The Sathya Sai School Chatsworth was established in 1997 at Moorton, Chatsworth with 39 learners and a group of volunteer teachers headed by Mr J. Gounder as Principal. The school population grew gradually until they had to move in August 2002 to the present premises at Bayview due to space constraints and lack of a sportsfield at Moorton.
Today the school enrolment stands at 308 with a staff of 22 educators, 3 admin staff, 3 general assistants, 2 volunteer staff, and is headed by the Principal, Mr S Pillay who assumed duty in January 2016.
The school follows the unique “educare programme” which is based on the five basic human values of truth, right conduct, peace, love & non-violence as expounded by our Founder, Sri Sathya Sai Baba.
The uniqueness in the programme lies in the manner in which lessons are presented to our learners where these values are integrated into our lessons. Fundamental to our objectives is the moulding of character in each learner, hence our motto is: “The end of education is character”.
The school is now in its 19th year of existence, and caters for Grade RR to Grade 12. We are entering our 10th batch of matriculants for the Senior Certificate Examinations in 2016.
The school also focuses on the disadvantaged communities and presently we have 23 learners predominantly Black from the indigent settlements of Welbedacht & Cocobar which are close to the school. These learners are not charged any fees whatsoever. Indeed, their every need is borne by the school ie. uniform, books, lunches & transport. It is the policy of the school since 2003 to admit these learners from Grade ‘R’ and in doing so uplift these communities in a small way.
The school also inculcates the spirit of reaching out to various charities and institutions by way of our service projects, viz. feeding schemes, provision of wheelchairs to the schools for the physically challenged and hospitals, providing sheets, pillows & pillow cases for the patients at the local hospitals, embarking on environmental clean-up operations, etc. Thus, we place much emphasis on the holistic development of the child.
As we moved into the Secondary & Senior Secondary Phase, the need for specialist rooms became crucial. 6 new classrooms, 2 laboratories, a computer centre, a library, a music therapy room, and an art room have been built.
The Mandir is used for assemblies and special functions. An averaged sized playfield is utilized for sporting activities.