165 years of growth at St George’s

| September 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

St George’s Grammar School celebrated its 165th birthday on 23 April 2013, making it the oldest independent school in southern Africa.

Situated in the heart of Mowbray, Cape Town, the school was among the first to open its doors to children of all races in the 1970s.

On the school’s birthday, learners packed parcels of either stationery, toiletries or food to take to Red Cross Hospital, St Michael’s School and the Pride Shelter Trust. The school’s history bears testament to its motto ‘Virtute et Valore’ (the courage to do what is right). In April 1848, Bishop Robert Gray founded the school, which was first housed in buildings at the top of Adderley Street where St George’s Cathedral is situated today. It was from these early days that the school cemented its strong links to this Anglican cathedral.

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