Nico Malan
high school

It’s not where you’re from or what you have that is important, what matters most is what is within.

Our Vision & Mission

Amidst the rolling hills of the Eastern Cape lies Nico Malan, a school steeped in history since 1851, when its foundation was laid in Humansdorp.

From our first matriculant in 1892 to today, where we proudly boast 161 matriculants across 6 classes, with 926 students bringing life to our charming campus every day! Nico Malan transcends the notion of a typical “countryside school” by shaping well-rounded individuals who excel in sports, culture, academics, and social spheres. Our rural backdrop fosters values like camaraderie, patriotism, and pride, fostering a tight-knit community among staff and students.

The tranquil environment and warm community spirit are integral to Nico Malan’s success! Here, we not only cultivate excellence in various fields but also empower young adults to navigate a dynamic world while leaving lasting impressions. Through a rich tapestry of extracurricular activities and academic pursuits, students acquire practical skills for life beyond the classroom. Sports, cultural events, academic endeavors, and social gatherings serve as avenues for building connections, promoting mutual growth, fostering trust, and instilling respect among peers.

At Nico Malan, every individual is embraced and encouraged to unleash their full potential. Despite challenges, we endeavor daily to mentor, support, and prepare future leaders across all domains. Guided by our values, we strive to unearth the best within each student!

As we anticipate the journey ahead to 2024, we eagerly embrace innovation, adapt to evolving trends, and uphold our competitive edge, all while cherishing Nico Malan’s distinct character.

Message From The Principal

Message From The Principal

Mr Lötz

Over the years Nico Malan High School proved itself as a school caring for its learners, parents and the community. Being situated in the countryside and with the support of people who are seen as the salt of the earth, the school strives to produce balanced pupils who can be “shining lights” for others in the community.

The proud family of teachers, learners, parents and supporters believe that the values of respect, honesty, fairness and friendliness are the cornerstones for success. A wide variety of activities and excellent facilities are offered and in everything we do, we strive for excellence.

The school’s motto “Knowledge enlightens” becomes a reality with the well qualified and enthusiastic staff and excellent academic results produced by its learners year after year.

I am proud to be part of the work that is done at the school to ensure sustainable success for our youth.

Listen to our song - BLOU TRUI

by Koekoes Bezuidenhout

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Nico Malan is the foundation for your life’s journey.

Grounding in values

Nico Malan draws it’s values from Biblical principles honouring God and each other.

Disciplined Excellence

Constantly striving for excellence, Nico Malan instils discipline in the pupils through the staff to achieve their greatest success.

Holistic education

An understanding of the pupil’s as whole people, with a balanced offering that caters to body, mind and spirit. (academics, sport and cultural activities & societies)

"Platteland" family

Nico Malan is a caring family, expressed in the sense of belonging, welcoming across the diversity of the pupil’s and “gees”, as well as the relationship of respect between the pupils & staff.