workshops

Metalwork

Learners are exposed to metalworking skills and processes that will make our learners employable at the end of their fourth year. The following skills are taught:-

Measuring and marking, cutting using hand tools and machines, bending and shaping using power rollers, bending brakes and stakes, filing, riveting, screw-cutting, drilling and boring , welding using arc, mig and gas. Learners are exposed to lathe-work to a limited level.

Learning is also through production as learners at senior level make gates, burglar bars, garden tools and furniture, coffee tables and various small items needed in the home. Learners are equipped with the basic skills to start work at entry level to most metalworking jobs.

Carpentry

Learners are exposed to basic woodwork and carpentry through basic project and jobs around the school. Learners at the first and second year are exposed to basic woodwork with emphasize on use of tools and machines formeasuring, marking and cutting. Processes like chiselling, drilling, joint-work, filing, sanding, planning, gluing, varnishing and machining are learnt through the making of projects.

The carpentry skills are learnt in the senior years, learners are taught carpentry skills like roofing, gutters, ceiling, doors and door frames, fitting hinges and mortise locks, skirting, cornices, cabinet making and formwork for construction.

Building

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Learners are exposed to the tools and equipment used in the building industry. Learners are exposed to the skills of building using various brick bonds to build a small wall, braai stand, seating benches and concrete flooring. Senior learners are exposed tosetting-out and marking foundations, building a small house with doors, windows, and plastering of walls. Learners are taught to build brick piers, columns, round walls and arches.

Plumbing

Learners are exposed to basic tools, equipment and skills needed to be a plumber. The following skills are taught: – measuring, marking, cutting, stripping and assembly of fittings, connecting fittings to baths basins, geysers, sinks and showers. Building in baths and showers with all fittings. Building in and connecting a new toilet and basins to supply. Connecting a geyser with all fittings to a supply. Construction of manhole and the connection to manholes.Repairs and maintenance of all plumbing equipment.

Cutting, soldering and thread cutting of galvanized pipes, copper pipes and PVC pipes. Learners should be able to do basic plumbing repairs and maintenance once they have completed their studies.

Motor Vehicle Repairs

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Learners are exposed to the tools, equipment and testing devices used by mechanics. The following skills are learnt: – reading and use of testing equipment like venier callipers, cylinder leakage tester, timing light, diagnostic testing, hydrometer,and multi-meter and battery tester. Learners are taught to strip and assemble engine components and parts, servicing and repair of vehicles and their component parts.

Learners should be able to do basic service and repairs to a vehicle at the end of their study. Learners learn through hands on approach.

Panel beating

Our learners are exposed to the tools and equipment used by Panel beaters. Learners acquire skills through a hands-on approach. The following skills are learnt in the Panel beating workshop: measuring, marking, cutting, hammering, filing,and pulling out dents, knocking out dents, application of body filler, primer and paint to surfaces.
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Learners are required to strip, repair and replace car body parts to a satisfactory level.

Maintenance

In the Maintenance centre learners are taught skills to prepare them to do basic repairs around the home and garden. Learners learn skills in building, plumbing, carpentry electrical and metalworking. The learner should be able to tackle maintenance jobs like painting, glazing, tiling, connecting and repairs to electrical fittings and appliances, repairs to gates and burglar bars, repairs to furniture, repairs to all plumbing problems around the home and basic building and repairs to garden walls and mixing and repairs to concrete work.

Agriculture

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Learners are exposed to tools, equipment and skills needed in the agricultural sector and general gardening around the home. Learners are taught skills in soil preparation, planting seasons and planting techniques , caring for crop, application of fertilizers, pest control and disease control, Learners are also taught to make their own compost heaps.

Learners are taught to plant and care for fruit trees. Poultry production is taught on a small scale.