Finetown Primary School has an interesting history. It was once a ’country’ school under the former Transvaal Education Department for the children of farmers and residents of small holdings and plots in the area. In the late 1970s, the white families moved out and their houses were allocated to the Indian community who could not be accommodated in nearby Lenasia.
The school was transferred to the House of Delegates, who administered the education needs of children for roughly two decades before the demise of Apartheid. In 1994, the school was transferred to the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE). Through the years each education department had made changes to the school by adding classrooms and other amenities. Finetown Primary School thus mutated into a structure of bricks and mortar alongside pre-fabricated mobile classrooms.
The school has a corps of teachers who try their best under trying conditions. The school experienced a population explosion; classrooms are overcrowded and there are daily struggles with the infrastructure as a result of the informal (now formalised) settlement on its doorstep.
Imperial and Motus launched an unparalleled renovation project:
A number of learners from this school have excelled in various maths, science, reading and spelling competitions held at departmental level.