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We congratulate our Matric class of 2016 on achieving outstanding results. We are delighted that we achieved a 100% pass rate and 87% of our students attained Bachelor's passes. We achieved 243 Subject A's and 25 students obtained A Aggregates. Our top student was Achmad Petersen who achieved 8 subject A’s

This week additional information was made available regarding the Provincial Top Ten Candidates for Subjects. See below!



School Magazine

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You can now view our 2016 school magazine on our website or by following this link.



BREAKING NEWS: Sophiatown AT PHS IN 2017

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Audition slots need to be personally booked with Mrs Beesley.

Those auditioning need to prepare a song (either Meadowlands or Sophiatown) and a dance.  In addition,  those auditioning need to collect a specific scene from Mrs Beesley.





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Congratulations to Mrs Kate Jack and her team!

We heard this morning that as a result of the excellent work done by Mrs Jack and her team this year, PHS has been awarded our first Bronze Award by the Eco Schools Association in recognition of our progress.

Thank you to all involved, whether on the committee or not, for your support and work in this critical area of our school's life.

***Christmas Carol Service***

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Come and join us at our annual Carol Service.  Everyone is welcome.



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Support our First Team Cricket's tour to Graaff Reinett... be entertained and have fun at the same time! 




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Our parents from the Cricket First Team are working hard to raise funds for the team's upcoming January tour to Graaff Reinett (Union High School's 10th Cricket Festival).  They have obtained tickets for Alistair Izobell's Kaapse Jol! on Thursday the 8th December 2016 at 20h15.

Please consider seeing the show and supporting the tour to Graaff Reinett. Please contact Brett Woolf (a PHS parent) on 082 929 7658 or Brettwoolf15@gmail.com to book your tickets or for more information.


Alistair Izobell brings Kaapse Jol to the Baxter for the festive season to celebrate this dynamic cosmopolitan city that he calls home, pulsating with a heartbeat that is filled with the unique rhythms inherent to the Mother City. From the indigenous sounds of the Khoi people to the Malay and Dutch influences that make up this rich tapestry of local music. Izobell has become widely regarded as one of Cape Town`s best champions of local music and entertainment and has created many opportunities for young artists. He is one of South Africa`s foremost artists, producers and musical directors, having started his career at age seven, and later went on to perform in David Kramer and Taliep Petersen`s Kat and the Kings, which earned him and the cast the Laurence Olivier Best Actor in a Musical award.

With a stellar cast of high energy performers the story of Cape Town`s sounds will be celebrated and embraced with festive cheer. Join Alistair and friends on a musical journey that will have audiences singing and dancing this summer.





Holiday Cricket Clinic

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We will be hosting our third cricket clinic during December holidays.  The invitiation is extened to all cricketers at PHS.

Date: 12th-14th Dec 2016
Time: 09h00 - 11h30
Venue: Pinelands High School Cricket Nets.

The clinic will be run by Mr Prince and his team of coaches.

Please contact him on Kprince@phs.org.za to confirm your attendance or if you have any queries.

Pinelands High School Short Film Festival

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short film festival PHSWe are excited to announce that Pinelands High School will be hosting our first Short Film Festival. With so many budding film makers in our school we thought it would be appropriate to give them a platform to showcase their work.

The Festival will be happening next week Wednesday, the 30th November, in the Reeler Centre. Page Break will be open at 5.30 for refreshments and we will start at 6pm.

Darryn Joshua, the Director of 'Noem My Skollie', and Simon Beesley, the editor, will be judging the films. 'Noem My Skollie' has just been selected as South Africa's entry to the Academy Awards and recently has been nominated for a Palm Springs Award.

Tickets will be available next week and seats are limited. We look forward to starting a new tradition and appreciation for young film makers.

Afrikaans FAL Teaching Post

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Applications are invited from suitably-qualified and energetic teachers to fill this part-time School Governing Body post from January 2017.

Applications, consisting of a Letter of Application, CV, certified copies of qualifications, SACE membership and ID document, and details of recent contactable referees should be addressed to:

The Principal, Pinelands High School, Forest Drive, Pinelands, 7405 or emailed to applications@phs.org.za

Closing Date: Friday 25 November 2016

Should applicants not have heard from the school by Friday 2 December they may assume that their application has been unsuccessful.



Eco-School Progress

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committee small for social media22In 2016 Pinelands High joined the Eco-Schools programme for the first time. Eco-Schools is a school based environmental programme implemented in over 52 countries worldwide.   Internationally it is run under the auspices of Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), while in South Africa it is managed by the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA). The main aim of the programme is to improve environmental management and learning at schools.

Eco-Schools uses a seven step programme, centered around action projects. Action projects are chosen by each school, and are based on themes. The themes incorporate topics such as: resource use, local and global issues, nature and biodiversity, healthy living, and community and heritage.

After conducting an environmental review in the first term, the Eco-School Committee decided to link the action project for this year to the ‘Local and Global issues’ theme. In particular, we wanted to improve recycling at the school.

In order to educate staff and students about why we need to recycle, we shared a tutor resources folder, which contains relevant videos and pictures, and created posters which were put up all over the school.

To make it easier for the school community to recycle, we have implemented Friday Recycle Day (to make recycling at home easier), and most recently, colour coded bins in the classrooms and quads (to make recycling at school easier). If you don’t already recycle at home, bags filled with clean recyclable materials can be dropped off at the various school entrances on Friday morning.

One of the steps of the programme is to link the action projects to the school curriculum. This year the curriculum links have been through some English exams and Natural Science activities. We have also tried to improve environmental awareness through the Science Fair and Grade 8 cross curricular week.

To encourage schools to improve and add more action projects, schools are evaluated each year, and given internationally recognised awards. This year we are hoping to receive a bronze award.

Thank you to the Eco-Schools committee as well as Mr Siebrits, Mrs Spaans, Mr Kati, Mr Prevost, Mr Daly and Mr Campbell for your encouragement, enthusiasm and excellent ideas.

“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it”

Robert Swan OBE