• Modern facilities and specialized classrooms are surrounded by an appealing natural environment characterized by indigenous trees and a flourishing bird life.

  • PEPPS achieved a 100% Matric pass rate in 2012. Subjects offered to Matric are: English Home Language, Advanced Programme English, Afrikaans First Additional Language, Mathematics, Mathematical Literacy, Mathematics Paper 3, Life Orientation, Accounting, Business Studies, Computer Applications Technology, Engineering Graphics and Design, Geography, History, Information Technology, Life Sciences, Music and Physical Science.

  • Sports offered cater for the varied abilities of each child: athletics, cricket, cross-country, dance, football, indoor and outdoor hockey, netball, rugby, swimming and tennis.

  • PEPPS has a vibrant Cultural programme; has received and maintained International Eco-School status; and supports community outreach as an essential part of the school's ethos.

  • Each grade participates in an annual tour to varied national destinations and an international tour is run every alternate year.

Dates to Diarise

23 January 2014

Grade 12 Information Evening – 18h00 School Auditorium

24 January 2014

Inter-House Athletics PEPPS 07h30 – 15h00 (There will be no athletics practise on Thursday 23 January)

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28 January 2014

Polokwane High Schools Athletics Peter Mokaba Stadium 07h30 – 16h00 (Still to be confirmed)

30 January 2014

Independent Schools Athletics Mitchell House 07h30 – 16h00

31 January 2014

First Blood Drive – Please support!

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The History of PEPPS

PEPPS stands for the Project for the Establishment of Primary and Pre-Primary Schools. PEPPS was founded by Patrick Hamilton and his wife, Toni.  Patrick was PEPPS director and Toni was Director: Public Relations, in charge of fundraising. Patrick was the Headmaster of WHPS Preparatory School in Pretoria. The original vision of PEPPS was to establish multi-racial, affordable, private schools which offered quality education.


2013 Matric Results

The goals, opportunities, potential and blessings of 2014 await! I wish you and your children a very happy and fulfilling year and thank you for your continuing loyalty to PEPPS.

It is my pleasure to share with you the matric results of the Class of 2013.

IEB Results

9580 full time and 586 part time candidates from 185 schools across the country wrote the Independent Examinations Board (IEB) National Senior Certificate examinations in November 2013.

2013 saw an increase of an additional 621 learners that wrote the IEB examination, compared with 2012. This increase came from 4 new institutions that have joined the IEB as well as from increases in learner numbers at existing schools.

The 2013 pass rate is 98.56%, comparable to 2012’s pass rate of 98.2%. All candidates that passed achieved a pass that is good enough to enter tertiary study at one of the three levels. 85% of the cohort achieved entry to degree study and 12% qualified for entry to diploma study. 1.5% achieved entry for study at the Higher Certificate level.

PEPPS Polokwane College is proud to once again have achieved a 100% pass rate with a 78% Bachelor’s Degree pass (44 out of 55 matrics). 10 of our matrics achieved a Diploma pass, and one achieved a Higher Certificate level pass, thus all matrics may proceed to tertiary study.

There are 125 learners nationally whose performance in the IEB exams is commendable or outstanding  i.e. they have been ranked in the top 5% of learners in 5 or more subjects and scored 80% or more in Life Orientation. Shirin Shaker of PEPPS is one of these learners. Shirin achieved a 91% average and 8 distinctions:  Accounting (87%), Afrikaans FAL (92%) English (89%), Life Orientation (97%), Life Sciences (88%), Maths (93%), Maths P3 (91%), Physical Science (93%). Shirin was in the Top 1% of results for Afrikaans FAL, English, LO, and Physical Science.

Other outstanding performances by PEPPS learners include:

  • Sofonias Negussie83% average

6 distinctions: English (80%), IT (83%), LO (86%), Maths (93%), Maths P3 (83%) and Physical Science (85%).

  • Tiro Hutamo – 82% average 

6 distinctions: Afrikaans FAL(80%), English (84%), LO (87%), Maths (80%), Life Sciences (86%) and Physical Science (80%).

  • Tiro Setati – 83% average 

5 distinctions: Accounting (81%), Geography (84%), LO (91%), Maths (88%) and Physical Science (88%).

  • Aniel Bezuidenhout80% average

5 distinctions: Afrikaans FAL (90%), English (86%), LO (91%), Maths Literacy (97%) and Geography (83%).

Aniel was in the Top One Percentile of results for Maths Literacy.

  • Caitlin Caswell82% average

4 distinctions – Accounting (82%), Business Studies (86%), CAT (83%) and LO (98%).

Caitlin was in the Top One Percentile of results for LO.

  • Blessing Rapotu81% average

4 distinctions – Accounting (83%), LO (88%), Maths (85%) and Physical Sciences (85%).

  • Madimetja Mashilo – 78% average

4 distinctions – Accounting (85%), Business Studies (86%), LO (92%) and Maths (86%).

  • Reratilwe Thobejane – 74% average

4 distinctions – Business Studies (88%), English (81%), LO (83%) and Life Sciences (82%).

Saffiyah Hassim and Angelique Abrahams were also in the Top One Percentile of results for LO.

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4 matrics wrote Advanced Programme English. The Advanced Programme English course has been benchmarked as equivalent in demand to UK A-levels and provides talented learners with an opportunity to explore in depth an area in which they have specific talent or interest.  PEPPS sees part of its mission as providing its learners with the opportunity to keep abreast of global standards and test themselves against the standards of our international counterparts. The learners achieved a 100% pass rate in the exam.

It is no secret that talent or intelligence alone does not produce academic success and excellent results in the NSC examination. Such achievement is the result of many years of hard work from these candidates. I must emphasise and give appreciation to the role played by teachers and parents in supporting these young people to reach this important milestone.

The educational experience of PEPPS learners has laid their foundations and placed them on the path to become South Africa’s political, social and economic leaders of tomorrow. Congratulations to the Class of 2013! We wish you every success for the future.


Vision and Mission

Ensuring that each learner assumes individual responsibility towards creating a brighter tomorrow.

PEPPS Vision and Mission Statement

Ensuring that each learner assumes individual

responsibility towards creating a brighter tomorrow

Ensuring that each learner assumes individual responsibility towards creating a brighter tomorrow


(c)PEPPS College 2012