Klapmuts High School’s new emblem
3 August 2023
Klapmuts High School opened its doors in January this year and learners were asked to design an emblem for the institution.
The school’s principal, Donovan Mackier, said they wanted the emblem to reflect the town in which the school is situated and include the school’s motto, Perseverantia Vincit (Perseverance conquers).
“All learners at the school were requested to design and submit their emblem with a brief explanation of what the emblem represents. A panel of teachers sat with the different designs and the top five were presented to the whole staff. The staff decided, and the emblem was presented to the Governing Body. The Governing Body approved the emblem, and we announced the winning emblem at an assembly.”
Mackier said the emblem that was designed by Berenique Muller, a Grade 8 learner, had all the required elements. “The town of Klapmuts got its name from the mountain named Klapmuts Hill (“Koppie”). The school is situated at the foot of Klapmuts Hill (“Koppie”). This is represented in the emblem. The book and feather symbolize that everyone at Klapmuts High are lifelong learners. The graduation cap symbolizes the motto of the school and the grapes indicates that we are part of the Cape Winelands / Boland region.”
Berenique first put her ideas and drawings on paper, before she decided to do the design on a computer at home. Her father, who is in the building industry, showed her how to use the software on his computer.
Berenique’s name will for ever be engraved in the history books of Klapmuts High School. The school is planning to have the emblem made of metal for the office and her name will be engraved at the bottom of the emblem.