About Our School

Welcome to our lovely school

We are a quaint little school nestled on a beautiful campus in Kenilworth, Cape Town. 

Our mission is to provide excellent, holistic education to our girls, developing their individual strengths and talents. To this end, our dedicated staff works hard enriching the children’s lives with their unique gifts.

We firmly believe that at Greenfield, we are creating confident and independent young citizens who will firmly be able to meet the challenges of tomorrow’s world.

A single sex all girls’ school may not be for every young woman.
Just those who want to one day rule the world.

Tom Hanks

What Makes Us Great

 Mission Statement

We aspire to:

  • Grow every member of the Greenfield community so that they reach their fullest potential.
  • Inspire them to confidently take their places in an ever changing world.
  • Create a safe and happy space where they have the confidence to try without fear.

Proud Of Our History

In 1956 the Education Department purchased the property “Greenfield” (which was originally part of Weltevreden wine farm) in order to build a school that would take the overflow of pupils from Rustenburg Junior School and Wynberg Girls’ Primary School.

Miss Margaret Dick was appointed as the first principal of “Claremont Girls’ Primary School”. Later that year the school was renamed Greenfield Girls’ Primary School. Miss Dick chose the Lark as the school symbol and “Laete Surgamus” (Let us go joyfully upwards) as the school motto. The school started out in Greenfield House, which now houses the art and music rooms and the aftercare. Enrolment was only 55.

The current school building was constructed in 1957 and the pupils moved in at the beginning of 1958. The school hall was constructed in 1965. Greek dancing started in 1965 and Greenfield’s love of the arts was born. All girls now participate in drama and theatre dance.The school pool was built in 1979.

In 1984 the school fees were set as R25 per term for the first child, R15 per term for the second child, R10 per term for the third child and if you had any more daughters, they could attend school for free!

Greenfield has put on a number of productions over the years. These included ‘Peach Blossom in 1987, ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ in 1990, ‘Hits of the Blitz’ in 1995,’Local is Lekker’ in 2001, ‘Paper Moon’ in 2011 and ‘Purr Factory’ in 2013.

‘Student of the Week’ and ‘Student of the Month’ were introduced into the school in 1996 as was the first SRC.