The Bill Schroder Centre is central to the academic programme of the school. The library offers a variety of facilities from research to working on assignments, to studying and to relaxed reading. This facility is divided into two sections, namely the Special Collection and the Reference Section. Our Special Collection consists of books written by or donated by Old Boys and teachers of Boys High. The other wing of the library houses books that can be borrowed. Subject research lessons in the library are supported by both the Librarian and subject teachers.
The “Reading Cove” is where pupils can relax and escape to the worlds of their favourite authors. They can catch up on the daily news in the newspaper or special interest in a periodical.
The library is a wireless hotspot and pupils are able to bring their own laptops, tablets or mobile devices to connect to the wi-fi. The library is equipped with a TV for use as a teaching aid. In our “Makerspace”, pupils can explore and share resources and work on projects. We have an e-hub for digital resources such as daily newspapers and digital periodicals. Our boardroom is a private space available for interviews, workshops and meetings. The proximity of the computer section allows free movement between print and electronic resources.
This modern facility offers the latest technology to the pupils of Pretoria Boys High School and is an asset for future generations.
THE MUSIC CENTRE
The Music Centre in the new Bill Schroder Centre is a spectacular realization of a collective dream. The dream has now become a monument to the very long tradition of our school and the many musical achievements of the present and past. This facility will also become a beacon to help us find our way into an exciting future.
The specialised facilities within the new music centre include a rehearsal room; a music teaching room and thirteen instrument teaching rooms. All of these are soundproofed in by having triple-rebate doors, carpeting and acoustic ceiling panels. The centre also features a music library in the entrance hall, and several store rooms.