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How it all started!

Before 18 January 1961, learners
with special educational needs in Port Elizabeth completed their education at various primary schools. Difficult circumstances,
poor facilities and lack of
specialised equipment necessitated the establishment of a separate
school which was named Westview Special Secondary School. The initial school building housed only 240
learners and fifteen educators.
Today we have 736 learners and 51 educators.

Where we Are!

Today we have 736 learners and 51 educators. We have 11 technical workshops and adequate academic classes. 

How you can Help!

We are forever increasing our learner enrollment while striving to expand our programmes. This inevitability means that our growth exceeds the funding we receive. We could therefor always use more help.

Our Leaders

Mr PC. van Rooyen


Mr T.J. Carlson

Deputy Principal: Technical

Mrs C. Meuwesen

Deputy Principal: Academic

Letter From The Principal

Dear Parent/Guardian

A hearty welcome to Westview School of Skills, one of only three Schools for Skills Education in the Eastern Cape. Our school has been playing a leading role in the provision of vocational skills training for learners with special educational needs for more than fifty-five years. This success is attainable through the commitment of our devoted staff members and hard work of our disciplined learners.

With the loyal support of all role-players, we endeavor to build and improve on the successes of the past. I trust that the ideals and dreams you cherish for the future of your children will be realised at this school. I am positive that with the co-operation and support of all stakeholders, we can create a prosperous future for all our children.

This Prospectus contains vital information you need to orientate and support your child on this four-year journey at Westview School of Skills.

In addition, you might enjoy viewing our Facebook page at:  Westview School PE 

Mr P.C. van Rooyen

Heads of department

Westview School has three HOD’s in the Academic Department and three HOD’s in the Technical Department. The Head of Department is required to lead, manage and develop the department to ensure it achieves the highest possible standards of excellence in all its activities. 

Mr. J van Zyl

Academic department

Mrs Z. Gobodo

Academic department

Mrs M. Davids

Academic department

Mr. C. Joubert

Technical department

Mrs M. Osborne

Technical department

Mr. C. Barnardo

Technical department

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