Westridge is today acknowledged as one of the leading schools in the Mitchell’s Plain area, and enjoys a reputation built on the achievements of the past. Its learners have over the years distinguished themselves in all fields of endeavour.
Academically, Westridge learners have regularly featured among the top pupils in Mitchells Plain. They have gone on to excel at University and have achieved the highest academic honours. Our learners have excelled at Provincial and National level and have captained South African Schools’ Rugby, Netball , Baseball and Softball teams.
Westridge’s Educational Philosophy:
Westridge is concerned with the education of all its pupils. It stresses the striving after excellence and takes pride in the achievements of the talented and exceptional individuals. This education taken in the broader sense includes an increased responsibility for the pupils’ social, moral, spiritual and emotional development. It recognizes the individuality and worth of every child and aims to:
- provide opportunities for each child to grow as an individual and realize their unique potential through the achievement of realistic self-set goals;
- enrich the lives of its pupils through encouraging their participation in the School’s varied cultural and sporting program;
- educate for life in a changing society through the development of a social conscience and the recognition of the importance and dignity of every human-being, regardless of status, race or religion;
- cultivate in our youth a love and understanding of our country and a desire to participate intelligently in the solving of its problems.