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Our History

Our beloved KN High | Klein Nederburg Secomdary School was founded in 1977 with Mr E Sampson as its first Principal and from the start developed a strong culture of learning, producing exceptional matric results and qualification for tertiary education. It is coed school (both male and female students) with some 1430 pupils and 50 staff members in 1977.

It offered a variety of games – rugby, netball, cricket, soccer, tennis, volleyball, basketball, chess, hockey, table tennis, swimming, golf, baseball and darts.

School information

Name: Klein Nederburg Senior Secondary School

Foundation date: 1977

Motto: Ex educatione fructus (Education bears fruit)

School numbers: 1430 boys and girls

Rugby teams: 5



Like all Paarl Schools rugby is important. The school plays in the Boland. In 2004 flyhalf Burton Francis and the eighthman Redowhan Anderson played for the Boland Academy side.

Rivals include the Paarl Schools – Paulus Joubert, Charleston Hill, Northern Paarl and, above all, New Orleans.

Klein Nederburg and New Orleans have been playing since 1984 but in a formalised Interschools since 1997. Klein Nederburg have beaten New Orleans only twice – in 1997 and 2002.

Famous rugby Old Boys

The schools most famous rugby Old Boy by far is the great Springbok Chester Williams who played in 27 Tests and 47 matches overall for South Africa, scoring 14 Test tries including four against Western Samoa, which was a record at the time. He played for the Springboks from 1993 to 2000, including the Wold Cup Final of 1995. He then turned his hand to coaching, coaching the Springbok Sevens team and the Cats in the Super 12.

The school holds an annual Chester Williams Sevens Rugby Day.

Other well known players include Eugene Francis, the Springbok Sevens player, and Jearus Nicolas and Burton Francis.