Pinehurst Primary School is a public, co-educational school situated in Pinelands, Cape Town catering for children from Grade 1 to Grade 7. Pinehurst's vision is to be a diverse and values-based community that through innovation and excellence develops children, within a safe environment, to attain their full potential.
MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
What makes school a special place? The answer must undoubtedly be… the people!
Walt Disney once said: “You can dream, create, design and build the most wonderful place in the world, but it requires people to make the dream a reality.” I would like to extend this idea a bit more and add that I believe it also takes people working as a team and sharing the dream to make it work and be a special place.
I return to Pinehurst after being away for 20 years and am struck by the fact that this school is still blessed with; amazing teachers, happy children and a committed parent body - as it had before.
A school is a human institution which needs to be flexible enough to change and meet the challenges of the present times whilst at the same time having the strength to remain true to its ethos and values. Einstein once remarked that life was like riding a bicycle and that to keep your balance, you must keep moving forward. Keeping a balanced education and a forward moving one, continues to be one of our aims at Pinehurst. We enjoy a rich legacy and a wonderful foundation of 50 years on which to build. I am excited to see and be a part of shaping what the next 50 years will look like.
In amongst the activities and daily hum-drum, it is important for us to keep ‘heart issues’ central to what we are about. My hope is that Pinehurst will be a place where each child is valued for who they are.
Let us together strive to achieve: “Excellence in a Values-Based Community.”