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Milnerton Primary School

Milnerton Pimary School is an English-medium co-educational school situated in Milnerton (Cape Town), and catering for grades 1 to 7. Their motto is 'FIDES El VERITAS' -TRUTHFULNESS AND FAITHFULNESS. They are committed to maintaining the established Christian religious character of our School, whilst practising tolerance for those of different religious backgrounds.

Zastron Rd,
Cape Town, South Africa

Tel: +27(0)21 552-2028
Fax: +27(0)21 552-4051


Milnerton Primary's School Song
FIDES ET VERITAS (Music: C D Roode , Words: F G Holloway)

In faithfulness go forward, And truth will be our watchword Our motto in the fray, our motto in the fray. Where the seagulls glide, In the breezes wild A nation new is born. All the lessons in your service learnt Our anchor in the storm. Milnerton, Milnerton our love for you will win, Milnerton Milnerton our love for you will win.


The first Milnerton School was opened in a boathouse at the mouth of the Lagoon and 25 Pupils were on the roll. Miss Baker was the first principal. There was no electricity in the building - candles and oil lamps were used. There were two rooms in the school. Opposite the school there was a weir over Diep River Lagoon which kept the sea water out. The railway line from Cape Town was very close to school - children travelled to school by train. The children were taught all subjects through the medium of English until Mrs du Preez joined the staff to teach in Afrikaans.


Mrs Skinner was appointed principal. The Lagoon School continued for 37 years until January 1953. The Cape School Board hired the Milnerton Town Hall for educational purposes. Dr Venter was the school principal. He had two members of staff and the school had grown to 78 pupils, necessitating a move to a more spacious location on the Zastron Road site in 1953.


The first section of the present buildings was opened.


The Art and Handwork wing was opened.


Inception of Milnerton Carnival, our main fund raiser.


Opening of new computer centre.


Opening of the JA du Plessis Activity Hall.


The houses take their mottos from the school song, "Fides et Veritas"


- ancora in procellis (our anchor in the storm)


- veritas sit signum (truth is our watchword)


- fideliter procedamus (forward in faithfulness)

School fields

The fields of the school are named after three prominent, historical families of the Milnerton area, ie. Graaff, Langerman and Sivewright.

Nearby schools

Buren High School

Milnerton High School

De Grendel Special Needs School


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