Sid.G.Rule Primary is located in GrassyPark7th Avenue,Cape Town. The school opened in January 1962 under the principalship of the late Mr. Sidney Gordon Rule ( hence the name of the school ). The school was initially known asGrassyPark no.7 and later Grassmead Primary.
Although built as a unit to accommodate 250 pupils the enrolment at the official opening was 350 pupils.
The school has a history of involvement with the disadvantaged children and community it serves. Subsequently the feeding scheme has been extremely active in their attempt to alleviate the consequences of the prevailing socio-economic problems which are still prevalent in the community. Unemployment, divorce, child abuse, dysfunctional families and substance abuse all take their toll. Unemployment, divorce, child abuse, dysfunctional families and substance abuse all take their toll.
The school has since it’s inception participated actively in areas to promote culture inter alia, sports, music and the Arts. The school is therefore in a position to proudly announce good achievements in these areas.
A fire in 1996 that destroyed two classrooms was a catalyst which propelled the school to new heights.
Our learners need a quality education which has been denied to them in the past. Correcting and re-dressing these inequalities of the past cannot be done by the wave of a magic wand, but the need to re-dress these imbalances is a reality and remain a challenge.
Sid. G .Rule Primary therefore attempts to re-dress these inequalities by focusing on the following as priorities :
Creating an ongoing programme of academic excellence
Investing in good quality in-service training ( teacher development )
Creating a culture of learning and teaching
Improving existing facilities to meet the ever changing educational needs
Networking with other schools, educational institutions, businesses, and NGO’s
Acquisition of sports and -; extra – mural equipment to aid the holistic development of the learner
Promote fundamental services to the community which include : Aftercare facility, Parenting workshops, Adult Basic Education & Training ( ABET ) workshops
Creating a culture of ownership
The school’s current enrolment is 750 learners.