|Paarl Gimnasium High School|
|Motto||"Sol Justitae Illustra Nos"
"Sun of Justice, shine upon us"
Since 1964 coeducational
|Color(s)||Maroon, Gold, Green|
Paarl Gimnasium is a school in Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa. Rev. van Lingen founded the school in the centre of town in 1858. The school has had a number of significant sporting achievements and has produced some of South Africa's top Rugby players including Ashley Johnson, Schalk Burger, Jean De Villiers, Marius Joubert and De Wet Barry. Other alumni include the theologian Stephanus Jacobus du Toit.
The primary school section of Gimnasium was founded in 1858 as a Dutch Christian school for boys, with the High School being founded much later. In the mid 30's the school's language of education shifted to Afrikaans. After the high school section was completed the school allowed the first female student to enroll in 1964
Paarl Gimnasium High School has a large sporting program and takes part in the interschools tournament against Paarl Boys' High School, an event which attracts thousands of spectators every year.
|Name||Test Debut||Springbok Number|
|Japie le Roux||01/01/2013||94|
|Boy de Villiers||17/11/1906||95|
|Pietie le Roux||24/11/1906||103|
|Attie van Heerden||13/08/1921||152|
|Pierre de Villiers||30/06/1928||195|
|JC van der Westhuizen||21/07/1928||203|
|Manus de Jongh||18/08/1928||205|
|Hugo van Zyl||26/07/1958||340|
|Schalk Burger (snr)||02/06/1984||535|
|De Wet Barry||10/06/2000||690|
|Jean de Villiers||09/11/2002||735|
|Schalk Burger (jnr)||24/10/2003||754|
- Official Web Site (Afrikaans)
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