Former principal of Clayridge Primary School, Mr Govender.
With its motto being ‘strive to achieve’, Clayridge Primary School has successfully done just that and achieved 40 years of existence.
From housing pupils, whose parents were descendants of smallholding farms of Tin Town, which is now known as Springfield, to accommodating pupils of Inanda, Kwamashu, Ntuzuma as well as Phoenix, the school has grown from strength to strength.
Not only was the school a place of learning but a place of refuge to community members, who were affected by the 1980 floods.
Former principal, Mr Govender, who had been with the school since its inception, started off as a teacher. He then became a head of department and thereafter, a deputy principal, before retiring as a principal of the school in June 2018.
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Govender described his years at the school as nostalgic.
“I owe my success as well as the school’s success to the humble community of Phoenix, pupils and former pupils of the school, teachers, members of the governing body and the education department. Clayridge Primary School has always been a second home to me,” Govender said.
Keeping to the celebratory spirit, current principal, Mr Naidoo, expressed his appreciation for leading a dignified institution such as Clayridge Primary.
Former and current Clayridge Primary School principals, Mr Govender and Mr Naidoo appealed to former pupils, teachers, parents and members of the public to support the school’s 40th milestone by making a generous donation.
For more information on how and where to donate, call the school on 031 539-1610 or Mr Thilardhari on 083-845-4799.