ABOUT US

School history

Dowerglen High School was originally founded, in 1956, as an institution where the Language of Learning and Teaching (LOLT) was Afrikaans with the name Hoerskool Edenvale.
In 2008, during a general meeting of the school and parents, it was decided to change the LOLT to English. Since 2010, the school has been functioning as an English-medium Secondary School.

Principals

Mr. P. Booysen (1995 – 2000)
Mr. J.N. Wright (2000 – 2003)
Mr. G. Dempsey (2003 – 2006)
Mrs. A.M.D. Kruger (2006 – 2015)
Mrs. L. Dowds (2015 – 2018)
Ms. T. Mashigo (currently in an acting position)

School badge and motto

The symbolism of the crest is this: if a learner studies the opened book of knowledge, the gates of success will open to such a learner. The rising sun alludes to collected knowledge, which brings enlightenment in a learner's life: hence the motto: KNOWLEDGE ENLIGHTENS

VISION STATEMENT

Dowerglen High School strives to establish itself as an institution that develops our learners to become responsible adults. We visualise our learners as valuable contributors towards to development of the school, our diverse society and our country.

MISSION STATEMENT

To provide quality education while taking accountability for the teaching of life skills, to develop learners' vision for their own futures while teaching them cultural respect, loyalty, leadership, to respect beliefs of others and to gain self-knowledge.
To create a pleasant school environment and provide well-maintained facilities where, through sport, academic and cultural activities, each learner can develop into a loyal contributing citizen of our country.

Testimonials

Ms T Mashigo

Acting Principal

Mrs L Pretorius

Deputy Principal

Mr H Heunis

Head of Department

Ms L Jordaan

Head of Department

Mr N Marques

Head of Department and Grade Head

Mr E Brass

Subject head: Mathematical Literacy

Ms N Caster

Subject head: Social Science

Mrs J Horne

Subject head: Accounting and Economics and Management Science

Mrs C Kadish

Subject head: English

Ms L Mabena

Grade head and Subject head: Business Studies

Mrs A Mautsa

Subject head: Consumer Studies

Mr J Mudami

Subject head: Mathematics

Ms A Ngubane

Subject head: Life Science and Natural Science

Mrs K Ramethe

Grade head and Subject head: Life Orientation

Mr F Shumba

Subject head: Technology

Mr S Vhenya

Subject head: Computer Applications Technology

Ms S Phekun

Grade Head

Ms K Adams

Educator

Mr S Bhengu

Educator

Mr D Chakamanga

Educator

Mrs L de Bruin

Educator

Ms L de Jong

Educator

Ms L Hayes

Educator

Mr J Janse van Rensburg

Educator

Ms N Maringa

Educator

Ms M Mngadi

Educator

Ms L Seema

Educator

Ms B Silekwa

Educator

Mrs T Sindane

Educator

Ms O Mahome

Admissions

Mrs M Maree

Finance

Mrs P Minnaar

Administration

Mrs M Mothae

Reception

Mr N Mahori

Support Staff

Mr P Makau

Support Staff

Mr L Ngwira

Support Staff

Mrs N Phindani

Support Staff