Hoërskool SAREL CILLIERS High School



About Us 

Our Headmaster: Mr.K Van Staden                                           


The Sarel Cilliers High School is a relatively young school with a proud history and tradition. Initially there were two schools in Glencoe namely the Willie Maree Technical High School and Glencoe High School. The Department of Education, however, decided that the two schools should amalgamate and thus, in 1974 Sarel Cilliers High School was established.

The name is derived from the Voortrekker Leader Sarel Cilliers who on 9 December 1838, took the COVENANT 17 km outside Glencoe at the present day Wasbank. The first principal of this new school was Mr E.D. Cason, while Mr W Brandt officiated as vice-principal. At present the school principal is Mr. K. Van Staden(left).He is assisted by four heads of department of which one is responsible for the technical section.

Together with academic excellence, which is the highest priority, it is also the school’s primary aim to produce well-balanced, God-fearing citizens. 



Sarel Cilliers Badge


The school badge consists of a Scottish thistle surrounded by a laurel wreath with the letters SC on either side of the thistle and below this is the motto of the school “Voorwaarts.” - Forwards
The environment and vegetation of Glencoe is very similar to Scotland’s Glencoe, therefore the Scottish thistle was chosen. The laurel wreath symbolises the academic values of the school.


Sing forward, forward – hear our motto 
In play and toil we are the giants; 
The Danskraal hero we applaud 
against the skyline of ‘Dumen 
Our school stands on the trekkers’ 
paths of Landman, Biggar and Cilliers; 
Then pay tribute to Sarel Cilliers 
to whom we offer everything. 
And rise above the dust and ruin 
up to ‘Dumen’s lofty crown 
Sing voorwaarts, voorwaarts hoor ons leuse, 
in spel en arbeid is ons reuse. 
Die held van Danskraal roem 
ons faam teen luglyn van ‘Dumen geraam. 
Daar staan ons skool op trekkers-weë 
van Landman, Biggar en Cilliers. 
Bring dan hulde aan Sarel Cilliers, 
aan jou sal ons ons alles gee. 
En opklim uit die stof en puin 
tot na ‘Dumen se hoë kruin. 





The code of conduct has been set according to the South African Schools Act No 84 of 1996. After consultation with the Management Council of Sarel Cilliers High School the rules were drafted. These rules have been approved by the Chief Superintendent of Education: District. 



All learners must dress according to prescribed school uniform.
The summer uniform is worn during the first and fourth terms.
The winter uniform is worn during the second and third terms.
When it is very cold, the complete winter uniform must be worn. The combination of summer and winte uniform is not allowed.
The school uniform MUST be worn to all school and sport activities (i.e. Matches, Debates and other Cultural Functions).
It is unnecessary to wear the school uniform to sport practices. The school track suit is preferable.
Provincial uniforms may only be worn to school on a Friday.
The sleeves of the school jersey may not be turned up.
The legs of the grey school trousers may not be narrowed. This is totally unacceptable.


Length of skirts must not be shorter than 5cm above the knee, when kneeling.
No make-up (eg. Coloured cutex, eye-make-up, lipstick) may be worn.
No jewellery, besides a wrist watch, may be worn. Girls with pierced ears may wear silver or gold “sleepers” (round ring) or studs.
Only colourless cutex may be worn.
Nails must be short and clean.
Tracksuits may only be worn during the second and third term only. A blazer and tie must be worn with school trousers.
No track suits may be worn as school uniform


No frizzy or permed hairstyles are acceptable.
Hair must be worn away from the face.
Hair styles must always be neat and acceptable to the school principal.
Dyed or High-lighted hair is unacceptable.
Hair must not hang around the face.
No coloured ribbons in the hair – (only brown, black and dark blue).
Loose hair must be fastened when it reaches the collar of the uniform.
No wigs.


Hair on forehead must be at least 2 cm above the eyebrows.
Hair at the back of the neck must be at least 1 cm above the collar of the shirt or blazer.
The hair on the back of the head must be gradually tapered. NO STEPS.
Side burns may not be longer than the middle of the ear.
Hair may not be trained back along the sides of the head i.e. no duck tails style.
The neck below the bottom of the hair mentioned in 2 must be cleanly shaved.
Your hair must be kept neat at all times.
Coloured hair is not allowed.
Only natural curly hair is allowed.
Hair must be cut short around the ears. (Points may not touch the ears.)
Boys must, at all times, be cleanly shaven. (No beards or moustaches)
Hair may not be closely shaved.


The boys are not allowed to have their hands in blazer or trouser pockets.
Learners must respect all instructions or reprimands given by the prefects. School leaders are to be respected at all times.
Learners must arrive at school at 07:20 in the morning.
Appointments (i.e. doctors, dentists) must be arranged for the afternoons. Only in real emergencies will learners be allowed to take time off from school.
All learners must have homework notebooks.
New learners must know the names of teachers and school leaders. They must also know the school rules.
Boys and girls may not sit alone in pairs. No physical contact is allowed.
The school blazer may not be sold to any person who is not a learner of this school.
Learners’ behaviour must always be of a civilized nature, never may the school’s image be damaged. This implies that the following is unacceptable.
Misbehaviour in and outside class rooms; before or after school;
Truancy (staying away from school without an acceptable reason).
Using bad language.
Use of alcohol, cigarettes and drugs.
Misbehaviour in public that is not only an embarrassment for the learners but also for the parents and the school.
Malevolent destruction of departmental, school or private property.
Theft of any nature.
Any form of intimidation.

No learner may leave the school grounds during school hours without the principal’s permission.
No chewing gum is allowed on the school grounds.
Lining-up and adjourning for assembly must be done in silence.
Do not litter the school grounds; use the rubbish bins. Be neat at all times.
Bicycles and other property of learners must not be interfered with.
The parking areas for bicycles and teachers’ cars are out of bounds.
During school hours learners are not allowed to go to the hostels without permission from the superintendent.
Learners must not be in and around the buildings unnecessarily before school commences. After school, pupils must not loiter in the grounds when they are not supposed to be there.
Do not destroy shrubs and flowers on the grounds.
Use the school gates; do not climb over the fences.

Lining up and dismissal at assembly must take place in silence.
Learners are only allowed in classrooms and the school hall during class time.
During examinations no learner is allowed in the examination room before the teacher enters.
Neatness must be maintained at all times. The school terrain, buildings, furniture, books and other property must be respected. There must be no scratching or writing on desks, walls, etc.
When changing classes there must be absolute silence; move briskly and orderly in straight lines. Keep to the left on the stairs and the passages. We never walk across lawns.
Never run along passages or up and down stairs. This causes disorder.
Learners are not allowed in the staff room.
Learners may leave the classroom only with the permission of the teacher. “Discs” are to be worn on these occasions.
The toilets must be neat and clean at all times.
Chalk-dusters must not be cleaned against walls or pillars.
Money or valuable articles must not be left in classrooms or change-rooms. Any valuable articles, TECD-boards, sport clothes must be locked in lockers.
When the teacher is not in the class the door must be left open; the class captain is responsible for discipline.
No thoroughfare for learners during school hours in the front foyer except for functions.
No cold drink containers or sweet wrappers must be brought into the school hall.
Book cases and sport bags must not be thrown around but left against the walls in neat rows.
All books must be covered neatly.
During breaks learners are not allowed to move around on the top floor verandahs.
Learners are not allowed to eat during lessons.
Learners may not enter the laboratories without a teacher.
Learners may not go to the secretary’s office during classes, unless the learner has taken ill.

Learners must be prompt for sport practices and matches.
Whenever a learner cannot be present at a practice he/she must personally inform the teacher/s concerned in advance.
Every learner should participate in at least ONE winter sport, and ONE summer sport. If a pupil is unable to do so, he/she must present a medical certificate annually.
It is the learner’s pleasant duty to participate in extra-mural activities.
School activities and functions must be brought to the parent’s notice by learners long in advance so that permission can be granted for the learner’s presence or participation.
When school activities take place away from Glencoe, learners will be transported to and from by bus with a teacher/s in charge, unless otherwise organized in advance with the teacher.
Learners are encouraged to participate in cultural activities.

When absent a learner must produce a letter/doctor’s certificate from his/her parent/guardian on day of returning to the school.
A medical certificate must be handed in for absentees during the examinations.
When a learner is absent, the parent/guardian must notify the school.

Learners are not allowed to drive to school and return home by, car, unless accompanied by an adult (parents, guardians and other scholars’ parents), or with special permission from the principal.
Bicycles, motor cycles and cars must be ridden/driven with the utmost care on the school grounds. No person’s life may be endangered. Learners will be held responsible for any damage caused by negligent driving.
No dangerous games may be played on the school grounds.