The Glen High School

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Coordinates: 25°47′23.27″S 28°16′47.28″E / 25.7897972°S 28.2798000°E / -25.7897972; 28.2798000

The Glen High School
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Urram (Scottish: "Respect With Honour")
Location
Waterkloof Glen, Pretoria, South Africa
Information
School type Public school
Established 1976
Founder Mr. GM Batty
Authority Gauteng Department of Education
Principal Mrs CW Nel
Staff approx. 50 full-time
Enrollment 1000 pupils
Color(s) Green and White
Badge The coat-of-arms is a thistle with the incorporation of the main School and clan colours
Website

The Glen High School is a public, English medium co-ed high school located in Waterkloof Glen, Pretoria, in the Gauteng province of South Africa. The school has around 1000 pupils.

The school grounds also include a smoking area for learners and a second campus which is opposite the school on the main side which has been set aside for development.

Principals[edit]

  • G Batty
  • R Brown
  • A Wilcocks
  • A Brink


Scottish background[edit]

The Glen High School has a very Scottish background and the Heads Of Clans have a kilt as part of their uniform. The President, Deputy-President, Treasurer and Secretary wear tartan ties.

Clans[edit]

The school is divided into four clans. Each clan has their own colour, song and motto. Each clan has two heads of clan, one male and one female. The clans each have a clan evening once a year where they perform a One Act Play and various skits. The clans also compete in sports such as athletics, swimming, basketball and tennis. The clans are:

Sport[edit]

Sport is not compulsory, as the school believes that the success and enjoyment is with voluntary participation. However, the grade 8 learners are expected to attend most of the sport meetings as spectators.

Sporting facilities include a 25 metre swimming pool, athletics grounds, several tennis and squash courts, a basketball court (indoor and outdoor), a rock-climbing wall and hockey fields.

The School offers the following sports:

The Glen High School is part of the Pretoria English Medium High Schools Athletics Association (PEMHSAA) which is good spirited rivalry between all the Co-ed Government Schools in Pretoria. The Schools have three meetings held a year including the Swimming Gala (held at Hillcrest Swimming Pool), Cross Country (held at the host school) and an Athletics meeting (held at Pilditch Stadium). Other schools participating in PEMHSAA are:

Council Of Pupils[edit]

The school has a student body run by Mrs. G.E. Caveney and a Council Of Pupils (COP). An annual election is held in August for the following year's council members. The students are led by the president and a deputy president. There are a dozen student-led committees[clarification needed].

Notable alumni[edit]

Past students of The Glen High School are called Glenwegians.

The School song[edit]

The school song is The Glen Air:

Hark when the Glen is singing,
Hear, hear our voices ringing,
Loudly and proudly singing,
Praise of our school,
There's where we're taught our duty.
Pride in our country's beauty
Honour, sincerity,
Obedience to rule.

Striving for all the things,
Justice and mercy brings,
Long may our proud standards
loyally remain.
School of our high endeavour,
School of our youth together
School of our hearts forever
Honour its name

Hark when the Glen is singing,
Hear, hear our voices ringing,
Loudly and proudly singing,
Praise of our school,
There's where we're taught our duty.
Pride in our country's beauty
Honour, sincerity,
Obedience to rule.

Striving for all the things,
Justice and mercy brings,
Long may our proud standards
loyally remain.
School of our high endeavour,
School of our youth together
School of our hearts forever
Honour THE GLEN

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