Werda

Werda

Werda

Werda Hostel is where the journey begins.

It was built in 1936 and opened in October that same year. The funding of the building cost was a joint venture between the school board and the government. The total cost of the hostel was 3 600 pounds and the hostel could accommodate 36 pupils. In the annual report of 1936, as published in the school annual, it is merely stated that a new hostel was built and that it is known as the grade eight hostel. The name Werda was only awarded in later years.

Elke jaar word sowat 58 seuns in graad agt aanvaar. In die verlede is 36 seuns in Werda gehuisves en die res het in ou Imhoff ‘n tuiste gevind. Daar het ‘n behoefte ontstaan om al die graad agt seuns onder een dak te hê, wat daartoe gelei het dat Werda aan die einde van 2009 vergroot is.

As a school we are very fortunate and privileged to host our grade 8 boys in one hostel. This makes the adaptation process towards finding your feet in high school and hostel life much easier.

Werda bied ‘n warm, huislike omgewing wat ‘n tuiste skep vir ‘n seun weg van die huis. In die seuns se graad agt jaar sal hulle die etos en werking van die HJS binne ‘n raamwerk van streng dissipline aanleer wat vir hulle net groot voordeel inhou op hul reis na HJS – volwassenheid.

In Werda poog ons ook om ‘n seun nog seun te hou. Fun and games will always be part of a Werda boys’ life. Vandaar ons spreekwoord : “ HEELTYD SPEELTYD”

Werde Hostel

Paarl Boys High staff member Ettienne Cronjé

Koshuisvader

Ettienne Cronjé
ecronje@paarlboyshigh.org.za