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09-Nov-2021 | PV's online magazine - Blue Thread - issue 22


 

ISSUE 22 : simplebooklet.com

Dames en Here - DIT IS KLAAR! Ek kan met volle selfvertroue sê dat hierdie tydskrif my ‘n hele paar emmers sweet, bloed en trane gekos het. Die harde werk, moeite, ure en dosyne laataand Whatsapp-gesprekke wat in hierdie tydskryf ingegaan het, was beslis nie verniet nie en ek is so trots op die eindresultaat.

My name is Hanna van Zyl and I am the new Editor-In-Chief of the Blue Thread magazine. What a scary, daunting and mammoth task! Not only do I have to follow in the legend herself’s footsteps (my extraordinary predecessor, Charlotte Lay), I also have to measure up to the previous 21 issues that Parel Vallei learners have expertly produced.

My eerste ontmoeting met die tydskrif was in 2017, tydens Parel Vallei se Ope Dag in my Graad 7 jaar. Ek het skaam-skaam verby die Blue Thread-stalletjie geloop en ‘n joernalis van die tydskrif het ‘n geselsie met my aangeknoop wat gevolglik die koers van my lewe verander het. Sy het met ‘n vonkel in haar oë vertel hoe ongelooflik dit is om deel te wees van die tydskrif - ek was in totale bewondering.

And here I am, four years later, writing the Letter from the Editor. God works in mysterious ways.

I feel honoured to have been trusted with the future and legacy of this magazine and I could not have fulfilled this task without some magnificent people. My right hand, Anya and her right hand, Stella – you guys have provided me with much needed comic relief throughout my Issue 22 journey and without your helping hands I would not have made it this far. Juffrou Isaacs, dankie vir elke bemoedigende push wat juffrou vir my gegee het en dankie aan my wonderlike en hardwerkende span van joernaliste, ontwerpers en fotograwe. Elkeen van julle het ‘n aandeel in hierdie tydskrif.

Issue 22 is different. Our world has changed and I wanted the Blue Thread to reflect the significance of change. I want people to see the magazine and to feel something being stirred inside of them. The Blue Thread is a magazine for the learners, by the learners and Issue 22 highlights the voice of the Parel Vallei students. I hope Issue 22 inspires people to be brave, to speak up and to live a full life in this overflowing world.

Term 3 has been, like ALL third terms, a complete horror and I think I speak for the whole school when I say that the holidays could not have come sooner. So, maak jouself gemaklik, trek jou sweatpants aan en verloor jouself in die bladsye van die 22ste uitgawe van die Blue Thread-tydskrif!

Ek en my span gaan nou hiberneer tot en met die volgende uitgawe.

Vir die heel eerste keer,
julle Editor-In-Chief,
Hanna van Zyl

06-Oct-2021 | Parel Vallei High School celebrates 35 years of excellence

Parel Vallei opened its doors in January 1986 at the foot of the Helderberg on a portion of the historical farm, Parel Vallei. Our deputy principal, Mrs Duvenage was one of the 12 staff members who started teaching the 190 learners that enrolled for Standard 6 and 7. 

Over 35 years we have grown to one of the best schools in the country with 1300 learners, 110 staff members and matric results and individual achievements, sports teams and drama productions that claim top positions year after year.

As a relatively young school, we have already established a beautiful heritage and is proud of how our values, spirit and culture of inclusive diversity prepare learners to make a positive contribution to South Africa.

“A vision of excellence in a changing world demands of us as custodians of the school, that we hold on to all that is good, continue to adapt as we move into the future, make timely adjustments to stay relevant and to keep building forward,’ says Mr Schenck. “Our biggest wealth is our people and their investment in developing our learners in body, mind and spirit. Some of them are not with us anymore. It has become tradition that during our Founders’ Day ceremony we read the names of learners who passed away while they were at Parel Vallei.  This year we will also add the name of one of our teachers, Francois Visser.

Me Duvenage word gesien as een van die hoekstene waarop ons skool gebou is.  Sy het ‘n ontsaglike bydrae gemaak in haar jare by Parel Vallei en sal ‘n groot leemte laat wanneer sy aan die einde van die jaar aftree.  “Ek voel ongelooflik trots op wat die skool in hierdie kort tydperk bereik het en getrou aan PV se karakter weet ek dat die doelpale in die toekoms ook telkens verder verskuif sal word om uitnemendheid in 'n veranderende wêreld te verseker.”

Die voorsitter van Parel Vallei se Beheerliggaam, prof. Johan van der Spuy sê:  “‘n Sterk fondasie is gelê deur puik personeel en ‘n kultuur van ekstra myle diensbaarheid.  Dis ‘n voorreg om as beheerliggaam deel te wees van die volgende fase van vooruitgang wat vir Parel Vallei voorlê.”

05-Oct-2021 | PV Kultuur-uitnemendheid op sy beste tydens Eisteddfod

Die Stellenbosch Eisteddfod is in sy 85ste bestaansjaar vir die eerste keer virtueel aangebied en meer as 60 van ons Parel Valleiers het die geleentheid aangegryp om vir van drama en redenaars, musiek en sang tot visuele kuns, fotografie, beeldhou, skilder en grafiese ontwerp in te skryf. 

Parel Vallei se individuele leerders het altesaam 40 Cum-Laude-toekennings tussen die verskillende afdelings behaal:

Musiek en sang: 45 leerders behaal 25 Cum Laude-toekennings
Drama en redenaars: 3 leerders behaal 8 Cum Laude-toekennings
Visuele kuns (Fotografie): 11 leerders behaal 2 Cum Laude-toekennings
Visuele kuns (Beeldhou/Skilder/Grafiese ontwerp): 6 leerders behaal 5 Cum Laude-toekennings

Na afloop van die Eisteddfod het ses van ons leerders altesaam agt spesiale medaljes en trofees ontvang:

Dayeong Kim: Stellenbosch Eisteddfod-medalje - Visuele Kuns: Fotografie Graad 10/11
Ingrid Woeke: Stellenbosch Eisteddfod-medalje - Visuele Kuns: Beeldhou Graad 12
Dylan Janse van Rensburg: Stellenbosch Eisteddfod-medalje: Musiekteater (Hoërskool)
Adam Fredericks: Bothners Rising Star Award - Beste Senior Deelnemer: Baskitaar
Nina Strydom: Stellenbosch Kunswedstrydbeker - Beste Drama Deelnemer Graad 8
                        Stellenbosch Kunswedstrydbeker - Senior Redevoering (Graad 8-12)
Paul Strydom: Stellenbosch Kunswedstrydbeker - Beste Drama Deelnemer Graad 10
                        Rudi Jansebeker: Beste Monoloog

Baie geluk aan elkeen van julle met hierdie puik prestasie!

04-Oct-2021 | PV learners in final of IITPSA (IT) Olympiad

The Olympiad of the Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) sets a yearly programming challenge for IT learners across the country.  More than 1300 learners from 114 schools participated in the first round where they had to solve a number of problems using their programming language of choice. Out of 471 learners who made it through to the second round, only 19 will now take part in the final.

Benjamin Kleyn (Grade 11) and Tian Groenewald (Grade 12) from Parel Vallei High School in Somerset West have been selected to represent Western Province in the final which will be held at the University of Cape Town on 9 and 10 October.

03-Oct-2021 | PV se taalboffins van die beste in die land

Die ATKV se Senior Afrikaanse Olimpiade het weereens in 2021 vir duisende leerders die geleentheid gebied om hulle tegniese taalvaardighede in Afrikaans Huistaal en Afrikaans Eerste Addisionele taal te toets.  Die Parel Valleiers het daarin geslaag om twee eerste plekke in die Wes-Kaap en vier top 100 posisies in die land te verseker!

Baie geluk aan Hanna van Zyl, Nerise Malan, Tian Groenewald en Marthinus van Niekerk met hierdie briljante prestasie.

Afrikaans Huistaal:  Hanna van Zyl – 1ste in die Weskaap, 7de nasionaal.
Tian Groenewald en Marthinus van Niekerk behaal top 100 posisies.

Afrikaans EAT:  Nerise Malan – 1ste in die Weskaap, 4de nasionaal

Baie dankie ook aan me Madsen-Leibold vir haar harde werk met hierdie projek elke jaar.

02-Oct-2021 | PV Cycling team claim #1 position

At the Western Cape Inter Schools MTB XCM (cross country marathon) event held at Montagu on Saturday 4 September, PV’s cyclists performed extremely well in their respective age groups and Parel Vallei was also the overall winner of this event:

Angeliq Coetzer – 1st
Vincent Buter – 2nd
Jean Marc de Beer – 4th
Nikalau Volsteedt – 4th
Zander Compion – 5th

The Fedhealth MTB Challenge Half Marathon featured good gradient climbs and beautiful views over a distance of 28km.  Vincent Buter (Grade 11) took the lead in the men’s open race claiming gold in just over an hour and Angeliq Coetzer won the ladies’s open in 01 hour 22 minutes and 53 seconds. Jean Marc de Beer came 4th overall and second in the Junior Men category.

Nikalau Volsteedt competed in the SA MTB XCO Championship in Pietermaritzburg where she came 5th and Jean Marc de Beer came second in the Val de Vie MTB 45km.  Both Jean Marc and Nikalau will also take part in the 43rd edition of the Cape Town Cycle Tour covering a distance of 109km.

Parel Vallei is very proud of these excellent results that serve as recognition for all the long hours of training.

01-Oct-2021 | PV Netbalspelers – Finale Wes-Kaap proewe


Foto (agter links na regs) - Anoxolo Maqubela; Chelsay Kock; Autumn Moos, Okuhle Ngoma; Zoë Langeveld, me Eunice Kets Adjunkhoof Sport.
(voor links na regs) - Lutho Phumelo; Zinathi Fukweni; Amy Jacobs 

Die finale proewe om die Wes-Kaap netbalspanne in die onderskeie ouderdomsgroepe te bepaal, is ongelukkig hierdie jaar weens Covid afgestel.  Tydens ons netbalafskeid kon ons egter die agt spelers wat tot by die finale rondte van die proewe gevorder het, gelukwens met hulle prestasie. Ons Parel Valleiers is baie trots op julle en sien uit na ‘n vol seisoen in 2022.

30-Sep-2021 | PV learners invited to International Science Fair

Parel Vallei had 26 learners who entered the 2021 Western Cape Virtual Eskom Expo for Young Scientists this year and we are very proud of the 13 special awards, certificates and medals our learners received.

Abi de Kock and Saskia Human’s project about “Mask Hygiene” was awarded a silver medal.   Sunwoo Kim, Eunwoo Jeong, Louis Cronje, Hanru Kleinschmidt, Chaewon Lee, Jared Slater, Meyer Snetler and Douw Strydom all received bronze medals and Chloë Rossouw, Karel Wüst and Johan Bredenkamp a “highly commended” award.

Saskia Human, Abi de Kock, Sunwoo Kim and Eunwoo Jeong have now been selected to represent the Western Cape Province in the prestigious Virtual Online International Science Fair (ISF) where they will have the opportunity to present their unique science projects and concepts on an international platform.

 

29-Sep-2021 | PV weereens wenners van ingenieurskompetisie

Die Suid-Afrikaanse Raad vir Siviele Ingenieurswese se Aqualibriumkompetisie is vanjaar volledig aanlyn aangebied. Die spanne moes ‘n waterverspreidingsnetwerk ontwerp om ‘n sekere hoeveelheid water eweredig tussen drie punte te versprei.

Parel Vallei se span wat bestaan het uit Adriana van der Spuy, Tian Groenewald en Yesol Jeong, het daarin geslaag om in 2020 as graad 11-leerders die kompetisie te wen. Vanjaar is hulle weereens eerste in die Wes-Kaap - ‘n posisie wat met  Hoërskool DF Malan gedeel word. 

Die doel van die kompetisie is om leerders van waterbeskerming en -voorsiening te leer en ook ‘n praktiese ervaring te gee van wat siviele ingenieurswese behels.  Alhoewel al drie die Parel Valleiers duidelik ‘n natuurlike aanvoeling vir die veld het, is dit net Tian wat in hierdie stadium die studierigting oorweeg met Adriana wat graag ‘n verpleegster wil word en Yesol wat volgende jaar medies wil studeer.

Ons weet sommer hulle sal ‘n rasende sukses maak van enige loopbaan en sal ‘n aanwins wees in watter posisies hulle ook al dien.  Baie geluk met hierdie prestasie.

28-Sep-2021 | PV in top positions in World Knowledge Olympiad

The World Knowledge Olympiad is a longstanding national Olympiad that tests the general knowledge of learners from Grades 6 to 12.  This year it was, once again, a virtual event and the 33 learners from Parel Vallei competed in an on-line quiz against learners from all over South Africa.  

The Olympiad encourage learners to access appropriate media sources to expand their knowledge and understanding of the world around them.  In so doing learners develop 21st century skills such as curiosity, self-driven learning and global awareness. 

Tishal Prag in Grade 9 achieved an overall third place in his grade and Jelena Jerling in Grade 12 came fourth in her grade in the country.  

27-Sep-2021 | PV Redenaarspan Nasionale Naaswenners

Altesaam 520 jong redenaars van reg oor die land het vanjaar die ATKV-DigiSpanpraat aangedurf. Die spanne bestaan uit vier lede wat self ‘n onderwerp met oorspronklike invalshoeke kies en dan die beoordelaars soos een man van hulle verskillende argumente en oorkoepelende standpunt moet probeer oortuig. 

Parel Vallei se graad 8-span wat bestaan uit Christiaan Botha, Hugo Strydom, Nina Strydom en Annerie Griesel het hierdie taak met hope kreatiwiteit aangepak wat na afloop van die evaluasieronde met ‘n A++ beloon is. Hulle span is egter ook as vanjaar se nasionale naaswenners aangewys in die Graad 8 Afrikaans Huistaal-kategorie! 

 

26-Sep-2021 | Parel Vallei Musicians excel at Stellenbosch Eisteddfod

Photo: Photo - Back from left:  Diana Millard, Adam Fredericks, Dylan Janse van Rensburg, Christiaan Carelse, Griffin Poole. Front from left:  Robyn Truter, Jaden Bouah, Zoë Torres, Juné Kruger, Anja Buys, Nathan Haupt.

The 85th annual Stellenbosch Eisteddfod saw 45 learners from Parel Vallei perform 63 items in 12 different instrumental and vocal categories for a total of 25 Cum Laude awards (90% and above).

Parel Vallei High School is exceptionally proud of its music department and the outstanding results of their talented and hard-working learners with a special tribute to the Grade 12 learners (on photo) who participated and excelled this year.

Section:  Vocal solo  Dylan Janse van Rensburg - Gold+, 2x Cum Laude, Diana Millard - Gold+, 2x Cum Laude, Griffin Poole - 4x Cum Laude, Esta Engelbrecht - 2x Gold+, Giselle Engels - Silver+, Blayne Daniels - 2x Gold, Carla Heydenrych - 2x Cum Laude, Nicola Janse van Rensburg - Gold+, Cum Laude

Section:  Vocal duet - Mari Swanepoel & Jemma van Rensburg - Gold+, Anémique Ras & Ilse Vermeulen - Gold

Section:  Violin solo - Nicolaas Majewski - Silver+, 2x Gold, Zoë Torres - Silver+, Gold, Gold+, Joani Frehse - Silver+                    

Section:  Guitar solo - Christiaan Carelse - Silver, 2x Cum Laude, Nathan Haupt - Cum Laude, Jaden Bouah - Cum Laude, Giselle Engels - Gold

Section:  Bass guitar solo - Adam Fredericks - 2x Cum Laude

Section:  Woodwind solo - Camryn Buckley - Gold+, Anja Buys - Gold, Nicholas Sundgren - Silver+, Jayda Matthys - Silver+, Chaewon Lee - Silver+, Elaine Human - Silver+, Chad Botha - Silver+

Section:  Recorder solo - Connor Lane - 2x Silver, Gold

Section:  Wind ensemble - PV Wind Ensemble - Gold

Section:  Percussion solo - Julian Wozniak - Cum Laude, Louis Cronje - Cum Laude, Ethan Pandaram - Gold

Section:  Percussion ensemble - Drumline Quartet - Cum Laude

Section:  Piano solo - JP Lawrence - Cum Laude, Chantal Robinson - Cum Laude, Caleb Daries - Gold+, Chaewon Lee - Gold+ & Cum Laude, Jean Durand - Gold, Silver+, Julia Badenhorst - Cum Laude, Grace Millard - Gold, Callum Daries - Gold, Chaeyoon Lee - Gold

Section:  Piano duet - Caleb Daries & Callum Daries - Cum Laude 

25-Sep-2021 | Parel Vallei langasems presteer by SA’s

Marietjie Cilliers en Jamial Johnson het vroeër vanjaar WP in verskeie items by die ASA SA-Atletiekkampioenskappe verteenwoordig. Beide hierdie twee uitsonderlike atlete is toe ook gekies om hulle provinsie by die ASA SA-Landloopkampioenskap in Amamzimtoti te verteenwoordig na hulle daarin geslaag het om al die landloopkompetisies wat vanjaar aangebied is, te wen.

Die kampioenskap op 18 September 2021, was vir Marietjie die sewende geleentheid waar sy as landloper op nasionale vlak kon kompeteer en Jamial se vierde keer. 

Net die beste atlete van elke provinsie is genooi en Jamial Johnson het 'n top 10 posisie behaal. Hy was 9de in die seuns o/14 wedloop terwyl Marietjie haar vorige beste posisie van 22ste met 8 plekke verbeter het as die 14de vinnigste dogters o/17 landloopatleet in die land! 

24-Sep-2021 | “Herzliche glückwünsche” aan PV se Duitse leerders


Foto (van links na regs) - Robyn Truter, Marietjie Cilliers, Nicolaas Majewski en Parel Vallei se Duitse onderwyseres, me Ilse van Eeden.

Parel Valleiers, Nicolaas Majewski (graad 12), Robyn Truter (graad 12) en Marietjie Cilliers (graad 11) het die afgelope twee jaar aan die Nasionale Olimpiade vir Duits deelgeneem en baie goeie uitslae behaal. Nicolaas Majewski (graad 12) het met sy 88% onder die top 20 leerders in die land geëindig.

Baie geluk met julle puik prestasies en ‘n groot dankie aan die Goethe Instituut vir Nicolaas se geskenk van ‘n sportsak met onder andere ‘n kragbank.

27-Aug-2021 | Western Cape Bridge Building competition

From left: Anya Marx, Peter-Ivan Mitrovich, Caitlin Schoeman

It is wonderful to announce that team PV came third in the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) Western Cape Bridge Building competition! Parel Vallei’s team consisted of Anya, Peter-Ivan and Caitlin in grade 11.  Despite their busy programs and being part of PV’s Drama productions, these three learners still made time to TUNGU (Turn Up Never Give Up) resulting in this great achievement.

This year 22 teams from 11 schools entered the competition.  Due to Covid restrictions, the competition was in correspondence format whereby teams were issued with kits to complete their bridges in their own time.  Bridges were then collected from the participating schools and transported to Century City from where the competition was live-streamed.  The judges tested the bridges according to the strength to weight ration that were calculated to account for the span.

The winners and runners-up for the Model Bridge Competition was Brackenfell High School. Each of the top three schools will receive prize-money for this achievement.

The competition results stand as testimony of Parel Vallei's upcoming engineering talent!

25-Aug-2021 | PV WEN die Wes-Kaapse ATKV-Tienertoneel-streeksfees!

Agter, van links: Christine Cockett, Tatjana Frauenknecht, Miquette Eloff, Carina Steytler, Carla Erasmus, Ethan de Klerk, Lindsay Adams.
2de ry: Elizam van Geest, Kym Mahundi, Sebastian van Niekerk, Dean Bulfon, Roxy Edwards, Angelique Jonker.
1ste ry: Nina Strydom, Jaydee Boshoff, Zane Habig, Kyla Steyn, Juane van Wyk, Tamzyn Paulse, Casey Holmes.
Voor: Odia Tshilumbu, Jaden Boah, Yusra Arendse, June Kruger, Jelena Jerling, Lauren Bennel, Dylan Janse van Rensburg.

Die toneelspanne van “Hansie Slim”, “DORS” en “Verkleurmannetjie” (al drie produksies van die Hoërskool Parel Vallei) het deelgeneem aan die Wes-Kaapse ATKV-Tienertoneel-streeksfees.  Daar heers nou groot vreugde nadat die volgende leerders aangewys is as kategoriewenners:

  • Beste Ensemble: “Hansie Slim”
  • Beste hantering van tegniese aspekte: “DORS”
  • Beste verhoogbestuurder: Jelena Jerling (“DORS”)
  • Beste klankoperateur: Lindsay Adams (“Hansie Slim”)
  • Beste beligtingsoperateur: Peter-Ivan Mitrovich (“Verkleurmannetjie”)

Die produksie “Hansie Slim” is ook aangewys as die BESTE PRODUKSIE vir die Wes-Kaap-streek tydens dié fees! Die naaswenner was Hoërskool Jan van Riebeek en Hoërskool Bellville het in die derde plek geëindig.

“Hansie Slim”, ’n nuutgeskrewe teks, is ‘n drama wat handel oor Hansie Slim, ‘n gewone skoolkind, wat druk op homself plaas om akademies te presteer, wat ‘n rolmodel probeer wees en ‘n teorie probeer ontdek wat die wêreld kan verander.  Hansie en sy medeleerders ontdek egter gou dat daar altyd berge sal wees wat geklim moet word in hierdie wye wêreld waarin ons leef. Die vraag is of Hansie moedig kan volhou.

Die stuk is treffend en spreek alledaagse tienerkwessies aan.

Parel Vallei is besonder trots op die uitslae en bedank graag die ATKV wat leerders dié nasionale platform gee om kreatief te kan wees en te kan groei in ‘n kompeterende; dog lekker omgewing saam met ander skole. 

Agter elke suksesvolle hoërskoolproduksie staan daar ook wonderlike onderwysers bankvas agter die leerders en by Parel Vallei is dit mee. Adél van Wyk en Karen Rohwer.  Mnr. Darryl Spijkers is die hoof van Drama by PV en word ook bedank vir die konstante toewyding en energie waarmee hy die dramaseisoen aangepak het.  Dié onderwysers maak ‘n blywende indruk op leerders!

Op 6 September sal PV se akteurs ook in spanning wag om te hoor watter hoërskoolproduksies deurgedring het na die NASIONALE rondte van die fees.  Wie weet watter groot prestasies dalk nog wag!

24-Aug-2021 | Stellenbosch Eisteddfod : Visual Arts and Design results

The Stellenbosch Eisteddfod was established in 1936 and offer learners the opportunity to participate not just in music but also in visual arts. Our design learners once again made use of this wonderful opportunity and achieved outstanding results!

We would like to compliment and acknowledge the following learners on their beautiful artwork!

Heidi Bahlmann
Section: Visual Art / Painting
Grade: 9
Result: Gold Plus

Daniella Visser
Section: Visuele Kuns / Skilder
Grade: 12
Result: Gold Plus

Ingrid Woeke
Section: Visuele Kuns / Beeldhou
Grade: 12
Result: Cum Laude

Nicole Andre Salgueiro
Section: Visual Art / Drawing
Grade: 12
Result: Cum Laude

Robyn Bath
Section: Design / Graphic Design
Grade: 12
Result: Cum Laude

Mari Diedericks
Section: Visual Art / Drawing
Grade: 12
Result: Cum Laude

Section: Visuele Kuns / Skilder
Grade: 12
Result: Cum Laude

Section: Photography
Grade: 12
Result: Gold plus


 

23-Aug-2021 | Meet PV’s tumbling gymnast

Congratulations to Matthew Zietsman in grade 8 that achieved gold for (level 6) Tumbling at the CTGA (Cape Town Gymnastics Association) District Trails that was held on Friday, 20 August. He also competed in the Double Mini-Trampoline District Trails (level 8) and was placed first, receiving a gold medal!

Matthew has represented the Western Cape at the SA Gym Games every year since he started gymnastics in grade 1 and has represented South Africa twice at the Region 5 Africa Competition. 

Next this talented Parel Vallei will take part in the Western Cape Championships for Tumbling from 3 - 5 September. We wish him all the best!

22-Aug-2021 | ‘DORS' from PV wins the Montagu Youth Arts Festival!



From left: Casey Holmes, Roxy Edwards, Yusra Arende, Kym Mahundi, Aimee Voortman, Azelle Geldenhys, Carla Erasmus.

This past weekend Parel Vallei's Drama Department attended the Montagu Drama Festival and entered 4 plays: 'Commercial Break', 'Dors', 'Hansie Slim' and 'Verkleurmannetjie'.

The learners thoroughly enjoyed this experience and did exceptionally well by receiving the following results:

Best Supporting Actor:
Nominees: Griffin Poole, Erich Baumgarten
Winner:*Griffin Poole* Commercial Break (PV)

Best Supporting Actress:
Nominees: Dolene Havinga, Nerise Malan, Zané Habig (Dors), Dors Ensemble, Jenna-Lee Roets (Commercial Break)
Winner: *Dors Ensemble* Dors (PV)

Best Actor:
Nominees: Dylan Janse van Rensberg, Griffin Poole
Winner: *Dylan Jane van Rensberg* Hansie Slim (PV)

Best Actress:
Nominees: Talia Roux, June Kruger, Nerise Malan
Winner: *Juné Kruger* Dors (PV)

Best Director:
Nominees: Darryl Spijkers (Dors), Karen Rohwer
Winner: *Darol Spijkers* Dors (PV)

Best Production:
Nominees: Verkleurmannetjie, Dors, Hansie Slim
Winner: *Dors* (PV)

Best new text:
Nominees: Hansie Slim, Commercial Break
Winner: *Commercial Break* Yanou Pienaar (PV)

Best Technical :
Nominees: Verkleurmannetjie, Hansie Slim, Dors
Winner: *Hansie Slim* (PV)

Adjudicator Trophy:
*Mrs Notnagel Puppet* (PV)

20-Aug-2021 | PV se bekroonde ritmiese gimnaste



Van links: Deré Vermeulen, April Kallis, Mia Van Der Merwe

Hierdie drie Parel Valleiers, Deré Vermeulen, April Kallis en Mia van der Merwe, beoefen ritmiese gimnastiek.  Hulle is verbonde aan Schick, ‘n privaat ritmiese gimnastiekklub, wat aan hul hoofafrigter, Nikki van der Westhuizen, behoort.

Dié leerders het al vele nasionale titels ingepalm, is al as nasionale kampioene gekroon en Deré het Suid-Afrika ook al by twee internasionale kompetisies verteenwoordig.

Hulle bestee daagliks (van Maandag tot Donderdag) vier ure aan die beoefening van hierdie sport.  Selfs gedurende die grendeltyd het hul nie tou opgegooi nie en steeds hul oefeninge tuis gedoen d.m.v. Zoom-sessies.

In Desember 2020 het Deré Vermeulen (vlak 10, in ouderdomsgroep 15) en April Kallis (vlak 8, in ouderdomsgroep 15) aan die heel eerste virtuele nasionale kampioenskappe deelgeneem.  Beide gimnaste is as nasionale kampioene in hul onderskeie vlakke bekroon. Deré het boonop die prys verower as gimnas met die hoogste totale punt in AL die groepe en ouderdomme in Suid-Afrika.

In Mei 2021 is Deré genomineer om aan nasionale proewe in Klerksdorp deel te neem vir die Olimpiese Junior-groep. Hier het sy meegeding vir ‘n plek om Suid-Afrika te verteenwoordig tydens die Olimpiese Spele in China.  Sy het egter die span met 0.25 punte gemis en is 6de landswyd geplaas.

Gedurende die afgelope maand het die drie gimnaste aan die WP-kampioenskappe  (beter bekend as Cape Town Distrik) deelgeneem.  Wéér het hulle uitsonderlik gevaar!

‘n Opsomming van hulle prestasies:

  • Deré Vermeulen neem deel in die olimpiese junior-groep.  Sy verwerf die hoogste totale punt vir die vier roetines waaraan sy deelneem en verwerf ‘n goue medalje.  In drie van die roetines word die hoogste punt aan haar toegeken (“Ball”, “Ribbon” en “Clubs”). In een van die roetines (“Hoop”) word die 2de hoogste punt aan haar toegeken.
  • Mia van der Merwe neem deel in vlak 6 (onder 15). Sy verwerf die hoogste totale punt vir die drie roetines waaraan sy deelneem en verwerf daarmee ‘n goue medalje.  Sy verower die 1ste plek in al drie haar apparate, naamlik “Free dance”, “Ball” en “Clubs”.
  • April Kallis neem deel in vlak 9 (15 plus).  Sy verwerf die 2de hoogste totale punt vir die drie roetines waaraan sy deelneem en verwerf daarmee ‘n silwer medalje.  Sy verower ‘n 1ste plek in een roetine, naamlik “Ball”.  In twee roetines (“Hoop” en “Clubs”) behaal sy die 2de hoogste punt.

Al drie gimnaste is opgeneem in die WP-span (Cape Town Distrik) om die einde van die maand aan die Wes-Kaapproewe deel te neem.  Indien hulle vir die Wes-Kaapspan gekies word, sal hulle in Oktober, as deel van die Wes-Kaap ritmiese gimnastiekspan, aan die nasionale kompetisie in Pretoria deelneem!

17-Aug-2021 | Music results to be proud of!



Back, from left: Connor Lane, Christiaan Carelse, Jessica Lavies.
Front: Chaewon Lee and Mrs Helena van der Merwe.

The following music exam results are from the first session of 2021.

These four learners have fared tremendously well in external internationally recognized music exams and are to be congratulated for the excellent level of work achieved. In the first session of 2021

They are…
Connor Lane: Grade 7 UNISA recorder with Distinction
Christiaan Carelse: Grade 5 UNISA theory with Merit
Jessica Lavies: Grade 5 UNISA theory with Distinction
Chaewon Lee: Grade 6 Royal Schools theory with Distinction

Other results are as follows:
Nicolaas Majewski: Trinity College Grade 6 viola with Merit 
Cydney Williams: UNISA Grade 5 violin
Anjolien Erasmus: Trinity College Grade 5 violin                                      
Connor Perfett: Trinity College Grade 5 piano                               
Elaine Human: UNISA Grade 4 violin with Merit
Cydney Williams: UNISA Grade 4 theory with Distinction
Chad Botha: UNISA Grade 3 theory with Distinction

The Parel Vallei music department is very proud of all our hard-working learners and we look forward to seeing and hearing of more excellent results as the year progresses!

13-Aug-2021 | PV se kuber-kunstewenners!

Dié twee graad 8-leerders klim met selfvertroue op enige verhoog. Of dit nou ‘n letterlike of digitale verhoog is, hulle daag op en maak gebruik van die groeigeleentheid!

Hugo en Nina Strydom het deelgeneem aan die JouGROOTtalent-kompetisie en uitsonderlik goed gevaar!

Dié kompetisie word aangebied deur Die GROOT Ontbyt (kykNET kanaal 144) en GROOTfm90.5 wat vir laer- en hoërskoolleerders die geleentheid bied om, deur middel van ’n kuber-kunstefees,steeds nasionaal mee te ding in verskeie kunste-afdelings, soos poësie, prosa, redenaars, sang en selfs ook instrumenteel.

Nina is aangewys as die algehele wenner van die Prosa-afdeling vir hoërskoolleerders en sy het ook ‘n A+++ (96%) in haar sang-item behaal.  Hugo het ook beïndruk met die 94% wat hy behaal het vir Afrikaans poësie!

06-Aug-2021 | WITS Maths Competition – 2 learners from PV in the second

Benjamin Kleyn and Louis Cronje both qualified for the final round of the University of the Witwatersrand Mathematics Competition!

This mathematics competition began in 2018 and aims to promote mathematics at all levels in South Africa and Africa. The competition consists of two rounds. The first is a 75 minute, 20-question paper exposing learners to interesting questions, while testing their problem solving skills in a real world situation. 

The final round that Benjamin and Louis are invited to (exclusively for top performers) will be written on 14 September.

Best of luck – Benjamin and Louis!



From left: Benjamin Kleyn (grade 11) and Louis Cronje (grade 10).

06-Aug-2021 | PV's online magazine - Blue Thread – issue 21

Blue Thread - Issue 21

Letter from our editor: Charlotte Lay (Grade 12)

And just like that my two and a half tumultuous yet wonderful years as Editor-In-Chief have come to an inevitable but no-less painful halt. Publishing Blue Thread - like any task and responsibility during Covid-19’s long and winding monologue - has been difficult. Even so, I was surprised at how overcome with emotion I was as I sat down to write my farewell letter.

First and foremost, I would like to thank a few members of the PV family who have made my experience as both a part of the Blue Thread and PV in general, so memorable. To Lucia, whose shoes I had the daunting task of filling, in my eyes, you will always be the ULTIMATE Editor-In-Chief. To my AP English class led by the adored Ms Pienaar, you have forever changed the way I look at The Titanic, perfume and slam poetry; but most importantly, you have enhanced my time at PV. To Mrs Isaacs (with baby) and Mrs Mackenzie (currently growing baby), you have been icons and pillars of the Blue Thread, thank you for all that you have done for the magazine. Saving the best for last, Mrs Yoko, my personal ‘care-team’, I speak for many when I say it is a relief to have you one Whatsapp away.

You may notice that the photo alongside is not the usual ‘posing in a field’ look we go for, but rather a display of a quintessential PV moment. Other moments include: the rainy days where large puddles form and students take the opportunity to partake in a spot of watersports, the tuckshop ladies who’ll let you pay off your ‘snack debts’ if you’ve forgotten your R1 at home and, of course, Mr Spijkers’ irrepressible enthusiasm. All slices of PV I find myself prematurely missing.

Let us not forget that this has been a time of loss. People in our immediate community have lost livelihoods, parents, academic support and the opportunity to be a run-of- the-mill teenager. So I implore you to be gentle on yourself and those around you. Remember that there are several caring stalwarts here at PV- take advantage of them.

Lastly, my fellow matric Blue Threaders, we did it! Time to breathe a sigh of relief, pop the (kiddies) champagne and pass the baton (or rather, the Canva login details) to a new generation. I have complete faith in Hanna and her team and can’t wait to see Blue Thread flourish in their capable hands. 

Lots of love,
Charlotte

04-Aug-2021 | University of Cape Town Mathematics Competition


Back: Louis Cronje. 
2nd row, from left: Benjamin Kleyn, Jared Slater.
1st row, from left: Chaeyoon Lee, Chaewon Lee
Front: Mrs. Linda van der Merwe (Mathematics subject head), Yesol Jeong.

A team consisting of 97 Parel Valleiers participated in the UCT Mathematics Competition. This competition is an annual event for schools in the Western Cape.  A total of 3 183 individuals and 2 253 pairs from 132 schools participated in this event, making the following achievements by Parel Vallei even greater! This is what we call academic excellence …

The gold award winners for PV are:

Grade 10:
Jared Slater (2nd place)
Chaewon Lee (4th place)
Louis Cronje (4th place)

Grade 11: 
Benjamin Kleyn (2nd place)

Grade 12:
Yeson Jeong (5th place)

 

The following 12 learners were invited to participate in the 2nd round, UCT Mathematics Challenge.

The top achievers were:
Grade 8:

Chaeyoon Lee (6th place)

Grade 10:  (joint 9th place)
Chaewoon Lee
Jared Slater
Louis Cronje

Grade 11:
Benjamin Cronje (1st place)

Grade 12:
Yesol Jeong (5th place)

 

*The following three learners are also invited to the 3rd round that will be taking place later in August:
Chaeyoon Lee
Benjamin Kleyn
Yesol Jeong

We wish them all the best for this opportunity to further development their mathematical talent!
 

03-Aug-2021 | Global mathematics participant from PV

We are extremely proud of Louis Cronje, a grade 10 learner, who has once again been selected for the Senior Mathematics Western Province team, representing South Africa in the International Mathematics Competition (IMC) hosted by Indonesia.  Due to the ongoing pandemic, they did not travel to Indonesia, but the team wrote the competition in Cape Town on the 29th of July.

Louis said:  “It has been an honour to be selected to represent the Western Cape at the IMC for the 3rd time. I was privileged enough to travel to Bulgaria during the 2018 IMC. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing pandemic, last year's IMC was cancelled, but was meant to be held in Indonesia. Luckily, they were given the opportunity to host the competition this year in an online format.

Each team consists of 4 members, with other provinces also entering teams. The Western Cape team included myself and 3 other boys from Rondebosch Boys High School. We had full day online training for the two weeks leading up to the competition. The competition was tough, due to the level of skill required to solve the questions presented to the participants. Overall, it was a good experience and I feel fortunate to have been chosen to take part.”

02-Aug-2021 | PV se nasionale Wiskunde-uitblinkers

Parel Valleiers kry elke jaar verskeie geleenthede om deel te neem aan Wiskundekompetisies en -olimpiades. Een hiervan is die South African Mathematics Olympiad (SAMO). Dié olimpiade is tans die grootste olimpiade in Suid-Afrika en die doel van dié olimpiade is om leerders op akademiese gebied verdere blootstelling te gee as net aan die skoolkurrikulum.

‘n Totaal van 110 Parel Valleiers (51 juniors en 59 seniors) het die eerste rondte van die olimpiade geskryf en 65 het deurgedring  na die tweede rondte.

Na rondte twee is slegs die top 100 leerders in elke graad in die land genooi na die finale rondte.  Parel Vallei gee graag erkenning aan hierdie vier leerders van PV wat gekies is vir die finale rondte.

Ons hoop om binnekort hul finale uitslae te kan deel…



Van links: Jared Slater (graad 10), Louis Cronje (graad 10), Benjamin Kleyn (graad 11), Migael van Schaik (graad 8), me Linda van der Merwe (PV Wiskunde-vakhoof).

27-Jul-2021 | International Biology Olympiad


Mrs Elsabe Kruger (PV head of Life Sciences) with Yesol Jeong

Yesol Jeong, one of Parel Vallei’s top 3 academic candidates in grade 12 took part in the International Biology Olympiad (IBO) competition for young scientists!  A team of only 4 students from each country gain the opportunity to participate in the IBO that takes place in July every year. In order to be part of the team, the student competes in a National Life Sciences Olympiad and a selection test thereafter. Once selected, students undergo training and lectures on the IBO curriculum. The team usually flies to the host country for a week to participate in the IBO, but this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the event was held online. Students participated online from either their schools or homes.

The host country of the IBO challenge 2021 was Portugal and the examinations were therefore related to the journey of Fernão de Magalhães, a Portuguese explorer who organised the Spanish expedition to the East Indies from 1519 to 1522.

The IBO consists of theoretical and practical examinations. During practical examinations students perform various scientific experiments and investigations, but this year it was converted to a theoretical-practical exam where learners had to answer questions from photos and videos of experiments. The theoretical-practical exam took place on 19 July 2021 and the theory exam on 21 July 2021. Questions were based on various biological concepts from different fields such as cell biology, ethology, biosystematics, ecology, genetics and evolution, plant and animal anatomy and physiology. After the exams, the results are scored individually and top-achieving students are given gold, silver or bronze medals or a merit.

Yesol described her experience as a participant in the IBO 2021 as follows:
“It was an honour to participate in the IBO 2021 as part of the South African Team. My teammates were in different provinces so I couldn’t meet them but we were able to connect through WhatsApp and Google Meet. It was unfortunate that we couldn’t physically go to Portugal for the event but I think the online event was wonderful nevertheless. We were able to interact with participants from other countries through Zoom calls where we played games together and made unforgettable memories. The exams were challenging but eye-opening at the same time and enabled me to explore concepts beyond the school curriculum. It was definitely a memorable experience where I made new friends and gained a deeper insight into the field of Life Sciences”.

Parel Vallei is extremely proud of this intelligent and hardworking learner and we wish her all the best for her last school exams.  A bright future awaits her!

We would also like to thank Mrs Kruger and the Parel Vallei Advanced Educational Trust that supported her in this new and exciting global Biology journey.

08-Jun-2021 | In PV-netbal word daar steeds belê!

Agter, van links: Alida Duvenhage; Marlise Kuhn; Teresa Koekemoer; Jacques Esterhuyse (borg: ESI Attorneys); Cailee Pistorius; Hettinet Bernardo; Nicoline Malherbe.
Voor: Nerina Fourie; Charlotte Schoeman; Mary-Ann Mc Hardy (borg: ESI Attorneys); Adel van Wyk; Liana Kriel.
Afwesig: Shanaaz Macauley.

Parel Vallei bedank graag sy netbalafrigters vir hul deursettingsvermoë die afgelope kwartaal.  Hulle het nooit tou opgegooi nie en steeds hul tyd en kennis belê in PV-netbal.  Dit is as gevolg van hul insette, veral wat bedref skeidsregterskursusse vir leerders, dat Parel Valleiers ook op dié gebied kon naam maak.  Vier leerders het ‘n Provinsiale “E”-gradering ontvang, drie leerders Provinsiale “D”-gradering, twee leerders Provinsiale “C”-gradering en een leerder het selfs ‘n Provinsiale “C+”-gradering ontvang.

‘n “C- en C+”-gradering is veral baie goed vir skoliere.  Na ‘n “C+” is die volgende vlak ‘n Provinsiale “B” en dan kan leerders probeer om die SA-gradering te voltooi.

Parel Vallei bedank ook graag hul netbalborg, ESI Attorneys vir hul betrokkenheid by en die borg van die afrigtersbaadjies. Met die ondersteuning van só ‘n borg, kan daar nog baie vermag word! ESI Attorneys is beslis deel van PV-netbal se pad vorentoe! Dankie, Jacques en Mary-Ann!

03-Jun-2021 | Netbalverslag

Na ‘n baie geslaagde voorseisoen-en-kondisioneringsprogram was die PV-netbalspanne gereed om die groot kanonne te pak …

Aan die stuur van hierdie groot en belangrike sportsoort is me Alida Duvenhage.  Haar passie vir netbal word gedeel deur bekwame afrigters en skeidsregters, en dit verseker die toenemende sukses van PV-netbal. 

Hiermee ‘n paar hoogtepunte wat alreeds vroeg in die 2021-netbalseisoen bereik is.

Hierdie 8 spelers is na verskeie uitdunrondtes gekies vir die volgende Cape Winelands- netbalproewe wat Vrydag, 21 Mei sou plaasvind.

Agter, van links: Okuhle Ngoma; Zoë Langeveld; Chelsae Kock; Anoxolo Magubela.
Voor: Autumn Moos; Lutho Phumelo, Zinathi Fukweni; Amy Jacobs.

Drie van Parel Vallei se netbalspanne, o.14A; o.16A en o.17A sou aan die Netball Top school’s championship gaan deelneem, voordat netbalaktiwiteite eers weer afgestel is.


o.14A

Agter, van links: me Adel van Wyk (afrigter); Catherine Hofmeyr; Chloe Cilliers; Catherine Mol; Kimlin Adams; mnr Jacques du Plooy (kondisioneringsafrigter); me Charlotte Schoeman (afrigter).
Voor: Anneh Mitrovich; Chloe Chatburn; Ena-Mari Ozrovech (kaptein); Chelsey Kock; Crace Wagner.


o.16A

Agter, van links: me Alida Duvenhage (afrigter); Anoxolo Magubela; Bea-Mari Keuzenkamp; Louwen Swart; Jacques du Plooy (kondisioneringsafrigter); Se’Bella Stander; Lara Terblanche; me Liana Kriel (afrigter).
Voor: Okuhle Ngoma, Daniella Kadima; Zinathi Fukweni; Gabrielle Mc Duiling.
Afwesig: Benet Niemand.

Die o.16A-span is trots op die feit dat hulle 7 van hul 9 wedstryde gewen het!


o.17A

Agter, van links: Autumn Moos; Werlize Pienaar; me Charlotte Schoeman (afrigter); Jaden Issel; Jamie-Leigh Lewin; mnr Jacques du Plooy (kondisioneringsafrigter).
Voor: Skye Hurling; Kayleigh Erasmus; Reshon Brown.
 

Al die PV-afrigters en –spanne streef na sukses, bo en behalwe deur wat die telbord sê.  Hier gaan dit oor meer as net wen.  Hier skep ons ‘n gelukkige kultuur waar ons karakter bou en selfs skeidsregters oplei.  Daar is heelparty spelers wat reeds tydens klubwedstryde gegradeer is.  Die skeidsregters word uitgeken aan hulle nuwe skeidsregtersdrag wat spesiaal vir hulle ontwerp is.

Skeidsregters: Parel Vallei LEERDERS wat reeds hul vlak 1-eksamen geskryf het en hul Provinsiale graderings behaal het.


 

Agter, van links: me Charlotte Schoeman (SA “B+”Umpire) Daniella Kadima; Anoxolo Maqubela; me Alida Duvenhage (SA “A” Umpire); Megan Mol; Reshon Brown; Marietjie Cilliers; Liana Kriel (SA C+ Umpire).
Voor: Lara Terblanche; Bea-Mari Keuzenkamp; Lutho Phumelo, Zinathi Fukweni; Lerize de Villiers.
Afwesig: Abigayle de Kock.

Die o.18-netbalspan is trots op hul eerstespandrag geborg deur mnr van Greuning van Discovery.

Agter, van links: me Nicoline Malherbe (afrigter); Monique van Greuning; Megan Mol; mnr Jacques du Plooy (kondisionerings afrigter); Lanah Nel; Cailyn Bock; me Charlotte Schoeman (afrigter).
Voor: Amy Jacobs; Luthu Phumelo; Jade Daniels; Hanushia van Niekerk.
Afwesig:  Diana Millard.

By Parel Vallei geniet ons dit, ten spyte van Covid-19 wat ons planne effens in die wiele gery het …

Ons gee nie moed op nie! Parel Vallei se spelers is besig om in netbalkampioene te ontwikkel.

TUNGU is mos ons leuse … TURN UP, NEVER GIVE UP!

Verslag deur: Charlotte Swanepoel

01-Jun-2021 | WELKOM aan PV se nuwe onderhoof: mnr Dricus Basson

Vandag verwelkom ons graag ons nuwe onderhoof, mnr. Dricus Basson! Hy het grootgeword in Wellington en later in die Paarl.  Hy het in 1995 aan Paul Roos Gimnasium in Stellenbosch gematrikuleer.  Dis ook waar hy die afgelope ses jaar as ‘n akademiese vak-, graadhoof en as lid van die skoolbestuurspan werksaam was.

Buiten sy akademiese verpligtinge was hy ook die hoof van atletiek, fasiliteite en ‘n hokkiespanbestuurder, maar nou is hy gereed vir en opgewonde om verder te groei en Parel Vallei en sy mense te dien.

Mnr Basson is bekwaam en bring ongelooflike ervaring met hom saam van die privaatsektor sowel as die opvoedkundige sektor. Hy beskik oor ‘n meestersgraad in Algemene Bestuur, ‘n Nagraadse Sertifikaat in Opvoeding sowel as ‘n Baccalaureus- en Honneursgraad.

Buiten sy kwalifikasies en 10 jaar ervaring in die onderwys is sy belangrikste rol dié as man vir Elizna en pa vir sy vier kinders.  In sy vrye tyd stap hy graag in die natuur en wanneer hy kans kry, lees hy.

Die twee belangrikste waardes waarvolgens hy lewe, is integriteit en dankbaarheid.

Namens al die Parel Valleiers verwelkom ons mnr Basson en sy gesin as deel van ons Blue Thread-familie! Ons glo dat hy sal help voortbou aan die uitnemendheid wat alreeds by Parel Vallei bestaan en ons sien uit daarna om toekomstige uitdagings saam met hom aan te pak.

Dricus en sy vrou, Elizna, saam met hulle vier kinders. Van links: Lana (14), Philip (2), Isabelle (9) en Emma (14).

 

Welcome to PV’s new deputy: Mr Dricus Basson

Today we welcome our new deputy, Mr Dricus Basson! He grew up in Wellington and later in Paarl. He matriculated at Paul Roos Gymnasium in Stellenbosch and this is where he has worked for the last six years as an academic subject head, grade head and as a member of the school management team.

Except for his academic commitments he was also head of athletics, facilities and a hockey team manager, but now he is ready for and excited to grow further and serve Parel Vallei and its people.

Mr Basson is efficient and brings unbelievable experience from both the private sector and the education sector. He has an M degree in General Management, a Post Graduate Certificate in Education as well as a Baccalaureus and Honours degree.

Except for his qualifications and 10 years’ experience in education, his most important role is being a husband to Elizna and father to his four children. He loves walking in nature in his free time and enjoys reading when he has a chance.

The two most important values he lives by are integrity and gratitude.

On behalf of all the Parel Valleiers we welcome Mr Basson and his family as a part of our Blue Thread family! We believe that he will help build on the excellence that already exists at Parel Vallei and we are looking forward to face future challenges together.

Dricus and his wife, Elizna with their four children. From left: Lana (14), Philip (2), Isabelle (9) and Emma (14).

21-May-2021 | Eerste AANLYN Afrikaans-olimpiade vir PV-seniors

Voor,van links: L Locmant, J Mostert, C Burger, L Bennell, A Eagar, A Buys, M Cilliers, M Marais, F Januarie.
Middel: J Britz, H Botha, A de Wet, E van Geest, C Carelse, M Diedericks, A van der Spuy, H van Zyl, K Lemley, A Botha,
N Taderera, D Case.
Voor: D Venter, G van Wyk, M van Niekerk, L Nel, T Groenewald, C Pandaram, J de Louw, N Malan, C Pienaar.
In klas gedurende foto: A Marx, B Cronjé.

Vanjaar was die eerste keer óóit dat die Afrikaans-olimpiade aanlyn geskryf is.
32 senior leerders het ingeskryf. Direk na die voltooiing van die drie uur lange vraestel was leerders se uitslae beskikbaar.
Dis voorwaar ‘n opwindende nuutjie!

Geluk aan Hanna van Zyl (afdeling: Afrikaans Huistaal) en Nerise Malan (afdeling: Eerste Addisionele Taal) wat onderskeidelik die beste gevaar het in Parel Vallei…

Nou wag ons vir die nasionale uitslae.

21-May-2021 | Mr and Miss PV 2021

Contestants from left:  Jarred Kift, Gustav Smit, Alex Schulz, Weylin Volschenk, Christian Kotzé, Teon Kleynhans, Ian Thom, Bakhulule Nkopo (Runner-up 2021), Sam Olivier, Aden Gardiner (Mr Parel Vallei 2021).

Jenna-Lee Roets (Miss Parel Vallei 2021), Kayleigh Erasmus (Runner-up 2021), Joy Rhoda, Zeah Stewart, Amy Bamberger, Demi Stoffels, Talia Roux, Lilly Mae Steenkamp, Victoria Morton, Alisia Vermeulen.

Congratulations Mr and Miss PV 2021: Jenna-Lee Roets and Aden Gardiner!
The runners-up are: Kayleigh Erasmus and Bakhulule Nkopo.

The theme of the evening was “The Decades That Shaped Us” and the 20 contestants took us through time in style! Categories included basic black, stylish day wear, themed wear and evening wear.

The newly crowned Mr and Miss PV will not only represent the school at various sport and cultural events, but they will also carry out the Blue Thread to our local community.  They have each chosen a charity that they will be supporting as part of their reign this year.

The voting process consisted of learners’ votes cast prior to the event (only Grades 10 -12) and the final votes from our judges on the evening.

The judges (all proud PV-moms) with the event organiser / PV teacher: Ms Alana Pretorius

From left: Surita Jordaan (Miss PV, 1995), Alana Pretorius, Lindie Strydom (motivational speaker, actress and presenter) and Liebenette Burger (Ms United Nations SA, 2007).

Thank you to the following sponsors that made the evening possible:

  • Keiths Suit Hire in Helderberg Village Walk, Somerset West, for the boys’ evening wear.
  • Designer Postbox in Stellenbosch for the girls’ evening wear.

The contestants would also like to thank Mrs Alana Pretorius and the Community prefects for a well-planned and successful evening!

18-May-2021 | Passionate old PV bulldog donates rugby memorabilia

Once a bulldog, forever a bulldog!

This rugby memorabilia, consisting of Parel Vallei’s first 1st XI rugby team photo and sponsorship letter was donated and framed by Mr. Andrew van Eeden, one of the players who matriculated in 1990.

It is wonderful to celebrate the pride of old pupils and Parel Vallei acknowledge those who helped build PV to the school that it is today. In only 35 years of existence Parel Vallei  have achieved phenomenal excellence . Their all-inclusive Body, Mind and Spirit approach has contributed to them becoming one of the Top 20 schools in the Western Cape.

Mr. van Eeden and Mr. Schenck (headmaster).

17-May-2021 | PV’s young squash sensation

Devon Osborne in grade 9, won the Western Province squash open that recently took place in Rondebosch.

He will be one of only five learners that will represent the Western Province at the Interprovincial Tournament (IPT) in East London during the July school holiday.

We are very proud of him and look forward to supporting this talented Parel Valleier as he prepares for this squash tournament.

14-May-2021 | Radikale Redenaars

Baie geluk aan die Parel Valleiers wat gekies is om aan die NASIONALE Radikale Redenaars-kompetisie deel te neem!

Hierdie trio is vreesloos as dit kom by toesprake! Hulle kan vinnig hulle denke orden en standpunte formuleer om sodoende ‘n saak logies en met selfvertroue te kan beredeneer. 

Ons is trots daarop dat hulle hierdie redenaars-geleentheid omarm het en só goed gevaar het.  Ons sien saam met hulle uit na die landswye eindrondte van die kompetisie wat vir Oktober in Pretoria beplan word.

Van links: Miquette Elloff, Paul en Nina Strydom.

12-May-2021 | We are looking for our next Mr and Miss Parel Vallei …

Who will be the faces and ambassadors of our school at all our important school events?

We will have the answer to this question next week Friday, 21 May when the new Mr and Miss PV will be crowned. This event will be live streamed from 19:00. Watch this space for more information!

Back, from left: Christiaan Kotzé; Jarred Kift; Ian Thom; Alex Schulz; Gustav Smit.
3rd row: Weylin Volschenk; Aden Gardiner; Sam Olivier; Teon Kleynhans; Bakhulule Nkopo.
2nd row: Zeah Stewart; Amy Bamburger; Alisia Vermeulen; Lilly Mae Steenkamp; Joy Rhoda.
Front: Victoria Morton; Demi Stoffels; Jenna-Lee Roets; Kayleigh Erasmus.
(Absent: Thalia Roux).

07-May-2021 | Rising tennis star

Ester Benson in grade 8, PV’s rising tennis star was selected for the Cavaliers u.15B team that played against Cape Metropole in the first term of this year.

She will also represent the Western Cape Cavaliers High School Team at TSA (Tennis South Africa) High Schools week from 6 – 9 August 2021 in Pretoria.

We are very proud of this talented Parel Valleier!

#PVsport
#risingstar

07-May-2021 | International Biology Olympiad

Velede jaar het ‘n groep graad 11-leerders deelgeneem aan die International Biology Olympiad. Die aanlyn olimpiade-eksamen is by PV geskryf, waarna slegs die beste leerders in die land genooi is om aan die finale uitdunrondte deel te neem om te kan kwalifiseer vir die Suid-Afrikaanse span.

PV is trots daarop dat vier leerders gekwalifiseer het.  Drie leerders het deelgeneem.  Hulle is van links: Nicolaas Majevski, Liza Spires en Yesol Jeong. Tydens die uitdunrondte het Yesol Jeong die hoogste punte nasionaal behaal!

Op 14 April vanjaar, het die drie Parel Valleiers die International Biology Olympiad selection-eksamen aanlyn afgelê.  Al die leerders het goed gevaar en Yesol het veral naam gemaak vir PV deur verder te kwalifiseer as een van die vier beste leerders in die LAND wat Suid-Afrika sal verteenwoordig tydens die internasionale finale olimpiade. Wat ‘n uitstaande prestasie vir Yesol en Parel Vallei se Lewenswetenskappe-departement!

Hierdie internasionale olimpiade word jaarliks in verskillende lande geskryf en sal praktiese en teoretiese vaardighede insluit.  Die olimpiade sal oor ‘n tydperk van ‘n week plaasvind waartydens die gekose leerders elke dag aan verskillende aktiwiteite blootgestel sal word.  Die aanvanklike beplanning was om die olimpiade-eksamen in Spanje te skryf, maar a.g.v. die pandemie sal ander aanlyn alternatiewe nou ondersoek word.

Ons is saam met Jesol opgewonde oor die internasionale-olimpiade en wens haar alle voorspoed toe!
 

05-May-2021 | Wag groot prestasies ook in 2021 op PV-fietsryspan?

Sewe van Parel Vallei se fietsryers het Saterdag, 1 Mei aan die Paarl MTB Challenge deelgeneem.  PV se span het weer baie goed gery op uitdagende terrein. 

Ons wens die span geluk met hul besondere prestasies:

  • Angliq Coetzer behaal ‘n 1ste plek in 40km-afdeling en is ‘n SA-kampioen!;
  • Nikalau Volsteedt behaal ‘n 2de plek in die 20km-afdeling;
  • Jean-Marc de Beer behaal ‘n 1ste plek in die 40km-afdeling;
  • Gabi Schulz behaal ‘n 5de plek in die 40km-afdeling;
  • Vincent Buter behaal ‘n 7de plek in die 60km-afdeling;
  • Jean-Marc Surridge behaal ‘n 13de plek in die 60km-afdeling en
  • Alex Schulz is 20ste in die 60km-afdeling.

PV se fietsryspan sien baie daarna uit om weer Saterdag, 22 Mei te kan deelneem aan die eerste kompetisie van die Spur Skole MTB-resiesreeks. In 2019 was PV se span die TOP GEMENGDE MTB (Mountain Bike)-span in die Wes-Kaap! (In 2020 het die kompetisie nie plaasgevind nie).

                  

Van links: mnr Francois du Toit (PV-fietsryhoof), Gabi Schulz, Jean-Marc de Beer, Vincent Buter, Alex Schulz.  Voor: Nikalau Volsteedt.  Inlas: Angeliq Coetzer.  Afwesig: Jean-Marc Surridge.
 

03-May-2021 | Finalis in 7de Laan se SlimSpel-kompetisie

Jean Durand in graad 10 het deelgeneem aan die 7de Laan SlimSpel-kompetisie en is een van die finaliste!

Al die nasionale finaliste is genooi na die sepie se ateljees in Johannesburg vir die finale rondte van die kompetisie.  Die wenners sal in Junie gedurende ‘n episode van 7de Laan op SABC bekendgemaak word.

Jean word vergesel deur me Marietjie Madsen-Leibold, trotse PV Afrikaans Huistaal vakhoof.  Sy is verheug oor die geleentheid om die Parel Valleier te kan ondersteun.

Ons hou almal duim vas vir Jean Durand! Sterkte!

23-Apr-2021 | KWEEK-week 2021

Geluk aan elkeen van die kultuur-wenners, julle het werklik geKWEEK met julle talente in die kunste!

Back, from left: Jelena Jerling (winner: Individual Music), Lauren Bennell (representing Stella: Dance group winners), Kym Mahundi (representing the winning house: STELLA), Mari Swanepoel (representing the winning Music group), Hugo Strydom (winner: Redenaars).
Front: Zané Habig (winner: Individual Drama), Odia Tshilumbu (winner: Orators), Ingrid Woeke (winner: Art).

Jenna Britz (winner: Creative Writing).

RESULTS:

Debating
3. Aberdeen
2. Stella
1. Nassau 

Dink of Sink
3. Aberdeen
2. Stella
1. Nassau 

Orators:
2. Nina Strydom (S)
1. Odia Tshilumbu (A) 

Redenaars
3. Danielle Labuschagne (A)
2. Nina Strydom (S)
1. Hugo Strydom (S)

Art:
3. Santi van Schalkwyk (S)
2. Mari Dedricks 
1. Ingrid Woeke (A) 

Creative Writing:
3. Nerise Malan (N)
2. Kayleen Drew (A)
1. Jenna Britz (S) 

Individual Drama:
3. Kyle Ridge (N)
2. Talia Roux (S)
1. Zané Habig (S) 

Group Drama:
3. Aberdeen
2. Nassau
1. Stella 

Individual Music:
3. Dylan Janse van Rensburg (N)
2. Christiaan Carelse (A)
1. Jelena Jerling (N) 

Group Music:
3. Mango Jam (Mieke, Julian and Adam)
2. Ruth and Esther Benson (N)
1. Jemma van Rensburg and Mari Swanepoel (A and S) 

Dance:
2. Aberdeen and Nassau
1. Stella 

OVERALL HOUSE RESULTS:
3. Aberdeen 31 Points
2. Nassau 34 Points
1. Stella 64 Points

STELLA the winning house of KWEEK week 2021!

#PVKWEEK

23-Apr-2021 | TAALBOND-eksamen

Goeie taalvaardighede is van onskatbare waarde en daarom het dié 17 Parel Valleiers deelgeneem aan die TAALBOND-eksamen.  Dié Nasionale eksamen toets en bevorder leerders se vaardighede in beide Afrikaans en Engels.  Die Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns stel jaarliks die vraestelle op. (Ons hoop om teen die einde van Junie verslag te kan lewer oor hul uitslae).

Agter, van links: Marietjie Cilliers, Belinda Cronjé, Hanna van Zyl, Anya Marx, Simone Smit, Cara van der Merwe, Elaine Human, juf. Marietjie Madsen-Leibold, Jean Durand.
Voor: Michela Marais, Angelica Santapaga, Chérize Burger, Jessica Mostert, Jade de Louw, Lauren Bennell, Nerise Malan, Gean van Wyk.

22-Apr-2021 | Dié twee fietsryers van PV is van die bestes in die land!


 

Angeliq Coetzer (graad 9), links, het Saterdag, 17 April die eerste plek behaal in die SA / WP XCO-bergfietsresies by Bloemendal. Sondag, 18 April het sy in ‘n WP XCO-bergfietsresies ook eerste gekom! Beide resies was in die Youth Women-afdeling, vir meisies onder die onderdomsgroep van 16. Angeliq is tans o.15, wat haar prestasie selfs meer merkwaardig maak!

Nikalau Volsteedt (graad 8), regs, het ook aan bogenoemde byeenkomste deelgeneem en Saterdag 3de geëindig.  (Slegs twee meisies van die Limpopo-provinsie kon voor dié Parel Valleier uittrap).  Sondag het sy naam gemaak en die eerste plek ingepalm!  Die afdeling waarin sy deelgeneem het, is die Sub-Junior (o.14)-afdeling.

Parel Vallei is baie trots op die voorbeeld wat hierdie twee meisies stel wat selfdissipline, doelgerigtheid en harde werk betref. Ons sien daarna uit om hulle fietsryloopbane fyn dop te hou en wens hulle alle sterkte toe!

22-Apr-2021 | PV's online magazine - Blue Thread – issue 20

https://midd.me/vdTh

 

This term, to honour the memory of Mr Visser, we have stepped into room 814 to display his students' designs. Our covers were designed by Shannon Swanepoel (who achieved 100% for her final project, no less) and subsections were chosen from a selection of his top matric students of 2020, whom we thank for their contribution. We couldn't begin to articulate our gratitude towards Mr Visser, and hope you cherish his impact in a way you feel fit. Mr Visser is not the only person we had to say goodbye to this term. Blue Thread bid farewell to a beloved member of our family, Mrs Yoko, who has immigrated to England. Mrs Yoko had an indelible impact on us and we will miss her good-natured spirit and the advice she shared over grammatically incorrect mugs of tea.

So, grab your beverage of choice and get your fill of all that Issue 20 has to offer by saying hello to our ‘brakkies’ and goodbye to our matrics (matrics, we’re not finished with you just yet.) We also greet the new (ish) council and introduce our Blue Thread team for 2021, and if your ‘discover weekly’ playlist has been lacking recently, I’m sure there are a few jams up your street. Our holiday reads boast reviews and research articles but if that’s not your scene, our fashion shoot is just a mouse click away.

It feels good to once again be signing off with the archetypal ‘safe travels’ sentiment so remember to mask up, rest up and, as always, Blue Thread will be back to welcome you next term.

Your Editor-in-Chief,
Charlotte Lay

Grade 12
Gold Media Prefect

19-Apr-2021 | Interhouse Athletics Results 2021

During the culture assembly in KWEEK week, we also celebrated the sporting talents of our athletes.

The athletics season took on a different format and it almost looked as if the interhouse competition was not possible, but when all Parel Valleiers received the news that they could still take part in an interhouse competition (just with a different set-up), they were eager and delighted!  They gave their best and participated in true Blue Thread spirit to earn points for their individual sports houses: Stella, Aberdeen and Nassau.  Fifteen new records were set and the day even saw two records broke from 1992, thus 29 years ago!

Congratulations to STELLA who were the overall winners of the ATHLETICS TROPHY. (Stella won with 1 285 points; Aberdeen in second place with 1 147 points and Nassau third, with 1 068 points.)  

The SPIRIT CUP was also won by STELLA, with Nassau as the runner-up and Aberdeen came in third.

The group of Stella cheerleaders worked hard throughout the day, appearing to never lose energy along the way, from running alongside the track, to dancing with athletes at finish lines, high jump mats and long jump pits. Congratulations STELLA!

Thank you to Mr Nic Soekoe, Mrs Eunics Kets, Mr Jarred Pitout and the athletics team for organising this great event under challenging circumstances and for still giving Parel Valleiers the opportunity to realise their full potential.

PV’s Top Athletes

From left: Junior Victrix Ludorum: Lizaan Slabbert (five first places and two records);
Senior Victrix Ludorum: Lanah Nel (four first places, two records and two second places);
Senior Victor Ludorum: Paul Strydom (three first places and two second places);
Junior Victor Ludorum: Jamial Johnson (five first places and four records).

Improved records were set by:

Jamial Johnson:
The two records that Jamail broke from 1992 were held by Gideon Nieuwoudt who was a fantastic athlete representing PV from 1992.

400m u/14 boys: from 58.5sec to 57.76sec – old record 2017 (4-year-old record).
800m u/14 boys: from 2min 17.60sec to 2 min 17.22sec – old record 1992 (29-year-old record).
1 500m u/14 boys: from 4min 35.70sec to 4min 34.50sec – old record 1992 (29-year-old record).
3 000m u/14 boys: from 11min 53.70sec to 9min 47.54sec – old record 2020.

The following three athletes broke two records each.  One record each from 1993 and 1996, a 28-year-old record and a 25-year-old record.

Marietjie Cilliers:

1 500m u/17 girls: from 5min 12.00sec to 4min 59.70sec – old record 1993 (28-year-old record).
3 000m u/17 girls: from 10min 57.40sec to 10min 52.23sec – old record 2020 (own record of previous year).

The record from 1993 was held by Ronette Nieuwoudt who represented PV with honours, she also broke a whole lot of records since 1990.

Lanah Nel:

800m u/19 girls: from 2min 28.2sec to 2min 27.75sec - old record 2018 (3-year-old record).
1 500m u/19 girls: from 5min 19.6sec to 5min 00.03sec - old record 2018 (3-year-old record).

Tihanna le Roux:

3 000m u/14 girls: from 13min 41.7sec to 12min 20.81sec - old record 2020.   
300m hurdles u/14 girls: from 56sec to 54.17sec - old record 2013 (8-year-old record).

OTHER and previous records that were broken:

Tomilee Haupt:

200m u/14 girls: from 28.2sec to 27.93sec - old record 1996 (25-year-old record).

The record of 1996 was held by S Dreyer.

Lizaan Slabbert:

90m hurdles u/15 girls: from 15.6sec to 15.24sec - old record 2004 (17-year-old record).

This record of 2004 was set by Pippa Rabey.

Zunday Keyser:

5 000m walk u/14 boys: from 35 minutes to 28min 48.22sec - old record 2018 (3-year-old record).

Christopher Gouws:

High Jump u/17 boys: the record was equal on 1.85m high - old record 2020.

Garth Yon:

High Jump u/19 boys: from 1.85m up to 1.9m new record – old record 2015 (6-year-old record).
 

19-Apr-2021 | KWEEK week: Brakkies Got Talent

It was wonderful to unearth all the hidden talent among our new grade 8s. We hope that even more learners will be courageous and make use of the opportunities that PV offers.

The winners were:
From left: Gabriella Lopes (2nd place), Danica Moodie (1st place), Esther Benson (3rd place).

#PVKWEEK

19-Apr-2021 | KWEEK week assembly: cultural and sports rewards

During the culture assembly, we acknowledged the following learners’ outstanding achievements.

Back, from left: Leana Solomon (half colours, tennis), Anya Marx (full colours (re-award) Drama), Paul Strydom (Senior Victor Ludorum), Ian Thom (half colours, tennis), Christian Kotzé (Drama award), Kyle Kirstein (SA u/17 hockey award), Christopher Gouws (full colours, athletics. Qualified for nationals).

Middle: Lanah Nel (Senior Victrix Ludorum), Lerize de Villiers (half colours, tennis), Tatjana Frauenknecht (full colours (re-award) Drama), Jayden Daniels (athletics, qualified for nationals), Michaela Horn (athletics, full colours. Qualified for nationals), Courtney Jenniker (athletics, qualified for nationals).

Front: Marietjie Cilliers (full colours, athletics. Qualified for nationals), Christo Cilliers (half colours, WP tennis), Jamial Johnson (Junior Victor Ludorum), Lizaan Slabbert (Junior Victrix Ludorum), Carla Erasmus (Drama award).

15-Apr-2021 | KWEEK-week

12-Apr-2021 | Presterende Parel Valleiers

 

Baie geluk aan die atlete van Parel Vallei wat Boland- en/of WP-kleure verwerf het!

Wat ‘n puik prestasie! Dis nou sportuitnemendheid!

Van links: Michaela Birch (spiesgooier), Michaela Horn (hoogspringer), Marietjie Cilliers (3 000m-atleet), Christo Cilliers (hindernis 1 500m-atleet), Jamial Johnson (3 000m-atleet).

               

07-Apr-2021 | Parel Vallei se nuutverkose Beheerliggaam

Baie geluk aan die nuutverkose Beheerliggaam! Mag julle die nodige wysheid en insig ontvang om die ouers, leerders en onderwysers van ons skool te lei na uitnemendheid in die veranderende wêreld waarin ons leef.

Weet dat ons julle ondersteun en trots is daarop dat julle dié groot taak met baie ywer sal aanpak.

Agter, van links: Richard McNally (nie-opvoeder), Darryl Spijkers (opvoeder), Paul Botha, Dawie Malan, Werner Kleinschmidt (tesourier), ds. Greg Blair (onder-voorsitter), Megan Mol (hoofdogter).
Voor:  Lindie Strydom, Linda van der Merwe (opvoeder), David Schenck (skoolhoof), Johan van der Spuy (voorsitter), Nicola de Jager.
Afwesig: Dylan Janse van Rensburg (hoofseun).

25-Mar-2021 | Parel Vallei’s musical for 2021

After the huge success of Parel Vallei’s previous musical: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, we can now look forward to the 2021 musical: THE SHOW MUST GO ON.

The Music and Drama departments of PV will once again join forces to present a special tribute to the musical industry. THE SHOW MUST GO ON is a variety show with music items from 14 musicals selected by the learners and boasts fantastic costumes, high energy dances and moving songs.

The show will take place at the Somerset West Playhouse from 30 July until 7 August under strict COVID regulations. The theatre operates according to the national health and safety regulations. If regulations at the time do not allow for live performances, the musical variety show will be filmed and streamed for the school and it’s supporters to enjoy.

(Tickets will be available on Computicket from 01 May 2021.)

THE SHOW MUST GO ON promises to be another showstopper!

19-Mar-2021 | Netbal by PV – al hoe sterker!

Van links: Alida Duvenhage, Shanaaz Macauley, Charlotte Schoeman.

Parel Vallei is bevoorreg om te kan aankondig dat twee nuwe top netbalafrigters aangestel is!

Me Charlotte Schoeman het onlangs verhuis van Pretoria waar sy skoolgehou het en netbal afgerig het by die Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool.  Nou noem sy Parel Vallei haar tuiste!  Met haar kennis van: Lewensoriëntering, Aardrykskunde, Skeppende Kunste en netbal is sy ‘n groot aanwins vir die skool.

Saam met die tweede aanstelling, me Shanaaz Macauley, ‘n SA “A”-gegradeerde netbalskeidsregter, is hulle gereed om Parel Vallei-netbal net nog sterker te laat groei onder leiding van Alida Duvenhage, die hoof van netbal by PV, ook ‘n SA “A”-gegradeerde netbalskeidsregter.

Hierdie drie dames van PV is die afgelope week alreeds genader om as skeidsregters op te tree by die Protea netbalproewe wat by die Universiteit van Stellenbosch plaasgevind het.

17-Mar-2021 | 2021 SA National Open Water Championships

Two PV swimmers qualify for the 2021 SA National Open Water Championships

Teon in graad-11 sê dat sy happy place nog altyd in die water was. “Deur baie gebede, lang ure se oefen en natuurlik ‘n fantastiese afrigter (Hendri Mouton) het my droom om nasionaal deel te neem, waar geword” sê hy.

Die afgelope paar maande het hy aan die volgende kwalifiserende kompetisies deelgeneem en baie goed gevaar:

13 Desember 2020:
Lomond Open Water 3km:
Behaal ‘n 2de plek in die mans o.16 – o.19 - ouderdomsgroep.

21 Februarie 2021:
Western Cape Aquatics and Swimming SA competition - Lorraine Dam (Elgin) 3km:
Behaal ‘n 4de plek in die mans o.16 en ouer kategorie.
In die Bridgehouse Mile, het hy ‘n 6de plek behaal in die mans o.16 - o.19-afdeling.

As deel van die Wes-Kaap span gaan Teon volgende deelneem aan die 2021 South African National Open Water Championships wat vanaf 19 - 21 Maart in Jeffreysbaai gaan plaasvind en aan die vlak-3 kampioenskappe in Oudtshoorn.

Hy sê: “My doel is om in die toekoms nog langer afstande aan te pak en hopelik nog hoër hoogtes te bereik!”

For Wesley van Wyk in grade 9 “swimming is an enjoyable sport where you get to meet great people while travelling to many different places”.

Wesley also qualified for the National Open Water Championships of 3km and is looking forward to this event that will take place in Jeffreys Bay later this month. After this event, he will be preparing for the SA level 3 championships in Oudsthoorn. His items will include: 200m IM (Individual medley), 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle, 400m freestyle, 50m freestyle, 100m butterfly, 200m backstroke and 50m butterfly. Recently he was also placed 5th in his age group at the Big Bay event - Lorraine Dam.

As part of the Western Cape team, his next main goal is to make the SA Junior Nationals before the age of 15.

We wish these two gifted swimmers from Parel Vallei all the best for the upcoming championships – we know they will make us proud!

17-Mar-2021 | PV’s DUX – FIRST IN THE METRO EAST DISTRICT!

Today it was announced that Parel Vallei’s Dux learner of 2020, Danielle Kleyn, came first in the National Senior Certificate exam in the Metro East Education District. What an outstanding achievement for Danielle and Parel Vallei. We as PV family are extremely proud of her!

Mr. H. Carolissen (Circuit Manager – Metro East) congratulated Danielle in person and gave her a tablet, sponsored by Pearson as a gift for this phenomenal accomplishment.


From left: David Schenck (headmaster), Danielle Kleyn (Dux 2020), Hurshele Carolissen (Circuit Manager, Metro East Education District), Nolene Duvenage (Deputy Head - academics).

15-Mar-2021 | Addisionele toekennings vir Parel Vallei se Klas van 2020!

PV se Klas van 2020 spog nie net met goeie uitslae nie, maar ontvang ook die volgende addisionele Nasionale Senior Sertifikaat (NSS)-toekennings.

PV-leerders bedank graag hul onderwysers wat die uitdagende 2020-pad saam met hulle geloop het en wat hul met soveel toewyding voorberei het om van hul laaste skooleksamen so ‘n groot sukses te maak!

Wes-Kaap Onderwysdepartement-prestasies:
Uitnemende Akademiese Prestasie: een van die Top Twintig Skole (nommer 19).
Danielle Kleyn (PV Dux 2020): een van die Top Twintig leerders in die Wes-Kaap.


Danielle Kleyn

PV word ook by die Skoleondersteuningsentrum (SOS) se jaarlikse merietetoekennings in Centurion as ‘n nasionale topskool vereer vir dié prestasies:


Van links: David Schenck (PV-skoolhoof), prof Gawie du Toit, Dekaan: Opvoedkunde by Akademia.

  • Uitsonderlike prestasie in die aantal onderskeidings per kandidaat: 2.15;
  • Aantal onderskeidings van PV se 2020-matriekgroep: 495;
  • 11de plek: Top 20-Afrikaanse skole wat die meeste onderskeidings landwyd behaal het;
  • 18de plek: Top 20-skole wat die meeste onderskeidings landwyd behaal het.

Vakprestasies:

  • Ingenieursgrafika en Ontwerp: 52.9% van die klasgroep behaal ‘n onderskeiding;
  • 8ste plek: Afrikaans Huistaal (onderskeidings per kandidaat). 30.1% van die klasgroep behaal ‘n onderskeiding;
  • 14de plek: meeste Wiskunde-onderskeidings;
  • 16de plek: meeste Lewenswetenskappe-onderskeidings.
    (Bron: Solidariteit – SOS 2020-Matriekverslag)

15-Mar-2021 | Further success for these two coaches from PV!

Parel Vallei is proud to announce that Mr. Michael van Rensburg is the newly appointed Head Coach for the Western Province Men’s U.21 Peninsula team and Mr. Jarred Pitout(head of PV sport) the assistant coach for the Western Province Women’s U.21 Peninsula Team for 2021.

We are proud to have these two energetic and knowledgeable hockey specialists and it is a privilege that they can enhance PV hockey and sport to even higher heights!

We wish them success as they prepare their teams for their first inter-provincial tournament that will be held in Port Elizabeth from 26 April to 01 May.

08-Mar-2021 | ‘n Huldeblyk aan mnr. Francois Visser

(Ontwerp-onderwyser, Hoërskool Parel Vallei vanaf 1 Oktober 1988 – 8 Maart 2021)

Dis met groot hartseer dat die PV-familie so skielik van dié onderwyser, kollega en vriend moes afskeid neem.  As vakhoof van ontwerp het hy vir meer as 32 jaar ons lewens letterlik en figuurlik ingekleur met sy pittige sêgoed, unieke planne en stille liefde.

 Sy kennis van ontwerp en kuns (veral die balans tussen dié twee elemente) was van onskatbare waarde en laat ‘n groot leemte in Parel Vallei en die breë ontwerp-onderwyskringe in die Wes-Kaap.  Parel Valleiers het vele uitstaande ontwerptoekennings en matriekuitslae behaal onder sy leiding.

Hy het alles altyd nog groter en mooier gemaak! Baie leeders sal nooit die Mej. Parel Vallei-kompetisies en matriekafskeiddekor kan vergeet nie, selfs die personeelkamer het Francois vernuwe en oorgedoen met styl.

Hy het kreatiwiteit aangewakker en leerders die vryheid gegee om te kon droom en vandag is daar vele suksesstories van oudstudente wat besighede in dié veld het, alles as gevolg van idees en die passie wat in sy klas gebore is!

Ons groet ons meneer Kwas, soos ons hom genoem het... maar sy kleurvolle stempel sal vir altyd op PV rus!

#Kwas #ysbeer #Indië #kerrie #pittig #BlueThreadFamily

02-Mar-2021 | Governing Body Elections / Beheerliggaamverkiesing

Kennisgewing van Beheerliggaamverkiesing

Aanhangsel B: Nominasievorm vir ouerlede

Notice of School Governing Body elections

Annexure B: Nomination form for parents. Governing Body elections

22-Feb-2021 | Blazer Ceremony

True BULLDOGS!

Now you are a part of the Blue Thread family - welcome!
Wear your Parel Vallei blazers with pride and seek excellence in all you do.

Geniet julle hoërskool loopbaan voluit en maak gebruik van AL die geleenthede wat PV julle sal bied in die volgende 5 jaar.
Trots om ń Parel Valleier te wees!

#BlueThread
#PVBulldogs
#matricclassof2025

18-Feb-2021 | PV se eerste virtuele Opedag

TUNGU Express

Die Hoërskool Parel Vallei se virtuele Opedag is binnekort hier!

Maak gereed om op 26 Februarie om 12:00 op die TUNGU Express te spring, wanneer dié trein deur PV se gronde sal ry en ‘n unieke ervaring sal bied!

Die Hoërskool Parel Vallei het reeds in die vierde kwartaal van 2020 ‘n besluit geneem om veilig te wees tydens die inperking en pro-aktief te beplan aan ‘n virtuele opedag, maar nie net ‘n gewone aanlyntoespraak op toespraak/ video-proses nie, ‘n kreatiewe ervaring eie aan Parel Vallei, die TUNGU Express!

Met die virtuele opdag gaan voornemende leerders, ouers en ander belangstellendes op die TUNGU Express kan spring en ‘n treinrit deur Parel Vallei kan neem! Die trein sal op  26 Februarie om 12:00 aanlyn wegspring, by  www.pvallei.co.za

Die naam van die trein is afkomstig van die skool se lewendige mascot/gelukbringer - ons bulhond genaamd Winston. Sy van  TUNGU,  is deur PV-leerders self gekies en dit staan vir Turn Up And Never Give Up!” want slegs as ‘n mens opdaag, kan geleenthede aangegryp word en word ‘n mens geïnspireer (soos die tweede deel van die van sê ) om NOOIT op te gee nie!

Die TUNGU Express sal deur verskeie stasies/afdelings in die skool op ‘n animasie kaart deur die skool beweeg en by verskeie punte stop om die skool in sy geheel vas te vang en sodoende op ‘n kreatiewe en lewendige manier uit te beeld.

Die treinrit sal gratis geneem kan word en die voorloper en uitnodiging tot die virtuele opedag is ‘n bemarkingsvideo wat reeds aanlyn gekyk kan word op:

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https://youtu.be/bNR7tcRUZH0

Die dae tot die TUNGU Express vertrek en die kaart lewendig sal word, word tans op die webtuiste afgetel!
Op die kaart sal aansoekvorms aanlyn beskikbaar wees en algemene vrae oor die aansoekproses word ook beantwoord. Indien ouers/leerders nog vrae het, sal daar ‘n plek wees waar vrae gestel kan word.  Die skoolhoof, meneer David Schenck,  sal dan ‘n week of twee na die opedag dié vrae tydens ‘n webinaar  beantwoord.

By PV streef ons konstant na uitnemendheid en met dié virtuele animansie TUNGU Express-opedag beoog ons om juis dit te doen.  http://pvallei.co.za/pv-virtualopenday2021/tunguexpress

17-Feb-2021 | This old girl made the SA Women’s U21 Team!

Rachel Kaps, old girl made the South African Women’s U21 Team! What an achievement!

We wish Rachel and the rest of the team, under the leadership of Coach Lenise Marais all the best for their first tournament in March, when they will travel to Ghana to compete for the title as the best junior women’s hockey side in Africa.
https://www.sahockey.co.za/latest-news

(Rachel matriculated in 2018)

15-Feb-2021 | Só lyk PV se nuwe meerlinge

Parel Vallei spog vanjaar met vier tweelinge en selfs ook ‘n drieling in graad 8 – wat ‘n meervoudige seën vir die Blue Thread-familie!

Hulle is van agter, links: Hugo en Nina Strydom, Santie en Sophia van Schalkwyk, Georgia, Jessi en Jordan Simons.
Voor: Andrew en Nina Swanepoel, Mari en Henri Lombard.


11-Feb-2021 | No more bare feet!

This week Ms. Alana Pretorius (head of PV’s Interact club), donated the school shoes of the 2020 Matric class to Ms. Lani van der Merwe, (Key Account Manager) at the STBB law firm in Helderberg.

STBB will distribute these shoes to underprivileged students through their UPhawu Community Development NO MORE BARE FEET campaign.

PV is proud to be a part of this initiative and would like to encourage the public to ‘be the link’ by donating new or old school shoes to STBB that can delivered to students in need. http://www.stbb.co.za

03-Feb-2021 | New on the team for 2021

Welcome to the following new staff members, we are grateful for the knowledge, experience and skills you bring!

We look forward to further Parel Vallei’s success with you, as we strive together for excellence!

From left: Karin Kotzé (standing in for Taryn Falconer in Physical Science), Cailee Pistorius (English Home Language), Charlotte Schoeman (Life Orientation, Geography and Creative Arts), Jackie Morton – (English Home Language).



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