Jeppe High School for Girls


Jeppe High School for Girls is an all-girls high school in Kensington. It was once part of the oldest public school in Johannesburg, Jeppe High School for Boys (known then as Jeppestown High School for Boys and Girls) until 1919, when a separate premises for the girls was built. 

Jeppe GHS won the Transvaal schools 1926 Combined Aquatic Shield for swimming and diving.

In 2018 Jeppe Girls competes in the local B League, and seems to have no water polo teams.


Swimming pool history

In 1927, construction of the swimming bath began. The Government had brought in two dowsers to locate water so that water could be provided by sinking a borehole.

13 December 1929 saw the opening of the first swimming bath. The Seating around the pool was constructed in 1984, which is still present today. The swimming pool, 25m in length, is located on the school's main grounds. The pool is now inhabited by the pupils at the school during physical education lessons and during the swimming galas. The Jeppe Girls swimming pool is home to its very own swimming team coached by staff members. The team takes part in numerous events swum at home and away.

Jeppe Girls High School team celebrating 5th place at 2017 inter-high at Ellis Park. 

Tanya naude was a prominent South African swimmer from Jeppe Girls. In 1994 she competed at the Commonwealth Games and the World Championship at Roma.

Local swimmer soaks up coaches’ advice

Jeppe GHS italians 2017

adia Calore (front row, centre) with her Jeppe teammates and the Italian Olympic swimming squad during the training clinic at Ellis Park, recently.


Germiston’s Nadia Calore, a Grade 10 pupil at Jeppe High School for Girls, was invited to participate in a training clinic with the Italian Olympic swimming team on February 17, at the Ellis Park Swimming Pool.

Nadia told the GCN that this wonderful opportunity was made possible by Jeppe headmistress, Dina Goncalves, who gave her and 11 of her A-team teammates time off from their school work to attend the clinic and experience the latest international training trends.

Nadia added that the coaching and advice she received from the Italian coaches had come at just the “right time” as she prepares for the Inter-High A-Gala for Johannesburg Girls’ Schools (March 9 at Ellis Park) and the SSA National/Regional Level 2 Age Group Champs (March 31 to April 2 at Delville Swimming Poo