Phelang is a school for learners with special educational needs situated in Kwa-Thema, Ekurhuleni East, Gauteng.   It was established in 1981 by a group of concerned community members and professionals with the aim to develop and empower marginalized children with a range of disabilities.

 We are a school for the severely Mentally Handicapped (SMH). In addition, we have learners who experience various disabilities, which include Cerebral Palsy, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Hard of Hearing, Partial Sightedness and Severe Behavioural Disorder. In fact, some of our learners are wheelchair bound. Moreover, our school comprise of 424 learners, who come from neighbouring townships of Tsakane, Duduza, Daveyton as well as other suburbs such as Dunnotar and Nigel, to mention a few, who are ferried by our transport at a minimal fee. Added, our learners receive their daily ration at school.



cooking, baking, food gardening, carpentry, metal work, needle work, art and craft and life skills programs.



soccer, netball, hockey, swimming, athletics, cricket, table tennis and pool.



The school has an aggregate of 75 staff members that consists of bus drivers, youth and Child Care assistants, a professional nurse, two deputy principals, professional educators, security personnel, housekeeping supervisors, administrators, occupational therapist, physiotherapy and social services personnel. Additionally, we also have personnel that are remunerated by our School Governing Body (SGB).