- About Glenwood
- Speech Day
- Educational Trust
- School History
- Old Boys
The Day Continuation School for Boys started by Dr Benjamin Narbeth in Russell Street. It was part of the Durban Technical Institute.
The School and the Technical Institute moved to the current premises of the Technikon.
The First World War, during which 23 Old Boys lost their lives. This included Mr H.R. Blanksby who was a teacher at the School.
The name Technical High School was adopted.
The School was separated from the Technical Institute.
Name changed to Glenwood High School. The ”Government Schools Hostel Durban” was opened.
The school badge was introduced.
The Second World War, during which 81 Old Boys lost their lives. This included Mr T.L. Parry and Mr M.H. Tatham who were teachers at the School.
The Memorial Swimming Bath was opened.
The School celebrated its Golden Jubilee.
The Schools had its only unbeaten 1st Rugby XV record : Played 15, won 15. 7 Members of the team made the Natal Schools’ team.
The new school block overlooking the fields and the present school hall were completed.
The School Museum is opened.
The Memorial Bell Tower is erected.
The new Media Centre is opened.
The Mike Turrell Pavilion is opened. Glenwood Celebrates its 90th anniversary.
Extensions to Gibson House are completed.
The R6.2m Hockey synthetic Turf at Dokkies is opened.
Science Centre completed.
Phase 2 of the Mathematics, Science and Engineering building starts.
BLANKSBY’S is named after a member of staff who died in the First World War.
Jack EARLY was one of the original 30 entrants in 1910. He died in the First World War.
Hugh KENNEDY and Arthur Basil McCABE overstated their ages in order to sign up for active service. (They were both sixteen.) They, too, lost their lives in the first World War.
GIBSON House (the Boarding Establishment) is named after Roy Gibson who was the first Glenwood boarder to be killed in action during World War II. Roy’s mother was the famous Perla Siiedle Gibson who was affectionately known to countless South African ex-servicemen as “The Lady in White”.
1910 - 1915 H E Jones
1915 - 1919 H D Sutherns
1920 - 1924 D Alexander
1924 - 1925 H S Costin (Acting)
1925 - 1928 E Snowdon
1929 - 1931 J Black
1931 - 1937 J Snow
1937 - 1941 J W Hudson
1941 - 1942 A C Martin
1943 - 1947 D G Lang
1947 - 1953 H Cheesmond
1953 - 1963 J B Colam
1964 - 1981 J F Dixon
1982 - 1997 M J P Maher
1998 - 1999 J C Doherty-Bigara
1999 - T M Kershaw