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2021 Grade 12 National Senior Certificate Results

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Congratulations to our class of 2021!  Following a difficult last two years of schooling disrupted by the pandemic, the class produced very strong results which include an 86% Bachelor’s pass rate and a 98,9% pass rate. Individual students also achieved exceptional results.

We are very proud of our full staff team of teachers, leaders and support staff who all contributed to ensuring that our school remained a safe, high-functioning and caring learning environment during the past two years.   It takes a village to raise a child; it takes a whole school to produce good results! 

Pinelands High School Top 15 Achievers


Back row: Amy Irlam, Na'ilah Kara, Bethany Toohey, Yethu Kibi, Cameron Veroni, Mikhail Williams, Kirsten Dryding, Hewan Naidu, Caleigh Mac Millan, Ryan Blankenberg, Hannah Cloete

Front row: Kai Reynolds, Roxanne D’Oliveira, Sarah Kruger, Sankara Atsilut


1 Amy Irlam 89.43 aggregate 7x As
2 Sankara Atsilut 85.57 aggregate 6x As
3 Bethany Toohey 84.43 aggregate 6x As
4 Hannah Cloete 83.71 aggregate 5x As
5 Kirsten Dryding 83.43 aggregate 6x As
6 Na-ilah Kara 83.43 aggregate 5x As
7 Mikhail Williams 83.29 aggregate 5x As
8 Kai Reynolds 83.14 aggregate 4x As
9 Ryan Blankenberg 81.43 aggregate 4x As
10 Hewan Naidoo 81.00 aggregate 3x As
11 Caleigh MacMillan 80.71 aggregate 5x As
12 Cameron Veroni 80.43 aggregate 5x As
13 Sarah Kruger 79.86 aggregate 5x As
14 Roxanne D’Oliviera 79.71 aggregate 4x As
15 Yethu Kibi 79.71 aggregate 4x As

ForgingAFuture November 2021

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Our November edition of ForgingAFuture is out. Take some time to read about the last quarter, enjoy our achievements and find out about our planned 70th birthday celebration for next year. #weareproudlypinelands



Piano Recital Concert

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At the end of last term we were treated to a Piano Recital Concert organised by the Music Department. Fifteen students played their pieces beautifully, watched by an audience of parents, families and staff. It was so good to have students perform again, and the evening was a wonderful reminder of the unifying and uplifting power of music. Congratulations to Mr Kayster and his department on a wonderful evening. #weareprouidlypinelands #welovemusic #phsmusic #creativity

Grade 10 Life Science students studying sheep hearts. As part of the module on circulatory systems, students study heart structure. This section introduces quite a few new names, such as ventricle, atrium and aorta. It is one thing to see a neat labelled diagram of a heart, but quite another to see and touch a real heart, and apply those new words to something real. Being able to see a real heart means that the function of a particular structure become more obvious. For example, the walls of the ventricles are so much thicker and stronger than the atria walls, as the ventricles push blood to the rest of the body and the lungs, while the atria receive blood from the body and lungs. #weareproudlypinelands #lovescience #bethechange #learningthroughdoing



Eco-Club Celebrates Arbor Week

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To celebrate National Arbor Week we planted three Keurboom (Virgilia sp.) trees on the school campus. We chose the Keurboom as it is indigenous, quick growing and can withstand strong wind. Keurbooms produce lots of beautiful flowers, whose nectar provides food for various insects and birds. Once the trees are established they can also be nesting sites for birds. Therefore one tree can support many organisms. To remember this event, Dr de Roo created a certificate that all students involved in the tree planting signed. The Eco-club and Dr Payne's grade 8 class were able to assist in the tree planting, and in the process learn about the importance of planting indigenous trees, and different soil types.

Thank you to Mr Robert Kati for digging the tree holes, and for teaching the students about tree roots and how to plant trees. #weareproudlypinelands #ArborWeek #treesgivelife #trees #EcoClub