Our History

Kloof Junior Primary School was originally part of the Kloof Government School, which was built in 1926.

1965: Kloof Junior Primary splits from Kloof Government School and begins its existence at the current Kloof Pre-Primary School premises. A new school building for Kloof Junior Primary is built in Abelia Road to accommodate Grade 1 to 3 learners.

1969: Grade 1 to 3 learners move from the old school buildings to the present school buildings. Miss Lawrence of the then Kloof Infants School becomes the first principal. She was well known for the amazing children’s plays, which she wrote and in which the children took part.

1974: Miss Dacomb takes over as principal.

1985: Miss Dacomb introduces the first computer centre at the school. 15 Commodore computers are purchased. The school becomes known as Kloof Junior Primary School.

1986: Mrs Rosalie Burke takes over and oversees many new developments at the school. Among these are a swimming pool, a new hall, a new administration wing and a new computer centre.

2005: Mrs Burke retires.

2007: Mrs Lyn Dobson is appointed as principal after being the acting principal for a year.

2015: Just before Mrs Lyn Dobson retires, tiered seating and paving are added to the pool area, and the Astro field and surrounds are built.

2016: Mrs Karen Leppan is appointed as principal. A new mission, vision and set of virtues are created during the 2016 Strategic Review, based upon input from all stakeholders.

2017: The new mission, vision and set of virtues are officially launched, embracing what we believe is important in our educational journey.

2019-2020: A brand new administration and classroom block was built reflecting the vibrant blue colours of the school. The Wessels’ Trust granted us a donation of R2m to build our Remedial Unit.

2021: Plans are being made to build a new Aquatics Centre which will house a brand new 25m pool and covered tiered seating for both parents and learners. A donation from the Wessels’ Trust has been granted to us again so we are now able to build the bottom level of phase 3A!