Benoni High School

Benoni High School - In the classroom

Going beyond the classroom to give students more than a sporting chance

Rated as one of the top ten schools in Gauteng and the top English-medium government school in the province, Benoni High continues to offer an excellent standard of education to its 1,500 culturally diverse students.

The school sees its role as assisting to form well-rounded and holistic individuals. As a testament to this ethos, the school has maintained an exemplary academic record. One of South Africa’s strongest performing schools, Benoni High School hasn’t had a student fail their leaving exams for 40 years.

Founded in 1922 Benoni High School maintains and cherishes a rich history and strong sense of tradition. The school pursues excellence in academic, sport and cultural activities and our motto – Quam Optime – is an important part of the lifeblood of our school. Learners and staff are encouraged to strive to achieve in everything they do.

The school’s academic programme has recently been expanded to include engineering and graphic design with a view to giving students a head start in these disciplines before they go to university. There is a compulsory enhancement programme before school for students who are not achieving at the level they should and a comprehensive programme of after-school enrichment courses that are open for all to attend.

In The Class

Learner leaders

Through its Representative Council of Learners (RCL), Benoni High School offers students the opportunity to develop real leadership skills while upholding the school’s moral and social values. The RCL meets weekly with the school executive and governors, and has significant input into the school’s extracurricular programme and its code of conduct.

The school tries to inculcate the importance of self-awareness, self-discipline, good manners, respect and pride. The ‘Madd’ Society (Music, Arts, Drama, Debating) is very active and pupils are afforded the opportunity to write, produce and direct their own plays annually. The school has an exceptional choir and our debaters and public speakers regularly win bursaries to study overseas.

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Top Students 2015

Top Students 2015

The Benoni High Pipe Band participated in the World Pipe Band Championships in 2009, in Glasgow. They came home as World Champions, the first and only South African band to do so. Lack of funding prevented us from returning to defend our title. We did however, compete in the South African Championships winning consecutively since 1992, a record which will be hard to beat.

The Benoni High School Pipe Band

At Benoni High School we continue to challenge the mundane and seek to be more educationally innovative to bring all our pupils to excellence, according to each individual’s potential.

Quam Optime – Better than the Best

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