About Eunice

Originally named the Oranje Vrij Staat Dames Instituut, the school was founded in 1875 on the initiative of the Dutch Reformed Church. Steeped in the history and spirit of the old Free State Republic, the school has a long tradition of excellence. It is one of South Africa’s best known girls’ boarding schools.
The name Eunice is a biblical reference to the mother of Timothy in the New Testament. It is a Greek word meaning “happy victory”. For over a hundred years Eunice was situated in the centre of Bloemfontein, alongside some of the city’s oldest and most famous buildings. Today it boasts a modern school in spacious surroundings bordering on the equally well-known Grey College and the University of the Free State. Eunice was awarded the National Education Excellence Award for the Top Performing Public School in 2015.

Mission and Vision

Eunice’s vision is to be a first rate, world-class school which proudly affirms its longstanding standards, values and tradition and which is committed to academic excellence, quality teaching, social responsibility and multiple opportunities for all-round development.

Founding Ideals 1875

Ps 144 v 12: “That our daughters may be like cornerstones, polished after the similitude of a palace”

“Vincit qui se vincit”

She conquers who conquers herself

Eunice Primary School is a proud affiliate of the South African Girls’ Schools Association (SAGSA).