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A BRIEF HISTORY OF OUR SCHOOL

1986

Rigby Wallace (lead elder of Waverley New Covenant) hears from God and Little Lambs opens it’s doors as a preschool in Lombardy West, offering a Christ-centred worldview and open to all races. Hilary Smith and Sue Pietersen are the first teachers.

1988

The school starts in the triple garage with 12 learners.

Mid 1988 the school moves to 134 Ronald Avenue in Linbro Park. On the property is an old house where the school opens it’s doors.

1989

Kevin Edmunds is appointed as principal for The King’s School North Eastern Suburbs. He serves until the end of 1994.

1992

The preschool is built. Now this is high school classrooms.

1995

Tony Pietersen takes over as principal

1st year of Grade 8s.

1996

The hall and Gr 4 – 6 classrooms are built.

Tutor system for Gr 10 and 11 instituted.

1997

The grade 1 and 2 classrooms are built.

Basketball court built with donor funds

1st matriculant – Ruth Stone

1998

2nd matriculant – Lexi Repanis

Formal classes for Grade 10 started.

1999

The adjoining property is purchased, both bonds are cleared by an anonymous donor and construction on the church takes place

2000

1st class of matriculants – 7 learners who all passed.

The new church building becomes operational and becomes Duduza – a place of encouragement. The school changes it’s name to Duduza College.

2001

In April Léonie Currin is appointed as principal. Renovations to the old school hall take place to create a library. The adjoining classroom becomes the computer room.

2004

The school becomes The King’s School Linbro Park. The school changes to 4 terms and adopts an informal uniform. The year starts with a computer server for the learners’ computer room, and a server and computer room for staff. Renovations to the technology room take place. Work on the house on 133 1st Road is initiated– the new home for Little Lambs.

2005

Little Lambs opens its doors on 133 1st Road.

2006

Total school enrolment exceeds 200. The school website is launched.

2007

The school celebrates its 21st birthday. New after care facility is opened. Construction began on a new double-story classroom block. A parent charter is adopted by the PTA.

2008

In October John Pilkington is appointed as principal. Construction of a new double-story classroom block housing 2 science labs and 2 large classrooms is completed.  Due to increasing demand, a second grade 8 class is started in the high school.

2009

Renovations to the school office block are completed including a new reception area and new staff room. The school adopts a formal uniform.

2010

Total school enrolment exceeds 300. Renovation of the building housing the preschool is completed. Renovations to the single- story house provide an additional primary school classroom.

 


 

 

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