“It takes a village to raise a child.” - African proverb
At DreamTree, we are committed to making a difference in the lives not only of our learners, but throughout our community. This is facilitated through our extensive partnerships and associations, for which we are enormously grateful, together with various inhouse initiatives.
Partnerships and Associations
The Living Link
A non-profit organisation that supports the inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities into society and facilitates their transition from school to work to independent living.
Specialising in early intervention for young learners on the autism spectrum.
Pets as Therapy (PAT)
Therapeutic visits by pet owners who volunteer to take their pets (mainly dogs) to visit people in various establishments including special needs schools. There is much scientific evidence indicating that interaction between people and pets is therapeutic physically, emotionally, psychologically and socially.
Tina Cowley Reading Centre
“We understand that a learning problem is a reading problem.”
Some of these issues are related to Phonological processing, letter recognition, deciphering the alphabet and speech and language problems. These are just some of the difficulties addressed by the Tina Cowley Reading Centre, that our learners benefit from.
Cape Autism Charity Trust (CACT)
Founded by Paul and Henriette Hubers in 2007, CACT is a non-profit organisation dedicated to raising awareness and funds in order to provide for the needs of children diagnosed with Autism in The Western Cape.
Kinderkentics students from Stellenbosch University gain practical experience by working with the children at DreamTree. The school is also involved in various research initiatives conducted by the university.
The DreamTree is situated on the Somerset College campus, an independent coeducational private school situated in the beautiful winelands of the Western Cape.
DreamTree offers all its learners the opportunity to receive additional therapy on site (at the discretion of the school and at an additional cost).
Held twice per annum, DreamTree Open Days provide the perfect chance to explore and discover the various opportunities available to special needs learners. Contact us to find out more, and to book your space.
Feeling overwhelmed, or in need of some clarity? Our experienced team of special needs educators are on hand to answer your queries and offer support