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Spine Road High School continues to set the standard in Mitchells Plain


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Spine Road High School, offering Robotics, Coding and 3D Printing in our new Robotics laboratory as an extra-mural activity.Click here…

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#Pool – Learners talk

#Pool – Learners talk

Pool is a cuesport played on a table which has six pockets and balls. There are different ball colours (yellow and red or solid and stripes). Each player selects his designated ball they choose to pot in the pockets of the billiard table. The game nears its end when...

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#Drill Squad – Learners Experiences

#Drill Squad – Learners Experiences

The drill squad had and still has a great impact on my life, it has taught me discipline and respect, great teamwork and how to be a team player. It is not just a sport, but we are part of a family, and without us being a family it we wouldn't be successful at being a...

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We held our very own inter-class netball tournament during the months of February and March 2022. The match was played during interval with a 5 minute break between two 10 minute halves. Some teams had males playing as well - a fun gesture. The final match in the...

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Saiia Model UN Programme

Our learners participated in the Saiia Model UN Programme which looked at the current situation between Ukraine and Russia. Our countries were Cuba and Bolivia. Learners were exposed as to how decisions are made how to liase and cohort with other countries with...

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Who We Are

Mr M. Fairbairn, Principal

Dear Parents and Students,


It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to our school website and we thank you for taking the time to visit. Spine Road High School has been an integral part of Mitchell’s Plain community for 35 years.

This website aims to showcase the breadth of experience we offer our students and to give them a platform to display their wonderful projects and achievements.

I am proud to be at the helm of this esteemed school of excellence. It is a privilege for me to work with our learners, staff and families to ensure that our school is the very best that it can be.

At Spine Road High School, we pride ourselves on supporting the growth of each and every learner at our school, enabling them to become confident, competent and thoughtful adults who are able to think from both a local and global mindset.

Done through the employment of innovative teaching and assessment practice, we cater to the needs of each individual learner and class as a whole to both stimulate and educate them in a holistic and in-depth manner. Co-operative planning and team teaching are also adopted and encouraged from day one to create the best possible learning environment for our learners. 


I hope you enjoy your visit to our website and, should you wish to contact us, please feel free to. Our details can be found under the Contact Page tab.

Thank you, 

Yours in education,
Mr M Fairbairn


Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct spells out the rules regarding learner behaviour at the School and the disciplinary system to be implemented by the school board concerning transgressions by learners.

2020 Year Book

Click the box below to get your copy of the 2020 Spine Road year book in PDF made by the students and staff.

Our GOAL is to find the KEY that unlocks each student’s


in High School and BEYOND.

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Location: Cnr. Spine Road &, Merrydale Ave, Mitchells Plain, Cape Town, 7785

Telephone: 021 392 9463


School Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 8am - 3pm   

Fridays: 8am - 1pm