Hopefield High School - West Coast School of Choice

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West Coast High School, West Coast Primary School, The School on the West Coast on everyone's lips.  PHOTO BY GERHARD LOOTS.

We do the ordinary in extraordinary ways!

Are you hoping for the impossible: Small class sizes, excellent teachers, strong leadership, affordable school fees & a 100% matric pass rate?

Hopefield High School is a dual medium, co-ed "government" school serving 722 learners from Grade R to 12.

Since 1855, learners from the entire West Coast (Hopefield, Langebaan, Langebaanweg, Saldanha, Vredenburg, St Helena Bay & Velddrif), have been attending HSH. This is made possible by HSH's excellent bus service and affordable hostels for boys and girls right near the school.

Why consider HSH?

  1. HSH's primary school classes average 28 learners per class; high school classes are mostly less than 24 pupils per class.
  2. HSH consistently gets a 100% matric pass rate, with 100% qualifying to study at a tertiary institution. In 2017 77% obtained university exemption!
  3. The 39 passionate, committed HSH teachers hold more than 58 graduate & post-graduate qualifications between them. We have superb subject specialists on staff.
  4. HSH's subject choices vary from the purely academical, to the practical enabling many possible careers. Our in-house counsellor assists with career guidance.
  5. We offer a range of cultural activities, we shine at Eisteddfods and we offer exceptional music tutoring via a privatised Music School.
  6. Many of our students have earned Provincial Colours and beyond in sport and we continue to grow from strength to strength.
  7. The HSH Leadership team has 144 years' experience between them and they work well with the incredibly committed and involved Governing Body.
  8. The school offers old-fashioned, excellent discipline and future-oriented values.

HSH is proud of a solid history and clear future. We are going places!

Our Alumni have made their mark on the world and each year we release more well-balanced matrics - equipped for career and life!

Feedback about HSH

"So much passion... trane het geloop. Trots dat my kinders ook deel is van HSH... Best school... best teachers... best spirit." - T Hockney (via Facebook)

"HSH is the best school and will always be. Teachers please keep up the good work and discipline. Mr. W. Fourie, please stay the good principal and father that u are." - M Souls, ex-student (via Facebook)

"Our son only passed two subjects at his previous school. Today we have a total opposite of that. All our efforts would have been fruitless if Mr Wehan Fourie and his totally committed and loving team of educators did not agree to take our son on board. The personnel have a love for education, reflected on our son's report card. The whole experience with Hopefield High School is almost to good to be true. Thank you to all involved for getting our son back in school!" - a Relieved Parent, 2017

What Hopefield High School Stands For

HSH Mission

We strive to:

  • Guide each total, whole child to adulthood.
  • Cultivate a positive self-image and good self-control in each learner.
  • Prepare each pupil amply for further education in their chosen career.
  • Provide a safe and conducive school environment for our staff and learners.
  • Develop Christian-based values and a positive outlook in our learners.
  • Serve and maintain the dignity of all members of our community and population, with tolerance and compassion.
  • Foster pride and loyalty towards HSH, its teachers and fellow student.
  • Act professionally towards colleagues, parents & pupils.
  • Involve our parents in the school milieu.


We attract responsible parents who pay their school fees on time.

HSH Vision

A school where we strive for excellence so that the full potential of every learner can be reached.




HSH Motto: Meliora Sequor


We Strive for Excellence!

Since the Dept of Education provides only 3% of our operating costs, we reach excellence only through the wonderful support of our sponsors!


Help us Strive for Excellence...