We aim to contribute to the holistic experience of our children through exposure to a broad base of cultural experiences. We recognise cultural achievements in our school assemblies, in our weekly Horse’s Mouth newsletter, at termly award assemblies and annual prize giving/cultural awards evening.

All phases of the school offer opportunities for children to perform in different genres, including specialised cultural assemblies, music performances and annual productions which are phase specific.

  • Music in the Hills
  • Community Showcase
  • Supper & Song (High School)
  • Sunset Proms (Senior Primary)
  • One Act Plays (High School)

Cultural tours, camps and inter-school events take place annually in all phases of the school in areas such as:

  • Cape Town Cultural Tour (Grade 7)
  • Marimba Tours
  • Choir Camps
  • Rhythms of Africa (Senior Primary)

Pre-Primary (Grade 000 - 0)

Participation in cultural extra-murals in the Pre-Primary is voluntary.

We also include cultural activities in our Academic programme which include small productions and a year end concert.

Activities available

  • Ballet*
  • Durban Actors’ Studio*
  • School of Music*
  • Junior Builder*

*All activities are run by private service providers and are billed separately, not by the school.

Junior Primary (Grade 1 - 3)


  • Ballet
  • Board Games
  • Choir
  • Craft
  • Dance Club
  • Durban Actors’ Studio*
  • Robotics
  • School of Music*
  • Scripture Union
  • Junior Builder*

Activities marked by a * are run by private, outside Service Providers and are billed separately, not by the school.

Senior Primary (Grade 4 – 7)

It is our policy that each pupil who attends practices regularly will play matches during the term or be involved in cultural group performances. A register is kept by each coach to ensure this and a “no practice no play/ performance” policy is adhered to (even for top athletes or cultural performers). When a pupil has chosen to take part in a sport or cultural activity, they are encouraged to see that season through, unless a reasonable medical reason is given. Matches / performances for all teams are arranged prior to the start of the season, and should some pupils pull out during the season, it affects the rest of the team who may end up short of team mates.

    Our Academic school programme includes timetabled lessons for art, technology, drama, music and in the case of the Grade 7s dance is included.

  • Art Club
  • Choir
  • Computer Club
  • Robotics
  • Durban Actors’ Studio*
  • Marimba Bands (Junior & Senior)
  • Recorder Groups
  • J.A.M (Jesus And Me) [Junior & Senior Christian Groups]
  • Community Orchestra
  • School of Music*
  • Zenith Course* (Gr 7 Public Speaking)

Activities marked by an *, are run by private, outside staff.
We also offer (at own expense) a TMC Family Camping weekend for interactive bonding

High School (Grade 8 - 12)

The focus of the High School is on developing balanced, well-rounded people who are able to participate fully in society. The philosophy underpinning all of our extra mural activities is one of growing key dispositions to live a full and successful life. Dispositions such as resilience¸ truth, integrity, time management, empathy, love and respect are central to the opportunities described below.

With our rich selection of Cultural and Service options available in our extra mural programme. There is certainly something for everyone to be able to get involved in!

  • Art Club
  • Community Orchestra
  • Dale Carnegie*
  • United Nation Model Debate
  • Debating
  • Design & Technology Club
  • Durban Youth Council*
  • First Aid*
  • Environmental Leadership Course*
  • High School Plays
  • Marimba Band
  • President’s Award
  • Public Speaking
  • Robotics Club
  • Rotary Leadership Course*
  • School of Music*
  • Singing Groups (Retrobeats & Vocal Tenacity)
  • S.T.I.C (Students Together In Christ)

Activities marked by an * are run by private, outside staff

School Of Music

The School of Music at Thomas More College offers tuition for beginners to advanced pupils, and is open to all pupils in the Highway community as well as adults.
Exams in both Practical and Theory are offered through Trinity College of Music and Rock and Pop.

Should you require more information or tuition in the future, please contact:
The School of Music Director:
Mrs Dee Clarkson
Tel: 083 990 5011
Between 8.30am – 16.30pm, Monday – Friday
Email: musicschool@thomasmore.co.za

Instruments currently offered

  • Piano – Sheila Chiles 072 632 4369, Natasha Baker 082 877 6000, Lillian Rotheroe 031 702 3390 / 072 240 9380
  • Drums – Grant Halliday 082 375 7997
  • Guitar – Bryan Row 082 519 9373
  • Violin – Liz van Oudtshoorn 083 677 2757
  • Piano & Voice – Roberta Ramasamy 071 254 4583
  • Voice & Small Group Music Appreciation – Marijke de Bruin 082 802 4399
  • Saxophone & Clarinet – Wesley Lewis 072 996 9994

World Challenge

Much more than a school trip!!!

We share a belief that by empowering the students to lead their own expedition, they will go on to live a life of courage, kindness and adventure. From tough treks to new cultures, the day-to-day challenges of expedition life encourages students to develop life skills and build deeper confidence, resilience and empathy.

With over thirty years’ experience taking away over 8,000 students every year, World Challenge lead the way in quality, safety, ethical community engagement and learning outcomes. Guided by an adult leadership team, they will step out of their comfort zones and take on roles and the leadership of their group, managing a budget, planning meals and choosing accommodation.

A group of Thomas More pupils embarked on their first World Challenge in 2017 to Nepal. We never imagined how this experience would grow our children. An experience like never before! Our second group of pupils embark on their World Challenge in March 2019, where they will explore Vietnam. We know planning is well under way!

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