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Sutherland High School, Centurion

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Type  Public School
Established  1988
Number of students  1200 - 1500 pupils
Phone  +27 12 658 5880
Colors  White, Red, Blue
Motto  Latin: Ad astra
Grades  8–12
School color(s)  Red, White & Blue
Principal  Mr P. Stone
Address  Eldoraigne, Centurion, 0157, South Africa
Locale  Willem Botha Street, Eldoraigne, Centurion, Gauteng
Similar  Lyttelton Manor High Sch, Hoërskool Zwartkop, Hoërskool Eldoraigne, Hoërskool Centurion, Hoërskool Uitsig

Sutherland High School is a public school in Eldoraigne, Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa.

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School houses

Upon successful registration at Sutherland High School, students are divided among the following eight houses:

  • Argyll
  • Bays
  • Cameron
  • Dunrobin
  • Freskin
  • Lindley
  • Roberts
  • Seaforth
  • These houses compete in various sporting and cultural competitions throughout the year.

    Leadership programmes

    The School of leadership is a youth leadership development initiative that is unique to Sutherland High School. It removes pupils from their comfort zones and uses hardship and sacrifice to prepare the participants for their ministry of Leadership. Pupils are given the opportunity to take part in series of programmes and activities that are specifically aimed at developing their leadership ability and personal growth. The skills that learners gain from such a course is not only aimed to develop the "school" learner but to provide the skills that they can use and keep for the rest of their lives.

    Red blazer programme

    Learners at Sutherland High School can sign up for the Red Blazer programme. This is the most prestigious award that the School of Leadership offers. Pupils who have completed the programme receive a Red Suthies Blazer at the beginning of their matric year, as representation of the skills they have attained. The main characteristics of a red blazer recipient are Respect, Integrity and Accountability. Below is a more extensive description of each requirement of the Red Blazer programmes.

    Desert walk

    Desert walk is the first event that the School of Leadership offered. The event is different to all the other outdoor programmes that are on offer. It is aimed at developing the inner strength of learners. Learners are expected to endure through challenging physical activities and are given a limited amount of food and sleep. They work in teams and learn to appreciate the value of home cooked meals, the comfortable lives that we live and also spend some time in God's beautiful natural world. The learners are never put through anything that they cannot handle.

    Mentor programme

    The Mentor Programme was initiated in 2009 where Grade 8 pupils were allocated a Grade 11 pupil who would look after them, “showing them the ropes” of Sutherland High School and helping them deal with their first year of high school. The mentors are mainly responsible for their Grade 8 pupils’ well-being, holding them accountable in terms of their discipline, academics and participation in the school. The Mentors are selected and undergo training at the end of their Grade 10 year.

    Sports activities

    Sutherland High School have won the PEMHSAA (Pretoria English Medium High School Athletics Association) a number of times.

    Past Pupils

  • Nicole Flint, Miss South Africa 2009.
  • Gareth Cliff
  • Accolades

    In September 2011, the school set a world record for the most solved Rubiks Cubes in 1 hour, they managed 711, exceeding the previous record of 300 in an hour.

    References

    Sutherland High School, Centurion Wikipedia


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