College Culture

Cornwall Hill College offers a vibrant and diverse cultural programme. There are a wealth of opportunities for pupils to become involved in the vibrant co-curricular programme which caters for all pupils in a relevant and contemporary manner. We encourage participation and pupils are continually challenged to expand and grow. We strongly believe that involvement in Cultural Activities is essential to the development of creative thinking and self-growth.

Culture encourages all of us to always put our best foot forward. It’s a good thing to rise to the occasion, to be kind and considerate, and have self-control. – Amy Grant

Activities offered:

  • Afrikaans Redenaars
  • Chess
  • Choir
  • Drama
  • Debating
  • Design Club
  • Pipe Band
  • Public Speaking
  • Technical and Sound Crew
  • Visual Art Club

We also offer House Play Festival and Major School Musical Productions and Student Initiative Productions. Cultural tours are scheduled regularly and our cultural clubs participate on external platforms.

Music Academy


Cornwall Hill College has an active and progressive Music Academy, which provides a variety of activities in which the students can participate. These activities include Senior Orchestra, Junior Orchestra, Jazz Quartet, Saxophone quartet, Beginner Clarinet and Saxophone ensembles, String Ensemble, Guitar Ensemble, Marimba bands and Flute ensembles.

The Music Academy also offers individual instrumental tuition by highly qualified and experienced teachers. Instruments include Piano, Keyboard, Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Flute, Recorder, Clarinet, Saxophone, Guitar (Acoustic, Electric and Bass), Drums, Trumpet, Trombone, Euphonium, French Horn, Voice and Music Production.

Ample performance opportunities allow the pupils to perform regularly at several events, venues, eisteddfods, and competitions. For example Brooklyn Theatre Limelight Concerts, Chamber Concerts, annual SASMT Ensemble Competition, various Eisteddfods, external examinations such as TCL, ABRSM and Rockschool, Simfonia Juventi Youth Orchestra and the Johannesburg Youth Orchestra. All instrumental students are encouraged to participate in one or more of the group music activities and music theory classes.

For more information about the Music Academy see the Music Academy page.