Paarl Gimnasium

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Paarl Gimnasium High School
Location
Paarl

 South Africa

Coordinates33°43′13″S 18°57′31″E / 33.7203°S 18.9586°E / -33.7203; 18.9586Coordinates: 33°43′13″S 18°57′31″E / 33.7203°S 18.9586°E / -33.7203; 18.9586
Information
TypePublic
Motto"Sol Justitae Illustra Nos"

"Sun of Justice, shine upon us"

Established1858
PrincipalEddie Bateman
Gender1858-1963 boys
Since 1964 coeducational
Color(s)Maroon, Gold, Green
Website
 
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Paarl Gimnasium High School
Location
Paarl

 South Africa

Coordinates33°43′13″S 18°57′31″E / 33.7203°S 18.9586°E / -33.7203; 18.9586Coordinates: 33°43′13″S 18°57′31″E / 33.7203°S 18.9586°E / -33.7203; 18.9586
Information
TypePublic
Motto"Sol Justitae Illustra Nos"

"Sun of Justice, shine upon us"

Established1858
PrincipalEddie Bateman
Gender1858-1963 boys
Since 1964 coeducational
Color(s)Maroon, Gold, Green
Website

Paarl Gimnasium is a school in Paarl, Western Cape, South Africa. Rev. van Lingen founded the school in the centre of town in 1858. The school has had a number of significant sporting achievements and has produced some of South Africa's top Rugby players including Ashley Johnson, Schalk Burger, Jean De Villiers, Marius Joubert and De Wet Barry. Other alumni include the theologian Stephanus Jacobus du Toit.[1]

The primary school section of Gimnasium was founded in 1858 as a Dutch Christian school for boys, with the High School being founded much later. In the mid 30's the school's language of education shifted to Afrikaans. After the high school section was completed the school allowed the first female student to enroll in 1964

Paarl Gimnasium High School has a large sporting program and takes part in the interschools tournament against Paarl Boys' High School, an event which attracts thousands of spectators every year.

The view of the School Hall during assembly.

Notable Alumni[edit]

Springbok Rugby[edit]

NameTest DebutSpringbok Number
Japie le Roux01/01/201394
Boy de Villiers17/11/190695
Pietie le Roux24/11/1906103
Steve Joubert24/11/1906110
Gerald Thompson23/11/1912142
Attie van Heerden13/08/1921152
Pierre de Villiers30/06/1928195
JC van der Westhuizen21/07/1928203
Manus de Jongh18/08/1928205
PK Morkel01/09/1928211
Jan Pickard19/09/1953301
Hugo van Zyl26/07/1958340
Wynand Mans10/04/1965398
Schalk Burger (snr)02/06/1984535
Kobus Burger26/08/1989552
Kobus Wiese26/06/1993585
Balie Swart31/07/1993595
Chris Rossouw13/04/1995624
Mornay Visser13/04/1995625
Pieter Rossouw28/06/1997652
De Wet Barry10/06/2000690
Marius Joubert21/07/2001711
Jean de Villiers09/11/2002735
Schalk Burger (jnr)24/10/2003754

References[edit]

  1. ^ Giliomee, Hermann (2003). "The" Afrikaners: Biography of a People. London: C Hurst & Co. p. 215. ISBN 1-85065-714-9. 

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