and Thursday learners in their final year (18 years of age), participate in the external work training program. In this instance they get the opportunity to do “job shadowing” with a designated employee at a business in close proximity to the school.

Businesses volunteer to assist with the training program without any financial gain for themselves. At the end of the year each learner, who completes the program receives a Curriculum Vitae to assist them in finding appropriate employment after school.

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contact information

Talitha Kumi Street , East Lynn, Pretoria, Gauteng
PO Box 15349, Lynn East, 0039
+27 (0)12 800 1171/2/3