Parktown Boys’ High School Values

Parktown Boys' High School believes in the commitment to an ethos of excellence and quality, honesty, integrity and gentlemanly conduct, tolerance and empathy, trust and respect, self-discipline, initiative and enterprise, leadership and team spirit, full participation, free communication, personal and social achievement. The motto of Parktown Boys' High School, “Arise”, inspires the tradition, values and spirit of the learners, parents and staff of the Parktonian family.

News and Events

Wits Maths Competition



A team of 10 Parktown Learners recently participated in the inaugural Wits Mathematics Competition and on Wednedsay 6th June the awards function was held at Wits to honour the individual and team winners.

We celebrate some outstanding achievements from these ten young gentlemen who represented their school with pride!


Parktown finished second overall to St Johns' College by only a slight margin and finished as the top government school in the Grade 10 – 12 division where 381 learners from 77 schools competed for the honours.

Special mention goes to Moein Elzubeir (Gr12) who was the overall winner of the senior individual category.


Congratulations to these talented young men and to the Mathematics Department for these excellent academic achievements!



Representatives from the team, together with our HOD of Mathematics Ms. Gouws

Representatives from the team, together with our HOD of Mathematics Ms. Gouws

 Moein Elzubeir - Overall winner of the senior individual category

Moein Elzubeir - Overall winner of the senior individual category

Mohamed Mosam (Vice-Captain and Ierton Liu (Captain)

Mohamed Mosam (Vice-Captain) and Ierton Liu (Captain)


Grade 8 Enrolments:
Please ensure that you apply on the GDE website at www.gdeadmissions.gov.za and then complete our Information Form and submit by hand with all required documentation asap.
Grade 9 – 12 Enrolments:
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Statement by Jim Pooley, Chairperson of the School Governing Body of Parktown Boys’ High School

The Gauteng Education MEC, Mr Panyaza Lesufi, addressed the parent community of Parktown Boys’ High School yesterday on the outcomes of an investigation into a range of allegations made by some parents.

The findings of the investigation were presented by a legal team appointed by the Gauteng Department of Education and several recommendations were made.

The school has not yet officially received the report. When we do receive it, we will study the report and a final copy will be circulated to parents and pupils. However, more allegations have arisen and the legal team will be looking into this.

As the School Governing Body, we value the support and assistance of the MEC and that of the Gauteng Department of Education, while we are committed to resolving the issues at our school. The School Governing Body and the school are considering mechanisms to enable effective communication with parents and pupils which, when established, will allow effective access to information and management. These mechanisms will be communicated to the parents and pupils as soon as they are in place.

The MEC, Mr Lesufi, appealed to the school community to protect the integrity and reputation of the school as one of the top-performing government schools in the country.

We are also committed to providing a safe environment for our pupils, as well as to the provision of the high-quality education for which the school is reputed.


Jim Pooley

SGB Chair



Pass Rate 100%

95.6% of learners qualify for tertiary studies

180 distinctions from 138 learners



 10 Distinctions

Zidaan Habib

Zidaan Habib


9 Distinctions

Rushil Daya

Rushil Daya

Mohammed Elzubeir

Mohammed Elzubeir

Muhammed Mahdi

Muhammed Mahdi







8 Distinctions

Ramoabi Matabane

Ramoabi Matabane


6 Distinctions

Gabriel Matthews

Gabriel Matthews

Ronan Morris

Ronan Morris

Inemesit Nkana

Inemesit Nkana







5 Distinctions


Griffen Alexander

Shehwar Finger

Matthew Kennedy

Ntsika Mabe

Amir Maharaj

Daniel Taim

Tristan Wilkinson


4 Distinctions


Tebogo Dikgale

Muhammad Moosa

Uwais Suliman



Parktown’s class of 2017 achieved an average of 71% for the IEB Advanced Programme Mathematics examination and 9 of our learners achieved distinctions in the subject!



Parktown Boys gain another Springbok

Congratulations to Ben Clarke on receiving his Sough African Colours for Shooting! 

Ben - Shooting

During the October school holiday the South African National School Shooters' Union held its schools' championship.

Parktown Boys' High School would like to congratulate Ben Clarke who achieved outstanding results in the competition.

He received his South African Gold precision colours and 4 gold medals, with a 100% in prone and silver in the finals. He was also part of the winning Gauteng team.

He also participated in the south African air rifle association championship where he became the south African Under 20 3p Champion and finished 9th in the Under 20 10m standing competition.

Ben Clark's results from the South African National Schools' Shooting Union held from 1-5 October:

U/21 3p 2nd place 582/600 (full 100 in prone)

U/21 3p 1st place 577 (3p champion)

U/21 10m 1st place 379/400

Finishing the finals in 2nd place overall. 

Ben shooting 2

Well done Ben!!

Eurotour 2017

Friday the 7th July arrived with much anticipation, and we were off to Europe!  After a short stopover in Dubai, we arrived in Frankfurt where we went for a tour of the city’s dynamic financial centre and medieval Römerplatz.  The next day we made our way to Berlin, where we got to see the Berlin wall, Reichstag Building, Tiergarten, Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden Boulevard and the State Opera House. Thereafter the boys got to explore the city by themselves and to shop.


The following day we crossed the border into Poland and viewed Poznan with its City Hall, Gothic architecture and the little town, where the boys enjoyed exploring for a while.  We then went to the capital, Warsaw, where we viewed St. John’s Cathedral, the Royal Palace, the Old Town, the Warsaw Ghetto and the Gardens with Chopin’s statue that had been totally destroyed during the War - and all the diverse history of the country.  Our travels continued to Czestochowa, were we viewed the icon of the Black Madonna, followed by a sobering visit to Auschwitz, where the camp exuded a permanent reminder of the horrors that had taken place there.  Irrespective of the boys’ ages, they were definitely affected and moved by the understanding of the terrors that had occurred there under the Nazis in World War Two.


Warsaw continued to impress, with viewings of the medieval walls and buildings, the caste and cathedral on Wawel Hill and an unforgettable experience of our descent into the Wieliczka Salt Mines.  The boys then again got to explore on their own and to do some more shopping.


Driving through Slovakia - with a visit to a ski resort for lunch - we later arrived in the bustling city of Budapest.  There we got to see the Fisherman’s Bastion, Heroes’ Square, St. Matthias’ Church and  panoramic views of the city, whilst experiencing the crossing of the bridges from “Buda” into “Pest” and back.


Győr was our next stop, a little town founded by the Romans with evidence of medieval and Baroque charm, with time to explore the area individually.


Crossing another border into Vienna, we were ready to be enlightened with more culture.  From visits to Parliament, the Opera, the Hofburg, City Hall, this imperial city didn’t fail to impress.  Additionally, a cruise down the River Danube, in the evening, was the “sacker” on the cake, as we got to see that the Danube has never, is never, and never will be “Blue”, but nevertheless the trip was extremely moving.


On our way to Prague, we stopped over in the medieval town of Brno, travelling through the Bohemian countryside and eventually arriving in beautiful Prague.  Famed as the best- preserved city in Europe, we got an in-depth insight into the city’s history from our talented tour guide.  We got to see the Prague Castle, St. Vitus’s Cathedral, the Old town Square and enjoyed a cruise on the Vltava River.


Our travels then took us across the hills to a medieval town that is impeccably preserved in its original state – Rothenburg.  The medieval streets, the fortified walls, the houses and shops with their intricate exteriors and tantalising offers presented us with yet another experience that is never to be forgotten.


Our final stop, before flying back to South Africa, was, again, Frankfurt, where the boys got some time to go exploring and shopping.  All in all, the tour allowed the boys to experience European history, World War history, a diverse exposure to European culture, museums and architecture ranging from Classical to Gothic, to neo-Gothic and so much more!  It was the experience of a lifetime, where the boys came back with a knowledge and exposure to a life and opportunities that changed them for the better.

MN Sarelis

Champions of Johannesburg

Parktown Boys’ Chess A-Team retained the crown of Champions of Johannesburg after beating King David Linksfield by 4(5.5) to 4(2.5) in a thrilling final played at Jeppe Boys’ High School last Monday.

The tournament’s final took place in two stages: firstly both teams drew 4-4 after 1.5 hours of high quality matches. The draw obliged the teams to go to a 10 minutes a-side knock out round that ended with a resounding Parktown Boys’ victory 5.5 to 2.5.

Previously, Parktown beat Saheti by 4(6)-4(2) in a semi final that also finished with a draw in the first match, whilst King David Linksfield beat St John’s College by 5.5 to 2.5 in the other semifinal.

Final standing:

Champions:     Parktown Boys

Runner-up:      King David Linksfield

3rd Place:          Saheti

4th Place:          St John’s College

5th:                   King Edwards VII

6th:                   Jeppe Boys

7th:                   Hyde Park

8th:                   Queens High

9th:                   Jeppe Girls

With this result, Parktown Boys High School accumulated their 3rd victory in 4 years, setting itself as the Chess powerhouse of Johannesburg.

2017: Champions, beating King David Linksfield.

2016: Champions (Jeppe, could not play the final).

2015: 3rd place, losing to Jeppe Boys in semis and beating St John’s for the 3rd place.

2014: Champions of the Gauteng-South 5-a-side.

Chess champions 2017 2

From Left to Right: Mr D Mercier (MIC); K Perumal (Gr 10)l; G Alexander (Gr 12, Captain); S Sarelis (Gr 11), I Nkana (Gr 12); K Moodley (Gr 10); C Els (Gr 9); B Said (Gr 9) and Z Habib (Gr 12, vice-captain).

Parkview Golf Club, the home of Parktown Boys’ High School Golf

Parkview Logo

Well done Tabraiz Shamsi!

Congratulations to Parktown Old Boy Tabraiz Shamsi (2008) on his selection for the Proteas Test squad to play in Australia! #feelthepride #Arise


School fields

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News of our Old Boys!

Trevor Rabin


Trevor Robin


Trevor Rabin an old Parktonian was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in America. He is the first South African to have received this huge accolade.


Kabelo Murray (2012)


Kabelo Murray


Kabelo has been awarded the Rhodes Scholarship to the University of Oxford. We are very proud of Kabelo and this great achievement.


Irfan Habib (2013)


After spending three years at UCT Irfan is back in Johannesburg and will be going to Wits for his Honours in Physics as a Mandela Rhodes scholar. He continues to hold the Allan Gray Scholarship. Congratulations on this wonderful achievement.