Pinetown Boys’ High School

Vision and Mission of the school

At Pinetown Boys’, it is our passion to see young men grow in a holistic learning environment. We aim to achieve this by providing the best intellectual, physical and social education possible by embracing our motto: BRAVELY INTO ALL THINGS.

Our mission is to enable our learners to develop the confidence to embrace the challenges of their future. This mission is rooted in the ethos of our core values: Caring, Respect, Integrity, Commitment, Loyalty and Excellence.

Parent  Information

The School has the following facilities: Swimming pool kitted for galas and water-polo, 4 Grass Sports Fields, 1 Outdoor Tennis Court, 1 Multipurpose Sports Field, 2 Outdoor Basketball Courts, School Library, Two audiovisual rooms, Technology integrated Maths and Science classrooms and a gym which is based on the schools premises.

Financial Details:Please Contact Mrs. E. Pretorious for the schools financial details at: bursar@pbhs.co.za or on 031 701 5046

Enrollment Requirements: Please contact Mrs. A. Ndlovu on 031 701 5046.

Code of Conduct


Our dedicated team


Mr KJ Willemse (Acting Deputy Principal)


Heads of Departments

Mr. R. Sing – HOD of Geography/History/Life Orientation/Social Science

Mr. K. Willemse – HOD of Technology/Engineering Graphics and Design/Design/Arts & Culture

Mr.N.A Khathi – Acting HOD of Maths and Science

Mr. M. Abrahams – HOD of Languages

Heads of Grade

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Grade 8 – Mr. Griffiths

Grade 9 – Mrs. Bosch

Grade 10 – Mr. Mthembu

Grade 11 – Mrs. Hofmeyer

Grade 12 – Mr.Maharaj

Teaching Staff

Mr. A. Gounden – MATH

Mr. N.N Manqele – PHSC

Mrs.A. Nehanda – MATH / PHSC

Mr. J. Mashumba – MATH

Mr. Ntuli – MATH

Mr. M. Khanyile – MLIT

Miss. O. Moodley – ACCN / EMS

Mrs. W. Kader – MATH / MLIT

Mr. M. Griffiths – BSTD / LIFE

Mr. K. Munsamy –ENGHL

Mr. J. Khumalo – LO / GEO

Miss. L. Ferraz – EHGHL

Miss. C. Govender – ENGHL

Mrs. C. Denness – ENGHL

Mr. D. Sirputh – MATH

Mr. M. Jauza – ZULFAL

Mrs. Zulu – ZULFA

Mrs. R. Goodrick – PHSC / NS

Mrs. N. Naiker – NS / LFSC

Miss. A. Ngcobo – ENGHL

Miss. T. Gumede – ZULFAL

Mrs. O. Fortein – CATN  / AFRFA

Miss. H. Naidoo- ENGHL / DRM ARTS

Mrs. T. Bosch – LO

Mr. P. Maharaj – AFRFAL

Miss. J. Hofmeyer – HIST

Mr. R. Sing – GEOG

Mr. G. McPherson – GEO

Mrs. U. Chinsamy – ENGHL

Miss S. Nkosi – ENG

Mr. P. Cammarano – GEO / EMS

Mr. N.S Kunene – LO

Miss. H. Khumalo – LO / HIST

Mrs. Seaward – ARTC

Mrs. J. Roberts – DSGN / ARTC

Mr. M. Mugonapanja – TECH / LFSC

Mrs. P. Naick – LFSC

Mr. K. Willemse – GRDS

Mr. J. Sullivan – MCHT / TECH

Mr. N.E. Mwandla – ZULFAL

Mr. L. Ninela – HIST

Mr. A. Ohemeng – EGD/TECH

Mr. M. Khanwala – ACCN

Admin Staff

School Bursar – Mrs. G. Pretorious

Financial Secretary –

Receptionist –Mrs. A. Madonsela

PA to the Principal – Miss. A. Willis

Credit Controller – Mrs. B. Eksteen(Grade 11 & 12)

School Administrator: Mr. C. Piccione

Marketing Director – Mr. S. Dlamini

Sports Director – N.S Kunene

Librarian – Mrs. T. Shepherd-cross

Assistant Librarian – Mr. S. Ngcongo

Discipline Officer – Mr. C. Martin

Maintenance  Manager – Mr. L. Mbatha

Prefect Body

Prefects Management – O. Mkhwanazi(Head Boy), R. Van Straaten(Deputy Head FET),  N. Zungu(Deputy Head GET), J.J Khuzwayo( Head of Gr.12), K. Jali (Head of Gr.11), N. Mkhize( Head of Gr.10), L. Njapha & D. Moodley(Heads of Gr.9), C. Mujeni & T. Cele(Heads of Gr.8)

History of PBHS

Pinetown Boys’ High School came into existence in 1978 with Mr. Nourse as headmaster.  It was established on the site of the Cowies Hill Junior High School.  In 1991 Pinetown Boys’ High became multi-racial.  The first Black head boy was Bonga Zulu (2005) and the first Indian head boy was Youshen Naidoo (2011).  The school was declared a Conservancy in 2005 because of all the indigenous trees that have been planted in the grounds.  A Wall of Remembrance was also built to honour and remember all those learners and staff who have died and each year a wreath laying ceremony is held at the Wall.

The school has had 6 Headmasters so far:

Mr. Nourse (1978 – 1982)

Mr. Visser (1983 – 1988)

Mr. Brocklehurst (1989 –1997)

Mr. Bailey (1997 – 2005)

Mr. Aitken (Acting Headmaster, 2005 – 2011)

Mr. Naidoo (2011 – 2019)

Under Mr. Visser the school made a name for itself, especially in rugby and tennis. Three first team rugby players went on to represent their countries:

  • Massimo and Marcello Cuttitta played for Italy and Massimo captained the Italian team.
  • Steve Atherton played for South Africa.

The 1st tennis team was one of the topsides in KZN, having 3 junior South African players.

Since then Pinetown Boys’ High has had a number of sports stars who have played for or represented South Africa.  Some of them are:

  • Wesley Moodie – Tennis.
  • Mathew Quinn  – Athletics
  • Richard Woolrich – Triathalon
  • Claude Eksteen – Triathalon
  • Craig Peel – Hockey
  • Darren de Bruin – Waterpolo
  • Lindokuhle Ncgongo – Gymnastics
  • Mpumelelo Mkhize – Soccer
  • Shaylan Chetty – Karate

Other learners have become famous entertainers. Some of them are:

  • Loyisa McDonald – Actor
  • Terence Perkins – Aka Michael Naicker
  • Darren Simpson – Aka Whackhead from Laugh out Loud
  • Steve Peralta – Project Fame
  • Siyabonga Hlongwa represented South Africa at London’s Tate Gallery of Modern Art with a self-potrait of a hooded figure with his hands cupped.

Academically Pinetown Boys’ High has done well.  In 1981 Johannes Fedderke was the top matriculant in Natal and a large number of learners have been consistently placed in the top 30 matriculants in KZN.  Many have done well in their careers such as :

  • Jason Probert – responsible for the DSTV Mobile Drifter
  • Mark Montgomery – CEO of the largest Granite Company in SA
  • Richard Pauck – designed a computerised mechanical arm which works exactly like a human arm.
  • Michael Zuma – Sound Engineer for East Coast Radio

A number of old boys have returned to the school as teachers –Mr. Krause, Mr. Ngcongo , Mr. Nienaber, Mr. White, Mr. Van Dyk and Mr. Dayanand.

Sponsors and Supporters :

  1. Fury Motor group – Our first rugby team forms part of Fury Mazda’s rugby development program which sponsors the first team on a yearly basis.
  2. Spar – Official sponsor of the PBHS XI soccer team.

Feeder Schools :

  • Benjamin Pine Primary School
  • Ashley Primary School
  • Parkside Primary School
  • Sarnia Primary School
  • Pinetown Senior Primary
  • Atholl Heights Primary School
  • New Germany Primary School
  • Lyndhurst Primary School
  • John Wesley Primary School
  • Northdene Primary School
  • Malvern Primary School
  • Escombe Primary School