Westering High School opened in January 1970 with an enrolment of 185 learners and a staff of 10 under the principalship of Mr P A Blackbeard.  Our school hall has been named after him.  The school now has an enrolment of 900.  There is a staff of 54 teachers, 9 administrative and 14 maintenance staff.

Mr J L P Heath was the second principal from 1991 to 1996.  Our hockey and cricket fields are named after him.  He was followed by Mr K R Ball from September 1997 to December 2001.  Our sports centre is known as the K R Ball Sports Centre.  The current  principal, Mr S G Hayward, started in April 2002.

Vision Statement

Westering High School – an educational adventure.

School Motto

OPTIMA PETAMUS:  Let us strive for the best

School badge

This was designed by Mrs R Blackbeard, wife of the first principal of the school.  The principal charge is the chevron which is also found on the Port Elizabeth coat of arms.  The lamp of learning is placed at the honour point of the shield.  The flame is the symbol of Christianity, which we endeavour to instil at our school.  The school colours are dark blue, white and gold.

School Houses

Three of these were introduced in 1971 at the official opening of the school and the fourth was added later.  The houses are named after distinguished philanthropists:
William Matthews (Green)
Richard Gush (Red)
William Shaw (Blue)
Thomas Pringle (Yellow)
All learners are allocated to one of these houses.  Learners are expected to support their houses at all inter-house functions and to attend all house meetings.