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School Video

Eisteddfod - Music

Congratulations to all Parel Valleiers on their hard work and outstanding achievements at the Helderberg Eisteddfod,– these results truly speak of CULTURAL EXCELLENCE!

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). 

  • 2018
  • Parel Vallei se musiekleerders het die afgelope maand aan die Stellenbosch Kunswedstryd deelgeneem en al die regte note gesing/gespeel  en uitstekend gevaar!  

    ń Hartlike applous aan elkeen van die leerders, groepe en hul onderwysers met dié besonderse prestasies.

    Hiermee ń opsomming van die prestasies:

    In geheel het PV die volgende ontvang:

    8 TROPHIES/TROFEES

    6 MEDALS/MEDALJES

    34 x Cum Laudes

    13 x Gold/Goud+

    9 x Gold/Goud

    5 x Silver/Silwer+

    The following learners were invited to perform at the Stellenbosch Eisteddfod Prize winners’ concert that took place on the 10th of June 2018.

    What an achievement: 

    Darryan Kallis (solo recorder)

    Joshua Swanepoel,- Hanju Potgieter and Henko Uys (Django Trio)

    8 TROPHIES awarded at the STELLENBOSCH EISTEDDFOD

    8 TROFEES toegeken by die STELLENBOSCH KUNSWEDSTYRD

    Name/ Naam

    TROPHY received/ TROFEE ontvang

    BIG BAND/ ORKES

      Parel Vallei Big Band 

    1.         Stellenbosch Kunswedstryd-beker:

    Vir jazz-orkes (hoërskool, studente, ope)

    CHOIR/ KOOR

      Parel Vallei Koor

    2.         Reinette Terrblanche-beker:
    Vir koor (hoërskool, studente, ope) Gewyd

    RECORDER / BLOKFLUIT - solo

      Connor Lane

    3.         Martha Carstensbeker:
    Best achievement recorder:14 yrs

      Darryan Kallis

    5.         Distrikbank wissel-beker :

    Highest individual recorder achievement

      Darryan Kallis

    6.         Karin Maritz blokfluittrofee:
    Most promising senior recorder player

    GUITAR / KITAAR - solo

      Christiaan Carelse

    7.         James Grace Trophy
    Mees belowende klassieke kitaar deelnemer

    SANG/ SINGING - solo

      Griffin Poole

    8.         Lezel Gunter sangbeker:
    Most promising singer

    6 MEDALS awarded at the STELLENBOSCH EISTEDDFOD /

    6 MEDALJES toegeken by die STELLENBOSCH KUNSWEDSTYRD 

    NAME/ NAAM

    MEDALS received/ MEDALJES ontvang

    SINGING/ SANG - solo

      Nina Matthee

    1.         Stellenbosch Kunswedstrydmedalje:

    Vir solosang 15 jr

    RECORDER / BLOKFLUIT - solo

      Connor Lane

    2.         Stellenbosch Kunswedstrydmedalje:

          Best achievement  for Tenor recorder

    PIANO/ KLAVIER - solo

      Alex Nieto

    3.         Stellenbosch Kunswedstrydmedalje:

            Best jazz piano performer

      Marcel Snyman

     

    4.         Stellenbosch Kunswedstrydmedalje:

      Beste deelnemer 12-14 jr

    ELECTRIC GUITAR - solo

      Hanju Potgieter

    5.         Stellenbosch Kunswedstrydmedalje:

          Beste deelnemer 16-18 jr

    INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE

      Django Trio:

      Hanju Potgieter

      Joshua Swanepoel

      Henko Uys

        6.         Stellenbosch Kunswedstrydmedalje:

          Best senior guitar trio

     

  • 2017
  • Music awards summary 2017.

    Music awards summary 2016.

    Music awards summary 2015

    Music awards summary 2014.

     



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
2013