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School Video

RUGBY

HISTORY: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rugby has been played at PV since the school’s inception.

In 2014, a management decision was made to focus more on rugby and to bring this sport onto the same level as all the other activities in the school.

With the appointment of Mr Thinus Pienaar as rugby head, the school started to implement a rugby organizational structure and foundation that runs parallel to the school’s mission, in providing a balanced education, achieved through a high-performance and result-driven sports’ programme. Parel Vallei Rugby strives to nurture and develop individual talent in an arena that promotes teamwork, sportsmanship, respect, discipline and humility.

Key goals were set out for phase 1:

  • Post-season training programmes;
  • Pre-season strength and conditioning; 
  • Parents’ rugby committee selected and functioning; 
  • All coaches were interviewed and selected on merit before placed within a team;
  • Regular local and international experienced guest coaches invited to share their rugby knowledge; 
  • Pre-season motivational sessions;
  • Team-building camps for players and their dads;
  • Co-ordinating coaches’ qualifications and the facilitation of courses for coaches;
  • Major cash sponsorships for new rugby equipment;
  • Regular rugby committee, coaches and individual player meetings;
  • The partnering with a rugby analysis software company for accurate statistics to better our game plan;
  • Intense marketing drive aimed at junior recruitment in primary schools; 
  • Instilling a new rugby mindset and approach within the school to form Parel Vallei RUGBY unity; 
  • And most of all: absolute faith, trust and hard work!

ACHIEVEMENTS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tournaments played:

KWAGGA Week 2015/2016 (under 14/15).

SCST u/ 19 Rugby week 2015/16.

Top rugby players (to date):

Hayden Groepes (SA Rugby 2015/6).

Cwengile Jadezweni (SARU Panel Referee).

Achievements of 2015:

Our first year (2015) ended on a high note for us with a nationwide overall ranking of 54th in South Africa! Co-ed. ranking of 23rd! According to a leading SA School Sports’ website! To read more: http://www.saschoolsports.co.za/rugby/national/rugby-the-combined-rugby-rankings-for-2015.html

2016:

PV u/14 – Ranked 62

PV u/15 – Ranked 53

PV u/19 – Ranked 76

The new BLUE THREAD of pride in PV Rugby resulted in remarkable results in just fewer than two years! Just imagine what great heights still lie ahead.

Achievements of 2016:

The most successful season to date, in the Parel Vallei High Schools short rugby history! The SA School Sports National Rugby Rankings underpins this statement and confirms a definite upward surge in performance and results across the board, with the Bulldog 1st XV at number 29 in South Africa!

Herewith the other ranked age groups on SASS:
Under 14A at number 54
Under 15A at number 46
Under 19A at number 29

Our 5 year transformation plan in placing Parel Vallei on the rugby map and establishing the school as a force within high school rugby in the Western Cape is well underway, even slightly ahead, especially after the release of the renowned ruggas.co.za national rankings. PV is the 33rd Top 50 rugby school in South Africa! Next year we will even work harder be more innovative and excel!

ACTIVITIES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annual tournaments:

Boland Landbou Rugby Day - Paarl

WBHS Rugby Festival – Wynberg Boys High, C.T.

The introduction braai:

Before the season kicks off, all players, coaches and parents get together and have a braai to set goals for the year to come, socialize and have some fun together!

The highlight of the year: The rugby camp for players and their dads in March!

IDEALS:

 

 

 

To be a Top 20 rugby school!

We strive to teach our rugby players to be ambassadors on and off the field, at all times.

Behind the scenes extensive future planning and preparation is ongoing to ensure that we achieve our long term goals and aspirations. 

CONTACT DETAILS:

Head of rugby:

Mr. Thinus Pienaar   

tpienaar@pvallei.co.za

 

Kwaggaweek – George 2017

Dads and Lads camp – Grabouw 2017

PV Rugby braai 2017

  • 2016
  • Rugby newsletter – May 2017

     

    Tour results – April 

    Kwagga Junior Week Information 2017.docx

    SCTS Rugby Week Information 2017.docx

    Dads and Lads Camp/Kamp:

    Back 2 Basics Camp Info.doc

    ROAD_MAP.xls

    Rules_during_course.doc

    What_to_bring.xls

    The 2016 Ruggas.co.za Awards

    RUGBY ACCOLADE PUTS PV IN THE SCRUM

    A new rugby era gains even more momentum –

    sooner than we could have imagined!

    We are excited about the 4 rugby nominations and the award that PV received from Ruggas as THE 2016 RUGBY SCHOOL OF THE YEAR!

    The national Ruggas award process kicked off with nominations from the public via twitter (@Ruggascoza) and e-mail.  Nominations closed on the 15th of October after which a panel confirmed the top 5 nominees in every category.  Ruby lovers and fans were then able to cast their vote for the player/school/coach who they felt deserved the various titles.

    The main aim of these awards is to honour parents, players and coaches who go the extra mile and are involved beyond what is expected of them.

    • Parel Vallei was nominated in 4 of the 9 categories:
    • Backline player of the year: Emile Booyens;
    • Rugby school of the year;
    • Coach of the year: Thinus Pienaar;
    • Most valuable rugby player of the year: Jason Oliemans.

    The rugby school of the year category was not limited to the traditional ‘rugby schools’ but was awarded to a school that went to great lengths to improve their rugby, ranking commitment higher than results, and the proud BLUE THREAD team proved to be the worthy winner of this title!

    Congratulations to EVERY PV rugby contributor!

    To read more on the Ruggas website go to: http://www.ruggas.co.za/?p=10502

    PV’s proud rugby coaches

    Back row, from left: Francois du Toit, Johann De Kock, Hugo Cloete, Stefan Kruger, Johandre Labuschagne, Jaco Venter, Beau Schoeman, Thinus Pienaar, Warren Wilters.

    Front row: Leclue Visser, Jacques Du Plooy,  Ivan Kotze, Jc Nieuwoudt, Colin Powell.

    Absent: Angelo Fabain, Emile Booyens, Erik De Villiers.

    Rugby has been played at PV since the school’s inception.

    In 2014, a management decision was made to focus more on rugby and to bring this sport onto the same level as all the other activities in the school.

    With the appointment of Mr Thinus Pienaar as rugby head, the school started to implement a rugby organizational structure and foundation that runs parallel to the school’s mission, in providing a balanced education, achieved through a high-performance and result-driven sports’ programme. Parel Vallei Rugby strives to nurture and develop individual talent in an arena that promotes teamwork, sportsmanship, respect, discipline and humility.

    Key goals were set out for phase 1:

    • Post-season training programmes;
    • Pre-season strength and conditioning; 
    • Parents’ rugby committee selected and functioning; 
    • All coaches were interviewed and selected on merit before placed within a team;
    • Regular local and international experienced guest coaches invited to share their rugby knowledge; 
    • Pre-season motivational sessions;
    • Team-building camps for players and their dads;
    • Co-ordinating coaches’ qualifications and the facilitation of courses for coaches;
    • Major cash sponsorships for new rugby equipment;
    • Regular rugby committee, coaches and individual player meetings;
    • The partnering with a rugby analysis software company for accurate statistics to better our game plan;
    • Intense marketing drive aimed at junior recruitment in primary schools; 
    • Instilling a new rugby mindset and approach within the school to form Parel Vallei RUGBY unity; 
    • And most of all: absolute faith, trust and hard work!

    ACHIEVEMENTS:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Tournaments played:

    KWAGGA Week 2015/2016 (under 14/15).

    SCST u/ 19 Rugby week 2015/16.

    Top rugby players (to date):

    Hayden Groepes (SA Rugby 2015/6).

    Cwengile Jadezweni (SARU Panel Referee).

    Achievements of 2015:

    Our first year (2015) ended on a high note for us with a nationwide overall ranking of 54th in South Africa! Co-ed. ranking of 23rd! According to a leading SA School Sports’ website! To read more: http://www.saschoolsports.co.za/rugby/national/rugby-the-combined-rugby-rankings-for-2015.html

    2016:

    PV u/14 – Ranked 62

    PV u/15 – Ranked 53

    PV u/19 – Ranked 76

    The new BLUE THREAD of pride in PV Rugby resulted in remarkable results in just fewer than two years! Just imagine what great heights still lie ahead.

    Achievements of 2016:

    The most successful season to date, in the Parel Vallei High Schools short rugby history! The SA School Sports National Rugby Rankings underpins this statement and confirms a definite upward surge in performance and results across the board, with the Bulldog 1st XV at number 29 in South Africa!

    Herewith the other ranked age groups on SASS:
    Under 14A at number 54
    Under 15A at number 46
    Under 19A at number 29

    Our 5 year transformation plan in placing Parel Vallei on the rugby map and establishing the school as a force within high school rugby in the Western Cape is well underway, even slightly ahead, especially after the release of the renowned ruggas.co.za national rankings. PV is the 33rd Top 50 rugby school in South Africa! Next year we will even work harder be more innovative and excel!

    ACTIVITIES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Annual tournaments:

    Boland Landbou Rugby Day - Paarl

    WBHS Rugby Festival – Wynberg Boys High, C.T.

    The introduction braai:

    Before the season kicks off, all players, coaches and parents get together and have a braai to set goals for the year to come, socialize and have some fun together!

    The highlight of the year: The rugby camp for players and their dads in March!

    IDEALS:

     

     

     

    To be a Top 20 rugby school!

    We strive to teach our rugby players to be ambassadors on and off the field, at all times.

    Behind the scenes extensive future planning and preparation is ongoing to ensure that we achieve our long term goals and aspirations. 

    CONTACT DETAILS:

    Head of rugby:

    Mr. Thinus Pienaar   

    tpienaar@pvallei.co.za

     

    Fixtures 2016

    Parel Vallei Rugby fixtures - View

     

    Newsletters 2016

    Parel Vallei Rugby Newsletter Term 1 - View

    Parel Vallei Rugby Newsletter Term 2 - View

    Parel Vallei Rugby Newsletter Term 3 - View

     

    Training program:

    Junior off season training program Click here to view the program.
    Senior off season training program Click here to view the program.
       

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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