Headmasters Welcome


I would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone associated with Graeme College – home of the leopard and leopard cubs.  Graeme College is a family of approximately 690 young men that range from Grade 00 to Grade 12. Graeme College is the only public boys school that offers Grade 00 to matric under one administration in South Africa, and our dedicated staff work very hard to meet the individual needs of each learner whilst maintaining personal connections with our Graeme College families.

It would be an impossible task to list all former Old Graemians who have gone on to achieve success as the parameters defining success are so variable. A balanced education is, however, an essential ingredient towards this achievement and it can be measured in both present Graemians and all Old Graemians around the world.

Graeme College continues to offer a strong academic, sporting and cultural programme.  With this we aim to provide an all-round, balanced educational experience where we view each child as an individual with a unique potential for success. We encourage all our learners to participate in our extensive extra-curricular programme to develop their talents, team and leadership skills, and cultivate constructive relationships.

The College has experienced two moves, three changes in name and two changes in the composition of its pupil body and, at the end of  2014 saw a change in Head Master. The principles have, however, remained unchanged. Courage and Toil, the College’s motto, are the bedrock on which Graeme was built and has grown and progressed.

I invite everyone to become an active participant at Graeme College by attending and supporting school events. Research clearly supports the fact that when parents/guardians participate and are involved in their child’s education, there is a greater likelihood of academic success.

As Graeme prepares the way forward in this dynamic and opportunistic educational environment many new challenges await. The school motto, Courage and Toil, remains as true and solid now as it did when our boys once “passed through the Drostdy” and followed the “call of their captain” immortalised in the team song “Sons of the Leopard”.

Kevin Watson

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