Performing Arts

Shorts (One Act Play Festival)

The One-Act Play festival is an annual event which encourages all learners to get involved in theatre: acting, directing, writing, stage managing, backstage work, prop design, sound and lighting are but a few of the areas from which they can choose.

Many learners have said that the one-act plays have been the best experience of their high school career.

Teacher in Charge: Mr Bates

School Musical Production

Held biennially, the school produces a major Musical Production. In 2013 we staged the popular The Little Shop of Horrors, in the beautiful Baxter Theatre.  In 2015 we staged Hello Dolly.  Once again at the Baxter.  In 2017 we staged Grease and cemented our reputation as a school that is able to produce top quality productions in the most professional manner.

New pupils are welcome to audition for these productions.

Teacher in charge:  Mrs Bekker & Miss Vercoe


The School Orchestra continues to develop into a vibrant ensemble with over 20 muscians as members. 

The Orchestra is open to all pupils of the school who can play an instrument at a suitable level.

Teacher in charge:  Mrs Bekker


The Choir has grown to be a strong and confident vocal ensemble, and has performed in many competitions.  2017 saw the introduction of a boys' choir.

The Concert Choir is open to all pupils in the school. An audition is required.

Teacher in charge:  Mr Swanepoel

 Guitar Ensemble

Open to all pupils in the school, the Guitar Ensemble comprises classical guitarists, who perform at various events throughout the year. In some instances an audition may be required. All members of the ensemble must be able to read music.  There are costs involved for tuition on Guitar.

Teacher in charge:  Mr R. Williams

Marimba Ensembles

Open to all pupils in the school, EHS currently has two ensembles, with a view to expand into a third in 2013. Pupils interested in joining one of the ensembles may need to be auditioned. 

Please note there are costs involved for the tuition in the Marimba Ensembles.

Teacher in charge:  Mrs Bekker


Jazz Band

A relatively new feature in our Music Department that has already won the Tygerberg Eisteddfod and is show-casing the school's musical talent.

Teacher in charge: Mrs Bekker


We have a number of active ensembles for all the instruments that are taught at the school and all music students are encouraged to become involved in ensemble work - the true show-casing of their talents