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16-Jul-2019 | International Gold Medal Winners!

Back from left: Jarred Pitout (head coach), Isabella Booyens, Kristy Mederer, Gabbi Dingemans, Hayley Prinsloo, Gabby Thomas, Josefine Hjalmner, Megan Steynberg, Blayne Samuels, Eunice Kets (PV deputy head and coach), Liesel Kets (manager)

Front: Shyloh Lindemann, Inge Brunsdon, Skye Rennie, Jenna Blaauw, Patricia Potgieter, Ruth Benson, Jessica Lochner, Jade Southon

Since 2003, Parel Vallei’s first team hockey boys and girls have been participating in the u/18A Cape Town International Hockey Festival. Over the past 5 years, the girls’ teams have won this competition twice and finished in the finals. This year, PV’s boys ended 6th overall, but it was the girls who did exceptionally well this past weekend and showed sporting excellence by WINNING the festival for the third time!  

The team’s results were as follows: lost 0 – 3 against Paarl Girls’, beat Fairmont 9 – 1, drew 0 – 0 against Rustenburg, beat Chisipiti 2 – 1, beat Millfield Reds 5 – 0, beat Millfield Blues 1 – 0 in quarterfinals, beat Rhenish 2 – 0 in semifinals and beat Pearson in showdowns to win gold in the final.

PV’s own Josefine Hjlamner was also selected as Player of the Tournament!

Congratulations to all first team players and their coaches!

11-Jul-2019 | PV’s gifted two

This year almost 6 000 learners participated in the De Beers English Olympiad.  The results were announced during the holidays and Parel Vallei are proud to have two learners in the national top 100!

Grade 12 learners, Kayla van Rensburg achieved a 68th place and Caro Botha is 15th in the country! This is a fantastic achievement considering that this is such a challenging Olympiad. 

During the past holiday Caro was also invited to attend the National Schools Festival in Grahamstown that entailed a five-day programme of activities and workshops that celebrated the Arts. She thoroughly enjoyed the programme and is proud to have had the opportunity to represent PV at national level.


11-Jul-2019 | Hockey achievers

Parel Vallei hockey celebrates on two fronts after the holiday, as more than 40 Parel Valleiers participated in tournaments during the holiday and three players were selected for national teams!

Congratulations to all the players that were part of teams that won medals and to Patricia Potgieter that was selected for the u.17 SA team.  Kyle Kirsten and Skye Rennie were selected for the SA u.16 High Performance Squad.

From left: Patricia Potgieter, Kyle Kirstein and Skye Rennie

14-Jun-2019 | Newsletter - Term 2

14-Jun-2019 | PV’s Got Talent 2019

PV’s Got Talent 2019, was an amazing show last night and the variety and different type of acts had the audience on the edge of their seats!

It was a much enjoyed and fun-filled evening with many highlights (like the teacher’s act).

Thank you to Mrs. Mackenzie and her team for setting the stage for all Parel Valleiers to showcase their talents.

Congratulations to the winners:

Stage Act Winners

1st place: Ruth Benson – Solo

2nd place: The Drumline

3rd place: Dian Roux – Solo with loop

Art Winners:
1st place: Kayleigh Roux
2nd place: Nika de Beer

Photography Winners:
1st place: Caro Botha
2nd place: Inge Botha


13-Jun-2019 | Tyd wag vir niemand …

Yesol Jeong, Ben Kleyn, Danielle Kleyn, Chaewoo Lee. (Afwesig: Neil Marias).

Parel Vallei se span wiskundiges het hierdie gesegde letterlik op 8 Junie op pad na hul deelname aan die jaarlikse UCT Wiskunde Olimpiade beleef, maar selfs te min tyd kon dié Parel Valleiers nie keer om weer hul plek as een van die Top 5-Wiskundeskole by die jaarlikse UCT Wiskunde Olimpiade te verdedig nie.

Op pad na die olimpiade moes die span ‘n verkeersopeenhoping trotseer, ten spyte van die feit dat hul ruim tyd gelaat het vir die tog Kaap toe.  PV se span het in die proses 30 minute verloor, maar steeds die olimpiade geskryf en voltooi. (Net weer ‘n bewys van PV leerders se bulhond-veggees)

Onder dié omstandighede het PV wéér hulle plek verdedig, ‘n algehele 5de posisie behaal en 4 Parel Valleiers het selfs onder die Top 10 geëindig.  Hulle is: Danielle Kleyn (1ste in die graad 11-afdeling), Neil Marais (8ste in die graad 11-afdeling), Yesol Jeong (5de in die graad 10-afdeling), Ben Kleyn (5de in die graad 9-afdeling) en Chaewoo Lee (3de in die graad 8-afdeling). (Vir meer as 20 jaar al word PV aangewys as een van die Topskole by die kompetisie). 

Dis ook noemenswaardig dat Danielle Kleyn (vroeër vanjaar bekroon as Africa’s Queen of Mathematics) ten spyte van die verkorte toetstyd, die kroon gespan het by die olimpiade en ‘n 1ste plek behaal het in die graad 11-afdeling. Die beker vir die Beste dogter van die kompetisie is ook aan haar oorhandig. Wat ‘n prestasie! Die Skoleondersteuningsentrum (SOS) het onlangs ook ‘n beurs (van R10 000) aan haar toegeken as beloning vir haar uitsonderlike Wiskunde-prestasies die afgelope twee jaar.

Baie geluk aan die leerders met hul welverdiende prestasies!

12-Jun-2019 | PV Craven week players

Congratulations to these five players who have been selected to participate in the Craven and Academy Week that will take place at Grey College, Bloemfontein from     1 July 2019 – 6 July 2019.

We are very proud of them and wish them all the best for the tournament ahead!

From left: Thinus Pienaar (head of PV rugby), Ryan Coetzer, Ethan Borcherds, Leonard De Leeuw, Keanuh Michaels, Ivan Coetsee, Angelo Fritz (PV first team coach).

12-Jun-2019 | BLUE THREAD: TERM 2

Another term, another issue. In Issue 16 we say goodbye to our Editor in Chief, give you tips on easing your parents into your exam results and check in on Winston with a progress report. Term 2 was non-stop action from the kick-off of winter sport to exams, and we've covered it all for your reading pleasure. Now sit back and celebrate the coming holidays with some hot chocolate and The Blue Thread.

Read here.

12-Jun-2019 | Netball whizzes

Two of Parel Vallei’s top netball players Lutho and Ngoma are ready for action! They have been selected for one of the Cape Winelands Teams that will participate in the Western Cape Inter-District Netball Tournament from 4 – 6 July at the Huguenot High School in Wellington.

This tournament promises to be a wonderful opportunity for them to improve their skills while competing against the best players and having fun.

Lutho Phumelo (u.16)

Ngoma Okuhle (u.14)

11-Jun-2019 | PV-speke begin sing vir 2019

Parel Vallei se fietsryspan en hul ouers het Vrydagaand, 7 Junie weer heerlik gekuier tydens die BIG BRAG-funksie.  Dié geleentheid is die wegspringpunt vir die PV-fietsryseisoen.  Tydens die funksie is die span gemotiveer vir die uitdagings wat voorlê en is daar Blue Thread-gees gebou wat sal hou!

Die gasspreker vir die aand, Mariske Strauss (Silverback handelsmerk-ambassadeur in samewerking met Rola Motors), het al haar fietsrygeheime en -raad met die gehoor gedeel.  As een van SA se top bergfietsryers wat tans oefen vir die Olimpiese Spele van 2020 kon daar niemand beter wees om die PV-fietsryspan toe te spreek nie!

Mariske Strauss

Die volgende dag, 8 Junie, het 59 Parel Valleiers met ‘n spoed weggespring en hulle speke laat sing tydens die eerste kompetisie van die Spur School Mountain Bike League by Southey Vines en algeheel 2de geëindig!

In 2018 is PV se gemengde span eerste geplaas by die Western Province Spur Schools Mountain Bike League en by die Nasionale Spur Schools Mountain Bike League het Parel Vallei 4de in die gemenge kategorie en 5de in die seuns-afdeling klaargemaak. In die provinsiale finaal het ‘n Parel Vallei-leerder ook ‘n derde plek behaal.

Parel Vallei is trots daarop om erken te word as een van die Top 5-fietsryskole in SA en sal dié jaar weer voortbou op bogenoemde uitslae van 2018 en aanhou om ‘n liefde vir fietsry en fiksheid by leerders te skep.


03-Jun-2019 | A tribute to Ettienne Gouws

(Headmaster of Hoërskool Parel Vallei High School from January 1997– April 2014)

Funeral Service in Kleinmond AND

Memorial Service at Parel Vallei High School

The funeral service for Mr Ettienne Gouws will be held in the Kleinmond Dutch Reformed Church, on Thursday 6 June at 14:30. (Address: 4de Laan 67, Kleinmond).

Parel Vallei High School also wishes to give notice that a memorial service will be held for Mr Gouws in the Parel Vallei School Hall on Monday 10 June at 13:00. (Address: 95 Parel Vallei Rd, Somerset West).


31-May-2019 | A tribute to Ettienne Gouws

(Headmaster of Hoërskool Parel Vallei High School from January 1997– April 2014)

It is with great sadness that we learnt of the passing of Mr Gouws.

He was a remarkable man and headmaster with a thorough knowledge of the teaching profession.  His passion and love for Parel Vallei, the staff and learners was unrivalled and evident from the fact that he attended school functions for a long time after his retirement whenever he could.  His contribution to Parel Vallei’s success was invaluable.

Vir mnr Gouws was die skool se leerders, as mense, die belangrikste.  Sy intense belangstelling in hulle en sy ondersteuning wanneer nodig het onbetwiste lewenslange indrukke by vele leerders gelaat.

Mr Gouws, his gentlemanly manner, optimism and dedication to Parel Vallei will be remembered for a long time.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones at this time.

30-May-2019 | Strand Rotary Orator Evening

28-May-2019 | PV learner excels in English Olympiad

The English department of Parel Vallei are very proud to announce that Caro Botha, a grade 12 Afrikaans learner, has achieved a Top 15 position in the 2019 De Beers English Olympiad. This is an outstanding achievement, as there were over 5 700 national participants this year.

This achievement confirms Caro’s gift and passion for English.  Caro chose English as Home Language and enjoys A-levels in English literature through Parel Vallei’s Advanced Education Trust, to enrich herself further.

As part of Caro’s prize, she is invited to attend the 2019 National Schools Festival in Grahamstown from 25-30 June 2019, courtesy of the De Beers English Olympiad. This festival entails a five-day programme of activities and workshops that celebrates the Arts.

The ranking order of the Top 15 learners will be announced at the English Olympiad Prize Giving ceremony, on 29 June. The top 3 learners will each receive a cash prize (that varies from R27 000 to R33 000) and those ranked 4th to 15th will also be rewarded with a cash prize and book vouchers.

Parel Vallei wishes to congratulate Caro on her exceptional achievement!

28-May-2019 | 2nd Place for PV at national science competition

From left: Dean João, Michelle Cousins, Olivia Impson, Daniel Haupt.

Minquiz is an annual national science competition for grade 12 learners that aims to promote interest and careers in science, engineering and technology, and to provide an insight into Mintek’s role in the mineral technology field.

This year Stellenbosch University hosted the competition and Team PV, presented by: Dean, Michelle, Olivia and Daniel did exceptionally well in the platinum category by achieving an overall second position in the Western Cape.  South Africa College High School (SACS) won the competition and Herzlia High School ended in the third place.

Special mention must also be made of Daniel that received a certificate for excellence from Mintek for his outstanding contribution to the competition.

PV’s science department received a cash prize in recognition of this brilliant achievement.

24-May-2019 | Parel Vallei and Kwikspar Somerset Lion’s Square Golf Day

Parel Vallei and Kwikspar Somerset Lion’s Square Golf Day in October! 

Parel Vallei High School is proud to be hosting its annual golf day in collaboration with Kwikspar Somerset Lion’s Square at the Erinvale Golf Club on Friday, 25 October. With the support of Kwikspar Somerset Lion’s Square, this day promises to be on the same level of excellence as in the past.

Limited 4 ball’s available – book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Click here to enter.

Kliek hier om in te skryf.

24-May-2019 | Stellenbosch Eisteddfod toekennings

PV se koor en vokale ensemble het op Sondag, 19 Mei deelgeneem aan die Stellenbosch Eisteddfod Koorfees in die Endlersaal.

PV het skitterend gevaar onderleiding van mev Johlane van Niekerk (hoof-koorleier), me Marietjie Steyn (koorleier) en mnr Winand Grundling (begeleier). Die koor behaal GOUD+ en die vokale ensemble GOUD!


17-May-2019 | Bronze medal winners

Hats off to PV’s incredible first team hockey girls! They are the bronze medal winners in the SPAR Hockey Challenge. A total of 39 teams from the Boland and Western Province entered this year’s challenge.

Back, from left: Hayley Prinsloo, Josefine Hjalmner, Patricia Potgieter, Shyloh Lindemann, Gabbi Dingemans, Kristy Mederer, Isabella Booyens, Skye Rennie.

Front, from left: Gabby Thomas, Jessica Lochner, Jenna Blaauw, Inge Brunsdon, Jade Southon, Blayne Samuels.

The challenge started on Sunday, 12 May when PV played at Fairmont and Durbanville High School.  Their results were as follows:

  • Beat: Curro (Durbanville) 4 – 1
  • Beat: Montagu 5 – 0
  • Drew against: St Cyprians 0 - 0
  • Beat: De Kuilen 8 – 0

The team ended 2nd in their pool and qualified to take part in the final round which took place at Paarl Gimnasium on Wednesday, 15 May. Their results were:

  • Drew against: Rhenish 0 – 0
  • Beat: Bellville 4 – 0
  • Beat: Springfield 1 – 0

They ended in the top position of their pool and then played in the semi-finals against Stellenberg.  The match ended in a draw 1 – 1.  Unfortunately, they lost in the show downs and then had to do show downs against St Cyprians for 3rd and 4th place.

Parel Vallei won the show downs and claimed the bronze medal.

Another wonderful example of team work and the proud PV bulldog spirit!

14-May-2019 | PV se nuwe netbalhoof

‘n Hartlike Blue Thread-welkom aan me Alida Duvenhage wat op 2 Mei by PV aangesluit het as die nuwe dame aan die stuur van PV-netbal.

Sy is in Caledon gebore en het ‘n BA Menslike Bewegingsgraad (en HOD nagraads) verwerf aan die Universiteit van die Vrystaat.

Me Duvenage is ‘n professionele netbalafrigter en -skeidsregter en het in 2010 haar SA “A”-skeidsregtingsgradering ontvang. Sy neem die leisels oor by me Chrisna Alberts wat verloof geraak het en daarna na Namibië verhuis het.  Me Alberts het ‘n sterk grondslag nagelaat waarop me Duvenage sal voortbou.

Me Duvenage het eers in die privaatsektor gewerk, waarna sy 27 jaar as ‘n onderwyseres en netbalafrigter by die Hoërskool Kathu, Hoërskool Charlie Hofmeyer en Hoërskool Brandwag werksaam was.

Sy glo dat sy op ‘n netbalbaan dogters kan help om hulle menswees ten volle te ontgin, selfvertroue te kweek en net soos haar eie skoolnetbalafrigters, waardevolle lewenslesse kan oordra terwyl sy afrig. Naas haar hoofdoel om netbal uit te bou, sluit haar planne ook in om leerders as netbalskeidsregters te ontwikkel om op só ‘n manier deelname te bevorder deur ‘n geleentheid te skep vir dogters wat nie netbal speel nie.

10-May-2019 | 37 Boland hockey players call PV their home

We would like to congratulate the following hockey players who have been chosen for provincial hockey sides.  The list of 37 hockey players, mark the highest group of PV hockey players to be included in Boland teams!

With these results Parel Vallei’s endeavour towards sporting excellence can accurately be measured!

PV will keep on developing hockey in the school with Blue Thread passion!

PV Boland hockey boys.

We would like to congratulate the following hockey players who have been chosen for provincial hockey sides.  The list of 37 hockey players, mark the highest group of PV hockey players to be included in Boland teams!

With these results Parel Vallei’s endeavour towards sporting excellence can accurately be measured!

PV will keep on developing hockey in the school with Blue Thread passion!

PV Boland hockey boys.

Back: Levi Rennie (Boland u.14 Regional), Adiel Coetzee (Boland u.16A), Schalk Bezuidenhout (Boland u.14 Regional), Kyle Kirstein (Boland u.16A), Luke Eames (Boland u.18 Regional), 

Middle: Leigh Witbooi (Boland u.16B), Santiago Osrio Parga (Boland u.14 Regional), Asher Adams (Boland u.16 Regional), Marcus Nel (Boland u.16 Regional)

Front: Taariq Adonis (Boland u.14 Regional), David Botes (Boland u.14 Regional), Khulile Stokwe-Warner (Boland u.16B), Moses Kossman (Boland u.16A), Kholikile Stokwe-Warner (Boland u.16B)

Absent: Dian Wiese (Boland u.18 Regional), Sebolele Makaleni (Boland u.14 Regional), Liam Meldrum (Boland u.16B), Robert Fair (Boland u.18A), Aiden de Wet (Boland u.14 Regional), Junior Makani (Boland u.14 Regional).

                                                            PV Boland-hokkiemeisies

Agter, van links: Patricia Potgieter (Boland o.18B), Hayley Prinsloo (Boland o.18B), Carla le Roux (Boland o.14 Streekspan), Q-Shay Carls (Boland o.14 Streekspan), Rebekah Diedericks (Boland o.16A).

Middel: Inge Brunsdon (Boland o.16B), Casey Holmes (Boland o.14 Streekspan), Rihana Mullins (Boland o.14 Streekspan), Ammaarah Rhode (Boland o.14 Streekspan).

Voor: Jessica Lochner (Boland o.16B), Jenna Blaauw (Boland o.16 Streekspan), Jade Southon (Boland u.18A), Blayne Samuels (Boland u.18B), Gabbi Thomas (Boland o.18A).

Afwesig: Josefine Hjalmner (Boland o.18A), Isabella Booyens (Boland o.18 Streekspan), Skye Rennie (Boland o.16A)

09-May-2019 | PV's Got Talent

Daar word gesê dat talent volop is in PV, maar kom besluit eerder self op Woensdagaand, 12 Junie …

07-May-2019 | Mr and Miss PV 2019

Contestants from left: Franzé Lötter, Kyle Slater, Lienke Frylinck, Jacques Ludik, Mia de Villiers, Eric van den Oever, Georgina Henderson, Jason Holmes, Anke Tough, Dirk Beukes, Kelly Holmes, Joshua Burger, Blayne Samuels, Dylan Jansen van Rensburg, Annalet de Vries, Neil Bothma, Reike Ferreira, Martin Raubenheimer, Nazranah Osman, Francois Robbertz.

Congratulations Mr and Miss PV 2019: Kelly Holmes and Joshua Burger!

The runners-up are: Anke Tough and Dirk Beukes.

Mr and Miss PV will not only be the ambassadors and the informal faces of PV at numerous school events throughout this year, but they will also support our community by carrying out the Blue Thread.

The theme of the evening was “All around the world” and saw the 20 contestants opening the evening with a group dance, supported by Parel Vallei’s dance group.  Interview clips were played and the audience got a glimpse of the contestants before the show formally started. Categories included, stylish day wear and costumes of their choice that supported the specific country they selected.

Before the interval the audience voted for their favourites and while votes were tallied, the contestants amazed the audience in their evening wear.

The judges were: Dr. Ilse Joubert, Mrs. Melody de Wet and Mrs. Jeanetta Verdoes.

Thank you to the following sponsors that made the evening possible:

  • Eveningwear X-change Dress Hire
  • Placecol
  • Thirsty Scarecrow
  • Avon
  • Mantelli’s
  • Altron
  • Morgenster
  • Function Flowers
  • Lizea Beauty at Mayfair
  • Beauty by Halli
  • Hands on therapy
  • Sorbet –Waterstone
  • Janelle’s reflections of gracious beauty
  • Hair Works
  • Vida e Café
  • 178 on Mane
  • Almien Health and Skincare
  • Erinvale Estate, Hotel and Spa
  • Zeezich Motors
  • Vredenburg Manor House
  • Ben’s on the Beach
  • The Health Kick

The contestants would also like to thank Mrs. Alana Pretorius, Mrs. Mardie Steenkamp, Dean Joa and the rest of the prefects for a well-planned and successful evening!

03-May-2019 | Fiddler on The Roof

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03-May-2019 | PV-deo part of Die Burger, Suidoosterfees

Parel Vallei’s music department is very proud to have two Parel Valleiers, Zoë Torres (part of the CPYO, Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Orchestra) and Danielle Kock (individual artist) who performed at the 16th Suidoosterfees, at the Artscape Theatre that ended on the 1st of May.

Zoë Torres, pictured left, is currently in grade 10 and has been a part of the CPYO for two years and received school colours for Special Orchestra.  (It is only the second time in the history of the school that this achievement has been reached). 

She makes use of the broad instrumental opportunities that Parel Vallei offers and thoroughly enjoys playing in the school orchestra, the string ensemble and she is also looking forward to the schools upcoming musical: Fiddler on the Roof, that will start on the 26th of July.

As for the rest of the year, she looks forward to the Lunch Hour Concerts series and other festivals that will be a highlight on the CPYO line up for the year.  Besides the guidance, support and training that Zoë receives at school, she also takes lessons from French cello teacher, David Pinout, who is a member of the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra and a wonderful example for her to aspire to.

Danielle Kock, pictured right, also in grade 10, has been playing the violin for 7 years and was invited to perform at the Suidoorsterfees, where she was spotted by the organiser of the concert, at the SAMRO Hubert van der Spuy National Music Competition in 2018.  Here Danielle made it to the finals of this prestigious competition. 

At school Danielle enjoys singing in the choir, forming part of the school orchestra and string ensemble. She has a busy year ahead, as she will be one of the leading rolls in Fiddler on the Roof, as the Fiddler! Danielle is a very dedicated and disciplined musician, but acknowledge that she could not have come so far without lessons from her private teacher, Francois Voges and her PV music teacher, Helena van der Merwe. 

Zoë and Danielle are proud examples of leading string youth artists who have a Blue Thread of PV excellence woven into their musical talents!

Zoë Torres 

Danielle Kock


26-Apr-2019 | PV word weer vereer as Top Voederskool

Parel Vallei doen sy akademiese rekord, van uitnemendheid weer gestand, nadat PV die 4de plek behaal op die lys van die Top-20 Voederskole van die US (Universiteit Stellenbosch).  Die ranglys word gebaseer op registrasies vir toelating tot US se voorgraadse programme.

Dis belangrik om te weet dat PV die enigste skool op die top-5 skolelys is wat onderrig aanbied in beide Afrikaans en Engels, aan seuns en dogters. Die omvang van die prestasie is dus merkwaardig as PV se volgehoue akademiese prestasie in ag geneem word.  PV word ook nie net jaar na jaar vereer vir die getal leerders wat toelating kry nie, maar ook vir die hoeveelheid oud PV-leerders wat hul kursusse suksesvol voltooi.

Die Top-5 ranglysposisie van skole is:

  1. Paul Roos Gimnasium
  2. Hoërskool D.F Malan
  3. Hoër Meisieskool Bloemhof
  4. Hoërskool Parel Vallei
  5. Paarl Gimnasium

PV sal trots bly streef na ‘n gebalanseerde, Gees-, Siel- en Liggaambenadering tot onderwys, wat in slegs 33 jaar alsoveel uitsondelike resultate kon lewer.  

Op die onderstaande foto is PV se adjunkhoof (akademie), me Duvenage wat saam met haar span, vandat PV se deure geopen is, daagliks omsien na die bevordering en uitbou van PV se hoë akademiese standaard.

Die leerders, van links, is: Kayla van Rensburg, Michelle Cousins, Dean João, Kai Moolman.

26-Apr-2019 | Congratulations to our Mr and Miss PV Finalists for 2019!

We are looking for our next Mr and Miss Parel Vallei, who will be the faces and ambassadors of our school at all our important school events this year.  Our 20 finalists are not only passionate about PV but also our community, and have each chosen a charity to support.  The winners will each initiate a drive for their specific charity organisation.  The audience will also be able to vote for their favourite two finalists on the night.

Mr and Miss PV 2019 will take place on Friday, 3 May, at 19:00 in the old school hall.  Tickets are R40 and available at the finance office (no reserved seats, so come early!).

23-Apr-2019 | Marietjie Cillers: Remember the name

Met vergunning van DistriksPos

23-Apr-2019 | Kore van die Kom se vlamme brand hoog!

Die energie van die koorfees het behoorlik kultuurvlamme hoog laat brand, van 16 tot 17 April.

Die kore wat die verhoog met Elvis Blue gedeel het, was:

  • Somerset House
  • Somerset College
  • Macassar
  • Hendrik Louw
  • Curro Sitari
  • Beaumont
  • Strand
  • Lochnerhof
  • Parel Vallei

Dit is die tweede jaar dat dié kultuurgeleentheid, wat groot belangstelling uitlok aangebied is deur Musaic en Parel Vallei se Musiekdepartement.

Elkeen van die kore het die gehoor se harte warm gesing met twee sangitems van hul keuse, waarna Elvis Blue oud en jonk saam laat sing en droom het met onder andere: You are my lighthouse. Na sy vertoning het die mooiste musiek weer opgeklink toe elkeen van die kore deelgeneem het aan ‘n massakoor-optrede saam met Elvis.

Dit was duidelik dat almal betrokke die aande terdeë geniet het!

‘n Besonderse dankie aan die volgende firmas/organisasies wat die aande ondersteun en moontlik gemaak het:

  • Al die skoolhoofde, koorleiers, begeleiers en KOORLEDE!
  • Ronel Viljoen en Marissa van Wyk van Musaic.
  • Parel Vallei se Musiek-, Kommunikasie- en Terreinpersoneel.
  • Die Bay View gastehuis.
  • The Piano Company.
  • KWIKSPAR Somerset Lion’s Square.
  • Tru-Cape.

Ons sien daarna uit om weer volgende jaar kultuurliefhebbers te verwelkom!

16-Apr-2019 | PV-onderwyseres, ‘n top fluitjieblaser

Baie geluk aan juffrou Liana Kriel wat haar Netbal Suid-Afrika (NSA) C+ skeidsregters-gradering behaal het.  Om te kwalifiseer het sy uitdagende fiksheidstoetse asook praktiese skeidsregtersessies geslaag, wat beoordeel is deur ‘n bekwame NSA-paneel. Sy was die enigste persoon in haar groep wat dié nuwe netbalskeidsregters-toekenning ontvang het.

In 2018 het me Kriel by PV se onderwysspan aangesluit en sy is ‘n groot aanwins vir die skool, nie net in die klaskamer waar sy Wiskunde en Wiskundige Geletterdheid onderrig nie, maar ook op die netbalbaan waar sy PV-dogters aanmoedig om hulself ten volle te ontwikkel.

11-Apr-2019 | PV’s Queen of Mathematics recrowned

Parel Vallei’s very own “Queen of Mathematics”, reclaimed her crown and title as the Best Girl in the 27th Pan African Maths Olympiad (PAMO) this past weekend.

PAMO is an event of the African Mathematics Union (AMU) organised each year in an African country where the best pupils in Mathematics of Secondary Schools, are invited to compete. This event aims to encourage mathematical talent and teaching methods in mathematics across the African continent.

Last year the South African team, of which Danielle was part, did extremely well at both PAMO and PAMO-G (Pan African Maths Olympiad for Girls) and achieved 1st position in both divisions. During these Olympiads Danielle Kleyn was crowned as the African Queen of Mathematics and the team obtained one gold medal, four silver medals and one bronze medal.

This year Danielle, now in grade 11, was reselected, together with five other learners for the South African team, based on their performance in the 2018 Final Round of the South African Mathematics Olympiad (SAMO) and other SAMF Olympiad training programmes organised by the South African Mathematics Foundation.  Danielle’s team mates included: Juliette Roux (from Herschel Girls’ School in Cape Town), Alex Sinclair-Smith (from Westerford High School in Cape Town), Kgaogelo Bopape (from Horizon High School in Johannesburg), Andi Qu (from St John’s College in Johannesburg) and Emmanuel Rassou (from South African College High School in Cape Town).

This group of genius leaners from grade 9 to 11 were up against tough competition from other African countries, but still managed to outsmart 12  teams by coming second overall in this international competition!

Danielle said that she loved being part of team SA and enjoyed interacting with other learners to solve mathematical problems and to exchange new mathematical methods and formats.

Other than taking part in the Pan African Maths Olympiad, she is also looking forward to Olympiads from UCT, Die Burger and SAMO.

She enjoys design and languages as school subjects, but ultimately dreams of studying a degree that will combine her favourite subjects: Maths, Science and Computer Sciences.

04-Apr-2019 | PV Rugby Players in WP Colours

These four PV Bulldog rugby players (from left): Keanuh Michaels, Leonard de Leeuw, Ethan Borcherds and Ivan Coetzee, were selected to the WP u/18 Invitational XV team that competed in the World Schools Festival in Stellenbosch during the holiday. These players stood tall against a very strong World Select XV (Springbok u/17 team) and put in solid performances, especially against the Zimbabwe u/18 International team, where WP won!

Mr. Thinus Pienaar, head of PV rugby (right) said that he is very proud of having 4 rugby players in WP colours on a World School's rugby stage for Parel Vallei High and added that the PV Bulldogs are ready to rise to the highest level in the premium B league this season.

04-Apr-2019 | Sparkling Silver for PV

Congratulations to Parel Vallei’s u.18A girls’ hockey team that had a great start to the new season by coming second at the Fairmont tournament in Durbanville during the holidays.

The results were as follows:

  • Beat Drostdy 13 - 0
  • Beat Glenwood House 10 - 1
  • Beat Curro Durbanville 12 - 0
  • Beat Trinity House 3 - 0
  • Drew against Stellenberg 2 - 2
  • Beat York 5 - 0
  • Lost against Hudson Park 2 - 3 in the final round.

This team stood together with Blue Thread spirit and fought right until the end!

Back, left: Layla Morris, Gabriella Dingemans, Josefine Hjalmner, Kristy Mederer, Megan Steynberg.

Middle: Blayne Samuels, Isabella Booyens, Hayley Prinsloo, Shyloh Lindemann, Gabby Thomas.

Front: Inge Brunsdon, Jessica Lochner, Jade Southon, Jenna Blaauw, Patricia Potgieter.

Well done to Patricia (pictured below with her parents, Mrs. Adré and Dr. Etienne Potgieter) who earned her 100th cap on 23 March during this tournament. 

In addition, the following PV hockey players we selected as part of the tournament team to tour to Holland in September later this year.

Back from left: Kyle Kirsten, Dian Wiese, Robert Fair.

Front: Patricia Potgieter, Hayley Prinsloo, Josefine Hjalmner, Gabriella Dingemans.

03-Apr-2019 | Jazz is on a roll at PV

During the March holidays the Parel Vallei Show Band formed part of 10 high schools that were invited to attend the Cape Town Jazz Festival’s skills development workshop programme.  This workshop was presented by industry professionals and included classes in stage-etiquette preparation, musical appreciation and training in both musical and production elements.

After the workshop the schools also had the opportunity to perform at the Cape Town Jazz Festival development concert held at the Artscape Theatre.  Bands were instructed to perform strictly South African Jazz and PV performed grass roots originals that wowed the audience and made them a crowd favourite!

Once again one of PV’s band members, Ethan Verrezen, was selected to play in the All Stars Band!  This band performed at the Greenmarket Square in front of 2000 people, as an opening act for the Cape Town International Jazz festival. What a privilege!

We are looking forward to more great Jazz news and originals from this jazzy group.


Back, from left: Alex Nieto Lawrence, Hugo Potgieter, Gerhard Eckley, Mr. Duncan Combe, Ethan Verrezen, Lukas Killian, Minje Yang.  Front: Henko Uys, Zen van der Merwe.

25-Mar-2019 | Fiddler on The Roof

18-Mar-2019 | Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia! with PV’s Sport Department

Parents, supporters and friends of PV are invited to join us again for this fun filled fund raiser in May.

Don’t wait too long to reserve a table/place for this event, as places will fill up FAST!

14-Mar-2019 | Newsletter - Term 1

To read the English version, click here.

14-Mar-2019 | Choir festival / Kore-fees met Elvis Blue

Op 16 en 17 April sal Parel Vallei weer die trotse gasheerskool wees vir die Skoolkore-fees met Elvis Blue en die onderstaande kore.  Dié trotse kultuurgeleentheid word aangebied deur Musaic.

Die 16de April sal kore van dié skole optree:

  • Parel Vallei
  • Macassar
  • Hendrik Louw
  • Curro Sitari
  • Beaumont

Die 17de April sal dié skoolkore ‘n verhoog deel:

  • Parel Vallei
  • Macassar
  • Somerset House
  • Somerset College
  • Strand
  • Lochnerhof

Kaartjieverkope het vandag geopen en is beskikbaar teen R120 per persoon by Parel Vallei se Finansies-kantoor.

13-Mar-2019 | BLUE THREAD: TERM 1

In Issue 15 we’re treating you to endless Winston photos for you to to save, print and obsess over if you so wish.  From interviews with the Interschools cheerleaders and an inside look into 2019’s Grade eight orientation to introducing our new teachers and providing you with a killer playlist to kick off your holidays with, we've got you covered. 

13-Mar-2019 | Brakkies Got Talent

Rather than being a contest, the grade 8 Brakkies Got Talent on 12 March was more of a performance that celebrated PV’s newest talent in the school.

The group of learners pictured below performed an array of music, dancing and acting, and even showcased other unique skills.

It was wonderful to unearth all the hidden talent among our new grade 8s. We hope that even more learners will be courageous and make use of the opportunities that PV offers.  Thank you to all the other learners who supported their peers.

The winners were:

In 1st place: Julian Wozniak, 2nd place: Katelyn Drury and 3rd place: Jayden du Plessis.

From left: Jayden du Plessis, Julian Wozniak, Katelyn Drury

Action photos

Julian Wozniak

Katelyn Drury

Jayden du Plessis

12-Mar-2019 | PV verower 10 medaljes

Die afgelope naweek (van 8 - 9 Maart) het Parel Vallei se top 12-atlete hulself goed van hul taak gekwyt deur Boland te verteenwoordig by die Wes-Kaap Sekondêre Skole Atletiek-kampioenskappe te Dal Josafat, Paarl.  Dit is die meeste Parel Valleiers wat nóg aan die kampioenskappe deelgeneem het.

PV het 5 goue, 2 silwer en 3 bronsmedaljes verower. Onder die medaljewenners was Marietjie Cilliers wat die Wes-Kaap provinsiale 3 000m-rekord vir dogters onder 15 jaar verpletter het met 10 sekondes!

PV medaljewenners is as volg:

  • Gerhard Eckley, 10 000m stap, goud, 54:37.74 (persoonlike beste).
  • Zenade October, 800m, goud, 2:18.97 (persoonlike beste).
  • Marietjie Cilliers, 3 000m, goud, 10:34.55 (persoonlike beste) en ‘n Wes-Kaap- rekord!
    1 500m hindernis, brons, 5:21.33.
  • Courtney Jenniker, driesprong, goud, 10.38m.
  • Zinathi Fukweni, diskus, goud, 29.63m (persoonlike beste).
  • Jayden Daniels 300m hekkies, silwer, 38.85sek. (persoonlike beste).
  • Adam Burger, hoogspring, silwer, 1.80m.
  • Mikhaela Horn, hoogspring, brons, 1.60m.
  • Lanah Nel, 3 000m, brons, 10:59.72 (persoonlike beste).

Roux Nieuwoudt, Melissa Hoffman en Lyle Titus het ook die Boland met onderskeiding verteenwoordig.

Die Wes-Kaap-atletiekspan wat gaan deelneem aan die SA Sekondêre Skole Atletiek-kampioenskappe te Port Elizabeth op 21 - 23 Maart sal later dié week aangekondig word.

Geluk aan dié PV atlete.  Hulle prestasies spreek van sport-uitnemendheid!

Agter, van links: Michaela Horn, Roux Nieuwoudt, Lyle Titus, Melissa Hoffman, Gerhard Eckley.

Voor:  Zenade October, Marietjie Cilliers, Zinathi Fukweni, Lanah Nel, Courtney Jenniker, Jayden Daniels.

11-Mar-2019 | Twaalf PV-atlete verteenwoordig Boland die naweek

Op 22 en 23 Februarie het dié atlete aan die Boland atletiek-kampioenskappe deelgeneem by die Dal Josafat sportgronde in die Paarl. Hulle het drie goud, ses silwer en ses brons medaljes verower.

Twaalf PV-atlete is na die byeenkoms gekies om Boland, die naweek by die Wes-Kaap atletiek-kampioenskappe vir Hoërskole te verteenwoordig in 18 items.

Baie geluk aan die Parel Valleiers ons wens julle alle sterkte toe!

Uitslae van die Boland atletiek-kampioenskappe:

Agter, van links: Gerhard Eckley (brons, 10km-stap seuns o.19), Roux Nieuwoudt (silwer, gewigstoot seuns o.17), Melissa Hoffman (4de, hammergooi dogters o.17), Lyle Titus (brons, diskus seuns o.19).

Voor: Jayden Daniels (4de in verspring, goud vir 100m, silwer vir 200m, goud vir 300m seuns o.15), Marietjie Cilliers (brons, 1 500m en silwer 3 000m dogters o.15), Courtney Jenniker (silwer, drievoudige sprong dogters o.15), Zinati Fukweni (goud, diskus dogters o.14), Zenade October (brons 800m, 4de in 1 500m, 5de in 3 000m dogters o.15).

Afwesig op die foto: Mikhaela Horn (brons, hoogspring dogters o.17), Adam Burger (silwer, hoogspring seuns o.15), Lanah Nel (silwer, 3 000m dogters o.17).

11-Mar-2019 | Parel Vallei Playhouse High School Drama Festival

Parel Vallei Playhouse High School Drama Festival | 07 – 14 August 2018

Calling all High Schools

We are extremely excited to invite you to Somerset West as we partner with the Playhouse Theatre and the Helderberg Eisteddfod to present an annual, now bilingual, High School Drama Festival. 

Our prestigious festival will be awarding actors, writers, directors, designers and technical crew with Gold, Silver and Bronze certificates. The top three plays will also be invited perform again in the finals on Wednesday, 14 August.

View our festival invitation and entry form for more information.

We look forward to welcoming you to this annual festival.

Yours in theatre

Yanou Pienaar

Festival Co-ordinator

08-Mar-2019 | PV’s Music Department Gets Jazzy

Ten Parel Vallei Music learners took part in the Cape Town International Jazz Festival Training Programme (music and careers workshops 2019) at the CTICC during the month of February.  This was an enriching experience that all the learners thoroughly enjoyed. The programme culminated in a live performance of our PV Jazz Band at the Artscape Theatre on the evening of the 26 March 2019.

Ethan Verrezen

We are also pleased to announce that Ethan Verrezen was selected to play in the All Stars Super Band during the Cape Town International Jazz Festival. This is the second year running that Ethan has been given this accolade. The All Stars Super Band will perform at Greenmarket Square on Wednesday 27 March, which is the opening concert for the International Jazz Festival 2019.  We would like to wish Ethan all the best for this performance!

08-Mar-2019 | Inter-house Drama Plays 2019

Last night marked yet another cultural highlight when learners from their different houses (Stella, Aberdeen and Nassau) competed for the top seven positions of this yearly event that showcase ALL the diverse talent within our beautiful school. 

Congratulations to the following PV stars, it was a wonderful Blue Thread event to remember!

1. Best Play – house NASSAU (pictured below)

Back, from left: Josua Nel, Dylan Janse van Rensburg.

Front: Azelle Geldenhuys, Annegrethe Scholtz, Chelsea Pregnolato, Rosalind Mitchell,

Megan Lane.

2. Best Junior Actor – Ryan Verezzen (STELLA)

3. Best Junior Actress – Jenna-lee Roets (STELLA)

4. Best Senior Actor – Milane Liwane (ABERDEEN)

5. Best Senior Actress – Tamryn Roets (STELLA)

6. Best Script – Yolisa Rasimeni and Elizabeth van Schalkwyk (STELLA)

7. Best Director – Josua Nel (NASSAU)

06-Mar-2019 | Dads’ and Lads’ Camp

Our traditional Dads’ and Lads’ Camp took place from 1 – 3 March in the Grabouw Forest, at the Back 2 Basics Adventure Campsite.  More than 100 men (fathers, sons and coaches) attended the camp this year.

The theme was ‘PV rugby culture and philosophy’. The boys enjoyed all the team-building activities and it was a great opportunity for the Bulldogs to strategise and to form an even stronger Blue Thread game plan for this season. 

After all the practice sessions, Mr Schenck attended the camp on the Saturday night and motivated everyone with his message for 2019. Later that night, fires where lit and all joined in for a well-deserved braai, of course! 

Very tired, but smiling boys arrived home safely on the Sunday, knowing that this camp marked the official start to yet another rugby year with many highlights to come.


04-Mar-2019 | PV bou naam by Landbou Rugbydag

Geluk aan PV se 1ste XV, wat die afgelope Saterdag vir die eerste keer onoorwonne was by die Boland Landbou Rugbydag.  Die opposisie was taai, maar PV se bulhond-veggees is weer bewys!

In die verkorte wedstryde van 15 minute aan ‘n kant, was die uitslae as volg:

PV teen Worcester Gimnasium: 5 – 5.

PV teen Fairbairn College: 20 – 0.

PV se rugbymanne sien reeds baie uit na komende Saterdag, 9 Maart wanneer

nege PV-rugbyspanne (die meeste nóg) op die tuisveld sal uitdraf teen Hugenote- en Wellington-spanne.

01-Mar-2019 | Met vlieënde vaandels

Hierdie jong man, Enrico Blood, het sy NSS-eksamen in Afrikaans Eerste Addisionele Taal met groot sukses geslaag!  PV het pas verneem dat hy aangewys is as die Wes-Kaap-leerder wat die beste presteer het in dié vak.

Op die eerste foto staan Enrico by sy trotse vakonderwyseres, me Marietjie Bredell, wat hom van graad 8 in Afrikaans onderrig het.  Me Bredell is ’n bekwame onderwyseres met ’n passie vir Afrikaans en die jeug.  Sy vorm reeds vanaf  2004 deel van PV se Blue Thread personeelspan.

Me Bredell sê: “Ek haal my hoed af vir dié Parel Valleier! Enrico het net weer bewys dat Engelse leerders wel goed kan vaar in Afrikaans, as hulle hard werk en ’n doel voor oë het!”.

Enrico se raad aan graad 12’s is om notas in die klas te neem, ou vraestelle uit te werk en die belangrikste van alles: om aan te hou probeer om ’n tweede taal baas te raak.

Sy doel was om ’n A-simbool in Afrikaans Tweede Taal te behaal om sodoende sy aansoek tot Klimatologie aan die Universiteit van Kaapstad te versterk.  Hy het sy doelwit bereik en geniet nou sy studies terdeë! Hy is positief oor sy toekoms en die legio geleenthede wat wag!

Hier is Enrico saam met sy trotse ouers, me Ingrid en mnr Franciscus Blood.

01-Mar-2019 | PV ‘Consumed’ by 2 Top Spots

From left: Daneska Rohrmuller, Mrs Maryke de Villiers (Consumer Studies subject head), Sharyn van der Walt

2018 National Senior Certificate (NSC) accolades are still flowing in for Parel Vallei students.

Parel Vallei High School is very proud of these 2 learners, Daneska Rohrmuller and Sharyn van der Walt who claimed the 8th and 9th positions in the Western Cape for Consumer Studies in 2018.

To achieve this remarkable end result in their final school exam, these two Parel Valleiers said that they rather focused on the process, by constantly working hard, reviewing their work and planning their time carefully between all their activities to be able to obtain this rewarding end result!

Mrs Maryke de Villiers, their Consumer Studies’ teacher, visited them in Stellenbosch this week to congratulate them on their achievement.  Daneska is studying Mechanical Engineering (to specialise in Biomedical Engineering) and Sharyn is studying BSc Chemical Biology, both at the University of Stellenbosch.

On behalf of Parel Vallei, we would also like to congratulate this much-loved teacher, Mrs de Villiers, for her dedicated input, enthusiasm and support!

01-Mar-2019 | Systematic Test Awards - 3rd in the Western Cape

Parel Vallei is proud of the latest award that the Western Cape Education Department presented to PV for Academic Excellence in the systemic tests that were written by all grade 9 learners.

Out of all the schools in the Western Cape, PV was placed third for languages!

We would like to congratulate our Language department on an achievement that once again highlights PV’s constant striving towards excellence in Body, Mind and Spirit.

Pictured below:  Mrs Sonia Manthey (junior phase head - PV) with the certificate received from the WCED.

01-Mar-2019 | De-Stress with Some Chess

Back, left: Garin Simons, Neil Marais, Dafydd Lee

Front: Teon Kleynhans, Jared Slater, Joel Lee

Absent: Darrel Mudonhi

These Parel Valleiers don’t just play chess to de-stress, but because they love to compete and strategise in this ancient game. These learners played in the first round of the District East Chess Trials on the 1st and 2nd of February at Brackenfell High School. 

They are definitely off to a great start in the new season as they were chosen to represent the District East team in the upcoming tournament.

We would like to wish them all the best for this tournament that will take place over the weekend. We know that the competition will be tough as various districts will compete, but the Blue Thread team will be standing right behind you!

01-Mar-2019 | In die kollig

Van links: me Yanou Pienaar en Angelique Filter.

Ons wens graag ons eie me Yanou Pienaar (‘n Engels- en Drama-onderwyseres) en Angelique Filter (in graad 11) sterkte toe vir die toneelstukke waarvan hulle deel gaan wees by die US Woordfees wat vandag in Stellenbosch begin.

Angelique het verlede jaar 3de geëindig in die Nasionale Toneelkompetisie vir Hoërskoolleerders wat geborg word deur kykNET en sal te siene wees in Ou Blou.

n Opsomming van die toneelstuk, Ou blou:
“Om te staan met ’n mond vol tanne uit respek is een ding, maar om jou bek te hou terwyl jy voor jou siel weet wat’s die reine waarheid, is ’n saak tussen jou en jou ongoddelike gewete.” Boertjie, Ballon en Skirre leer hierdie dure les wanneer hulle vriende word met die misbaksel van die dorp, Ou Blou. Maar hy leer hulle die eerste keer in hul lewe wat sorgvrye kindergeluk beteken. Tot ’n groot tragedie die dorp tref. Wie is skuldig?

Tye vir die vertoning:

7 Maart 14:30 & 17:00 | 8 Maart 16:00 | 9 Maart 16:30

60 min | kykNET HS Stellenbosch R70 - R130 (Computicket) | R150 (by die deur)

Me Pienaar het al verskeie toneelstukke met groot sukses geskryf en geregisseer. Rocket Boys, haar nuuste toneelstuk het sy saam met oudleerders, Liam Walsh en Jordyn Linklater geskryf en dié stuk is van môre op die planke. Me Pienaar is nie net die regisseur en stelontwerper nie maar ook die vervaardiger!

Rocket Boys is ’n nuwe onverskrokke komedie oor twee jong akteurs wat hulle op ’n verhoog aan die einde van die wêreld bevind. En sê nou hulle is die enigste twee mense wat in die wêreld oor is? Beste vriende, maar ook geswore vyande as mededingende akteurs wat hul onderbroeke in ’n emmer moet was. Dinge begin broei, want ’n apokalips kan tog so ongerieflik wees. En daar is nie eens ’n gehoor nie!

Kom kyk hoe die PV-span uitblink in dié drama op:

2 Maart 13:00 | 7 Maart 18:00 I 9 Maart 12:00 | Adam Small Laboratorium R120 | R140 (by die deur)

26-Feb-2019 | Somerset College bowled over by Parel Vallei.

 PV’s cricketers won 4 of the 5 matches played against SC this past weekend.



Parel Vallei 179 all out.

L. Rennie 47

D. Botes 37

Somerset College 83 all out

Parel Vallei WON Somerset College by 96 runs


Somerset College 204 all out

Parel Vallei 205/6

Parel Vallei WON by 4 wickets

2nd team

Somerset College 93 all out

Top bowler C Jacobs 3/19

Top scorer A Coetzee 41

PV scored 97 within 14 overs

Parel Vallei WON by 8 wickets

1st XI

PV 208/8 declared & 174

J. Rademan (pictured below) scored128 in the first innings and 83 in the second innings.

SC 207/7 & 176/3

PV lost on last ball of match by 7 wickets

Congratulations on a well-played set of cricket fixtures team PV!

26-Feb-2019 | OPEN DAY / OPEDAG 2019


We are very pleased to present a Bronze Level Three President’s Award to Megan Lockwood.

To achieve this award, a participant must complete 3 months in the areas of physical recreation, skills and service. One of these areas must extend over 6 months. They must also undertake an adventurous journey over 2 days and 1 night.

Megan receives a Bronze award for completing the following with Blue Thread passion:

  • Community service to PATCH and the Strand Public Library;
  • Piano as her skill;
  • Hockey for physical recreation and,
  • The Boesmanskloof hiking trail from Greyton to McGregor over 2 days, 1 night as her adventurous journey.

Congratulations, Megan! We know that Megan is eager to start with the Silver Award activities so that she can proceed to the next level of the Awards’ programme. 

We would also like to encourage other Parel Valleiers to take part in this balanced programme that is in line with Parel Vallei’s Body, Mind and Spirit approach to learning.

Interested learners are welcome to see Mrs Ellis to learn more.

From left: Mr David Schenck, Megan Lockwood and Mrs Pam Ellis

22-Feb-2019 | PV Cycling Changes Gears with Falke

From left: Mr. Bernard Nel (National Sales Manager: Falke), Juné Kruger, Joshua Burger, Ryan Kellerman, Ben te Water, Mikayla Forrester, Mr. Francois du Toit (head of cycling: PV).

The learners in this photo can’t hide their delight, as PV cyclists have a new look!

With these tailor-made branded PV socks, designed and sponsored by Falke, PV’s cycling team are ready to pedal with extra power in the new cycling year that lies ahead.

It is truly a privilege for PV cyclists to be associated with such a strong and proud brand like Falke.

PV would like to thank Falke for their involvement in the development of cycling and in buying into the Blue Thread brand.  We look forward to building a longstanding relationship and are excited at what the future may bring!

21-Feb-2019 | OPEN DAY / OPEDAG 2019

15-Feb-2019 | PV is Batty for these Batsmen

On the 9th of February, PV’s u15A team played against Hoërskool Dirkie Uys in Moorreesburg. These two learners pictured above each scored over 100 runs! They are from left: Jordan Swanepoel with 182 runs and Shanton Gertze with 115 runs. They were involved in a 284 run opening partnership. PV won the match by 402 runs!

This u14A cricketer, Levi Rennie, scored 139 runs in 110 balls against Bishops High School on the 9th of February. He also took 2 wickets for 12 runs.

Congratulations to these three cricketers! 


15-Feb-2019 | High Swings for Parel Vallei Cricket

Back, from left: Varun Kalidindi, Matthew Dickson, Liam Davies, Nicolas Hamilton, Jason Lee Josephs, Jean Ferreira

Front, from left: Taine Jennings, Dean Bulfon, Jan Rademan (c), Callen Roziers, Connor Lane, Timothy Boyd, Mr David Karlsen.

Parel Vallei played Paul Roos in the quarter finals of the Cricket South Africa 20/20 Knockout Competition on the 9th of February.

The dream of giving the people of the Helderberg Basin a viable cricketing option is up and running.

The driving force behind this is to give our local cricketers the opportunity to play at the highest level without having to look to a boarding school or spending hours travelling on a bus or in heavy traffic.

The development of a three-year plan to bring Parel Vallei cricket to a standard that will make us competitive with the larger more traditional schools has already started showing results.

The appointment of a cricket manager, Mr David Karlsen, and the improvement of facilities have seen a growth in cricket teams, an increase in fixtures and an upswing in the performances of our teams.

Leading the way is a rejuvenated 1st XI who have put together a string of very impressive results this year, most notably in the Cricket CSA 20/20 Knockout Competition.

Guiding this team is captain Jan Rademan with scores of 89 not out, 59, 61, 91, and 12 wickets ably supported by individual performances from Matt Dickson and Nick Hamilton. This very young team has the potential to grow in skill, knowledge and technique.

The growth of cricket has also coincided with some excellent results from our u14 and 15 age groups who have consistently and convincingly won their games against the local schools.

We are now venturing into the wonderful challenges of playing the larger boys’ schools and this will prove to be an exciting learning curve and way ahead for Parel Vallei’s ambitious schedule.

The negotiations between Somerset West Cricket Club and the support of the FP Elite Cricket Academy are now starting to make a difference to the school’s cricket programme. The process of securing extra grounds for fixtures, upgrading our current facilities and improving our cricket coaching techniques, game plans and mental development are happening rapidly.

A number of innovative ideas are in the pipeline with the introduction of different formats and adapting the way that fixtures have been traditionally run now being our next target. Quadrangulars and shortened formats will give cricket the energy it needs and give the opportunity to all boys to participate during the day. The setting up of challenging fixtures for the serious cricketer has not been forgotten and is a top priority. Starting our winter school in collaboration with the Academy and SWCC will be another step forward and will help us fast track our talented and ambitious players.

Our mission is to cater to the needs of players at all levels, from the social player to the more challenging needs of those who are wanting to play the tough, longer, more demanding level of cricket.

We are definitely on the way to setting up the infrastructure that will sustain our efforts into the future.

Parel Vallei is now becoming a very real option for the local cricketing talent and we are determined for these efforts to reward those who choose to support our Blue Thread mission.

PV would like to formally welcome David Karlsen (pictured above), who was appointed as PV’s new cricket head at the beginning of the year.  He brings with him a bounty of knowledge and well-established networks, but most of all passion for cricket and our youth. Under his guidance we truly believe that cricket will grow from strength to strength.

David’s experience as a cricket coach and manager includes the following:

He spent 30 years building school sports programmes especially cricket and golf at various top schools, nationally.

He coached Cricket at:

  • Merchiston Prep School (Pietermaritzburg);
  • was a selector and coach of KZN Primary Schools’ Cricket;
  • was the head of sport at St Charles College (Pietermaritzburg), ranking in top 10 of SA Schools for many years;
  • Hilton College (KZN) (ranked 1 in SA 2018);
  • Coached KZN and KZN Inland at Coke Week and SA u17 weeks (1st place and three third places)

This ambitious cricket coach also held the title of Chairman of KZN Inland Selectors; he has worked with Graham Ford (KZN Dolphins, Proteas, Ireland coach) and Dale Benkenstein (current Proteas batting coach).

Furthermore, he has coached a number of national players as school boys, including:

Sarel Erwee (SA “A”) 2019, Graeme Beghin (New Zealand Sixes), Matt Hulett (SA “A” & Amateur player of theyear), Kevin Pietersen (Dolphins and England), Glen Addicott (Dolphins and SWD), to name a few.

Welcome to Parel Vallei, David! May you continue your prosperous career here. We look forward to growing PV cricket under your guidance.


Treat your family with tickets for THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE at the Playhouse Theatre in Somerset West this weekend.

Tickets are available from Computicket and the first show will be on Saturday.

PV is VERY proud of our own Mr Spijkers that directed the show, Miss Yoko who is the designer, Miss Pienaar, who plays the White Witch and learners, Nerise Malan (grade 10) playing Susan, Sam van Kesteren (grade 9) as a dancer, Fanshua Kennis (grade 12) as the sound operator and Tristyn Morris (grade 11) as a puppeteer.

13-Feb-2019 | Battle of the minds 2019

Baie dankie aan almal wat weer ‘n keer ons eie Wiskunde-kompetisie, Battle of the Minds so ‘n groot sukses gemaak het.  Verskeie universiteite se Wiskunde

olimpiadevraestelle, asook nuwe vrae opgestel deur PV se bekwame Wiskunde-departement, is gebruik om dié uitdagende Wiskunde-vraestel saam te stel wat oud en jonk aan die dink gesit het tydens die stryd.

Die kompetisie word al die afgelope 21 jaar deur PV aangebied.  Die doel van daarvan is om leerders voor te berei vir verskeie ander Wiskunde-olimpiades waaraan daar gedurende die jaar deelgeneem word en om ook aan leerders die geleentheid te bied om hul kennis in wiskundige probleemoplossing met hulle spanmaats te deel.

Slegs een klaskamer is in die beginjare gebruik vir die kompetisie, maar die afgelope paar jaar het die kompetisie na die skoolsaal verskuif om die meer as 140 deelnemers te kan akkommodeer.

Dit was heerlik om die aand te kon deel met al die ouers, oud-skoliere, ingenieurs-dosente van Maties en vriende van PV!

Hartlik geluk aan ons pryswenners.  Volgende jaar doen ons dit weer!


Gr 8:

  1. Louis Cronje en ouer Marlise
  2. Niel en ouer Carel Human
  3. Lara Harris en ouer John

3.  Engen Kihn en Emma Parker

Gr 9:

    1. Chantelle Robinson en oudskolier Daniel Robinson

    2. Teon Kleynhans en ouer Theodor

    2. Christian Kotze en Benjamin Kleyn

  1. Cara vd Merwe en ouer Mignon

Gr 10:

    1.  Jelena Jerling en Jesol Jeong

    2.  Anja Buys en Tiaan Groenewald

    3.  Nicolas Majewski en Robyn Truter

Gr 11:

   1. Danielle Kleyn en Laura Maritz

   2. Reuben van Wyk en oudskolier Cobus Theunissen

   3. Regardt Loedolff en oudskolier Christiaan Loedolff

Gr 12:

   1. Kayla v Rensburg en Dean Joao

   2. Caro Botha en oudskolier Francois Botha

   2. Michael du Plessis en Josh Boshoff.

13-Feb-2019 | Noordheuwel Top 15-atletiekbyeenkoms

Parel Vallei is baie trots op die 15 atlete wat deelgeneem het aan die Noordheuwel Top 15- atletiekbyeenkoms wat aangebied is by die Universiteit van Johannesburg se atletiekstadion op die 6de en 7de Februarie.

PV het 25ste geëindig van 44 spanne met ‘n gemiddeld van 820 punte!

Agter, van links: Christopher Gouws, Kyle Slater, Nicolas Goble, Jayden Daniels, Garth Yon, Roux Nieuwoudt, Daniel Haupt, Leslie de Lange.

Voor: Michaela Horn, Lara Terblanche, Kirsty Mederer, Monique van Greuning, Lanah Nel, Marietjie Cilliers, Zenade October.

Baie geluk aan Christopher Gouws met sy goue medalje in hoogspring en Jayden Daniels met sy silwer medalje in die 300m hekkies.

Van links: Christopher Gouws, Jayden Daniels.

Dit was ‘n verrykende ervaring vir al die Parel Valleiers en tussendeur al die atletiek, kon leerders ook ‘n uitstappie na die SAUK geniet.

13-Feb-2019 | Radio Helderberg World Radio Day

The following PV learners took part in interviews for World Radio Day:
Gabby Thomas, Lucia Niland, Ryan Kellerman, Ian Marasigan, Mia van der Merwe and Tyrique Benn.

Click here to watch the video:

08-Feb-2019 | Blue Thread Bash - Saturday, 9 February 2019

It is time for our yearly Blue Thread Music Bash!

Bring your blankets, camping chairs and picnic baskets and come and enjoy a wonderful evening in the true Blue Thread spirit of Parel Vallei, whilst enjoy performances by current and past pupil musicians from the following bands:

Teachers Bane

PV.Show Band

Jesse Jordan Duo

Almost Alive


Upper Mill


Silver Jester

Trilogy of Six

Morning Mrs Dednam

Don’t miss this fun filled evening with PV’s very own Mr. Combe as MC for the evening.

Tickets are available at PV’s Finance office from Monday, 28 January.

See you there!


PV is once again proud to be crowned the winners of the annual Summer Inter-Schools’ Athletics competition against Hottentots-Holland High (HHH) and High school Strand (HS) held at Strand High’s sports field on Friday 1 February.

The BLUE THREAD of sporting excellence could be seen throughout the day with all athletes giving their optimal performance!  On the pavilion the proud PV spirit, support and unity could also be felt.  PV won with 3 393 points, against Strand with 2 896 points and Hottentots-Holland with 1 830 points!

The PV athletics committee, under the guidance of Mrs. Eunice Kets and Mr. Nic Soekoe, would like to thank all parents involved for supporting their children in every way they could, by bringing them to athletics practices, the athletics camp and most of all motivating them.  A special thanks to all moms and dads that contributed towards the pasta evening, as part of the built up to Inter-Schools’. We know that “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts” and we gladly recognise you!  We would also like to thank the main sponsor: DisChem, for creating this sporting platform in the Helderberg basin for the 3 High Schools to compete against one another.

May we all at PV stand proud and thankful for yet another victory!

Hiermee die uitslae van die dag:

Agter, van links: me Eunice Kets, Nicholas Goble, Braham Meyer, mnr David Schenck, Josefine Hjalmner, Mieke de Wet, Ann-Marie Schoeman, mnr Nic Soekoe.

Voor: Jayden Daniels, Christopher Gouws, Lerize de Villiers, Rebekah Diedericks, Kyle Slater.

PV het die volgende trofeë ingepalm:


Beste o.14-seunspan (345 punte)

Beste o.15-seunspan (425 punte)

Beste o.17-seunspan (467 punte)

Beste o.19-seunspan (431 punte)


Beste o.14-dogterspan (364 punte)

Beste o.15-dogterspan (432 punte)

Beste o.19-dogterspan (488 punte)

Deon Burger-trofee, aan die beste atleet in vier items volgens die ASA-tabel:

Jayden Daniels (hy het drie rekords opgestel!).

Hier ontvang Jayden sy medalje van mnr Danie Malan (skoolhoof HS Strand).

Die Peter van der Merwe-skild (aan die beste seunspan) word ontvang deur Braham Meyer.

Die Eb Roelofse-skild (aan die beste dogterspan) word ontvang deur Josefine Hjalmner.

WALTER LAURIE KO-ED-SKILD VIR DIE HOOGSTE GESAMENTLIKE TOTAAL is weer vir die vierde agtereenvolgende keer deur PV ingepalm MET 3 393 PUNTE! Die tweede plek het gegaan aan Hoërskool Strand met 2 896 punte en die derde plek aan Hoërskool Hottentots-Holland met 1 830 punte.
(PV wen dus met amper meer as 500 punte!)

PV ontvang die Walter Laurie Ko-ed-skild

Van links: mnr Geoff van der Voort (skoolhoof - HHH), Braham Meyer (PV- seunskaptein), mnr David Schenck (skoolhoof - PV), Josefine Hjalmner (PV- dogterskaptein), mnr Andre van Boom (hoofborg: DisChem), mnr Danie Malan (skoolhoof - HS).

Nuwe rekords opgestel deur Parel Valleiers:

  • Seuns o.15, verspring: Jayden Daniels (rekord opgestel: 6.28, vorige rekord 6.10).
  • Seuns o.15, 100m: Jayden Daniels (rekord opgestel:10.90, vorige rekord 11.30).
  • Seuns o.15, 200m: Jayden Daniels (rekord opgestel: 23.60, vorige rekord 23.80).
  • Dogters o.17, 3 000m: Lanah Nel (rekord opgestel: 11:06.30, vorige rekord 11:12.00).

Medaljes gewen deur Parel Valleiers:

  • Jayden Daniels – kortafstand
  • Lana Nel – middelafstand
  • Marietjie Cilliers – stap
  • Kyle Slater – hekkies
  • Jayden Daniels – verspring
  • Monique van Greunen – gewigstoot

Kliek hier om na die video te kyk.

Optog en baadjie-formasie (“blazer formation”) foto’s.

PV se tema: “Brave Heart”.

01-Feb-2019 | Open Day

01-Feb-2019 | Winston Makes PV History

From left: Kai Moolman (head boy) and Lucia Niland (head girl) with Winston in her arms

A big Blue Thread welcome to Winston the bulldog! He is PV’s first living (and slobbering) mascot, named after Sir Winston Churchill (who didn’t slobber). 

In 1997, the learner council, under the guidance of the previous headmaster, Mr Gouws, decided that Parel Vallei needed a mascot.  The council put the decision to the school and they voted for a bulldog!

The first bulldog trophy was handed out in 1997 and ever since, is awarded to the matric pupil who embodies the bulldog spirit, when taking Parel Vallei’s ‘Body, Mind and Spirit’ approach into consideration, and inspires others, throughout their school career.

The 2014 learner council donated a bronze bulldog (pictured above) that proudly sits in the school’s reception in honour of the retired Mr Gouws and to welcome Mr Schenck as the third headmaster. Mr Gouws chose the name, Winston, for all the wisdom that this British Prime Minister showed and by which he lived his life; very fitting for a school with learners such as PV has.

Today, we celebrate Winston’s first day at Parel Vallei. May he bring joy to all the learners and make stronger the Blue Thread among all Parel Valleiers: learners, teachers, parents and supporters. We all look forward to many happy years and memories with Winston.

Thank you to all who contributed towards the Winston fund, so that we can make history today!  We would also like to specially thank Dr Niland from the Strand Animal Hospital, who volunteered to sterilize and vaccinate Winston.

Winston is ready for Inter-Schools’ tomorrow; we look forward to him posing with a trophy or two! 

31-Jan-2019 | PV se akademiese standaard word nasionaal vereer

Van links: mnr David Schenck (skoolhoof) en dr Danie Brink (Besturende Direkteur van die Skoleondersteuningsentrum).

PV se skoolhoof, mnr Schenck, staan Vrydag breë bors tydens ‘n geleentheid waarby hy verskeie toekennings vir akademiese uitnemendheid namens PV se onderwysers in ontvangs geneem het.  Dit was by Solidariteit se SOS (Skoleondersteuningsentrum) skoolhoofde ontbyt in Centurion.

Buiten die toekennings wat PV van die WKOD (Wes-Kaapse Onderwysdepartement) ontvang het, is PV ook trots op die onderstaande nasionale toekennings wat ontvang is, op grond van SOS se 2018-matriekverslag.  Die doel van dié verslag (https://skole.co.za) is om die land se beste Afrikaanse skole te vereer vir hul prestasies tydens die afgelope NSS (Nasionale Senior Sertifikaat)-eksamen.

PV ontvang sertifikate as:

  • Een van die Top 20-skole met die meeste onderskeidings (eretoekenning). Algeheel 18de in die land.
  • Top 20-skool met die meeste Afrikaans-onderskeidings per aantal kandidate, 9de in die land.
  • Top 20-skool met die meeste Lewenswetenskappe-onderskeidings, 2de in die land.
  • Top 20-skole met die meeste Lewenswetenskappe-onderskeidings per aantal kandidate, 17de in die land.

Eervolle vermelding is ook aan PV gegee as:

  • Top 20-skole met die meeste Wiskunde-onderskeidings, 11de in die land (173 kandidate behaal ‘n slaagsyfer van 98.2%).
  • Top 20-skole met die meeste Fisiese Wetenskappe-onderskeidings, 13de in die land.

Gebaseer op 4 kernvakke: Wiskunde, Rekeningkunde, Fisiese Wetenskappe en Lewenswetenskappe, behaal PV ook ‘n nasionale 9de plek.

PV bedank die Matriekklas van 2018 vir hul puik resultate wat voortbou op die skool se trotse akademiese standaard en gee erkenning aan elkeen van die onderwysers wat jaar na jaar met trots en harde werk nie net al die Parel Valleiers voorberei vir die eindeksamen nie, maar ook vir die lewe na skool.

22-Jan-2019 | ‘n Bakkie vol blikkies

Parel Vallei het dié jaar weer, soos in die verlede, die tradisie om hondekos te skenk, voortgesit omdat Parel Vallei se gelukbringer ‘n bulhond is en daar so baie diereliefhebbers in die skool is.  Die graad 8-leerders word jaarliks versoek om ‘n blikkie hondekos na die skool te bring tydens die oriënteringsweek en dit word dan aan ‘n dierebeskermingsorganisasie geskenk.

Met die graad 8-ouers se wonderlike ondersteuning kon die Gemeenskapsportefeulje van Parel Vallei se prefekraad die afgelope naweek ‘n bakkie vol blikkies hondekos aan HART (Helderberg Animal Rescue Team) in die Helderberg oorhandig.

Dié organisasie is opreg dankbaar vir die groot skenking en kan nou weer heelwat diere in nood bystaan tot hul ‘n nuwe tuiste kan vind.

Die prefekraad en nuwe graad 8’s van Parel Vallei doen ‘n beroep op die gemeenskap en ander skole in die Kom om ook betrokke te raak d.m.v. skenkings of deur tyd af te staan aan die diere.

Kontak gerus vir HART deur ‘n WhatsApp te stuur na 076 821 0465 of stuur ‘n e-pos na hartteam@mail.com en gooi vandag nog jou gewig in by een van hulle projekte of maak ‘n skenking.

Twee foto’s van die oorhandiging

     Van links: Kayla Buchanan, Gabby Thomas, Matt Titus.

Van links: Rosalind Mitchell, Anna van der Westhuizen, Matt Titus, Kayla Buchanan, Gabby Thomas.

21-Jan-2019 | Matric Results

To view the Afrikaans matric results, click here.

21-Jan-2019 | Chess-Brothers Impress

From left: Joel and Dafydd Lee

The chess-brothers Lee have taken PV’s chess world by storm when they took part in the 2018 South African Junior Chess Championships (SAJCC) last year December.

The SAJCC is the largest chess tournament in South Africa and one of the biggest chess events in Africa. The event saw at least 2 300 players and 300 coaches and team managers attending from all over the country.

Results came out, and we are proud to announce that Joel was chosen for the u18 B team and Dafydd for the u16 C team. Both their teams won gold at the championship.

Joel also qualified for the South African Junior Closed Chess Championship (SAJCCC) that will take place in March 2019.
We are very proud of these two chess players and wish them all the best for the new chess year ahead!

21-Jan-2019 | Victory for Nassau… Again!

After winning the Inter-House Athletics, team Nassau can now also be congratulated for a double victory. The Inter-House Gala results were announced in assembly this morning and this team reclaimed their position as PV’s Inter-House Gala winners!

Team leaders, House Nassau: Hein Bredenkamp and Thalia Alberts

Nassau successfully defended their place in the water with 287 points, while team Aberdeen (Abby) had to settle for second place with 271 points and Stella in third place with 219 points.

PV’s Top Swimmers

From left: Senior Victrix Ludorum: Isabella Booyens; Junior Victrix Ludorum: Lerize de Villiers; Mrs Marlise Kuhn (PV teacher and head of swimming); Junior Victor Ludorum: Henno Swanepoel; Senior Victor Ludorum (and District Prestige Swimming Gala participant): Jarryd Konkol

Thank you to all learners who participated and made the Gala so com-petitive; it was a huge success. 

PV’s swimming teams are practicing hard and will be ready for the following galas this season:





Grade 8 Gala

Beaumont Primary School


Interhuis gala

Beaumont Primary School


Mountain Mill Mile

Worcester Primary School


Boland Relay

Hoërskool Bloemhof


Boland Relay

Paarl Girls High


Sanlam Cape Mile

Grabouw Country Club


FM Boland Twilight Gala



Helderberg Gala (Inter-Schools’)

Somerset College


Boland aflosgala /Relay

Paarl Boys’ High


Bridge House Mile




17-Jan-2019 | PV is die nasionale ATKV-wenners

Die nasionale ATKV-olimpiade uitslae is ontvang. Parel Vallei se juniors het uitstekend gevaar in dié Nasionale Afrikaans-olimpiade waaraan hulle op 4 September 2018 deelgeneem het.

Die Parel Valleiers op die foto stap weg met die titel Beste Juniors in die Wes-Kaap in Afrikaans Huistaal EN Afrikaans Eerste Addisionele Taal! In die Huistaal-afdeling is Lienke Norval en Mari Diedericks die wenners en die Afrikaans Eerste Addisionele Taal-afdeling is gewen deur Nerise Malan.

Vier PV-leerders het ook posisies in die nasionale Top 100 verwerf. Hulle is: Adriana van der Spuy, Marietjie Cilliers en Sherize Liebenberg (in Afrikaans Huistaal) en Charl Marais (in Afrikaans Eerste Addisionele Taal).

Die WKOD (Wes-Kaapse Onderwysdepartement) het PV ook gister in kennis gestel dat hul graad 12-leerders in die NSS (Nasionale Senior Sertifikaat)-eksamen van 2018 die 9de plek in Afrikaans Huistaal en die 12de plek in Afrikaans Eerste Addisionele Taal behaal het.  Die prestasies benadruk net weer die waarde van dié bogenoemde olimpiade vir PV se junior-leerders.

Baie geluk aan al PV se Afrikaans-onderwysers wat Afrikaans so lewendig en prettig hou vir die leerders. Hulle is: me Marietjie Madsen-Leibold (vakhoof, Afrikaans Huistaal), me Anita Möller (vakhoof, Afrikaans Eerste Addisionele Taal), me Nolene Duvenage (PV-hoof van akademie), me Mardie Steenkamp, mnr Willem Steenkamp, me Marietjie Bredell, me Marietjie Steyn, me Edene Mackenzie, me Adelé van Wyk en me Chrisanth Isaacs.

Hierdie resultate spreek net weer van PV se uitnemendheid in Afrikaans!

Agter, van links na regs: Lienke Norval, Mari Diedericks, Charl Marais, Nerise Malan.

Voor: Sherize Liebenberg, Marietjie Cilliers, Adriana van der Spuy.


15-Jan-2019 | Inter-House Athletics’ Results 2019

The athletic season started with a bang on the second and third day of this term, when ALL Parel Valleiers gave their best and participated in true Blue Thread spirit to earn points for their individual sports houses: Stella, Aberdeen and Nassau.  Nine new records were set and the day even saw staff and old PV learners participating in a race or two!

Congratulations to NASSAU who were the overall winners of the ATHLETICS’ TROPHY. (Nassau won with 2 325 points; Stella in second place with 2 214 points and Aberdeen third, with 2 183 points.)  

It was a hairbreadth escape for ABERDEEN, that managed to defend the SPIRIT CUP with 309 points against the runner up, Nassau, with 305 points! It was Aberdeen’s passion and commitment throughout the day that really sealed the title for them.  Stella came third, earning 284 points.

 Thank you to Mrs Kets, Mr Nic Soekoe and the athletics team for organising this great event each year and for giving Parel Valleiers the opportunity to realise their full potential.

PV’s Top Athletes

From left: Junior Victrix Ludorum: Marietjie Cilliers (four first places, a second place and one record); Junior Victor Ludorum: Jayden Daniels (five first places and one record); Senior Victor Ludorum: Kyle Slater (five first places and two records); Senior Victrix Ludorum: Anne-Marié Schoeman (four first places and a second place).

Aberdeen’s Proud Cheerleaders!

From left: Caitlin Gordon, Abigail George, Bianca Nieuwoudt, Dani Pepler, Josh Ellis, Brett Baker, Keanu le Roux, Keanon Kalmeyer

Nassau’s Cheerleaders

Stella’s Cheerleaders

Improved records were set by:



Records improved


Time/ Distance


Girls u14

Hammer Throw

Kiara Latief



Girls u14


Zinatha Fukweni



Boys u15

300m Hurdles

Jayden Daniels



Boys u15


Relay team



Boys u17

110m Hurdles

Kyle Slater



Boys u17


Roux Nieuwoudt



Boys u17

Long Jump

Kyle Slater



Boys u19


Ivan Coetsee



Boys u19

Hammer Throw

Shane Roberts



The PV Bulldogs are focused and practicing hard for the Inter-Schools’ meeting that will take place on the 1st of February, when Parel Vallei will defend their title as the Inter-Schools’ champion against Strand and Hottentots Holland.

Be sure not to miss this event!


11-Jan-2019 | Wes-Kaap Nasionale Senior Sertifikaat-seremonie

BAIE GELUK aan PV se Dux-leerder, Renée van Zyl, wat op 10 Januarie tydens die NSS-seremonie te Leeuwenhof ‘n merietesertifikaat ontvang het vir Akademiese Uitnemendheid.

Renée het 7 vakonderskeidings behaal, en ‘n gemiddeld van 95.5%.

Sy is werklik ‘n voorbeeld van ‘n hardwerkende en passievolle leerder wat haar drome voluit nastreef.

PV se onderwysers en Beheerliggaam wens haar alle voorspoed toe vir die toekoms!

(Op die foto’s is Renée saam met haar ouers (mev Marlene en mnr Attie van Zyl) en die skoolhoof, mnr David Schenck.)

09-Jan-2019 | Welkom!

Baie welkom aan die volgende entoesiastiese personeellede wat by die Blue Thread-span aansluit! Leef jul passie vir die onderwys ten volle uit en streef elke dag na uitnemendheid. 

Mag PV se blou-passie julle omvou en julle lank hier hou!

Agter, van links na regs: mnr Dave Karlsen (kriekethoof), me Sarah-Lee Allers (Wiskunde), mnr Jacques du Plooy (sport), me Deona le Roux (Engels).

Voor: me Maryna du Toit (Verbruikerstudie), me Danielle Mockey (Engels).

09-Jan-2019 | Nuwe bulhondjies

Baie welkom aan elkeen van ons 269 graad 8-leerders!
Mag dit die begin wees van vyf wonderlike jare by PV!

Agter, van links: Catalina Nieto Lawrence, Dehanté van der Bank, Mieke Knight, Anne-Marié Schoeman (prefek), Hailey Vyver-Pipes, Nicolas Meeter, Jordan de Louw, Luke Slater.

Voor: Danté Nell, Katharina Marie Steele, Luke Slater.

09-Jan-2019 | Welcome Gr8's!

In 1997 we had a very important strategic session during which the staff, management and Governing Body plotted the future of our school.

After very meaningful discussions and deliberation, we came to the conclusion that we were entering a time of huge change. We were on the threshold of introducing OBE (Outcome Based Education) and realised that the one constant going into the future would be change!

We were very proud of our academic excellence and were working hard at bringing sport and culture up to the same level as the academics. Around the table we penned our Vision for the future: "EXCELLENCE IN A CHANGING WORLD"

Since those very important discussions we are very proud to be able to say that we really do achieve excellence in our ever changing environment.

Some 10 years ago my wife and I attended a stage production of the musical ‘Evita’ which depicted the life of Evita Peron, wife of the Past President of Argentina.
During the show, Evita says, in a very defiant moment: "I’m proud to be and Argentinian."

At school at the time, I was thinking about ways in which I could spark off some pride in the school. Although many of our pupils had tremendous talent, they were often lacking in confidence and were almost scared to show pride in themselves or their school. I took Evita’s words and entered our own name and got: "Proud to be a Parel Valleier". I motivated and encouraged pupils to buy into the concept of having pride in themselves and in what they do but without being arrogant.

We also started to use this slogan on the foot of all our outgoing mail and on our letterheads. Interestingly, some of the grade 8’s, when they answer the question in their little test about the motto of the school, say that, “Proud to be a Parel Valleier” is the school’s motto instead of the real motto "Sapientia et intellegentia."

Long may this slogan live in the hearts and minds of our learners and may they always be "Proud to be a Parel Valleier".

Ettienne Gouws