We are delighted to announce that Wingu Academy will be launching its Online Specialist Unit for Special Education Needs in 2024.

This unit aims to provide targeted support and resources for students with diverse learning needs, reaffirming our commitment to offering innovative, inclusive, and equal learning opportunities for every student. Below, we unpack the offerings of this new unit.

Special Education Needs:

The Online Specialist Unit will feature a comprehensive learning program crafted by a team of experienced and qualified professionals in the fields of Special Education, Psychology, and Educational Technology.

Their expertise has resulted in programs designed to cater to primary and high school students with a range of Special Education Needs (SEN), including:

  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • Speech and language disorders
  • Emotional and behavioural disorder
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and
  • Learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia

To ensure personalised learning experiences, Individualised Learning Plans (ILPs) will be developed based on input from educators, parents, and students themselves.

The ILPs will encompass learning objectives, strategies, accommodations, and assessments tailored to each student’s unique requirements.

A learning platform will be seamlessly integrated into the program, catering to various learning styles and paces while accommodating assistive technology.

It will present information in multiple formats, ensuring a comprehensive learning experience for all students. Moreover, students will have the option to choose between self-paced learning or live classes with real-time interaction, based on their preferences for synchronous learning.

Both options will grant students 24/7 access to essential resources and recorded lessons, empowering them to engage in their studies at their convenience and pace.

Extensive mentoring and support will be readily available to students, while parents will receive regular updates on their children’s progress. Additionally, webinars and resources will be provided to support parents in assisting their children effectively.

Student Benefits:

The online nature of the Special Education Needs platform offers various advantages that students wouldn’t typically receive in a traditional classroom setting. For instance:

Customised learning tailored to individual needs, strengths, and learning styles fosters a more productive educational environment.

Learning from the comfort of home reduces anxiety and sensory overload experienced in large classrooms.

We are excited to launch this initiative, which will undoubtedly make a positive impact on our students’ learning journeys.

Click here to learn more about Wingu Academy’s Online Specialist Unit.

Original Article: BusinessTech

Choosing a curriculum

Choosing the correct curriculum for a student is crucial as it shapes their educational experience, aligns with their learning style, and prepares them for future academic and career opportunities. The British International Curriculum emphasizes flexibility, critical thinking, and a global perspective, offering various pathways like the IGCSE and A-levels. In contrast, the South African CAPS (Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement) is more prescriptive, focusing on a standardized approach with a strong emphasis on local context and practical skills development.

Early Years

Designed for 5 to 6-year-olds

The British International Early Years program initiates an engaging educational path for learners. it establishes a robust foundation at the start of their academic careers, preparing them to advance to subsequent international phases.

Lower Primary

Designed for children aged 7 to 9

The British International Primary program initiates an engaging educational path for learners. it establishes a solid base at the start of their educational journey, setting the stage for their advancement into subsequent international phases.

Upper Primary

Designed for 10 to 12 year old's

The British International Upper Primary program initiates an engaging educational path for learners. it establishes a robust foundation for students at the intermediate stage of their education, preparing them for the subsequent international phase.

Lower Secondary

Designed for 13 to 15-year-olds

The British International Lower Secondary program initiates an engaging educational path for learners. it lays a solid groundwork for students in the senior phase of their education, preparing them for the subsequent iGCSE level.


Designed for 16 to 17-year-olds

The British International GCSE program propels learners forward on an engaging educational path. it lays a solid groundwork for students progressing to advanced international levels.

AS/A Levels

Designed for 18 to 19-year-olds

The British International AS level program propels learners forward on a dynamic educational path. it offers a concluding year (12th grade) before progressing to tertiary education. The British International A level program, an additional year (13th grade) of schooling, equips students with a competitive edge for entering demanding university programs.

Grade 10-12

Designed for students aged 16 to 19

The National Senior Certificate (CAPS) program serves as South Africa's curriculum for Grades 10 through 12. it offers the concluding three-year phase of secondary education prior to pursuing higher education.

Wingu Academy's Hybrid Schooling Option

At Wingu Academy, we provide diverse schooling options tailored to your needs. Our hybrid schooling option, available in Centurion (Gauteng) and the Southern Suburbs (Western Cape), combines the flexibility of online education with the stability of a traditional brick-and-mortar school.

Wingu Southern Suburbs Campus

24 Cornwall Street, Lakeside, Muizenberg