The school was
founded in 1932, originally as a centre of learning for the children of farmers settled on
the Springbok Flats. Today it attracts pupils from all over South Africa, but in
particular from the major areas of Pietersburg and Gauteng.
The co-educational school, Lord Milner has become a
cultural focal point of this community, and is recognised for the excellence of academic
teaching and extra-mural activities. It has a proud heritage and traditions which have
been built up over the years are jealously guarded and passed on from generation to
Leadership identification and development is another
important aspect of a complete education. Every child is given the opportunity to grow and
develop beyond the classroom, on the playing fields and in the hostels.
Although a competitive spirit is encouraged, the emphasis
is on participation, teamwork and good sportsmanship. Everyone is encouraged to
participate in sports which include athletics, swimming, cricket, soccer, netball, tennis
and basketball. Inter-house swimming, athletics and cross-country are hotly contested,
with even the parents joining in the fun - and sometimes taking part in parents'
"swim offs" and races!
Lord Milner has over the years had numerous of its
learners representing provincial sports teams, particularly in swimming and athletics.
To develop broader interests and skills a system of School
Clubs also offers a wide range of cultural and sporting activities. These include
aerobics, cookery, entrepreneurship, chess, art, environmental studies, communication,
computers and etiquette.
Other cultural activities centre around the School play,
usually a musical production, the choir, inter-house quiz and speech competitions.
Inter-denominational church services are held every Sunday in the school chapel.
Lord Milner School prides itself on providing a safe and
secure environment in which each child receives a sound education and will develop
courtesy, respect, tolerance and an awareness for the needs of others. Here each child is
given the opportunity to grow and develop, ready to face High School at the end of Grade