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School Video


The history of cricket at Parel Vallei High School:

The school's cricketing history began in January 1987 with one team in the Western Province Schools’ League and Fanie Janse van Rensburg as the pioneer coach. Now, in 2016, we boast seven teams.

Mr Hugo Cloete, Mr Kobie Farmer and others have led PV cricket with Mr Hilton Traut coaching the first team.

The 2016 season started on a high note: Mr Thinus Pienaar has taken over as head coach and with wins over quality opponents such as Worcester Gymnasium and Bredasdorp.


PV cricket consists of the following teams participating in the respective leagues:

u.14A and B: Boland Weekday league
u.15A and B: Boland Saturday league (A-team) and weekday leauge (B-team)
u.17A: Boland Weekday league
u.19A and B: Boland Saturday league (A-team) and weekday league (B-team)


Other activities throughout the year are:

•  T.20-weekday and all day Saturday cricket League

•  Holiday cricket and specialist coaching clinics

•  Ashes cricket derby (3-day match against Somerset College)

•  KFC Point 0/19 Cricket Festival during September 2016 where our first team will participate.


Practice times:

Available on "Communicator"


Contact details:

Mr. Thinus Pienaar

021 852 1228 extension 240





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