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We bid you a warm welcome. Let us tell you more about who we are....

At Groote Schuur High School we...

  • Foster an attitude of respect for all.
  • Work in an attractive and disciplined environment.
  • Strive to provide professional tuition at the highest level.
  • Maintain a balance between academic, cultural, and sporting activities.
  • Believe in promoting the values of tolerance and respect for all forms of faith and culture.
  • Believe in challenging problems and solving them with creativity and innovation.
  • Are eager to fulfil our role in the southern suburbs, as well as in the broader community.

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GSHS Jazz Band and Vocal Ensemble

Directed by Ms Lee-Anne Fortuin and Ms Ronel Nagfaal
The Groote Schuur High School band was formed in September 2012 (mentored by Lee-Anne Fortuin) and since then has grown into a Junior Band under the guidance of Ms Nagfaal and Senior Band under the guidance of Ms Fortuin.
The bands have performed at the Arts and Culture Focus Schools Live Performance Workshop which forms part of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival.  They have performed at concerts and music evenings held at Groote Schuur High School and at Valentine's Day picnics held on the lawns at the school. They have also performed at the Jazz on the Lawn Festival hosted by St Josephs Marist College as well as the Baxter Theatre. The Jazz Bands have performed at Kelvin Grove Club and at Kenilworth Centre and in 2014 they, together with the Vocal Ensemble, were invited to be the opening act for SHAKATAK at Maynardville.
The bands have a versatile repertoire consisting of different tunes of different genres, such as local and international Jazz, Pop, House, Contemporary, Reggae and Rock.

Directed by Lee-Anne Fortuin

Jazz band 2013The Ensemble was formed in February 2012. It consists of all Vocal Studies Music students who are pursuing vocals as their main practical instrument. The group has a variety of very talented singers.
They have performed at numerous functions that take place at Groote Schuur High School, such as the annual High Tea, Easter services, music evenings and concerts that are held at the school including Valentine's Day picnics. They perform at the Jazz on the Lawn Festival at St Josephs Marist College which is held annually. They were entered into their first competition in 2013, and they won their category at the annual FACETS competition held at San Souci High School both in 2013 and 2014.
This versatile group has a repertoire consisting of different genres such as Jazz, Pop and Contemporary.

If you have not heard our Jazz Bands and Vocal Ensemble perform yet, you are in for a very special treat when you do!

'n Storie met 'n LesCabaret 2015

...join us for

an evening that you

will NEVER forget...

Nassau Theatre (at Groote Schuur High School)

13th & 14th March 19h30

R50 (adults) & R30 (learners)

Tickets available at

Invite 3International Jazz Exchange Day

The Milton Academy jazz group from Boston, USA will undertake its 10th tour of South Africa this March. This 28-piece group is directed by Bob Sinicrope and will perform alongside their South African counterparts in various cities.

On Sunday 22 March the band will meet the Groote Schuur High School Ensemble for a daylong encounter, culminating in a public concert at 7 pm. Both ensembles will perform individually and together, with a focus on South African jazz.

Groote Schuur High School has a fledgling music department, while the Milton Academy has fed the American music scene with a steady stream of outstanding graduates for many years. 

The concert will take place in the Nassau Centre, 76 Palmyra Road, Newlands.

Tickets cost R20, obtainable from:

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