HIV|AIDS is one of the main challenges to all South Africans. The school acknowledges the impact and effect of this epidemic to the society and thus it (the school) is committed to minimize the social, economic and developmental consequences imposed by this pandemic to the entire education system and the community at large.


The aim of the policy is to contribute towards promoting effective prevention and care within the context of the school system. 


The policy needs to keep constitutional guarantees of the right to a basic education the right not to be unfairly discriminated against, the right to life and bodily the right to privacy , the right to freedom of access   information , the right to freedom of commence , religion, thought , belief and opinion, the right to freedom of association , the right to a safe environment , and the best interest of the child. 


  • Although there are no known ones of the transmissions of HIV in schools there are learners with HIV|AIDS in schools.
  • HIV cannot be transmitted through day to day social contact.
  • Because of the increase in infection rates, learners and educators with HIV|AIDS will increasingly form part of the population of the school.
  • It is impossible to know with absolute certainty who has HIV|AIDS and who has not.
  • Learners and educators with HIV|AIDS should lead a full a life as possible and should not be denied the opportunity to receive an education to the minimum of their ability.
  • Strict adherence to universal precaution under all circumstances in the school will be maintains.
  • The constitutional right of all learners and education must be protected on equal basis.


  • No learner and educator with HIV|AIDS may be unfairly discriminated against directly or indirectly at the school. Any special meaning in respect of a learner or educator with HIV|AIDS should be fair and justifiable in the right of medical fact established legal rules and principal, ethical guideline, the best interest of the learner and the best interest of other learners.
  • To prevent discrimination all learners and educators shall be educated about fundamental human rights on contained in the constitution of the Republic of SA 1996. 

HIV|AIDS Testing and Admission of Learners

  • No learner may be denied admission or continued attendance at school on account of his/her HIV|AIDS status or pre HIV|AIDS status.
  • No educator may be denied the right to teach and not be promoted on account of his/her HIV|AIDS status.
  • The School shall not conduct medical testing for learners and educators for evidence of HIV|AIDS status.

Disclosure and Confidentiality 

  • NO learners (or parent on behalf of a learner) or educator compelled to his\her HIV\AIDS status to the school.
  • Voluntary disclosure of a learners HIV\AIDS status shall be welcomed and enabling environment should be cultivated in which the confidentiality of which unfair discrimination is not tolerated.
  • Any  learner above the age of 14 year with HIV/AIDS or younger than 14 year, he’s /her parents is free to disclose such  information voluntary in terms of action 39 of the child Care Act 1983 (Act no 74 of 1983
  • An educator may disclose his/her HIV/AIDS station to the principal of the school voluntarily. Show the principal or educator or learner to whom information about the medical condition of a learner or educator with HIV/AIDS has been divulged, must keep this information confidential.