100 years for Parkview Junior School

The district director for Johannesburg East, Mnyamezeli Ndevu was present at the Parkview Centenary Assembly to address students, parents and staff.


Parkview Junior School will be celebrating its centenary with a variety of events commemorating the school’s long history.

On 21 April the school hosted an assembly attended by school children, parents, the current and former staff at the school.

The ceremony began with an introduction by Bertha Dlothi, the chairwoman of Parkview Junior governing body. She rang a bell, which has been used since the school opened to mark the beginning of the celebration.

The Parkview Senior School’s Speech and Drama Club performed their recital of ”The City” during the Centenary Assembly at Parkview Junior School.

Over 200 students were at the assembly with dozens of parents also present to commemorate the centenary. Songs were performed by the junior school and the Parkview Senior School choir performed two songs for the assembly.

An entertaining pop quiz was also held, between various speeches, testing the students’ general knowledge about the school and its history, which received many laughs and cheers from the crowd.

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Fiona Pennington, the principal of the junior school, said, “When I look at the number of people who have attended here today, it makes my heart very warm because that is evident to me that over the hundred years, Parkview junior and senior have been an important part of your lives.”

The district director for Johannesburg East, Mnyamezeli Ndevu was also present to address the assembly. Ndevu said, “It is so amazing to find that this school is a hundred years old and I want to associate myself with these hundred years.” He added, “It’s a wonderful day; this is a centre of excellence and has been, for one hundred years!”

The celebrations will continue with a parade and féte on 6 May, a Centenary Sports Day on 29 July, Centenary Garden Day on 9 September and to conclude the celebrations, a Centenary Walk on 21 October.

Edited by Beryl Knipe

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Laura Pisanello

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