Lawson Brown High School
A Meeting of Minds
Founded in 1953, Lawson Brown High School, has grown from the initial 109 grade eight pupils and 4 members of staff, to a current pupil population of 851 with 42 staff. The slogan that best describes the reality of our time of existence, 60 years of excellence, is the foundation on which all activity during this year of celebration is built. At our Founder’s Day Assembly we looked back at the past 60 years, celebrating what this institution represents.
Our mission statement clearly states:
“At Lawson Brown High School we strive to be an effective school, providing education in a happy, but controlled environment where learners are guided towards an awareness and realization of their human potential in academic, service, sporting, cultural and religious fields. We are dedicated to a healthy work ethic, optimum participation, commitment, accountability and empowering learners with the intellectual, creative, psychological and social skills required for an informed, fulfilled, confident, useful and caring adult life and worthy citizenship.”
We endeavour not to deviate from what our forefathers had envisaged when this school was opened in 1953.
We strive to be an effective school, providing education in a happy, but controlled environment where pupils are guided towards an awareness and realisation of their human potential in academic, sporting,culturaland religiousfields.
We are dedicated to a healthy work ethic,optimum participation, commitment,accountability and empowering pupilswith the intellectual, creative, psychological and social skills requiredfor an informed, fulfilled, confident,useful and caring adult life and worthy citizenship.
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We base our goal on established moral and educational principles and attempt to encourage:
Attentiveness in class and sensible study habits
Acceptable standards of work done regularly
Effective use of time
Reliability, dependability and trustworthiness
Involvement in activities to develop group solidarity, camaraderie
Pride in and loyalty towards the school
Determination and endurance at play
Individuality, initiative and inquisitiveness
Good manners, politeness, friendliness and helpfulness
A sense of responsibility and self-discipline
A sense of self-worth
On the hillside stands the Lawson Brown
Overlooking North End and the town
There below her lies Algoa Bay
Where the ships sail on their way
Pull together, play the game
That's the way to bring us fame
Drawing honour to our name
Come, O come and sing of Lawson Brown
On the sports field and in all our work,
Truth and honour we will never shirk.
Scarlet, gold and black our colours proud,
Let us sing our motto loud:
Per ardua ad astra, per ardua ad astra.
Through hard work to the stars!
Come, O come and sing of Lawson Brown.