Veritas et Virtus

Truth and Courage

THE SCHOOL CREST

The red cross of St George represents bravery and the white field, purity and truth. The scarlet aloe is a proud symbol of the Border region. The school motto; Veritas et Virtus (Truth and Courage) has inspired generations of girls since the late 19th Century. The magnificent…more »

STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT

To be a principle-centred school of excellence at which teachers, learners, employees and interested stakeholders teach, learn, work and interact together in a spirit of growth and harmony. In striving towards our vision we: Encourage all at our school to develop their unique potential…more »

WEEKLY HAPPENINGS

GHS is incredibly proud Morgan White, an old girl of our school. Morgan matriculated from GHS in 2000, was a student teacher at GHS from 2002 to 2006 and a full-time qualified teacher at GHS in 2007. Morgan wrote 4 textbooks in the last 18 months. The accounting…more »

LATEST NEWS

2019 Matric Results…more »

The 2019 MATRIC CERTIFICATES are ready for collection at the school office.

GRADE 8 APPLICATIONS

APPLICATIONS FOR 2021 ARE NOW CLOSED.

BIRTHDAY WEEKEND 2021

TO BE ANNOUNCED.

In Memory of Mrs Spencer

You were the best hostel matron/mother to me.

Too many special times but my favourites were you teaching me to drive in your white Chrysler neon that no one else was allowed to drive,

Not being able to speak a word of Afrikaans but you never missed an episode of “noooot for noooot”,

Getting excited to go with you to “liquor land” only to be disappointed that it was an Afrikaans sweet shop called “lekker land”,

Fetching us intoxicated student teachers from wherever we were at any time of the day or night,

Turning a blind eye to prank calls off the hostel tickie box,

Making the sick and lame bunk down with you in your flat if we were sick,

Telling me numerous times to bugger off,

Sneaking me food and yourself food out the hostel kitchen on a Sunday morning while the kitchen matron lost her mind about it,

Afternoons at the tea station eating sandwiches and drinking coffee for hours on end,

Your particular dislike of rat poop (do you know I found rat poop this big in the dorms?!),

If we couldn’t find you we were not surprised to hear you’d disappeared for a few days to go gambling,

Your British terms for everything, your kindness and generosity had no end,

Never telling a soul about our shenanigans but always knowing what mischief we were up to,

The expression on the Defy man’s face when he asked you what size freezer you wanted to buy and you telling him very seriously that it needed to be able to take 10 bodies at least!

Driving me countless times to write exams and then fetching me after and always a treat to make the exam pains better!

A beaut through and through. ❤️

Tribute written by Morgan White

GHS Highlights

GHS PRIZE GIVING 2020

At the Queenstown Girls’ High School Prize Giving, the major prize winners were : THE NON NOBIS AWARD and The QUEENSWOOD…

VIRTUAL BIRTHDAY SERVICE

Due to the pandemic, this year’s birthday service will be held virtually with headgirl, Margot Scholtz, nee Muller class of ’95.

AWARDS CEREMONY

At the Chris Hani West Performance Based Awards Ceremony of 2020 Queenstown Girls’ High School received three…