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HISTORY OF PINETOWN BOYS HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMICS

The school was founded in 1955. It started as a co-educational, dual medium There are two phases in the school curriculum; Senior Phase (Grades 8 &9) and
school situated within the present location of Pinetown Girls’ High School in Old Further Education and Training (Grades 10 – 12)
Main Road.
The Senior Phase (Grades 8 & 9)
Initially, there were 120 pupils in standards 6 and 7, and a staff of 14 teachers, This is essentially an exploratory phase incorporating the following subjects:
under the leadership of Mr H.E. Weiss, the first headmaster.
In its relatively short history, Pinetown Boys’ High School has become established English Home Language
as a major high school and continues to thrive. Rapid and encouraging progress is IsiZulu or Afrikaans as First Additional Language
being made in cultural and sporting spheres. A large number of our learners Mathematics
achieved Kwa-Zulu Natal and National colours. Engineering Graphics, design and Technology (Tech)
Economic and Management Sciences (EMS)
MISSION STATEMENT Natural Science (NS)
History and Geography (Social Sciences)
At Pinetown Boys’, it is our passion to see young men grow in a holistic learning Creative Arts (A & C)
Life Orientation (LO) which includes Physical Education (PE)
environment. We aim to achieve this by AprCoAviDding the best intellectual, physicalPinetown Boys High School
The idea of exploratory subjects is to help prepare learners in selecting their final
and social education possible by embracing our motto: BRAVELY INTO ALL subjects for the FET Phase.
THINGS.
Our mission is to enable our learners to develop the confidence to embrace the The FET Phase (Grades 10, 11& 12)
challenges of their future. This mission is rooted in the ethos of our core values:
Caring, Respect, Integrity, Commitment, Loyalty and Excellence. In the third term of the grade 9 year, learners in consultation with parents and the
school, select a ‘package’ containing seven subjects, as prescribed by the Education
Department. At PBHS, each package must include English (HL), Afrikaans/isiZulu (FAL),
Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy and Life Orientation. In addition, learners will
be allowed to choose a combination of three subjects on offer. These subject packages
vary from year to year, but parents and learners are advised in the Grade 9 year of the
options for the following year. The three additional subjects are from:

Accounting Dramatic Arts

Life Sciences Design

Geography History

Technology

Physical Science

Business Studies

Computer Application

Mechanical Technology

Engineering Graphics & Design
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