Remembrance Day 2017




The annual Jeppe High school for Boys Remembrance Day Service took place on Friday 10 November.

It was attended by representatives from surrounding schools and community organisations, old boys, staff and current learners.

The Jeppe Pipe Band provided stirring musical accompaniment and a colours party consisting of boys from the school and from local scout groups did the honours.

The key address was by Bishop Gill and the roll of honour was read by the headmaster Mr Anton Dempsey.

The reading of the names of Jeppe old boys (and teachers) who paid the ultimate price in the 1st and second World Wars,  and in the wars that South African forces have been involved with since, took almost 10 minutes to complete – emphasising the role that the school has played in our history.

Wreaths were laid at the War Memorial, and the Memorial Hall, and at the Scottish Cross Memorial overlooking the school on Kensington Ridge.