The new Emmanuel Educare is launched

14 Mar

Thursday 10 March, Westlake Community Hall.

The new Emmanuel Educare Centre was launched with an official celebration in the Community Hall.  Guest Speaker was the MEC for Education, Mr Donald Grant.

Approximately 320 people attended this event which included an interpretation of Snow White by some of the Grade R children, a short ballet performance by past-pupil Stacey-Lee Heynes (who now attends Reddam School), and some superb singing by local resident Glenville September.

In his speech Mr Grant praised the provision of educational facilities by the Private Sector, and also mentioned the importance of playgrounds in the child’s development.  James McGregor, on behalf of the Trust, thanked all donors who had contributed to the new building, particularly the National Lottery, Steenberg Golf Club, the Nussbaum Foundation, the MacKay Family Foundation and many others.

After the formalities were over, Bishop Eric Pike and Pastor Ernest Fish conducted a blessing ceremony in the new building and guests then had time for socialising and refreshments.

To read the local newspaper report on the launch, click this link:

Constantiaberg Bulletin Report 17 March 2011

Some photo’s taken at the event are included below.