Pecanwood College High School began in January 2005 with 21 pioneering pupils and 4 academic members of staff! The High School saw exponential growth in the first few years and now we have over 300 pupils in the High School.
Life in the High School is a busy one where days are full and the pupils are active. It still amazes me to see what a small group of children can achieve and believe me they do achieve phenomenally well. As I walk the corridors of the High school I am faced with happy children. The sense of family that is seen at the High school shows itself in the fact that all the children interact with one another even if they are in different grades. The support given by peers is something that is rare to see and the spirit at the school is evident in all that we do.
All our Teachers go the extra mile and can often be seen giving extra lessons in the afternoon and encouraging the children during class time.
“Our Academic Committee is an active committee and has introduced such ideas as – Mark Orders – a system whereby parents are informed 2 times a term on their child’s academic progress”.
On the sporting front the College competes at a very high level. Our winter sports are competitive and our Rugby and Netball teams have recorded some excellent results. Both these disciplines go on an annual tour to Treverton and Durban respectively. Our swimming team now competes in the A-League. Other sports we offer and do well in are – Softball, Soccer, Water polo, Mountain Biking, Hockey, Cricket and Equestrian. In many of these disciplines we have provincial representation.
The Cultural side of the College is very active and once again our children perform incredibly well in all that they do. Our choir sings beautifully, our Marimba club is gathering momentum. Each of our Houses performs an inter-house play and we do have a school play. Our Art Department is a dynamic and exciting place to be.
We are also an Eco-school and are the first in North West to be given the Eco Platinum Award. Recycling bins are spread throughout the campus, and pupils are taught the importance of ‘being green’ – if we do not educate them now then we have little to look forward to in the future.
Pecanwood College High School is a great place to be and we would welcome your child with open arms.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us.