Victoria Park High School is a co-educational higher education day-school located in Port Elizabeth’s sought-after Walmer suburb.


Founded in 1940, the school retains the founder’s emphasis on the development of all aspects of young people.





Due to Departmental regulations, collection of 2020 Grade 12 testimonials will be postponed until 1 Feb 2021. Collection from 7:45 - 9:00 at Thorp Hall entrance.


All new Grade 9 - 11 learners' first day at school this year will be on 15 February 2021.


Please note that Grade 8 Orientation has been postponed. Updated details will be communicated as soon as possible.


Change of Schools Reopening (Jan 2021)

Please read the following notice from Mr Vermaak regarding the recent announcement of schools reopening at a later date than expected.


Report Collection:

Colleciton from 7:00 - 9:30 on 15/12/2020.


Grade 11:1st Avenue Entrance

Grade 10: Front Door of the School

Grade 9: Front of the School, gate closest gate to park

Grade 8: Blake Hall Entrance


Any outstanding textbooks handed in at front gate.


Matric Testimonials:


The date for handing out of testimonials has changed to

25 January 2021 from 07:45 - 08:45.

For those who can't collect on the 25th, their testimonials will be handed out with their matric results.


Head Councillor Announcment


We are pleased to announce the head councillors of 2021


Deputy Head Girl: Thandwayo Sani
Deputy Head Boy: Stuart Sheasby

Head Girl: Rachel Wildman
Head Boy: Seth Verreynne





If a learner is having to isolate due to COVID symptoms or being in contact with a COVID positive person, contact Mr Ferreira (073 303 3496) in order to confirm writing arrangements.


GRADES 8 – 11:

Learners must be kept at home if they have been in contact with a COVID positive person in the last 2 weeks OR if they show any of the following symptoms – bad cough, sore throat, fever, difficulty in breathing, bad headache, loss of taste/smell.  These learners will not write the exam, but will receive an assessed mark.  Parents are to inform the school immediately.


Interact Grocery Collection

Grades 8 - 12 are please urged to donate non-perishable groceries for our maintance staff.

Drop offs can be made in Mrs Van Niekerks classroom.



Please read the notice regarding matric exams and if you test COVID positive.


New regulations regarding Gr 12 candidates who test positive for COVID and their exam procedures. (5 November)


Please check the exam tab under academics for updated news on exams.


Grade 12 Prize-Giving 2020


Announcement of the councillors for 2021

Congratulations to the following learners who have been selected by their peers and teachers to lead the school in 2021


Craig Makore

Genevieve Broccardo

Tandwayo Sani

Channah Valentine

Jonathan Southern

Sithe April

Reuben Wildman

Rachel Wildman

Stuart Sheasby

Kyle Sheasby

Mbali Ngxale

Mapule Shai

Daniel Chesworth

Teneal Bowers

Tayla Kolbe

Michael Kolbe

Achuma Mavata

Kiara van der Westhuizen

Braydon Kilian

Shwabada Jakuja

Thandolwethu Siwisa

Seth Verreynne


We are very proud of you and look forward to a great year of leadership.


Could all the councillors please send Mrs Nel a WhatApp message with your name and surname
Mrs Nel: (072 105 3829)


Notice of the School Governing Body By-Election on the 3rd of November (nomination form)


Scopes for all subjects can be found here.


The meeting to approve the proposed budget for 2021 will be held in the Blake Hall at 17:00 on 16 November 2020.

All parents are urged to attend.


Timetables and instructions for exams have been uploaded under the academic tab for all grades


Virtual Tour of Subject Choice/Careers Expo


Notice regarding the last week of Term 3


Notice regarding the last week of Term 3 for exempt learners


 University Information (Updated Regularly)


Nominations for the School Governing Body By Elections (Notice)(Nomination Form)


Regulations Regarding Civvies During Corona Virus Pandemic


Vacancies for Principal's Secretary and School's Secretary 2021

The VPHS secretarial posts as advertised on 15/09/2020 are closed. Should you not receive a reply by 20/10/2020, kindly take this as notification that the suitable candidates have been short listed. Thank you.


Temporary bell times 2020


Revised Timetable post-lockdown (18 August)


Updated class split (Final update - 21 August)
Grade 8 class split for the return to school

Grade 9 class split for the return to school

Grade 10 class split for the return to school

Grade 11 class split for the return to school

Grade 12 class split for the return to school



Letter from Mr Vermaak regarding the Action Plan put in place


Letter from Mr Vermaak regarding the way forward following recent protest action


Assignments for ALL grades can be found here. These are due when the learners return to school on the 24th of August. (11 August)


All music practical lessons will continue throughout the next 3 weeks & will continue until 23 October, when holidays begin. Lessons will then resume in term 4.


COVID-19 Newsletter X - Presidential Closure


Updated class split (17 July) 

Grade 8 class split for the return to school

Grade 9 class split for the return to school

Grade 10 class split for the return to school

Grade 11 class split for the return to school

Grade 12 class split for the return to school



Current school times are 7:50 to 14:15
from Monday to Friday



COVID-guide from Doctors on Call and GEMS



Blood Drive


Applications for Grades 9 to 11 for 2021 will be available from 20 July


A Guide for staying at home during COVID


Letter to Grade 8 and 9 parents - 3 July


Algoa Bus Notice


 Revised Grade 12 Test dates Term 2

Grade 11 & Grade 10 Test dates Term 2 (8 July)


COVID-19 Back to school IV



ECDOE - Restriction of visitors to schools


If any learner or employee of VPHS

has been exposed to anyone who has

tested positive for COVID19,

they need to make the school aware.


Please note that the tuckshop will be

open from Monday. All safety and sanitizing

procedures will be adhered to


Click here to see demonstration of the

screening and sanitizing procedure to be

followed from Wednesday onwards. Pupils will

be given access to and orientated on the online

questionnaire on Monday and Tuesday. From

Wednesday these will be the steps to follow

as pupils arrive at school:

1. Sanitize shoes
2. Scan QR code
3. Start filling in questionnaire
4. Measure temperature
5. Fill temperature in on questionnaire
6. Submit questionnaire
7. Sanitize hands
8. Permission granted


Message from Mr. Vermaak to Grade 12 pupils returning to school from 8 June


Psychological Support Guideline during and after COVID-19


Screening Procedure letter



Schools will re-open for grade 12 pupils on

Monday, 8 June as instructed by the Minister

of Education. Please note that the school

was ready to receive pupils today but this

was vetoed by the Minister. The procedure for

returning to school is as follows:

Only pupils on the Group 1 list are to arrive

at school on Monday. Group 2 will return

on Tuesday. Please look at the lists sent

to you to check to which group you have been

allocated. Ensure that you bring your cellphone

to school for screening and registration

purposes. If you do not have a cellphone

there is an alternative method of screening

and registration in place. We look forward

to seeing Group 1 on Monday.

Take care and keep safe.

Mr Vermaak


Head on over to our Facebook page to

see a message from the 2020 Head Councillors.


The School Governing Body has requested that

we share this video with our pupils and parents.


We have made provision for paying school fees

at school. The bursar will be available from

Tuesday to Thursday from 9:00 to 12:00.

Enter, wearing a mask, at main gate for

screening. Cash/card payments welcome.



For all the Lockdown resources and news

see top right-hand corner of page.


Please note that all sporting events

(practices, matches, tours),

as well as cultural activities have

been cancelled.

Click here to see the newsletter from

Mr. Vermaak.






! NO PARKING areas !

Island at First Avenue & Albert Road, as well as the drop off zone in 1st Avenue and vehicle entrance.


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Be PROUD VICTORIANS and please adhere to the signs.

- Eugene Ferreira (SGB)