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Silikamva High School is a brand new public high school which opened its doors for the first time in January 2013. The school is situated on the site that was previously the YMCA campsite at the top of Penzance Road. Positioned right next to the settlement of Imizamo Yethu, initially the school will primarily serve this community.

 

An additional high school in Hout Bay is desperately needed. Currently the only public high school in Hout Bay is situated in the harbour area of Hangberg. This means that the high school students of Imizamo Yethu either have to travel across Hout Bay every day in order to attend this school or they must travel over Constantia Nek to attend southern suburbs schools. This places an increased financial pressure on cash-strapped families to pay for bus or mini-bus taxi travel costs. Punctuality and attendance are two significant issues in these schools currently.

 

It is intended that the new high school will alleviate some of the pressure placed on these already overcrowded schools and provide a local, easily accessible school for the students of Imizamo Yethu.

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