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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.

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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.

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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.

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Top 100 Term 2!

The results are in, and the Top 100 lists are out! 

To see where you have placed after Term 2, check out the below links: 

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Progress on the New Hostel

Dear Old Boys

Well, our exciting new boarding facility has almost reached completion. The latest pictures are attached; don’t be fooled by what you see as keys are due to be handed over within the next 2 – 3 weeks.

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Once again, we cannot express our gratitude enough to the Old Boys who have made generous bulk contributions and to the ones who continue with their monthly contribution. For those who would still like to donate/sign up for R250 monthly debit order please feel free to contact me; we still have a large portion of the budget uncovered.

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Without your continued support we would not be able to provide the school boys with the facilities they enjoy as well as scholarships for those who are enjoying this benefit and would otherwise not be able to attend a school such as Parktown Boys High School.

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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.

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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).

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PARKTOWN BOYS’ HIGH SCHOOL MATRIC RESULTS 2016

TOP ACHIEVERS

9 DISTINCTIONS

ADAM VANKER English 83% Afrikaans 80% Mathematics 95% Life Orientation 90% Accounting 98% Geography 96% Life Sciences 92% Physical Sciences 92% Advanced Programme Mathematics 91%

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A VANKER (9)

8 DISTINCTIONS

SHIVAAR SOOKLAL Afrikaans 94% Mathematics 96% Life Orientation 91% Accounting 93% Geography 89% Life Sciences 90% Physical Sciences 85% Advanced Programme Mathematics 87%
MUHAMMAD ABOU-ZEID English 86% Afrikaans 87% Mathematics 91% Life Orientation 89% Accounting 90% Business Studies 89% Life Sciences 91% Physical Sciences 90%

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   S SOOKLAL (8)                    A ABOUZEID (8)

7 DISTINCTIONS

JOHN HENNING English 85% Afrikaans 81% Mathematics 86% Life Orientation 94% Business Studies 88% History 82% Physical Sciences 84%
YASSER KARAM English 81% Mathematics 98% Life Orientation 89% Information Technology 91%
Life Sciences 93% Physical Sciences 92% Advanced Programme Mathematics 82%
HAMZA HASSIM Mathematics 94% Life Orientation 89% Accounting 98% History 80%
Information Technology 81% Physical Sciences 81% Advanced Programme Mathematics 84%

j-henning       y-karam       h-hassim

    J HENNING (7)                       Y KARAM (7)                     H HASSIM (7)

6 DISTINCTIONS

DARRON SOLOMON English 80% Mathematics 83% Life Orientation 94% Business Studies 87%
Life Sciences 89% Physical Sciences 81%

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D SOLOMON (6)

5 DISTINCTIONS

RAMEEZ AMOD Mathematics 89% Life Orientation 91% Accounting 87% Life Sciences 83%
Physical Sciences 82%
ISA HOOSEN Mathematics 82% Life Orientation 85% Accounting 94% Life Sciences 82%
Physical Sciences 85%
DEEN KIMMIE Mathematics 89% Life Orientation 89% History 88% Life Sciences 87%
Physical Sciences 82%
AGANG LEBETHE Mathematics 85% Life Orientation 85% Information Technology 87%
Life Sciences 89% Physical Sciences 86%
REVIN PALM English 84% Afrikaans 93% Life Orientation 89% Accounting 91%
Business Studies 89%
JONATHAN RANDRIAMADY Afrikaans 80% Mathematics 95% Life Orientation 89% Geography 86% Information Technology 81%

r-amod       i-hoosen       d-kimmie

     R AMOD (5)                            I HOOSEN (5)                    D KIMMIE (5)

a-lebethe       r-palm       j-randriamady

    A LEBETHE (5)                       R PALM (5)                         J RANDRIAMADY (5)

4 DISTINCTIONS

SHAKEEL AHMED Mathematics 81% Life Orientation 83% Accounting 89% Life Sciences 83%
JOSHUA GREYLING Mathematics 85% Life Orientation 91% Life Sciences 86% Physical Sciences 81%
DANYAAL MOOSA Mathematics 88% History 84% Life Sciences 80% Physical Sciences 82%
BRADLEY RILEY Mathematics 88% Life Orientation 91% Accounting 87% Life Sciences 87%
OWAIS SHAFI Life Orientation 85% Accounting 96% Business Studies 84% Geography 90%
DANE SMIT Afrikaans 81% Life Orientation 89% Geography 89% Life Sciences 87%
JONATHAN WEST Mathematics 88% Life Orientation 87% Accounting 89% History 81%

s-ahmed       j-greyling       d-moosa

    S AHMED (4)                           J GREYLING (4)               D MOOSA (4)

b-riley       o-shafi       d-smit

    B RILEY (4)                              O SHAFI (4)                       D SMIT (4)

OVERALL SUMMARY:

  • 153 MATRICULANTS
  • 99.3% PASS RATE (1 PENDING)
  • 97.3% QUALIFY FOR TERTIARY STUDY
  • 189 DISTINCTIONS (AVERAGE 1.2 PER CANDIDATE)
  • 216 NUMBER OF ‘B’ SYMBOLS

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

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Progress on our new Boarding House

Construction on the new Boarding House is on its way!

Current site 3 - Weblarge

3D model of completion

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All enquiries regards space for 2017 please contact Mr Kevin Stippel stippelk@parktownboys.com or Mr Chris Bossert bossertc@parktownboys.com

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Feel the Pride!

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Why choose Parktown Boys’?

Passion

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Cultural Brilliance

Watch this and see why there really is no other choice than to be at Parktown Boys' High School. Arise! 

News of our Old Boys!

Trevor Rabin

 

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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)

 

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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)

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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.