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Victoria Girls' High School is a state (public) school in Grahamstown, South Africa with a 100% pass rate and 94% endorsement.[citation needed] It is a girls-only school that caters for learners from Grade 8 to Grade 12. Victoria Girls' High School is a leading school in the province. It has repeatedly produced the top matric pupil in its educational district of Cacadu. VGHS has twice, in 2007 and again in 2011, been the winner of the PetroSA Proudly South African HomeGrown Awards, "Educational Institute of the Year."[1][2] The school is also a member of the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation's "Circle of Excellence.[3] Victoria Girls' High has also been placed sixth in the Eastern Cape based on its outstanding Mathematics and Science results.[citation needed] Victoria Girls' High School also offers boarding facilities ranging from small and homely to large and social. Victoria Girls' High offers a wide range of facilities including the Johan Carinus Art Centre, computer centres, three science labs and a ninety-seat audio-visual presentation venue. Currently under construction is a new music centre.

Victoria Girls' High School
Victoria Girls' High School is located in South Africa
Victoria Girls' High School
Victoria Girls' High School
Coordinates33°18′52″S 26°31′31.3″E / 33.31444°S 26.525361°E / -33.31444; 26.525361
Typestate high school
MottoVirtute et Opera
(Courage and toil)
StaffPrincipal: Mr Schmidt
Enrolment425 girls from Grade 8 - 12
ColoursNavy blue and Emerald Green

School HymnEdit

The school hymn is adapted from Who Would True Valour See - by John Bunyan.

Who would true Valour see,
Let her come hither.
One here will constant be,
Come wind, come weather.
There’s no discouragement,
shall make her once relent.
Her first avowed intent
To be a pilgrim.

Who so beset her round,
With dismal stories.
Do but themselves confound -
Her strength the more is.
No foes shall stay her might;
Though she with giants fight,
She will make good her right
To be a pilgrim.

Since, Lord, Thou dost defend
Us with Thy Spirit,
We know we at the end,
Shall life inherit.
Then fancies flee away!
I’ll fear not what men say,
I’ll labor night and day
To be a pilgrim.


  1. ^ "ProudlySA - Nca!tion Newsletter - July 2008". July 2008. Retrieved 15 December 2009.
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