Parktown Boys High is one of the longest participating rowing schools, having been formed in 1958. Parktown Boys Rowing has consistently been a top performing school in this discipline over the years. As a fully integrated government school, we are competing with primarily the private schools and some of our traditional rival government schools here in Johannesburg. It will not surprise you that most of the schools participating in this discipline are strong sporting and academic schools with a traditional rivalry that goes back many decades. The regattas and championships which are held during the course of the rowing season are always very competitive and large crowds are drawn.
It is a sport of which Parktown prides itself, and places the school among the elite. It is a sport that will continue to grow from strength to strength emanating from the strong rowing ethos that has been instilled in the learners, coaches, parents and staff over the years. The coaches are all external, most of whom are ex-pupils, and champion oarsman - the club boasts a coach to pupil ratio of one to eight. We are one of only three schools to boast having facilities at both Wemmer Pan and Roodeplaat Dam.
The season coincides with the summer months, and runs from the end of September through to March. Your son/s will be invited to join us at the start of season introductory camp during the October holidays - four days away from Mom, Dad and siblings. By then you will already be part of Parktown, and will participate in the under 14 age group races in the colours of Parktown.
Should your son be accepted into the school we will be hosting a rowing open day, in August, where your son will be able to see the boats and get an opportunity to get onto the water. You will receive notification of the day either by post or e-mail.
Please feel free to contact me at the school should you require any further details.
Look forward to seeing you there!
Rowing Master in Charge