The Western Cape’s Education MEC, David Maynier opened the new Perivale Primary School buildings in Lotus River, on Thursday, where he officially welcomed teachers and learners to the state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities.
This is a replacement school which adds an extra 520 places for learners, for a total capacity of 1 240.
The project began in 2020, but was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Maynier said, in addition to this, contractors also faced intimidation. The new buildings, says the MEC, were constructed alongside the original school site, which has now become the new sports field.
‘’The total project cost is R86 million, which constitutes a major investment in the children of Lotus River and their future learning. We appeal to all communities to support this important work, so that together we can ensure that we provide quality education to every learner, in every classroom, in every school in the Western Cape.’’
The school’s principal, Mr Zaahier Jacobs, said:
“The learners are enjoying the new facilities of our new school building! The infrastructural development and aesthetic enhancement of the new building has significantly contributed to an improvement in the performance of learners, learner attendance, and staff morale.”
Done By: Mitchum George