New comers Stirling High School will be taking part in the biggest old boys gathering in the Southern Hemisphere.
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The name’s story was researched by Max Phillips, a businessman in East London at the time, and also the first Chairman of the Commercial High School Committee, who wrote a weekly column in The Daily Dispatch. He undertook to find out exactly why the area is called Stirling. He recorded his findings in his article in The Daily Dispatch of 9 September 1985. The area of Stirling was farmland bought by Julius Sparg, and while the deed of transfer of the land was recorded in 1935, he later named it the Stirling Estate, naming it after the passenger liner Stirling Castle, that was built in 1936, when that ship called at East London on her maiden voyage. The Stirlng Castle was named after the real Stirling Castle that is to be found in Stirling in Scotland, which many Stirling staff members and past pupils have visited over the years.
Subjects include: English Home Language, Afrikaans 1st Additional Language, Xhosa 1st Additional Language, Mathematics, Mathematical Literacy, Sciences, Life Sciences, Accounting, Economics, Business Studies, Information Technology (IT), Computer Applications Technology (CAT), Music, Art, Consumer Studies, Life Orientation, Geography, Tourism and Engineering Graphics and Design.
SPORTS : Athletics, Biathlon/Biathle, Cross-Country, Cricket, Badminton, Golf, Hockey, Netball, Rugby, Tennis, Squash, Swimming, Water Polo, Surfing, Horse Riding, Pilates
Culture Drama, Music – Classical & Jazz, Art, Dance, Debating, Choirs, Bands, Service, Chess, Matric Fashion Show, Mr & Ms Stirling
Pastoral / Social Leadership camps, Ubuntu Society, SCA, Societies
Stirling has the following facilities available: Rugby fields, Cricket fields and nets, Squash Courts, Heated Indoor Water Polo pool, Tennis Courts, Gym, Computer Labs, Classrooms with Interactive Whiteboards, hostel facilities for boarders.
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