Moregrove Primary School

Alone we are smart. Together we are brilliant.

General Info

Principal: Allyson Brenner

Grade Levels: R-7

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School Colours

The school’s colours are blue, white and maroon

School Badge

The Arms are registered at the the Bureau of Heraldry on 19 June 1989, under certificate No 2060. The blazon (translated from the Afrikaans text) reads:

Arms: Azure, within an annulet argent a roundel gules charged with a dove in flight argent, the whole within a border, also argent.

Motto: Officium valeat.

About the arms:
An anomaly in this blazon is the colour of the roundel, which is called red (gules) but is illustrated on the registration certificate as being maroon (a colour called murrey in heraldic language).

The school’s colours are blue, white and maroon – and were those colours long before the arms were registered – and it would seem that the school is entitled to request a corrected registration certificate.

The white dove[1] is traditionally a symbol of peace, and of God’s blessing. The school explains the choice of one as of fitting into the area where the school is situated, where the streets all have bird names.

The motto, Officum valeat, translates as: “Do your duty.”

This excerpt is taken from oocities.org

History of Moregrove

Starting in January 1970 the school was built to serve pupils in the then recently established township of Cotswold Extension, lying north of the N2 freeway.

In 1971 two proposed names for the school were submitted to the Port Elizabeth School Board, and the name chosen was that of the farm on which the township was laid out. The other name proposed was Alouette, but the parents preferred Moregrove.

With Mr W C Nel as principal, the teaching staff comprised six people, and there were 103 pupils: 47 English-speaking and 57 Afrikaans.

At first the school had no sports facilities, and an arrangement was made that the children could use the sports fields at Cotswold Primary. Gradually Moregrove school acquired more than adequate sports grounds.

In 1972 a bird in flight was chosen as the school badge. Curtains were bought for the school hall, coloured maroon.

In 1973 the school received permission to offer pre-primary classes, and these classes began in ’74.

By 1976 the school had more than 300 pupils, and in 1978 the figure was 353.

In 1988 the school coat of arms and motto were accepted by the Bureau of Heraldry. The following year the registration certificate was received and formally presented to the school.

The school song was also taken into use in ’88. The lyricist-composer was Crescendo Award winner Greta Delport, who was teaching music at the Hoërskool Andrew Rabie.

In 1991 a junior pre-primary class (for five-year-olds) was started.

Also in 1991 it was realised that the two neighbouring primary schools should merge. However, Cotswold Preparatory School (also parallel medium) was not included in these discussions. (The three schools’ premises formed a triangle less than a kilometre across.)

The outcome was that the two primary schools became one, and in January 1992 the children of the Cotswold school walked from their school buildings over the footbridge across the N2 to join Moregrove. The Cotswold school buildings later became the premises of the Northern Lights School.

In 1993 the school, under the so-called Model C arrangement, first admitted pupils who were not from the white population group.

The current school principal is Allyson Brenner.

The above information was obtained oocities.org.

Staff Directory

Please contact school office on 041 – 365 2101. For any queries.

Choir

Our boys and girls perform at many school events.

Netball

We are very proud of the achievements of our Netball Teams.

Soccer

Our soccer teams remain among the top in Port Elizabeth.

About Us

Grade R forms part of the Foundation Phase. 

The Foundation Phase is the first phase of formal schooling in South Africa, and is very important in establishing the basis on which learners will grow in formal schooling. Learners who do well in the Foundation Phase in general will do well in later phases.

The Foundation Phase is the first phase of formal schooling in South Africa, and is very important in establishing the basis on which learners will grow in formal schooling. Learners who do well in the Foundation Phase in general will do well in later phases.

The Intermediate Phase ranges from Grade 4 to Grade 6. 

Senior Phase ranges from Grade 7 to Grade 9. 

Intermediate and Senior Phase learners have to decide on subject choices, career direction and possibly work options when they finish school after Grade 9 (the last compulsory year of schooling). This means that learners in the Senior Phase must make very important decisions that will impact not only on what subjects they take in Grades 10 to 12, but also on their working life after school.

Our Parents

We recognize the important relationship between parents and teachers to develop the scholar and are very proud of the special relationship we share with our Moregrove parents.

Moregrove Sports Day

Choir

Our boys and girls perform at many school events.

Netball

We are very proud of the achievements of our Netball Teams.

Extra Curricular

True to our Moregrove Motto, “Touching Hearts Inspire Minds”. We provide an extensive Extra Curricular programme to fully develop our scholars.

Location

9 Loerie Street, Costwold Ext
Port Elizabeth

School Hours

M-F: 8am – 2pm
Weekends: Closed

Phone & Email

041 – 365 2101
admin@moregrove.co.za

Our Principal

I am extremely proud to be associated with this fine school. As the head of the Moregrove Family I can honestly say that we do not only teach our learners, but that we educate our learners to become worthy citizens of our country…”

Allyson Brenner

Principal

Calendar

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

School ends for 2019.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Orientation for the grade R’s and grade 1’s.

Wednesday, JANUARY 15, 2020

Start of the 2020 school year.

Students

Extra Curricula

Subjects

Years Established

Get In Touch

Location: 9 Loerie Street, Costwold Ext, Port Elizabeth

Telephone: 041 – 365 2101

Email: admin@moregrove.co.za

School Hours: M-F: 8am – 2pm

Non-Discrimination Policy

Moregrove Primary School strictly follows the Department’s Policy of Non-Descrimination.

 

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