The focus of Jeppe High School for Girls is primarily on academics. The school endeavours to ensure that each pupil achieves her academic potential while engaging in a range of sporting, cultural and social activities.
Following on from our previous coding workshop where girls explored various aspects of coding using Python, we will be launching a coding and robotics programme at the beginning of Term 2 2023. The programme will be run after school on a first come first serve basis at a cost of R50 per learner.
Jeppe Girls participate in a number of academic programmes, competitions and Olympiads each year.
The school enters and excels in the following Olympiads:
- Physical Science and Life Science
- Consumer Studies
The 2022 competition attracted more than 8000 entries from high schools across Southern Africa, including 30 Jeppe girls. Two of our learners received a gold award, which is between 80-89% and 11 received a silver award which is between 70-70%.
We have a phenomenal response from learners wishing to write the ATKV (Afrikaans Taal en Kultuur Vereniging) Olympiad each year. Grade 8 and 9 learners write the Junior Olympiad and Grade 10, 11 and 12 girls write the Senior Olympiad.
National Science and Life Science Olympiad
Girls enter these competitions voluntarily; they are encouraged to participate for their own development. Each year learners do exceptionally well.
28 of our seniors took part in the 2022 SANGO Senior Olympiad which is held online. There were 151 schools and 2809 learners and taking part across the country. Four of our learners placed in the top 95, and our top learner was placed in the top 20.
Tour de Maths
The school also participates in Tour de Maths in which over 30 schools (both private and public) take part. A group of Grade 9 and Grade 10 learners are chosen to participate each year in the competition which involves solving out of the box mathematical problems in teams.