What types of schools do most expats in your city choose for their children?
Both private and government. Port Elizabeth is renowned for its excellent government schools, listed below.
Port Elizabeth
Enquiries: +27 (0)41 396 4500
Email: school@collegiate.co.za
Website: http://www.collegiate.co.za

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What are some examples of these schools?

Private Schools

  1. Woodbridge College & Prep School
    Van Staden's Pass Heights approximately 40km from Port Elizabeth and Jeffrey's Bay, Eastern Cape
    Enquiries: +27(0)41 956 6200
    Email: headmaster@woodridge.co.za
    Website: http://www.woodridge.co.za/
  2. Heodor Herzl School
    14th Avenue
    Port Elizabeth
    Enquiries: High School Tel: +27 (0)41 581 4244
                     Primary School Tel: +27 (0)41 581 4268
                     Pre-Primary School Tel: +27 (0)41 581 2204
    Email: keenk@theodorherzl.co.za
    Website: http://www.theodorherzl.co.za/
  3. The Priory (Co-ed)
    Godlonton Ave
    Port Elizabeth
    Enquiries: +27 (0)41 396 4500
    Email: info@priory.co.za
    Website: http://www.priory.co.za/contact

Government Schools

  1. Grey High School (Boys)
    College Drive
    Mill Park
    Port Elizabeth
    Enquiries: +27 (0)41 374 3300
    Email: info@greyhighschool.com
    Website: http://greyhighschool.com/
  2. Grey Junior School (Boys)
    College Road
    Mill Park
    Port Elizabeth
    Enquiries: +27 (0) 41 374 3303
    Email: office@greyjunior.co.za
    Website: http://www.greyjunior.co.za/
  3. Collegiate High School for Girls
    Kestell Street
    Parsons Hill
    Port Elizabeth
    Enquiries: +27 (0)41 373 7705
    Email: collegia@cghs.co.za
    Website: http://www.collegiatehigh.co.za/
  4. Collegiate Junior School for Girls
    Kestell Street
    Parsons Hill


  1. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
    Website: www.nmmu.ac.za
  2. Port Elizabeth College
    Website: www.pecollege.edu.za

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Is there a lot of competition for spots in local schools?
The above listed schools are very popular and also have boarding facilities which are filled up by the children of local farmers (large farming community in surrounding areas).
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Are pre-schools also widely available (for children approx. 2 to 5 years old)?
There are a number of private pre-schools and main stream schools which also offer a facility from age five upwards.
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How are most kids transported to and from school?
Mostly by parents but there are private buses organized by schools from out-lying areas.
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When does the typical school year start and end?
Mid January to first week in December.
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