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We invite all parents, family and friends to attend our Music Recital on the 22 - 24 October.  The concert/s involves all grades performing their chosen instrument. The concert will be in the Kent Hall at 6pm and entrance is free.  THank you for your support.  Please come and support your child and/or their peers.



Cricket Season Off to a Flying Start

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The 1st team cricket boys kicked off the new season in a very positive manner, taking part in annual Cape Schools festival and the Bergvliet Footprint T20 tournament.

The Cape Schools got off to a slightly disappointing start, losing a tight match to Eastern Cape rival Graeme College. However, the theme that followed was one that became common, bounce back ability. The boys never looked back and in every match, different players would lift their hands & be counted. The next day we overcame Grey High for the first time, captain Saeed Dollie with a faultless 92 not out steering his team over the line. We ended the tournament with 3 wins beating Alex & Muir on the final day. 

The following week the boys took to the field in the Bergvliet T20. Welcoming back veteran Jordan Woolf who played for SA U17 TAP team. The aim was to win 4 out of 4. The team duly obliged beating Bergvliet, Milnerton, Fairmont. In a tense final needing 10 runs off the last over Woolf showed his experience and worth under pressure. He hit 3 fours off the first 3 balls to get over the line. He finished the tournament with 3 50's including 72 not out in the final (216 runs only being dismissed once). 

8 games & 7 wins got the season off to a great start. A superb team effort & showing over two weeks. Special mention to the teams youngest member. Grade 8 pupil Thaakier Davids who took 20 plus wickets in the 8 matches.

The ethos and unity shown by the team, management and parents is one that the school can be proud of, well-done gentleman.



Our Hockey Girls Win the League

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Pinelands High School 1st team hockey girls won the U19 Town Central league this September. The league ended with two top-of-the-table clashes in one week.  Pinelands won both games, beating Brackenfell 3-0 (picture above) and Edgemead 3-1 on the final day of the season.  Over the league season the team won 11 out of 11 matches, scoring 38 goals and conceding only 3 along the way. They showed great commitment all year and winning the league was a product of their hard work and dedication.  


Back row: Mr Luke Thonissen (Coach), Amy Adams, Sarah Wakelin, Moletlo Somo, Tess Thomas, Rebecca Marx, Lynne Tertiens, Caitlin Erasmus, Ms Alison Dewar (Manager) and Shanice Philander

Front Row: Casey Coetzee, Saarah Abrahams, Kauthar Petersen, Nadine Faulmann, Shireen Koks, Chelsea Jeffery, Yusra Azzakani

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Matric Art Exhibition: Wednesday 26 September 2018

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Music Practical Assessment Week: 10 -14 September 2018

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Congratultions to Neo Vorsatz in Grade 8 who was the highest-ranked junior from an MST school in the South African Maths Olympiad 2018!

Neo will be attending the awards ceremony in Stellenbosch later this month.

Well done Neo!


Pinelands High School Wins High School Jam

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The High School Jam Competition took place on 18 August at The Grand Arena, Grand West where nine high schools competed against each other.  Each school had to stage a 30-minute showcase of singing and dancing. 

Our theme was 'Nineties, Noughties, Now' - a showcase of hits from the 90's, 2000's and present.   Our cast consisted of 140 PHS students (VP, VP band, Grade 8 and 9 Creative Arts (Music) students, Backstage and Production Team). 

In addition to Pinelands High School wining the competition, Mpho Ngexe won Best Male Vocalist at the event. Congratulations must go to all those involved and especially to Mr Garth Kayster, the Production Manager.

Photo credit:  @fuadesack/Tatler


A Biodiversity Garden for Pinelands High School

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Over the July Holidays a Biodiversity Garden was planted at Pinelands High.

The garden was created to help students engage directly with content taught in the Natural and Life Science curricula.  It also provides a beautiful and inspiring place for students to relax in during break time; enabling them to appreciate the richness of our floral heritage.

The garden has separate beds for locally indigenous examples of each of the main plant groups (Ferns, Gymnosperms, Monocotyledons and Dicotyledons).  There is also a Garden of Extinction bed (showcasing rare and endangered sand plain fynbos plants), and a useful plants bed (showcasing indigenous medicinal and edible indigenous plants). In addition to the plant beds we have installed a pond (as an example of an ecosystem, and to harvest samples for microscope practicals).  We hope to plant a seasonal wetland around the pond.

Biodiversity is 'life in all its forms', and so we have been mindful to plant bird and insect friendly plants, such as the wild peach (Kiggelaria africana). The garden area also houses an educational composting area. The compost area is multifunctional in that it reduces food and garden waste from the school, it illustrates different ways to compost (worm farm, pallet bins, tyre bins), and is a source of decomposers (the role of decomposers repeatedly occurs in the Natural and Life Science curricula).

The Biodiversity Garden was made possible through the generous support of the Rowland and Leta Hill Trust, the Matric class of 1967 and Mrs Bev Spaans.

Our Eco-club is pictured in the Biodiversity Garden below.



PHS Excels at the Cape Town Eskom Expo for Young Scientists

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At the recent Cape Town Eskom Expo for Young Scientists, which was held at UCT, Pinelands High School entered 25 projects and won 4 Gold, 2 Silver and 15 Bronze awards and 2 special awards (Eskom Best Development project, and the Outstanding Agricultural project). As a result of entering the Expo a 3rd project was subsequently entered into the SAEON Kids' Science Competition and this project won the competition.