Mountain Manor Guest House and Executive Suites – Cape Town City
Michelle Welcomes you to Mountain Manor
“If you’re looking for a home away from home whilst enjoying all the wonders Cape Town has to offer, then Mountain Manor is the ideal choice for you.
Mountain Manor’s Stylish Guest House and Superior Executive Apartment Suites offer a variety of accommodation options to suit your budget and your requirements. Our historic Cape Colonial Style Buildings are ideally situated in the quiet leafy suburb of Oranjezicht, on the lower slopes of Table Mountain, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, yet only a ten minute walk through the scenic Company Gardens, to the city center.
Many of Cape Town’s major attractions, like Table Mountain, the V&A Waterfront, Robben Island Museum, Clifton Beach and Camps Bay Beach are all no more than a five to ten minute drive away. A variety of unique restaurants and pubs, as well as the Gardens Shopping Center, are right on our doorstep. The staff at Mountain Manor are keen to welcome you to your home from home and will ensure that you enjoy every moment of your stay with us”
– Michelle Whitehead – Owner Mountain Manor.
Corporate Social Investment
SCHOOL TURNAROUND FOUNDATION
NPC 2015/380518/08 NPO 167-319/PBO 930053323
1 Barnstaple Road, Wynberg, Cape Town, Ph. 021-7612842
- The SCHOOL TURNAROUND FOUNDATION (STF) is a not for profit, public benefit education organisation committed to improving learner outcomes in all schools in South Africa.
- Our School Turn-around Foundation has developed a turn-around methodology to address this severe crisis in education from cradle to career to citizenship. This methodology has shown great promise in a number of provinces towards nurturing excellence in terms of school functionality and improving learner outcomes. It is very different from traditional school improvement strategies in that it challenges schools to think and act very differently in terms of realising the “dreams” of every learner so that target setting becomes meaningful.
- Mountain Manor has partnered with STF to turnaround in two Collaboration Schools, namely Langa High and Zwelethemba High School. We are especially honoured in that Michelle Whitehead shares our vision to transform South Africa and its schools so that we create a future very different from our past.
- This COLLABORATION PROJECT is a pilot project, where the school operating partner will offer intensive support to the principal and teachers through training, additional resources, performance monitoring and regular feedback. The overall aim is to substantially improve educational outcomes for learners in these schools.
- Langa High has had a long and proud history of serving the community of Langa. The name Langa literally means the ‘sun’ in Xhosa, but the name was derived from Langalibalele, a resistance chief from Kwazulu Natal, who was imprisoned in 1873 on Robben Island. The school has played an active role in the conscientisation of the community on injustice and discrimination issues. This positive contribution was realised where the school acted as a change agent by delivering quality education to poor and marginalized children over many decades. This has changed due to long-term problems with leadership in the school, weak governance, poor management of learning and teaching, and the lack of monitoring and evaluation systems which led to constant under-performance over many years. In order to claim back the glory days of Langa High, and the re-establishment of the school as a beacon of hope and transformation, the learners, teachers and SGB of Langa High have agreed to restore the legacy of Langa High by turning around the school within the framework of the Collaboration Project.
Our Turnaround methodology champions the following:
- EXCELLENT SCHOOLS BY DESIGN
- Failure is not an option in the school – 100% Success is the motto;
- Success of individual learners is a priority;
- Early warning signs to identify and support learners;
- High performance is expected from all learners, and hard work is seen as the solution;
- Problems are seen as solution opportunities
- ’Facilitation of learning’ is seen as the connector between teachers and learners – therefore relationship building is crucial;