Help Cato Crest Primary reach its digital goal

Cato Crest Primary School principal, Qondeni Japhet Ntombela with some of the teachers and heads of department.  

With digital and paperless education being the future, Cato Crest Primary School is appealing to Good Samaritans to help them get computers for their computer-less lab.

The school has a computer lab which was built in 2016. The lab is currently empty as the school has not received any funding for computers.

Speaking on the importance of technology and computers, school principal, Qondeni Japhet Ntombela said the school has a 2050 vision which foresees, paperless education and focusing more on digital literacy. Ntombela has been the heading the school for 15 years, and said he has enjoyed every moment.

“We offer high quality education and our pupils will appreciate getting digital literacy from the school as we are now in the new age of technology. We appeal to local business people and the community as a whole to help assist with our vision for digital literacy,” he said.

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The mixed-race school which accommodates pupils from all walks of life, is situated in the heart of Cato Crest Informal Settlements.

There are 2000 pupils enrolled at the school, and 52 teachers. According to Ntombela, the large enrolment numbers at the school is due to the high quality education they offer to grade R to seven.

“We are a developing school which comes highly recommended by the community. Our secret is simple, we are a team which has a good partnership with parents and we take their suggestions into consideration. We also have support from all relevant structures including Education Department and church leaders,” he said.

Ntombela said another challenge the school is facing is over-crowing and shortage of classrooms. The school also offers extra-curriculum activities such as chess, tennis, soccer, cultural activities.

If you would like to make a generous donation to the school, contact the principal directly on 072-452-8276 or 031 273-5159. Alternatively, you can send an email [email protected].

 

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Zola Phoswa
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