The heart of Port Alfred
Welcome to Port Alfred School, your family school at the sea
805 students, 45 teachers,
19 support staff, 45 sports coaches,
3 swim squads, 6 rugby teams,
5 cricket teams, 15 netball teams,
10 tennis teams, 3 squash teams,
3 chess teams, 2 debating teams,
2 archery teams, 25 hockey teams,
a Glee Cub and
one very big heart..
At Port Alfred School we cater for pre-school children all the way through to matric. The sporty kids and the academic kids. The public speakers and the quiet organisers.
We believe in growing the whole student and strive to provide a happy and healthy environment that nurtures and benefits everyone.
Behind every good student is a good school. And behind every good school, is a great community.
A word from our Principal
Ages 3 months - Grade 12. Eastern Cape, South Africa. We're a family centered school and this ethos allows for the investment of personal attention in its valued pupils to further their growth and provide an all-round education of an excellent standard.
Ages 3 months - Grade R
Play is a child’s way of learning and is essential for growth and development. We offer a stimulating environment that unlocks the imagination.
Children learn the “fun”-damentals of reading, writing and numeracy as well as key life skills and developing their thinking skills.
Grade 4 - Grade 7
These are key developmental years in any child’s life and every effort is made to make school as interesting and as enriching as possible.
Grade 8 - Grade 12
Students grow physically while establishing a sense of individuality, self-worth and purpose. We guide and grow our future leaders.
From our blog
As I was recently thinking about my retirement, I realised that I am now the longest-serving member at Port Alfred High School, having completed 35yrs this year.
While most adults are pursuing New Year’s resolutions and possibly going on detox diets, I cannot help but think of a detox of a different kind for our precious children… a digital detox.
Once you’ve been at Port Alfred High School as long as I have, it’s not just your school anymore, it’s part of your identity.