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Lord Milner School Vision

A nurturing learning centre of excellence, shaping innovative future leaders.

“Home away from home”

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A BRIEF HISTORY OF LORD MILNER SCHOOL

 

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Lord Alfred Milner was the British Commissioner who gave farms to

British soldiers who wanted to stay in South Africa after the Anglo-Boer War.

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1922 - Mr Salusbury came from Lleweni in Wales to South Africa during the

Anglo-Boer War and settled on a farm in Naboomspruit where he started an

English school for his own children.

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Lleweni School in Naboomspruit

At first there were 8 kids in the whole school, they all lived in the principals

house. He taught them and his wife cooked - 2years later there were

16 children. He had to built two rooms (dormitories) on, there were only

2 classrooms.

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Lleweni School in Naboomspruit - Lleweni learners on the school playground

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Transport from Settlers to Lleweni School and back.

English children in Settlers needed a school and was taken to Lleweni school weekly on a donkey cart.

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(1932 - 1934) First Principal of Lord Milner School (Farm)

1932 - Mr AJ Williams cut off a piece of his farm (Knapp) to build a school.

1932 - Lleweni School moved to Settlers

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Lleweni Hall - Our school hall's name, was the name of the school many years ago

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Mr Salusbury began construction of the old buildings - Lord Milner School Farm

- in 1936 there were only 36 boarders.

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(1937 - 1944)

Mr Ross Bresler used his salary every month to buy bricks and cement, plants and seeds.

"He created something out of nothing"

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Mr Bresler continued the task of building hostels and classrooms.

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This were used for Syringa trees to grow.

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The large bricks (Cavity blocks) used to build the Old Hall were made by Mr Bresler and the children

More than 3000 bricks were used to build the school.

The 4 classes was build around the school hall.

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Milner Hall opened on 20 September 1934 - In those days, it was the Dining Hall.

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Today it is our School's Chapel.

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(1952 - 1969)

Mr Acres was the principal of Lord Milner School and then he started

Settlers Agricultural High School - (1969 - 1985)

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(1970 - 1974) - (1979 - 1985)

Mr Barrett was the Principal of Lord Milner School when the new boarding houses were built.

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New School Buildings - opened in 1972

Unveiling of the plaque to mark the commencement of the new Boarding Complex.

 

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13 November 1982 - New Boarding Home Complex

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1980

Mr C Allman was appointed as Principal

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1993

Mr T Sayers was appointed as Principal

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1 October 2000

Mr H van Aardt was appointed as Principal

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In 2001 pavilians were build

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7 September 2002 - On our 70th Anniversary we had a Chapel Dedication Service.

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In 2003 the Swimming Pool was made shallower.

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THIS SCHOOL SO FAIR AND BEAUTIFULL

OUR SCHOOL TODAY

SCHOOL SONG

This school so fair and beautiful

It's heritage be praised,

It's mem'ry lives and stands revealed

When into the past we gaze,

With majesty and solemn pride

We dedicate anew

The spirit which has prophesied

Our children, strong and true.

 

Lord Milner School, we pledge to you, to guard your

cherished right.

To live and love true liberty, with all our faith and might.

Your boys and girls will sing your praise in one united voice,

For God's great gifts in grand array abound and we rejoice.

 

Lord Milner School, we pledge to you, to guard your

cherished right,

To live and love true liberty, with all our faith and might.

LORD MILNER SCHOOL PLEDGE

 

I promise that i will always be loyal to Lord Milner

School and the teachers.

 

I promise to do my best when I work and when I play.

 

I promise that I will look after the buildings and

everything on the school grounds.

 

I promise that I will try to make Lord Milner a

happy school, by showing honesty, unselfishness and

friendliness to all fellow learners.

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