Walvis Bay High School

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Nangolo Mbumba Drive, Walvis Bay, Skeleton Coast, Namibia, Namibia, Walvis Bay
Khomas Namibia
On 17 January 1961, the School opens its doors to 119 pupils and 8 teachers, under the administration of the South West African Administration. This remained the status quo until the early 70's. The aim is to prepare young people for a life led by God, according to the principles of academic, religious, physical and emotional development. The ideals become the pillars upon which the School is to be built in the years ahead. Mr E. Küschke is appointed as the first principal with Mr WM van Niekerk as the first chairman of the school committee. The official opening of the School takes place on 3 August 1961. The dedication stone is laid by the Deputy-Director of Cape Education, Mr JT van Wyk.School starts with 164 pupils and Mr LD Beukes as Principal. The subsequent years showed that many changes were necessary, and many pupils sacrificed their afternoons to come to school and work on improving their school. Pieter Enslin and Malinda Jordaan are elected as the first SRC leaders.This year sees the first Std 9 class and the schools name changes from Walvis Bay Secondary School to Walvis Bay High School. Other events are the first school concert, which attracts an audience of more than 1000 people. The first school newspaper, the Astra Vista, is published.2014 The 53rd Anniversary of WBPHS on 3 August 2014 was celebrated with many successes: Walvis Bay Private High School has grown to 670 learners and 49 teachers. This year we celebrated the 5th year of the existence of our own Primary School and we have completed the additional class rooms and additional facilities for our Primary Phase. This is also the first year that our Grade 12’s can benefit from the completed extension of the NSSC Curriculum, which commenced in their Grade 10 year, after completing the Junior Secondary Curriculum at the end of their Grade 9 year. The phasing in of our New School Uniform and Sport Uniform is a giant undertaking to broaden our uniformity and outstanding identity among the broader Namibian community. In addition, our Primary School Rugby teams have for the first time qualified for the quarter finals, and all our High School Rugby teams and first Girls and Boys Hockey teams have qualified for the semi-finals. 2014 also marked the start of our own Desert Sport Festival. Our 2014 Musical included the entire school from Grades 1-12. Through the hard work and determination of the staff, supported by the parents and the Board of Directors, the School provides a platform for learners to be prepared for the combination of an excellent all-round education, life skills and work ethic.

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