Welcome to Willowmoore High School
In the latter part of 1973 Mr J.A. Laburn, the Inspector of Education for the Boksburg Circuit, approached Mr P.A. Vos with the proposal to be the founding principal of a new school to be established in Benoni Central. Mr Vos agreed and he chaired the inaugural meeting held with parents in the zone at Benoni West Primary on the 28th of November 1973. The school formally opened its doors for 431 students and 24 members of staff on the 9th of January 1974.
The school’s primary building was that of the old Benoni High which had vacated the premises to take possession of their new facility in Northmead.
On the 5th of April, official approval was received from the Department of Education that the school name would be Willowmoore High and that its school motto would be “Nous Croissons” – We grow together. In its first year, Willowmoore was already active extra-murally by participating in Swimming, Rugby, Netball, Athletics, Hockey, Tennis, Chess and S.C.A. The first group of 64 matriculants passed their Senior Certificate examination in 1976 with 4 distinctions.
Today, Willowmoore High School still stands for its original beliefs and continues to support its students in their academic, cultural and Athletic endeavours.
Nelson Mandela Centenary celebrations
As part of the planned celebrations of the centenary of Nelson Mandela Willowmoore High will be staging a sleep-out event where learners from the school sleep outdoors to gain empathy for the homeless and disadvantaged. This initiative will also involve charity work such as providing food to the Salvation Army and donating funds to a designated disadvantaged school so they can host a similar event. All of this program is run under the auspices of the Lilyleaf Foundation, which is involved with Nelson Mandela’s legacy. This is one of many events planned for this commemoration.