Hard work brings true joy


Res Severa verum Gaudium


We take PRIDE in our values



The High School for Girls Potchefstroom is a jewel of a school steeped in more than a century’s traditions that have set our path and given us the vision to be the best.

We remain true to our motto: Res Severa verum Gaudium – hard work brings true joy

We take Pride in our values:

  • Pride
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Diligence
  • Pride

The school song, warcries, uniform, The Pearl magazine, Gaudium newspaper and of course the ever-stylish basher have been part of our repertoire for over a century. At our school, it is these treasures that cultivate and nurture our Girls High spirit, ethos and sense of unity.

The name our school has, the reputation and the traditions are synonymous with our success in all spheres: academic, sport, culture and service. The four corners of our diamond-shaped badge bear the school motto, Res Severa verum Gaudium, which rings true for every young woman who has had the privilege of passing through our gates.

From a tiny grain of sand emerges a wondrous pearl – priceless and beautiful: A Girls High Girl.

The High School for Girls Potchefstroom

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