Guiding tomorrow

Centre for the Community School

The Centre for the Community School (CCS) is an entity within the Faculty of Education that aims to promote, strengthen and support the work of community schools in the Eastern Cape.

These are schools that are actively involved in building partnerships with parents, the broader community, and other education stakeholders to support the academic and social development of children and young people.

The Centre subscribes to the principles of “Asset-Based Community Development” and focuses its work around the contexts of schools and the communities they serve.


"Improving schools and strengthening communities"


Contact information
Ms Ntomboxolo Yamile
Programme Administrator: BEd Hons
Tel: 27 41 504 4122

"Our challenge is to strike an equitable balance between the educational demands of the pupils and the social needs of parents and the community"  Principal of Sapphire Road Primary School, Bruce Damons