Science Centre Programs/Services

1. School of Excellence.

The School of Excellence offers educational facilities to learners and educators, providing an out of this world experience to science. Through our School of Excellence, we hope to inspire, develop and empower the youth and the community. The Centre consists of passionate Edutainers teaching in the following curriculum subjects: Physical Sciences, Life Sciences and Mathematics

Curriculum subjects are taught both “in-house” and as a part of an outreach program (whereby our Edutainers visit local high schools to teach them regarding the curriculum). As a Centre of Excellence, it is very much important that we ensure that all AMSC matriculates qualify for access to universities, universities of technology, apprenticeships and technical colleges. To also ensure that all qualified matriculates enrolled at universities are competent enough for their chosen academic fields.

2. Science Communication.

Working with the DST, who provided a fully-equipped mobile science unit in 2010, the Sebokeng Science Centre sends their edutainers to outlying schools to share the magic of science with learners who may not otherwise have the opportunity to participate in real science experiments. The DST also supplies small, “cooler-box” sized science kits which are delivered to schools who have no access to formal laboratories to enable educators and learners to conduct science experiments. The edutainers also take the excitement of science and technology to local communities through science exhibitions at shopping malls, community halls and schools. This program benefits the learners very much because as much as they do theoretical work, doing practicals increases their understanding which in the long run, increases their marks.

3. Early Child Development (ECD).

The Early Child Development (ECD) program is for learners in the foundation phase from Grade R to Grade 3 and is aimed at assisting young children to develop literacy and numeracy skills at an early age and to develop an interest in Mathematics and Science at this impressionable age, setting a solid foundation for the rest of intermediate phase and high school learning. Four primary schools in the Sedibeng West District are currently involved in this project.

4. Life Skills & Career Guidance.

As part of the Life Skills & Career Guidance, we wish to change the pattern of our adolescents lives significantly through the life skills classroom (interventions are most triggered, managed and monitored). With this program, the Centre strives to provide the learners with a sense of internal structure, so that as the academic pressure begins to build through high school and into tertiary studies, the learners have the capacity to manage and overcome them.

It is our vision to create an enabling environment in which positive role models are created and where successes are shared and celebrated. This will definitely help break down old models associated with the disadvantaged. We offer services to help grade 8 learners with High School preparations, helping grade 9 learners with subject choices and career guidance for grade 10 -12 pupils.

The Life skills and Career Guidance program in partnership with Geared up, helps to assist learners in grade 12 to apply to different universities or college’s of their choice and guide them in terms of taking well informed decisions when it comes to their education/career choices.

5. Information Technology.

Members of local communities have access to computer training courses which have helped improve their computer literacy skills, thus improving their chances of employment. Nursing and administration staff at the Sebokeng Hospital have also received computer training, aimed at improving efficiencies at the facility for the benefit of patients.

The vision is to skill and develop the youth from previously disadvantaged communities who, due to financial constraints were unable to pursue their studies further.. This program also trains educators, district officials, schools administrators and community volunteers (CPF) from the local communities. Computer courses include: