About our School and History
Pretoria Chinese School (PCS) is an English medium, independent school based on a multi-denominational, multi-cultural ethos. We provide a caring school environment in which the spiritual background of all learners is respected, embracing all learners by creating equal education opportunities.
Pretoria Chinese School and its professional teachers are truly committed to excellence in education and seeks to produce learners who are leaders – each in their own individual and unique way.
History of Pretoria Chinese School
The Pretoria Chinese School was started in 1934 in Boom Street by the Young Chinese Cultural League and the Chinese Community of Pretoria, in an attempt to preserve the culture and provide quality education for their children against the backdrop of racism & discriminatory government policy. The land and building were purchased in the name of the Chinese Consulate, as the Chinese were not allowed to hold title to property at the time.
The end of the Apartheid era also heralded new possibilities and challenges for the Chinese Community. As government schools opened up to the Chinese community there was a drop in numbers at the Chinese School. In 1991, the school Board decided to expand the small Primary school to include a high school so that the language and culture could be extended to all who wished to embrace it. This resulted in an enrolment of children from Poland, Russia, Korea, Taiwan, and The Peoples Republic of China among other nationalities.
The Boom Street property was sold due to limited space for development and the proceeds were used to acquire a more suitable 3,48-hectare property in Wingate Park. In 1993, the Chinese Community came to the fore once again and raised R2,7 million to build a 22-classroom block, a computer centre and science laboratory. Since then, The Pretoria Chinese School has continued to expand.
What is our Vision at Pretoria Chinese School?
Our vision is to empower students with knowledge, values and skills that will support them to achieve their full potential and practise the core values of Discipline, Humility and Respect. Our vision also includes the desire to provide quality education for all our learners.
Our School is built on our Three Pillars of Success: Discipline, Humility and Respect. These three pillars are part of our identity, and each Learner and Teacher are guided by this 3-pillar ethos. It is our mission. Our goal is loved, happy children.
Our 3 Pillars of Success
Our core Mission is to provide a quality, inclusive learning environment conducive to the fostering of the Chinese language and culture. We aim to provide you as parent with excellent education which is of an international standard.
We also seek opportunities for all to participate and contribute. Our mission furthermore is to seek and promote academic excellence - nurturing students to achieve academic excellence through innovative teaching methods. Gift your child this opportunity and become part of an exciting and rewarding educational journey with PCS!
Let your child experience this gateway to academic excellence, innovative thinking development and futuristic, advanced learning methods.