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A community where every child is equipped for life.

Our Mission

Hugenote Laerskool is ‘n diverse opvoedkundige instansie wat in die platteland geleë is. Ons waardes en beginsels is geskoei op die Hugenote Manier, wat die volgende pilare insluit: Betroubaarheid, Respek, Verantwoordelikheid, Regverdigheid, Omgee en goeie Burgerskap. Ons streef na uitnemendheid en die volkome ontwikkelling van elke kind: akademies, fisies en sosiaal. Deur professionele opvoeding verseker ons optimale groei, kwaliteit sport- en kulturele blootstelling en gelukkige kinders. 

We strive for excellence and the complete development of each child: academically, physically and socially . Through professional education we ensure optimal growth and quality cultural and sport exposure.

OUR Motto

Aim High”. This is more than just our motto. It represents the spirit in which we conduct ourselves both in and outside the classroom.

Our History

Huguenot Primary School is part of Wellington’s rich educational heritage. The origin of the school is the result of an amalgamation of the original Girls High and Boys High schools, where local children received an education at first. Today we still build on those foundations of strong values and principles of our founding fathers.


In 1954, Huguenot Primary School was founded as a parallel medium school after the amalgamation of the two schools. At first the school was housed in the old school building in Mark Street.  In 1973 the school moved to its new building in General Hertzog Boulevard and started to function independently from Huguenot High School. 

The well-known author, P.H Nortjé was appointed as the first principal of Huguenot Primary School.

At first the school only accommodated learners from grades 4 – 7, but after the move to the new building, the education of grades 1-3 learners started as well.

In 2013 the school received a new addition of a grade R department, called Goggagrot, and in 2016 the whole pre-primary department moved to the former Dwergiebos premises. Since then, it has been known as Huguenot Primary School’s Doemsie Campus and learners from grades RRR to grade R are accommodated there.   


Mr. P.H. Nortje was succeeded by the following principals:

1962 – 1966: Mr N.J.P.J.S. van Staden

1966 – 1970: Mr. J.A. Malan

1971 – 1990: Mr. P.A. Retief

1990 – 1996: Mr P.M. Viviers

1997 – 2003: Mr C. Gerber

2003 – 2004: Mr. J. Fourie (acting)

2005 –2020: Mr.H.W. Schemper

2020 – ____ S.V. Hertz (acting)

Bernice West & BandComing to Wellington

Date: 29 July 2022

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Concert for the benefit of our school.

Tickets go on sale 7 May 2022