Our School

About Us

Carter High School is a relatively young school, having opened its doors for the first time in January 1977 with 5 teachers and 53 pupils. Over the years we have grown as a school, earning the respect of the community. Every year, over a thousand learners grace our halls as a place to begin their life journery of learning and achieving, a journey that will be with them for the rest of their lives.

Our school derives its name from the Honourable Mr Justice T.F. Carter, who sat on the Natal bench in the early part of this century. Our school motto, “Justitia et Veritas” (Justice and Truth), links our present aims with ideals for which Judge Carter stood.

At Carter High, a holistic approach to education is underpinned by the principles of Justice and Truth, within a caring environment where achieving a balance between he needs of the individual and those of society is a vital goal. Our aim is to develop informed, responsible individuals capable of making decisions and interacting successfully within the context of their homes, families, workplaces and society.

Carter High School is proudly known as an institution of excellence, offering a diverse curriculum in a co-educational setting. Through the values of justice and truth, we prepare children to excel in a rapidly changing society.


Embracing the values of justice and truth we aim to prepare pupils for a balanced approach to life and its problems. We strive to educate for life in a changing society, encouraging pupils to have reverence for the world and its people.


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Mr A Ramgoolam Principal

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Mrs D Nel Deputy Principal

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Mr RV Reddy Deputy Principal

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Mrs A Palframan Deputy Principal

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Mr K Reddy Deputy Principal

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Front Row: Keval Reddy (Head Boy), Marlene Jacobs (Head Girl) Second Row: Lwazi Khumalo (Deputy Head Boy), Thandiswa Nxumalo (Deputy Head Girl) Back Row: Sphelele Jali (Deputy Head Boy), Sibahle Madlala (Deputy Head Girl)

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Dr Schroenn at the top of the school photo