Technical skills are aimed at preparing learners for the job market. Our school workshops simulate the working environment through a system of “training through production.”


The hairdressing course entails both beauty and nail technology. In hairdressing, learners are exposed to skills such as perming, tinting and bleaching, styling, cutting and relaxing of the hair.

In beauty therapy, learners are exposed to skills such as: manicures, pedicures, waxing, eyebrow shaping, eyebrow and eyelash tinting and massage.

In nail tech the learners are exposed to: nail tip application, acrylic and gel applications, silk and fibre applications and nail form extensions.

Leaners are also exposed to skills required for starting and managing a salon.


The subject focuses on developing knowledge, skills, values and attitudes in learners to enable them to become responsible and informed consumers of clothing and to use resources optimally and in a sustainable manner.

Learners are exposed to the tools and equipment used in the sewing industry. Learners are exposed to the skills of sewing using various sewing equipment like sewing machines and overlockers to construct garments of their choice. They are exposed to hand embroidery, patchwork and quilting, knitting, applique and garment construction using commercial patterns. Learners are also taught other skills of laying out patterns, pinning, cutting and hand stitches.

Learners take their articles to the annual Royal Show where their articles are displayed and they win prizes. In their 4th Level, learners go for their job experience for 2 weeks and work in sewing companies. Learners should be able to construct garments using commercial patterns, sewing machines and overlockers at the end of their studies.

Early Childhood Development

In Early Childhood Development learning centre, we prepare our learners for the world of work, to be able to nurture children from ages of 0-5.
Career and occupational opportunities for learners with foundation in ECD include but not limited to:

a) Caregivers
b) Day mothers
c) ADHOC care
d) Teacher assistants in preschools, play schools, nursery or creche, after care or homecare within a family setting.
e) Helpers in the communities/ hospitals/clinics.
f) Au pair.

We take absolute pride in our ‘nurture culture’.


Landscaping is a profession or activity conducted to create awareness about creating gardens for sustainability and for making a substantial living. Combining horticulture and landscaping is exposing a learner to be creative in a process where they learn science and techniques of production, processing and merchandising fruit, vegetables, flowers and medicinal plants. Landscaping equip learners with skills to be self-employed and to work in the agricultural industry.


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.


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 emphasis on use of tools and machines for measuring, marking and cutting. Processes like chiseling, drilling, joint-work, filing, sanding, planning, gluing, varnishing and machining are learnt through the making of projects.

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.


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 to setting-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.


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

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 calipers, 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 a 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.

Learners are required to strip, repair and replace car body parts to a satisfactory level.


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, basic building, repairs to garden walls, mixing and repairs to concrete work.


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.