Thank you visiting Norman Henshilwood High School’s website. I am incredibly proud of Normies and consider it an honour to serve the community as its Principal.
Norman Henshilwood High School has an excellent provincial reputation for its academic achievement which has placed it in the Top 20 schools in the Western Cape and was adjudged a Top 25 state school in Fair Lady magazine’s annual survey of top schools. Our academic results have been consistently good over a number of years and we continue to lead the way as a state school that has positioned itself as a school of choice for a specific niche market looking for excellent educational value for money. Our Matric results saw 93,9 % of our learners achieving bachelor’s passes which allowed them access to university education. Using the measures of final grades in Matric, Norman Henshilwood High School recorded a 100 % pass rate in 2014. Increasingly our learners choose the Universities of Stellenbosch, Cape Town and Western Cape to pursue their tertiary studies but some go as far afield as Pretoria and Johannesburg. This is all due to the excellent effort and hard work of both staff and learners.
Norman Henshilwood High School has a strong commitment to traditional values with a focus on self-discipline and achievement based not only on outcome but also on continual improvement. We strive to deliver a world class education that provides our learners with a platform to succeed at tertiary level and in the world of work. Our learners must become active and productive citizens with advanced qualifications ready to move South Africa forward as a developmental State. Having a strong set of values and morals is something we instil. Norman Henshilwood High School insists on excellent behaviour, excellent school attendance, smart uniform and respect for self, others and the environment as the expected norm. In addition to our learners’ successes, we are a school that has embraced 21st century technology which allows us to be at the cutting edge of curriculum delivery. The recent addition of a deputy principal in charge of curriculum, instruction and Assessment means that we place a high premium on teaching and learning.
Norman Henshilwood High School offers a high quality educational experience to every child who chooses to attend our school. We care about our learners’ development, achievements and leadership potential as they thrive in an enabling environment. We have many cultural and sporting extra-curricular activities which grow every year in popularity thanks to the level of dedication from staff and the enthusiasm of our learners. Look at any year book and see the children’s faces: they are happy as they thrive in an atmosphere that nurtures and supports them.
David J Millar
BA (Hons) H.Dip. Ed. (PG), University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
M.Ed. (Administration, Planning and Policy), University of Cape Town