27th July 2017History of Elandspark School
Established in January 1961 and temporarily housed in Boksburg as the “Germiston Special School”. Temporary buildings that was poorly equipped with difficult conditions and a lack of playgrounds led to various complaints from parents and the community. The school was renamed “Elandspark” after the farm “Elandslaagte”. A total of 7 schools existed in the Witwatersrand and only 20 Special Education schools existed in the then Transvaal. The new school in Bedfordview cost R500 000,00 to build in 1968. This new Elandspark LSEN school opened in the 70’s with 440 learners and 12 to 15 learners per class. The learners came from 6 areas: Alberton, Germiston, Elsburg, Edenvale, Kempton Park and Modderfontein. Today learners from Primrose, Klopperpark, Germiston, Witfield, Boksburg, Elspark, Elsburg, Dinwiddie, Rondebult, Vosloorus, Spruitview, Katlehong, Kensington, Malvern and Jeppestown are attending the school. According to Mr. Pienaar: LSEN education gives you an insight into life that few other teaching jobs can do.
Our Club’s Involvement
Support with funding and various other means of general assistance