What we do

Sinethemba Special Care Centre

The Association’s focus is on working with children and families facing the adversities of living with a family member with special needs. The main focus is a day care centre Read More

The Association

is a Non-Profit and Public Benefit Organisation with Section 18A status that operates in the Simon’s Town Magisterial District of the City of Cape Town, South Western Cape Region in Southern Africa. Read More

Brief History

Established in 1954 to meet the needs of farm workers in the Southern Cape Peninsula, in order to address poverty, unemployment and lack of housing due to the rezoning of farmland to residential. Read More

Area of Operation

Simon's Town Magisterial District, specifically in Masiphumelele and Ocean View. The area also incorporates Simon’s town, Red Hill, Scarborough, Kommetjie, Sunnydale, Glencairn, Noordhoek and Fish Hoek. Read More

Latest News

  • Sinethemba and Little Stars daycare learn about inclusion.
    October 8, 2018 / No Comments / Uncategorized

    On the 26th September, two of our classes were invited to attend Little Stars school in Sun Valley and spend the morning with them.  The children got to spend some time playing together outside and then they were entertained to a puppet show by the Two Oceans Aquarium.  Once that was finished there was a
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  • Heritage Day 2018
    October 8, 2018 / No Comments / Uncategorized

    The children and staff of Sinethemba Special Care Centre had a fun filled day dressing in their traditional clothes and showing their heritage in support of Heritage Day.  Sinethemba has a multi-cultural group and we look forward to learning more about each others traditions every year.  

  • Penny Peanut Butter returns
    October 5, 2018 / No Comments / Uncategorized

    This term for the children’s outing we once again invited Penny Peanut butter to the centre to perform for the children. It was a wonderful morning with lots of laughter and plenty of magic. This time there were the arrival of balloon animals which had the children in hysterical laughter. Each child got a party
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  • Red Cross Outreach Programme
    October 5, 2018 / No Comments / Uncategorized

    On the 10th May and the 7th June, we had our Red Cross Outreach day. Dr Petersen and her team saw a group of our Cerebral Palsy children. By giving us this block booking it helps us to transport all our children in one go. This is always a vital time to get medication and
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  • Clothing Guild supports FHKNWA / Sinethemba Special Care Centre
    July 10, 2018 / No Comments / Uncategorized

    On the 17th May 2018, the children of Sinethemba Special Care Centre and the adults of the Workshop, each received a parcel of clothing from the Clothing Guild. This clothing, scarves, gloves, beanies and blankets really help everyone through these cold month’s of winter. On behalf of the adult members, children and their parents, I
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  • Enchanted Parties entertains Sinethemba Special Care Centre
    July 6, 2018 / No Comments / Uncategorized

    On the 1st June 2018, we invited Enchanted Parties to come through to the centre and entertain the Sinethemba children and the adults from our workshop for the morning.  Princess Penny Pancake Peanutbutter came through and put on a wonderful show which included some amazing magic tricks which had us all in awe and much laughter. 
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  • Sinethemba Easter Egg hunt 2018
    April 5, 2018 / No Comments / Uncategorized

    On the 28th March 2018, the children of Sinethemba had a Easter Egg hunt at school thanks to a wonderful donation of eggs from Maureen Carney and the Bergvliet Methodist Church.  Each child made their way around the centre’s garden looking for a special egg for them.  The children were so excited and had so
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  • Reddam House College donate shoes to Sinethemba
    April 5, 2018 / No Comments / Uncategorized

    On the 26th March 2018, the children of Sinethemba were blessed with an amazing donation of shoes from Reddam House College.  Each child received a brand new pair of sneakers.  The children were so excited to put their new shoes on immediately.  We are truly blessed to have Reddam House College as a supporter of
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  • Sports Day at Friends Day Care 2018
    April 5, 2018 / No Comments / Uncategorized

    On the 15th March 2018 the children of Sinethemba Special Care Centre were invited to take part in the Friends Daycare annual sports day.  The children spent weeks practicing for their individual events and it showed off tremendously. From fast buggie walks to full on 50m sprints, our children showed their best and made us
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  • 2018 Central Mica / CMR Schools Programme
    April 5, 2018 / No Comments / Uncategorized

    We are extremely pleased to confirm that Central Mica, Valyland, and Cape Medical Response have once again partnered to provide emergency medical cover for all our children and staff while they are on school property. The programme also includes on-site cover for visitors to the school during any official school times or events, and learners and
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  • Sinethemba End of year concert 2017
    April 5, 2018 / No Comments / Uncategorized

    On the 1st December 2017, the children of Sinethemba Special Care Centre held their end of year concert.  The children told the story of the birth of Jesus and performed some Christmas carols for everyone.  The Adult Group joined in with their own carol which was lead by Christopher Bull on guitar.  We also celebrated
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  • SARDA End of year jubilee 2017
    April 5, 2018 / No Comments / Uncategorized

    SARDA (South African Riding with Disabilities Association) which partner with Sinethemba Special Care Centre to provide horse-riding sessions for our children, held their end of year jubilee on the 23rd November 2017.  The children had the opportunity to show their parents what all they had learnt during the year and the progress that they had
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  • Fish Hoek – Kommetjie – Noordhoek – Welfare Association Annual General Meeting 2017
    April 5, 2018 / No Comments / Uncategorized

    Fish Hoek – Kommetjie – Noordhoek Welfare Association held their 63rd Annual General Meeting on the 24th October 2017.  At the meeting the Chairperson gave her report followed by the Treasurer’s Annual report. The financial statements for 2016/2017 were accepted by all present.  The committee for this financial year was elected. Once all the formalities
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  • Adult’s with Disabilities Art & Craft Exhibition
    September 27, 2017 / No Comments / Uncategorized

    On the 22nd September 2017, our Adult’s with disabilities workshop group held their first art and craft exhibition at Longbeach Mall.  The group has been working extremely hard to get ready for this day.  They made paintings, sewed cushions, crafted beautiful bowls out of recycled goods and made other incredible pieces of art.  Whenever you
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  • Sinethemba’s children show their heritage.
    September 27, 2017 / No Comments / Uncategorized

    On the 22nd September 2017, the children and staff of Sinethemba celebrated Heritage Day in true traditional style.  The children and staff came dressed in their traditional dress for the day.  Unfortunately not all of the staff and children could be there due to the riots in Ocean View, but those of us that were
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  • HOKISA Supports Sinethemba for Mandela Day 2017
    September 12, 2017 / No Comments / Uncategorized

    A big thank you to the children from HOKISA. The children of Sinethemba were spoilt with wonderful cards and treats for Mandela Day 2017. We were so touched by the handmade cards and the lovely messages inside. The children thoroughly enjoyed the delicious cupcakes that were given to us. We wish to thank Lutz and
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  • Sinethemba visits Bhongolethu Foundation
    July 7, 2017 / No Comments / Uncategorized

    On the 26th May 2017, the children and staff of Sinethemba Special Care Centre visited Bhongolethu Foundation in Fish Hoek. Bhongolethu foundation is a daycare centre based near Fish Eagle Park.  The children of Bhongolethu were so welcoming to our children and it was a really special and interactive day for both day care centres.
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  • Sinethemba children explore the Animal Kingdom
    May 22, 2017 / No Comments / Uncategorized

    The second term of the year is well under way and the children are having a wonderful time with this terms theme of “Animals”. They have been given some exciting arts and crafts to do each week which is related to the animal of the week.  The crafts also help them to feel the different
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  • Sinethemba goes to the Beach – March 2017
    April 4, 2017 / No Comments / Uncategorized

    On the 17th March 2017, a group of Sinethemba children went to Fish Hoek Beach for their outing.  We started off with a snack in the playground area which was enjoyed by all.  Once everyone’s tummy’s were full we headed off down to the beach towards the ocean. The children had no fear of the
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  • 2017 Off to a great start
    February 22, 2017 / No Comments / Uncategorized

    This year has started off wonderfully with 48 children currently attending Sinethemba.  With Sinethemba’s growth we have now expanded to having seven classes.  The children have enjoyed getting used to their new classes and carers.  We have started on all new activities and therapies designed for each child’s individual programs.  The children have continued with
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  • Valentines Day 2017
    February 22, 2017 / No Comments / Uncategorized

    The staff and children of Sinethemba had a wonderful Valentines Day this year.  Everyone enjoyed wearing red, white and pink for the day. There were hearts being given all through the centre.  The children enjoyed doing some lovely arts and crafts that were displayed through out the centre.

  • Sinethemba’s End of Year Show Case
    December 9, 2016 / No Comments / Uncategorized

    On the 30th November 2016, Sinethemba held their annual Christmas Party.  This year we decided to show case what our children had learnt and accomplished this year by performing some of their favorite songs for the audience.  Makaya and Batabile started off the proceedings with the National Anthem.  The children then proceeded to perform a
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  • Sinethemba enjoys SARDA Jubilee 2016
    December 8, 2016 / No Comments / Uncategorized

    On the 17th November 2016, SARDA invited the children that attend weekly horse-riding lessons to come and show case what they do for their parents.  It was a wonderful day where everyone enjoyed themselves.  The children received lovely certificates and showed just what wonderful riders they have all become.  We want to thank SARDA for
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  • Sinethemba plants trees for Arbor Day 2016
    October 12, 2016 / No Comments / Uncategorized

    On Tuesday, 27th September 2016, Sinethemba celebrated Arbor Day.  We were blessed to have two Orange trees donated to the centre by Living Trees driven by Carbo Africa.  Marnus Raath, a representative of Carbo Africa, came through and gave a talk on what Arbor day is about and what the initiative of Carbo Africa is.
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  • Sinethemba celebrates Spring Day with Phumlani
    October 12, 2016 / No Comments / Uncategorized

    On the 2nd September 2016, a group of children from Sinethemba were invited to Phumlani Educare centre to celebrate Spring day with them.  Phumlani visits Sinethemba every Monday to come and play with the children with the idea of inclusion between main stream children and children with special needs.  All the children put on their
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  • Sinethemba visits Planet Kids 2016
    October 12, 2016 / No Comments / Uncategorized

    On the 17th and 24th of August 2016, the Sinethemba children were invited to attend Planet Kids in Muizenberg.  The children were so excited for their day out.  Planet Kids is a wonderful play centre with jumping castles, ramps and toys to play with for the children.  The outing was made possible by a donation
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  • Sinethemba Sports Day at Friends Day Care Centre
    June 30, 2016 / No Comments / Uncategorized

    On the 17th March 2016, some of the Sinethemba Special Care Centre aspiring athletes took part in a Sports Day held at Friends Day Care Centre. The children, with the aid of their carers, competed in running and wheelchair races. they also took part in competitions like throwing a ball into a container and potato
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  • Sinethemba children enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt
    March 10, 2016 / No Comments / Uncategorized

    On the 30th March 2015, the children of Sinethemba Special Care Centre, went on an Easter egg Hunt at Harry Goemans. The children had a wonderful time searching the play area at Harry Hoemans for their Easter Surprises. We would like to thank Harry Goeman’s for hosting the hunt and The Rock Academy from the Baptist Church
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  • Fish Hoek – Kommetjie – Noordhoek Welfare Association Annual Golf Day 2015
    March 10, 2016 / No Comments / Uncategorized

    On the 12th March 2015 the Association hosted Sinethemba’s Golf Day at the beautiful De Zalze Golf Estate in Stellenbosch. The blazing fires that blazed the whole week in Stellenbosch’s surrounding areas, causing a thick cloud of smoke over Stellenbosch, was brought under control the night before and the 12th March was a beautiful clear
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