Jeppe High School for Boys
|Jeppe High School for Boys|
"Forti Nihil Diffilcilius"
|Good Hope & Roberts Avenue
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa, 2101
|Type||Public & Boarding|
|Founder||Sir Julius Jeppe|
|School board||National Senior Certificate|
|School number||GDE No. 130633|
|Vice principal||M.H. Gill, C. Rattray|
|Average class size||33|
|Color(s)||Black White Gold|
|Song||[Jeppe School Song]|
|Rivals||King Edward VIII High School, Parktown Boys' High School|
|School fees||R22 500|
|Affiliation||International Boys' Schools Coalition|
|Alumni||Jeppe Old Boys|
|Dayboy Houses||Duiker, Eland, Impala, Koodoo, Roan|
|Boarding Houses||Oribi, Tsessebe, Sable|
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The school's motto is the Latin Forti nihil difficilius, meaning "Nothing is too difficult for the brave", also translated as "For the brave, nothing is too difficult". Jeppe High School for Boys is the oldest known school in Johannesburg.
The school was founded as Saint Michael's School in 1890 in Johannesburg, four years after the gold rush that founded that city. In 1896 it was bought by the Witwatersrand Council for Education, which was concerned with the education of English speakers in the Dutch-speaking South African Republic. In 1897 the school was renamed Jeppestown Grammar School after the German-born philanthropist Sir Julius Jeppe. The school was closed during the Second Boer War but was reopened soon after by the educationist Alfred Milner, 1st Viscount Milner, and renamed Jeppe High School for Boys and Girls. In 1911 the school moved to its present site in the suburb of Kensington. In 1919 a separate girls' school, Jeppe High School for Girls was formed. Originally playing soccer, it switched to rugby union in the 1930s, and has since produced four Springbok internationals and one international coach. It also has a preparatory school.
Jeppe High School for Boys has beautiful stone buildings with a prominent facade. The Payne Hall, a stone building with a largely wooden interior, has been declared a National Monument. Within the school is another National Monument; a War Memorial dedicated to those who died in the First World War.
Headmaster | Principal
Mr. Anton Dempsey
Deputy Headmaster | Deputy Principals
Mr. C.J. Purchase
Rev. M.H. Gill
Mrs. C. Rattray
Mr. D.J. Jackson
Mr. S. Wilson
Listed alphabetically according to season
|Aquatics (Rowing, Swimming, Water Polo)||Athletics||Chess|
|Rowing||Rugby||Emergency Medical Care|
|Squash||Soccer||JAM (Jesus and Me)|
|Table Tennis||JJC (Jo'burg Junior Council)|
Jeppe Boys write the Gauteng Department of Education preliminarily examinations and the Department of Education, South Africa final examination via the FET (Further Education Training) board.
In line with the requirements of the Education Department, Jeppe High School for Boys offers the following subjects in the Junior and Senior Phase:
|Junior Phase (Grades 8 & 9)||Senior Phase (Grades 10 -12)|
|HSS (Human and Social Sciences - History and Geography)||X|
|Engineering Graphics & Design||X|
|Art and Culture||X|
Prominent Old Boys
- Herman Charles Bosman (1905–1951), writer and journalist
- Jock Cameron (1905–1935), South African international wicket-keeper
- Bob Catterall (1900–1961), South African Test cricketer
- Jim Christy (1904–1971), South African international opening batsman
- James Dalton (born 1972), Springbok hooker
- Norman Gordon, oldest living test cricketer (100)
- Samuel Kinkead (1897–1928), air ace and Schneider Trophy pilot
- Henry John May (1903–1995), author, noted South African constitutional lawyer, and Queen's Counsel
- Brent Moyle (born 1973), Springbok prop forward
- Herbert Cecil Pugh (1898–1941), clergyman and George Cross recipient
- Wilf Rosenberg (born 1934) Springbok outside centre
- Harry Schwarz (1924–2010), lawyer, politician, Ambassador to United States and anti-apartheid leader
- Des Sinclair (1927–1996), Springbok inside centre
- Jake White (born 1963), World Cup (2007) winning Springbok coach, who also taught at the school
School War Cry
(Prefects) Ye umpa Zweli (School) She hele bumpa (Prefects) Moshola Zweli (School) Moshola bumpa (Prefects) Be Sha Shulawa shulawa Twa (School) Be Sha Shulawa shulawa Twa (Prefects) Yes WE (School) Yes WA (Prefects) Ye Vum (School) Ye VA (Prefects) Ge Whizz WA (All) JEPPE! JEPPE!
- We belong to Jeppe most proud we are to say
- Black and white our colours we always will display
- To these we owe our loyalty and guarantee we will always be
- Proud members of the Jeppe family
- Give me a "J"
- Give me an "E"
- Give me a "P"
- Give me a "P"
- Give me an "E"
- What you got
- Who is the best
- Who do we love
- Jock Cameron page at cricinfosouthafrica
- "Five Cricketers of the Year". Wisden Cricketers' Almanack. Part I. Wisden. 1925. p. 292.
- Jim Christy page at cricinfosouthafrica
- James Dalton page at Springbok Rugby Hall of Fame
- Orbis Yale University Labrary Catalogue
- Guide to the Henry John May Papers, compiled by Carol King, January 1995, Yale University Library
- "George Cross Recipients". Marion Hebblethwaite. 2011. Retrieved 10 December 2013.
- Wilf Rosenberg page at Springbok Rugby Hall of Fame
- Des Sinclair page at Springbok Rugby Hall of Fame