School Media Centre
The school has a large, well equipped Media Centre. The centre is air-conditioned and is available to all learners to use before school, during breaks and after school.
Besides books, there are a number of computers connected to the Internet. There are also printer and photocopy facilities available to both learners and educators.
The large size of the Centre allows for ample space for tables and chairs where learners can read or do research.
The school employs a full time librarian who is always prepared to assist where necessary. Grade 8 – 10 learners have reading lessons allocated to them during their Language periods.
George Campbell is equipped with a 25m by 25m swimming pool that is kept to the highest safety and hygiene standards.
The School has a large Information Technology Centre. This centre is fully air-conditioned and is divided into two sections so that two classes can be accommodated at the same time. The one section has 32 computers and the other 34. In 2006 a third computer room was added with 34 computers. All the computers in the centre are networked, linked to high speed printers and the Internet.
All learners do ICDL or Computer Literacy classes in grades 8 and 9 where they learn about the parts, construction and development of the computer, the Internet( how it works and how to use it!), Ms Word, Ms Excel and MS Powerpoint.
In Grade 10 learners have the choice of doing either IT (Information Technology), where they learn amongst other things programming in java, or CAT (Computer Applications Technology) where they learn computer applications such as Word Excel, Access and Webpage design. They will do these subjects through to grade 12.
The school is also a registered ICDL (International Computer Driving Licence) centre where learners and staff can be trained and tested to obtain an ICDL, an internationally recognised computer qualification.
Parallel Learning Centre (PLC)
This centre was initiated to protect both the learner and educator and to ensure the on-going culture of learning and teaching in the classroom. Any learner who continually disrupts either the teaching or learning process may be removed from the classroom to be detained in the PLC for one or more periods. The learner will continue with subject-related work during the detention.
Persistent offenders may be dealt with through normal disciplinary structures and this could include additional homework. Parents of these detained learners may be contacted at the discretion of the PLC Officer.
Serious misconduct could result, initially, in an internal hearing. This could then be followed with disciplinary procedures as outlined in the Code of Conduct – Section 6.
The PLC is not simply a disciplinary structure aimed at disciplining learners. Its immediate aim is to isolate disruptive or uncooperative learners from the classroom and allow them to continue with their normal school work under supervision while simultaneously addressing issues relating to their misconduct. Thus, the PLC Officer works very closely with the Headmaster, the Deputy Principals, the Grade Controllers, the School Counsellor and the parents (where necessary).
Electrical Technology Centre
The Electrical Technology Centre is a very well-equipped Centre which can accommodate the following disciplines covered in the Curriculum: Electrical, Electronics, Digital Systems.
In the Electrical Department high importance is placed on the practical component. An integrated approach to teaching is taken, the theory and practical are integrated to give the learner a proper understanding of electrical principles.
Civil Technology Centre
Civil Technology has become a popular subject at this school. We now have a Group 5 Practical Technology Facility in which learners can construct their models from their own design.
The FET curriculum is designed to expose our young learners to the field of Architecture (ie.: House design, bridge design), types of material, tools, etc. used in the Built Environment.
Career Opportunities in Civil extends from Architects, Roof specialists, Quantity Surveyors, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineers, etc.
Mechanical Technology Centre
The subject focuses on technology processes from conceptual design through to the process of practical problem solving, as well as the application of scientific principles. The subject includes all the previous subjects (Motor Mechanics, Fitting and Turnin and Welding) and combines them into one subject, “Mechanical Technology”.
Mechanical Technology plays an increasingly important role in the lives of all South Africans, due to its influence on scientific and technological developments.
Our workshops are specially equipped with the latest technology and equipment. Learners in the Mechanical Technology department are prepared for various career pathways and additional education and training opportunities.
All learners in Grade 10, 11 and 12 have the opportunity to learn how to operate a CAD Drawing System. Our qualified teachers take them to a well-equipped CAD Centre where they receive tuition on the operating procedures of a current version of AutoCad. Learners go to the centre for two lessons out of the nine, every cycle.