Damage a major set back

2019-06-25 06:00
The Sentinel Primary School bus that was damaged.

The Sentinel Primary School bus that was damaged.

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Sentinel Primary School has suffered a blow after their school transport vehicle had its tyres slashed twice, during the course of last weekend.

School principal Claudene Overmeyer says on Friday 14 June they came to school and found one of the tyres of their bus was slashed and the other had a puncture. They had the tyres fixed.

Coming back on Sunday 16 June as their learners were getting ready for a tournament, they found all the tyres had been slashed. Cameras on the bus were also damaged.

Overmeyer believes this was done by an amateur as the person attempted so many times.

“This is very heartbreaking and devastating. Why would someone do something like this? Our learners had to go for a tournament and to see this was a major set back for us,” she says.

Despite their ordeal, Overmeyer says they had to make other plans to get their learners to the tournament. “There was no way we were going to miss this tournament. We have been trying for two years to get into this tournament and when we finally did, our learners almost didn’t make it,” she says.

The vehicle that has been damaged is used for various other things like transporting learners to the clinic, picking up other learners from home and also helping the elderly in the community. With the school being a non-paying fee school, Overmeyer says it is very difficult to ask parents to help repair the bus.

“Some money will have to come from the school to fix the bus. This is money that would’ve been used for something else. We hope we will get it sorted out as soon as possible as we have a lot of programmes in the new term that will require us to transport kids,” she says.

V To help the school email principal@sentinelps.co.za or call 021 790 1560.


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.

Inside News24

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


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.


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.