Our School has many excellent facilities these include:
The School Media Centre
The school has a large, well equipped Media Centre. The centre is air-conditioned and is available to all learners to use during breaks and after school. Besides books, there are a number of computers connected to the Internet in the centre which also has a digital encyclopaedia such as Encarta installed on them. There are also printer and photocopy facilities available to both learners and educators. The large size of the centre allows for ample space for tables and chairs where learners can read or do research. The school employs a full time librarian (Mrs. Muller) who is always prepared to assist where necessary
This is a well equipped Gym that is located on the school property. The Campbell Gym is owned and run by a private company and pupils are given special discounts. Many learners make use of this wonderful facility.
School Swimming Pool
Our School has a 25m by 25m swimming pool. The pool is used extensively by our school swimming and water polo teams.
The School has a large Information Technology Centre. This centre is fully air-conditioned and is divided into two sections so that two classes can be accommodated at the same time. The one section has 32 computers and the other 34.
In 2006 a third computer room was added with 34 computers.
All the computers in the centre are networked, linked to high speed printers and the Internet.
All learners do ICDL or Computer Literacy classes in grades 8 and 9 where they learn about the parts, construction and development of the computer, the Internet( how it works and how to use it!), Ms Word, Ms Excel and MS Powerpoint.
In Grade 10 learners have the choice of doing either IT (Information Technology), where they learn amongst other things programming in java, or CAT (Computer Applications Technology) where they learn computer applications such as word excel, access and webpage design. They will do these subjects through to grade 12.
The school is also a registered ICDL (International Computer Driving Licence) centre where learners and staff can be trained and tested to obtain an ICDL, an internationally recognised computer qualification.
Parallel Learning Center (PLC)
The centre was initiated to protect both the learner and educator and to ensure the on-going culture of learning and teaching in the classroom. It isolates disruptive / unco-operative learners from the classroom and allows them to continue with their normal schoolwork under supervision, while simultaneously addressing the issue of their misconduct.
Electrical Technology Centre
The Electrical Technology Centre is a very well-equipped centre which can accommodate the following disciplines covered in the curriculum: Electrical (Heavy current), Electronics (Light current), Digital systems and Communication Systems. In the Electrical Department we place high importance on the practical component. This component is vital to back up the theory.
Civil Technology Center
This is a new subject to the school and is rapidly growing in popularity with the learners. The civil facilities are also expanding and Group 5 is in the process of building an outside facility on school premises where the learners will be able to do practicals pertinent to Civil Technology, ie.: concrete slump tests, concrete beam testing, etc.
The FET curriculum is designed to expose young learners to the field of Architecture (ie.: House design, bridge design), types of material, tools, etc. Learners discover how buildings are designed and built and, furthermore, explore the materials used to build these structures.
Mechanical Technology Center
The NCS document has introduced a new subject into the syllabus called “Mechanical Technology.” The subject focuses on technology processes from conceptual design through to the process of practical problem solving, as well as the application of scientific principles. The subject includes all the previous subjects (Motor Mechanics, Fitting and Turning, Technica Mechanica) and combines them into one subject, “Mechanical Technology”.
Mechanical Technology plays an increasingly important role in the lives of all South Africans, due to its influence on scientific and technological developments.
Our workshops are specially equipped with the latest technology and equipment. Learners in the Mechanical Technology department are prepared for various career pathways and additional education and training opportunities.
The CAD centre presently runs 35 computers with AutoCAD 2007. We are in the process of updating the computers and hope to be running AutoCAD 2009 before the end of 2008. There are four teachers qualified to teach AutoCAD to the Grade 10 to Grade 12 learners. The Grade 12 learners are also taught 3D-modelling.