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Music Recitals this Week - Come and Support

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Excellent Internship Opportunities at Pinelands High School

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Pinelands High School, in conjunction with the Epoch & Optima Trusts (funded by Anglo-American) is delighted to offer an exciting opportunity to aspirant Mathematics, English or Physical Sciences teachers. Several teacher internships are available for the 2018 academic year.


Benefits for the intern teacher

Benefits to the school


  • Receive mentoring by an experienced, qualified teacher.
  • University tuition fees paid by PHS.
  • Receive a small monthly stipend.
  • Qualify for the use of a tablet.
  • Gain valuable, real teaching experience in a supportive, innovative environment.



  • Co-teach two timetabled classes at PHS throughout the year.
  • Be involved in other teaching opportunities
  • Participate in extra-mural activities at PHS.
  • Possible option for a full-time teaching post at PHS in 2019.


 Extra-mural involvement and mentoring sessions would be arranged to suit the individual student teachers.

 If you wish to apply for one of the positions available, then please submit the following:

 A letter of application, addressed to the Principal;

  • A curriculum vitae;
  • Certified copies of your degree certificates and results; and
  • A reference letter written in the last two years.

Please submit these to the Mrs Joanna Reynolds on or post to Pinelands High School, Forest Drive, Pinelands 7405 to reach us by Monday 6 November.




Be Encouraged - Read the Latest Edition of ForgingAFuture

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Click here to read the latest edition of our ForgingAFuture magazine that is distributed to our alumni.


Grade 12 Arts and Culture Evening - 28 September 2017

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Come and support our Grade 12 students.  Some of the works will be on sale.


Geography/Tourism Teaching Appointment

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Pinelands High School, one of the leading co-educational schools in Cape Town, is seeking to make the following full-time teaching appointment from January 2018: Geography/Tourism.

Please click here for further details.



Cape Philharmonic Orchestra Outing

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Pinelands High School Grade 10-12 Music students attended a rehearsal of the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra on Thursday 28 August 2017. They watched a performance by a 19 year old virtuoso trumpeter, Lucienne Renaudin, who performed Concerto for Trumpet by Hummel.

The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra accompanied Lucienne. The Cape Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1914 and is the most versatile and active orchestra in Cape Town, contributing to Cape Town's global status. In addition they performed Mozart's Overture, La Nozze di Figaro and Beethoven's Symphony No. 3, Eroica which both form part of the music syllabus.

Lucienne has received many music accolades, the first of which she received when she was only 11 years old. She has performed with professional orchestras across the world such as in France, London, Moscow, Germany and Finland. She is also an accomplished jazz musician.

The music students had a most enjoyable time meeting professional local musicians and those from overseas and were in admiration of the high level of performance.




Prefects for 2018

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Congratulations to our Prefects for 2018.


Back:  Uwais Khan, Benjamin Väisänen, Chase Newel, Mr Dave Campbell, Huw Irlam, Kyle Morgan.
Middle:  Mrs Deidre Chandler, Natalie Lovell, Zayd Pandit, Rebecca Marx, Zachary Esau, Kelsey Cyster, Mr Norman Davies.
Front:  Shireen Koks, Cortney Van Harte, Moletlo Somo, Chesney Adonis.


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Next week is our annual Book Fair in the Reeler Centre. The Book Fair runs from 29-31 Aug and is open 07h30 - 15h30. It caters for adults, high school and junior school children.

Reader's Warehouse will supply a wide range of well-known teen fiction as well as the latest editions in popular teenage series.

‘Help the Rural Child’ will again provide for all other tastes with second hand books at a very reasonable price. There will be tables filled with fiction and non-fiction for adults, primary and high school children as well as the little ones.

Supporters can make use of the opportunity to also collect “Help the Rural Child” bags to fill and return to the Reeler Centre for collection to support this worthy cause.

Come and do some early Christmas shopping.


PHS Excels at Science Expo

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Pinelands High School excelled at the Science Expo held this past weekend.

A total of 18 projects were submitted by 28 students.  There were FIVE GOLD, TWO SILVER, NINE BRONZE  and EIGHT SPECIAL Awards.  Out of 28 students, 25 received medals!

Well done to both Life Sciences and Physical Sciences staff, Mrs Kate Jack, Ms Irene Pampallis and Ms Lydia Kim.

A detailed list of Awards received is outlined below.



Bronze Awards

Taariq Adam

Aman Adams

Zainab Davids

Jenna Gore and Danielle Fielies

Huw Irlam and Benjamin Vaisanen

Jamie Langson

Natalie Lovell and Kelsey Everts

Sofiyyah Makda and Megan Booysen

Noah Syndercombe


Silver Awards

Nikita Faulmann and Kyle Morgan

Muaaz Paleker and Ameer Berhardien


Gold Awards

Thania Abrahams

Casey Coetzee and Rana Ebrahim

Chase Newel

Donghuyn Park

Maryam Sonnie and Nicole Oliver


Special Awards

Highly commended Senior Chemistry project: Zainab Davids

Best Senior Chemistry projects: Taariq Adams

Outstanding Sustainability project: Thania Abrahams

Outstanding Environmental project: Nikita Faulmann and Kyle Morgan

Outstanding Medical Science project: Donghyun Park

Outstanding Engineering projects: Muaaz Paleker and Ameer Berhardien, and Chase Newel

Eskom Expo Energy Efficiency Prize: Chase Newel




Snippet from Last Year's Gala Music Concert

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Just in case you are still deciding whether or not you are coming to the Gala Music concert on Wednesday, have a look at this video taken at the concert last year.  You don't want to miss out. Book at