The founding of the school, which was situated at the present Air force Base, started with 18 girls and Miss. I M Truter as teacher. Fourteen years later on 1 October 1965 an official commercial High School started with 238 learners, 11 staff members and the principal, Mr P K Dreyer.
In January 2001 the first group of English First Language of 42 learners were admitted to the school to grade 8 with the vision of admitting two English classes per year. After sick leave of 5 months in 2001, Mr S P Schoeman retired at the end of December 2001. Mr A Bouwer took over as acting principal in the beginning of 2002.
The final closing of the hostels in 2002 took place because of the dwindling numbers of learners and the termination of hostel staff salaries. On 1 July 2004 Mr A Bouwer was permanently appointed as principal of Noorderland High School.