Our Mission & Vision
LEARNING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE has been the vision of the Fish Hoek High School. To do this the School should be dynamic and effective.
The School’s mission is to inspire pupils to reach their potential, to make a difference.”. This ideal is based on Four Core Values: Respect, Responsibility, Service and Truth.
The Fish Hoek Way
The Fish Hoek way is that:
Fish Hoek High School opened its doors in January 1954 with three Std 6 classes (Grade 8) housed in temporary accommodation in 3rd Avenue. A term later the school moved into a prefabricated building on the site now used by the Fish Hoek Primary School, on Recreation Road.
As the valley grew in popularity, increasing pupil numbers resulted in the splitting of the Fish Hoek High School into the Fish Hoek Middle School and Fish Hoek Senior High School in 1985. The two schools each had three grades. The split lasted until 2007 when the Fish Hoek Primary School was given the Grade 7s back again. The financial loss incurred as a result of this change led to the decision to merge Senior High and Middle Schools again in 2009.
Over the years the School has pioneered in many aspects of education e.g. Adult Education – from which grew the False Bay College in Muizenberg – and the split high school concept, which today fits the phases of the new curriculum and is now slowly being adopted by other state schools – too late for the Valley, unfortunately.
Outstanding features of School have been the supportive parent body and well-qualified, experienced and stable staff. As a result, the School has produced many well-rounded, confident students who have gone out and made their marks on the world.
The School Badge
The plume of ostrich feathers or Prince of Wales feathers represent service. The prince’s motto is “Ich dien”.
The paschal lamb: The crest of the de Villiers’ family who owned the farm on which Fish Hoek has grown. The lamb is an important symbol in more than one religion.
The torch of learning: The School is a source of knowledge and light.
The motto ministerium veritasque, or Service and Truth, upholds important guiding principles.
The School Song
Standing proud near the shore of the bay
There’s a school which serves the land,
Where love of knowledge of this world
With love of man goes hand in hand.
Service and truth is the motto we bear
Service and truth is our lifelong prayer,
Guiding our footsteps everywhere,
Service and Truth!
Working hard with the will to succeed
We strive to give of our best.
We try each day to work and play
For each life must be lived with zest.
Service and truth…………..
Growing strong as we live a full life,
We face each challenge unbowed
Protected by our God and Father
Fish Hoek High stands strong and proud.
Service and truth………