Olyfkrans College, founded in 1964, developed from the previously well-known Swellendam Grammar School of 1825. It is a multilingual independent school with a firmly established reputation for excellence in a town that was rated the best South African Municipality in 2015. The primary purpose for its establishment and continued existence was and is to provide assistance to learners who fail to make progress in mainstream schools, but who do have the potential to excel given the right guidance and support.
We assist learners from different walks of life, but focus specifically on learners who require assistance regarding specific learning difficulties such as reading, dyslexia and concentration. The school is registered with the Western Cape Education Department and UMALUSI.
Our support programme and structured environment enables us to fulfill the specific mission of the college: that of helping learners who are underachieving in mainstream schools for a variety of reasons i.e. lack of self-confidence, experiencing difficulty in integrating with their peers, suffering bereavement, having a nervous disposition, and hence finding it difficult to pass their exams. Our after-care provides the consistency which many learners require to
enable them in finding a more balanced lifestyle. This encourages greater spontaneity and enthusiasm for sporting and other outdoor activities, as well as functioning as part of a group.