Athlone High School for Girls

Welcome to the Athlone Girls’ High School Website

At Athlone Girls’ High School, our purpose is to develop the potential of our students so that they may be equipped to lead confident lives with a sense of balance and a deep respect for others.

  • recognising and developing the unique potential of each individual to its fullest
  • maintaining a balance between spiritual, academic, cultural and sporting activities in order to encourage the all-round development of our learners
  • nurturing a challenging environment conducive to critical thinking and decision making
  • valuing each student as an individual and encouraging the development of self-esteem, motivation and work ethic
  • creating a safe, warm, disciplined environment conducive to learning
  • equipping pupils to participate effectively in a common future with all South Africans


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  • To create a school where each child can meet her potential
  • A happy school where children are safe
  • The creation of confident learners ready to take their place in society, aware of their own abilities and sensitive to the needs of others.


As a student of Athlone Girls’ High School I have the right to a quality education and to learn in a friendly, encouraging, secure and enriching environment.

To help achieve this, I accept the following responsibilities:
  • to treat fellow pupils and staff with respect as I would like to be treated
  • to avoid any actions that disrupt lessons or in any way infringe the right of teachers to teach, or the right of fellow students to learn
  • to behave in an orderly and exemplary way inside the school and when representing the school
  • to be considerate & constructive in my actions toward all students and staff
  • to show respect and tolerance toward people of different creed, culture, race, colour, religion or language.
  • to contribute and voice my opinion honestly and openly, but in a respectful manner
  • to consider the concerns of others, recognising their value and dignity, and politely welcoming visitors
  • to reject aggressive behaviour
  • to refrain from bringing harmful substances or offensive materials to school
  • to be neat at all times, wearing the school uniform with care and pride both inside and outside the school
  • to respect the property of the school & that of staff & fellow students.
  • never to steal, wilfully damage or hide the property of others
  • to practise good sportsmanship by encouraging team spirit and by being respectful and fair toward opponents
  • to take full responsibility for my actions


Shortly after the outbreak of World War 1, a shortage of teachers was experienced in the country, which prompted authorities to establish a high school exclusively for students who would commit to continuing with teacher training. Although theoretically co-educational, the first 6 students in 1915 were all girls. Their numbers swelled to almost 30 by the end of the year, and in 1916 7 boys were admitted. Only 4 stayed the course to the end of the year.

The school was known as the Junior Student Centre and located in Doornfontein. The student body comprised a cross section of society, priding itself from the onset on its inclusivity and care.

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