The primary focus of any school is teaching and learning. All other activities are secondary but are necessary for the whole development of a learner. There is a long tradition of academic excellence at NHS and we will continue with this mandate to deliver quality public education to all learners.

Our academic ethos encourage our students in independent thought, interest and self disciplined study, thereby promoting real academic readiness for tertiary study and life in general. It also encourages a high degree of academic self-motivation - one of the many reasons why our pupils are regular winners and finalists in academic competitions. Our pupils take part in numerous academic pursuits beyond the classroom: Maths, Science and Accounting Olympiads, various competitions and Eisteddfods are all extensions of the classroom. Pupils regularly earn places in the top few in national competitions.

Grades 8 and 9 do all 8 learning areas, the only choice being Afrikaans or isiZulu as a first additional language. Our Arts and Culture learning area focuses on the two art forms Music and Visual Arts, which a child can pursue in the FET phase (grades 10-12).

In the FET (grade 10 -12) phase, NHS offers a conventional academic education with a curriculum spanning a wide spectrum of subjects to suit individual talents and preferences. The academic standards expected are high and are reflected in the excellent achievements by our learners and teachers in the public examinations and national competitions.

Subject Choices (Grade 10 to 12)

Compulsory Subjects:

  • English Home Language (Compulsory)
  • First Additional Language (Choose one)
    • Afrikaans
    • isiZulu
  • Mathematics Courses (Choose one)
    • Mathematics
    • Mathematical Literacy 
  • Life Orientation (Compulsory)

You must choose one subject from each line

LINE 1 (Subject 5)

  • Physical Science
  • Life Science
  • Business Studies
  • Geography

LINE 2 (Subject 6)

  • Life Science
  • Accounting
  • Information Technology
  • Computer Application Technology
  • Engineering Graphics And Design
  • Visual Arts

LINE 2 (Subject 7)

  • Geography
  • Accounting
  • Consumer Studies
  • Engineering Graphics And Design
  • Business Studies
  • Music

Subjects GET (Grades 8 & 9)

English Home Language
Afrikaans or  Isizulu First Add Language
Creative Arts

Social Science
Life Orientation
Natural Science


Newcastle high school Leaders

Prefects 2017

Newcastle high school Leaders

Prefects 2016

Newcastle high school Leaders

Prefects 2016


Yathil Mathabadal

Yathil Mathabadal is Number 1 in the Amajuba District. NHS is super proud of his great achievement



newcastle hoerskool

On an annual basis, Newcastle high school learners participate in the south African mathematics olympiad organised by the South African mathematics foundation.

Although we always have learners qualifying for the 2nd round, we are extremely proud to announce that this year,johnson xiao, a grade 12 learner, has qualified for the 3rd and final round of this mentally challenging and tough round.In order to qualify, johnson was one of 100 learners across south Africa whose results from the previous round proven good enough. Furthermore the national winners will be announced in august. A prestigious prize-giving is to be held in Johannesburg later this year, when the winners will be presented with their prizes.


Epoch | Optima Trust

Newcastle high school

Newcastle high school

Newcastle high school

Newcastle high school








‘Silver’ photo: from left to right – Suziwe Thwala and Sthembiso Thusi
‘Gold’ photo: from left to right – Ngecbo Thusi, Noël Sithole, Bongani Hadebe and Walter Dlomo
‘To Nationals’ photo: back from left to right – Ngcebo Thusi, Bongani Hadebe, Walter Dlomo, Renay Lutchman front from left to right – Lunga Msimango, Nolwazi Sangweni, Isiphozonke Mlambo

At the annual regional Eskom expo for young scientists on Friday 29th July 2016 Newcastle High School learners excelled when the awards were presented. Of the 31 projects, 10 were awarded bronze medals, 2 silver awards and 4 gold awards. Four special prizes were awarded as well.

The silver medals were awarded to Sthembiso Thusi (gr 10) and Zuziwe Thwala (gr 11).

The gold medals were awarded to Ngcebo Thusi (gr 11), Noel Sithole (gr 10), Bongani Zulu (gr 10) and Walter Dlomo (gr 9).

Noel Sithole and Bongani Zulu each were awarded special prizes in the category of earth sciences. Walter Dlomo was awarded two special prizes in the categories energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Seven learners were invited to attend the national Eskom expo for young scientists competition during the October 2016 holidays: Walter Dlomo(gr 10), Bongani Hadebe (gr 10), Lunga Msimango (gr 8), Nolwazi Sangweni (gr 8), Isiphozonke Mlambo (gr 8), Renay Lutchman (gr 9) and Ngcebo Thusi (gr 11).

Great appreciation goes to the following staff members of NHS who were involved this year, to guide the learners with their projects, attending workshops, and judging etc: Mrs R Archery, Miss K Goli, Miss I Gerber, Miss A. Kadir, Mrs S Singh, Mrs N Manickum, Miss Gounden, Mr Devsarayn and Miss Sukram. Learners who helped as judges in the junior sections of primary schools were: Shria Naidoo, Palesa Mabaso, Nkosingiphile Mbatha, Queen Thomson and Mphile Ngwenya.

Certificates were this year awarded to schools in different categories for dedicated commitment to the competition. For this NHS received gold.

Congratulations to all the participants and to those going to nationals. We are very proud of you and the hard work and commitment you have shown.

NHS Top 10 Term 2 2016

newcastle hoerskool top 10

Grade 8

1 Hlelelwa Msibi | 2 Prevana Choonilall | 3 Mohammed Moola | 4 Nolwazi Sangweni | 5 Sahil Ramkissoon | 6 Nonhle Nkabinde | 7 Andiswa Dlamini | 8 Luyanda Dlangalala | 9 Zanele Sibiya | 10 Sohum Ramouthar

newcastle hoerskool top 10

Grade 9

1 Walter Dlomo | 2 Malaika Ntshangase | 3 Sibahle Dladla | 4 Sabelosihle Nkosi | 5 Lubanzi Xaba | 6 Jelly Dlomo | 7 Telisha Naidoo | 8 Kuhlekonke Masondo | 9 Kwanda Ntombela | 10 Kiyanu Van Der Plank

newcastle hoerskool top 10

Grade 10

1 Sarushnee Naicker | 2 Shreya Bharat | 3 Sthembiso Thusi | 4 Nereece Seur | 5 Sesiyanda Maseko | 6 Puleng Moletsane (Absent) | 7 Sanelisiwe Mdladla | 8 Bongani Hadebe | 9 Thembela Ngubane (Absent) | 10 Nomcebo Shabangu

newcastle hoerskool top 10

Grade 11

1 Sinethemba Myeni | 2 Shria Naidu | 3 Jackie Lee | 4 Zuziwe Thwala | 5 Phiwokuhle Dladla (Absent) | 6 Denae Singh | 7 Thamsanqa Mafika (Absent) | 8 Mbali Mngomezulu | 9 Nomvelo Mchunu | 10 Nonkululeko Dlamini

newcastle hoerskool top 10

Grade 12

1 Yathil Matabadal | 2 Xiafei (Johnson) Xiao | 3 Latika Govender | 4 Thembane Ncelane | 5 Aakil Kalideen | 6 Bongisipho Mntambo | 7 Mpumelo Dladla | 8 Ayanda Myaka | 9 Nabeela Yasseen | 10 Nasreen Ameen

newcastle hoerskool myschool card