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About York

York High is a co-educational, English-medium school with a focus on Mathematics and the Sciences. Nestled in the heart of the Garden Route it caters to some 90 learners and has an academic staff complement of 44.

Head Boy

"A key part of York has always been the feeling of family that exists among the learners. I feel that anyone in a leadership position should work with this, maintain the "Family Bond" that already exists and ultimately take the school forward to achieve excellence in all areas." - Morné Coetzee  

Head Girl

 "To be Head Girl of York High is a great privilege and honor. I am responsible for the care and well being of the learners of York. I believe every Yorkie has something to offer to York. I strive to encourage many learners as possible to get involved and use the potential they have been given. Success doesn't come easily; you need to work hard and go for it and be persistent at what you do." - Julia Miller

The True Blue Award

 The purpose of the True Blue Award is to reward involvement at York and to encourage the ethos of support and participation across a wide range of activities. Yorkies earn credits in 5 areas and, when reaching certain milestones, receive awards. Activities are weighted and commitment across all school activities is rewarded. When a learner achieves 100 credits they will receive a “Light Blue Award”. Achieving 200 credits earns the enthusiastic Yorkie a “Half Blue Award”, while the fully committed senior learner reaches the True Blue Level on earning 300 credits. We are hoping that your contribution to life at York will be significant. Enjoy keeping track of your involvement.

The Old York Union- Past Pupils

Our past pupils are special to us and we encourage them to join the Old York Union. The friendships cemented during school years are often lifelong connections to be cherished. A newsletter, “In Touch”, is published from time to time to keep them up to date with York happenings and share news about one another. Once a year a reunion weekend is arranged and provides an opportunity to meet up with class-mates and reminisce. Regional meetings are arranged on an ad-hoc basis.