Prestigious Scholarship Awarded to PHS Top Student of 2016

Achmad websiteAchmad Petersen, Pinelands High School's top matriculant of 2016, has recently been awarded an Allan Gray Fellowship.  This is one of the most prestigious scholarships in the country, and is a well-deserved reward for an outstanding young man.

The fellowship covers full university tuition and associated costs, academic support, access to entrepreneurial and personal development, mentoring (business and personal) and access to potential postgraduate funding.

Mr Dave Campbell, the Principal of Pinelands High School, commended Achmad on being awarded the prestigious scholarship. ‘Achmad richly deserves this scholarship. He is true all-rounder but most importantly he is a young man of integrity and great humility.’

Congratulations Class of 2016

Congratulations to our Matrics of 2016 on their excellent National Senior Certificate results!  All students passed, and 87% of them achieved Bachelor's passes, a record for PHS. Our top achiever was Achmad Petersen who achieved 8 subject A’s.

Class of 2016 Top Achievers


Back row: Micah Baudert (6 subject A’s), Ameen Jardine (7 subject A’s), Narian Naidu (6 subject A’s), Brooke Stewart (7 subject A’s), Achmad Petersen (8 subject A’s), Kendra Stewart (7 subject A’s), Reza Ebrahim (6 subject A’s)

Front row: Lee Jansen (7 subject A’s), Narusha Abrahams (7 subject A’s), Huda Abrahams (7 subject A’s), Stella Hertantyo (7 subject A’s), Charlie Murray (6 subject A’s)

Absent: Marianne Martens (7 subject A’s)

It takes a community of people to produce these kinds of results.  Our special thanks go to Mrs Fadia Hassiem, our Academic Head, to our subject heads and subject teachers, and to all other members of the PHS school community for creating an academic environment which both stretches and nurtures, and which enables young people to fulfil their potential.

With best wishes for 2017

Dave Campbell