R54m school ready in next term

2015-06-23 06:00

A brand new school will soon open its doors in Philippi once the R54m project is completed at the end of this month.

The new Khanya Primary School in Philippi will open for the third school term, say provincial ministers Debbie Schafer and Donald Grant.

Schafer and Grant visited the new school building in Philippi.

“We are both pleased and excited to see this brand new school at the final stages of the project.

“The pupils at Khanya Primary School have been temporarily accommodated at the former Buckingham Primary School building in Mitchell’s Plain since 2006, after vacating the Ottery Youth Centre buildings that had been utilised since 2004 when the school was established,” says a joint statement by the ministers.

The building of this school was done as a partnership between the Western Cape departments of education and transport and public works.

The construction of the new school started in March last year, and it will open its doors to pupils at the start of the new term. It will consist of 28 classrooms, two Grade R classrooms, two specialist rooms for art and music, an administration block and school sick bay, a kitchen, a computer room, school hall, library and two specialist rooms, a sports field and two physical training and playing surfaces.

Khanya Primary School will accommodate pupils who mainly live in the Heinz Park, Samora Machel and Philippi areas.

“The school has already received a top-up furniture delivery and the relocation of the school’s existing furniture to the new premises from the current premises will take place during the July school holiday period. The Western Cape education department (WCED) invests heavily in school infrastructure to improve the quality of our schools’ teaching and learning spaces as well as to meet the demands for schooling in the province,” says the statement.

As the implementing agent for the WCED, the department of transport and public works, for the current financial year, will spend R1.4bn on the building and the refurbishing of school infrastructure across the province.

“Khanya Primary School is one of many schools earmarked for completion within this financial year. This year will see the completion of eleven new schools, while an extra fifteen are under construction.

“In addition, 38 WCED and the accelerated schools infrastructure delivery initiative (ASIDI)-funded replacement schools are being either built or completed in this financial year.”

The department of transport and public works’ project team has done exceptionally well to deliver a state-of-the-art facility within the required time and budget, and ready for the start of the new school term.

The Khanya project has employed 156 labourers from the local community, providing on-site training in bricklaying and carpentry. Of the total R4.8m spent on labour, R3.9m (over 80%) was spent on local labour.

“We are pleased to have delivered a school that the community can be proud of, and its pupils can thrive in.”

Schafer will visit the school in the third term once pupils and teachers have settled in and says she looks forward to seeing the school become a hub of exciting activity and community engagement.

A brand new school will soon open its doors in Philippi once the R54m project is completed at the end of this month.

The new Khanya Primary School in Philippi will open for the third school term, say provincial ministers Debbie Schafer and Donald Grant.

Schafer and Grant visited the new school building in Philippi.

“We are both pleased and excited to see this brand new school at the final stages of the project.

“The pupils at Khanya Primary School have been temporarily accommodated at the former Buckingham Primary School building in Mitchell’s Plain since 2006, after vacating the Ottery Youth Centre buildings that had been utilised since 2004 when the school was established,” says a joint statement by the ministers.

The building of this school has required the participation and cooperation of the Western Cape departments of education and transport and public works.

The construction of the new school started in March last year, and it will open its doors to pupils at the start of the new term. It will consist of 28 classrooms, two Grade R classrooms, two specialist rooms for art and music, an administration block and school sick bay, a kitchen, a computer room, school hall, library and two specialist rooms, a sports field and two physical training and playing surfaces.

Khanya Primary School will accommodate pupils who mainly come from the Heinz Park, Samora Machel and Philippi areas.

“The school has already received a top-up furniture delivery and the relocation of the school’s existing furniture to the new premises from the current premises will take place during the July school holiday period.

“The Western Cape education department (WCED) invests heavily in school infrastructure to improve the quality of our schools’ teaching and learning spaces as well as to meet the demands for schooling in the province,” says the statement.

As the implementing agent for the WCED, the department of transport and public works, for the current financial year, will spend R1.4bn on the building and the refurbishing of school infrastructure across the province.

11 new schools“Khanya Primary School is one of many schools earmarked for completion within this financial year.

“This year will see the completion of eleven new schools, while an extra fifteen are under construction.

“In addition, 38 WCED and the accelerated schools infrastructure delivery initiative (ASIDI)-funded replacement schools are being either built or completed in this financial year.”

The department of transport and public works’ project team has done exceptionally well to deliver a state-of-the-art facility within the required time and budget, and ready for the start of the new school term.

The Khanya Primary School project has employed 156 labourers from the local community, providing on-site training in bricklaying and carpentry. Of the total R4.8m spent on labour, R3.9m (over 80%) was spent on local labour.

‘Quality learning’“We are pleased to have delivered a school that the community can be proud of, and its pupils can thrive in, which is in line with the Western Cape government’s provincial strategic goal 2, which is to improve education outcomes and opportunities for youth development.

“We hope that this new school will be transformed into an institution of teaching and learning, where pupils, teachers and parents in this case, are safe and secure, and where quality learning can take place.”

Schafer will visit the school in the third term once pupils and teachers have settled in and says she looks forward to seeing the school become a hub of exciting activity and community engagement

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.