Pecanwood College

High School

“Prepared for Life”

Pecanwood High School

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.

In 2012, boarding was introduced at High School and has continued to grow in interest and number. The variety of backgrounds and cultures has added to the richness and texture of the high school student community.

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.

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 Truth, Trust, Respect 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 ex-aminations of the Independent Examinations Board (IEB), which is fully accredited by the National Governing Edu-cation 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.

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.

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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The Extra-Mural Programme

The objective of the extra-mural programme is to provide pupils with the opportunity of participating in activities that enhance their school experience and develop each child’s physical potential, character and discipline. The extra mural programme is made up of 4 main components:

Main stream sport

  • Cultural Activities
  • Sports Clubs
  • Cultural Clubs & Societies

Main stream sport is available to all pupils at no additional cost. Here the focus is on exposing pupils to the skills, rules and application required in the major sporting activities. The College will endeavour to compete at the highest possible level affording talented pupils every opportunity of excelling in their field.

Cultural Activities are available to all pupils. The programme offers pupils exposure to other disciplines outside of sport. The cultural activities will focus on completing the holistic development of the individual through the pursuit of a cultural activity.

Sports Clubs– these activities may require additional fees to be levied to participants. This category caters for the many varieties of alternate outdoor sports. It is possible that some alternate/adventure sports may be run by outside individuals in conjunction with the College. The College may therefore need to levy additional fees for such activities in order to cover extra costs.

Cultural activities offered at present are:

  • Art (Junior & Senior)
  • House plays (first term)
  • Public Speaking
  • Choir
  • Girls Ensemble
  • Drama
  • Music


Clubs & Societies offered at present are:

  • Film Club
  • Public speaking and debating
  • T.O.M
  • Chess Club
  • Choir
  • Junior Band
  • French Club
  • Engineering Club
  • Art Club
  • Drama Club
  • AV Club
  • Photography Club
  • Matric Dance Committee (Grade 11 pupils only)
  • Musical choral groups of different kinds

IZZI Trust



High School


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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