Westcliff Secondary School- a beacon of hope in Chatsworth

The principal and staff of the school who are excited about the anniversary celebrations.

The flame which was lit 50 years ago at Westcliff Secondary School still burns as bright as it did several years ago and in commemoration of this momentous occasion, a special anniversary dinner and dance will be held on Friday, November 17.

The glittering event will take place at the Savera Hotel, situated at 17 Oak Avenue, Kharwastan from 6:30pm. On July 25, 1967 the state high school began to function as an educational institution for children from the greater Chatsworth area.

The first principal, Mr PCC Nair, together with 23 staff members, took charge of 337 standard five and 273 standard six pupils.  The following year, 11 more classrooms were added as the attendance roll had increased to 640 pupils.

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In the 1980’s, the staff compliment rose to 52 and the pupil population climbed to the 1000 mark. Additions to the school during this period included the industrial arts centre, two typing rooms, a library, staff room, tuck-shop, store room, a multipurpose room, history room, geography room, two additional classrooms, music centre, art centre and a technical drawing room.

During the 50 years of existence, the school had 14 principals with Mr VA Rama serving in this berth twice. The school is also proud of its numerous achievement and currently stands as a beacon of hope in the Chatsworth community. For more information, contact the school on 031 403-3818.


Bianca Lalbahadur

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