John Wesley turns 25

| June 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

John Wesley School Pinetown is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

In 1979, the original school premises were built on the Methodist Church campus in Pinetown in KwaZulu-Natal, and the number of learners quickly grew to 75.

In 1987, disregarding apartheid policy, the school became multiracial.

In 1992, the nearby Pineholme property was donated to the Pinetown Methodist Church for its educational ministries and, in 1995, generous donors made it possible to complete the school hall, media centre block and 12 classrooms. A hostel was built in 1999 and in 2000 the pre-primary and junior primary sections moved to Pineholme to create a unified school.

A state-of-the-art swimming pool was built in 2011, and a combi-court and modern cricket practice nets in 2012. As learner enrolment has increased by 88% since 2005, a third Grade 1 class was established in 2013 and one for Grade 2 students in 2014.

The principal of John Wesley School, Helen Birchall, recounts, “Looking back, I am justifiably proud of what we have collectively achieved.”

Category: Winter 2014

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