Celebration as new Perivale Primary School buildings are opened
17 November 2022
On 13 October 2022 we celebrated the opening of the new Perivale Primary School buildings in Lotus River, and officially welcomed teachers and learners to the beautiful, 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. It is a substantial improvement in functionality and safety over the old buildings. The new buildings were constructed alongside the original school site, which has now become the new sports field.
The project began in 2020, but was unfortunately subject to delays due to the Covid-19 pandemic and disruptions on site. The total project cost is R86 million, which constitutes a major investment in the children of Lotus River and their future learning.
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.”
Speaking at the opening, provincial Minister of Education, David Maynier, said: “If we look around at the Perivale Primary family, we see learners, teachers, school leaders and parents all working together to overcome the challenges faced in the community. This shows just what is possible when you have a great principal, dedicated teachers, an active SGB, an involved community, a supportive district, and now, a brand-new school building from our infrastructure team.”
We wish the learners of Perivale Primary many happy hours of learning in their new school!