Lepelle Secondary School

With racial tension running high in the townships in and around Groblersdal and Marble Hall, things came to a head around 1986 when serious clashes between the  Bantwana and Ndebele High school students forced the Education Authorities to make the decision to form a new High (Secondary) school. The Ndebele students chose Elandskraal as the location and so Lelpelle Secondary School was born.

The school currently has a teaching staff of 22 permanent teachers and seven temporary teachers, all of whom work under some very archaic conditions. With some 884 learners attending school there, the average ratio of learners to teachers is 70:1. As if this in itself is not enough of a challenge, the school has little or no proper equipment to cater for the whole range of subjects that it offers. Notwithstanding this, the Grade 12 pass rate for the school is very impressive, with a 100% pass rate in 2002, 98.3% in 2003 and 97% in 2004.

The school also offers a wide range of extracurricular activities that include cultural activities, netball, football (soccer), tenquoits, and volleyball. Because of the large scale poverty in the area, a limited Education Department budget and lack of other financial resources, the school is sorely in need of equipment not only for their administration office, but more importantly, for their classrooms, sports fields and cultural development so as to develop learners to their full potential.

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