On Tuesday 25 February Fish Hoek High School hosted 940 Grade 7’s and their parents to an open day with a difference.  The gale force South Easter did not dampen the enthusiasm of the 250 high school pupils who manned the 54 stands along the “Yellow Brick Road”, which showcased the school’s extra mural activities.

Cycling at Fish Hoek High School's Open Day

Cycling at Fish Hoek High School’s Open Day

Greeting the visitors were drama students dressed as characters from The Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland.  The gusts of wind could not detract from the vibey atmosphere coming from the Marimba’s which were a wonderful welcome.   The smell of boerewors coming from the Grade Braai stand got everyone’s tummies rumbling as they entered the huge sports hall to a number of sports practises taking place.  Suddenly the double doors opened onto a riot of sparkling blue as guest walked straight into a senior waterpolo match between Fish Hoek and Camps Bay High Schools taking place in Fish Hoek High School’s brand new Waterpolo pool.  The atmosphere was exceptionally festive.

Dancing at Fish Hoek High School's Open Day. Photo supplied

Dancing at Fish Hoek High School’s Open Day. Photo supplied

Onto more sports and dance, first aid, cyclists, and quieter extra-mural activates like debating and chess, The Red Express (school magazine) and onto music; the School Ensemble and The School of Rock.  The magical tour paused in the Terry Hepworth hall for a talk by our Principal Mr. Gavin Fish before guests embarked on the academic tour of selected class rooms led by the Grade 8 supervisor Mrs Jane Armstrong and senior pupils.   We had a 27% increase in visitors compared to 2013 and 30% more application forms were handed out this year.

Go-carting at Fish Hoek High Open Day. Photo supplied

Go-carting at Fish Hoek High Open Day. Photo supplied


Hurdles at Fish Hoek High's Open Day. Photo supplied.

Hurdles at Fish Hoek High’s Open Day. Photo supplied.