About Us

About Us

Alumni

We have an enthusiastic Alumni network. Ex students are welcome to use this page to add information and news.

Please email any Alumni news, photographs or memories of time spent at KHS to khs mail

Read up about Anelia Schutte - Knysna High's own published author.

Anelia Schutte

History

History of Knysna High School

The history of Knysna High goes back to the last century when it was known as the Knysna Public School and functioned only as a junior school. The old school building (on the present site) came into use on 16 October 1916 and on 1 January 1929 obtained the status of a high school.  The official opening of Knysna High took place on 28 January 1929.  Numerous extensions have subsequently taken place and the present building that was erected around the original building, was occupied at the end of 1968. 

At present, the school consists of a modern building with all the essential rooms.  These include well-equipped laboratories; Consumer Studies classroom, a school hall and two computer rooms.

Originally tuition was in English.  From 1936 Afrikaans was gradually introduced as an alternative language of tuition, and only in the early 1940`s did Knysna High become a dual-medium school.      

The colourful history of the school can be traced from the days when it provided education mainly to the English-speaking village children.  Later, with the addition of the hostels, provision was made for children from the farming community and the forestry sector.  Today it fulfils the task of a typical town school in a rapidly developing area.

 

Governing Body

 

Governing Body
Mr Daan Dercksen Parent Chairperson
Mrs Retha Nell Parent Deputy Chairperson
Mr Jacques du Plessis Parent Treasurer
Mr Shaun van Eck Parent Marketing
Mr Rob dos Santos Parent Sport
Mrs Rene' Bruwer Parent Culture and Sport
Mrs Rochelle Kock Parent Curriculum
Mr Mike Lourens Principal Principal
Mrs Annelise Opperman Educator Educator PTA
Mr Angus Gray Educator Educator IT
Ms Angelique Olivier Admin Secretary

 

Raad van Leerders Verteenwoordigers
        Jandre Dippenaar      Head Boy          
        Logan Chalmers      Head Girl

 

Please note that should you wish to contact any of the Governing Body members, you may do so via the school's office. Tel: 044 - 382 2137

Respect

RESPECT

Presentation given to KHS students at assembly 20 January 2014

Knysna High is CHANGING !

Everywhere I go I have been greeted with a smile and a loud firm GOOD MORNING.

You have waited politely to allow me to pass by. I have seen boys standing back at doors, allowing girls to walk in first.

And it has all been GOOD. It has made me FEEL GOOD.

It made me feel RESPECTED.

I thought to myself – this is what RESPECT FEELS LIKE.

RESPECT is that feeling that you get when you SEE…when you KNOW that someone else ACKNOWLEDGES you

It makes you feel that they SEE you.

It makes you feel that they CARE – and when you, in return say THANK YOU for that thing that they have done

They feel GOOD

They feel WORTHY

They feel SEEN and VALUED

It all comes down to the REASON WHY WE DO IT.

The reason why we practice these things that all add up to SHOWING RESPECT.

When we SHOW each other RESPECT we are in FACT showing each other a KIND of LOVE

By doing it we are making Knysna High a BETTER PLACE to be.

A HAPPIER PLACE to be

A SAFER - more CARING

More POSITIVE place to be

So – if you haven’t done so already try showing some RESPECT this week

In life you tend to GET BACK that which you PUT OUT

Its BIBLICAL

Its SCIENTIFIC

Its SOWING and REAPING

Its CAUSE and EFFECT

SO – SHOW some RESPECT and WATCH what happens.

SPREAD IT AROUND AND SEE THE GOODNESS SURROUND YOU

WHERE IS THE RESPECT?

LET US SEE IT.

Michelle Faure

 

Mission

To cherish and lead our learners;

give them the opportunity

to fulfill their potential

in a professional and safe environment

that they are proud of.

To value diversity

and to contribute to the development

of well-balanced adults

who have confidence, a vision of the future

and a belief in themselves and the world around them.

 

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Our Address:
20 Long Street 
Knysna 6570
Western Cape

Administration Hours of Operation:
Mon. to Fri. 8am to 3pm

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Vision / Visie

To educate and shape our learners as the future leaders of South Africa.

Om ons leerders op te voed en te vorm as die toekomstige leiers van Suid-Afrika.