Ysterplaat Junior Primary School has served the Ysterplaat, Brooklyn and surrounding communities for the past 136 years, and generations of pupils have passed through its doors.
It’s current principal is Yolanda Stassen who has been in the position for three years, carrying on the legacy of the late Elsabie Rautenbach, who was at the school for 29 years. A feeding scheme at the school offers pupils porridge every morning and a warm meal during break.
For some of the pupils these are the only meals they will have all day. The school offers various sports, including, cricket and soccer, and pupils also take part in ballroom dancing.