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PAST STATUS OF THE SCHOOL BEFORE RENOVATION

 

ENROLMENT

The enrolment of the school was escalating fast.  The ten classroom space proved to be insufficient on the average #56 learners had to be accommodated in a classroom.  This was a problem as moving around the classroom was impossible. .  Due to the escalating of numbers, we were granted a second Head of Department post.  In January 2000 Mrs. N. Singeni from Graaff-Reinet filled the Head of Department post.

BUCKET SYSTEM TOILETS

There were only ten toilets for boys and girls.  This was a health hazard as the open buckets were a breeding place for flies.  The night soil removal was irregular.  The building itself was dilapidated and falling off at some places.

THE STORM WATER DRAINAGE

It was running next to the school and was not properly constructed.  All the drain water from the above streets became stagnant just behind the school causing an unbearable odour especially in summer.

    THE GREAT TREK

Because of the above problems that were a barrier to effective teaching and learning Mrs N. Singeni initiated a merger with an under utilized school, Sam Xhallie. Negotiations were entered into to discuss this merger under the leadership of the District Director of Cradock Mr D.J.A. Smeda.  Finally negotiations were finalized and the Great Trek took place on the 24 February 2003.  The two schools amalgamated under the principal-ship of Mrs. Mahangu with Mr. B.S. Kwezi and Mrs. Singeni as HOD’s. “We were fugitives in a Strange Land”.

RELIEF

The best news of the decade was that an amount of R3 million was allocated by the DoE for the renovation of Nxuba Primary School.  It was a long wait, ultimately on the 20 May 2005 we settled in at our Alma Mater.

 

PRESENT STATUS OF THE SCHOOL AFTER RENOVATION

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  •  Mrs Mahangu retired at the end of 2008 and Mrs Singeni took over as Principal from the 1st January 2009 to date.

  •  The school has an enrolment of 675 learners, 20 educators and 5 non educators.

  • Fifteen classrooms fitted with pining boards, desks and immovable cupboards and a fully fledged computer lab.

  • We have a modern administration block the Principal’s office, Deputy Principal’s office, the Clerk’s office, a staffroom and a printing room.

  • The old admin block is used as a library, kitchen for preparing food for the school nutrition program and sickbay for giving medication to learners.

  •  We have a neatly paved area for assemblies and open functions.

  • The toilets are water borne, ten toilets for girls only, five toilets for boys and five urinals.

  •  There are separate toilets for the staff.