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This year Physical Education at Pinelands High School has included a Sports Conditioning programme to ensure that students are trained in the basics of sport. These sessions are compulsory for juniors and optional for seniors.

These sessions take place once per two-week-cycle within scheduled Physical Education lessons. In these sessions students are taught hand/eye co-ordination, agility, speed-endurance and power related exercises. This does not replace the Physical Education programme but adds value to the programme by ensuring that students receive additional conditioning over and above the Physical Education curriculum. 

This programme increases the fitness and skill level of sports playing students and assists students with basics physical skills which are used in everyday life. 





Wind-resistance training with speed chutes provides overall muscle resistance. Speed chutes build fast-twitch muscles. Fast-twitch muscle fibers are advantageous for short bursts of strength or speed, critical for short bursts of speed.

SEEDs Project for Grade 8s

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Grade 8s starting to work on their SEEDs projects.




Shakespeare Schools Festival

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Pinelands High School will be participating in the Shakespeare Schools Festival at the Baxter Theatre this coming Saturday evening.

Davida Smith (Grade 12) has written and directed an original script where Shakespeare is put on trial by the Three Witches as they explore some of his sonnets. There is a 23 member cast with cast members ranging between Grade 8 and Grade 12.

You can book tickets by clicking here.  Don't miss out, we are very excited about this performance.







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Our school is participating in the Cape Town Marimba Festival, which will once again be held at the Baxter Theatre Concert Hall on Friday 12 May 2017 at 19h45.

Tickets can be bought through Computicket at a cost of R100 for adults and R50 for students/learners (upon presentation of valid student card or pensioner’s card). Funds raised by the concert are administered by the Cape Town Big band Jazz Festival and will be used for music development projects in Cape Town (of which two bands supported by the Cape Town.

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Grade 8 - 12 Music Exam Recital

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Come along and support our Music Department.

Recital May 2017

Singers' Soirée

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Come along and support our music students and the choir.  It is always a phenominal evening.



ForgingAFuture Newsletter

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Take the time to catch up on what has been happening at Pinelands High School.  The bi-annual ForgingAFuture newsletter is sent to all alumni and PHS Champions/Supporters.

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Attention Pinelanders: Sophiatown Coming Soon

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The much anticipated Sophiatown is making its way towards Forest Drive.  Expect to be blown away by township jazz, a cappella singing, workshopped dance and professional acting.

2 – 4 August 2017... bookings opening soon!!!!

Cape Town Big Band Jazz Festival

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Dave Campbell's Muse Magazine Article

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Click on the link below to read Dave Campbell's article that appeared in the latest edition of the Muse Magazine.  The Muse is dipstributed to all homes and businesses in Pinelands and Thornton. 

Looking Inwards: Reassessing Institutional Culture in Schools