Transvaal Schools

Transvaal was a large province, seperated into Southern, Northern, Eastern and Western Transvaal provinces. The highest concentration of English schools were in the Southern Transvaal province, of which Johannesburg is the main centre. Pretoria school sports is (was) dominated by Afrikaans schools.

History has had an great impact on the development of schools and school sports in the Transvaal. After the Boer War ended in 1902, the new British governor in the Transvaal was Lord Milner, who had an unfavorable view of Afrikaners and, as a matter of philosophy, saw the British as "a superior race". In order to Anglicize the Transvaal Milner set out to influence British education in the area for the English-speaking populations.

Milner founded a series of schools known as the "Milner Schools" in South Africa. These schools include modern-day Pretoria High School for Girls, Pretoria Boys High School, Jeppe High School for Boys, King Edward VII School (Johannesburg), Potchefstroom High School for Boys and Hamilton Primary School. Today these are the leading schools for aquatic sports in the Transvaal. 

Transvaal is also famous for the traditional yearly inter-schools gala held at Ellis Park.


Click HERE and zoom in to see many of the school pools today.

1968 Northern Transvaal swimming team to South African schools at Stilfontein
1968 Northern Transvaal swimming team to South African schools at Stilfontein

Transvaal

Johannesburg

Eastern Transvaal 

Benoni
Boksburg

Western Transvaal

Klerksdorp
  • HoĆ«rskool Klerksdorp
  • St Conrads - now Curro
Potchefstroom
  • Potchefstroom Gimnasium
  • Potchefstroom High School For Boys
  • Potchefstroom Central School
  • The High School for Girls Potchefstroom

Northern Transvaal 

Pretoria
The annual Inter-High Gala for A Teams took place on the 27th of February, 2013

Pos

Team

Score

1

Pretoria Boys' High

388

2

St.Benedict's

372

3

Affies

326

4

St.David's

306

5

St.Stithians Boys

292

6

KES

231

7

Jeppe Boys

166

8

Parktown Boys

155

9

St.John's College

140

10

CBC Boksburg

95