Herschel Girls School is an independent Anglican school for girls, founded in 1922, situated on an historic campus in Claremont, Cape Town, and offering quality education from Grade 000 to Grade 12. The school has an outstanding academic record. In addition, Herschel Girls School enjoys a fine reputation in Sport, Music and Drama and offers weekly boarding from Grade 8. The purpose of Herschel Girls School is and always has been to provide an empowering education for girls and to be a leader in girls’ education and advocacy for women in South Africa.
We are assembled here in love,
We are united, we care for one another.
The greatest lesson of all is the one
That teaches us to live together, together.
Everyone’s a spark and in the night
Together we make a light, a fire burning bright
Ad Dei Gloriam; Inkosi mayibongwe:
To the glory of our God: this is what we believe.
In times of trouble we support
Our fellows; we are taught to be there for our friends.
And all around us, there will be
That special unity, that binds us all together.
If we come back after many years,
We will think fondly of the things that we remember,
And the friends that we made then,
These will be friends forever, forever.
By Thandi Siebert, Head Girl 1993