Longmarket Girls’ School is a unique, girls only school catering for girls from Grade RR to Grade 7. Our dedicated Team of educators, teacher aides and staff members are committed to honouring the history of the school, offering a structured, well-balanced, quality education to all our learners.
We pride ourselves in the ongoing development and improvement of the school, ensuring growth and advance where necessary, in terms of infrastructure. Currently, our triple storey facilities include a media centre/library, a computer lab, junior and senior primary swimming pools and a music room.
Extra-mural activities include various sporting codes, and some extra lessons are available too. A private After Care facility is available on the school premises for parents who are unable to collect their daughters after the school day. Please feel free to contact us for any further enquiries.
We strive to live up to our motto of “Loyalty, Honour and Truth”, on a daily basis. As we do so, we aim to equip and prepare our learners for their future by ensuring that they acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to become the best young ladies that they can be.
We at Longmarket aim to create an effective and efficient school by:
Giving due consideration to the needs of learners and providing them with the relevant education to equip them with the necessary skills, knowledge, attitudes and values to meet the challenges of the future.
Promoting sound educational management, professional expertise and administrative competence in running our school.
Committing ourselves to adopting the principles of the constitution and the South African Schools Act in a fair, democratic environment by upholding the school motto of “Loyalty, Honour and Truth”: respecting and being sensitive to all religious beliefs and cultures.
The badge was based on the Natal Coat of Arms with the monogram of L.G.S
super-imposed on the lower part of the shield. It is not known exactly when the School Badge came into being, but it was certainly before 1905, when the London College of Heralds, having been asked to register the Natal Coat of Arms, explained that the two wildebeest were running the wrong way, i.e. running away, if as was usual, the shield were held on the left arm. This was corrected, but not on the Longmarket Girls’ School badge, as it was felt that keeping to the original was a part of the tradition of the school and an indication of its age. The crown forming the crest shows that the school originated when Natal was a part of the British Empire. The star (mullet) represents Natal, named on Christmas day by Vasco da Gama. The two wildebeest had long been an emblem of Natal, accepted officially twenty years before the birth of this school. Acknowledgements – Dates as given in “The place of the Elephant” by Ruth Gordon.
In the heyday of girlhood we
Gather, and sing
Our days are before us for life’s
At the spring
Our efforts and triumphs in work
And in play
Are leading us upward to life’s
Carry this thought with you,
Fostered while here,
Guard it, and tend it, in lands
Far and near,
Render again as you grow year by year
Loyalty, Honour, Truth.
As the years bear us onward
Remorseless and swift,
Ever seeking to find in our armour
Our threefold defence as we strive
For the right
Is the motto we honour, our triad
Video: School Choir Performance
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