() is an Afrikaans high school
located in Strand
, South Africa
. 1 097 students attend the school, mostly residents of Strand, although students from as far as Gordon's Bay
, Somerset West
, and even Grabouw
attend the school. The school is the major provider of secondary education in the area and is headmastered by Mr Christo Vorster.
With the post-war growth of the Hottentots Holland district, in 1963 a second High School (Afrikaans medium) was opened, which mainly served the Strand.
Hoërskool Strand has four quarters in a school year, stretching from January to December. The school provides classes from grade eight to grade twelve (the latter also known as matric).
Hoërskool Strand competes in inter-schools activities with neighbouring schools Parel Vallei High School
and Hottentots Holland High School
, and it also competes against tour groups, such as the Bablake School
from England, which last toured Strand in mid-2006. The sports in which it competes include rugby
, hockey, netball
. Sports activities which the school provides but which is not limited to inter-school competition includes swimming
The school also has a strong academical focus, but it is considered by most to be concentrating on excelling in the sports-world. A school rule requiring students to take part in at least one winter- and one summer activity, introduced at the beginning of... Read More