Otjiwarongo Secondary School
1953 – 2012
OSS is a school with a proud history that had its origin in 1953 with Mr. C.J. Wessels as the school’s first headmaster. The school started with 170 learners from Gr. 8-12. The numbers quickly increased to 400 enrolled learners in 1959. These numbers increased steadily to 620 learners in 2004 and grew even further to a staggering number of almost 800 learners in 2012! OSS has developed into a multi-cultural school, preparing learners from our society to be proud citizens of Namibia. OSS serves the broader community by opening and expanding the minds of their learners in order to cope with the expectations of a young and independent nation in Africa. We believe that a mind stimulated by new ideas will never stagnate.
1953 Mr. C. J. Wessels
1966 Mr. H.J van Wyk
1975 Mr. C.H.S Wasserfall
1981 Mr. J.J Claasens
1984 Mr. P.S Oosthuizen
1991 Mr. F. Louw
1997 Mr. van Rooyen
2010 Mrs. V. van Tonder
2011 Mrs. R. Goldbeck
Inauguration of laying of foundation stone by Administrator Dr. A.J.R van Rijn
Throughout the years different projects have been launched to allow for the growth and expansion of the school to cope with the increasing numbers as well as to satisfy the expectations of the community.
1957 New classes, laboratories, woodwork centre & typing centre
1967 Arthur Webster Hall inaugurated (renovated in 2002)
1987 New library & computer centre built
1991 Successful change-over from an Afrikaans medium to an English medium school
1994 Successful implementation of the Cambridge System
1995 The school participated internationally in the Conservo competition and won!
2001 School gardens improved & classes renovated thanks to a fund-raising project by
the SRC members of OSS
2003 50th Golden Jubilee
2004 Renovation of library, facilities & clean-up of school grounds organized by SRC
and Gr. 10 Life Science group
2010 The Revue presented by teachers & learners proved to be a great success
2011 All classes participate in a fund-raising project & improve the school grounds &
renovate their classrooms
2012 inauguration of the E-Learning Centre, Cultural tour to Cape Town
2012 The first-ever website for OSS is up and running!
2013 60 YEAR CELEBRATIONS
Visit our primary website for more information: otjisec.webs.com_