Phoenix College School Achievements

100% Pass Rate Since 2008

Phoenix College has been receiving Best of the Best awards from the Gauteng Department of Education since 2003. We achieved 100% Matric Pass rate since 2008 to 2011.

We are also one of a few colleges that offers Information Technology, a subject covering the Delphi programming language according to the Department of Education curriculum.

We also teach Mathematics with interactive Softwares that makes it easily understandable.

Top Achiever of all the time

Phoenix College was awarded Top Achiever Trophy in 2008 by the Gauteng Department of Education, District 11 and we have also obtained 100% Matric Passrate for 2009, 2010, 2011. At this stage “statements of symbols” are not yet available for all our learners for 2012.

One of our learners Nkosinathi Sibanda obtained SIX DISTINCTIONS and has been invited to meet the MEC on Saturday the 26th of January 2012.

Top Sportsman

Phoenix College is not just an academic institution we are also best in the sporting arena.

Feb 2013, Athletics

Four (4) athletes qualified for district competitions and listed below are their names:

  • Sifiso Cebekhule participated in 5000m race,
  • Siyabonga Sibanda in tripple jump,
  • Tumelo Sebeela in Shot put,
  • Tokyo Sikwele in 100m.

2008, 2009 Athletics and other disciplines

Ncamisile Sithole (U17) was one of the best athletes Phoenix college ever had in many years. She competed in the following events 100m, 200m, 800m, 1500m, and 3000m. She was the best athlete in inner city cluster (Johannesburg) and in D11 and later on she participated in Provincial competitions. In two years Ncamisile managed to scoop 16 Gold medals.

Sonnyboy Nkazimulo Mtshinda (U17) collected medals in 100m sprint, 110 hurdles, long and triple jump. He won Gold medals in 100m and long jump, Silver medals in triple jump. He competed in inner city, D11 and at provincial level. Ncamisile Sithole and Sonnyboy Nkazimulo Mtshinda were awarded the sports personality in 2008.

  • Peter Manda participated in 100m and 200m and won a Silver medal for the under 19 age group in 2009.
  • Ishmael Moleko participated in 100m, 200m and won a Gold medal. He also competed in U19 long jummp and won a Silver medal.
  • Proud Motemele participated in 100m, 200m and 400m and won a Gold medal in U14 age group.
  • Katleho Mahoa participated in the NEDBANK Soweto 15Km Marathon race in 2008 and came out first.
  • In 2008 Phoenix College had 19 learners who qualified for D11 athletics competition.

2008, 2009 Soccer

  • Mfundo Shongwe Top goal scorer U15
  • Lehlohonolo Khala best player U15
  • Karabo Mahlabane Top goal scorer U19
  • Jafter Shiburi Best Player U19
  • Sivuyile Mazothana participated in U17 boys shot put and won at both inner city and district level
  • In 2008 Sibusiso Msomi and Dhlamini Masibulele were the outstanding primary school soccer players.

2008, 2009 Girls Soccer

  • Hazel Khumalo Top goal scorer
  • Mpho Letuma Best Player

Primary School Netball 2008, 2009

  • Victress Mlamla Top Shooter
  • Sanelisiwe Nazo Best Player 2009


Phoenix College was awarded first place in Drama in (2005). In 2009 Phoenix College had two learners who came out best in Traditional dance who were Fundiswa Mbhele and Mlambo Nompilo. Learners attended weekend leadership training camps offered by “The Art of Living” and the Ian Player Eco Leadership Forum during 2011/2012.

Great Care for Children

Phoenix College is one of the few colleges that has been awarded the “World Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child” by the Swedish Government. Numerous testimonials have been received and are still coming from parents.We enrolled 16 learners who had lost both parents in the genocide in Rwanda and awarded them bursaries to study from Grade 10 to Grade 12. After they had passed grade 12, we traced their surviving siblings and arranged with various embassies that they continue their graduate studies overseas in the respective countries where their siblings where found. In 2011 two of the learners who had just completed their degrees in Canada came to thank Phoenix College for the role that we had played in furthering their education.

They also mentioned that they were in contact with the other 14 learners that passed their Matric at Phoenix College and were now studying throughout the wolrd in countries like Sweden, England, America,Canada and many others. Because of this episode Phoenix College is well known throughout the world and has recently been featured in the international report, ” Hidden Assets”, issued by the Centre for Development and Entrepreneurship (CDE) and sponsored by the Templeton Foundation in the USA. As a result of that Phoenix College was visited by the Aljazeera TV Station as well as Professor Doctor Steven Ball from the Education Department of the University of London in the UK.

Other Activities

We offer Project Management courses, Entrepreneurship courses which are all SETA registered and Computer Literacy to all academic levels. All Phoenix College learners for grade R to Matric are offered free Computer literacy lessons during school hours.

We are also one of a few colleges that offers Information Technology, a subject covering the “Delphi” programming language according to the Department of Education curriculum. We also teach Mathematics with interactive Softwares that makes it easily understandable. All this enable learners the ability to take additional qualifications to obtain a job once they have finished Matric.