OUR HISTORY

Our History

Take a trip through our timeline to see where we’ve been and where we’re going

  • 29 January 1936

    Amanzimtoti Government School (as it was then called) opened it’s doors on 29 January 1936, with an enrollment of 29 learners, 2 assistant educators, and Headmistress Mrs J. King-Lees.

    The school consisted of 3 brick classrooms, a small office and stockroom, a lobby, caretaker’s quarters and an outside toilet (bucket system). The site was on 5 acres, between Cato and Farewell roads and the entrance was via a path leading from Adams Road.

  • 1953

    In 1953 extensions to the school were completed and the new school hall was built in 1970, as was the Junior Primary complex, which was situated across Adams road, adjacent to the Police Station.

  • 1997

    The swimming pool was officially opened.

  • 1991

    In the 10 000th learner (Ryan Small) was admitted to the school and the school population consisted of 551 learners and 24 educators.

  • 18 April 1994

    At the end of the first term of 1994, the entire school moved to a new campus in Frost road, which had been vacated when the amalgamation of Kuswag Primary and High Schools took place. The school opened with a formal assembly on it’s new premises on 18 April 1994.

  • 1995

    In 1995 a swimming pool was constructed and a modern computer centre, with 20 computers was installed for the learners to use.

  • 29 January 1996

    On 29 January 1996 the school celebrated its Diamond Anniversary, with an enrolment of 726 learners and 23 staff. Later in the same year the permanent concrete stands were erected around the swimming pool. The 11 000th learner (Dylan Löser) was admitted to the school.

  • June 2000

    On June 2000, the Bothma Art and Culture Centre was officially opened. Staff and learners decorated the walls and made stained glass windows before the event. On 3 October 2000, a second Computer Room was opened, mainly for Senior Primary use.

  • 2001

    New Aftercare with approximately 200 learners opened

  • 2005

    • New Phonics programme Thrass instroduced
    • Airconditioners installed throughout the school
    • Pool Fibreglassed
  • 2007

    • Technology Room created
    • Garage built for school Quantum
  • 2008

    Interactive Whiteboards installed for Grade 7 classrooms

  • 2009

    • Digital surveillance system installed
    • Another update of the Computer Laboratory
    • Renovations to the offices
  • 2010

    • Purchase of the School Tractor
    • Bathrooms revamped
    • Interactive Whiteboards installed throughout the rest of the school
  • 2011

    A Ground Breaking of 4 New classrooms built in January 2011

Amanzimtoti Primary School is the second oldest in the area. it boasts an Art and Culture Centre, Swimming Pool and Sports field catering for: Hockey, Netball, Soccer, Cricket and Athletics. There is healthy competition, especially on the sports field, among the local schools and a number of our children have achieved provincial colours. The large flat playing field is user-friendly and absolutely safe for our learners. We also have an After Care run by qualified staff.

There were two well-equipped Computer Rooms and an equally well stocked Media Centre with up to date reading and general educational materials as well as videos, games and anything available that we can supply to stimulate young enquiring minds.

At Amanzimtoti Primary we believe in Holistic Education and continually strive to improve our premises and facilities to enable learners to have the most modern educational equipment, to cater for their needs

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