HISTORY OF GOBABIS GYMNASIUM
On the 12th of August 1999 a parents' meeting was held in order to discuss the founding of a private high school in Gobabis. 200 people were in attendance at the NG Moedergemeente hall and decided in unison that the founding members can go ahead as planned. It was also noted that there was need for primary school and boarding house. An Article 21 company was established and negotiations were made with the show committee for the renting of their facilities.
In November 1999 Gobabis Gymnasium was registered at the Ministry of Education and the school opened on 18 January 2000 for the first time. The children went on a leadership and team building camp under leadership of Justus Muller and then started the school year.
Our Primary school started in 2005 with one teacher and one student. At the end of 2005 the school grew to 8 students and two teachers.
Drienie van der Schyff
Piet van der Walt
First School Day
First gathering in front of the office.
18 January 2000
Acting Principal: Bertus van Zyl
First Grade 8 Class
Mrs Mariaan Maritz
First Grade 9 Class
Mrs Willemien Lowe
First Grade 10 Class
Mrs Belinda Redman
First Grade 11 Class
Mrs Trix Britz
First Staff Members
Willemien Lowe, Mariaan Maritz, Belinda Redman, Trix Britz, Juliana Labuschagne, Bertus van Zyl
First Grade 1 & 2 Class
Erhenn van der Merwe, Thea Human
Ané Brand, Mrs. Lynette Beeker, Suné Wessels
First Grade 12 Class
Ralph Burger, Jeano van Taak, Johannes Olwage, Christelle Coetzee, Tanya Strauss, Nicola Swart, Raymond van Schalkwyk, Clemens Kuiiri
Hester Oosthuizen, Salome van Niekerk, Mrs. Trix Britz, Bea Britz,
First Student Leaders - the whole grade 11 class of 2000
Raymond van Schalkwyk, Lize Nel, Tanya Strauss, Christelle Coetzee, Nicola Swart, Jeano van Taak
Amanda Maritz, Bea Britz (headgirl), Mrs. Trix Britz, Johannes Olwage (headboy), Ralph Burger
First Staff 2000
Willemien Lowe, Mariaan Maritz, Belinda Redman
Trix Britz, Bertus van Zyl, Gisela Peters
First Athletics Meet
Regionals 2000, after Gobabis Gymnasiums own competition was canceled twice due to rain.
First Primary School Teacher and Student
First Primary School Group Photo
First Secondary School Group Photo
Mrs Lynette Beeker & Ane Brand
First Matric Farewell
History of Our School Song
Our school song was written in 2000 by Sarina Vermeulen, who wrote the lyrics, and Erina Junius who did the musical composition.