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Preparing for the brightest future, Summerwood Primary School provides unparalleled dedication and commitment to learners and their variety of needs, passions and dreams.

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Through perseverance many people win success out of what seemed destined to be certain failure.

- Benjamin Disraeli


Summerwood Primary School AMISSIONS FORM FOR 2022 in English

Summerwood Primary School ADMISSIONS FORM ENGLISH 2022

5 Facts about Seahorses

There are more than 40 known species of seahorses. Seahorses swim in pairs with their tails linked together. They swim upright and avoid predators by mimicking the colour of the underwater plants. Seahorses propel themselves by using a small fin on their back that flutters up to 35 times per second.  They have no teeth and no stomach. Food passes through their digestive systems so quickly that they must eat almost constantly to stay alive.

There are about 40 known species of seahorses.

Exceptional Achievement

At Summerwood Primary School all 700 learners are ... learners. However; our learners are as diverse as the 40 known species of seahorses. Nevertheless; they are one family of Summerwood siblings and should be proud of being recognized as such. This should manifest visibly in how they all wear their Summerwood uniform with pride.

Summerwood Vision

Building the Future

Our vision is to create a programme that engages every single learner. We strive to help learners overcome challenges in this diverse community and exceed their goals in a caring and supportive environment.


One of the most important ways that we enrich our educational experience is by staying involved with Summerwood and broader Nelson Mandela Bay community. Get in touch to learn more about Summerwood Primary School.

Summerwood News

Mia  Vermaak had a phenomenal year as an athlete in 2019. She managed to jump 5,13 metres in the long jump at a meeting held recently in Sasolburg. She jumped a new Inter-Provincial record in this event. Summerwood Primary School is extremely proud of this elite athlete. Mia has also excelled in 2020 (read article below) but will not have the opportunity to compete at National Level in 2020, as the South African Championships Meeting has been cancelled.

Athletics (Eastern Cape Championships, Cradock, 13 and 14 March 2020)

Summerwood Primary School performed well at the Eastern Capes Championships in Cradock: 

Esesethu'sipho Mtwa; 150m Hurdles Girls U/12, 5th;

Zanell Calonne, Shot Put Girls U/11, 6th;

Terryn Delport, 200m Girls U/13, 7th; 100m Girls U/13, 5th;

Mia Vermaak, 100m Girls U/13, 4th in 12,78 - SW RECORD (with Ashlyn Eksteen);  200m Hurdles 1st in 30,36 sec. - RECORD; Long Jump, 1st with a distance of 4,97m - RECORD.

Nelson Mandela Metro Athletics Meeting - 2020

The following athletes excelled at the Nelson Mandela Metropole Meeting:

Ethan Mcintosh; Long Jump B U/10; 3rd

Zanel Calonne; Shot Put G U/11; 2nd

Ty Potgieter; Javelin Throw B U/12; 3rd

Sjarla Lundie; Long Jump G U/12; 3rd

Emmay Tinley; Javelin Throw G U/13; 3rd

Isethu-Sipho Mtwa; 150 G U/12; 2nd

Daiyaan Kemp; 200m Hurdles B U/13; 3rd

Terryn Delport; 100m G U/13; 2nd; 200m; G U/13; 2nd

Mia Vermaak; 75m Hurdles G U/13; 2nd; 200m Hurdles; G U/13; 1st; New Record; 32,00s.; Long Jump; G U/13; 1st; 100m G U/13; 1st                                

Mia Vermaak, Terryn Delport, Isethu Mtwa and Zanel Calonne will represent the Nelson Metropole at the Eastern Cape Provincial Athletics Championship Meeting in Cradock.

Port Elizabeth West Athletics Meeting, Saturday, 8 February 2020

Summerwood Primary School  athletes excelled at the Port Elizabeth West Meeting at the Westbourne Oval on Saturday, 08 February 2020. 23 athletes were selected to represent Summerwood at the Nelson Mandela Metropole Athletics Meeting. Eleven  boys and twelve girls were selected, which makes it a fair gender distribution! Athletes who were selected in more than one event, are: Joe Cowper-Johnson, Dayiaan Kemp, Lerise Joubert, Esethu Mtwa, Megan Hough, Terryn Delport, and Mia Vermaak (four events, including one new record). Summerwood is proud of all these athletes and wish them luck for the Metropole Meeting. 

Five Summerwood Champions were victorious at the P.E. West 2020 Athletics Meeting, One of the athletes was victorious in all four her events.

For the first time in its history, five Summerwood athletes who share the same name, competed at the Port Elizabeth West Athletics Meeting on 8 February 2020.

Dirk Brand Athletics Meeting - 01 February 2020

Summerwood Primary School  athletes excelled at the Dirk Brand Meeting at the Westbourne Oval on Saturday, 01 February 2020. 29 athletes were selected to represent Summerwood at the Port Elizabeth West Meeting. The athletes obtained 20 first places (of which some were heats).  Various athletes obrtained second and third places. Mia Fouche obtained a first place in the 1200 and long jump for girls U/10. Daiyaan Kemp obtained first places in the 200mH and the long jump for Boys U/13. Mia Vermaak excelled on the day by obtaining 4 first places. She won the 75mH, 200mH and long jump with record times and a record distance. Her distance of 4,94m in the long jump, against a slight head wind, was impressive.

Mr. W. Shaw, the athletics organiser, is commended for his enthusiasm and brilliant organisation in terms of getting information to parents timeously.

Summerwood Learner Leaders of 2021

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1217  Skegness Rd, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth, 6001, South Africa

041 583 3155



041 583 3155

Skegness Rd, Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth, 6001, Eastern Cape, South Africa

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