Welcome to Irene Primary School. We wish you a fun-filled association with the school and encourage you to get involved with your child’s school friends and families. This is a great way to quickly become a part of the Irene Primary School family.

Irene Primary School is a government school and is governed by the South African Schools Act. Every aspect of the school is governed by this act. The South African Schools Act identifies two kinds of schools: Section 20 and Section 21 schools. Section 21 schools have greater powers and responsibilities than Section 20 schools.

Section 20 schools receive allocations of textbooks and stationery from government. They also have their lights and water accounts paid directly by government. When something is broken at the school, the Education Department must send someone from Public Works to do the repairs

Section 21 Schools are allocated finances by the department and are responsible for ordering stationery, textbooks, paying water and lights accounts and undertaking their own maintenance. They can also decide on the subjects the school offers and what sports and other extramural activities the learners can participate in.

Irene Primary School is a Section 21 School