Tereo Community School Project

The Tereo School is a faith-based, non-profit organisation, established in 1999 as a school for street children and children at risk in the Helderberg Basin it offers children at risk the opportunity to learn in a place of safety.

Tereo Community School Project

The Tereo School is a faith-based, non-profit organisation, established in 1999 as a school for street children and children at risk in the Helderberg Basin it offers children at risk the opportunity to learn in a place of safety.

Tereo Community School Project

The Tereo School is a faith-based, non-profit organisation, established in 1999 as a school for street children and children at risk in the Helderberg Basin it offers children at risk the opportunity to learn in a place of safety.

About us

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

– Nelson Mandela

About us

The Tereo School

is a faith-based, non-profit organisation, established in 1999 as a school for street children and children at risk in the Helderberg Basin, therefore providing an opportunity to learn in a place of safety. Tereo Community School provides education, daily meals, clothing and much needed emotional support to the children. No matter what the child’s circumstance, Tereo’s doors are open; ready to give these children a chance to get the education that every child has a basic right to.

Vision and objectives

  • Present the good news of Jesus Christ to children at risk.
  • Address the educational and social needs of the children at risk.
  • To achieve the reintegration of the children into the mainstream society.

Mission

  • With the Bible as our guideline, we will endeavour to install Godly values into the lives of the children in our care.
  • We equip them with education to go back into the mainstream schools.
  • We empower the children to rise above their circumstances and focus on high self-esteem.
  • We give them hope to break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy.

The majority of Tereo’s children come from dysfunctional families, some were sleeping on the street and some are neglected and abused children at risk. Tereo is the only safety net of this kind for these children, in the area. The Tereo Community School and Project aims to empower the children to rise above their circumstances and focus on high self-esteem. There are currently 84 children in the school, whose ages range from 6 years old to 15 years old. All the children are from disadvantaged communities in the surrounding areas of Somerset West, in the Western Cape. Tereo is situated in The Old Ambulance Station, Victoria Street, Somerset West. The school is registered with the Western Cape Education Department. Children attend the school for a number of reasons:-

  • never attended school before, irrespective of their age;
  • dropped out of school and never returned;
  • cannot get into school because of overcrowding.

Secondary objectives

  • Bringing the children into contact with the Christian community.
  • Creating a formal school environment using the CAPS curriculum.
  • The creation of a home environment for the school children.
  • Development of partnerships with community organisations that can address medical, legal, psychological, educational and physical needs of the children.

About Us

Education is the most
powerful weapon which
you can use to change the world.

– Nelson Mandela

About us

The Tereo School

is a faith-based, non-profit organisation, established in 1999 as a school for street children and children at risk in the Helderberg Basin, therefore providing an opportunity to learn in a place of safety. Tereo Community School provides education, daily meals, clothing and much needed emotional support to the children. No matter what the child’s circumstance, Tereo’s doors are open; ready to give these children a chance to get the education that every child has a basic right to.

Vision and objectives

  • Present the good news of Jesus Christ to children at risk.
  • Address the educational and social needs of the children at risk.
  • To achieve the reintegration of the children into the mainstream society.

Mission

  • With the Bible as our guideline, we will endeavour to install Godly values into the lives of the children in our care.
  • We equip them with education to go back into the mainstream schools.
  • We empower the children to rise above their circumstances and focus on high self-esteem.
  • We give them hope to break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy.

The majority of Tereo’s children come from dysfunctional families, some were sleeping on the street and some are neglected and abused children at risk. Tereo is the only safety net of this kind for these children, in the area. The Tereo Community School and Project aims to empower the children to rise above their circumstances and focus on high self-esteem. There are currently 84 children in the school, whose ages range from 6 years old to 15 years old. All the children are from disadvantaged communities in the surrounding areas of Somerset West, in the Western Cape. Tereo is situated in The Old Ambulance Station, Victoria Street, Somerset West. The school is registered with the Western Cape Education Department. Children attend the school for a number of reasons:-

  • never attended school before, irrespective of their age;
  • dropped out of school and never returned;
  • cannot get into school because of overcrowding.

Secondary objectives

  • Bringing the children into contact with the Christian community.
  • Creating a formal school environment using the CAPS curriculum.
  • The creation of a home environment for the school children.
  • Development of partnerships with community organisations that can address medical, legal, psychological, educational and physical needs of the children.

About us

Education is the most
powerful weapon which
you can use to change
the world.

– Nelson Mandela

About us

The Tereo School

is a faith-based, non-profit organisation, established in 1999 as a school for street children and children at risk in the Helderberg Basin, therefore providing an opportunity to learn in a place of safety. Tereo Community School provides education, daily meals, clothing and much needed emotional support to the children. No matter what the child’s circumstance, Tereo’s doors are open; ready to give these children a chance to get the education that every child has a basic right to.

Vision and objectives

  • Present the good news of Jesus Christ to children at risk.
  • Address the educational and social needs of the children at risk.
  • To achieve the reintegration of the children into the mainstream society.

Mission

  • With the Bible as our guideline, we will endeavour to install Godly values into the lives of the children in our care.
  • We equip them with education to go back into the mainstream schools.
  • We empower the children to rise above their circumstances and focus on high self-esteem.
  • We give them hope to break the cycle of poverty and illiteracy.

The majority of Tereo’s children come from dysfunctional families, some were sleeping on the street and some are neglected and abused children at risk. Tereo is the only safety net of this kind for these children, in the area. The Tereo Community School and Project aims to empower the children to rise above their circumstances and focus on high self-esteem. There are currently 84 children in the school, whose ages range from 6 years old to 15 years old. All the children are from disadvantaged communities in the surrounding areas of Somerset West, in the Western Cape. Tereo is situated in The Old Ambulance Station, Victoria Street, Somerset West. The school is registered with the Western Cape Education Department. Children attend the school for a number of reasons:-

  • never attended school before, irrespective of their age;
  • dropped out of school and never returned;
  • cannot get into school because of overcrowding.

Secondary objectives

  • Bringing the children into contact with the Christian community.
  • Creating a formal school environment using the CAPS curriculum.
  • The creation of a home environment for the school children.
  • Development of partnerships with community organisations that can address medical, legal, psychological, educational and physical needs of the children.

Who we are

Who we are

Who we are

  • A committed Teaching Staff, changing the lives of the Tereo children
  • An engaged Management Team, dedicated to the Tereo vision and mission
  • The team meets monthly and holds a high standard of accountability, delivery and decision making on behalf of the school. The management committee holds the power and authority that is necessary in order for the project’s objectives to be achieved.
  • Tereo’s management team leads and manages the project, and is currently 7 members strong, including the project manager:
  • Ronel Pieterse – Chairperson
  • Karen Butler – Treasurer
  • Liz Thatcher – Secretary
  • Hannes Pieterse – Marketing and fundraising
  • Gareth Arnott – Member
  • Siobhan Thatcher – Member
  • Naomi Ferreira – Project Manager
  • A committed Teaching Staff, changing the lives of the Tereo children
  • An engaged Management Team, dedicated to the Tereo vision and mission
  • The team meets monthly and holds a high standard of accountability, delivery and decision making on behalf of the school. The management committee holds the power and authority that is necessary in order for the project’s objectives to be achieved.
  • Tereo’s management team leads and manages the project, and is currently 7 members strong, including the project manager:
  • Ronel Pieterse – Chairperson
  • Karen Butler – Treasurer
  • Liz Thatcher – Secretary
  • Hannes Pieterse – Marketing and fundraising
  • Gareth Arnott – Member
  • Siobhan Thatcher – Member
  • Naomi Ferreira – Project Manager
  • A committed Teaching Staff, changing the lives of the Tereo children
  • An engaged Management Team, dedicated to the Tereo vision and mission
  • The team meets monthly and holds a high standard of accountability, delivery and decision making on behalf of the school. The management committee holds the power and authority that is necessary in order for the project’s objectives to be achieved.
  • Tereo’s management team leads and manages the project, and is currently 7 members strong, including the project manager:

Management team

  • Ronel Pieterse – Chairperson
  • Karen Butler – Treasurer
  • Liz Thatcher – Secretary
  • Hannes Pieterse – Marketing and fundraising
  • Gareth Arnott – Member
  • Siobhan Thatcher – Member
  • Naomi Ferreira – Project Manager

What we do

What we do

What we do

The Tereo Community School is run and managed by a dedicated team of staff and teachers. Classes are small so that personal tuition and learning support can be provided to maximum effect and resources readily accessed by all children.
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Education

An individual development plan is created for each child. Our goal is to get the children prepared to integrate into mainstream school and reach their full potential. In the event where a child is not able to advance into mainstream school, they are evaluated and placed into special needs schools or in skills development schools.
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Social welfare

Tereo employs a full time Child Protection Officer to support and work within the children’s family structure, to ensure the wellbeing of each and every child.
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Nutrition

Breakfast, sandwiches and lunch are prepared on the premises every day and children enjoy mealtimes together in the dining hall. This is sometimes the only food that they get for the day.
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Transport

Transport to and from school is provided to the children, using 2 Tereo busses. 

Holiday Programmes – Programmes are organised for the children during the school holidays to keep in touch and stay aware of their wellbeing. Volunteers from all walks of life participate in the project by providing and making food, teaching the children skills, mentoring children and rendering other services.

The Tereo Community School is run and managed by a dedicated team of staff and teachers. Classes are small so that personal tuition and learning support can be provided to maximum effect and resources readily accessed by all children.
agsdi-learn

Education

An individual development plan is created for each child. Our goal is to get the children prepared to integrate into mainstream school and reach their full potential. In the event where a child is not able to advance into mainstream school, they are evaluated and placed into special needs schools or in skills development schools.
agsdi-hands

Social Welfare

Tereo employs a full time Child Protection Officer to support and work within the children’s family structure, to ensure the wellbeing of each and every child.
agsdi-food

Nutrition

Breakfast, sandwiches and lunch are prepared on the premises every day and children enjoy mealtimes together in the dining hall. This is sometimes the only food that they get for the day.
agsdi-rocket

Transport

Transport to and from school is provided to the children, using 2 Tereo busses. Holiday Programmes – Programme s are organised for the children during the school holidays to keep in touch and stay aware of their wellbeing.
Holiday Programmes – Programme s are organised for the children during the school holidays to keep in touch and stay aware of their wellbeing. Volunteers from all walks of life participate in the project by providing and making food, teaching the children skills, mentoring children and rendering other services.
The Tereo Community School is run and managed by a dedicated team of staff and teachers. Classes are small so that personal tuition and learning support can be provided to maximum effect and resources readily accessed by all children.
agsdi-learn

Education

An individual development plan is created for each child. Our goal is to get the children prepared to integrate into mainstream school and reach their full potential. In the event where a child is not able to advance into mainstream school, they are evaluated and placed into special needs schools or in skills development schools.
agsdi-hands

Social welfare

Tereo employs a full time Child Protection Officer to support and work within the children’s family structure, to ensure the wellbeing of each and every child.
agsdi-food

Nutrition

Breakfast, sandwiches and lunch are prepared on the premises every day and children enjoy mealtimes together in the dining hall. This is sometimes the only food that they get for the day.
agsdi-rocket

Transport

Transport to and from school is provided to the children, using 2 Tereo busses. Holiday Programmes – Programme s are organised for the children during the school holidays to keep in touch and stay aware of their wellbeing.
Holiday Programmes – Programme s are organised for the children during the school holidays to keep in touch and stay aware of their wellbeing. Volunteers from all walks of life participate in the project by providing and making food, teaching the children skills, mentoring children and rendering other services.

Get involved

Tereo is a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO 010-517) with PBO status.
Donations made to Tereo are tax deductible.

Get Involved

Tereo is a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO 010-517) with PBO status. Donations made to Tereo are tax deductible.

Get Involved

Banking details

Account name: Tereo Project
Bank: First National Bank
Account number
: 62009313339
Branch name
: Helderberg
Branch code: 271344
Swift code: FIRNZAJJ

Banking details

Account name: Tereo Project
Bank: First National Bank
Account number
: 62009313339
Branch name
: Helderberg
Branch code: 271344
Swift code: FIRNZAJJ

Banking details

Account name: Tereo Project
Bank: First National Bank
Account number
: 62009313339
Branch name
: Helderberg
Branch code: 271344
Swift code: FIRNZAJJ

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Tereo Community School

The Old Ambulance Station, 91 Victoria Street,
Somerset West, Tel 021 851 4005
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The Old Ambulance Station, Victoria Street, Somerset West, 7130

Telephone
021 851 4005

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Tereo Community School

The Old Ambulance Station, 91 Victoria Street, Somerset West, Tel 021 851 4005
Hear from us
Subscribe to our newsletter

Address
The Old Ambulance Station, Victoria Street, Somerset West, 7130

Telephone
021 851 4005

Contact us

Subscribe to our newsletter

Address
The Old Ambulance Station, Victoria Street, Somerset West, 7130

Telephone
021 851 4005

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