Hyde Park High School (South Africa)

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Hyde Park High School
Address
107 3rd Road

, ,
2196

Information
TypePublic High School
Motto"Fidei"[2]
Religious affiliation(s)Multi-cultural
Established8 September 1966
Governing BodyMrs G Lutz [1]
Head MasterMr M Vogiatzis
Grades812
GenderCoed (Male and Female)
Age13 to 18
Enrollment+\- 800 pupils
HousesRutland, Leicester, Marlborough and Grosvenor
Colour(s)Yellow, Red, White & Blue                 
BadgeGolden Eagle surrounded by Olive leaves
Website

Hyde Park High School is a public co-educational secondary school that is located in Hyde Park, Johannesburg, South Africa. Although Hyde Park High School is a government school, falling under the Gauteng Department of Education, it offers a Matriculation qualification from the IEB (Independent Education Board). This makes Hyde Park High School rather unusual in that it offers the same type of qualification as a private school, but retains the status and culture of a government school.

Current Headmaster[edit]

The current headmaster of Hyde Park High School is Mr M Vogiatzis.

Academics[edit]

Hyde Park High prides itself on an outstanding academic record that boasts numerous awards. Past Matriculants have consistently achieved excellent results over the years.

The academic subjects being offered each year include:

  • Accounting
  • Afrikaans
  • Art
  • Information Technology
  • EGD (Engineer & Graphic Design)
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Life Orientation
  • Life Science
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematical Literacy
  • Physical Science
  • Sport Science
  • isiZulu

Extracurricular activities[edit]

Extracurricular activities at Hyde park:[3]

Hyde Park prides themselves on what can only be described as a culture of participation. As a school with only +\-800 pupils, they find themselves challenging the bigger schools with ease and in many cases exceeding their standards.

Their sporting codes run across the board and cater to the vast majority of traditional sports men and women. They can confidently state that whilst they have seen several sporting codes challenged by a national level of apathy, they have once again grown these sports into significant entities that rival the levels of participation of yesteryear.
Events in 2010:

  • Recently hosting Slovenia as a training base camp for the Fifa World Cup 2010.
  • Their Under 15 and First team placing 2nd and 3rd in the 'B' pool in the Aitken and Boden Tournaments.

Summer sports:[4]

  • Cricket
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Water Polo
  • Tennis

Winter sports:

  • Athletics
  • Cross Country
  • Soccer
  • Hockey
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Tennis

Cultural activities[edit]

Culturals at Hyde Park are diverse and extraordinarily well attended. All cultural activities are held in high esteem by the pupils. Cultural activities at Hyde Park is on an equal footing with their sports activities.

Activities offered:

  • Backstage
  • Chess
  • Debating
  • Drama
  • Dramatics - Music
  • First Aid
  • Interact
  • Public Speaking
  • Sound and Lighting
  • Valentines Ball
  • Winterball

Rivals of the school include:

  • Fourways High School
  • Bryanston High School
  • Edenvale High School

School Terms[edit]

School terms[5] at Hyde Park are usually 2-2 and a half months long, with four terms a year. Consisting from 190 - 205 school days a year.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leadership Page Hyde Park Webpage Leadership
  2. ^ Main Page Hyde Park Webpage Logo
  3. ^ Extra Curriculars Hyde Park's Webpage
  4. ^ Sport Overview Hyde Park Webpage
  5. ^ School Terms Department of Education Terms

External links[edit]