Welcome to Waverley Girls High School. In line with our motto "Quantum In Nobis" (Within Us lies Great Potential) we aim to teach and inspire students to realise their full potential and be the best they can be academically and in their extra mural activities. We use best practice teaching and mentorship methods that help our students acquire essential life skills which equip them for a happy prosperous life after graduating from high school and to be of value to society at large. We have an optimal teacher to learners ratio to ensure that each learner is known well but large enough to offer a broad range of subjects and experience. Our website covers essential aspects of the school from history of the school, vision, and mission, a rich gallery highlighting our sports, facilities and clubs. The academic section of our website lists the academic subjects offered at the school. It also includes a link for downloading the application form.Explore Now
A good teacher is like a candle, it consumes itself to light way for others.(Mustafa Kemal Ataturk)
and we therefore present to you our principals
Mrs Wanckel is our deputy principal who has been with us almost 28 years, has a BSc(Hons) in Psychology, ACE School Leardership and Managment she manages curriculum by being a SAT co-ordinator
Mr Seopa is The Principal of the school who has played a father figure role to most of our girls, who has been with us for 9 years, achieved a Post Graduate B. Ed(Hons), Advanced Certificate in IT and Education.
Mrs Mabotja is our deputy principal who has been with us for 3 years , achived two Diplomas in Education,Honours in Leadership and Management. She is also our GET Cordinator, responsible for LTSM and Administration.
In January 1953 Waverley Girls High School was born: at first a nameless infant. The 261 girls occupied eight prefab classrooms in a corner of the ground of a boys school nearby. Six months later, the school moved to a home of its own. This was not a very grand home. It was a simple, new prefab building on the Northview site adjoining Balfour Park. The grounds were unfenced, and stray cows roamed the grounds at will. The permanent building was ready for occupation in July 1954 and officially opened in March 1955 by the Administrator of the Transvaal, Dr W Nicol. Waverley Girls High School is a former model C school situated in the heart of Waverley, Johannesburg. Today it boasts learners from Alexandra, Berea, Yeoville, Hillbrow and Soweto. A few learners reside in the neighbouring surburbs. Waverly Girls High is proud of its culturally diverse community. .Explore Now