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.
The President’s Award itself was founded in 1983 under the banner of the Gold Shield Award. In 1994 it was re-launched as the President’s Award with Mr Nelson Mandela as its Patron-in-Chief. The fundamental aim of the programme is to empower young people from all walks of life to believe in themselves, to develop new skills, to keep physically fit, to be of service to others and to challenge themselves. The President’s Award offers a holistic, non-formal, non-sexist, non-competitive educational programme to young South Africans between the ages of 14 and 25.