Jeppe High School for Girls is an all-girls high school in Kensington. The school's address is 160 Roberts Ave, Johannesburg, 2094, South Africa; the school boasted a 100% matric pass rate in 2014. It was once part of the oldest public school in Johannesburg, Jeppe High School for Boys until 1919, when a separate premises for the girls was built; the current headmistress of the school is Ms. Dina Gonçalves, working at Jeppe for 21 years; the predecessor of the Jeppe Schools, was St. Michael's College; this was an Anglican private school on Crowns Street in Fairview. The initial number of learners when the school opened was 25; the headmaster of the school was Rev. H B Sidwell, his successor was Rev. George Perry, in 1891; the buildings of the college and the site on which its grounds lay were bought by the Witwatersrand Council for education, in 1896, as the school was struggling to function. The school was re-opened, in April 1897, by the council as Jeppestown Grammar School. 15 boys enrolled into the school and the first headmaster of the school was Mr. H Hardwick.
However, financial issues of the school forced the council to reduce its disbursement. As a result, Mr. Hardwick and the rest of the schools staff were given notice. On 1 October 1898, a group of Jeppestown parents bought the school from the council for £2,500; the staff had been replaced. In 1899, the outbreak of the Anglo-Boer War forced the school to close down as the number of students decreased. Mr. Harwick left in September; the school re-opened, as Jeppestown High School for Girls and Boys. It was opened in the same building of the Grammar School, was one of the first co-educational schools, opened by the Transvaal Education Department; the precise date of the re-opening is unknown. It is believed to be during the first quarter of the year 1902, as a letter sent to the Department of education by the school about the teachers being unwilling to teach under the conditions of the unfinished building as well as there not being enough space for the number of children, was sent on 9 April of that year.
The Parents' Committee experienced financial hardships at the same time of the school's construction. In September 1902, the Education Department was presented with an ultimatum, which stated that either they purchase the premises or vacate it, by October that year; the Public Works Department advised for. Purchase to be made, until a new school building could be constructed; the new headmaster of the school, in 1902, was Mr. C D Hope, he remained headmaster until he left in 1904. He was succeeded by Mr. J H Payne, who became a staff member in 1902 and remained headmaster until his death, in 1917, during his service in the First World War. Mr. Payne acquired the building that the Jeppe Boys students occupy. By 1912 the new school's grounds were not sufficient enough for the accumulating number of pupils at the school. Due to the boys out-numbering the girls, pressure from the Governing Body of the school, who were against the co-educational system of the school, it was decided that the girls would be moved to other premises.
Miss E L Cummins, the first headmistress of a Jeppe High School for Girls, joined the schools staff in 1904. She and Mr. Payne worked together on the planning of the new building. Mr. Payne did not live to see the construction of the building nor the separation of the boys from the girls. File after being housed by Fairview Primary school for the first six months of 1919, the Jeppe Girls moved into their new school building, it was intended. Three plans of the school buildings included hostels. In 1957, a new building was built on the east block which provided laboratories and art rooms. In 1984-1986 new buildings were constructed south of the main buildings; these buildings provided additional classrooms. The main building of the school was renovated to provide a bigger library, six music classrooms and an audio-visual room; the authorities were prevented from giving the school all the financial aid, promised, due to financial stringency. Therefore, the school used R180 000 from its own account to add to the new school block, change a section of the new block into secretarial offices.
In 1991, a vote was taken by the parents of students at the school to allow girls of all races to attend the school. In this year Ms. Thompson was headmistress, implemented this change in the third term of the school year. Phyllis Altman Johanna Alida Coetzee Ruth First Prof Isabel Hofmeyr Prof Elizabeth Rankin Lauren Robertson The school is built from red brick, unlike the boys' school, made from stone, to save money due to the war. Due to the war and a flu outbreak, a ceremony was not held for the laying of the foundation; the east wing was built up to a third story due to an increasing number of enrolments. In 1956, the far east wing was completed which included an art room. Prefab classrooms were used during the enlargement of the hall and no Flower Show was held that year due to construction in the hall; when the hall was completed in 1959, a Japanese Maple floor was added along with gold velvet curtains. The west quad includes two prefabs used for the Housecraft Centre; the locker system was started in 1999 and followed the instalment of payphones and longer tuck-shop hours.
Jeppe Girls' facilities include a media centre, with a library which holds about 2000 books, computer centre, music centre. The sports facilities are located on the lower grounds across the road
Andrea Alciato known as Alciati, was an Italian jurist and writer. He is regarded as the founder of the French school of legal humanists. Alciati was born in Alzate Brianza, near Milan, settled in France in the early 16th century, he displayed great literary skill in his exposition of the laws, was one of the first to interpret the civil law by the history and literature of antiquity, to substitute original research for the servile interpretations of the glossators. He published many legal works, some annotations on Tacitus and accumulated a sylloge of Roman inscriptions from Milan and its territories, as part of his preparation for his history of Milan, written in 1504–05. Alciati is most famous for his Emblemata, published in dozens of editions from 1531 onward; this collection of short Latin verse texts and accompanying woodcuts created an entire European genre, the emblem book, which attained enormous popularity in continental Europe and Great Britain. Alciati died at Pavia in 1550. Annotationes in tres libros Codicis Emblematum libellus Opera omnia Rerum Patriae, seu Historiae Mediolanensis, Libri IV a history of Milan, written in 1504–05.
De formula Romani Imperii In Digestorum titulos aliquot commentaria. 1. Lyon: Compagnie des libraires. 1560. Plenitudo potestatis nihil aliud est quam violentia. Phillipson, Coleman. "Andrea Alciati and his predecessors". In Macdonell, John. Great Jurists of the World. London: John Murray. Pp. 58-82. Retrieved 9 March 2019 – via Internet Archive. Alciato at Glasgow - Reproductions of 22 editions of Alciato's emblems from 1531 to 1621 Description and translation Memorial University of Newfoundland Emblemata Latin text, Antwerp 1577, full digital facsimile, CAMENA Project