Pecanwood College

High School

“Prepared for Life”

Pecanwood High School


Pecanwood College, like any sound family, stands together around its members, gives all sense of belonging and encourages all to grow and prosper in the spirit of lifelong learning. The College is characterized by service to all our customers: pupils, parents, and teachers. Ours is an inclusive attitude that welcomes all people irrespective of race, colour, creed, cultural orientation or personal ability level. Our approach seeks to develop all staff members within the organisation and to seek ways to train and promote from within where this is in the interests of the individual as well as the organisation. We strive constantly to ensure that our school is the educational institution of choice of the parents in our community.

Pecanwood College places high value on TruthTrustRespect and Stewardship.  We foster Resilience in our learners as they are urged to give of their best at all times.

I am Trustworthy  

My word is my promise and I have integrity

I stand for Truth     

I am honest in my word and actions

I have Respect

I demonstrate this to every person and my surroundings

I value Stewardship

Everything within my sphere of influence will be cared for and valued.

I am Resilient

I am determined and courageous in every challenge I face.


Students are inspired and motivated to achieve the best they can in the classroom. The College elects to write the examinations of the Independent Examinations Board (IEB), which is fully accredited by the National Governing Education Council, Umalusi. The standards of the IEB are held in high regard by international and South African tertiary institutions.

Pecanwood College endeavours to introduce assessment that will provide indications of student achievement in the most efficient and effective way and to ensure that our students are able to integrate and apply the knowledge and skills they have learnt.


The College is registered with the Independent Examinations Board (IEB). The IEB is an independent assessment body that is accredited by Umalusi.

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Pecanwood College Matric Results


This is a momentous group of Matric pupils for Pecanwood College as it is the first year-group of pupils who started in Grade 0 in 2005 with a single class of 13 pupils. 13 years later, Matric 2017 is a group of 67 who have achieved a 100% pass rate with a ratio of 0,82 distinctions per pupil and a year-group average of 64%. While there will always remain specific subject areas, which will require improvement and consistency of performance, the Headmaster and staff of Pecanwood College are very proud of the achievements of this group. The Dux scholar for 2017, is one of the original 2005 Grade 0 class – Leah Maidment: Head girl, Honours in Academics, Culture and Service, Full Colours in Dance and Dramatic Arts, achieved 6 distinctions!

Further noteworthy achievements:

  • 5 distinctions – Dylan Crothall; William Booysen; and Megan Brink;
  • 3 distinctions – Thomas Corke;

The diversity, balance and excellence of the Matric subject offering is a strength of the College. Three subjects demonstrating consistent excellence are Dramatic Arts, Visual Art and Mathematical Literacy. Facilitated by extraordinary teachers each of the respective classes have achieved an average of 81%, 77% and 76% respectively. Congratulations must go to the following Top Performers in these subjects: Megan Brink – Dramatic Arts; Ashleigh van Wyk – Visual Arts; and Ross van Rooyen – Mathematical Literacy.

What we are most proud of are the many stories of Personal Bests that were recorded in these exams by our Matrics – stories of courage, determination and perseverance and we wish our Class of 2017 everything of the best as they continue in their further studies. We are certain that their time at Pecanwood College has “Prepared (them) for life” and provided them with every opportunity to navigate their future journeys successfully.

Grade 8-9


Afrikaans or Zulu

French (immigrant students only)


Life Orientation

Economic Management Sciences

Natural Sciences

Social Sciences


Arts & Culture

Computer Literacy

Grade 10-12

Compulsory subjects:


Afrikaans or Zulu

French (immigrant students only)

Mathematics / Maths Literacy

Life Orientation


Geography, History, Information Technology, Physical Science, Life Science, Visual Art, Dramatic Arts, Accounting, Business Studies, EGD

Strong and promising students are invited to take AP Maths as an additional subject.

At Pecanwood College we aim to enrich all our students by ensuring we cover Global Competencies in our everyday teaching.  These include:

  • Thinking Skills
  • Research Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Social Skills
  • Self-Management skills

Every student is given the opportunity to participate in learning that includes these skills to be sure they are, as our motto says, Prepared for Life.

About Us

Pecanwood College is a member of the Centurus Colleges group that brings together exceptional resources in education and provides exciting, value-added components to the curriculum.

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