Glenvista High is a co-educational school situated in the heart of the area known as the “New South”. Whether in the classroom or on the school grounds , one has the magnificent view of the surrounding koppies, Unique to Johannesburg
Our School opened its doors in 1988 to 114 learners and 9 educators. The remainder of the buildings was completed the following year and the developing of the sports fields and school grounds got underway. On 8 September 1990, Dr. P. H. Bredenkamp, the then Director of Education, officially opened Glenvista High. Glenvista High has a large complement of learners numbering over a thousand. Glenvista High is a growing school, which continually strives to create and uphold certain expected tradition. Learners and Educators work together to create an educated and happy future. Our School culture encourages a spirit of enquiry, creativity and involvement. Glenvista High is vibrant and dynamic with facilities of an extremely high standard.
Within a safe and supportive environment, GHS provide a relevant, high-quality education and prepare our diverse students for future endeavors. We nurture the balanced development of body, mind and spirit, leading to the fulfilment of each individual’s potential within the broader community in all its diversity.
- Our school strives to be a racially and culturally diverse community of students, parents and staff, dedicated to creating a peaceful environment in each person is treated with unconditional positive regard and acceptance. Within such an environment, each learner, will be empowered and inspired to reach his or her full academic, emotional and physical potential
- We strive to prepare all students to become lifelong learners and responsible citizens ready to meet the challenges of the future. We honour quality and enable students to perform at their highest level of ability. In partnership with parents and community, our goal is to create relevant learning opportunities for students — both inside and outside the classroom — that help them develop the knowledge, critical thinking skills, and character necessary to succeed in a technologically advanced and dynamic world.
- Ensuring that the educators are well qualified with a high degree of professional integrity. To recognize and praise efforts and excellence of both students and teachers.
The ethos of our school is tolerance. Being a multi-cultural school a spirit of tolerance is fostered through courtesy, respect and the creation of a harmonious environment. This Ethos is further enhanced and promoted by an academic objective, compassionate and enthusiastic staff, who always put the child’s needs first in the classroom.
Glenvista High aims to:
1: Strive for excellence in academic, sporting and cultural activities.
2: Provide opportunities for each pupil to develop their inherent abilities and interest.
3: Produce ladies and gentlemen who are tolerant and considerate towards others .
4: Provide a wide choice of subjects relevant to the job market as well as tertiary education.
5: Foster pride in belonging to the Glenvista “Family”.
6: Develop good citizens who have character traits of self discipline, leadership, loyalty and a desire to be the of service to other, qualities that have distinguished many past learners of the school.
Glenvista High school is a fee paying school and compulsory school fees are levied as per a decision taken by the Parent Body (SGB). A budget meeting is held in November of each year, where the School Governing Body presents the budget to the Parent Body for acceptance.
Payments can be made by Debit Order or Credit Card. The preferred payment is by debit order.