• Collegiate Colour 101
    “Comfortable in our skins,
    courageous in our community”
  • Collegiate Colour 84
    Good work ethic
  • PG22 25 Valedictory WEB 17
    "Pursuing excellence through
    holistic education"
  • Collegiate banner3
    Founded in 1874
  • PG1930 Valedict HI 30
    Facta non verba

Welcome to Collegiate Girls' High School

In June 1873, a group of ladies met in the old Grey Institute on the Donkin and proposed a school for girls be established in the town. On 12 July 1873, a deputation of gentlemen joined the committee and by 2 September, there were twenty guarantors, and a constitution of “Rules and Regulations for ‘The Port Elizabeth Collegiate School for Girls’”. Almost nine months later, in February 1874, the school would open with its first 38 pupils.

As we approach the sesquicentenary of our school, the 150-year anniversary of the founding of Collegiate, we are excited to reveal the official 150-year logo and the plans for celebrating this significant milestone. The plans have been several years in the making and arise from the VISION of CELEBRATION and FUTURE LEGACY. 2024 is to be a year of CELEBRATION

• of all that Collegiate is

• of all who have been through the School

• of all its achievements

• of friendships and connections

and a year of looking to the FUTURE through the legacy we create and leave for the future.

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Latest News

February News

4 Mar 2024

As we entered March, we did so with great appreciation for a February of achievement, personal growth and celebrations of our 150th year.  We enter March with great excitement about our Standard Bank STEAM Week and our Cinderella production. 

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Weekly Activities News 22-02-2024

24 Feb 2024

There was much love at Collegiate in the month of love as our community outreach 150 Cancer Care bags were handed over, the Cinderella rehearsals continued, the hostel learners were spoilt for Valentine's Day, our Open Days were love in action as our staff and learners dazzled our visitors and our sports team bowled us over, proved to love the water or smashed records in matches.  Read about our latest labours of love. 

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Weekly Activities News 12-02-2024

12 Feb 2024

Celebrating 150 years of excellence is exciting and the year began with many milestone moments and achievements. Read about our February Fun and the fantastic news here. 

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