The School

History and Development

The Centre was established on 8 December 1984 by a group of very despondent parents who had been seeking admission for their children for the previous five years.  Together with some community members, they launched the school with six children in the care of a teacher and an assistant teacher on the 4 February 1985.  The premises was offered rental free by Al-Madressatul Islamia and transport was provided by some volunteer housewives.

The initial battle to establish this institution was very tough, as there were no similarly run models to be emulated.

  • In September 1985 a minibus was purchased.  The driver since then was responsible for all transport needs of the Centre. During 1988 a house was purchased for R81’000.  Only after taking legal transfer and ownership and the tenant vacating the premises, could renovations an alterations commence.
  • Since April 1990 the Centre has been accommodated in the current premises. With the help of the generous support of the public and business community, many alterations and renovations have already been completed.
  • In 1995 Sherwood Park Special Care Centre was rewarded best organization of the year by Muslim Views.

organisation of the year award - 1

organisation of the year award - 2


  • In 1997 SPSCC was the beneficiary of the community radio station Voice of the Cape festival. A Volkswagen Microbus, a musical keyboard and many other educational equipment was donated.

    Volkswagen Microbus from voice of the cape

  • 15 December 1998 a piece of ground was purchased from CCC for R13’874.00
  • In 2001 sadly we had to sadly close our doors due to lack of funds.
  • Miraculously in 2002 we were subsidised by the Department of Health. Shortly in the same year the Siyaya was purchased.
  • In 2009 we obtained the Toyota Quantum.
  • In 2012 we were subsidised a once off payment from the Department of Social Development for safer transport.
  • In 2013 Toyota Quantum was sponsored by Albarakawith the help of Social Development. Protea Toyota gave vehicle for a special price.  We are also a beneficiary of Vision Dental and Medical Suite.

Quantum from Protea Toyota - 1

Quantum from Protea Toyota - 2

Mr.FaizEssack of Protea Toyota, handed over key to Mrs.Janap Benjamin from SPSCC for the new Quantum.

Currently four class groups are accommodated, viz. a nursery group, a junior group, a senior group and over 21 group.  This expansion will allow accommodation of 50 pupils.  The Centre underwent a transition phase during which the pupil population was changing and every one had to adapt to the rapid growth, which was brought about by new premises and the various alternatives suddenly available. A full time office was established which alleviated the administration burden tremendously.  Presently we have outgrown this premises and the community still has a crying need for an expanded service.  A fully designed school facility is required to meet the needs of our community in the future.  We have vacant land available to us and are in the process on building a new Centre to accommodate more learners. Our zoning application has been submitted and we await the council’s response before we can proceed with our growth.  We appreciate all the support, understanding and assistance from you and look forward to a positive outcome.

  • GOAL – To raise funds for a new school.

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