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About the centre

Hammarsdale District Teacher Development Centre (HDTDC) is in KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education (KZNDoE), under Umhlathuzana Circuit (Pinetown District).

HDTDC is a hub of information, materials and services in different formats. The centre was established with an aim to support the teaching and learning processes with an appropriate range of resources that are well managed and made available to all users.

HDTDC also creates various specific programmes and opportunities to develop a repertoire of knowledge and skills for the development and enrichment of primary and secondary users within the proximity of the centre, Mpumalanga and Inchanga Wards with 73 schools.

Primary users are teachers, learners, district, provincial, national education officials and other educational stakeholders from different spheres.
Secondary users come from the community at large around the centre.

The centre established a vision, mission and values that are line with that of the Department of Education to ensure that the objectives are considered and effectively implemented.

The centre ensures that flyers, pamphlets and booklets are sent out to schools to inform them about equipment, resources and activities available at the centre. Invitations are being sent out to invite or inform relevant people about training that takes place in the centre.

 

Services rendered

  • Provide a venue and a relevant programme that improve the quality of education through various workshops, meetings seminars and tutorials (CAPS, ICT, CPTD etc.).
  • ICT support services
  • Co-ordinating effective matric intervention and school holidays programmes.
  • Administration services such as faxing, photocopying, laminating, typing, printing, scanning and internet access.
  • Library and science support services, a kiosk with different previous exam papers, charts and other teaching aids.
  • Ecological centre which is facilitated by experts from different sister departments i.e. DSW, electricity, water etc., (natural science and life orientation).
  • Community outreach programmes.

 

Resources

  • Library materials (books, videos, journals etc.).
  • ICT equipment, computers, laptops, tablets, decorder, interactive whiteboard / smartboard, digital projector, television.
  • Administrative equipment, fax, photocopier, scanner, printer, e-mail connectivity, book binding, telephone and laminator.

 

Facilities

  • Administration block
  • Computer Laboratory: 30 people
  • Library: 30 people
  • Workshop room 1.: 80 people
  • Workshop room 2.: 40 people
  • Ecological centre: 40 people

 

Opening hours

Monday to Friday from 8h00 – 16h30
Saturdays only on request. Closed on public holidays.

 

Contact the centre

Physical address Phone numbers On line
26 Buthelezi Road
Hammersdale 3700
N. Jele (Centre manager)
031 771 2860 / 073 397 0329
S. Dladla (Administrator)
031 771 2860

Fax 031 771 1965

 HammarsdaleEDC@gmail.com