WJD Cloete JSS converts old toilet block into hall

05 Oct 2017 16:10pm
RIETOOG, 05 OCT (NAMPA) – The WJD Cloete Junior Secondary School at Rietoog in the Hardap Region on Wednesday inaugurated a hall, previously used as toilets for learners.
The hall, converted with donations from parents and businesses, will be used for the writing of examinations and for functions.
It is named after a former principal, the late Hendrick Husselmann, who served the school from 1988 to 2009.
Speaking at the inauguration, Hardap Governor Esme Isaack said she admires the collective effort that went into the development.
“I have it on good authority that the teachers, learners, community and private sector partners were actively engaged. This is an example which definitely deserves to be emulated,” she said.
Isaack further said the hall can also be used to generate income for the school by renting it out for functions.
The school’s principal, Ivan Cloete, said it is pleasing to see community members invest their time and finances in the future of the school and learners.
“I am grateful for the support they gave us,” he said.
The event was also attended by Councillor of Rehoboth Rural Constituency, Riaan McNab and Hardap Education Directorate Deputy Director, Elfriede Kauraisa-Stephanus, amongst others.
In April this year, learners of repainted 12 classrooms to liven up their learning environment. They raised N.dollars 9 900 through donations to do so.
The school caters for pre-primary up to Grade 10. It has 268 students, with 110 housed in a privately owned hostel.
They have a feeding scheme through which approximately 100 learners are fed every day.
Rietoog is situated 140 kilometres south-west of Rehoboth.