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.

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.

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.

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 

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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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