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We are a diverse, progressive, and high-functioning public school which seeks to employ teachers who are hard-working, resilient, passionate, and ready to immerse themselves in the holistic education of young people.  

The following full-time, permanent Governing Body post is available starting January 2022

ENGLISH HL (Grades 8 – 12)

The successful candidate will become part of a happy and cohesive staff team with a clear vision for the power of education in the lives of individuals and their families and communities. 

Applications consisting of a Cover Letter, CV, certified copies of ID document and qualifications, and details of recent contactable referees should be addressed to: The Principal, Pinelands High School, Forest Drive, Pinelands, 7405 or emailed to

Closing date: 9 September 2021

Should applicants not have heard from the school by 24 September 2021, they may assume that their application has been unsuccessful.

Grade 12 Electrical Circuits Practical

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These photos and videos were taken during the Grade 12 Electrical Circuits practical assessment task last week. Students were required to apply theoretical knowledge to practical experience. While some of the equipment they would have used in junior grades, other equipment such as the digital multimeter is new to them.

Rather than just supplying and demonstrating how the equipment works, and then supplying data for students to analyse, we prefer all students to have the opportunity to engage in a practical experience that reinforces the theory learned in class. They gain valuable practical skills such as following instructions, trouble-shooting, manipulating equipment (thing knowledge) and then the satisfaction of collecting usable data.

Why is the practical done after school? 

Completing the practical after school in one session ensures that student scores are a reliable measure of their understanding and skills. In addition, it protects lesson time - the practical can take up to two hours to complete, it is better to do it in one session, rather than spread out over multiple lessons.

Grade 10 Visual Arts students at Pinelands High School were tasked with creating a ‘Hand Portrait’ from acrylic paint on a stretched canvas 90cm x 60cm. They were not allowed to use images from the internet, but rather had to work from a photographic source that was their own. This helped them to recognise the importance of lighting and composition in successfully creating an image.

The main focus of the project was to create a strongly personal artwork that celebrated themselves or someone close to them. Another primary focus was to develop a strong and original narrative using only a few simple elements. The notion of reducing an idea or concept to its most poetic form is a key concept in the Arts. This project introduced the learners to visual synecdoche and archetypal thought.

The style was dictated as realism to help learners improve their observational skills, understand colour theory, paint application, form, shape and tonal modelling.




Francisca Beatty



Shakeerah Levy


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Applications for Grades 9 to 12 in 2022

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Please note that applications for Grades 9 to 12 at Pinelands High School in 2022 close at 14h00 on Friday 3 September 2021.

Click here to complete the Pinelands High School's application form. 

Applicants will be informed, in writing, of the outcome of their application by 12 November 2021.

Joshua Jets off to the USA on a Cultural Scholarship

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Congratulations to Joshua Beerwinkel, one of our Grade 11s, who leaves for the USA today.  After a stringent selection process Joshua was selected for a cultural scholarship offered by the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study Programme (KL YES).

He will be based in Herriman, Utah with a host family, for 10 months and will be attending Providence Hall High School as a Junior, which is equivalent to our Grade 11.

Joshua applied through Pinelands High School and AFS Intercultural, an international, non-profit organisation that offers learning opportunities through youth exchange.

Some words from Joshua:

I didn’t expect to be accepted for the scholarship, but after a number of interviews and meetings it became more believable. I applied because I wanted the experience of living in a completely different environment and being exposed to a different culture which will help me to become more understanding and open-minded. I expect the first few months away from family, friends and everything familiar to be very difficult, but this will force me to adapt.

I am expected to do a set number of hours of community service and perform well academically during my time in America but, given that it is a cultural exchange, my goal is ultimately to meet people and learn their culture whilst sharing mine. I plan to appreciate every moment of this exchange and learn as much as possible, and have no doubt in my mind that I will come back a better person. This experience is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I intend to make use of it by spending every moment learning, sharing and just enjoying cultures. I’m really excited to have this experience!

Pinelands High School wishes Joshua everything of the best as he jets off on his adventure.

We know that he will continue to make us proud and impeccably represent his school and country with ease and grace.  Go well Joshua!