BACKGROUND AND HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL

Bethvale Primary is situated in the suburb of Bethelsdorp, Port Elizabeth. This is a no fees school. Unemployment is high in the area and a government funded feeding scheme is operational at the school.

Bethvale Primary has come a long way since the days when it was still known as Saint Martins Primary School. On the 10th of January 1987,in the small village of Kleinskool , the school opened its doors for the first time with a learner enrolment of 650 learners and 14 teaching staff members.The first principal of the school was Mr.Baartzes. Mr. F.Hufkie is the current principal.

In the changing educational environment, the school still manage to serve the community with distinction. Many of our past learners have successfully graduated from tertiary institutions and our sporting stars have become pillar of strengths in local and professional outfits.

Progress to light is what our learners strive for and we wish them well for the future.