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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

Year Heads

According to the Education Department Regulation we do not have Grades at Westview, but Years. This is our team of Year Heads: 

Mr. J van Zyl

Year 1

Mrs Z. Gobodo

Year 2

Mrs M. Wienand

Year 3

Latest News

Golf Day 2021

Westview School is hosting a golf day fundraiser on Saturday 13 March at Little Walmer Golf Club. We urgently need donations, sponsors, prizes for a lucky draw and for players.

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