• 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 celebrate the sesquicentenary of our school, the 150-year anniversary of the founding of Collegiate, we are excited about the various events to mark this significant milestone. The plans were several years in the making and arise from the VISION of CELEBRATION and FUTURE LEGACY. 2024 is 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

May News

27 May 2024

The essence of nostalgia is an awareness that what has been will never be again. - Milton S. Eisenhower

May was a time of nostalgia as the school celebrated the 150th birthday.  From our sports teams in Potchestroom for the All Girls' Festival to the wonder of our many Founders' Week activities; it was been a month that may well be hard to beat. 

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Weekly Activities News 22-04-2024

26 Apr 2024

What a month April was.  Our involvement in sports programmes and our wonderful week of Literary activities made for a busy, exciting and productive time!

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Weekly Activities News 08-03-2024

14 Mar 2024

There was inspiration and innovation at the Steam Week events that kicked off March, while our sports and clubs continued to excel.  

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