Grosvenor Boys’ High School was established in 1962, after the then Grosvenor High School became too small for the growing number of students on the Bluff. The boys took up their desks and chairs – literally – and walked down the dusty path that is now Tara Road to their new school. Since then the school developed quickly in buildings, grounds and facilities, and is now well-established in spacious grounds very suited to sport, with the Bluff National Country Club on two of its boundaries. It provides a good holistic education for boys primarily from the greater Bluff area, but also to boys beyond.
Academic education covers a wide range of senior school subjects across the humanities, sciences, business and technical fields. Many boys have left Grosvenor to establish themselves as highly successful, in South Africa and beyond. And this continues today.
In keeping with its past standards and values, Grosvenor Boys’ aims to prepare its students for life. High academic standards prevail, and a healthy extra-curricular programme offers a wide range of activities for boys to explore. In sport, boys are offered cricket, rugby and soccer as the main sports, supported by swimming, hockey, softball, water polo, tennis, body boarding, cross-country, athletics, basketball and golf. Cultural activities include chess, public speaking, academic competitions, SCA and drama. It is in the field of drama that the school has over the years presented numerous top-class productions, especially musicals. Productions alternate between Grosvenor Boys’ and its sister school, Grosvenor Girls’, encouraging healthy co-operation across the sexes.
We have been pioneers in a range of areas, such as introducing the concept of external leadership courses on school grounds, and now have an excellent private gym on our premises offering very affordable training to our boys and the Bluff community. All Grade 8’s start the International Computer Drivers’ License, which opens many doors beyond school to those who show the persistence needed to succeed.
Recently the Old Boys re-established themselves as a dynamic force, developing a close involvement with the school. They are not only helping to develop sport at the school but also reaching out to boys in need of personal help to grow as humans of worth, in spite of their misfortunes. We look forward to this relationship and contribution growing.
Our mission is to develop in our boys the skills that are necessary for adulthood: an education for life. Valde laboratum, bene ludite – work hard, play well – together with the book of knowledge and the sea on our badge exemplify our mission of a balanced education in a caring, orderly and safe learning environment.