Summerwood Primary School Facilities
First-rate facilities on a prime location
Besides two state-of-the-art cricket pitches, the number of artificial grass bowling areas - and cricket nets have been extended to allow players to practice regularly on consistent surfaces.
Love the fun
The Summerwood Parents'Association has been actively involved in beautifying the school and playgrounds. The play parks and artificial grass surfaces near the Grade 1 and Grade 2 classes are prime examples.
Leveling the Playing Fields
Netball and Tennis Courts
Besides addressing the need for a indoor swimming facility and safe and reliable grass surfaces, Summerwood has also resurfaced the netball and tennis courts. The tennis courts now serve as multi-purpose facilities that can be also be used for netball practices and matches.
With external factors such as drought and power shortages, renewable energy and alternative water resources have become an integral part of management and governance at Summerwood. This is evident in the solar panels and water storage, filtering and purification facilities that have been installed. Summerwood also has access to its own borehole for additional water supply. Thus; the sports fields can be maintaned sufficiently and effective teaching and learning can continue.
Summerwood Aquatics Centre
The Summerwood Aquatics Centre was officially opened in August 2017. The indoor, heated swimming pool is used throughout the year during physical education periods and for official school swimming practices. The facility is also used by a renowned swimming club in Port Elizabeth after school hours. The "Learn to Swim"project has been launched to teach every Summerwood learner how to swim.
Six New Classrooms
Six new classrooms were built in 2013 to accommodate the growing demand for admission to Summerwood Primary School. These classrooms include: two Grade 2 classrooms and 4 Grade 7 classrooms. This enabled Summerwood to extend its capacity to four classes per grade. More than 700 learners are now annually admitted to our splendid school.
N.F. Claasen Clubhouse Exterior
An architectural masterpiece
The clubhouse exterior was designed to match the architecture of the original Summerwood Preparatory School in Happy Valley. The wooden building, established in 1945, was completely destroyed by a fire.
N.F. Claasen Clubhouse
It is essential that the Summerwood community can meet both formally and informally. It is also a space that can be availed to the broader community for essential functions at a reasonable rate.
Renovations on and around the hockey fields are near completion. The netball courts have also been beautified by modern shaded areas for learners and spectators. The new advertising boards are stunning. Fencing is in progress in various areas to ensure learner safety before, during and after school. They "four-square" hand tennis wall has been removed to make spaces for another mini-hockey field, as hockey has grown with the School.