Glenwood High School is a traditional boys’ high school based in Durban, South Africa. Founded in 1910, we are committed to the best practice for boys in all aspects of our School. The values we instil in boys guide them on their journey to manhood and finding their purpose.
From humble beginnings in 1910, when there were just 26 boys on the roll, Glenwood High School has grown to be one of the leading schools in KZN and South Africa.
The name was changed to the “Technical High School, Durban” in 1915. By the end of WWI in 1918, 25 Old Boys and one staff member had made the supreme sacrifice. To this day, they are still remembered (together with WWII casualties) on memorials around the School and at our annual Remembrance services.
It was not until January 1929, that the School was able to move to its present premises in McDonald Rd. In 1934 the name was changed to its present name, “Glenwood High School”. The “Government Schools Hostel” was opened in 1935 and after WWII the name was changed to “Gibson House” in memory of Roy Gibson, one of the original boarders who had died in WWII. His legacy epitomises the typical Gibson House boy.
Glenwood is about much more than the achievements of a few talented individuals; it has provided an education for thousands of boys over the last one hundred years and, hopefully, will continue to do so for many years in the future.
Nihil Humani Alienum
‘Nothing that concerns humanity is unimportant to me’
The mutual development of humanity is our goal.
A leading South African boys’ school committed to providing holistic,
excellent education in a changing world.
Our mission is to prepare Glenwood boys to meet the challenges of a dynamic and changing world. Glenwood
builds on its heritage, diversity and values, developing the qualities and strengths of each young man. It engages
with the needs and interests of society and with the challenges of higher education and the workplace.
- lead through excellence in the realms of academics, culture, sport and social service
- nurture the individual through providing a relevant, integrated learning environment
- develop confidence, self-belief and the ability to work as part of a team
- encourage self-control, awareness and motivation, thereby encouraging empathy towards others and an appreciation of the differences among people
- create a safe, supportive and friendly environment in which justice and equity are seen to prevail
- promote democratic principles, so that democracy is a living experience based on respect for others and of their opinions, beliefs, values and rights
- maintain strong moral, ethical and spiritual values
- provide opportunities to exercise initiative and leadership by fully participating in the life of our school
- develop the potential for, and responsibilities of, leadership in areas of social and economic endeavor
- contribute to the future of humanity
Director of Cricket
Director of Rugby
Director of Hockey
Director of Aquatics
Members of the Governing Body are elected volunteers who work as part of a team in the best interests of the school; they are not involved with the short-term operational planning, rather the long-term, strategic planning determining the aims and overall vision for the school.
Beyond the classroom, Glenwood is a bustling hub of activity. The School has invested in world-class facilities that provide a plethora of opportunities for boys to get involved and accomplish their goals.
Engineering Graphics & Design Studio
Glenwood High School prides itself on its advance in facilities regarding Engineering Graphics and Design. The studio contains a CAD lab which is equipped with 30 desktop computers that runs Autodesk software such as AutoCad and Inventor. Boys who opt for Engineering Graphics and Design get the opportunity to learn and practice how to draw using CAD, a skill much desired in the technical industry. The school also has a 3D printer, which enables interactive learning.
The vibrant Media Centre, is the heart of the school that encourages a love for reading and integrates technology serving its users in an efficient and multi-functional manner.
Victor Daitz Science Centre
The Victor Daitz Science Centre was officially opened by Mr B. Moshal and Mr A. Benn in 2011. The facility boasts state-of-the-art technical equipment as well as individual ecosystems within the centre. This facility is also used for our extensive social awareness initiatives.
Glenwood boasts an array of different facilities which includes:
- Basketball court.
- Cricket fields, including an indoor bowling facility.
- Football fields.
- A multi-purpose high performance turf, especially used during the academy sessions.
- Rugby fields. The fields were named after long serving staff members to honour their legacies. The main field is known as Dixons, the second as Bassons and the third, smaller field is known as Madsens.
- Excellent, newly renovated Squash facilities named after “Toppy” Hortop.
- The War Memorial Swimming Bath was opened on 29 July 1951 and has been revamped over the years.
- Tennis Courts.
- The Three Schools’ Trust Hockey Turf. Glenwood High School enjoys the benefits of an internationally rated hockey turf.
- The Wayne Usher Gym with high-specification, modern equipment designed specifically for performance excellence.
- Glenwood has a studio that is equipped for the teaching and learning of Visual Arts.
- The Drama Studio is equipped with a simple PA system and some LED parcan lights with a simple controller.
- The Mvinjelwa Johannes Mhlongo Hall was one of the most significant additions in 1976 – 1977, to replace the rather cramped school hall in the Old Block that could no longer house the whole school for assemblies. The new hall known as the Mvinjelwa Johannes Mhlongo Hall in recognition of Glenwood’s longest serving Staff member, 1948 – 1996.
- The Mike Turrell Pavilion. The building was completed in August 2000 and named after Mike Turrell who was previously the Chairman of the Old Boys’ Association, as well as the driving force behind building the Pavilion. The building uniquely affords views of the fields, and the pool.
- The Ivan Clark Pavilion. To celebrate Glenwood’s centenary in 2010, a decision was taken to source funding for an Old Boys’ Pavilion. Thus the Ivan Clark Pavilion was built on the main field behind the poles on the McDonald road side of the field. The ground floor consists of a change room for both cricket and rugby. Additional rooms are occupied by Medical Practitioners on Campus. The second floor consists of a huge entertainment and viewing area which is for the exclusive use of Old Boys’ Association Members, Patrons and Club Green Machine Members. The Ivan Clark Pavilion also houses the Green Machine Puma Outlet Store.
Collar & Cuff Uniform Shop
The school uniform shop is located inside the Up and Under Coffee Shop.
An extensive selection of School clothing, bags, shoes and Supporters’ Gear is available. Glenwood Memorabilia is also on sale.
Green Machine Puma Outlet Store
The Green Machine Puma Outlet Store is situated in the Ivan Clark Pavilion. It is the official stockist of Puma Glenwood Sporting Apparel, as well as the full Puma Glenwood Supporters’ Range – casual and leisure wear.
Up And Under Coffee Shop
The coffee shop is situated below the Media Centre – in front of the Main Rugby field, and is readily accessible to all school boys and parents.
Up and Under caters for all, offering breakfasts, cooked meals for the boys, for lunches, as well as a variety of snacks.
The Glenwood Medical Centre is available to all boys and members of the community. The aim of the medical centre is to ensure that school boys have access to rehabilitation and management of injuries and/or chronic diseases. The introduction of this facility accompanies the promotion of health and wellness at the school.
Biokineticist: Dominic Hicks
084 588 8943
Futura Sports Agency: Paddy Steytler (Career Management Specialist)
Therapeutic Massage Therapist: Craig Short
Physiotherapy: Sian Scheepers
Physiotherapy: Zinhle Mkhize
Medical Clerk: Nomfundo Mbatha
079 510 2177