Bergvliet High School

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Bergvliet High School (BHS) is a public co-ed high school in the suburb of Bergvliet, Cape Town. It is a multi-racial school that serves the suburbs of Bergvliet and Meadowridge. The school caters for students from Grade 8 to Grade 12. Younger students are accommodated at Bergvliet Primary School on a separate campus nearby.

In addition to the traditional curriculum, Bergvliet High School also offers continuing education classes and courses for adults. Courses are offered in categories like the Arts, Business, Computer Courses, Photography and Media, Cooking and Baking, Home and DIY, Lifestyle, Health and Beauty, the Outdoors, Languages and Writing, Personal Development, Music, and Parent Education.


Bergvliet High School was established in 1957 soon after the suburb of Bergvliet was created. The school began with approximately 70 students and was opened by Mr Norman Henshilwood who was the MEC in charge of Education. The first principal was Mr P.A.M van der Spuy who served from the founding of the school until he retired in 1969.


Bergvliet High School has achieved a 99.5% Matric pass rate in the 2014. The school motto is Sapiens Dominabitur Astris which means “The wise man will rule the stars”.



  • Rugby
  • Cricket
  • Squash
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Badminton
  • Swimming
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Table tennis
  • Surfing
  • Athletics


  • Drama
  • Art club
  • Debating
  • Choir
  • Interact
  • Library club
  • Media club
  • Muslim students association
  • Anime club
  • United Africa Society
  • History Society
  • Argus Quiz
  • Film Club
  • Photography Society
  • Cooking Club/Catering Committee


  • Rugby, cricket, and hockey fields
  • AstroTurf
  • Swimming pool (Sweet Valley Primary across the road)
  • Basketball nets
  • Tennis courts
  • Bicycle shed
  • Recycling depo
  • Kitchen
  • Tuckshop
  • Library
  • Pavilion
  • Computer labs
  • Continuing education office
  • School hall (890 seater)
  • Gym hall
  • Music department
  • Technology department


Academic, Sport or Music scholarships will be available on the day.


  • Bob Burnquist (Current Professional Skateboarder and X-Games Gold Medalist)
  • Pete Cortese (Former Guitarist for Heavy Metal band Killswitch Engage)
  • Ronald van der Walt (Olympic Gold Medalist for Judo)
  • Chavi Embula (Former SABC news anchor)
  • Greg Pienaar (South African Fly Fisherman)



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