Meadowlands Technical High School is appealing to former pupils, well-wishers and teachers to submit articles, photos and snippets on their alma-mater for the brochure, which will be published in commemoration of their 50th anniversary.
The school will also host a dinner and dance on September 8, where the brochure will be distributed.
The school commenced with educating pupils in January 1969 with principal, Mr PCC Nair. Their roll began with 841 pupils and 29 teachers.
The diverse group of pupils became the first of the Meadowlands cohort that were to spend their time in a brand new school.
The current principal, Mr SV Naidoo, stated that the structure then was of an average size.
Over the years, various developments had taken place and in the 1990s a major refurbishment was undertaken. This led to the construction of various workshops catering for the various technical and vocational subjects.
“Meadowlands is currently the only high school in Chatsworth and surrounding areas which caters for six technical subjects. Unlike in the past, pupils taking up trade subjects could take a trade and various other subjects,” he said.
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The new CAPS2 curriculum being offered at Meadowlands now offers civil services, automotive, fitting and machining, welding, electronics and power systems.
“It is compulsory for pupils to take engineering graphics and design, mathematics or technical mathematics and physical science or technical science. This means that the pupils taking these subjects must offer a very high aptitude in the maths, science and technology fields in grade nine,” he said.
He also stated that the school has produced outstanding pupils over the past 50 years.
“These individuals have gone on to make a major contribution to the community and society at large. Past pupils include doctors, lawyers, teachers, businessmen and businesswomen, politicians and various stalwarts in industry. We have many teachers that have been at the institution for as long as 40 years and have taught grandparents, parents and now grandchildren,” he added.
Tickets for the dinner and dance can be purchased from the school. For more information, call 031 404-7521 or 081-419-9197.