Jeppe High School for Girls
In 1896, the school was financially troubled and was purchased by The Witwatersrand Council for Education. The Council re-opened the school as the Jeppestown Grammar School in April 1897, but the school continued to struggle. On October 1, 1898 a committee of Jeppestown parents pooled their resources and bought the school.
The school closed during the Anglo-Boer War in 1899. After the war, in the first quarter of 1902, the school re-opened as the Jeppestown High School for Boys and Girls.
In July 1919, the girls' school moved into a new red brick building (a structure which now is only the central wing of the present main building).
Headmistresses of Jeppe High School for Girls
|1919||Ellen L Cummins BA (Hons) Oxford|
|1946||Sylvia G Sprigg MBE BA (Wits)|
|1949||E Alice Ramsbottom BA|
|1957||Ailsa M Reid BSc|
|1974||Jean DE V Schutz BA|
|1991||Barbara JH Thompson|
|1997||Beckie R Tobias BA T.TED|
|2007||Helmien Slabber BA Ed, B Ed Hons, M Ed|
2011 Dina Goncalves BSc.H.Dip.Ed
The school motto is Forti Nihil Dificilius, which is Latin and means 'Nothing is too difficult for the brave'.
Prominent Old Girls
- Ruth First
- Prof Isabel Hofmeyr
- Prof Elizabeth Rankin (née Moir)
Jeppe Girls offers sports programs at both the competitive and the recreational level, including:
The school holds a flower show each year in the spring.
Students practice traditional African drumming through "Mamela," a student drum group. Drummers in Mamela play djembe, dun-dun, ken keni, and sangban, among other instruments. The students play traditional South African and West African pieces, and also compose their own works.