Tradition | Excellence | Opportunity
Founded in 1856.

The Grey Vision
Grey remains as one of the leading schools in the country, with a culture and value system that support its fine heritage.
Grey is recognised for its competitiveness and excellence in academic, sporting and cultural activities, as well as for its ability to consistently produce leaders.
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Education Philosophy

Grey High School is a State school and, as such, follows the prescribed GET and FET curricula governing education in the country, although certain additional services are offered.


  • to enable students to achieve a standard of literacy and numeracy comparable to the best international standards
  • to provide a curriculum which, in all disciplines, will consist of content that is both substantial and rigorous
  • to encourage students to reach their maximum potential by competition with their peers and for this purpose to use academic streaming, form by form.


  • to inspire in students a love of learning and respect for knowledge in a wide variety of disciplines
  • to enable students to master skills required to acquire and apply knowledge
  • to teach students the value of hard work and the importance of healthy competition
  • to measure student performance by regular competitive internal examinations and external examinations at senior levels
  • to promote the integrated use of Information & Communications Technology (ICT) at all levels of the curriculum
  • to provide academic support (remedial intervention) for students whenever possible
  • to encourage participation and interest in cultural activities and pursuits which lead to physical fitness and good health
  • to provide school rules requiring a high standard of conduct from students in the interests of creating and maintaining a well-disciplined learning environment for all
  • to develop in students qualities of self discipline, independence, resourcefulness, adaptability, creativity, honesty, courtesy, self-reliance, health, self-esteem, pride in personal appearance, public spirit and other personal qualities, and to aim to use these virtues for the good of the School and of society at large
  • to promote attitudes and behaviour reflecting a core of values supported by the School Community, including:
    • the encouragement and reward of effort and achievement
    • the pursuit of excellence in all personal and group endeavours
    • the importance of fulfilling commitments
    • the acceptance of lawful and just authority
    • respect for and participation in the democratic process
    • the balancing of self-interest with concern and tolerance for others, their cultures and beliefs
    • to develop in students sensitivity towards and acceptance of the rights of others in our culturally diverse society.

Curriculum Overview

Grades 8 and 9

  • English Home Language
  • Afrikaans Home or Additional Language, or isiXhosa Additional Language (this is restricted to mother-tongue speakers)
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Economic & Management Sciences
  • Social Sciences (incorporating History and Geography taught separately)
  • Life Orientation
  • Creative Arts
  • Technology
  • Information & Communications Technology (Knowledge Network®)
  • Music
  • Engineering Drawing
  • Art
  • isiXhosa 3rd Language
  • Supplementary English

Grades 10, 11 and 12

  • English Home Language
  • Afrikaans Home or Additional Language, or isiXhosa Additional Language (this is restricted to mother-tongue speakers)
  • Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy
  • Life Orientation
  • Information & Communications Technology (Knowledge Network®)
    – not available in Gr12
  • Three subjects selected from: (the choice is subject to timetabling constraints)
  • Physical Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • History
  • Geography
  • Accounting
  • Visual Arts
  • Music
  • Information Technology
  • Computer Applications Technology
  • Engineering Graphics and Design
  • Business Studies


1st Term 2nd Term 3rd Term 4th Term
Grade 12 Trial examination – a full set of external examinations in all subjects Final examination – a full set of external examinations in all subjects
Grade 11 Promotion examinations – externally-set papers in all subjects
Grade 10 All grades are involved in a full schedule of common tests in almost all subjects All grades write internally- set examinations in all subjects, as well as controlled tests earlier in the term Schedule of controlled tests Final examination – Internal papers in all subjects
Grade 9 Promotion examinations – externally-set examinations + some internal examinations
Grade 8 Promotion examinations – internal papers
in all subjects