The Student Support Service sees itself as facilitating an educational situation that will enable the students of the college to function at optimum levels so that they can receive the maximum benefit from the education situation.  The assistance is therefore focused on meeting the needs of the student both as an individual and as part of the student community and member of the community.

Student Support Services

  • ·Academic Support
  • ·Financial Support
  • ·Emotional Support
  • ·Personal and Health Support
  • ·Leadership Development
  • ·Workplacement Support

Academic Support

Career Guidance (Make use of PACE CD).

  • Placement tests
  • Study method guidance
  • A structured reading/language programmes to assist learners with reading/language problems. (Reading Excellence)
  • A Mathematical Programme to assist underperforming learners
  • A tutor system
  • Individual/Group assistance on request
  • Orientation programme for first registration
  • Participation in Olympiads:
    • Mathematics
    • Communication
    • Information Processing
    • Accounting
    • Science

Financial Support

College Bursary Scheme

    • 93 Learners received college bursaries to the amount of  R115825 in 2007
  • DoE Bursary Scheme
    • 119 received DoE bursaries to the amount of R596 078.
  • Bursaries from other institutions
    • 11 Learners received bursaries from other institutions:   R27 400

Leadership Development

Annual leadership training for class representatives.

Emotional Support

Personal and Health Support:

  • Individual referral and counseling services
    • Contracted Social Worker
    • Educational Psychologist
  • Peer empowerment system (peer support)
    • Drug and alcohol Abuse peer support group
    • Aids peer support group
  • Guidance system
    • Guidance lecturer allocated to a group
  •  Health support (medical support rendered by contracted nurse when needed)
  • HIV/AIDS services
  • Life Skills Programme (N6 Learners)
  • Extra-mural activities
    • Soccer, netball, volleyball, chess,
    • SCM (Student Christian Movement)
  • Community involvement
    • Jewelry making – beads
  • Waterberg Vibes Student Newspaper
  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse
    • Addo Krige – former drug dealer and drug addict addressed learners
    • Drug Alert DVD: Guidelines for a drug-free future
  • Adopt a Cop
  • Informational Talks on
    • TB (XDR and MDR)
    • Violence Against Women and Children
    • March Against Crime

Workplacement Support

Established contact with potential employers

    • Inform employers of availability of learners
    • Contact employers on a specific basis to obtain feedback regarding learners
  • Assistance
    • to find employment to do practical work for diploma requirements
    • with preparation of CV and relevant documentation
    • with preparation for employment interview (individual and group)