n Cabo - History of Vista High School, Cape Town and its origin with St Andrew's Presbyterian Church

Volume 2014, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0379-4830


The school's roots go back to 1841, when the St Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Somerset Road started a mission school for the children of freed slaves in the inner city. The slaves had been freed in 1838 and that year the Church established a mission with Dr Adamson (Minister at St Andrews) and Rev. G W Stegmann (2nd Minister at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Strand Street) and started to work among the coloured slave population.

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