New schools help
accommodate growth in
Eight new schools, including three mobile schools, opened their doors in January to accommodate the growth in learner numbers in the Western Cape.
Learners at Silikamva High in Hout Bay, Thembalethu High in George, and Kraaifontein High and Vredekloof Primary near Brackenfell all started the academic year in newly constructed brick and mortar buildings.
In Grabouw, learners at Umyezo Wama Apile High School moved into their new buildings at the end of last year.
The mobile schools, Sandelhout Primary in Delft, Jupitor Avenue Primary in Ocean View and Tabata Street Primary in Tembalethu, George, provided welcome relief in hotspot areas.
A total of 46 mobile expansion classrooms across the province also helped to ease the pressure on existing schools.
Three more replacement schools are under construction and will be completed this year.