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1980s

April 3, 1980

Bill and Denise Carter began talking about establishing a model school.

1988

April 3, 1988

David Wylde first discussed the concept of Penryn with Peter Anderson

1989

April 3, 1989

Bill Carter first met Minister of Education, Selby Ripinga. 1989 – 1992 Setting up of the Penryn Trust and sub-committee meetings. First meeting of the St Stithians Outreach KaNgwane Project. First Meeting of the Sub-committee of the St Stithians KaNgwane Outreach Project – including, Enos Mabusa. 23 November Eight representatives of St Stithians School visited KaNgwane.

1990

April 3, 1990

Robbie Williams was appointed as the inaugural Chair of Trust. Rob Snaddon was appointed the first Chair of Council. The formal planning of Penryn commenced. 19 October It was decided to name the school Penryn College. December Penryn College, Nelspruit Site Evaluation was produced

1991

April 3, 1991

Peter Beckenstrater became treasurer of Penryn. Susann Oosthuizen became the first teacher at Penryn. March It was agreed to start development of St Christopher’s into a preschool facility. 16 April The Plaston school opened. 19 April The first newsletter came out.11 April 1991: First general meeting at Eco Link.

1992

April 3, 1992

May 17 Penryn Cycle Run was introduced. 31 May The flame and a Bible that were carried from St Stithians College to Penryn, to pass the baton, arrived at Penryn. 19 August Roger Cameron became the first head of Penryn

1993

April 3, 1993

28 February Move to the new school. 1 March First official school day in the new school. 26 June Penryn was officially opened by Enos Mabuza.

1994

April 3, 1994

Penryn and Penreach officially run as two separate organisations

1995

April 3, 1995

Heather ‘Mamkhulu’ Stephens was appointed as the first full-time director of Penreach.

1997

April 3, 1997

John Lees appointed as the first Prep Head

1998

April 3, 1998

Penryn had its first Grade 12 class. The Anglo American and De Beers Media Centre was officially opened.

1999

April 3, 1999

Greg Theron became the second Head of the College. 19 June The Cameron Chapel was officially opened

2000

April 3, 2000

Paul Harris became Chair of Trust.

2001

April 3, 2001

Phutumile Dumisa became the second director of Penreach. 4 August The Enos Mabuza Centre was officially opened

2006

April 3, 2006

Tim De Wet became Chair of Council. 24 June The Paul Harris Community Hall was officially opened.

2012

April 3, 2012

April 19 John Lees Foundation Phase was officially opened. 29 September The Penreach Shalamuka Centre was opened

2013

April 3, 2013

Chris Erasmus became the third Head of the College. James Aling became the Chair of Council.

2014

April 3, 2014

Grant Williams became the third Head of the Prep. Andile Ncontsa became the third CEO of Penreach

2016

April 3, 2016

Penryn’s multipurpose turf was opened.

2017

April 3, 2017

Jacques Celliers, CEO of FNB, becomes Chair of Trust. Grant Williams becomes the inaugural Executive Head of Penryn

2018

April 3, 2018

Albert Pienaar becomes the fourth head of the College. Graham Roberts becomes the fourth head of the Prep. Penryn College officially becomes know as Penryn

2019

April 3, 2019

Susanna Oosthuizen officially appointed COO of Penreach

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