Olifantsvlei Primary School


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Olifantsvlei primary school is situated in Eikenhof, in the south of Johannesburg. The school started operating in the early 60s in a cowshed. It was started predominantly for the children of the employees of the Johannesburg City Council. All the classrooms and one ablution block were built from donations. The Gauteng Department of Education built a computer laboratory and two additional ablution blocks. The school now caters for children from the rural farming communities and informal settlements in Eikenhof. The majority of the parents are either unemployed or make a living through piece jobs.

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The mission of the school is to mould learners into diligent, responsible, tolerant, knowledgeable and accountable individuals who can confidently participate in the global society

Olifantsvlei Primary School profile

Learners 1319
Classrooms 17
Learners per class 78
Passrate 98%

Olifantsvlei Primary School has been adopted by the staff of the Shanduka Group.  Additional sponsors include the University of Innsbruck, Exclusive Books, Room to Read and Biblionef.
To date, the following interventions have been made:

  • The School hall has been renovated
  • A Grade R facility has been built
  • Vegetable garden
  • A library was built, a librarian trained and library books donated
  • A computer laboratory and a science laboratory have been built
  • Teambuilding workshops
  • Basic counselling skills training
  • Kombi court has been built
  • Language and literacy programme
  • Donation of lanterns to the OVC’s
  • Winter clothing donated
  • Four classrooms built
  • Fifty learners given access to social welfare grants and birth certificates
  • Parental workshops
  • School press team programme conducted
  • Administration block built

Current projects:

  • Ischool press team programme
  • Parental support programme
  • Renovations to the ablution facilities
  • Strategic planning programme


  • Support for orphaned and vulnerable children
  • Leadership training

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Contact numbers:
011 859 1512
Fax number:
011 859 1512
Physical address:
Lenasia Road
IQ 316 Portions 15 and 27
Postal address:
P.O. Box 147, Kliptown, 1812

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