wild coast

 

about

Ithuba Wild Coast Community College (IWCCC) is located at the Mzamba Mouth near Mbizana, Eastern Cape Province. It is part of the former ‘bantustan’/’homeland’ of the Transkei. The catchment area of the school is a predominantly disadvantaged rural community. Unemployment is high. Many households depend on social grants and subsistence agriculture. The area’s historic status as a ‘bantustan/homeland’ resulted in severe underdevelopment in terms of transport, health, civic, and educational infrastructures.

Our mission is to create a sustainable, socially inclusive learning space that offers high quality general education. To achieve this, we work in support of the educational offerings of the public education system on a local level, as well as contributing to the improvement of the inhabitants’ living conditions.

 

Now teaching over 300 learners from pre-school to grade 7, our classes are small, limited to 35 learners. Due to this, our teachers are able to provide the students with individualised and comprehensive support in academic, creative, social, physical, and professional areas.

Our first class graduated in 2018 and former pupils consistently dominate the top 10 academic places in their classes at high school. We aim to prepare our students for success and to act in self-determination and solidarity.

This communal effort encourages students to contribute to the sustainable development of their households, community, local environment and a diverse and democratic South Africa as a global society.

 

parent information

 

Enrolment for students takes place in May of the previous year. Our academic year is divided into four terms, ending in December.

Compulsory schooling begins with a kindergarten year (grade R) and continues for a minimum of 9 years and a maximum of 12, ending with Matric. Currently, IWCCC teaches students from grade R to grade 7.

Our school days begin at 7:45 AM and end at 1:00 PM.

our buildings

 

Ithuba is intrinsically linked to architecture, and all of our buildings have been thoughtfully designed to provide a beautiful, sustainable, and ergonomic learning environment.

The school is constantly evolving and growing - here is a history of our buildings!

2010

classroom

Elementary school

University: TU Graz

Project Leader: Gernot Kupfer

Classroom

Elementary school

University: FH München

Project Team: Markus Dobmeier, Elias Rubin

kitchen building

University: TU Graz

Project Team: Thomas Kain (Masters Thesis)

2011

kindergarten

Construction phase 1

University: FH München

Project Team: Markus Dobmeier, Elias Rubin

2012

kindergarten

Construction phase 2

University: FH München

Project Team: Markus Dobmeier, Elias Rubin

sanitary facilities

with Bank Austria Workshops

2013

2014

classroom

Elementary school

University: FH München

Project Team: Markus Dobmeier, Elias Rubin

 

Classroom

Elementary school

University: FH Kärnten

Project Team: Elias Rubin, Peter Nigst, Marlene Wagner

sanitary facilities

Project Team: Elias Rubin, Marlene Wagner

Construction: volunteers from Bank Austria Workshops and local teams

playground & Landscaping

Project Team: Elias Rubin, Marlene Wagner

Construction: volunteers from Bank Austria Workshops and local teams

kindergarten

Construction phase 2

University: FH München

Project Team: Markus Dobmeier, Elias Rubin

infrastructure upgrade

Sandpit, sports fields, swings, crafts workshop, water infrastructure

 

With Bank Austria Workshops

2015

classroom

Primary school

University: FH München

Project Team: Elias Rubin, Peter Nigst, Marlene Wagner

classroom

Primary school

University: FH Kärnten

Project Team: Elias Rubin, Peter Nigst, Marlene Wagner

sanitary facilities & Infrastructure

Project Team: Elias Rubin, Marlene Wagner, Erhard Halmer

Construction: volunteers from Bank Austria Workshops, technical instructors from HTL Mödling, and local teams

2016

art room

University: FH München

Project Leader: Markus Dobmeier

teachers room

Project Team: Elias Rubin, Anna Weisbrod

Construction: volunteers and local workers

classroom

Grade 7

Project Team: Elias Rubin, Anna Weisbrod

Construction: volunteers and local workers

2017

multi-purpose hall

University: FH Kärnten

Project Team: Marlene Wagner, Elias Rubin

administration building

University: FH Kärnten

Project Team: Marlene Wagner, Elias Rubin

2018