Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool

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Coordinates: 25°45′21″S 28°13′13″E / 25.7559°S 28.2202°E / -25.7559; 28.2202

Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool Pretoria
Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool, a, Pretoria.jpg
Main building
Pretoria, Gauteng
South Africa
Type All-girls public school
Motto "Ek sien haar wen"
Established 1920
Headmaster Ms Marna Jordaan
Grades 8–12

The Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool is a public, Afrikaans-speaking high school for girls in Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa. It is the sister school of the Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool.


The Afrikaans Hogere Skool was established on 28 January 1920, in the house of General PJ Joubert. The address was 218 Visagie street, Pretoria. It was considered as a rebel school because it was the first Afrikaans-language secondary school. Afrikaans was not an official language in South Africa then. The school opened its doors for boys and girls. A new school building was inaugurated on 26 January 1927 and in 1930, separate schools for girls and boys, Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool and Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool respectively, were established. The school's motto, "Ek sien haar wen", is derived from Jan F.E. Celliers's poem "By die vrouebetoging".[1]


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