Centurion High School Enriches its Community

Private Property South Africa
Anna-Marie Smith

This well known school's earliest beginnings go as far back as 1959, when the school was officially inaugurated as Lyttelton High School . With the humble beginnings of only 225 pupils and 13 staff members, this small high school made steady progress and was re-named after this rapidly growing, and newly named suburb of Verwoerdburg. After 59 years, the school received its third name, Centurion High School, and currently employs 72 teachers and has enrolled 1238 students this year. The school is located in a central position just 10 minutes drive from Centurion Shopping Centre, within short walking distance to the town library, with the Unitas Hospital located opposite the school. One of the biggest advantages to parents and pupils from outlying areas, is the hostel for boys and girls, positioned within walking distance of the school and sports facilities. And for learners who require daily transport to and from school, the school manages its own bus transport scheme available on several routes, and at minimal cost. This school of excellence is not only known for its academic achievements and 100% matric pass rate during the past four years, but also for a particular value system that is demonstrated by every member of the school on a daily basis. Values such as respect, responsibility, natural curiosity, self discipline, perseverance, loyalty and integrity are cultivated here, leading to the efficient and effective development of individuals and groups. Learners are exposed to wide choices at all levels, aimed at a comprehensive and enriching school education. This integrated development process relies heavily on the ongoing support of the school's outstanding management principles, academic subject teaching, sports and culture-related education, skills training and general orientation and the availability of facilities and social events. The school's code of honour "Ever Higher" is promoted to realize a highpoints in each learners individual career by promoting individual potential, and therefore attach great importance to the availability of facilities, made possible by the co-operation of dedicated staff, governing body and parents. Apart from academic facilities such as laboratories and computer centre, learners can utilize a variety of other facilities on the school premises. This includes music and cricket academies, book and sports shops, gym, and physiotherapy. Careful provision is made for learners' cultural needs in a variety of choices through which each candidate is afforded an opportunity to participate in one or more forms of arts such as music, dance, drama and more. The school is known for regular theatre and revue productions, and pupils are encouraged to develop their talents in the area of cultural activities.At Centurion High School it is also believed that a healthy body produces a healthy mind, and physical activities are encouraged through participation in various group sports and individual sports such as golf, cross country and chess. The school is proud to have produced many exceptional sports pupils, who compete and are acknowledged at different levels. Learners attending Centurion High School are predominantly from the local community, and come from at least eight local Afrikaans primary schools namely Louis Leipoldt , Fleur , Doringkloof, Hennopspark Monument Park , Wierda Park , Bakenkop and Swartkops .For a Virtual Tour of this school, follow this link:https://www.privateproperty.co.za/hoerskool-centurion/virtual-tour-30311.htm

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