On 12 January 1912, Trafalgar High School was launched and it’s first Principal was Harold Cressy, also the very first “person of colour” to have graduated from UCT.
Today, 12 January 2012, Trafalgar High School celebrates its 100th Birthday.
This auspicious occaision will be celebrated at a Special Academic Assembly and Party.
The Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Trevor Manuel, would be the keynote speaker and special guests were to include the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Western Cape ANC head, Marius Fransman, Western Cape High Court Judge Siraj Desai and the Labour Court’s Deputy Judge President Basheer Wagley.
Despite lacking basic facilities, the school has produced many students who had gone on to become distinguished in every field from Sport to Medicine, Science, Business and Education.
“The basic premise of the school is that Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedom. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all people, irrespective of race, colour, or creed,” said Mr Nadeem Hendricks, Principal of Trafalgar High School, himself a product of the School.
May the School continue to grow from strength to strength.