school is distinctive in that:
- tuition is provided
in the oral-aural method rather than in the manual (sign) system
of communication. The children are given the opportunity to
learn to communicate in English, which will enable them to succeed
in both tertiary education and in the work place one day.
- the oral-aural
system of communication facilitates easier transition to and
from mainstream schools.
- it is a modern and
progressive, co-educational school providing an excellent standard
of education from Grade R to Grade 12 on one campus in acoustically
orientated buildings with high illumination levels.
- it has small classes
with a maximum of 10 children in a class, allowing for individual
attention and offers Speech Therapy, free of charge to all Primary
- it is situated in
the beautiful valley of Hout Bay near Cape Town.
- it is proud of
its excellent facilities, which are both modern and comprehensive,
including sports facilities, art rooms, a gym and a concert
hall, computer rooms and well-stocked libraries.
- it is fortunate
to have a dedicated and highly qualified staff that offers an
outstanding quality of education following the N.C.S. (National
- it offers hostel
facilities where much effort has been put into creating a feeling
of home for weekly boarders.
- it is governed
by a School Governing Body, which includes members elected by
the parent body.
- it is closely connected
with both the Tygerberg Hospital Cochlear Unit and Carel Du
Toit School and Parent Centre.
- it arranges transport
to and from central Cape Town and Wynberg.
Dominican Grimley student Angela Van der Merwe, has a successful
career and loving family. Click
here to read an article she wrote in her company magazine
about herself and being deaf
here to apply online for a my school card.
Each time you swipe the card a percentage will be donated to Dominican
Grimley to buy batteries for our learners hearing aids.
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