Blouberg Ridge Primary began with 99 pupils

A staff photo from 1990.

In January 1990, 99 pupils were enrolled at the school without a name or uniform under the leadership of Jimmy Warner.

The parents put forward suggestions for a name and voted for Blouberg Ridge Primary School. This was accepted by the Western Cape Education Department in May of that year. A school uniform was decided on soon after that.

The school started with only Grade 1 to 3 classes and grew year by year as a new grade was added consecutively.

Today the school has five classes per grade and a staff of 72 teachers, admin and ground staff.

The official opening was held on 21 September 1990 in the school library which, at that stage held not a single book.

This is a far cry from the well-equipped, much used facility the school boasts today.

The hall was completed in 2001 and, shortly afterwards, the Grade 5 and 6 block. In 2012, building was started on a new Grade 7 block.

In 2013, building was started on the first row of classrooms for Foundation Phase classes. A variety of sporting and cultural activities are offered at the school and rugby was added this year.

At the end of 2016, Denis Stephen retired after being headmaster of the school for 20 years. Wayne Dowrie was appointed as the headmaster this year.