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School gets the go ahead

The MEC for Education, Andrek (Panyaza) Lesufi, was approached by Ward 23 councillor, Paul Smit, to answer questions regarding the proposed new school in Glenvista extension four.


Question – Why is a prefabricated school going to be constructed on this site (corner Laubscher and Stegman streets)?


The Department is experiencing tremendous pressure for admissions to secondary schools in this area for January 2105. The existing secondary schools in the area cannot accommodate these learners who require accommodation for January 2015. Due to the time factor it is not possible to construct a brick and mortar school at this stage.  The Department has therefore taken a decision to construct an Alternative Construction Technology school building. This will be a permanent structure, which will enable the Department to meet the demand for space within the shortest possible time period so these learners can be placed in a school as soon as possible.

Question – As a prefabricated school, what other infrastructure will it have, ie, sports fields, school hall, swimming pool, etc?


The school will have 30 classrooms and a sports field.

Question – What is the so-called catchment area of this school?


The area comprises of Glenvista, Mulbarton, Glenanda, Bassonia, Suideroord and Mondeor.

According to other information received, the prefabricated building will be painted to blend in with the environment, as will the roof and the school will be fenced with palisade.

As many natural trees as possible will be kept, however, wattle and thorn trees will be removed.

There is an infrastructure for school transport, ie, buses and taxis.

No more information is presently available.


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