Lowveld High is a Nelspruit high school of excellence that has been providing a high standard of holistic education to the Mbombela community for nearly 50 years.  Built as a result of the requirements of the region’s English-speaking community, Lowveld High School’s history has always reflected the history of South Africa as a whole. Today, our governing body, parents, staff and learners work towards, and benefit from, a truly South African school where diversity is the norm.

On New Year’s Eve 1991/1992 the School was bombed by right-winged activists as we had decided to admit learners of colour to our school.  Notwithstanding this type of violent opposition, the Governing Body, parents, staff and learners stood firm and today we are a truly South African school where diversity is the norm.

We are very proud of the achievements of the learners at our English public high school in Nelspruit. Their latest achievements include:


2017 Matric Results


96% Pass Rate

59% Degree Passes

Wakhile Mhlungu was the top candidate with 6 distinctions, including 90% for Siswati, 93% for Accounting and 88% for Mathematics.
Trevor Shakwane obtained 3 distinctions. He was also awarded a full scholarship from the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation to study accounting at the University of Cape Town.


As one of the most forward-thinking high schools in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, Lowveld High produces young leaders of an extremely high calibre. Our learners’ latest leadership achievements include:

In 2017, Sihle Nkabinde and Yanga de Vos were members of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Parliament held in Kimberly. Yanga was subsequently elected as Deputy Speaker.
Trevor Shakwane was selected to be the Mpumalanga Ambassador for the School SleepOut Project.



On the sports field, Lowveld High is a leader in the development of girls’ sport. Our Nelspruit high school offers girls’ rugby, soccer and cricket in addition to the traditional girls’ sports. 

Our Girls’ 1st cricket team were the provincial champions in 2017.
The boys’ 7-a-side rugby team placed 4th at the provincial championships.
Four of our athletes placed in the Top Ten nationally in 2017: Gugu Nkambule, Norbert Ponisammy, Frank Muwayi and Nolwazi Mashaba. Nolwazi is a double South African champion in triple jump.



Our senior choir sang for the premier at the Mpumalanga Show in 2017.
Our senior choir was also invited to the St Peters College Cultural Festival in Johannesburg.
Other cultural activities include drama, debating, public speaking and eisteddfod.



Community involvement is extremely important, and the learners at our school in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga participate in the Leo Club, GEM / BEM, CANSA, assist at the Dasha Foundation, visit orphans and entertain the elderly.
In short, our school motto Instandum Operi (‘Let us proceed with the task’) is as relevant now as it was 48 years ago. We continue to produce young people who can take their place in a democratic South Africa, as well-rounded, independent, free-thinking individuals.