The arts must be considered an essential element of education…they are tools for living life reflectively, joyfully and with the ability to shape the future – Shirley Trusty Corey


The dance programme includes instruction in Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Hip-Hop, Traditional Dance and Latin American dancing. The learners are given the opportunity to perform at numerous dance showcases, youth festivals, eisteddfods and competitions. The Contemporary Dance team has made it into the semi-finals of the NEA national competition and have been frequent winners at the annual Inter-high dance competition. The school boasts a beautiful dance studio.


The school has a beginner, intermediate and advanced marimba band. The advanced marimba band takes part in the annual International Marimba Festival, the Tshwane Youth Arts Festival and the National Eisteddfod Academy.


Our extensive music programme includes an orchestra programme, music theory lessons, wind band and string ensemble. Instruments taught are guitar, clarinet, flute, drums, saxophone and violin.

Major Production

Each year the school puts on a major production which runs for a week. Here learners are given the opportunity to learn the art of acting, singing, dancing, producing, sound and lighting techniques, set design, stage management and make up. In the past few years, productions such as Annie, Nunsense, Grease, The Fantasticks and The Sound of Music have been successfully performed.

Dramatic Arts

Having won the prestigious RAPS competition in 2015 and placing second in 2016, Parktown prides itself on the high standard of drama maintained at the school. The drama group has won numerous awards for its workshoped plays and was invited to perform at the Grahamstown Arts Festival in 2016.

The school ensures that Parktown High School for Girls is represented at the annual Shakespeare Festival, the NEA and various school drama competitions.

Musical Theatre and Choir

The choir and traditional choir groups perform throughout the year at eisteddfods, choir competitions and choir festivals. The disciplined instruction and weekly practices have ensured a high standard of performance from both groups.


The school has two SACEE debating teams as well as an MUN debating team. These teams compete throughout the year in various competitions.

Other cultural activities include: Photography, Pottery, Poetry and Film Club.

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Tyrone Ave, Parkview
011 593-5900

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