We are extremely happy to be able to announce we have had confirmation from the Education Department on the appointment of our new Principal. Edgemead High will be welcoming Mr Joel Erasmus in January 2024. Please read the below biography to find out more about our new Principal.
Mr Joel Erasmus is a former resident and student of Edgemead, deeply attuned to our school’s commitment to excellence and a profound understanding of the community’s needs. His educational journey includes a Bachelor of Arts in History and Social Anthropology, along with a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of Cape Town. He recently completed a Certificate in Executive Life Coaching and Financial Management with the University of Cape Town and Getsmarter.
In 2008, he began his career at JG Meiring High School and rose to the position of Departmental Head in 2016. In 2017, he joined Wynberg Boys High School, where he took on roles such as Day Boarding House Master, Hostel Master, Head of History, and Head of Student Leadership. His journey continued at Grey College in Bloemfontein in October 2021, where he assumed the role of Deputy Headmaster, overseeing the Student Wellbeing portfolio.
This diverse experience equips him to lead with excellence and a deep sense of community understanding.
We look forward to welcoming Mr Erasmus in 2024
“Be our guest, be our guest!”
Join us as we celebrate a tale as old as time as we perform the production of Beauty and the Beast live at Edgemead High School.
Tickets available on the Karri app, please use the link provided below.
As part of our bigger solar project we also took on the task of replacing our old flourescent light tubes with energy efficient LED’s.. Lights in the classroom are our biggest energy users on campus .. In total, we replaced 920 58W flourescent tubes with 20W LED tubes.
Our energy usage has been dramatically reduced.
Edgemead High took part in the RGB Gaming Overwatch 2 event at Comic Con Cape Town 2023. We are proud to announce that Edgemead High won the competition and went undefeated throughout the event. We competed against Rondebosch Boys, Paarl Boys and Paul Roos.
Congratulations to the Overwatch team on this incredible accomplishment!
Congratulations to Gemma Telemachus who has been selected to represent the Western Cape with her dance studio @lmriacademyofdance at the Hip Hop International Gauteng and South African Dance Championships. This will take place from the 26th to the 28th of April at Silver Star Casino in Krugersdorp, Gauteng.
Good luck Gemma!
Our grade 8 learners were given the opportunity to visit the Diamond museum; what a exciting and informative experience. They viewed the different diamonds and gem stones and were even allowed to try on some of the jewelry.
This week our Mountain Biking team had the privilege of meeting professional mountain bikers. 🚵🏽
Grade 8 learner, Brooklyn Cronje was chosen as a member of the Tygerberg Children’s Choir that will be touring to the United Kingdom from the 22nd of April to the 2nd of May.
Well done, Brooklyn!
On Monday our debating team competed against Parklands College.
The motion for the senior was: This house believes that developing countries should aggressively disincentivize learners from studying overseas.
The senior team secured the win!
The junior motion was: This house believes that Religious Educational institutes should not receive public funding.
We are very proud of all our teams!
The prefects went on an outing to Fallen Angels Animal Rescue where they were able to spend time with some of the animals as well as walk a few of the dogs. After lunch, the prefects ended the day with some outdoor laser tag at the SWAT Laser tag in Melkbos.