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Oakley House Alternative Stream provides children and young people with the opportunity to learn skills at their own pace without the demands of the National CAPS curriculum.

Teaching focuses on supporting our students to engage with practical skills that enable them to access social, cultural and leisure activities beyond school.

The Alternative Stream group consists of the following:

In the Preparatory School

Foundation Amended Learning Programme (F ALP)

  • 7 – 9 years
  • Basic literacy, numeracy, life skills

Intermediate Amended Learning Programme (I ALP)

  • 10 – 13 years
  • Basic literacy, numeracy, life skills
Terry Constable – Alternative Stream Lead | Preparatory School

Terry Constable

Every student can learn, just not on the same day or in the same way. – George Evans

Terry has over 14 years’ experience in remedial education both in the Foundation and Intermediate Phase. She has a passion for building learners’ academic and personal skills at their own pace and level. Terry believes that you cannot teach a child to learn if they do not believe that they can and ensures that self-confidence and intrinsic motivation is at the essence of the Amended Learning Program curriculum.

In the High School

Senior Amended Learning Programme (S ALP)

  • 14 – 16 years
  • Basic literacy, numeracy, integrated studies

Transition Focused Education (TFE)

  • 17 – 18 years
  • Practical work experience with theory from the Adult Education and Training, and Work Readiness curricula

General Education and Training Certificate (GETC)

  • To achieve this Grade 9 equivalent certificate, students must complete the required AET level 4 modules with a minimum of 40% and achieve 120 credits
Sally Michelsen – Alternative Stream Lead | High School

Sally Michelsen

Sally has been a teacher for 15+ years, with 7 years of prior corporate experience. She is passionate about making a positive impact, promoting inclusivity, and celebrating each student's unique successes and growth. Her goal is to contribute to their development, creating an environment where they can thrive for overall well-being. Sally values every achievement, big or small, as a significant step forward. She believes in fostering a positive environment that encourages confidence building, competence development, and establishing foundations for independence, preparing students for the "world of work."