Fairmont high school
Fairmont was originally known as The Eversdal English Medium School, and opened its doors in January 1977. The first Principal was Mr Clive Wigg. He started with a staffing complement of 17 teachers and 330 pupils. The three-storey building was far too big for the first intake of pupils so the top floor remained unused in the first year. There were no sports fields, no memorial quad, and the hall was still under construction. The pupils had no prescribed uniform. At the end of the first year, the school became known as Fairmont High School.