Welcome to Greenwood Bay College

Welcome to Greenwood Bay College.

GBC is a unique school with a charm difficult to describe in words. We are a secular school with a modern, forward-looking approach to education, yet we believe in manners, integrity, trust and self-discipline.


Our evergreen campus on the gentle banks of the Piesang River, lies a few kilometres upstream from the landmark Beacon Isle Hotel in Plettenberg Bay. The sounds of laughter, music and sport fill the air.


Between classes, High School students sit and work unsupervised, play chess on our giant outdoors board, practise music and basketball, or just unwind. Afternoons are a hive of activity, with soccer, hockey, netball, tennis or cricket taking place, depending on the term. Swimming, mountain biking, waterpolo and kayaking are also popular.


The School runs from a toddler class, through Grades 000 – 12, and writes the Cambridge International Examinations. These equip students to enroll at universities overseas if they so wish (and, of course, at South African ones).


We are strong academically and pride ourselves on achieving some of the best Cambridge results in the country. We attribute this to excellent teaching and small classes.


We are also a balanced school, and believe in a well-rounded education.


Extra-murals are compulsory. A wide variety of sports and clubs cater to diverse tastes and talents. Our world-class campus, a few minutes from the town centre of Plettenberg Bay, but out in the country and surrounded by farmland and horses, is the perfect place for a young person to grow and discover themselves. Our dedicated teachers are passionate about education and in guiding young minds.


Please drop us a line, give us a call, or pop in to visit if you are in the beautiful Garden Route.


The primary goal of Greenwood Bay College is to celebrate the indiviual, instill pride in the school, teach ethical values and embrace relevant technologies of the future.


We aim to rise above the ordinary by producing school-leavers who will thrive in the 21st century; and show resilience, kindness, tolerance and respect.


Our highly committed staff, both teaching and non-teaching, will endeavour to ensure that all aspects of the school's organization, curricular and extra-curricular activities, are child-centered and designed to accommodate individual learning styles so that all may experience success and thrive within a vibrant programme. By encouraging independence and confidence and promoting logical and creative thinking amongst learners and staff, we will celebrate the diversity in our community.