Vlottenburg Primary School turns 34

Stellenbosch Hills general manager, PG Slabbert and Grade 1 pupil, Liyabona Mqwabe, enjoying the festivities.

Stellenbosch Hills shared in the 34th birthday celebration of neighbouring Vlottenburg Primary School and treated its pupils and teachers to a party Friday May 18.

Stellenbosch Hills has extended a helping hand to the school since 2008 through its Polka Kids Community Project.

“The success of our wines is also the success of our community, so each year a percentage of all the Polkadraai wine sales is donated through an annual sponsorship to the school,” says Stellenbosch Hills winemaker, James Ochse. The school has some 400 pupils that include the younger children of most of the vineyard and winery employees at Stellenbosch Hills. Many of the families rely on social grants to supplement their household income.

 In 2017, funds donated from Polkadraai wine sales were utilised for new blinds and to paint the Grade R classroom. Donations in previous years funded a multi-sensory play park, a multi-media white-board for the school’s IT room and teacher training course, an overhead projector, and, a new stage for the school hall.

This year’s Polka Kids Community Project donation will be determined by the school’s dire educational and teaching aid needs and revealed later in the year.