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Drakies History

History of Drakensberg

In January 1977 the pupils and teachers of Drakensberg Primary School were still attending school in the South Eastern wing of Ferrum High School.  It was originally known as School no. 5, because it was the 5th primary school built on the north side of the Ncandu River.  From the 2nd of May 1977 School no. 5 was officially known as Drakensberg Primary School.

On the 2nd of December 1977 Drakensberg Primary School was eventualy moved across to Drakensberg Drive to the new complex in Paddock Drive.  On the 16th of January 1978 the staff and pupils could start a new school year in their own complex.

Die skool is op 27 Maart 1980 op luisterryke wyse amptelik geopen deur die Administrateur van Natal, Mnr. JCG Botha.  Hy het gesê:

“Elke geslag druk sy eie stempel op die geskiedenis van ‘n volk af en dit is by die skool, veral op laerskoolvlak, waar bepaal sal word hoedanig daardie stempel sal wees, want dit is die beginpunt van Suid-Afrika se toekoms.”

The school badge

The school badge was designed by Mr. DE Clapham, a heraldist of Pietermaritzburg.  The white dragon against the blue background of the Drakensberg refers to the name of the school which is derived from these majestic mountains.

Die intanding op die boonste gedeelte van die blou bergreeks wys heen op die piekke van die Drakensberge.  Die juk en die skeie wys heen op die Voortrekkers na wie Pionierpark – waar die skool geleë is – vernoem.  Dit versinnebeeld ook die bande met ons verlede en voorsate van wie ons ons kultuurerfenis ontvang het.

Die leuse, “Altiora Petimus” (Mik hoog), herinner ons om in ons strewe die hoogste van die bergpieke ons mikpunte te maak.  Dit verwys ook na die strewe na om hoogleiding, na-God-leiding sodat “Mik hoog” ook ‘n ewigheidsvisie verkry.

The school gate

Drakensberg Primary has an exceptionally beautiful gate.  In 1987 the decision was taken to demolish the old gate and erect a brand new gate.  The idea was to symbolise the name and motto of the school.  Mr. Japie van Blerk a local architect, designed the new gate.  The Department of Education gave the go ahead and construction started.  The two pillars of the gate symbolise certain points.  The high column represents the adult educator, the teacher and the parent. They reach out to the child, the lower column on the right.

Drakies Administration
Agter v.l.n.r. San-Marie Knop, Enza de Jager Voor v.l.n.r. Leonie Cilliers, Tallie Sevenster
Welcome to Drakensberg Primary School! Our Christian school has a traditional ethos with deep roots.
 
Here, teaching and learning takes place in a loving, nurturing environment where pupils are encouraged to become happy, confident and competent individuals. The holistic approach to education allows each pupil to find their potential, in body, mind and spirit. At Drakensberg Primary School children are allowed to mature in a protected environment with high ideals and values.
 
At Drakensberg Primary we boast rich and rewarding academic, sports and cultural programmes.
Pieter Hanekom Principal / Skoolhoof
Chris Miller Deputy Principal / Adjunk Hoof
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Sakkie van der Merwe • Jan Labuschagne • Japie Erasmus • Jurgens Truter • Jacques Breedt

Tanya van der Merwe • Enza de Jager • Pieter Hanekom • Candiss Nell • Erika Britz

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Lizelle Grobler • Gr R
Thea Thom • Gr R
Anneke Du Preez Gr R
June Burger • Gr RR
Sarha Deeflets • Gr RR
Anne-Marie Nel • Grade RR
Antoinette Swanepoel • Grade RRR
Santie • Gr RRR
Elmarie van Kampen • Gr RRR
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Stephani Truter • Gr 1 HOD
Carla Schmal • Gr 1
Dawn van Dyk • Gr 1
Maryna Badenhorst • Gr 1
Natasha Pretorius • Gr 1
Tarryn Scott • Gr 1
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Danielle de Necker • Gr 2
Monica Boshoff • Gr 2
Nicole Meyer • Gr 2
Riekie Lubbe • Gr 2
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Teresa Moller • Gr 3
Lorraine du Preez • Gr 3
Sindie Nel • Gr 3
An'Bre Smith • Gr 3
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Bridget Sibisi • Gr 4
Hannelie van der Walt • Gr 4
Erika Brits • Gr 4
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Coetzee Hamman • Gr 5
Etienne van Aswegen • Gr 5
Leana van Niekerk • Gr 5
Jo-Anly Jansen van Rensburg • Gr 5
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Monique Hepple • Gr 6
Cherylyn van Heerden • Gr 6
Isabel Meyer • Gr 6
Serena Fereirra • Gr 6
Megan Khats • Gr 6
Anthony Stokes • Gr 6
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Louis Pretorius • Gr 7
JJ de Goede • Gr 7
Francois Meyer • Gr 7
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