Queens College

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Queens College is a public school for boys at the foot of the Stormberg Mountains in Queenstown, Eastern Cape. The school has a Christian ethos and caters for 575 students from Grade 8 to Grade 12. The sister school is Queenstown Girls’ High School.


Queens School was founded as the Prospect House Academy with Mr C E Ham as headmaster. In 1858, it was taken over by the state at the Queenstown District School and this year has been taken as its founding year. In 1867, Frederick Beswick established a private school in the town, known as Queenstown Boys’ Public School. In 1910, the school was officially named Queens College.

The Old School was proclaimed a National Monument in 1980 and valuable reminders of the school’s history can be found in the Queen’s College Museum. The stained glass windows in Queens Hall are a memorial to the old boys who lost their lives in the First World War. The 4 small windows show comradeship in play, work, religion, and danger and have the Winslow brothers depicted in the windows.


The school motto is Esse Quam Videri which means “To Be, Than To Seem To Be”.


The most important sports fields are called Wilkinson Fields, Parry Davies Fields, H Q Davies Fields, T W Higgs Fields, M K Mager Fields, and the Queen’s College Victoria Recreation Grounds. The Grandstand pavilion at the Parry Davies Field is named after George Hartley.


  • Rugby
  • Cricket
  • Hockey
  • Tennis
  • Athletics
  • Cross country
  • Squash
  • Water polo
  • Golf
  • Gym


  • Adventure Club
  • Bands and Choir
  • Chess
  • Drama
  • Debating
  • Interact
  • RCL
  • Photography
  • Library
  • Computer Society
  • Queen's Quire school magazine


  • 4 science and biology labs
  • Design and technology facility
  • Media centre
  • Library
  • Music centre
  • 4 full sized cricket fields
  • 8 turf wickets for practices
  • 3 indoor cricket nets
  • 2 squash courts
  • 7 rugby fields
  • 400m Cinder athletes track
  • 1 floodlit AstroTurf
  • 50m swimming pool
  • Water polo pool
  • Gym
  • School hall


  • Tony and Ian Greig (England cricket captain)
  • Allan Beswick (Springbok rugby)
  • Jimmy White (Springbok rugby)
  • Dick Muir (Springbok rugby)
  • Robbie Kempson (Springbok rugby)
  • Kaya Malotana (Springbok rugby)
  • Daryll Cullinan (SA cricketer)
  • Justin Kemp (SA cricketer)
  • Kenny McEwan (SA cricketer)
  • Henry Phillips (Springbok athletics)
  • Alan Scholefield (author)



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