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:


2019 Matric Results


98% Pass Rate

57% Degree Passes

Mohammed Patel was the top candidate with 6 distinctions, including 95% for Mathematics, 96% for Accounting and 95% for Science.
Muhammad Hira came in second by obtained 6 distinctions including 95% for Mathematics, 92% for Life Science and 90% for Science


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 2019, Sihle Nkabinde served as the Ambassador for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Parliament. Sihle was elected as the President of GEMBEM and was also chosen to deliver the first ever Children's Manifesto to political parties in JHB.
In December 2019 Pamela Khoza was elected as the new Deputy Junior Mayor for the Mbombela Junior Council.



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. 

2019, Nolwazi Mashaba represented SA at the CAA African Youth and Junior Championships in Ivory Coast. Nolwazi became the first female athlete to win double gold in both Triple Jump and Long Jump. Nolwazi broke the Long Jump record by jumping 5.8m.
Our First Team Rugby ended the 2019 season by placing 2nd in the Lowveld and 3rd overall in Mpumalanga.
We had a total of 33 Students across all sporting codes that represented our Province in 2019



in 2019 our Senior Choir took part in the Kyknet Sing in Harmonie Competition, which is currently the largest Choral Competition in SA. Our Choir Placed 2nd at the Semi Final stage and was the only Choir to receive a standing ovation from the audience.
Phoebe Mashego received 94.5% at the IFFA (International Fine Arts Association) SA Championships . Phoebe has received her National Colours and will represent SA in Brazil.
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 50 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.