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School in Action Tours

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Our School in Action tours are an opportunity for small groups of parents/guardians and their Grade 7 child to visit our high functioning school during a normal academic day. The tour gives one an accurate feel of who we are as a school and all we have to offer. The tours are scheduled for 09h00 on various dates during the first term and finish by 09h45.

Please note that booking is compulsory due to tour size (10 families per tour). Only a maximum of 3 people per family are allowed to attend to ensure that tour groups do not disturb academic learning during the day.  Booking is via Quicket on this link or use this QR code:

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Pinelands High School NSC 2022 Top Achievers

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We are immensely proud of our Top Achievers who all produced A Aggregates with 5 or more Subject A’s.  Kaneez Abbas achieved a phenomenal 8 Subject A’s). Rachel MacIntyre, Aaliyah Sonnie and Safiya Abrahams all scored 7 Subject A’s. 

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The 2022 Grade 12 class produced a Matriculation Pass Rate of 99%, a Bachelor's Pass Rate (University Entrance Pass) of 87% and 41.8 % of all NSC Subject results were either an A or B symbol.

 

Pinelands Students Excell at the International Science Fair

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Success at the International Science Fair for Pinelands High School.
 
We congratulate Joseph Gibbon and Matthew Redfern (both Grade 11) who recently won gold medals (80-100%) and were awarded Best Project in the Chemistry and Biochemistry category at the recent International Science Fair held in Gauteng last week. A total of 253 of South Africa’s top researchers and innovators competed alongside 17 international young scientists from Brazil, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mexico, Mozambique, Turkey and Zimbabwe.

Sarah Parker (Grade 11) received a bronze medal for her project in the Engineering category.

Their projects were selected as Technology Innovation Agency Winners out of a total of 270 at the ISF. The award includes an invitation to attend a one-week bootcamp, and the opportunity to receive funding to further develop their projects, supported by the Technology Innovation Agency.

We are very proud of these young scientists and of our Physical Sciences and Life Sciences Departments and their staff.
 
 

The Boy Who Fell From the Roof Opens 3 August 2022

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It is so exciting to once again be producing a dramatic production.  Next week the school presents Juliet Jenkin’s “The Boy Who Fell From The Roof”, a story about love, death, friendship, being queer, and growing up. The play is directed by our Head of Drama, Ms Tara Notcutt. 

This universal coming-out tale is set in Cape Town, South Africa and sees the boy, Simon, and his best friend, George in their final year of school. We meet Simon's mother, Patricia, and Leonard, a university student. These characters tell you about their relationships with Simon, supported by a large chorus who help to tell the story. 

The play was first presented in 2005 as part of the Artscape New Writing Programme and has been performed to great acclaim at the National Arts Festival in Makhanda and the Hilton Arts Festival in KwaZulu-Natal.

You can read more about the play in this week's Tatler.

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Pinelands High School, in conjunction with the Epoch & Optima Trusts, is offering an exciting opportunity to aspirant Mathematics and Physical Sciences teachers for the 2023 academic year. Applications will also be considered for a possible English subject
internship position.

Applicants must be planning to study for their PGCE through a recognised distance learning institution in 2023 (e.g. UNISA, NWU,
Stadio Embury). Final selection will be dependent upon acceptance to one of these institutions.

See the detailed vacancy here.

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