“On Thursday 30 May, Fulton School for the Deaf was introduced to their new Principal, Mrs Odette Swift. She was introduced as the principal to the school by Mrs Sithole, the KwaSanti Circuit Manager at the KZN Department of Education. There was great excitement in the hall, with the waving of hands and cheering, as the announcement was made. In an emotional thank-you speech, Odette (as she is known by all) thanked the learners and staff for the warm welcome and said that it felt like a homecoming. She encouraged the learners to dream crazy dreams and set big goals, and promised to do everything possible to help them achieve those dreams.
Fulton School provides specialised education for Deaf learners from the greater Durban and Pietermaritzburg areas and offer weekly boarding facilities.
“We rely heavily on the support of donors and sponsors to help keep our beautiful facilities maintained, and our educational offerings relevant and up to date. I really encourage the Upper Highway community to rally alongside the school. While your own children may not attend here, Fulton is part and parcel of the community of the larger Hillcrest area and I hope to forge closer ties with the families and businesses of the area,” Swift told the Highway Mail.
If you would like to know more about the school and how you could support them or are just wanting to find out more about Deaf education or the school generally, please call on 031 767 1215 or email firstname.lastname@example.org