Zeekoevlei High School staff and pupils are commemorating the school’s 40th anniversary next year and they’re starting the celebrations early.
In the run-up to the school’s 40th year, several events will be organised. The first is a family fun day in December which will kick off the planning of the events that will follow.
Principal William Prinsloo said they were celebrating 40 years of achievement and would hopefully raise some much needed funds in the process.
“We are hoping to to get thousands of learners, both past and present to take part in the activities. We want to celebrate our achievement with the community as this is very much a generational family school,” said Mr Prinsloo.
He added that the school was looking to strengthen its alum-
“We have ex-pupils who have done very well for themselves and are very successful and we want those ex-pupils to come back and payback and help the future generations. We want everyone remotely attached to Zeekoevlei High to be involved in the activities so that we can continue to achieve what we have over the next 40 years,” said Mr Prinsloo.
Deputy principal Sharon Brown, who has been teaching at the school for 37 years, said it was important for everyone who had ever had a link with the school to support the celebrations.
“Our children come from difficult circumstances and we serve eight informal settlements and the nearby farms but des-
pite this they have and will excel. We want to celebrate all our achievements with all those past pupils and hopefully the school will go from strength to strength
over the next 40 years,” said Ms Brown.
Events convener and teacher Julleen Goliath, who has been at the school for 27 years, asked parents get involved with the celebrations as well.
“We have always tried to have a strong connection with the parents of our learners and we are hoping to get them onboard as well to strengthen the relationship and get to know each other again,” said Ms Goliath.
Former pupil and Lotus River resident Mervyn Amos said the school had played a massive role in his life.
“I honestly don’t know where I would have ended up if the teachers at Zeekoevlei High didn’t care for me. They saved my life and I’m sure many other ex-pupils
feel the same way. That’s why we need to support the school and come together to celebrate 40
years of excellence,” said Mr Amos.
The event will be held at
the school on Saturday Dec-
ember 2, from 11am to 6pm. Tickets cost R20 for adults and R10 for children. There will be jumping castles, entertainment, braai facilities and sporting activities. On the day, pupils from the 1970s and 80s are encouraged to wear white T-shirts, from the 90s to wear teal T-shirts and from 2000s to wear black T-shirts on the day.
For more information call the school on 021 703 3797.