Dale College was established in 1861. With so many generations of education behind it the College is steeped in history with many interesting stories to tell. In 1877 a foundation stone was laid by the then Govenor of the Cape, Sir Bartle Frere, and the school named Dale College after the Superintendent-general of education of the Cape Colony, Sir Langham Dale. The distinctive heron of the Dale family crest became the school’s emblem. Over the years Dale has evolved into a great institution that has adapted and grown into a school that is proudly representative of the community it serves. The corridors proudly reflect its traditions, achievements, and glories of the past. This great history feeds a very exciting vision for the future.