where education meets innovation


Welcome to John Orr Engineering School of Specialisation

Where Education Meets Innovation

At John Orr Engineering School of Specialisation, our vision is to provide quality, innovative education in a safe and supportive environment, equipping our learners with technical, entrepreneurial, and life skills for a successful future.

Our Vision

Enrolment Information

• Our language of teaching and learning and communication is English.
• Please remember that John Orr Engineering School of Specialisation is a specialisation high school and learners who apply should have an established foundation in terms of our key learning areas i.e. Mathematics and Physical Science.

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Why Schools of Specialisation?

Initially a Technical High school, John Orr was gazetted as a School of Specialisation with 813 learners and 63 staff members by the Gauteng Provincial Government on 22 August 2022. At the unveiling ceremony, then Gauteng Education MEC Mr Panyaza Lesufi, said the provincial government was changing the education landscape and investing in critical skills needed for the country.
With its focus on renewable energy and alternative sources of energy, John Orr Engineering School of Specialisation is leading the way in changing the education system in the province.

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Our Executive Team

M.M. Mutsharini



K. Dakile

Deputy Principal


P. Makenete

Principal's PA/Admissions




Gavin Redgment
Gavin Redgment
Class of ’76

“John Orr has gone through many changes, as a designated School of Specialisation, it now stands poised to make a real difference in the futures of its learners and the province as a whole.”

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Deloitte Makes a Difference

Our Grade 11 and 12 learners were delighted to host 26 employees of accounting firm Deloitte on...

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Gauteng schools of specialisation show their innovative side at festival

Thousands of learners from various schools in Gauteng danced and exhibited their talents at the...

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