Pretoria Boys High School
, also known as Boys High
, is a public
, fee charging, English medium
high school for boys located in Brooklyn
, in the Gauteng
province of South Africa
The school's distinctive red-brick buildings, which have national monument
status, were built in the Neoclassical
style and date from 1909. The main building of the school, sited on Waterkloof Hill, sits opposite to the distant Union Buildings
The school currently has around 1500 pupils, including 300 boarders. There are three boarding houses located on the school grounds. Rissik House and Solomon House are part of the original school complex completed in 1909, while School House was built a few years later.
Sporting facilities include rugby union
fields, a gymnasium
, two swimming pools (one for waterpolo
), Olympic standard athletics grounds, several tennis and squash courts, several basketball courts, an AstroTurf, and a rock-climbing wall. The school grounds also includes a second campus (Pollock Campus), a man-made pine forest, a now-disused shooting range, an amphitheatre and an artificial lake (Loch Armstrong). The grounds form a protected bird sanctuary and are home to several species of birds.
The school has a well-established musical tradition and has a formal symphony orchestra
, jazz ensemble, dixie band, choir, pipe band and folk group.
The antecedent of the current school is the historic Staats Model School
, built in the 1880s by... Read More