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The Glen High School

Waterkloof Glen, Pretoria East, Gauteng

Educational Institution

Cnr Garstfontein Road & Corobay Avenue
Waterkloof Glen
Pretoria East
City of Tshwane
Contact Number
012 348 8625
Fax Number
012 348 8617
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The Glen High School

The Glen High School is a public, English medium co-ed high school located in Waterkloof Glen, Pretoria, in the Gauteng province of South Africa. The school has around 1000 pupils. The rapid eastward expansion of Pretoria in the seventies led to the establishment by the Transvaal Education Department of The Glen High School in 1976. The name of the School selected by the parents had a profound influence on the identity of the School.

The use of the thistle as the School badge was a logical outcome of this name. Other Scottish connections soon followed: the use of clans instead of houses; the wearing of kilts and tartan ties. The final coat-of-arms accepted in 1996 was a repetition of the thistle and the incorporation of the main School and clan colours. The motto, Urram, is Gaelic for A Respect with Honour. Thistle and Clans The school’s name. arms and clan system have given raise to a great interest in Scotland’s contribution to our country’s cultural heritage and early development.

The rivalry on the sports fields soon became very keen. The two main trophies are the Inter-clan Athletics shield and the Clan-of-the-Year shield, which embraces all academic and extramural activities at the School. The competition that most strongly underlines the character of each clan is the cultural evenings presented each year.

In the early years the only facility we had was the gymnasium. Only after the Education Department leveled the terrain in 1980 could the School build further facilities. Very soon the tennis courts were constructed, the playing fields laid out, the shooting range built and the cricket nets erected. The first big single project was the swimming pool followed by the spectacular Indoor Sports Centre. This centre provided three squash courts, four change rooms, three sports storerooms, a kitchenette and areas for hospitality and other activities.

Further technology has been introduced throughout the years, with laptops, data projectors, smartboards and e-beams being introduced into the classrooms. The school’s facilities also include Laboratories, a Media Centre as well as an impressive Consumer Studies block. In 2016, the school went electronic and as a result each learner was able to provide their own electronic device.


Monday to Thursday: 07:30 - 14:00
Friday: 07:30 - 13:00
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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