Minister Grant to Officially Open Northpine Technical High School
On Friday, 14 September, Minister Donald Grant will be attending and speaking at the official opening of Northpine Technical High School.
Northpine Technical High is one of five technical high schools in the province. The remaining four include Delft Technical HS, Oude Molen, Belville and Drostdy Technical High School. Each of these schools specialise in technical subjects such as mechanical technology, electrical technology, civil technology, engineering, graphics and design, as well as mathematics and science.
Technical schools such as this are extremely valuable to this government. They provide important educational opportunities for learners who want to study in fields such as mechanical technology and engineering and are key to developing skills in the Western Cape.
Northpine is also the first school to manage a protected environmental area.
A very rare protea, the Blushing Bride (Serruria Fascelitata), was found on this site during construction. It is, quite possibly, the only one of its species growing in its natural habitat. A 5000m2 section of the site was fenced off to ensure this iconic South African flower continues to flourish.