Phoenix College


The school established a Marimba Group in 2019. The Marimba Group was part of the Outreach Foundation Programme. It participated in the International Marimba Festival in Boksburg in South Africa in 2019. This festival hosted Marimba Groups from all over the world eg: Botswana, Swaziland, Namibia Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Australia and Canada, just to name… Continue reading Marimba

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In the years preceding 2020, the PHOENIX DRAMA GROUP participated in the Outreach foundation annual High school drama festival. During this time the group won the following awards: Best ensemble, Best Actor and Actress, Best supporting Actor in a lead role, Best Script, Best technical and The Spirit of the festival special award.   In… Continue reading Drama


It has to be the early mornings on weekends or maybe the late night return from competitions. Nothing could ever take away the fulfilment of seeing a shy student that in leaps increases his/her vocabulary with every triumph or scary true mark of a debater.   Juvenile as we were, born back in 2016, we… Continue reading Debate


Boys Soccer

The under 19 boys’ soccer team has been shining for the past three years as they have been representing the Inner City cluster.  They have also participated and excelled in tournaments, e.g. notably the Coca Cola tournament were learners like Nigel Phillimon were chosen to be part of the Wits Junior soccer team.  


Our under 15 netball team participates the Johannesburg Inner City league. They achieved position two which made them qualify for the Patrick Motsepe tournament. The going was very tough in the tournament such that the team came out position five from the 18 schools that participated. Three of our under 15 school girls were chosen… Continue reading Netball

Accounting Olympiad (Grade 12)

Accounting Olympiad

The school joined SIAPA Accounting Olympiad and our learners fared well. Two of the grade 12 students attained position 3 at the national level. The very same learners participated in the Proveto Commercials Olympiad sponsored by the University of Johannesburg and attained position 4 overall. The learners are Manelisi Ncube, Zinhle Moshoadiba and Goodman Ncube.… Continue reading Accounting Olympiad (Grade 12)

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Chess Update


“To take is a mistake” is the motto of Phoenix College chess team. The journey dates back to year 2012when our under 15 Girls Chess Team made headlines by qualifying  for Provincial Chess Cha mpionship pipping former model C Schools and white dominated participants. On that year the under 15 girls secured position 3. Since… Continue reading Chess Update

Chess Primary 1

TEACHERS IN CHARGE : TB Moyo; G Malikebu Chess is a valuable classroom tool. It can provide an intellectually stimulating and rewarding activity. It also teaches discipline, concentration and planning, with the participant attacking and defending in order to checkmate the opponent. The game motivates young people to delve deep into their mental resources. Chess… Continue reading Chess Primary 1



The athletics department participates in the Inner City Schools athletics competitions. There have been some outstanding performances from individual learners from Phoenix College. Mduduzi Ncube achieved provincial level qualification in triple jump and long jump. Bongani Ncube participated in the under 15s 100 metre sprint at provincial level. James Legodi and Litha Lugwali participated in… Continue reading Athletics

Games Day

The education department acknowledges the fact that many “low fee independent schools” cannot survive with the present financial model and has since 1998 been advising schools to create additional income streams or to seek sponsorships from private commercial enterprises.

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