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In 2010 the school wrote the National Senior Certificate Examination and we are extremely proud of the success of the school.

216 matrics wrote the WCED exams. 214 passed (99% pass ) 1 incomplete (due to illness) 1 not passed,

14 (6,5%) of them attained A aggregates. 75,9% of our matriculants obtained a Bachelors Minimum University Requirement and the school obtained 176 Subject A symbols.


Therese Groenewald and Farren Visagie on achieving 7 subject distinctions

3 Candidates with 6 subject distinctions
3 Candidate with 5 subject distinction
10 Candidates with 4 subject distinctions
8 Candidates with 3 subject distinctions







Congratulations on receiving R1 205 000 from the Epoch/Optima Trust in 2008/9 and 2010 for the Mathematics Department. We are one of 81 schools nationally.

1 Bergvliet High School
3 Livingstone High School
4 Cape Academy of Mathematics Science & Technology
5 Norman Henshilwood High School
6 Pinelands High School
7 Plumstead High School
8 Rondebosch Boys High School
9 South Peninsula High School
10 The Settlers High School
11 Westerford High School
12 Wynberg Boys High Schoo



The school has also been accepted as one of 15 schools in the Western Cape invited as part of the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation Circle of Excellence.

The Western Cape Schools are

- Bergvliet High School
- Bishops (Diocesan College)
- Cosat (Centre For Science and Technology)
- Deutsche Internationale Schule Kapstadt*
- DF Malan High School
- Hershel Girls’ School
- Livingstone High School
- Paul Roos Gymnasium
- Rondebosch Boys’ High School
- Rustenburg High School For Girls
- South African College School
- St Cyprians School
- The SettlersHigh School
- Tygerberg High School
- WesterFord High School


The Settlers High School is situated comfortably on the border between Cape Town and Bellville, and scenic views of the Table Mountain range and Tygerberg can be had from each of the school's sports fields.
Our school has grown in more ways than one since its humble beginnings and now rates as one of the top schools in the Western Cape. Evidence of this can be found no matter where one looks at the school. Academically the school has reached great heights,


In 2006 the school received two awards from the Minister of Education and the Head of Education: 1st: Consistent Excellence in the Academic Field (2004 - 2006) (One of ten school acknowledged) 2nd: Greatest Increase in number of candidates who passed Physical Science HG. We were also one of the top 10 schools in the Western Cape in 2006.

What is also remarkable is the knowledge that amongst the school's academic achievers we a diverse international group including exchange students. This is due to the fact that the school has an extremely friendly and supportive environment, which has resulted in many immigrants enrolling at The Settlers.

This cosmopolitan atmosphere is furthermore reflected in the cultural heights to which the school aspires. Each learner is encouraged and motivated to bring something of their own to the table, so to speak, and our informal cultural functions are a smorgasbord of activities. Formal cultural activities also abound, what with the school play , the Interhouse Plays, debating to name but a few. The Settlers has been extremely proficient at debating for the past two years, both in English and Afrikaans.

On the sports field too, The Settlers has shown its worth. Settlers had representatives in Western Province rugby, cricket, hockey and netball.

This year 2006 our Boys and Girls Hockey toured Malaysia and in 2007 our Rugby team toured Argentina. In 2009 the rugby team toured Italy and in 2011 will go to France. What a wonderful educational and sporting experience for those individuals.

In 2008 our recorder groups attended classes in England and our Jazz Combo had a school exchange with the Wagenburg Gymnasium in Stuttgart, Germany. 2010 saw the school continue the exchange with Germany with a reciprocal visit.

All in all the results prove that The Settlers High School is succeeding in its aim to provide a balanced education.

The senior management team, the Exco, has a seminar at the end of the year to assess all the aspects of the school. Their report is an excellent overview of the ethos of the school.


The History of the school

(Contact the school to obtain a copy at R150 each)

This is a wonderful hard cover edition of the book which looks at the impact that The SettlersHigh School had on the Bellville community.

The book was launched at a function on Thursday 4 August 2005 and obtained an excellent review from Professor Peter Kallaway from the University of The Western Cape

Review of The Settlers: Forty Years Towards Freedom


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