WELCOME TO THE WEBSITE OF PAARL GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL, A SCHOOL WHERE STUDENTS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO EMBARK ON A UNIQUE LEARNING JOURNEY AND WHERE THEY CAN UNLEASH THEIR POTENTIAL TO BE THE BEST THAT THEY CAN BE.

Die Hoër Meisieskool Paarl bied dubbelmediumonderrig in die Voorskoolsentrum, Laerskool en Hoërskool, met die klem op akademiese uitnemendheid, aan. Laasgenoemde word deur ‘n puik kunste- en sportprogram gekomplimenteer.

21ste-eeuse vaardighede word daagliks deur die leerders aangeleer met die doel om dit in hulle lewens te kan toepas.

Die drie terreine waaraan aandag gegee word is as volg:

  • Wat weet ek?
  • Watter soort persoon wil ek wees?
  • Wat behoort ek te doen?
Learners and staff members are trained in and exposed to various 21st century skills in order to facilitate holistic development. 

The partnerships among students, staff, parents and the wider community, enable the school to grow from strength to strength.  Our values and the implementation of Choice Theory provide a quality education for every student.

I look forward to welcoming you personally to our Paarl Girls’ High School family!

Mariana van Zyl
Principal

True leadership demands complete subjugation of the self, absolute honesty, integrity and uprightness of character and fearlessness and, above all, a consuming love of one’s people. 
– Sobukwe 1948

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COVID-19 NASIONALE INPERKING 2021

Hierdie inligting is vir ouers en leerders om op hoogte te bly van hoe die COVID-19 Nasionale Inperking die skool raak.

Our dedicated

STAFF & MANAGEMENT TEAMS

“…a good school could be defined as a place where almost all students, staff members and management believe that if they do some work, they will be able to satisfy their needs enough so that it makes sense to keep working…” Adapted from CHOICE THEORY IN THE CLASSROOM – WILLIAM GLASSER

Adriaan van der Merwe
Chairman
Mevrou S&W
Mariana van Zyl
Skoolhoof
LIEZL DE SWARDT
Vice-chairman Physical Planning
Elsabe
Elsabe Conradie
Departementshoof
Phil du Plessis
Head of Hostels
WILLIE JACOBS
Strategiese Beplanning
Charl Malherbe
Carl Malherbe
Sport
Michelle
michéle phelan
Opvoeder
unnamed
NEIL RETIEF
Marketing
Robert Schultheiss
Kunste
Madelein Smit

Madeleine Smit

Finances
Denisia
denisia swart
Sekretaresse
Ria
Ria Taylor
Educator
Theresa
Theresa van der Vyver
Opvoeder
MEVROU
mariana van zyl
Skoolhoof
Ria
ria taylor
Deputy Principal
Academic Head
Theresa
theresa van der vyver
Departementshoof
Laerskool Operasionele Bestuurder
Elsabe
elsabé conradie
Departementshoof
Sport
Elmari
elmari basson
Head of Department: Commerce Learners
Liesel
liezel fick
Head of Department: Foundation Phase
Michelle
michéle phelan
Beheerraad Personeelverteenwoordiger
Deidre
Deidré worsley
Public Relations
Marketing
Anel
Anel Beukes
Primary School Sport Organiser
Joalet
Joalet Human
Finansies
Riette
Riëtte Neethling
Marketing
Minda
Minda pretorius
Berader
Denisia
Denisia Swart
Sekretaresse
Marielouw
Marielouw van der Merwe
High School Sport Organiser
Sharlene
Sharlene van deventer
Finansies
Hendrina
hendrina van zyl
Sekretaresse
Amanda
amanda van der merwe
Receptionist Head of Residence
Annalize Strangveld
annalize strangfeld
Health and Covid Manager
Aletta
Aletta Marais
HMS Paarl Vereniging Alumnet
lizette-brewis
Lizette Brewis
Paarl Girls TV
Marketing
matthew-smith
Matthew Smith
Strength & Conditioning Coach
Rykie
Rykie Boeke
Klavier
Joria
Joria Nel
Laerskool Kuns
Marike_Kruger
marike kruger
High School Arts
Lucy
Lucie van Molendorff
Violin Primary School Orchestra
Ben
ben burger
Maintenance Manager
Brian
Brian gunguluza
Algemene Assistent
HONEST
HONEST TSHAKA
General Assistant
MARIA
maria farao
Algemene Assistent
MYNIE
MYNIE WYNGAARDT
General Assistant
SAUL
saul williams
Voorman
Sue
sue davies
Estate Manager
elton-albanie
Elton Albanie
General Assistant
samantha-swarts
Samantha Swarts
General Assistant
Elina
Elina Alting-Mees
English
Casper
casper badenhorst
Ingenieursgrafika en -ontwerp Wiskundige Geletterdheid
Elmari
Elmari Basson
Economic and Management Sciences
Mari
maré bosch
Wiskunde
Lizhan
lizhan bredenhann
Economic and Management Sciences Life Orientation
Gretha
Gretha Burnett
Afrikaans Frans
Heloise
Heloïse Coetzee
Life Sciences Natural Sciences
Elsabe
elsabé conradie
Rekeningkunde
Bianca de Villiers (1)
BIANCA DE VILLIERS
English
Hanlie de Waal
hanlie de waal
Afrikaans Engels
Beaula
Beaulah Dreyer
Afrikaans
Marlene
Marlene Dreyer
Rekenaarstoepassingstegnologie
fRANCELLE
francelle du plessis
English Creative Arts
Thalita Eberson
Talita Ebersohn
Wiskunde
Talitha Ferreira
thalita ferreira
Technology
Sumari
Sumari fourie
Ekonomiese Bestuurswetenskappe Ekonomie Rekeningkunde
Christelle
Christelle Gava
German Music
Cara Hamer
cara hamer
Rekenaarstoepassingstegnologie Lewensoriëntering Kodering
Rene
René hamer
Physical Sciences Natural Sciences
Talita Hill
talita hill
Wiskunde
Anri
anri keevy
English
Liana
liana kemp
Wiskunde
Mada
mada klein
Consumer Studies
Heidi-Kroukamp
Heidi Kroukamp
Geskiedenis Intern
Chester
chester meyer
Koor Klavier Skeppende Kunste
Hannelie
hannalie muller
Afrikaans Creative Arts
Michelle
Michéle Phelan
English French
Danelle Rabie
danelle rabie
Rekenaarstoepassingstegnologie Wiskundige Geletterdheid
Jackie
Jackie Scheepers
Economics Life Orientation
Caine
Carine Schultheiss
Lewenswetenskappe Natuurwetenskappe
Inge-Scott
Inge Scott
Fluit & Orkes
Marsha
Marsha Schwartz
Afrikaans German
Cara Smit
Cara Smit
Afrikaans
Liezel
liesl stevens
Geography Social Science
Rhode
rhodé strydom
Natuurwetenskappe Wiskunde
Lynette
lynnette strydom
Mathematics Mathematical Literacy
Karen Swart
karen swart
Geskiedenis Sosiale Wetenskappe
Michelene
Michélene van der merwe
Physical Sciences
Raimondo-van-Staden-Slabbert
Raimondo van Staden-Slabbert
Kunstehoof
Esmari
ESMARIE visagie
Fisiese Wetenskappe Wiskunde
Marli
Marli Visagie
Life Orientation Life Sciences

PRIMARY SCHOOL STAFF

Huibreth Beukes
huibreth beukes
Music Foundation Phase Choir
Lehan
Lehan Burger
Graad 5 Engels Wiskunde Skeppende Kunste
Lizanie
Lizanie Cronje
Grade 6 Life Orientation Personal & Social Sciences
Karen
KAREN DE VILLIERS
Engels Afrikaans Remediëring
Ammie
Ammie Dippenaar
Grade 7 Life Orientation
Liesel
Liezel Fick
Graad 3
Franzette
Franzette fourie
Grade 2
Chilida Heydenreich
CHILIDA HEYDENREICH
Natuurwetenskappe Afrikaans
Nina
Nina hörnlein
Grade 1 Assistant
Mariette
Mariëtte louw
Graad 4 Wiskunde Afrikaans
Hesna
hesna rust
Kinderkinetikus
Theresa
THERESA VAN DER VYVER
Mathematics English Coding
Mari van Wyk
mari van wyk
Afrikaans Engels
Deidre
Deidré Worsley
Grade 1
darrian-damonse
Darrian Damonse
Grade 2 Assistant
rachel-van-der-westhuizen
Rachel van der Westhuizen
Grade 5 Assistant
shannen-bartlett
Shannen Bartlett
Grade 3 Assistant
cORNE
Corné le Roux
Voorskoolse Sentrum Operasionele Bestuurder Kabouters
mARITZA
maritsa de jager
Grade R
MOSES
MOSES MATENDA
Algemene Assistent
Lenise Kamfer
Lenise kamfer
Kabouters Assistant
Johanna Kok
Johanna Kok
Elfies Assistent
Liesl Stoltz
sharon o’Conell
Grade R Assistant
Hilane
HILANÉ ROSSOUW
Pixies
Gladys Ruiters
Gladys Ruiters
Pixies Assistant
Hesna
Hesna Rust
Kinderkinetikus
Elske
ELSKE SWANEPOEL
Elfies

PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION

GRAAD 1

Nina Greyling

GRAAD 2

Danielle Wium

GRAAD 3

Talita Guizot

GRAAD 4

Cindy Du Plessis

GRAAD 5

Annamarie Carstens

GRAAD 6

Karike Conradie & Christelle Van Zyl

GRAAD 7

Janine Rademeyer

GRAAD 8

Julia Joubert

GRAAD 9

Samantha Ellis & Carelien Allemann

GRAAD 10

Claudette du Plessis

GRAAD 11

Charleen de Wet & Mariette Lemmer

GRAAD 12

TBC

Become a part of our family

APPLY TODAY

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

– Download the Paarl Girls’ High School Application for Admission. See links below.
Laai die aansoekvorm vir toelating tot Hoër Meisieskool Paarl af. Sien die skakels hieronder.


– Complete the Application form. Please ensure that all certified documents are included with the Application form.

Voltooi asseblief die aansoekvorm volledig. Maak asseblief seker dat al die gesertifiseerde dokumente, by u aansoekvorm ingesluit is.


– Submit the completed Application form at Paarl Girls’ High School Reception on or before the closing date, 26 March 2021.


Handig die volledige voltooide aansoekvorm by Hoër Meisieskool Paarl se Ontvangs voor of op die sperdatum, 26 Maart 2021.


– If you are applying for accommodation in the HOSTEL, please ensure EARLY application as interviews for the Hostel are conducted prior to the closing date for applications.
Indien aansoek gedoen word vir koshuisverblyf, maak seker aansoeke word vroegtydig voltooi omdat onderhoude daarvoor voor die sluitingsdatum plaasvind.


– Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Onvoltooide aansoeke sal nie oorweeg word nie.


– Go to the link and Register your application to Paarl Girls’ High School on the Western Cape Education Department’s website from 26 February 2021 – 26 March 2021. Registration for Application

Gaan na die skakel om u aansoek by Hoër Meisieskool Paarl op die Wes-Kaapse Onderwysdepartement se webwerf te registreer vanaf 26 Februarie 2021 – 26 Maart 2021. Registrasie tot Aansoek


– The School will inform you of your status of your application.
Die skool sal u in kennis stel omtrent die stand van u aansoek.

About

HISTORIC SCHOOL

Geleë aan die voet van die alombekende Paarlberg, vind ons twee statige “ou Dames” – die skool- en koshuisgebou van die Hoër Meisieskool Paarl. Die geboue is gerieflik ingerig met baie moderne geriewe. Paarl Girls’ High School was founded after the School Committee of Paarl Boys’ High School decided in September 1874 to establish a girls’ school, because Miss Elizabeth Barker’s school for young girls was closing. Miss Barker’s vision was a school for young girls where the focus was firmly on Mathematics and Science.

Op 17 Januarie 1876 is die “Meisjes Hoogere School” geopen in die gebou wat op die hoek van Zeederberstraat en Zeederbergplein geleë is. Elizabeth Baker was die eerste prinsipaal en daarna het mej. Buchanan tydelik waargeneem. Die nuwe skoolgebou is teen Julie 1880 klaar en word op 26 Julie van dieselfde jaar ingewy.

Elke onderwyser en hoof het oor die jare ‘n unieke bydra gemaak tot die karakter van die skool wat voortleef in die handel en wandel van elke meisie van Hoër Meisieskool Paarl.

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Our School

VISION & MISSION

Ampliora et Altiora: Larger and Higher

SKOOLVISIE:
Om uniekheid te skep deur eenheid en opvoeding.

SKOOLMISSIE:
Om ‘n gelukkige en uitdagende leefruimte te skep waarin elke individu se volle potensiaal met trots bereik kan word.

What are the values promised in our vision? 
Ons skep:
value or promise: we make an effort
gelukkige leefruimte
value or promise: we would like all learners to experience fulfilment
uitdagende leefruimte
value or promise: we set high standards
elke individu
value or promise: we treat all learners fairly and in the same way
volle potensiaal
value or promise: we help learners to set personal goals

“Let us learn then to live and make use of the present, for the days that are here we can never get again…”

 

What is the

GIRLS' HIGH MAGIC?

In die skool heers ‘n Girls’ High Magic wat nie aan towerkuns te danke is nie, maar aan die volgende: Alles wat ons het waaraan mense voor ons gewerk het, is ons voorreg en verpligting om eienaarskap daarvan te aanvaar en om dit as ‘n nalatenskap aan die volgende geslag oor te dra.

Ons verantwoordelikheid is om uit ons foute te leer en met daardie nuwe insig te verseker dat ons nie dieselfde foute maak in die toekoms nie. Die geskiedenis en tradisie maak dus ons besluitneming beter vir die toekoms. Dit maak nie saak watter vaardighede, kennis, vermoëns, kwaliteite, opvoeding, geleerdheid of geleenthede ons by HMS Paarl verwerf het nie – dit is wat ons daarmee doen wat die verskil maak. Dit help nie om al die dinge te hê en niks daarmee te doen nie. Ons het dalk nie so baie soos ander nie; maar die verskil lê steeds in die verskil wat ons maak met wat ons het.

What makes us really proud? To hear the following: Girls’ High is really a well-balanced, excellent, competent institution – not because they always win, but there is always the belief… Our girls are able to communicate in a multicultural world and across varied types of teams. 

Academic achievements here at Girls’ High don’t reflect just intelligence but also what we call “non-cognitive skills”, such as perseverance, good study habits and the ability to collaborate – in other words, conscientiousness. Personality counts. Economist James Heckman says a personality trait, marked by diligence, perseverance and self-discipline even correlate with financial success – and that is one of our most important responsibilities – not only to lay the foundation to financial independence, but to develop each girl’s personality into conscientiousness.

Girls’ High Magic
Our school shield

Our school shield

AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE

Almost the first thing a girl purchases when she comes to this school is a blazer. In order to wear it with pride it is necessary to know its significance as well as the meaning of the school badge. The Latin words in the white scroll attached to the dark green shield read AMPLIORA ET ALTIORA, meaning ‘Larger and Higher’. These words highlight the reason why we are inspired to emulate the lifestyle of the Nautilus. To turn away from things that are small, mean, foolish and unworthy and to follow what is true, pure, honest and just.

The shell pictured on the dark green background between the letters G and H is the Nautilus, a well-known shell which is often washed up on rare sea-shores. The Nautilus forms the home and shelter of a small and defenceless sea organism. In the Nautilus, the sea organism is safe and grows every day until it is strong and ready to leave its shell. This symbolizes the life of a Girls’ Higher at Paarl Girls’ High School – she will be protected until she is ready to leave the shell.

General Info

OF OUR SCHOOL

Skooltye & Skoolfonds

Skooltye & Skoolfonds Times are as follows 

Gr. 8 – Gr. 12: 07:40 – 14:15

Gr. 4 – 7: 07:50 – 14:00

Gr. 1 – 3: 08:00 – 14:00

Gr.R: 08:00 – 12:45

Voorskool Pre-School: 08:30 – 12:15

Vrydag (normaal)
7:40-13:55

Vrydae (uitnaweek)
7:40-13:00

Our Boutique

Our boutique stocks all school uniforms, sporting gear as well as a wide variety of promotional items and supporter’s clothing. 

Please note that no clothing may be purchased on credit.

Please email Beatie Bester for any queries: theboutique@paarlghs.co.za

Boutique opening hours:
Mondays – Fridays
07:15 – 13:30

Our proud

SPONSORS

It is indeed a great privilege for a school to have sponsors on board. In order to create unique opportunities for learners, additional funding is necessary to facilitate these expenses.

We are proud and extremely grateful to be associated with the individuals and companies that have Paarl Girls’ High’s best interests at heart.