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01-Dec-2017 | BLUE THREAD: TERM 4

PV’s online magzine the: BLUE THREAD: TERM 4
 
THE SUMMER ISSUE
 
BLUE THREAD has done it again – another sleek issue full of brand-new material, captivating articles and stunning photography. This summer edition just so happens to be our 10th issue which we celebrate with some drool-worthy feature articles.


As with every other term, BLUE THREAD magazine continues to grow at an exponential rate and thanks to increasing support we are now able to create a wider range of features and profiles.
This one is no exception – bigger and better than ever, BLUE THREAD continues to strive to be a more modern, representative magazine of Parel Vallei and its unique community.


 

28-Nov-2017 | PV se voetspore kring wyer uit

Agter, van links: Tina Briedenhann, Xander Venter, Dale Keylock, Cullen Middleton, Lauren Vermaak, Abigail Sundgren.

Voor, van links: Kirsten Moffitt, Caitlin Odendaal.

Parel Valleiers se voetspore gaan die jaar weer uitkring na die breër gemeenskap van die Helderbergkom.  Na afloop van die laaste NSS-eksamen het graad 12 leerders bokse vol skoolskoene geskenk aan Radio Helderberg se STEP OUT!-projek!

Onder leiding van Annelia Preiss van Radio Helderberg sal al die skoene vroeg in 2018 geskenk word aan leerders van die volgende drie sekondêre skole: Khanyolwethu, Simanyene en Dr Nelson Mandela.

PV is trots daarop om deel te kan wees van die projek en hoop dat dit jaar na jaar en stap vir stap ‘n verskil sal maak in ander se lewens en as ‘n bewys dien dat die Kom se mense werklik omgee vir mekaar!

27-Nov-2017 | Megan a true life saver!

Congratulations to Megan Kreft that received her Springbok Blazer on Saturday, 25 November earning her 1st cap representing South Africa for Lifesaving!

Lifesaving South Africa have also selected Megan as the junior female captain for the International Surf Rescue Challenge in New Zealand. 

We wish Megan all the best for this challenge and wonderful opportunity that she will explore as from today when she flies out.  She truly represents sporting excellence in PV and we admire her for all her volunteer work along Western Cape beaches to protect and keep swimmers save.

21-Nov-2017 | PV school band is making waves

Source: Helderberg Gazette

17-Nov-2017 | Hard work always pays off!

Mrs Sonia Manthey (head of Science at PV), Jenna Beavon, Danielle Hendricks, David Schenck (headmaster).

Congratulations to these two bright young Science learners that received the: Kuehl Technolgy Award for the first place in Physical Sciences in Grade 12.  These two girls share this prize with an average of 93,2%.

Their hard work also literally paid off, as they each received a generous donation from Kuehl Technolgy.

Parel Vallei would like to thank Dr Kuehl for this donation and for acknowledging these two learners.  May this award also not be the last Science accomplishment for these two Parel Valleiers as they start their tertiary education next year. We wish them all the best for this new phase of their lives, we will keep a close eye on their academic achievements as we believe that they will keep on striving for excellence!

14-Nov-2017 | Topprestasies tydens olimpiades

    

      Danielle Kleyn                                                          Du Toit Spies

Jaarliks neem meer as 100 000 leerders vanoor die hele land deel aan die SAMF (South African Maths Foundation) Wiskunde-olimpiade.  Dié jaar het PV weer leerders ingeskryf vir dié olimpiade om hul bloot te stel aan moeilike wiskundige probleme en om aan hulle die geleentheid te gee om hulself te meet aan nasionale standaarde.

Die kompetisie het bestaan uit drie rondtes.  Tydens die eerste rondte, wat alreeds in Maart geskryf is, is vraestelle aan die deelnemende skole gestuur en gemerk deur die skole se eie onderwysers.  Tydens dié rondte was daar twee vraestelle, een vir junior- en een vir seniorleerders. Leerders wat meer as 50% behaal het vir die vraestelle kon deelneem aan die tweede rondte.  In rondte twee was die standaard baie hoog en is junior- en seniorleerders getoets met dieselfde vraestel.  Slegs die top 100-leerders nasionaal het daarna deurgedring tot die finale derde rondte. 

Na afloop van die olimpiade is bronsmedaljes uitgereik aan almal wat onder die top 100 geëindig het en silwermedaljes aan die top 10 in die land. Parel Vallei se Wiskunde-departement, onder leiding van me Anethe Prinsloo, is geweldig trots op Danielle (graad 9) wat 7de in die land geëindig het!  Sy is ook genooi  na ‘n glansryke nasionale prysuitdeling. Provinsiaal word wenners van die kompetisie ook geïdentifiseer en in die  Wes-Kaap spog Danielle ook met ‘n eerste plek in haar ouderdomsgroep. Du Toit Spies, graad 11, het ook weer soos altyd puik gepresteer en tweede in die Wes-Kaap geëindig!

Afgesien van Wiskunde styg Danielle ook uit in tale en sy is onlangs vereer vir haar EERSTE plek in die 2017 Junior Afrikaans-olimpiade waarvan sy eerste in die Wes-Kaap geëindig het. Sy het prysgeld ontvang en ‘n jaar se inskrywing vir die ATKV se tydskrif:  “Taalgenoot”.

Dit is werklik uitsonderlike prestasies!   Baie geluk aan hierdie twee leerders.  Julle streef werklik akademiese uitnemendheid na!

 

03-Nov-2017 | Laatslaper laat paaltjies spat

Met vergunning van die Distrikspos

27-Oct-2017 | Taai tennniswedstryde wag op hul teenstaanders …

Die Hoërskool Parel Vallei se tennisspanne gaan van krag tot krag!  Die volgehoue harde werk wat met die hulp van EDGE-tennisakademie, by die oefeninge gedoen word, is besig om baie vrugte af te werp.

Die skool se seuns eerstespan speel vanjaar in die topliga in die Boland en het Vrydag, 20 Oktober hul eerste wedstryd van die seisoen gespeel.  Hul het dié wedstryd, teen die Hoërskool Hugenote, gemaklik met 5 wedstryde teen 1 gewen!

PV se tennisspelers is opgewonde en slaggereed vir die nuwe seisoen! Hul teenstanders moet hul maar begin voorberei vir taai wedstryde en uitklophoue!

Op die foto is ‘n paar van die senior spelers saam met hul afrigter van die EDGE-tennisakademie.

Agter v.l.n.r.:  Ané Bock, Jamie-Leigh Job, Vincent Mokhitli, Esmé Broeksma, Jané van Wyk.

Voor:  Dillon Austin, Leonard van Schalkwyk, Gerard Pieterse, Francois Truter, Anton Broeksma.

18-Oct-2017 | ACADEMIC AND CULTURAL PRIZE-GIVINGS 2017

The Governing Body and teachers would like to congratulate ALL learners who received awards at the academic and cultural prize-giving evenings! It was wonderful to celebrate your achievements with you! Our dream is that you will make use of all opportunities offered at PV, grow your talents and develop your leadership ability so that you can make a difference and lead with pride in this country and ultimately in this ever changing world we live .

You already have a firm BLUE THREAD foundation, so go out and be the change – you can make things happen!

ACADEMIC PRIZE-GIVING – Top Prize Winners

Jordyn Linklater, Sylvia Khohlokala: Van Heerden Heunis-Trofee / Trophy (shared)
Toegeken aan ’n graad 12-leerder vir Joie de vivre (Lewensvreugde)/ Awarded to a grade 12 learner for joie de vivre (joy of life).

Stefan le Roux: Parel Vallei-Toekenning / Award
Toegeken aan ‘n graad 12-leerder vir veelsydigheid in sport, kultuur, akademie en leierskap/ Awarded to a grade 12 learner for versatility in sport, culture, academics and leadership.

Xander Venter: Suzanne en Elaine Rose-Trofee / Trophy
Toegeken aan ‘n graad 12-seun vir dekorum en goeie gedrag/ Awarded to a grade 12 boy for decorum and good conduct.

Charl van Heyningen: Boudewijn de Vries Diensbeker/ Service Trophy

Toegeken aan ‘n graad 12-leerder vir onbaatsugtige diens aan Parel Vallei / Awarded to a grade 12 learner for selfless service to Parel Vallei.

Shanay de Kock: Bulldog Award
Toegeken aan die graad 12-leerder wat die gees van Parel Vallei gedurende die jaar die beste weerspieël het/ Awarded to the grade 12 learner who exemplified the spirit of Parel Vallei throughout the year.

Danielle Hendricks: Suzanne en Elaine Rose-Trofee / Trophy
Toegeken aan ‘n graad 12-meisie vir dekorum en goeie gedrag/ Awarded to a grade 12 girl for decorum and good conduct.

Leandre van der Merwe: Craig de Villiers Gemeenskapsdienstrofee / Community Service Trophy

Awarded to a learner who showed initiative, creativity and consistency in community service / Toegeken aan ‘n leerder wat inisiatief, kreatiwiteit en konsekwentheid getoon het in gemeenskap-diens.

Maxine Smet: Elrine Prinsloo-Leierskaptrofee/Leadership Trophy.
Toegeken aan die graad 12-leerder wat in sy/haar matriekjaar met inisiatief leiding geneem en ‘n besondere poging aangewend het om ‘n positiewe stempel in die skool af te druk/ Awarded to the grade 12 learner who, in his/her matric year, with special effort and initiative, emerged as a leader and leaves a positive imprint on the school.

(Front row, from left to right):

Mr David Schenck (headmaster), Jenna Beavon (Dux), Dr Knott-Craig (guest speaker), Dr Ian Malherbe (governing body chairman), Mrs Knott-Craig.

Top 3 academic prize winners in grade 12

Back row, from left to right: Stefan le Roux (3rd - average of 91.06%), Jenna Beavon (1st – average of 93,2%), Chanél Roos (2nd – average of 93,1%).

Front: Mr David Schenck (headmaster), Dr Knott-Craig (guest speaker), Dr Ian Malherbe (governing body chairman), Mrs Knott-Craig.

Parel Vallei - Dux 2017: Jenna Beavon

Jenna Beavon with her family, from left: mom, Julie; brother, Ryan (gr. 9); sister, Carly (past PV pupil); and dad, Timothy.

Jenna’s academic achievements include:

  • Full Colours (Olympiads) English - 8th in the country in the English Olympiad.
  • Helderberg Rotary Cup for English.
  • Academic Full Colours (re-award).
  • Highest achievement in music grade 12.
  • Subject Prize: Advanced Programme Mathematics (86,5%)
  • 3de vakprys: Afrikaans Eerste Addisionele Taal (90,8%)
  • 2nd Subject Prize: Life Sciences (95,6%)
  • 1st Subject Prize: English HL (91,8%)
  • 1st Subject Prize: Music (92,6%)
  • 1st Subject Prize: Physical Sciences (93,2%)
  • 1st in Grade 12 with an average of 93,2%

CULTURAL PRIZE-GIVING – Top Prize Winners

Back, from left: Katya van Drimmelen, Darryan Kallis, Danielle de Kock, Abigail Janse van Rensburg, Miss Annelie van Zyl (head of Culture at PV), Mia van der Merwe, Jordyn Linklater, Stefan le Roux, Xander Venter, Salvino Pereira, Wicus Louw.  

Front, from left: Liam Schreiber, Eduan Uys, Luke Verezzen, Hugo Potgieter.

Senior and Junior Arts

From left: Danielle Kock, Mia van der Merwe.

17-Oct-2017 | Eskom Expo for Young Scientists

Twenty grade 10 pupils took part in this year’s Eskom Expo for Young Scientists regional competition in Stellenbosch.

Our pupils received the following medals and special awards:

  • Best Senior Animal Sciences, Veterinary of Marine research project awarded by the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences of the University of Stellenbosch. (Kai Moolman).
  • Best Senior project in Electrical and Electronic Engineering awarded by the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Stellenbosch. (Michael van Niekerk en Dian Wiese).
  • 2 gold medals
  • 7 silver medals
  • 5 bronze medals

Kai Moolman en Gabbi Thomas received the two gold medals.

Kai Moolman also represented Parel Vallei at the International Science Fair (ISF) during the September holiday. Participants at this year’s ISF also came from Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Lesotho and Brazil.

Kai received a gold medal at the ISF and he won the Animal Sciences trophy. Kai has been selected for possible international participation!
(Only 25 pupils were selected for possible international participation of which only Kai and one other pupil are from the Stellenbosch Region).

16-Oct-2017 | Matrics 2017

12-Oct-2017 | Podium position for PV’s cycling team

Parel Vallei’s cycling team successfully defended their place as one of the top 5 cycling schools in SA, when they ended 3rd in the boys’ category (out of 49 high schools) and 4th in the mixed overall logs during the October school holidays in Magaliesburg.

There were between 80 and 90 learners in each boys’ category and between 40-50 learners in the girls’ categories.  Our top performer for the weekend was Joshua Burger who achieved a second position in the U/15 boys’ category. Well done, Joshua!

 Individual results:

U/14 Boys: 20th Michan Van Lill, 40th Jacques Robbertze

U/14 Girls: 11th Juné Kruger

U/15 Boys: 2nd Joshua Burger, 15th Ben te Water

U/15 Girls: 21st Mikayla Forrester

U/16 Boys: 6th Ryan Kellerman

U/18 Boys: 10th Joshua de Freitas, 20th Ico Coetzee, 60th Dian Kotze

U/18 Girls: 15th Carla Steyn, 17th Jana Barry.

Back: Jana Barry, Ico Coetzee, Joshua Burger, Joshua de Freitas, Ryan Kellerman, Dian Kotze, Ben te Water, Carla Steyn.

Front: Juné Kruger, Mikayla Forrester, Jacques Robbertze en Michan van Lill.

The twelve Parel Valleiers pictured above formed the BLUE THREAD cycling force that made us proud by strategically working together as a team to accumulate as many points as possible to stay on top of their logs. They were not only riders in this competition but true brand ambassadors for PV!

Parel Vallei would also like to thank the Spur Schools Mountain Bike League for this initiative and for creating this platform for our country’s young cyclists.  PV is proud to be part of the largest high school cycling programme in the world!

10-Oct-2017 | ATKV-Tienertoneel 2017

Kopskoot

Agter van links: Zandelie Trollip (verhoogbestuurder), Wicus Louw (assistent verhoogbestuurder), Justin Burger (beligtingsoperateur), Franshua Kennis (operateur: multi-media), Steven Cohoe (klankoperateur). 

Middel: Juffrou Annelie Van Zyl (regisseur en skrywer).

Voor van links: Stefan Le Roux (akteur), Xander Venter (akteur).

Vanjaar het daar ongeveer 3 000 hoërskoolleerders aan die ATKV-Tienertoneelkompetisie deelgeneem! Daar was 100 nuutgeskrewe Tienertoneeltekste wat beoordeel is en tydens 11 streeksfeeste is die finale 15 toneelgeselskappe van die onderstaande skole gekies om mee te ding om die gesogte titel, ATKV-Tienertoneelkompetisie-wenner.

•    Die Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool met Plekke!
•    Heatherdale Sekondêre Skool met Mans genoeg?
•    Helpmekaar Kollege met Die Mensfabriek
•    Hoër Meisieskool Bloemhof met Wag, ek kry gou my foon [en sulke goed]
•    Hoërskool Durbanville met Die Eindelose Konstellasies – ’n gedagtedroom
•    Hoërskool Eldoraigne met Prediker 3
•    Hoërskool Jan van Riebeeck met Die niks
•    Hoërskool Monument met mý Suid-Afrika: 'n openbaring
•    Hoërskool Parel Vallei met Kopskoot
•    Hoërskool Stellenbosch met Blessings
•    Hoërskool Tygerberg met Sewentien
•    Hoërskool Tygerberg met Innie selle
•    Hoërskool Zwartkop met Meer of min
•    Hoërskool Zwartkop met Hospitaal 224
•    Selborne College vir Rondo

Parel Vallei se Dramadepartement is trots daarop om wéér op nasionale vlak te kon deelneem en dat hul tydens die laaste rondte van die kompetisie (gedurende die Oktober-vakansie by die Kunstekaap Teater) deurgedring het na die TOP 5 met die produksie Kopskoot.

Tydens die finale stryd het PV ‘n algehele 4de plek behaal en ook die toekenning vir Beste Verhoogbestuur ontvang.  (Die lede van PV se verhoogbestuurspan is: Zandelie Trollip, Steven Cohoe, Justin Burger, Franshua Kennis en Lucas Louw.)

Akteurs Xander Venter en Stefan le Roux is ook beide benoem vir Beste akteur in ’n hoofrol!

Geluk aan elkeen van die kreatiewe Parel Valleiers wat hulself so uitgelewe het tydens die kompetisie en hulle talente werklik verder ontwikkel het!

29-Sep-2017 | Blue Thread – 9th edition

Blue Thread – 9th edition
Thursday, September 28th marks the highly anticipated release of the ninth edition of our proudly PV produced magazine, the Blue Thread.
 
The Blue Thread team pours their souls into making the publication the best it can be, and this term we are immensely proud to say that everything featured in the magazine, down to the finest detail was either written, designed or photographed by a Parel Vallei member.
 
This edition introduces the new faculty members with in-depth interviews, sadly bids farewell to the Learner council of 2017, contains never-before seen photos and quotes from Pearson, and much more, all with an epic theme to honour the leaving Matrics.
 
The Blue Thread has evolved exponentially since 2015, and we are incredibly excited for what is to come, so stay tuned.
 
http://Issuu.com/thebluethread_bloudraad/docs/blue_thread_final_issue_9
 

26-Sep-2017 | SPORTS PRIZE-GIVING / SPORTPRYSUITDELING

 SPORTS PRIZE-GIVING / SPORTPRYSUITDELING - 26 September 2017

Congratulations to the top award winners:

Front row, from left: Lanah Nel (Most Promising Sportswoman of the Year),
Carla Steyn (Best Cyclist), Megan Malherbe (Best Squash Player: Girls),  
Maxine Smet (Golf Player of the Year), Tifanny Leitch (Chess Player of the Year: Girls), Skye Boshoff (Athlete of the Year),  Rebecca Kaps (Sportswoman of the Year),  Nico Olivier (Chess Player of the Year: Boys).

Back row, from left: Muneer Khan (Sportsman of the Year), Matthew Weideman (Boys Hockey Player of the Year), David Schenck (headmaster),  Matthew Womarans (Best Squash Player: Boys),  Bridgette Sulumane (Netball Player of the Year), Gerard Pieterse (Player of the Year: Boys Tennis),  Vanes-Mari du Toit (guest speaker), Johan Nortier (Cricket Player of the Year), Willem Smit (Rugby Player of the Year),  Annissa Koekemoer (Swimmer of the Year),  Rhonwyn Karsten  (Most Promising Sportsman of the Year),  Thinus Pienaar (PV head of rugby).

Front row, from left: Lanah Nel (Most Promising Sportswoman of the Year),

Carla Steyn (Best Cyclist), Megan Malherbe (Best Squash Player: Girls),  

Maxine Smet (Golf Player of the Year), Tifanny Leitch (Chess Player of the Year: Girls), Skye Boshoff (Athlete of the Year),  Rebecca Kaps (Sportswoman of the Year),  Nico Olivier (Chess Player of the Year: Boys).

The Cultural Prize-Giving will take place on the 10th of October and the Academic

Prize-Giving on the 12th of October.

18-Sep-2017 | Bio-Science Olimpiade

Leerders wat goue sertifikate behaal het, is:

Voor, van links: Mari Diedericks (gr.8), Laura Maritz (gr.9).

Agter, van links: Dylan Janse van Rensburg (gr.9), Neil Marais (gr.9), Eben du Plessis (gr.9) en me. Ruda Blomerus (PV vakhoof van Natuurwetenskappe).

Afwesig: Jenna Petersen (gr.9).

In 2016 het PV-leerders ‘n tweede plek behaal in die Junior Bio-Science-olimpiade, maar dié jaar het PV die nasionale EERSTE plek behaal!

Die olimpiade het hierdie jaar in Mei plaasgevind en 27 leergierige gr.8- en 9-Parel Valleiers het deelgeneem en 6 goue, 13 silwer- en 7 bronssertifikate is saam met die eerste plek ingepalm.

Die top 11 skole in die olimpiade was:

1. Die Hoërskool Parel Vallei

2. Die Hoërskool Secunda

3. Paarl Boys’ High

4. Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool Pretoria

5. Capricorn High School

6. Die Hoërskool Framesby

7. Danvillepark Girls High School

8. Treverton College

9. Curro Hermanus

10. Queensburgh Girls High School

11. Worcester Gim

Bogenoemde plekke is bepaal deur die gemiddeld van die top 10-kandidate van elke skool te bereken.  Parel Vallei se top 10-kandidate het ‘n gemiddeld van 80.70% behaal en PV se groepgemiddeld is 72.26% teenoor die nasionale gemiddeld van 63.35%.

11-Sep-2017 | Drama Results

Summary Drama results: 2017 

08-Sep-2017 | PV WEN die Strand Rotariër-redenaarskompetisie!

Van links: me Marietjie Bredell, Zelmarie Barnard en Katya van Drimmelen.

Die Hoërskool Parel Vallei het Woensdagaand (6 September 2017) met die louere weggestap toe hulle die jaarlikse Strand Rotariër-redenaarskompetisie by Somerset-Kollege gewen het.

Tien skole van die Helderbergkom en Stellenbosch ding jaarliks mee om die gesogte trofee.

Hierdie kompetisie bestaan al van 1989 af en word jaarliks deur die Strand Rotariërs geborg.

Katya van Drimmelin: wenner Junior kategorie.  Sy is ook as die algehele beste spreker van die aand aangewys.

Zelmarie Barnard: wenner  Senior kategorie.

08-Sep-2017 | PV se WWW – “Waardige Wiskunde-wenners”!

Ons wens graag vir Du Toit Spies en Danielle Kleyn geluk met hulle eerste plekke in die Universiteit van Pretoria se Wiskunde-olimpiade!  Du Toit Spies is die algehele wenner in graad 11 en Danielle in graad 9! Du Toit het verlede jaar ook vir PV naam gemaak tydens die olimpiade toe hy ‘n algehele 3de plek behaal het in graad 10.

PV neem jaarliks deel aan die olimpiade wat al die afgelope 25 jaar aan leerders, van graad 7-12 (landswyd) die geleentheid bied om hulle wiskunde-horisonne te verbreed deur die blootstelling wat dié kompetisie op verskeie vlakke aan leerders bied.

Die wiskundige uitdagings in die kompetisie het gestrek vanaf die huidige skoolsillabus tot alledaagse praktiese wiskunde-probleemstellings met tyd, gewig en geld.

Mag die twee Parel Valleiers in die toekoms met nog baie wiskundige oplossings vorendag kom!

 http://www.up.ac.za/media/shared/114/Schools/2017-results-for-web.zp127760.pdf

Van links: Danielle Kleyn en Du Toit Spies.

30-Aug-2017 | PV se nuwe prefekte lyk spoggerig

PV se nuwe prefekte is, volgens tradisie,  met groot afwagting en trots aangekondig tydens Stigtersdag. Hulle het onlangs hulle gekoorde baadjies ontvang en hulle lyk ook nou sommer gereed vir die taak wat op hulle wag!

Agter van links: Kirsten Munro (Gemeenskap), Zoë Naudé (Tradisie), Kayla Graham (Media), Anton Broeksma (VRL), Cullam Forrester (Sport), Irene du Toit (Gees), Mia Doyle (Gemeenskap).

Middel: Norraine Scheffers (Gees), Shannon Barry (Tradisie), Johan Hyman (VRL), Eduan Uys (Akademie), Reinata van Greuning (Kultuur), Skye Boshoff (Sport),  Renée van Zyl (Akademie).

Voor: Julio Gous (Tradisie), Blaine Coetzee (Media), Zara Vermeulen (VRL), Rachel Kaps (Sport), Arend Moelich (hoofseun) , Nicole de Lorme (hoofdogter), Jessica Mol (Akademie), Inge Froelich (Gemeenskap), Tanya Erasmus (Kultuur),  Zayd Wookey (Gees).

Afwesig: Skye Bullen (Kultuur) en Gita Leid (Media).

In Augustus 2015 is daar besluit om ‘n nuwe leerderleierskapstruktuur in PV te skep. Die nuwe struktuur het die ou leerderraad vervang met ‘n stelsel van prefekte, gekies deur verskillende portefeuljes wat verskillende afdelings in die skool verteenwoordig.  Die prefekraad bestaan uit agt portefeuljes, naamlik: Tradisie, Media, Kultuur, Gemeenskap, Akademie, Sport, Gees en die VRL (Verteenwoordigende Raad van Leerders.)

Die nuwe prefekstruktuur was reeds suksesvol in die eerste jaar van bekendstelling.  Die hoofrede daarvoor sluit in dat elke portefeulje komitees saamgestel het van leerders uit alle grade en dié  komitees het ander Parel Valleiers ook die geleentheid gegee om nou saam met die prefekraad te kon werk (in die belangstellingsveld van hul keuse.)

Elke portefeulje sal weer bestuur word deur ‘n onderwyser wat leiding gee en bestaan uit ‘n goue prefek (die leier) en twee silwer prefekte.  Die agste portefeulje, naamlik die VRL (Verteenwoordigende Raad van Leerders), is verteenwoordigend van alle grade (en word ook direk in die beheerliggaam verteenwoordig deur die hoofseun en hoofmeisie.)

Vir eers sien die nuwe groep prefekte uit na hulle kamp, wat vanaf 7 -10 September sal plaasvind waartydens hulle beplanning sal doen vir die nuwe jaar en sommer net lekker saam sal kan gees bou !

Ons wens elkeen van die prefekte geluk met hulle verkiesing en ons glo dat hulle sal voortbou op die uitnemendheid van die ander leierskapgroepe voor hulle, in die veranderende wêreld waarin ons leef.

29-Aug-2017 | PV Tops the Charts at the Music Maestro Competition

During August, five Parel Vallei musicians took part in the Music Maestro Classical competition held at Somerset College.  This annual competition is organised by the music department of Somerset College for classical and jazz musicians in grades 8-12 and it is open to students from schools in the Helderberg and Boland area.  This event truly recognises young talent and it offers the ideal opportunity for healthy competition amongst young musicians in the basin.

Congratulations to the following learners who took part in this event:

SENIORS:

Casey Jacobs – Violin

JUNIORS:

Yesol Jeong – Piano

Danielle Kock – Violin

Zoë Torres – Cello

Connor Lane – Recorder

We are also particularly proud of Danielle Kock (left) who came 1st in the Junior Classical section and Yesol Jeong (right) who came 2nd in the Junior Classical section.

Danielle also made it through to the final round of the SAMRO Hubert van der Spuy National Music Competition. She will compete with 41 other finalists from around the country in the Hugo Lambrechts Auditorium in Parow from Monday, September 25 to Friday, September 29 for top honours.  We wish her all the best!

https://www.iol.co.za/bolander/news/young-musicians-reach-for-the-stars-10597296

28-Aug-2017 | PV cyclists do it AGAIN!

Congratulations to our Parel Vallei cyclists who had another successful day at the Spur School MTB League on Saturday, 26 August.

44 Parel Valleiers participated in the 3rd event of the series at Bloemendal in Durbanville.

PV was the overall WINNER on the day and also WON the mixed and girls’ category, and came second in the boys’ category!

Results:
 

Sub-Junior Boys u/14
9th Michan van Lill
14th Dreyer Botma
23rd Fabian Haupt
25th Joubert Struwig
 
Sub-Junior Girls
3rd June Kruger
7th Mika Nisbet
9th Cherize Burger
Youth u/15
3rd Joshua Burger
4th Ben Te Water
13th Emile Burger
14th Kobus Erasmus
15th Lourens Erasmus
21st Daniel Wykerd
 
Youth u/15 Girls
3rd Mikayla Forrester

Youth u/16 Boys
2nd Ryan Kellerman
17th Piet Brummer
18th Dian Wiese
Youth u/16 Girls
2nd Karmyn van Noordwyk
8th Michaela O’DonoghueJunior Women
1st Jana Barry
4th Monique Fisher
 
Junior Women
1st Jana Barry
4th Monique Fisher
 
Junior Men
4th Michard Meets
6th Ico Coetzee
9th Dian Kotze
19th Callum Forrester
24th Heinrich van Eyk
 
 

Come and support our cyclists! We want to see the BLUE THREAD backing team PV!

The next event will be at Paul Roos Gymnasium on the 16th of September.

24-Aug-2017 | PV’s triumph over SC

21-Aug-2017 | Die blou PV-gees tref PE! (10 -12 Augustus 2017)

Drie van die 13 busse met Parel Valleiers op pad na PE!

 

Meer as 700 Parel Valleiers en 60 personeellede het gedurende die tweede week van Augustus hul tasse vol afwagting en HOPE gees gepak vir die heel eerste Derby teen die Hoërskool Pearson in Port Elizabeth.

Gedurende die naweek is daar meegeding op verskeie terreine en die spanne in blou en groen het kragte gemeet op akademiese, kulturele en sportgebied!

Die stad PE het sy naam werklik eer aangedoen met die vriendelike gasheerfamilies en personeellede van Pearson wat ons welkom geheet het na ‘n lang busrit van 712 km!  Nadat almal afgepak het, is daar heerlik gekuier en Donderdagaand se Kultuur-derby het begin met ‘n poësie-, fotografie- en ontwerp-/kunsuitstalling.  Daarna het ‘n vol skoolsaal ondersteuners kom luister en kyk na kooroptredes en PV se High School Jam musiekblyspel wat omtrent almal se litte los gemaak het vir die sportprogram wat die volgende dag afgeskop het.

Buiten hokkie-, rugby- en netbalwedstryde het leerders ook deelgeneem aan fietsry, tennis, muurbal en skaaktoernooie.  Die kultuurprogram is Vrydagmiddag voortgesit met ‘n Dink-of-sink-debat in Afrikaans, Engelse debat, algemene kennisvasvra, Wiskunde- en spelkompetisies asook ‘n toneelspelkompetisie wat die hele gehoor staande gehad het!

Die Saterdag was ‘n propvol sportdag en dit het omtrent fyn beplanning gekos om in al die aksie te kon deel!  Leerders het doelgerig en gemotiveerd deelgeneem aan alle wedstryde en die naweek het ongelooflike sportmangees en aanskoulike sporttalent van beide skole se leerders getoon.

‘n Hartlike BLUE THREAD dankie aan alle leerders, personeellede, ouers en ondersteuners wat die naweek so onvergeetlik gemaak het! Die toer was werklik baie voorspoedig en dit was vir oud en jonk in baie opsigte ‘n verrykende nuwe ervaring!

Ons sien uit om Pearson volgende jaar te verwelkom en om die nuwe tradisie met trots voort te sit!

Kyk na die PV vs Pearson video (deur: Kayla McCulley) op ons Facebook bladsy.

Gepak en gereed vir die toer!

Opgewonde Parel Valleiers op pad na Pearson

Junior deelnemers aan die Dink-of-sink-debat.

Netbaldogters in aksie!

Skaak

Strawe rugby kompetisie


Passievolle PV leerders en personeellede

17-Aug-2017 | What a TEAM; what a SEASON!

Parel Vallei’s u/18A girls’ hockey has had a phenomenal season this year.

Firstly, they won the Fairmont Easter Tournament in April.  They then travelled to Kingswood College in Grahamstown to play in their festival; they were unbeaten at this festival.  At the beginning of the 3rd term they also played in the International Hockey Tournament in Cape Town and were the worthy winners of the silver medal after drawing in the final against Rhenish. They also ended 3rd in the Western Cape Spar Challenge.

This outstanding PV team of hockey girls also WON the Investec Tournament on the 16th of August, presented by Bloemhof.

Investec Tournament

(From left) Back:  Eunice Kets (head of PV sport), Carla Steyn, Ma’soodah Bazier, Rachel Kaps, Josefine, Hjalmner, Hayley Prinsloo, Skye Boshoff Jarred Pitout (coach).
Middle: Shannon Barry, Megan Steynberg, Caitlin Odendaal, Rebecca Kaps, Kristy Mederer, Patricia Potgieter.
Front:   Megan Kreft, Jade Southon, Gemma Trent, Liza Fortuin.

08-Aug-2017 | 1st in SAICE Water Competition!

Charl, Juan and Stephan from PV know all too well that water is life’s matter, and matrix, mother and medium and that there is no life without this scarce resource.  That is why they have decided to take part in the AQUALIBRIUM - South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) Schools Water Competition!

This competition started in 2003 when SAICE and Rand Water were both 100 years old and decided to launch this water competition as part of their centenary celebrations.

The competition emphasises the importance of water and water distribution networks for supplying safe and clean drinking water, as well as encouraging learners to take pure/core Mathematics, and Science as school subjects.

These young engineering minds of PV did exceptionally well in this competition by winning the Western Cape regionals and they were also invited to the finals that were held on 28 July at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in Newtown, Johannesburg.

By building, planning, designing and constructing water distribution networks, the competition opened their minds and gave them a chance to experience real-life challenges!

Parel Vallei would like to thank the University of Cape Town under the leadership of Professor Kobus van Zyl for this creative and fun way of bringing the facts regarding water distribution networks to learners.

From left:  Juan Swanepoel, Stephan le Roux and Charl du Toit.

04-Aug-2017 | PV’s Blue Thread heard at the G 20 Summit

Parel Vallei High School was approached by “Der Hamburger Weg: Schools 4 tomorrow”, a foundation in Germany that supports the youth, to partner with a school in Hamburg, Germany, to make a contribution at the G 20 Summit held in Germany on the 7th and 8th of July.

Pupils from Parel Vallei (as pictured below), under the leadership of matric pupil Leandre van der Merwe, put together a document that addressed the specific needs, concerns, hopes and dreams of all the youth of South Africa. This was then presented by a class from a Hamburg school that represented South Africa, to the leaders at the G 20 Summit.

The project team from Germany herald this endeavour as a huge success, having given the youth from all over the world a voice at one of the highest global levels.

From left: Katja Majewski, Nina Andro, Zoë Naude, Leandre vd Merwe, Kirsten Moffitt, Mrs Sonia Manthey, Rouxvè Meyer, Xander Venter, Alex Wagner

02-Aug-2017 | Like a fish in water!

Hard work and determination have paid off for PV’s underwater hockey star, Skye Boshoff, who formed part of the SA team that took part in the Underwater Hockey World Championships in Hobart, Tasmania.  Skye departed on the 9th of July and on her arrival, the SA team had a chance to practice for a few days to acclimatise to the snowy Hobart before the championships started at the Doone Kennedy Hobart Aquatic Centre.

The SA u/19 girls competed against 7 teams from around the world in their league, resulting in double round-robins, with each team facing each other twice before the final playoffs.  Team SA did very well throughout the tournament playing a total of 14 games - winning 10, losing 3 and drawing 1.  They made it comfortably to the semi-finals when Australia defeated SA 1-0.  This left the SA team fighting for 3rd place against Columbia.  The SA girls stood together and triumphed over Columbia with a 3-0 victory!  The experience gained from this championship was invaluable for Skye and she is proud to have been part of a great team that were awarded the bronze medal at the 2017 CMAS Underwater Hockey Age Group Championships!

01-Aug-2017 | PV behaal ‘n nasionale 2de plek in die BioScience Global

Parel Vallei is verheug oor hul nuutste titel as die naaswenners van die nasionale BioScience Global-olimpiade!

Op 23 Maart het 130 Parel Valleiers deelgeneem aan dié olimpiade en top skole landswyd uitgestof!  Om die wen skolelys saam te stel, is die gemiddeld van die 10 beste leerders per skool se punte bereken.  Die Top skolelys is as volg:

1.       St Dominics Priory

2.       Parel Vallei

3.       Westerford

4.       HM La Rochelle

5.       Pearson

6.       Wynberg

7.       Secunda

8.       Jim Fouche

9.       Strand

10.     Pretoria Noord

Die volgende Parel Valleiers het uitsonderlik gepresteer tydens die olimpiade en het silwer sertifikate vir hulle uitslae ontvang:

Agter, van links: Heather van Os, Eduan Uys, Du Toit Spies.

Voor: Irene du Toit en Justine Puren.

Dié uitslae is ongelooflik as daar in ag geneem word dat dit slegs die derde keer is wat PV aan die olimpiade deelneem – so wie weet watter titel wag in 2018!

31-Jul-2017 | PV’s hockey girls aglow with silver!

U.18A

Back, from left: Rachel Kaps, Carla Steyn, Skye Boshoff, Hayley Prinsloo, Josefine Hjālmner, Kirsty Mederer, Mas’oodah Bazier, Megan Kreft, Liza Fortuin.

Front, from left: Megan Steynberg, Shannon Barry, Caitlin Odendaal, Rebecca Kaps, Gemma Trent, Jade Southon, Patricia Potgieter.

Last week Parel Vallei’s u/18A boys’ and girls’ teams participated in the Spur International Hockey Tournament. Our boys did well and ended 17th in the tournament. The girls came SECOND in the overall girls’ category and claimed the silver medal for PV – this is truly an outstanding achievement!

The results were as follows:

GIRLS

  • Won against Milnerton 10 – 0

  • Lost 1 – 2 to Fairmont

  • Won against Pinelands 5 – 0

  • Won against Paarl Girls’ 2 – 0

  • Won against Wellington College from the UK 3 – 0

  • Won against Rustenburg 2 – 0 in the quarter final

  • Beat Chisipite from Zimbabwe in the semi final 2 – 0

  • Drew against Rhenish 1 – 1 in the final and then unfortunately lost on show downs 2 – 1

28-Jul-2017 | English Olympiad

As reported in June, PV’s Jenna Beavon in grade 12 achieved a position in the Top 15 of the De Beers English Olympiad sponsored by De Beers – Group Companies.  She was then invited to attend a four-day programme at the 2017 National Schools Festival in Grahamstown from 9-12 July. During this festival, she took part in a series of activities, workshops and vibrant shows that celebrated English, Drama and Arts.

At the end of the four day programme, the rank order of the Top 15 learners were announced and Jenna was delighted to be positioned as  8th in this nation-wide olympiad, from the 7 800 candidates who entered and wrote the initial examination on the 7th of March. She received cash and book prizes and all learners ranked 1-50 received a first year, free tuition scholarship from Rhodes University.

Parel Vallei also celebrated Nina Andro’s ranking as 71st and are proud to have two Parel Valleiers in the Top 100 positions!

2017 English Olympiad Winners!

Back row: Gerhard Woithe, Grey High School; Catherine Bloy, Epworth High School; Dennis Buckland, Rondebosch Boys’ High School; Anya Fries, Roedean School; Montana Cohen, Reddam House Atlantic Seaboard; Kiara Govender, Northlands Girls' High School; Emily Macgregor, St Andrews School for Girls; Jenna Beavon, Parel Vallei High School.

Front row: Julian Yeates, St Dominics School for Girls (5th place); Sarah Martinson, Roedean School (2nd place); Shraya Moodley, Epworth High School (1st place); Abigail Sieberhagen, Pearson High School (3rd place); Leah Macdonald, Clarendon High School for Girls (4th place).

Photo sourced from: http://saenglisholympiad.org.za/

24-Jul-2017 | A PV quartet selected for SA hockey!

We would like to congratulate all Parel Valleiers who played in Boland teams at national and regional hockey tournaments during the holidays.  Many of these teams excelled and we are proud of PV’s large representation at these tournaments.

We are especially proud of the four hockey girls pictured below, who have been selected for SA teams! Jade Southon and Josefine Hjalmner attended a high performance camp after their tournament and  were selected for the SA u/16 squad.  Caitlin Odendaal was selected for the SA u/18B side and Rebecca Kaps, the SA u/18A hockey side!

PV is delighted to have trained and prepared these learners to compete nationally, and to have offered these hockey players the opportunity to follow their dreams with BLUE THREAD passion. We are so proud of you!

From left: Josefine Hjalmner, Rebecca Kaps, Caitlin Odendaal, Jade Southon.

27-Jun-2017 | WHAT A START to the Spur Schools MTB League!

On Saturday, 24 June, Parel Vallei’s cyclists participated in the first of the four Spur Schools Mountain Bike League events (for the Western Province) at the Southey Vines Bike Park in Somerset West.  This year, PV’s cycling team is already off to a great start, coming first in the mixed and girls’ category, and 2nd in the boys’ category.

 

The following Parel Valleiers were in the Top 25 of their age category:

 

Boys Sub Juniors

 

·      8th Michan van Lill

·      9th Jacques Robbertsze

·      18th Joubert Struwig

·      21st Daniel de Necker

·      23rd Fabian Haupt

 

Girls Sub Junior

 

·      4th June Kruger

 

Source: wwww.trailtag.co.za.

PV’s inaugural entry into the event was in 2014 and has qualified for the finals every year, cycling their way to noteworthy achievements!  In 2014, the boys’ team ended 3rd nationally; in 2015 PV’s mixed team won the League in the Western Province and came 2nd in the boys’ category; and last year PV was placed 2nd in the mixed category (out of the 60 invited schools) and 4th in the boys’ category.

PV’s cycling team is practising hard and looking forward to the second event of this league which will take place on the 5th of August at Montana High School, Worcester.  The Spur School MTB League runs from May to September in each province and the national High School Inter-schools’ final, which PV aspires to be invited to again, will take place in October.

PV’s cyclists are grateful to be part of the Spur Schools Mountain Bike League initiative that is currently the largest high school cycling programme in the world!

Herewith the current Top 5 school rankings (as on 27 June 2017):

School

Region

Entrants

Points (M)

Points (F)

Points (Total)

Paul Roos Gimnasium

Western Cape

24

269

0

269

Parel Vallei HS

Western Cape

48

200

61

261

HTS Drostdy

Western Cape

39

142

21

163

Montana HS - WC

Western Cape

19

137

9

146

DF Malan HS

Western Cape

24

55

58

113

 

14-Jun-2017 | Stellenbosch Eisteddfod Results

Congratulations to all Parel Valleiers on their hard work and outstanding achievements at the Stellenbosch Eisteddfod, during this month – these results truly speak of:

CULTURAL EXCELLENCE!

Overall, Parel Vallei was awared with the following:

  • 8 trophies
  • 2 medals
  • 22 x Cum Laudes
  • 22 x Gold+
  • 21 x Gold and
  • 10 x Silver+ 

The 8 trophies were awarded to:

RECORDER  - solo

Darryan Kallis  1. Phil Weber wissel-beker :
Best achievement Alto recorder  
Darryan Kallis 2. Distrikbank wissel-beker :
Highest individual recorder achievement
Darryan Kallis 3. Martha Carstensbeker:
Best achievement recorder:14 yrs
Darryan Kallis 4. Karin Maritzblokfluittrofee:
Most promising senior recorder player

BIG BAND

Parel Vallei Big Band  

1. Stellenbosch Kunswedstryd-beker:
Vir Jazz orkes (Hoërskool, Studente, Ope)
(Pictured below)

GUITAR - solo

Matthew Marais  

1. Strydombeker:
Best achievement Classical Guitar: 17,18 yrs and Open

Matthew Marais

2. James Grace Trophy:
Most promising Classical Guitar candidiate

SINGING - solo

Natasha Schmidt  

1. Stellenbosch Kunswedstrydbeker:
Best achievement solo singing 14 yrs

PV’s BIG BAND 

Back, from left: Quinton Campbell, Joshua Swanepoel.
4th row: Lorenzo Gollia, Juan Visser, Rebecca Kruger, Ethan Verrezen.
3rd row: Mr Duncan Combe, Luke Verrezen, Jenna Beavon.
2nd row: Reuben van Wyk, Charl van Heyningen, Neo Botha.
Front: Matthew Maree (standing), Gerard Eckley, Cobus Theunissen, Salvino Pereira (standing). 

The 2 medals were awarded to:

SINGING - solo

Elena Mitchell  

1. Stellenbosch Kunswedstrydmedalje: 

Best achievement solo singing for girls 16 yrs

SINGING - ensemble

Jenna Beavon & Elena Mitchell 

1. Stellenbosch Kunswedstrydmedalje: 

Best achievement for vocal duet

The following Parel Valleiers were also invited to perform at the Stellenbosch Eisteddfod Prize winners concert, that was held on the 11th of June: Darryan Kallis (solo recorder), Matthew Marais (solo classical guitar) and the Parel Vallei Big Band (Jazz Band). 

14-Jun-2017 | Ranked Top in the De Beers English Olympiad!

Ranked Top in the De Beers English Olympiad!

Jenna Beavon

PV’s Jenna Beavon, grade 12,  achieved a position in the Top 15 of the De Beers English Olympiad sponsored by De Beers – Group Companies.  

Jenna can truly be called an English genius, as there were over 7 800 candidates, nation-wide, who entered and wrote the examination on the 7th of March.

As part of her prize she has been invited to attend the 2017 National Schools Festival in Grahamstown from 9-12 July, courtesy of the De Beers English Olympiad. During this festival, she will take part in a series of activities, workshops and vibrant shows that will celebrate English, Drama and Arts.

The climax of this four-day programme will be on the Wednesday, 12  July, at the prize giving ceremony were the rank order of the Top 15 will be announced!  The Top 15 will each receive certificates and prizes. The Top 3 will receive substantial cash prizes: R33 000 as 1st prize, R30 000 – 2nd prize and R27 000 - 3rd prize.  It is also noteworthy that the candidates ranked 4 to 15 will receive cash and/or book prizes and ALL candidates ranked 1-50 receive a first year, FREE tuition scholarship from Rhodes University!

Jenna is a devoted, friendly and humble Parel Valleier who can be proud of all she has achieved during her high school career thus far: being a prefect, one of the Top 10 academic leaners in her grade and delivering oustanding performances  in the culture and sporting sphere’s of her life. The school wishes her all the best for her new ventures to Grahamstown, knowing she will also seize this wonderful opportunity! 

13-Jun-2017 | PV se Wiskunde-departement maak weer geskiedenis!

Die onderstaande leerders het naam gemaak vir Parel Vallei tydens die Universiteit van Kaapstad se Wiskunde-olimpiade.  Leerders van Parel Vallei neem reeds vanaf 1999 deel aan dié olimpiade en het die jaar vir die 4de keer ‘n 3de posisie behaal uit 170 Wes-Kaap skole en 7 399 leerders wat landswyd deelgeneem het!

Me Anetha Prinsloo, vakhoof van Wiskunde by PV, sê: “Dié fantastiese uitslae in die olimpiade oor die afgelope jare heen kan toegeskryf word aan die passie en toewyding waarmee ouer PV-leerders help om die jonges op te lei en die kennis wat hul so vrylik deel met hul mede-Parel Valleiers – tot voordeel van die hele Wiskundespan.”

PV se Wiskunde-departement is ook altyd reg vir ‘n uitdaging en hulle volgende mikpunt is om binnekort as een van die twee top skole te eindig!

Die Top 10 skole in die jaar se kompetisie was:

  1. Rondebosch Boys’ High School
  2. Bishops
  3. Hoërskool Parel Vallei
  4. Westerford High School
  5. Wynberg Boys’ High School
  6. Somerset College
  7. Herschel Girls’ School
  8. Paul Roos Gimnasium
  9. Rustenburg Girls’ High School
  10. Hoërskool Stellenberg 

Die top olimpiade-presteerders van die Hoёrskool Parel Vallei wat goue toekennings behaal het, is:

  • Du Toit Spies – algehele EERSTE PLEK IN GRAAD 11.  Hy het volpunte behaal.  Dis ‘n wonderlike prestasie wat bykans nooit behaal word nie!
  • Danielle Kleyn – algeheel eerste in graad 9 en sy wen ook die Diane Tucker trofee as: Beste Dogter in die kompetisie!
  • Dirk Beukes en Neil Marais behaal ‘n tweede plek as span in die graad 9-afdeling.
  • Reuben van Wyk - algeheel 6de in graad 9.
  • Tian Groenewald spog met ‘n 7de posisie in graad 8. 

Van links: Neil Marais, Reuben van Wyk, me Anetha Prinsloo (PV vakhoof - Wiskunde), Danielle Kleyn,
Tian Groenewald, Du Toit Spies.  Afwesig: Dirk Beukes. 

‘n Terugblik op PV se uitslae in die olimpiade:

Jaartal - posisie

Jaartal - posisie Jaartal - posisie

2016 – 4de

2009 – 4de

2002 – 5de

2015 – 4de

2008 – 3de

2001 – 4de 

2014 – 4de

2007 – 4de

2000 – 4de

2013 – 3de

2006 – Uitslae nie gelys nie.

1999 – 5de

2012 – 3de

2005 – 4de

 

2011 – 5de

2004 – 7de

 

Bron: http://www.math.uct.ac.za/mam/outreach/competition/challenge

31-May-2017 | PV’s cycling girls are awesome racers!

On 27 May, Parel Valleier, Mikayla Forrester took 1st place in the Western Cape Eliminator Series held at Contermanskloof. The Eliminator is a short course, heat racing format of mountain biking, testing the rider’s speed, power and bike handling ability.  Riders race 4 at a time. The top 2 advance to the next round and the bottom 2 are eliminated from the event. In the exciting final race, Mikayla made us all proud by winning the series and thereby the overall category for girls u16!

Centred in 1st place on the podium is Mikayla Forrester.

Carla Steyn pictured second from left also cycled her way to the top, claiming a 3rd place in the Junior Women category at the 2017 Western Cape cross country (XCO) Championships!

26-May-2017 | ATKV AFRIKAANS-OLIMPIADE vir SENIORS 2017

Voor
F Brett, N de Beer, LM Engelbrecht, T Alberts, C Merrick, J Smythe, I Botha, C Botha, E van der Merwe, E van Schalkwyk, J Nel, T Erasmus, N Nieto-Lawrence, C Marx, C Brenner, B Chotia, K Moffitt, J Puren, J van Breda.

Ry 2
T Cele, A Süpra, M du Plessis, T Greyling, C Pretorius, A Koekemoer, M Doyle, J Loots, M Pyper, L Hauspie, J van Wyk, AJ Slabbert, L Fortuin, K Keet, K Joseph, F Samuels.

Ry 3
T McDonald, A Bock, S Janse van Rensburg, J van der Walt, T Jordan, I du Toit, M Buter, N Harms, L Hauspie, A Broeksma, R Meyer, L van der Merwe, C Potgieter, H Uys.

Ry 4
I Darries, D Appleby, C Greyling, K Majewski, L Maaza, G Eichstädt, A Janse van Rensburg, L Nicholson, C Roberts-Baxter, N McGregor, J van der Spuy, A Smit, M Schirnig, M Smet.

Agter
H Bestbier, C Lewis, T Meij, V Poole, B de Klerk, A Sündgren, C McNaught-Davis, K Moolman, F Truter, D João, C Baumgarten, C Matthews, D Röhrmuller, K Little, Z Barnard.

Op 23 Mei het 91 senior Parel Valleiers (op dié foto) die drie uur lange ATKV-Afrikaans olimpiade vraestel geskryf.  Dis werklik prysenswaardig dat Parel Valleiers al vir meer as 20 jaar deelneem aan dié olimpiade! 

Die Afrikaans Huistaalvraestel het bestaan uit 150 vrae en die Eerste Addisionele Taalvraestel uit 130 vrae.

Dankie aan elkeen van die leerders wat kom skryf het en op dié manier ook Afrikaans bevorder.

Sodra die vraestelle gemerk is en die uitslae beskikbaar gestel word deur die ATKV-hoofkantoor, sal ons dit bekend maak.

17-May-2017 | PV supports PATCH: Helderberg Child Abuse Centre

Thank you to the President’s Award learners from PV together with Keller Williams Real Estate agent, Mrs Petro Venter, for their initiative to collect books, toys, non-perishable food items and clothing to make gift packs that can be handed out to abused children.

Pictured below are some of the gift packs that were handed to Mrs Yulin Linklater, a representative from PATCH.

PATCH receives 450 new referrals of abuse in the Helderberg area, annually! This 24-hour crises service centre is manned by trained volunteer workers who are guided by a PATCH supervisor.  They are continuously in need of more volunteers and sponsors, so please get involved and stop the silent cycle of abuse by contacting them on 021 852 6110 / info@patchchildabusecentre.com or by making a financial contribution.

Banking details:

PATCH/Helderberg Child Abuse Centre

FNB Somerset West, branch code 200512

Acc no: 5368 107 3433

Swift code:FIRNZAJJ

Top row, from left: Annegrethe Scholtz, Mrs Pam Ellis, Megan Lockwood, Ryan Beavon, Nicola White.

Front row, from left: Mrs Petro Venter, Shannon Barry, Shannon Swanepoel, Patricia Potgieter, Mrs Yulin Linklater.

15-May-2017 | Nasionale Toneelspel-kompetisie

Jordyn Linklater en Mia van der Merwe saam met kykNET –bestuurder, Karen Meiring,

tydens die prysuitdeling.

By Parel Vallei loop die drama altyd hoog en die afgelope naweek was dit weer die geval tydens die Nasionale Toneelspel-kompetisie vir hoërskoolleerders, geborg deur kykNET.  Mia van der Merwe (graad 10) het NASIONAAL EERSTE geëindig en Jordyn Linklater in graad 12 TWEEDE!

PV se Dramadepartement is besonder  trots op dié prestasie dat Parel Valleiers weer plek(ke) in die Top 3 beklee, as daar in ag geneem word dat 500 leerders ingeskryf het vir dié landwye kompetisie.  Uit die inskrywings het 60 kandidate deurgedring na die driedagoudisies wat plaasgevind het vanaf 11- 13 Mei in die Kunstekaapteater.  Die Parel Valleiers wat deelgeneem en deurgedring het na die Top 60 was: Thalia Alberts, Stefan le Roux, Jordyn Linklater en Mia van der Merwe.

Dié finaliste het aan verskeie rondtes deelgeneem, wat onder meer bestaan het uit die voordra van gedigte, die voer van monoloë, ‘n radiodramawerkswinkel en -oudisie, ‘n televisiesepie-oudisie (Suidooster) en ‘n oudisie vir die Woordfees 2018. 

Ongelukkig is Thalia Alberts en Stefan le Roux nie ingesluit in die Top 31 finalistegroep nie, maar Stefan is gevra om later aan ‘n oudisie vir ‘n Woordfeesproduksie deel te neem.

Die finale toets aan die agt oorblywende finaliste was om hul eie temaprogram (met al die materiaal wat hul gedurende die kompetisie geskep het) kreatief saam te voeg. Mia en Jordyn het geblom tydens dié rondte en hul talent en passie vir drama was tasbaar op die verhoog!

Behalwe vir die prysgeld en kroontitel as 1ste en 2de plek wenners in die land, is Jordyn ‘n rol aangebied in ‘n Woordfeesproduksie en Mia het ‘n rol losgeslaan in die sepie, Suidooster.

Blue Thread kultuurliefde, duidelik sigbaar!

Hier is Mia en Jordyn oorstelp van vreugde saam met PV se hoof van kultuur, me Annelie van Zyl, wat hulle voluit ondersteun het en saam met hulle die driedagprogram bygewoon het.

07-May-2017 | PV through to finals of SPAR School Girls Hockey Challenge

Back, from left: Jarred Pitout (coach), Ma’soodah Bazier, Kristy Mederer, Josefine Hjlamner, Hayley Prinsloo, Skye Boshoff, Patricia Potgieter, Rachel Kaps, Megan Kreft, Eunice Kets (head of sport PV).

Front, from left: Jade Southon, Shannon Barry, Caitlin Odendaal, Megan Steynberg, Rebecca Kaps, Liza Fortuin, Carla Steyn – absent.

Our u19 first girls’ hockey team won their respective pool in the second Boland playoffs of this year’s SPAR School Girls’ Hockey challenge, played on the Bridge House Astro turf on 7 May.

In Pool A: Bridge House, Bloemhof, Rhenish and Strand High School measured strengths and in Pool B: Hermanus, Parel Vallei, Somerset College and Stellenbosch High School played against each other.

PV’s results were as follows:

Beat Hermanus 5 – 0

Beat Stellenbosch 4 – 0

In the Pool B playoff, PV also beat old rivals, Somerset College 2-0, with PV advancing through to the finals on the 6th of August in Hermanus. (Pool A was won by Bloemhof).  Both PV and Bloemhof will play against the top 8 schools in the Boland and Western Province during the final rounds.

We are extremely proud of our u19 first girls’ hockey team as they have scored 77 goals and have only had 7 goals scored against them in the 17 matches they have played to date.

This hockey season truly promises to be a fantastic showcase of the excellent sporting talent woven into PV’s BLUE THREAD!

02-May-2017 | Taalbondeksamens

‘n Totaal van 58 Parel Valleiers het op 24 April die 4 uur  lange Taalbondeksamens afgelê.  Die SA Taalbond is ‘n organisasie wat sedert 1953 jaarliks ‘n Tweetaligheidseksamen (in Afrikaans en Engels) vir leerders in hoërskole aanbied.  Dit is die enigste geleentheid vir leerders om hulle tweetaligheid te bepaal en ‘n sertifikaat te verwerf wat hul tweetaligheid aandui.

Parel Valleiers word al sedert 1993 blootgestel aan dié eksamen en dit dra vir seker by tot versterking van ons leerders se geletterdheid.  Laasjaar het meer as 3 000 leerders van regoor SA deelgeneem en 3 Parel Valleiers het in die TOP 20 geëindig!  Hulle was Sandra Snyman (3de – senior afdeling), Hugo Uys (4de – senior afdeling) en Renée van Zyl (16de - junior afdeling). Dit is ook belangrik om te weet dat Parel Vallei se Afrikaans Huistaal-departement ‘n besondere prestasie behaal het in die graad 12 NSS-eksamen van 2016 deur ‘n 7de plek uit alle WKOD-skole in die Wes-Kaap te behaal! Dis net weer ‘n bewys dat ekstra eksamens soos dié van die Taalbond aan leerders ‘n voorsprong gee!

Die Taalbond ken prysgeld toe aan die top leerders en die senior leerder wat wen, kry ‘n R10 000 studiebeurs van die Universiteit van Stellenbosch.  Dié jaar se uitslae word gedurende Julie verwag.  Hou gerus die webtuiste dop tydens dié tydperk.  Ons sien uit na ons leerders se uitslae!

26-Apr-2017 | Somerset Mall quenching our netball girls’ thirst…

Back, from left: Nicole De Lorme (u18A), Jayd van der Spuy (u17A), Shanay de Kock (u18B)

Middle: Alexia Pillay (u16A), Lindi Englinski (u17B), Zaandré Stander (u16B)

Front: Jenna Felton (u15A) and Rosalind Mitchell (u15B)

PV and their netball girls would like to thank Somerset Mall for sponsoring water bottles for the new season. PV’s netball girls’ can now quench their thirst in style!

It is truly wonderful to see how much Parel Vallei learners are being supported by the community of the Helderberg Basin!

25-Apr-2017 | Parel Vallei se Uyavula-leesprojek kry ’n hupstoot!

Die leerders van Hoërskool Parel Vallei se ATKV-jeugtak ken nou al die pad na die Uyavula Gemeenskapsentrum baie goed en ook die pad na die hart van die ongeveer 50 kinders van Chris Nissenpark vir wie hulle elke Vrydag gaan lees.  Hoërskool Parel Vallei het in 2015 deelgeneem aan ATKV-Handevat, en gaan steeds voort om ’n verskil te maak!  Die ATKV het lieflike nuwe kinderboeke van Lapa Uitgewers aan die Uyavula lees- en skryfprojek geskenk, om die inisiatief ’n hupstoot te gee. 

ATKV-Handevat moedig skole vanuit meer bevoorregte gemeenskappe om hande te vat en opbouende projekte aan te pak saam met en ten bate van skole in minder bevoorregte gemeenskappe. 

 Marietjie Madsen-Leipold (Afrikaans huistaal-vakhoof by Hoërskool Parel Vallei) sê dat “Die leesprojek gaan oor veel meer as net Vrydae gaan lees in Chris Nissenpark.  Dis vir óns leerders ook ’n ervaring en mens bou ’n verhouding met die kinders daar.  So ’n voorreg.  Dankie nogmaals vir ATKV se hulp.”

Te danke aan fondse verskaf deur die Nasionale Loterykommissie kan die ATKV verdienstelike ATKV-Handevatprojekte wat aan spesifieke kriteria voldoen, se impak vergroot.  Die Nasionale Loterykommissie maak staat op fondse uit die opbrengs van die Nasionale Lotery en hiermee wil die kommissie ’n verskil te maak in die lewens van alle Suid-Afrikaners, veral diegene wat kwesbaar is, en die volhoubaarheid van die begunstigde organisasies verseker.  Fondse word versprei aan geregistreerde en kwalifiserende nie-winsgewende organisasies op die gebied van liefdadigheid; kuns, kultuur en erfenis; sport en ontspanning. Besoek gerus www.nlcsa.org.za om meer te lees oor die projekte wat deur die NLC befonds word.

As jy meer wil weet oor ATKV-Handevat, besoek: https://www.atkv.org.za/Kunste/Projekte/Jeugprojekte/Handevat of e-pos me Marietjie Madsen- Leipold as jy deel wil word van Parel Vallei se Uyavula-leesprojek:

mmadsen-leibold@pvallei.co.za

            Lizané Basson

ATKV-Projekorganiseerder

Telefoonnommer: 011 919 9078

24-Apr-2017 | Die rugby-opgewondenheid is groot!

Agter, van links: Nicholas Goble, Melane Liwane, Ethan Borcherds

Voor: Severino Pereira, Jordan Haupt

Dié groot opgewondenheid spruit uit die aankondiging dat VYF Parel Valleiers gekies vir die Suid-Kaapse rugbytoerspan wat Suid-Afrika vanjaar gedurende die Oktobervakansie in Australië sal verteenwoordig.

Tydens Parel Vallei se o.16A-rugbyspantoer na die Suid-Kaaptoernooi in George is dié spelers vanuit 26 skole regoor Suid-Afrika gekies deur ‘n paneel van rugby-deskundiges onder leiding van: Nico Bezuidenhout.

Baie geluk aan elkeen van dié seuns! Geniet die reis oorsee.   Mag dit julle horisonne verbreed.

Ons is trots daarop dat PV se Blue Thread tot so ver as Australië gaan strek…

 

18-Apr-2017 | PAREL VALLEI: BEST co-ed school at 2017 Hockey Tournament!

Hockey first team captains: Rebecca Kaps and Matthew Weideman

From 5 - 8 April, Parel Vallei’s u18A boys’ and girls’ hockey teams played in the Fairmont hockey tournament in Durbanville.  These two teams did exceptionally well and claimed the co-ed trophy for the BEST CO-ED SCHOOL!

The boys did well and ended 7th overall out of 24 sides, but it was the girls who played outstanding hockey by winning the tournament!

The girls’ results were as follows:

  • Beat Fairmont Invitational team 15 – 0
  • Beat Kingsridge 4 – 0
  • Beat Rustenburg 3 – 0
  • Beat Settlers High 8 – 0
  • Beat Victoria Park 9 – 0
  • Beat Fairmont High in the semi-final 3 – 1
  • Beat Hudson Park in the final 2 – 1

Boys’ results:

  • Lost against Oakhill 0 – 4
  • Lost against Pinelands  1 – 3
  • Beat Fairbairn  3 – 2
  • Beat Fourways  5 – 1
  • Beat Curro Durbanville 2 – 1
  • Beat Westerford 2 – 1
  • Beat Outeniqua 1 – 0

We wish these two teams all the best for the season ahead – may they go from strength to strength!

28-Mar-2017 | The sky is not the limit for PV’s Skye Boshoff

Skye recognized her sporting talent in primary school when she was selected for the Interschool’s u13 team and received her first gold medal for shot-put. This was followed by another gold medal at the Western Province Primary Schools’ Athletics Championship.  She then went on to achieve a silver medal as a member of the Western Cape Primary School team for shot-put and was awarded with the ‘u13 Top Girl Athlete’ trophy at De Hoop Primary in 2013.

 

Athletics

Her high school sporting achievements timeline started with the Interhouse shot-put records she broke for  

4 consecutive years: u14 (10.61m), u15 (11.18m), u17 (11.54m), u17 (12.05m) in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 respectively. She also broke the PV Interhouse hammer throw record in 2017 (from 41.93m to 45.64m).

She then went on to break the Interschools’ hammer throw record for 2 consecutive years: u15 (from 33.95 to 35.79m), u17 (from 44.09 to 46.14m) in 2015 and 2016 respectively.

Furthermore, she broke the Interschools’ shot-put record: u14, (from 9.68m to 10.57m), u17 (from 10.96 to 12.04m), and u17 (from 12.04m to 12.54m) in 2014, 2016 and 2017 respectively. (The 2014 record had been standing since 2001!).

This all-round, star athlete achieved gold as a member of the Western Cape Athletics team for hammer throw and set the Boland u15 hammer throw record at the South African School Athletics (SASA) championships (from 37.88m to 40.22m).  This throw placed her 5th on the u15 SA top 10 ranking list for hammer throw at Rustenburg on 28 March 2015.

At the Interschools’ Athletics meeting on 12 February 2016, Skye broke both u17 hammer throw (from 44.09m to 46.14m) and shot-put records (from 10.96m to 12.04m) and received the Piet Faasen trophy as best athlete of the day, for obtaining the highest points achieved on the Athletics South Africa (ASA) table.  

On 10 February this year, she received the ‘best shot-put athlete’ medal for breaking her own record set at the 2016 Interschools’ Athletics meeting!

Her personal best was the 50.78m hammer throw that she made as a member of the Boland Athletics team on 17 March 2017 for which she was selected for the Western Cape Athletics team.  This team will compete at the SASA championships in Durban from 29 March - 01 April 2017.

 

Hockey:

In 2015, 2016 and 2017 she has been the PV 1st team’s field hockey goalkeeper.

As a member of the Boland u16B Pro-Series Indoor (PSI) hockey team who won gold at PSI Nationals in Durban, Skye was also named goalkeeper of the tournament on 8 December 2015.

After successful Boland field hockey trials, (during April 2016) Skye was selected as a goalkeeper for the u16 Interprovincial IPTA team, which took part at Nationals in Pretoria from 3-9 July 2016.

She was the winner of the District Mail/Let’s Play Sport Supersport star award in May 2016.

 

Swimming and underwater hockey:

Skye was a member of the Nassau swim team which won the Interhouse swimming gala on 27th January 2017 and a member of the PV swim team which won the Helderberg Interschools’ gala on 2nd March 2017.

Her sporting accomplishments include being selected for the Boland Underwater Hockey team, which took part in the SA Junior Interprovincial Underwater Hockey championship and the SA Junior Finswimming gala in Johannesburg.  At this gala, she received a bronze medal for both underwater hockey and Finswim u19 and won gold as a member of the u16 Finswim team on 12 March 2016.

In 2017 she once again was a member of the u19 Boland underwater hockey national team that competed in Durban on 9-12 March 2017. Skye won gold as a member of the Boland Finswim team and silver as a member of the Boland underwater hockey team. On 11 March 2017, Skye was selected for the u19 South Africa Underwater Hockey team. The team will represent South Africa at the Underwater Hockey World Championship Games in Tasmania, Australia from 12-24 July 2017!

On top of all her achievements, Skye hopes to include The Underwater World Championship Games on her timeline of sporting accomplishments, which takes place every 2 years.  (This is the highest level one can achieve in underwater hockey).

In athletics, her next goal is to qualify for the IAAF World u18 championship games within the next 2 years, God willing.

We wish this passionate athlete all the best for her sporting adventures!

27-Mar-2017 | PRESIDENT’S AWARD

                                                               From left: Shannon Barry and Megan Lane

PRESIDENT’S AWARD

A powerful developmental tool for young people in South Africa since 1983

 

The President’s Award has proven itself in SA and has played a big role in bringing about change in the lives of over 130,000 young people in this country to date.  Two of these young people are Parel Valleiers, Megan Lane and Shannon Barry.

PV supports this programme’s main goal of teaching young people self-development, as this leads to self-empowerment.  It should also be noted that this award is a proud member of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Association, as part of a family of over 140 countries that drives the programme around the world.

To complete this programme, learners between the ages of 14 and 25 must take part in activities consisting of these four areas/pillars:

  • skills development;
  • physical recreation;
  • community service and
  • an adventurous journey.

Bronze level award:

On 28 February, Megan Lane was awarded a bronze level award.

To achieve a bronze level award, a participant must complete 3 months in the areas/pillars 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’s activities included:

·      community service through Children’s ministry

·      studying German as her skill

·      Squash for physical recreation and

·      Kontiki Rafting over two days as her adventurous journey

Silver level award:

On 3 March, Shannon Barry was awarded a silver level award.

To achieve a silver level award, a participant must complete 6 months in all four areas/pillars and the adventurous journey must extend over 3 days and 2 nights.

Shannon’s activities included:

·      Volunteering at Park Run as her community service

·      AP Mathematics as her skill

·      Hockey for physical recreation and

·      an adventurous journey in the Kogelberg Nature Reserve / Kleinmond area

You are responsible and ACTIVE citizens. Congratulations Megan and Shannon; you lead by example!

24-Mar-2017 | Parel Vallei, trotse gasheer

Parel Vallei, trotse gasheer vir die Wes-Kaap Hoërskole ATKV

(Afrikaanse Taal-en Kultuurvereniging) Kompetisie

Agter, van links: Marno Yzelle (Hoër Jongenskool Paarl), Hugan Ludick (HS Piketberg), Charl Smit (Paul Roos Gimnasium), Charl Wiehahn (HS Parel Vallei), Nelise Schoeman (Hugenote Hoërskool), Julindi Terblanche (HMS La Rochelle).

Voor, van links: Kirsti Beeslaar (HS Stellenberg), Nicole Steyn (HS Piketberg), Vernelle van Zyl (HS Piketberg), Talitha Janse van Vuuren (Hugenote Hoërskool), Rebecca Willemse (HMS La Rochelle), Anita Botma (HMS La Rochelle).

Parel Vallei was op 23 en 24 Maart vir die 9de jaar die gasheerskool van die ATKV-Redenaarskompetisie.  Altesaam het 298 leerders van 33 hoërskole van regoor die Wes-Kaap aan dié kompetisie deelgeneem – van so ver as Lutzville, Bredasdorp en Bonnievale.  Die kompetisie is vir Afrikaans Huistaal- EN Afrikaans Addisionele Taalsprekers.

21 ATKV-opgeleide beoordelaars is verantwoordelik vir die beoordeling van die toesprake. Die redenaarskompetisie vereis ’n oorredende en beredeneerde toespraak en is nie ’n praatjie, preek, lesing of gedramatiseerde monoloog nie. Die hoofdoel is nie die oordra van kennis aan die gehoor nie, maar die oorreding en beïnvloeding van die gehoor.

Sprekers kon in die voorbereide of onvoorbereide afdeling deelneem.  In die onvoorbereide afdeling kry hul 60 of 90 minute voorbereidingstyd, wat, soos die voorbereide toesprake, in 5 – 7 minute gelewer moet word.

Tydens die groot kompetisie was daar verskeie Parel Vallei-leerders wat self voorsitters, tyd- of puntehouers was.

Die semifinale ronde vir die Wes-Kaap word op 26 Mei weer by Parel Vallei aangebied.  Laerskole word ook ingesluit.  Sprekers van gr. R tot gr. 12 neem in die onderskeie afdelings deel.  Die finaal word vanjaar op 11 Augustus te ATKV Goudini Spa aangebied.

Dit is ‘n voorreg vir Parel Vallei om jaarliks so ‘n groot deel te kan wees van dié kompetisie en sodoende ook die Afrikaanse taal en kultuur te bevorder!                                                                 

            Mnr W. Steenkamp

                                                                                                                                    PV-organiseerder

14-Mar-2017 | War on a board!

 

Back, from left: Joel Lee, Jarret Williams, Dean Joao, Cody Williams.

Front, from left: Dafydd Lee, Tiffany Leitch, Nico Olivier.

Congratulations to these PV chess players who were selected to play for District East in the Metro Closed Chess Trials on Friday, 10 March and Saturday, 11 March at Sarepta High School, Kuils River.

It was as a result of their performance in the District East Open Chess Trials held at Aristea Primary School, Kraaifontein on 3 - 4 February that they were selected.

The competition was tough. Nevertheless, PV hopes to hear that at least three of their players will be selected to play for WP in the National Schools Championships for individuals which will be held from 17 – 21 July.

Chess will always form an important part of sport at Parel Vallei, as we believe in the benefits of this ancient game, even if it is just played in a social manner, as chess improves concentration and memory, enhances reading and mathematics skills, fosters logic and critical thinking and encourages hard work! It is also believed that this game can stimulate deep concentration and has a very calming effect.

SO STAY CALM AND PLAY CHESS LIKE THESE PAREL VALLEIERS! 

 

13-Mar-2017 | Boland Atletiekbyeenkoms

Baie geluk aan die volgende PV-kampioene wat medaljes gewen het by die Boland Atletiekbyeenkoms! 

 

Agter, van links: Gerhard Eckley (goud, 10km-stap seuns o.17), Benjamin Brett (goud, 5km-stap seuns o.15), Leslie de Lange (Brons, 800m seuns o.14).

Voor, van links: Skye Boshoff (goud, hamergooi dogters o.17 en silwer, gewigstoot dogters o.17), Alexandra Hoffman (silwer, 5 000m dogters o.19), Zoë Williams (silwer, 100m en 200m vir dogters o.15).

Ons wens hulle sterkte toe vir die Wes-Kaap Kampioenskappe waaraan hulle op die 24ste en 25ste Maart by die Dal Josafat sportgronde in die Paarl gaan deelneem.

Parel Vallei se Blue Thread staan bankvas agter dié atlete en ons glo dat hulle van krag tot krag sal gaan!

06-Mar-2017 | Parel Vallei is riding the victory wave!

Some of PV’s swimmers celebrating their victory at the HELDERBERG GALA

On the 2nd of March, Parel Vallei’s swimming team once again comfortably beat Somerset College with a score of 376 against 303, in the Helderberg Gala.

This year marks the 7th meeting of these two schools at the Helderberg Gala and PV is proud to have won this event six out of the seven times.

Congratulations to all the swimmers who participated in this gala and for showing the BLUE THREAD spirit!

With achievements like this, we are looking forward to all that PV swimming has to offer!

22-Feb-2017 | Litnum Awards

On Tuesday, 22 February, the Western Cape Education Department presented Parel Vallei with an award for: Excellence in Academic Performance, in the provincial Mathematics systemic tests that all grade 9 learners wrote.  Each year these systemic tests measure the performance of grade 9 learners in Maths, and Parel Vallei is honoured to have been one of only four WCED high schools to receive an award!

Parel Vallei would like to congratulate their Maths department on this achievement and would also like to thank the primary schools in the Helderberg Basin for the solid Maths foundation they laid with learners from a young age, on which Parel Vallei can build to ensure academic excellence.

Pictured below is:  Mrs Sonia Manthey (junior phase head - PV) and Mrs Michelle du Preez (head of Mathematics – PV juniors) with the certificate received from the WCED.

From left: Debbie Schäfer (Minister of Education – WC), David Schenck (headmaster), Brian Schreuder (head of education – Western Cape).

21-Feb-2017 | ‘n Koel verrassing deur die ATKV-klub van PV!

Die Afrikaans-onderwysers bedank graag die ATKV (Afrikaanse Taal-en Kultuurvereniging)-leerders wat elk van hulle bederf het met ‘n waaier, aangekoop by CronleC (Electrical Wholesalers Cape)!

Die leerders van dié klub se hoofdoel is om Afrikaans as taal uit te bou en diens te lewer aan die gemeenskap.  Alhoewel hulle meestal uitreik na die gemeenskap buite die skool, het hulle dit goed gedink om op eie bodem ook ‘n verskil te maak met dié skenking.

Tydens die oorhandiging in die personeelkamer het Zandelie Trollip (voorsitter), Afrikaans-onderwysers uitgesonder en bedank vir hul

toegewyde werk, dae en nagte se merkwerk, die manier waarop hulle leerders inspireer en vir die moeite wat hulle doen om Afrikaans ‘n lekker-op-die-lippe taal te hou!

Die leerders van dié klub is baie toegewyd en lees op Vrydagmiddae vir leerders in Chris Nissenpark, as deel van die Uyavula-projek, en het ook al aan verskeie minderbevoorregte skole se behoeftes voorsien, soos bv. die leesklaskamer  by Tereo-skool asook die klaskamer verwery by Laerskool Macassar.

Hierdie leerders samel self fondse in, deur elke week koekies en roomys te verkoop, maar sal veral ook skenkings van afrikaanse kinderboeke vir die Uyavula-projek waardeer.

As u betrokke wil raak of ‘n skenking wil maak, kontak asseblief vir me. Marietjie Madsen-Leibold by 083 691 0936.

Uyavula-projek: Hier lees Elizabeth van Schalkwyk (links) en Ann-Lee Scott

vir die leerders

13-Feb-2017 | Our sporting excellence continues!

Parel Vallei champions have in-built motivation and encouragement to become the best they can be and to work together as one school as, ‘The whole is greater than the sum of its parts’.

It is with these underlying essentials that PV is once again proud to be crowned the winners of the annual Inter-schools’ Athletics Competition against Hottentots-Holland High and Strand High held at HHH’s sports field on Friday, 10 February.

The pursuit for sporting excellence could be seen throughout the day with all athletes performing optimally!  On the pavilion, the BLUE PV THREAD of spirit, support and unity could also be felt.  PV won with 3 465 points, followed by Strand with 3 239 points and Hottentots-Holland came in third.

The PV athletics committee 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 goes to all moms and dads who contributed towards the pasta evening as part of the build-up to Inter-schools’. 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.  We truly believe that together (as sponsors and teachers) we are not just developing great athletes but we are building great sporting character in our learners – giving them the will to excel!

We at PV are already looking forward to hosting Inter-school’s 2018, right here, at home!

Hiermee die resultate van die dag:

PV het die volgende trofees ingepalm

Beste o.14-seunspan

Beste o.19-seunspan

Beste o.14-dogterspan

Beste o.15-dogterspan

Beste o.17-dogterspan

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

Peter Van Der Merwe-skild: Beste seunspan

Eb Roelofse-skild: Beste dogterspan

WALTER LAURIE KO-ED-SKILD: VIR DIE HOOGSTE GESAMENTLIKE TOTAAL MET 3 465 PUNTE! Tweede plek het gegaan aan Hoërskool Stand met 3 239 punte en die derde plek aan Hoërskool Hottentots-Holland.

Nuwe rekords opgestel deur Parel Valleiers:

  • Dogters o.17, gewigstoot: Skye Boshoff.  Sy verbeter haar eie rekord van 12,04m in 2016 na 12,54m in 2017!
  • Seuns o.17, 5km stap: Gerhard Eckley.  Hy stel ‘n nuwe rekord op van 26:43.70!

Medaljes gewen deur Parel Valleiers:

  • Middel afstand: Josefine Hjalmner.
  • Hekkies (gedeelde medalje): Rachel Kaps.
  • 5km Stap (gedeelde medalje): Gerhard Ekley.
  • Spiesgooi: Mikyla Josephs.
  • Gewigstoot: Skye Boshoff.

Kliek hier om na die baadjieformasie te kyk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAT3h7IE-Co

  PV-dirigente. Tema: “Jungle”.

Kapteine (Rebecca Kaps en Harry Frith) saam met

mnr. Andre van Boom (hoofborg:Dischem).

08-Feb-2017 | Die Hoërskool Parel Vallei se Afrikaans Huistaal-department

Die Hoërskool Parel Vallei se Afrikaans Huistaal-departement het ‘n besondere prestasie te beurt geval deur in die graad 12 NSS-eksamen van 2016 ‘n 7de plek uit alle WKOD-skole in die Wes-Kaap te behaal!

Parel Vallei bedank en erken graag dié twee hardwerkende Afrikaans Huistaal-onderwysers.  Hulle is me. Marietjie Madsen-Leibold (links op die foto) en me. Mardie Steenkamp regs.  Me. Madsen-Leibold het al 20 jaar en me. Mardie Steenkamp 17 jaar diens aan Parel Vallei!

Dié twee juffrouens lewe hulle passie vir Afrikaans uit en dit spoel vir seker oor na hulle leerders as daar na statistieke gekyk word.  Van die 50 PV Afrikaans Huistaal-leerders wat die NSS-eksamen geskryf het, het ongeveer 70% van die leerders  ‘n A- of ‘n B-simbool in dié vak behaal. (11 A’s en 23 B’s).

Die twee onderwysers straal van trots en beaam dat dit wonderlik is om deel van PV se BLUE THREAD te kan wees!

31-Jan-2017 | Uitklophoue deur dié twee Parel Valleiers!

Van links: Leonard van Schalkwyk en Gerard Pieterse.

Dié twee Parel Valleiers het die afgelope naweek op die tennis-ranglys geklim met hulle deelname aan die Boland tennisproewe, wat by die Hoërskool Stellenbosch plaasgevind het.  Hulle het uitstekend gevaar en albei is opgeneem in die 0.17-Boland Cavalier A-span! (Leonard is aangewys as nommer 6 en Gerard as nommer 8.)

Hulle prioriteite is reg en hulle werk hard onder leiding van die EDGE Tennisakademie wat deel vorm van Parel Vallei se tennisoefenprogram.  Hulle beoog om hulle spelpeil en vaardighede selfs nog verder te verbeter gedurende dié jaar en droom daarvan om onder die top 10 SA-spelers gelys te word! Eendag sal hulle ook graag Kollege-tennis in Amerika wil gaan speel.

Ons wens hulle baie vlughoue en sterkte toe vir die toekoms!

31-Jan-2017 | Waterkloof High School athletics meeting in Pretoria

Mrs Kets (head of sport) and Mr Burger accompanied ten of our top athletes to the Waterkloof athletics meeting that was held at the University of Pretoria’s sports campus on the 27th of January.  Other top schools that participated in this meeting included: Waterkloof, Affies, Transvalia and Potchefstroom Gymnasium.

Our athletes competed against the best and made us proud bringing back five medals!  Next year, we will investigate the opportunity of taking more of our top athletes to this national sporting event.

Back, from left: Gerhard Eckley (GOLD medal - 1 500m walk), Leslie De Lange (BRONZE - 800m), Harry Frith (participated in the 400m and 200m), Megan Breitenbach (GOLD - hammer throw), Kyle Slater (participated in the 400m, long jump and the 100m hurdles).

Front from left: Zoë Williams (BRONZE – 300m hurdles and participated in the 100m and 200m), Rebecca Kaps (participated in the 200m), Josefine Hjälmner (participated in the 1 500m and 300m), Rachel Kaps (SILVER – 800m, and participated in the 400m), Dané de Villiers (participate in the 1 500m and 3000m).

27-Jan-2017 | Parel Valleiers gee om!

Van links: Xander Venter (hoofseun), Butch (PV-gelukbringer), Kirsten Moffitt, Leandre van der Merwe en Bella (PV-gelukbringer).

Omdat Parel Vallei se gelukbringers bulhonde is en daar so baie diereliefhebbers in die skool is, bly dit wonderlik om jaar na jaar te kan voortbou op ons verhouding met Gordonsbaai se Dierebeskermingsvereniging.

Die Gemeenskap-portefeulje binne Parel Vallei se prefekraad het reeds dié week al die kat- en hondekos wat die nuwe graad 8-leerders geskenk het, by me. Julia Evans (hoof van die DBV Gordonsbaai) en haar span afgelewer.

PV-leerders is egter nie net aan die begin van die jaar betrokke nie.  Die PV Interact-klub besoek ook ten minste een keer per kwartaal dié vereniging waartydens hulle die diere help versorg, voer en met hulle speel.  Dis dan wanneer ‘n mens werklik besef hoeveel werk en liefde in  dié organisasie ingaan!

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.

Julia Evans kan gekontak word by tel: 021  856 0597 of besoek hulle FB-bladsy: https://www.facebook.com/AnimalWelfareHelderberg

27-Jan-2017 | Parel Vallei Inter-House Swimming Gala

Team Nassau swims to victory! 

Congratulations Nassau for winning the inter-house gala! This team saw all their swimmers take the challenging plunge and excel. House Stella had no choice but to settle for second place and Aberdeen took third place, but stood proud after once again claiming the Spirit cup!

This gala confirmed that PV has true BLUE THREAD spirit inside and outside of the water!

PV’s top swimmers are pictured below:

From left: Senior Victor Ludorum : Johan van der Spuy,  Junior Victor Ludorum : Tiaan Groenewald, Senior Victrix Ludorum: Annissa Koekemoer, Junior Victrix Ludorum: Lana Nel.

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

Date Gala Venue
2 February WP liga aflosgala Somerset College
4 February      Curro Hermanus gala Curro Hermanus
9 February WP relay Milnerton
12 February Bridge House Mile Val de Vie
19 February Sanlam Cape Mile Grabouw
23 February Frank Myburg Twilight gala Malmesbury
25 February Mountain Mill Mile Worcester
2 March   Helderberg Inter-Schools’ Gala Somerset College

 

20-Jan-2017 | Inter-house Athletics Results 2017

Inter-house Athletics Results 2017

Congratulations to all athletes and supporters who participated and gave their best for their individual houses: Stella, Aberdeen and Nassau.

Records were broken and the day even saw staff participating in a race or two.

It was a lively day in the true BLUE THREAD spirit

Congratulations to STELLA who were the overall winners of the spirit AND athletics trophies!

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

From left: Zoë Williams: Junior Victrix Ludorum, Lesley de Lange: Junior Victor

Ludorum, Rebecca Kaps: Senior Victrix Ludorum, Harry Frith: Senior Victor Ludorum.

The Spirit Trophy for 2017 belongs to: STELLA!

Aberdeen came second and Nassau, third.

DOUBLE VICTORY FOR TEAM STELLA!

Aberdeen

Nassau

Athletics Trophy

  1. STELLA (1 294 points)
  2. Aberdeen (1 230)
  3. Nassau (886)

New Records

Item Learner

Previous Record

 

Time/ Distance

New Record

 

Time/ Distance

Boys u/14

 Hammer Throw

De Wet Keuzenkamp

Mark Lategan

Jan-Harm Solomons

Nicolas Kelly

Rourke Smal

Kain Middelton

23.55

29.22

28.89

28.16

25.73

24.45

24.03

Boys u/14

  300m Hurdles

Sebastian Badenhorst

Jan-Harm Solomons

Chad Jacobs

Oliver Botha

54:00

52:6

53:1

53.4

53:7

Boys u/15

   Shot Put

Roux Nieuwoudt

12.60 12.80

Girls u/15

Hammer Throw

Skye Boshoff 41.93 45.64

Boys u/17

  5km Walk

Gerhard Eckley

29:47.6

27:59.9

Girls u/17

      Shot Put

Skye Boshoff 11.54 12.05

Girls u/15

   100m

Zoë Williams 13.30 13.20

Girls u/19

     800m

Rebecca Kaps 2:29.8 2:29.6

Boys u/14

   400m

Leslie de Lange 0:59.4 0:58.5

Girls u/15

4x100 Relay

House: Aberdeen 58.3 57.8

 

19-Jan-2017 | Matrik Uitslae:2016

16-Jan-2017 | Welkom nuwe Parel Valleiers!

Graad 8 leerders met hul bulhondjies en prefekte.

Van agter, lnr: Sabrina Röhm, Hugo Uys, Rouxve Meyer, Megan Kreft, Charl Wiehann, Xander Venter.
Middel, lnr: Marian van Wyk, Pia Cloete, Juan Rossouw, Amadeo van Zyl.
Voor, lnr:  Michela Marais, Odia Tshilumba, Keagan Enkerwitz, Yusra Arendse, Cheyenne Bunding, Réne Barnard.


Baie welkom aan elkeen van ons 267 nuwe graad 8 leerders!
Mag 2017 die begin vir julle wees van vyf wonderlike jare by Parel Vallei waar julle kan groei en ontwikkel in gees, siel en liggaam van bulhondjies tot sterk bulhonde!

16-Jan-2017 | Welcome on board!

A big Blue Thread welcome to the following teachers. We look forward to the expertise, knowledge and passion that each of you will bring to Parel Vallei.
Together, our journey to excellence continues. 
 

Back, from left: Helene van der Merwe (Music), Lizeth van der Merwe (IT), Taryn Nel (Physical Sciences), Wynand Grundling (Music), Johlané van Niekerk (Music).
Front, from left:  Lauren Oertle (English Home language), Nerina Laubscher (Accounting), Marlie Stander (Physical Sciences).
 

13-Jan-2017 | Certificate of ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE awarded to Parel Vallei!

David Schenck, PROUD headmaster of Parel Vallei, attended the NSC award ceremony at Leeuwenhof, hosted by Helen Zille, Premier of the Western Cape, and Debbie Schäfer, Minister of Education in the province. 

Congratulations to the class of 2016, their parents and grade 12 teachers on this phenomenal award received  for our outstanding NSC results.

Once more, Parel Vallei is proud of our achievement as one of the top twenty schools, (number 13)  in the Western Cape (including independent schools). 

The criteria for this award was:
Consistency in the number of grade 12 candidates over the three-year period from 2014 – 2016, an overall pass rate of at least 95% and the percentage of learners with access to bachelor degree studies, and with Mathematics passes, is 60% and above. 

06-Jan-2017 | MATRIC RESULTS CLASS OF 2016

At Parel Vallei we constantly aim for EXCELLENCE and our NSC results confirm this proud ACADEMIC tradition!

Congratulations on your achievements class of 2016!  The Governing Body, management, teachers, Parel Vallei Union and parents are proud of you.  

  • 203 Candidates wrote and passed with a class average of 70.67%.
  • 100% National Senior Certificate pass rate.
  • Merit achievements: 51 candidates passed at least 4 subjects with 80% or achieved an average of 80% or more.
  • 407 Subject distinctions achieved.
  • 96% Received Bachelor passes.
  • Average number of distinctions per candidate: 2
  • Candidates with 5 subject distinctions: 11
  • Candidates with 6 subject distinctions: 10
  • Candidates with 7 subject distinctions: 16
  • Number of candidates with 5 or more distinctions: 37
  • Distinctions in Mathematics:41
  • Distinctions in Physical Science: 30 

Parel Vallei’s top 10 candidates

1. Aqua Shell, 94.83%

2. Michael Steyn, 94.66 %

3. Kirsten Robinson, 93.83%

4. Kyla Raoult, 93.33%

5. Sandra Snyman, 93.16%

6. Connor Smal, 92.16%

7. Nadeem Davids, 90.83%

8. Martine De Jonge, 90.50%

   9. Ansophí Madsen-Leibold, 90.33%

10. Clint Fortuin, 89.83%

   

Parel Vallei – Matric 2016 Merit List

  NAME % A'S
1 SHELL Aqua 94,83 7
2 STEYN Michael Reuven 94,66 9
3 ROBINSON Kirsten Lee 93,83 7
4 RAOULT Kyla Michelle 93,33 7
5 SNYMAN Sandra 93,16 7
6 SMAL Connor Anthony 92,16 7
7 DAVIDS Nadeem 90,83 7
8 DE JONGE Martine 90,5 7
9 MADSEN-LEIBOLD Ansophí 90,33 6
10 FORTUIN Clint Joel 89,83 6
11 PFEIFFER Nadine Diana 89,66 7
12 VAN DER MERWE Werner 89,33 7
13 LOOTS Jana Mari 89,33 7
14 VAN DER WESTHUIZEN Carla 89 7
15 SPIES Carla 88,5 7
16 ZEHRT Eduard 88 7
17 KUEHL Konrad Walter 87,83 7
18 NIEUWOUDT Christian Wilhelm 87,66 6
19 SHERRIFF Collin Andrew 86,83 6
20 VAN DER WESTHUIZEN Alexander 86,5 6
21 BUCHANAN Amy-Lee 85,66 6
22 TIMBERLAKE Aiden Joshua 85,33 5
23 NAUDE Toby Luc 85,16 7
24 LUDIK Natasja Anita 85 6
25 ALBERTS Danté 84,66 6
26 SLABBERT Matthew Eldon Barry 84,16 5
27 LINCOLN Arvida 83,83 6
28 WETZEL Micheal Erwin 83,5 5
29 SELB Brigitta 83,33 5
30 WERTHEIM Cheylin Nicole 83,33 6
31 VAN GREUNING Alex Roets 83 6
32 JOLLY Christian Nicholas 83 5
33 BOCK Wernher Johann 82,83 5
34 NKALITSHANA Vuyolwethu 82,5 3
35 ST ARNAUD Keegan Benjamin 82,16 4
36 CHEN Walton Nuo 82,16 4
37 MALHERBE Stefanus Jacobus 82 5
38 VAN DRIEL Adrian 81,66 4
39 MATHOMES Ashlyn Toni 81,5 4
40 SHOKKOS Demi 81,5 2
41 VAN DER MERWE Kyla 81 5
42 RUST Michiel 80,83 4
43 MARAIS Barend 80,66 4
44 HATTINGH Jessica Amy 80,5 5
45 RAMSBOTTOM Emma Jane 80,33 5
46 FOURIE Kaylee Louise 80,33 4
47 HORN Katherine 80,33 3
48 BRAMWELL Tamika Nicole 79,83 4
49 MOSES Bethany Thandeka 79,33 4
50 MYBURGH Joshua Daniel 77 4
51 GIBSON Dyllon 76,66 4

Thank you grade 12’s of 2016, we are proud Parel Valleiers!

Live YOUR best life and continue to pursue excellence in all you do - Body, Mind and Spirit! 

Vir die Matriekuitslae van 2016 in Afrikaans kliek hier. 



Tydens 'n baie belangrike strategiese sessie in 1997 het die personeel, bestuur en beheerliggaam met erns die toekoms van ons skool beplan.

Na baie sinvolle gesprek en beraadslaging het ons tot die gevolgtrekking gekom dat ons 'n tyd van groot verandering tegemoetgaan. Ons was op die drumpel van die bekendstelling van UGO (Uitkomsgebaseerde Onderwys) en het besef dat die een konstante in die toekoms verandering sal wees!

Ons was reeds baie trots op ons akademiese uitnemendheid en het hard gewerk om sport en kultuur tot op dieselfde vlak as die akademie te bring. Rondom die tafel het ons ons visie vir die toekoms neergepen "Uitnemendheid in 'n veranderende wêreld"

Sedert daardie baie belangrike besprekings is ons oneindig trots om te kan sê dat ons werklik uitnemendheid bereik in ons immer veranderende omgewing.

Sowat 10 jaar gelede het ek en my vrou 'n verhoogproduksie bygewoon van die musiekblyspel 'Evita' wat die lewe van Evita Peron, vrou van die voormalige president van Argentinië, uitbeeld. Tydens die produksie sê Evita in 'n baie uitdagende oomblik 'Ek is trots om 'n Argentyn te wees.

Daardie tyd by die skool het ek gewonder oor maniere waarmee ek 'n trots in die skool kon ontketen. Hoewel baie van ons leerlinge oor geweldige talent beskik, het hulle dikwels ontbreek aan vertroue en was byna te bang om trots in hulself of hul skool te wys. Ek het Evita se woorde geneem en ons eie naam ingevoeg en so uitgekom by “Trots om 'n Parel Valleier te wees”. Ek het die leerders gemotiveer en aangemoedig om die konsep hul eie te maak en trots te wees in hulself en in wat hulle doen, maar sonder om arrogant te wees.

Ons het ook begin om hierdie slagspreuk te gebruik as voetnota op al ons uitgaande pos en op ons briefhoofde. Interessant genoeg, sommige van die graad 8's, wanneer hulle die vraag beantwoord in hul klein toets oor die leuse van die skool, sê dat, 'Trots om 'n Parel Valleier te wees' is die skool se leuse in plaas van die werklike leuse 'Sapientia et intellegentia. ' Mag hierdie slagspreuk lank leef in die harte en gedagtes van ons leerders en kan mag hulle altyd trots voel om 'n Parel Valleier te wees.

Ettienne Gouws
2013