Thank you for visiting Norman Henshilwood High School’s website. I am incredibly proud of Normies and consider it an honour to serve the school's community as its Principal since 2004.
Norman Henshilwood High School has an excellent reputation for its academic achievement and was placed in the Top 25 schools in the Western Cape in 2014 [based on the matric results of 2014] and was adjudged a Top 25 state school in Fair Lady magazine’s annual survey of top schools in 2015. 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. The Class of 2014 achieved a 100 % pass rate [163 / 163 matriculants passed] and 93,9 % of our learners achieved bachelor’s passes which allowed them access to university education.
On 6 January 2016 the Class of 2015's results were released: 220 / 221 passed [99.54 %] and 203 /221 achieved a bachelor's pass [92 %]. Top pupil was Carin Heuvel with 7 distinctions. Carin is an ex-Timour Hall Primary School pupil and is now studying a B.Comm Accounting [Chartered Accounting] at Stellenbosch University on a full scholarship.
18 pupils achieved 'A' aggregates. 14 subjects were offered. Subject aggregates were very good with 3 subjects having a 50 % - 59 % aggregate; 5 subjects having a 60 % - 69 % aggregate; 3 subjects with aggregates between 70 % - 79 % and 3 subjects achieving an aggregate of 80 % - 89 %. Visual Arts scored an 85 % average, History an 80 % average [and 38 distinctions]. English had an average of 69 % [with 21 distinctions] and Mathematics had an average of 56 % [with 12 distinctions].
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. Parental support is highly valued.
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.
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
Head of School
BA (Hons) H.Dip. Ed. (PG), University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
M.Ed. (Administration, Planning and Policy), University of Cape Town