Blue Plaque School Project

 


The Simon van der Stel Foundation (Cape Town) recognised that schools have largely been    overlooked and under-represented in the awarding of Blue Plaques. 

The Foundation, together with the Centre for Conservation Education in Wynberg decided to make schools aware of the Project and to encourage those schools that felt they qualified for a Blue Plaque to make application. 

The criteria/ categories: 

o The age of the school (must be over 125 years old to qualify); 

o An architecturally significant building (e.g. well-known architect; building style; etc); 

o The school's exceptional service to the community (e.g. oldest township school; first 'coloured' 
high school; first Afrikaans school in Cape Town; oldest independent school; etc); 

o The school's survival under difficult circumstances (e.g. the South African War; Forced 
   Removals; role in the Struggle for Democracy; natural disasters; etc); 

o Past learners or educators who have distinguished themselves (must no longer be living), 

   and

o Schools that have been closed and are lost, but nevertheless played a significant role in 
   education. 

 

 

 

Since 2015 the following schools (picture at right) have been awarded 

Blue Plaques (alphabetical order):

Alexander Sinton High

Athlone High

Beau Soleil Music Centre

Bonteheuwel High 

Camps Bay Preparatory

Centre for Conservation Education

Deutsche Internationale Schule Kapstadt 

Dryden Street Primary

Good Hope Seminary High

Jan Kriel School

Langa High

Muhammadeyah Primary 

Rondebosch Boys' High

Rondebosch Boys' Preparatory 

Simon's Town School

Star of the Sea Convent Primary

St George's Grammar School

St Paul's Primary

Wynberg Boys' High

Wynberg Girls' High

West End Primary

 

Alexander Sinton High

Athlone High

Beau Soleil Music Centre 

Bonteheuwel High

Camps Bay Preparatory

Centre for Conservation Education 


Deutsche Internationale Schule Kapstadt

Dryden St Primary


Good Hope Seminary High 


Jan Kriel School


Langa High

Muhammadeyah Primary


 Rondebosch Boys' High


Rondebosch Preparatory


Simon's Town School

Star of the Sea Convent Primary


St George's Grammar School

St Paul's Primary


Wynberg Boys' High


Wynberg Girls' High

West End Primary

 

All enquiries or completed application forms to be directed to:

The Secretary
Simon van der Stel Foundation - Cape Town
Postal Address: PO Box 366
Plumstead 7801
Email : simonvdstel@outlook.com
Telephone : 021 794 7464
Facsimile :   021 794 5480