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Crawford International Fourways celebrates 25 years

Crawford International Fourways honours 25 years of excellence with an epic birthday celebration.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Crawford International Fourways reflects on a rich history of providing exceptional education since its establishment in 1999.

The school is committed to offering outstanding academic opportunities, diverse extracurricular activities, and fostering a dynamic community where students can flourish, said Tasneed Evans, the client executive officer of the school.

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To mark this significant achievement, the students, parents, and staff came together for a full day of celebratory activities.

The event was divided into two parts, featuring live music, a variety of delicious foods, engaging games, and exciting activities for the students to partake in.

Additionally, the school organised its traditional annual family braai evening, providing an opportunity for parents to join in the festivities and celebrate alongside the students and staff.

Evans said they wanted everyone to be included in the party, so everyone got involved from the littlest two-year-old to past students who came to celebrate at the school’s braai.

“It is so difficult to pick one memory from my seven years at the school. It laid the foundation of who I am as a person today,” said Mathapelo Lehapa – who is now a chartered accountant and was in Grade 7 in 2000.

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Alta Kriel, who has taught at the school for 22 years added, “The return of past students to come and visit us, time and time again, is testimony to the unique nature and charm. It has been this way for 25 years and it has been an absolute privilege for me to witness.”

The school has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 1999. The small ‘farm’ school located in a very different looking Fourways, where farm animals and wildlife were still in abundance grew to a space, where 500 children are ‘free to dream’.

It started with pre-primary and foundation phase classes but soon included all grades.

“When we reached 100 students it was a big celebration. The facilities changed to what is now a modern 21st-century offering, we extended our sports, arts and culture programmes and we built the school hall in 2006. It was also the first year we had 14 Grade 7 students passing in the hallways,” said the deputy principal, Trudie Goodchild.

Principal Shivani Sahadeo said, “We are incredibly proud of the history, relationships and legacy that the school has built over the past 25 years.

“This celebration is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our students, faculty, staff, and community members who have contributed to our success. We look forward to celebrating this milestone together and creating even more memories in the years to come.”

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