Overview
Give Today

Just the facts

LOCATION

Swallowcliffe Drive
Ottery
Cape Town
South Africa
7800
Phone: +27 21 704 9400
Email: info@sa.christelhouse.org


KEY STATISTICS

  • Opened: January 2002
  • Annual budget: R49 million
  • Number of students: 973 (Including College & Careers)
  • Grades: 0 – 12
  • Student attendance: 98%
  • Year-to-year retention: 97%
  • Matric Pass Rate after retakes: 100%
  • College & Careers students continuing education, employed or both: 98%
  • Total staff: 71
  • Total program staff: 65
  • Student to teaching and program staff ratio: 11:1
  • Teacher attendance: 98%
  • School year: Mid-January to early December
  • Number of school days: 200
  • Winter school: 5 days

 

STUDENT BODY PROFILE

 
ETHNICITY
  • Black 46%
  • Colored 54%
RELIGION
  • Christian 90%
  • Muslim 10%
GENDER
  • Male 41%
  • Female 59%


ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE

  • 100% Matric (graduation exam) pass rate after retakes
  • 64% of the class met the requirements for admission to bachelor’s degree programs
  • Comparison: State bachelor pass rate is 70% not including retakes
Systemic tests (state achievement test): Grades 3 & 6
  • Math: 72.1% pass
  • Language Arts: 66.8% pass
  • Comparison: State pass rates 42% and 33% respectively
Systemic tests (state achievement test): Grade 9
  • Language Arts: 89% pass
  • Comparison: State pass rate 48%


SERVICES ON SITE

  • Nutritious breakfast and lunch provided
  • Full-time nurse and half day staff nurse on staff; other medical services provided by private physicians or public clinics
  • Immunizations, deworming, vitamin supplements
  • Social workers/counselors (3)
  • College & Careers program supports graduates into postsecondary studies and world of work


EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

  • Saturday STARS program for remediation 20 Saturdays per year
  • Sports, including soccer, volleyball, fencing, cricket
  • Band, music, dance, theater, art


PARENT PROGRAMS

  • Medical screenings
  • Parents’ Committee expands reach into communities
  • 75% volunteer service hours at school
  • Employment skills training

 

Statistics updated in 2014 based on final 2013 academic year data, as reported by the school.