27 October 2011 - Gholf day
The gholfday was a huge succes and we are proud of the learners which represented us and came third!
Our SA Athletes
Our learners proudly represented us at the SA Athletics. Click here to see photos of this and other sport events!
22 - 31 August 2011 - Deaf Awareness Campaign
We want to thank our sponsors for making this campaign possible.
16 -19 June - Reunion!!
It's time again for our 5 year REUNION and all are welcome to join us at De la Bat School from Thursday, 16 June to Saturday, 19 June. Events are held at the De la Bat Hall where teachers and scholars can meet, old friends can get together and new friends can be made.
11 Sept 2010 - Spring Tea
This event, organised by Theresa Theron, is held every year to promote De La Bat School to the rest of South Africa. Our guest of honour was premier of the Western Cape, Me Helen Zille, as well as the well-known writer, Johan Bakkes. Guests were entertained by a story in sign language, a speech by ms Helen Zille, a reading by Johan Bakkes from his new book and a delicious dinner.
This year is characterized with the speed at which it started. This includes the pain that growth and change brought with it. We cannot really be prepared in the true sense of the word for what might happen to us. The earth quakes and tsunami of New Zeeland and Japan emphasized that. In a sense it also happened to us.
Extended interest for placement from the greater Cape Town communities serves testimony to the quality of our service. This pressurizes our resources and staff as the support does not accompany the intake. However, our friends continue to open their hearts and pockets in order for our continuance. The very am-billious Sign Language Project is strongly on course. Fund raising is executed more focused and professionally. Modernizing of classes with technology progresses well.
All will be but in vain without children and staff. For 130 years they remain the most precious reasons why we are here. We thank all our friends, donors,supporters as well as ataff who enabled us this year to provide sustainable services that makes us a school of excellence.
After 130 years we are able to say the following about the predecessors of De la Bat:
“Every great institution is the lengthened shadow of a single man.”