Rosmead Central Primary has been in existence since 1940 and this year we celebrate our 75th Anniversary. Our learner complement consists of approximately 90% Xhosa-speaking, 7% Foreign National and 3% other learners. We service the areas of Khayelitsha, Gugulethu, Philippi, Mitchells Plain, Manenberg, Hanover Park, Claremont, Kenilworth, etc. Many of our learners have dire social circumstances and are often raised by single mothers, grandmothers or aunts.
We provide a good academic and cultural environment, but sorely lack a substantial sporting environment.
For many years it has been a burning desire for our school to provide a sustainable grass field for our learners. I have not witnessed so much excitement amongst learners in a long time at the mention of the possibility of being able to play soccer on grass.
It saddens educators that they cannot provide this simple joy to our learners because of financial constraints. A R10 000 water bill per month, amongst other financial constraints have prevented us from realising our dream. It is important that we provide a wide range of learning opportunities for all our learners.