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School Video


2020 Danielle Kleyn
2019 Kayla van Rensburg
2018 Renée van Zyl
2017 Jenna Beavon
2016 Michael Steyn
2015Teneille Nel
2014Trudette Schoeman
2013Jacobus Moorcroft
2012 JC Schoeman
2011 Esther van Zyl
2010 Christian Rossouw
2009 Koot Kotzé
2008Carolyn de Reuck
2007 Adri Verster
2006 Benette van Wyk
2005 Esmari Kruger
2004 Christian Rohwer
2003 Linsen Loots
2002 Jakojan Lawrie
2001 Duane Petersen
2000 Elmo Pretorius

1999 Wynand van Staden
1998 Francois du Toit
1997 Melanie Knutsen
1996 Ilse Dietrichsen
1995 Noreen Jansen
1994 Mia Farr
1993 Nicholas Tickner
1992 Adam Scott
1991 Denise Venter
1990 Alan Corfield
1989 Marie Venter
1988 Marie Venter
1987 Marie Venter
1986 Henriette de Vries


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