Tulbagh
Steinthal Estate



Steinthal

An Estate for a Classroom!
What is Steinthal?
Steinthal is an Estate with a Children's Development Centre and a Home for the Socially Disadvantaged as well as a Secondary School for Learners with Special Education Needs (LSEN)
The Estate is situated five kilometres from Tulbagh - with the Witzenberg mountains serving as it's backdrop and the mountain streams on the mountain property supply the water needed for the Estate.
Steinthal Estate brings together the legacies of emancipated slaves and that of previously disadvantaged youth. Here they prepare themselves for the challenges and opportunities that the new South Africa offers.
Steinthal - an Estate for a classroom?
Indeed!

It  is the home for more than 200 learners, the largest of it's kind in the Western Cape and is unique because the entire Estate has been utilised to offer an holistic education programme that encompasses;  sound primary and secondary education; all encompassing skills development, cultural and therapeutic programms.
An historical overview of the Estate
In 1842, freed slaves were resettled on the property of G A Zahn, a Rhenish missionary. At approximately the same period, a school was opened. Today the school building is registered as a National Monument under the name, 'G A Zahn Resource Centre' and serves as a useful library and Resource centre for the inhabitants of the Estate.
In 1953, the then Dutch Reformed Mission Church of South Africa took over the Estate. Once the farm and the school had been upgraded, a children's Home was built in 1960/61 for learners of both sexes with social problems and who were desperately in need of care.
The Destructive earthquake at Tulbagh of September 1969,  caused the closure of the institution until 1971. Between 1975 and 1977, it was enlarged to it's present size to accomodate 600 learners. This venture was done in conjunction with the needs of the South African Government.
Between 1995 and 2001, the institution was upgraded to it's present form with an adequate Skills Development Centre. In addition, the farm was and still is being systematically improved to go beyond providing for the needs of the Estate, by commercialising some of it's key development areas which includes the planting of the sought after herb, Buchu. Within this lovely and productive environment, the youth are nurtured into adulthood.
How different is this classroom to that of other schools?
The learners at Steinthal are privileged to have the whole Estate as their classroom. They have a wide range of practical courses to choose from, in addition to Applied Mathematics, English and Afrikaans. A fully professional team of extremely talented and dedicated Educators and Instructors are available to provide general education, skills development and training in various categories, namely;
1) Bricklaying
2) Plumbing
3) Woodwork and Cabinet Making
4) Welding and Metalwork
5) Needlework and Tailoring
6) Agriculture (e.g. Poultry farming and Dairy products)
7) Computer Literacy and Typing
8) Arts and Crafts
9) Painting and Signwriting
10) Home Economics and Catering
11) Pottery
12) Entrepreneurial Skills
Besides these twelve practical courses, Steinthal also offers the normal academic programme as is offered in all other schools in the Western Cape. The major difference is the vast amount of skills training that is offered alongside the academic programme.
We at Steinthal, are proud to make a meaningful difference to the lives of our children and youth. We invite all tourists and friends to come and see for themselves how we nurture the youth of the beautiful province of the Western Cape  to become entrepreneurs of the New South Africa.

TOUR OF ONE HOUR AVAILABLE
Price R15-00 with tea.
Bookings at the Tourism Office
Contact Details:
Steinthal Estate
P O Box 17
Tulbagh,
6820
Western Cape,
South Africa
Principal : Max Swiglaar
Director : Ds Dryer

Tel. +27 23 2300362 (School)
Tel. +27 23 2301031 (Home)
Tel. +27 23 2300668 (Farm)
Fax. +27 23 2301127
Email - steinthal@lando.co.za


An Estate for a Classroom!
 
What is Steinthal?
Steinthal is an Estate with a Poultry Farm, Dairy, Children's Development Centre and a Home for the Socially Disadvantaged as well as a Secondary School for Learners with Special Education Needs (LSEN)
The Estate is situated five kilometres from Tulbagh - with the Witzenberg mountains serving as it's backdrop and the mountain streams on the mountain property supply the water needed for the Estate.
Steinthal Estate brings together the legacies of emancipated slaves and that of previously disadvantaged youth. Here they prepare themselves for the challenges and opportunities that the new South Africa offers.
Steinthal - an Estate for a classroom?
Indeed!
 

It  is the home for more than 200 learners, the largest of it's kind in the Western Cape and is unique because the entire Estate has been utilised to offer an holistic education programme that encompasses;  sound primary and secondary education; all encompassing skills development, cultural and therapeutic programms.
An historical overview of the Estate
In 1842, freed slaves were resettled on the property of G A Zahn, a Rhenish missionary. At approximately the same period, a school was opened. Today the school building is registered as a National Monument under the name, 'G A Zahn Resource Centre' and serves as a useful library and Resource centre for the inhabitants of the Estate.
In 1953, the then Dutch Reformed Mission Church of South Africa took over the Estate. Once the farm and the school had been upgraded, a children's Home was built in 1960/61 for learners of both sexes with social problems and who were desperately in need of care.
The Destructive earthquake at Tulbagh of September 1969,  caused the closure of the institution until 1971. Between 1975 and 1977, it was enlarged to it's present size to accomodate 600 learners. This venture was done in conjunction with the needs of the South African Government.
Between 1995 and 2001, the institution was upgraded to it's present form with an adequate Skills Development Centre. In addition, the farm was and still is being systematically improved to go beyond providing for the needs of the Estate, by commercialising some of it's key development areas which includes the planting of the sought after herb, Buchu. Within this lovely and productive environment, the youth are nurtured into adulthood.
 
How different is this classroom to that of other schools?
The learners at Steinthal are privileged to have the whole Estate as their classroom. They have a wide range of practical courses to choose from, in addition to Applied Mathematics, English and Afrikaans. A fully professional team of extremely talented and dedicated Educators and Instructors are available to provide general education, skills development and training in various categories, namely;
1) Bricklaying
2) Plumbing
3) Woodwork and Cabinet Making
4) Welding and Metalwork
5) Needlework and Tailoring
6) Agriculture (e.g. Poultry farming and Dairy products)
7) Computer Literacy and Typing
8) Arts and Crafts
9) Painting and Signwriting
10) Home Economics and Catering
11) Pottery
12) Entrepreneurial Skills
Besides these twelve practical courses, Steinthal also offers the normal academic programme as is offered in all other schools in the Western Cape. The major difference is the vast amount of skills training that is offered alongside the academic programme.
We at Steinthal, are proud to make a meaningful difference to the lives of our children and youth. We invite all tourists and friends to come and see for themselves how we nurture the youth of the beautiful province of the Western Cape  to become entrepreneurs of the New South Africa.

TOUR OF ONE HOUR AVAILABLE
Price R15-00 with tea.
Bookings at the Tourism Office
Contact Details:
Steinthal Estate
P O Box 17
Tulbagh,
6820
Western Cape,
South Africa
Principal : Max Swiglaar
Director : Ds Dryer

Tel. +27 23 2300362 (School)
Tel. +27 23 2301031 (Home)
Tel. +27 23 2300668 (Farm)
Fax. +27 23 2301127
Email - steinthal@lando.co.za