Mr P.A. Cook is appointed as the sixth principal.
South African Sign Language Project is launched.
The school as a ‘church school’ becomes a public school.
Dr. Hamilton is appointed as executive director of the Institute for the Deaf and Mr Eugene van Vuuren as the fifth principal of De la Bat School.
With the 100-year celebration, the school was renamed De la Bat School.
Dr. Johan Hamilton is appointed as the fourth principal.
The Gawie de la Bat Nursery’s new buildings on campus are acquired.
Mr. JG Badenhorst is appointed as the third principal.
The first nursery school for the deaf is established in the Old Mill House (designed by Sir Herbert Baker) with 18 children.