History of Stirling Primary School

Timeline created by marylou
  • Photo of new school building appears in Daily Dispatch

  • Stirling Primary School opens its doors

  • First school committee is elected - PTA formed

  • School officially opened by chairman of school board, Mr AW Barnes

  • First fundraising bazaar

  • First birthday commemorated with inter-house athletics competition

  • Construction of first cricket pitch

  • New wing opened

  • First prize giving and concert held

  • 3rd birthday - celebrated with turning of first sod of new swimming pool

  • FIrst caretaker appointed

  • Pedestrian controlled robot built, installed in Epsom Road

  • Additional land obtained for playgrounds

  • Plaque unveiled on 5th anniversary

  • Change rooms built onto swimming pool

  • Music department started

  • Art room wing opened

  • School hall opened; Music block opened

  • Land on Gleneagles Road acquired

  • Stirling Primary School becomes laboratory school, introducing initial teaching alphabet

  • First head boy and head girl elected

  • First School bus aquired

  • School Story put on existing building;Hall enlarged and gallery build

  • Ms Froelich retires

  • Mr van Wyk becomes new school principal – 600 pupils & 26 staff members; Pre-Primary classes open; Tennis courts built

  • Library opens on 20th birthday

  • Stirling Primary School celebrates 21st birthday

  • Mr Hall becomes principal; Khaki uniform replaced by brown uniform

  • School attains P status

  • Bursary fund launched to mark silver jubilee

  • Toyota school bus arrives; Netball courts built

  • Opening of enlarged pool, tuck shop complex & tarmac area

  • Media centre opened (now JP Art room)

  • Stirling High school opens – uniform adjusted to green gyms

  • School badge redesigned – one badge, but schools to keep own motto’s

  • Lecture Theatre and new computer room opened

  • Computer room enlarged

  • Staff room enlarged to accommodate larger staff

  • Pool heating installed

  • Gleneagles seating, change rooms and kiosk facilities completed

  • Tennis shelter completed

  • Model C school

  • New Pre-primary facility opened at Gleneagles

  • Aftercare facility officially opened

  • Tennis clubhouse completed. Stirling Primary School becomes first EL school to open own school shop

  • Admin offices renovated

  • Entrance and front surrounds upgraded

  • Lecture Theatre and new computer room opened; U9 Turf wicket laid

  • OBE integrated

  • U13 turf wicket re-laid

  • Ablution block for seniors and netball courts upgraded

  • Chess introduced in the classroom; U11 turf wicket re-laid

  • Senior computer room opened

  • Peter Pan incorporated into Stirling Primary School

  • Work on indoor sports complex commences

  • Grade R extensions completed

  • Mr. Selwyn Hall (principal) retires

  • Mr. Peter Johnson joins the staff as principal

  • Indoor Sports Complex completed, with indoor cricket nets, permanent seating and paving

  • Boundary palisade fencing and Administrative area upgraded Staffroom upgraded & New extension to Aftercare building built

  • 28 data projectors installed in the classrooms & Marimba Band venue completed

  • Additional Grade R classrooms completed

  • opening of the Creative Arts Centre

  • Junior Computer Lab redesigned and refurbished