Jeppe High School for Boys
Jeppe High School for Boys is Johannesburg’s oldest public school having been established in 1890 in Fairview, Johannesburg.
As noted in the book Historic Schools of South Africa “perhaps more than any other Johannesburg school, it reflects the history and the changing character of the city and has always been a melting pot for children of diverse socioeconomic, language and cultural backgrounds”.
Recognised as one of South Africa’s Top 20 boys schools, the defining characteristics of the men it produces often centre on the principles of loyalty, honour, and friendship. Jeppe’s ability to shape the characters of boys into men is its greatest success.
ADMISSIONS DEPARTMENT NOTICE
The admissions office is open for enquiries and document delivery as follows: Strictly: 08:00 – 14:00 Monday to Friday
Documents delivered outside these hours can be left with the Security Officer
Enquiries outside these hours can be directed by email/phone to the staff listed below
Please use these contact details only as no other staff member can assist with Admissions Department matters!
School Telephone: 011 614 1938 ext 231 or 232
From the Headmaster
We have come to the end of an extremely busy, and very successful, 2018. Although the last exams were written on Friday, 30th November, the staff have been hard at work planning for 2019, marking scripts and preparing promotion schedules for the Gauteng Department of Education over the past week.
I am pleased to report that the year-end exams, from Grade 8 to matric, proceeded smoothly with no incidents or irregularities and we now await the final results of all our pupils with excitement and eager anticipation. We wish our matrics, in particular, all the best for their final results which will be available at the school on Friday, 4th January and for their future after Jeppe as they close this chapter of their lives.
Please note that reports will be available electronically, via the Ed-Admin Parent Portal, on Wednesday, 12th December 2018. Parents will receive a notification via email in this regard once reports are available for viewing. Staff are unfortunately not allowed to release reports prior to this date as our results required to be ratified by the Gauteng Department of Education.
School re-opens for learners on Wednesday, 9th January (boarders are expected to report to their hostels on the afternoon of Tuesday, 8th January) and I request the support and co-operation of all parents in ensuring that their sons return to school with the correct haircut and uniform as per the School’s Code of Conduct as highlighted later in this newsletter.
I trust you will enjoy reading this last newsletter for the year and, in particular, the highlights of 2018 that are detailed herein. I’m sure that these highlights will be an appetiser for a more comprehensive report of the 2018 year as recorded in the annual school magazine which is expected to be available in January next year.
As the bulk of our learners and parents turn their attention to their holidays, we welcome 220 Grade 7 pupils, who will be joining the Jeppe family next year, on their Induction Camp which will take place this weekend. My thanks to the prefects and staff who have given up their weekend to accompany the Grade 7 boys and to the number of staff who are accompanying boys on provincial sporting tours and school camps over the holiday period.
Lastly, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all our parents, pupils, staff and members of the Jeppe community a restful break, safe travels over this holiday period and a happy New Year!
I look forward to seeing you all again in 2019!