Archway Foundation



1 Kensington High School Kensington 1300
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5 Imizamo Yethu Secondary School Thembalethu, George 1200
6 Luhlaza Secondary School Khayelitsha 1300
7 Kasselsvlei Comprehensive High School Bellville South 1300
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9 Matthew Goniwe Memorial High School Khayelitsha 1400
10 Saambou Primary School Manenberg 540
11 Garden Village Primary School Garden Village, Maitland 200
12 Sarepta Secondary School Kuils River 1340
13 Scottsville High School Kraaifontein 1130
14 Knysna Secondary School Hornlee, Knysna 1350
15 Phoenix Secondary School Manenberg 980
16 Mount View High School Hanover Park 1020
17 Mzamomtsha Primary School Driftsands, Khayelitsha 690
18 Kleinvlei Secondary School Eerste River 1100
19 Diazville Primary School Saldanha Bay 1215
20 Sinethemba Secondary School Philippi 1170
21 Imekhaya Primary School Mossel Bay 750
22 Intlanganiso Secondary School Khayelitsha 1240
23 Bridgeville Primary School Bridgetown 680
24 De Heide Primary School Bredasdorp 1445
25 Diazville Secondary School Saldanha 1100
26 Enkululekweni Primary School Wallacedene 1300
27 Westridge High School Mitchell's Plain 900
28 Indwe Secondary School Mossel Bay 1070
29 Siyazakha Primary School Philippi 1115
30 Plantation Primary School Grassy Park 920
31 Mooi-Uitsig Primary School Ceres 910
32 Kenmere Primary School Kensington 965
33 Athlone Pre-Primary Athlone 150
34 Protea Park Primary School Atlantis 770
35 Parkview Primary School Atlantis 825
36 Filia Special School Goodwood 120
37 Cedar High School of the Arts Mitchell's Plain 1320
38 Chris Hani Arts & Culture High School Khayelitsha 1380
39 Blackheath Secondary School Dennemere 1010
40 Great Brak River Primary School Great Brak River 1020
41 Thandokhulu High School Mowbray 1110
42 Pelican Park Primary School Pelican Park 500
43 Rylands Primary School Rylands 620
44 Yellowwood Primary School Mitchell's Plain 1100
45 Sithembele Matiso Secondary Gugulethu 1100
46 Esselen Park Primary School Worcester 1175
47 Vanguard Primary School Athlone 830
48 Ceres Secondary School Ceres 1110
49 Aloe Junior High School Mitchell's Plain 920
50 Sullivan Primary School Steenberg 585
51 Strandfontein High School Strandfontein 800
52 Morester Secondary School Oudtshoorn 955
53 Parkdene Secondary School George 1095
54 Klein Nederburg secondary School Paarl 1070
55 Lavendar Hill High School Lavender Hill 850
56 Tembaletu Lsen school Gugulethu 125
57 Heathfield High School Heathfield 875
58 Manenberg High School Manenberg 800
59 Montevideo Primary School Montana 1020
60 Robinvale High School Atlantis 1135
61 De Kruine Secondary School Touws River 565
62 Hillwood Primary School Lavender Hill 1100
63 Belvue Primary School Belhar 1050
64 Cavalleria Primary School Kraaifontein 1170
65 Helderkruin Primary School Eerste River 1355
66 Battswood Art Centre Grassy Park 3500
67 Phakamisani Primary School Plettenberg Bay 1055
68 Cravenby Combined School Cravenby 1260
69 Levana Primary School Lavender Hill 1035
70 Westville Primary School Mitchell's Plain 1150
71 Beacon Hill High School Mitchell's Plain 1065
72 Kannemeyer Primary School Grassy Park 620
73 Fairmount Secondary School Grassy Park 895
74 Tafelsig High School Mitchell's Plain 1180
75 Hexvallei Secondary School De Doorns 1400
76 Masivuke Primary School Philippi 1410
77 Langa High School Langa 715
78 Portland High School Mitchell’s Plain 1375
79 Parkhurst Primary School Mitchell’s Plain 1250
80 Ashton Secondary School Ashton 1015
81 Northpine Primary School Northpine 980
82 Kerria Primary School Atlantis 1300
83 Kairos Secondary School Heidelberg 500
84 Bonteheuwel High School Bonteheuwel 715
85 Ferndale Primary School Ottery 670
86 Sir Lowry's Pass Primary School Sir Lowry's Pass 1285
87 Ridgeview Primary School Mosselbay 1015
88 Harvester Primary School Mitchell's Plain 1080
89 West End Primary School Mitchell's Plain 1575
90 Witzenberg Primary School Wolseley 900
91 Isalathiso Primary School Mossel Bay 1100
92 Dr. van der Ross Primary Belhar 1250
93 Masiyile Secondary School Khayelitsha 1160
94 Percy Mdala High School Knysna 975
95 Noorder Paarl High School Paarl 1300
96 Mitchells Plain School of Skills Mitchells Plain 600


Archway Foundation


The Garden Cities Archway Foundation, established 16 years ago to alleviate the enormous shortfall of school halls in the Western Cape, also collaborates with a UWC programme aimed at redressing the low levels of science and maths skills.

The Archway Foundation is among the institutions providing funds not only to help train the teachers, but to fit and equip science laboratories in the schools.

The science learning centres are provided complete with the entire infrastructure that includes hardware, equipment and chemicals, as well as the training of teachers in their use.

The programme was initiated by Professor Shaheed Hartley, Director of the Science Learning Centre for Africa in the faculty of Education the University of the Western Cape (UWC). It enhances the skills in science teachers to enable them to bring science and maths to acceptable levels in junior schools.

Now, tens of thousands of Western Cape children have access to the science laboratories that they lacked. The programme is planned to continue its work for the foreseeable future.

In the laboratories, 40 to 50 children at a time can receive science instruction at modular octagonal workstations, and teaching is done with the assistance of an interactive whiteboard on to which lessons are downloaded. Practical demonstrations are given with chemicals and equipment also provided by donor funds.

Professor Hartley both devised the programme and designed the laboratories that have been put into existing classrooms in the chosen schools.

The programme includes training sessions for teachers and the establishment of science clubs at schools. An annual inter-school science competition also helps identify the schools that are most likely to benefit from the science laboratory programme.

The Board of Garden Cities believes that the participation of the company and Foundation in education initiatives ensures the enhancement of skills in the trades, and that this in turn improves the quality of the work eventually done on building and development projects that are core to its business.


Archway Foundation


It’s more urgent than ever for the private sector to help alleviate the enormous shortfall in essential education facilities. Government is not keeping up with the existing and increasing needs of schools. Millions of children are not getting what they need for a comprehensive education.

These are among the preoccupations of John Matthews, CEO of the 100-year-old Garden Cities, the Western Cape’s oldest and largest residential development company. Matthews resolved while he was still at school to do what he could to improve facilities for education in disadvantaged communities. And he has.

The Garden Citeis Archway Foundation that was established for the purpose shortly after he took office, has made a big dent in the shortfall of hundreds of school halls. Since it started, the Foundation has been responsible for the building of 100 school halls, alone or with the collaboration of the Western Cape Education Department (WCED). The foundation is endowed with funds from the company’s profits to do its work.

More recently, the Archway has also been partnering the University of the Western Cape to provide science laboratories for schools in need in the province, and so far, it has collaborated in scores of these projects. The labs are provided complete with the entire infrastructure that includes hardware, equipment and chemicals, as well as the training of teachers in their use.

‘Growing up, I knew what it was like to go to a school that lacked all the things that teachers then, and particularly now, consider absolutely essential to a holistic education. Things like the halls - which nearly a million kids in the Western Cape still today don’t have - are not add-ons or luxuries. Without them, it will be an ongoing struggle to achieve world-level education standards.

'And there’s actually no reason whatsoever that our children shouldn’t have the best education the world can offer. It’s all in the will of the people who have the power to create the change.'