A school of Selborne Primary’s calibre rests on the ongoing and active support of all its stakeholders. Please get involved and see the benefits first hand for your son in terms of his development and growth.


This is the primary means of communicating any sudden change in schedule or notification of an emergency at Selborne Primary. Every parent is to please download the D6 Communicator on either or both their cell phone / tablet / PC.  Go to http://www.school-communicator.com/download.php for this quick and easy download – it is free!

If you have a specific interest in becoming involved with the Selborne Primary Governing Body, please contact the Headmaster, Mr Doug Voke voked@selborneprimary.co.za / +27 (0)43 726 4350

Comprising a committee of parents and teachers, the PTA’s focus is on serving Selborne Primary and enhancing our boys’ learning experience.  A close working relationship with the staff body, Fathers’ Club and Mothers’ Committee is encouraged.

The PTA’s fundraising initiatives include the Breakfast Bar at Derby Days; the annual Iron Selbornian and an Arts Evening.  Recent funds raised by the PTA have been invested in the “Selborne Primary has gone Google” project and new display boards for the Art Department.

If you would like to be involved or make suggestions on how we can further enhance your boys’ Selborne Primary experience simply please send an email to: pta@selborneprimary.co.za


The Mother’s Committee is governed by the principle “together for our boys”. Social yet hardworking, the  Mothers’ Committee supports Selborne Primary by means of a number of teams across a wide range of activities.

Please review the following list and let us know where you can volunteer your help:


Being there for our Selborne Family through prayer and small gestures of support


Preparing and setting up for various functions


Interacting with teacher on behalf of the class


Assisting in the clothing shop with sales, stock control etc


Providing snacks for various functions


Controlling items for various functions


Providing flowers for the foyer and various functions on a roster basis


Arranging activities as a team to raise funds


Assisting with gardening advice and securing donations of plants


Monitoring and co-ordinating efforts to keep our School clean


Assisting with the sorting and re-directing lost property


Assisting with the covering of books etc


Counting money collected in class via the weekly Op-Up tin


Reaching out to those in need with a kind and comforting word


Assisting with small sewing tasks that can be done at home


Assisting at various sporting functions: athletics, cricket, rugby, soccer, squash and tennis on a roster basis


Setting up for teas as well as serving at various functions


Serving our boys in the tuckshop on a roster basis

Making a Monetary Contribution

In the event where you find your time is limited but you would still like to assist the Moms’ Committee by means of a monetary contribution, please send your donation to the Bursar in an envelope addressed to the Chairlady, Moms Committee.  Many thanks!

Your contribution, no matter how small, will be appreciated not only by Selborne Primary but also by your son. We look forward to you being a part of the Moms’ Comm!


The Selborne Primary Fathers’ Club is the social side of fund raising and networking at the School. An informal get-together is held during term time on the last Thursday of the month at the Greyhound Pavilion overlooking the campus fields. This is a fun-filled evening where you can listen to a renowned guest speaker or participate in a variety of activities and stand a chance to win awesome prizes. For example, the darts evening is a very popular and well attended evening that is enjoyed by all.
Included in the entrance fee is a meal and a couple of cold refreshments which go down very well after a hard day’s work. Funds are also raised through a number of other channels including the selling of advertising boards on the perimeter fence and supporters’ clothing at Derby Days. Funds are ploughed back into Selborne Primary in a number of projects such as the recent laying of a paved pathway alongside the fields.
This is a great way to meet new people and simultaneously support your son’s school. Selborne Primary looks forward to meeting you!

MySchool CARD

Anybody, anywhere in SA who is 18 years or older can be the proud owner of a MySchool card and swipe for Selborne Primary at nearly 2000 partner stores countrywide!  This is the quickest and easiest way to raise funds for our School.

Go to www.myschool.co.za to sign up for a card or to change your beneficiary to SELBORNE PRIMARY.


Stay up to date with all the news as it happens ….. Selborne Primary has a very active Facebook page where successes are celebrated and important events are covered. Get your whole family to become Facebook Friends and stay in the loop!  https://www.facebook.com/selborneprimaryschool/?fref=ts


Selborne Primary supports multiple charities in and around the East London community. The boys are encouraged to contribute by participating in any or all of the following activities:

  • Love sandwiches  - send an extra sarmie to school on a Wednesday
  • Operation Upgrade - (collecting change on a Wednesday in the classroom for those in need
  • Sandwich swop - an internal anonymous lunch donation for those boys who do not have lunch
  • Children’s Day - held in conjunction with our sister school Clarendon Primary, this is a fun morning where funds are raised for charities
  • Mandela Day Drive  - everybody from the 4 year olds at Pups to Matrics and Old Boys collect items for the needy
  • Blood Drive - one month a year is allocated to Selborne Primary to encourage others to donate blood
  • National Charity events participation - examples include Tekkie Tax, CANSA Shavathon, Slipper Day etc
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