Golf Day 2010

History of the school

Glendale School was established in 1975 as a facility for severly mentally handicapped children. Privately owned and administered until 1981, when the Cape Education Department then assumed responsibility for the school. It was the first school of its kind to open to all races in July 1991.

The school building was rented from the Glendale Home, situated in Galway Road, Heathfield.

After 33 years the school grew to such an extent that the premises became too small. The Western Cape Education Department decided to move the school to the then Monterey Montessori Pre-school building in Main Road, Diep River.

In early December 2008, the building was handed over to the principal of Glenbridge Special School, Mr Danie Thiart. Extensive work needed to be done to accommodate the new learners and building work continued well into the new year. On 27 January 2009, Glenbridge Special School took ownership of its new premises and the new occupants moved into a building suited to special learners.

Principal: Danie Thiart

Our vision
To develop and nurture each child to his/her full potential.


Mission statement
Glenbridge Special School is committed to educate and support each child regardless of ability, to be:

  • Socially acceptable and integrated
  • Self-sufficient and independent
  • Emotionally ready to enter a suitable work place

In addition, we aim to provide a support centre for the entire school community as well as those training or studying in our field.