Our parents and families are an essential component of our learner’s achievements and the school reform. At DreamTree good communication between teachers and parents is fundamental.
Weekly e-mails and scheduled IEDP meetings with parents, keep parents up to date and involved their child’s progress and growth strategies moving forward. Our parents are active members in their child’s growth, contributing towards the progress in their child’s Development programme.
DreamTree created a parent whatapp group, administered by one of our parents. On this platform school related information and communication is shared. Parents are also encouraged to use this platform to share valuable information, advice and use as a bonding tool.
"Parents of children with special needs create their own world of happiness and believe in things that others cannot yet see" - Anonymous
Hear what some of our parents have to say….
Elton & Sherolene De Klerk
Ceazer was enrolled in Dream Tree in 2018. At that time he was 6 years of age and heavily speech delayed. We as his parents were at wits end since he was our first and only child at that time. We were clueless and hopeless regarding Ceazer's future. The Dream Tree was God send, the teachers are angels and were of greatest help and assistance in our lifes. Ceazer has grown not only physically but emotionally, speech wise and basically everything about him has improved over the years. When we leave our boy in the morning we know he is in good hands as all the teachers are loving and caring and they go beyond their calling. We as parents are not one day sorry that we enrolled him in this school, we never up until today had any problems regarding the way Ceazer has been taught. We believe our boy still has a lot inside of him that only The Dream Tree can discover. I can recommend this school to anyone who want what is best for their children.
Francois and Jenny Geldenhuys
We have been incredibly fortunate to have our 7 year old son, Tommy, attend the Dream Tree school over the past 2 years! It has been an amazing experience to become part of the Dream Tree family, and to see our son find his feet and grow into the confident and happy boy he is today! He absolutely loves his school, is so happy to go there every morning, and is thriving in an environment where he feels accepted and understood. The wonderful dedication and care for each and every child can be seen in all that Elaine and her amazing staff do with such passion for the school. The individual needs of the child are always a priority, and there is an adaptive and flexible approach to the support for each child. Dream Tree is by far the best school we could hope for, for Tommy, and is the perfect school to assist us in providing him with the help that he needs. Thank you to Elaine and all the Dream Tree teachers who are all so wonderfully supportive to us as parents too, providing much needed reassurance and guidance along the way!
The Staff at Dream Tree are absolutely amazing. They are kind and loving, most importantly, they encourage our six year old son, Jason to learn and try new skills. They have the ability to understand each child’s learning style and needs. Jason exceeded our expectations this year with his literacy and numeracy skills, but most of all, his improvement in his emotional behavior. The relationship and support between the teachers, parents and the children is truly remarkable. We are so proud and blessed to be a part of this very special family.
Dream Tree is as special as it's name suggests. My daughter has just flourished under the love and support that she receives there. The staff are all dedicated beyond the call of duty and each and every child is so loved. Thank you Dream Tree for accepting my daughter, helping her to achieve her goals and for the endless support that you give.
Important dates for Parents
15 Jan 2020 - School open
24 Jan 2020 - Dentist Dr Fritz Claassen @ 8:30
31 Jan 2020 - Henties puppet show @ 9:00
14 Feb 2020 - Valentine’s day picnic and dress up
20 Feb 2020 - School photo Day
20 Mar 2020 - School close @ 11:00
21 Mar 2020 - Public Holiday
1-3 Apr 2020 - Autism awareness week and activities (Cancelled)
9 Apr 2020 - Easter hunt and activity day (Cancelled)
10 Apr 2020 - Public Holiday
13 Apr 2020 - Public Holiday
24 Apr 2020 - Reptile Show (Postponed - date to be confirmed)
27 Apr 2020 - Public Holiday
1 May 2020 - Public Holiday
8 May 2020 - Mother’s Day event at school (Cancelled)
29 May 2020 - Grandparents Day event at school (Cancelled)
1 June 2020 - School open
15 &16 Jun 2020 - Public Holiday
16 Jul 2020 - Wonderdal outing (Cancelled - will take place next year)
17 Jul 2020 - Science day
10 Aug 2020 - Public Holiday
11-14 Aug 2020 - Holiday program
1 Sep 2020 onward - IEDP meetings
17 Sep 2020 - ART evening (cancelled - will take place next year)
21 Sep 2020 - Report and books go home
23 Sep 2020 - Reports and books return to school
23 Sep 2020 - School closes @ 11:00
24 Sep 2020 - Public Holiday
5 Oct 2020 - School open
7 Oct 2020 - Halli – Fire safety production (cancelled - will take place next year)
19 Nov 2020 - DreamTree end of year concert (cancelled - will take place next year)
27 Nov 2020 - School outing to Wild Wild West (cancelled - will take place next year)
11 Dec 2020 - Reports and books go home
14 Dec 2020 - Reports and books return to school
15 Dec 2020 - School closes @ 11h00 (No Holiday program)
16 Dec 2020 - Public Holiday