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School Video

First Aid

Who are we?
Learners that received first aid training (level 1, 2 or 3) under the guidance of mrs Kruger and mrs Marais.

What do we do in the First-Aid Club?
Parel Vallei’s First-Aid Club empowers students to deal with emergency situations and to support injured students.

How do we do this?
Learners can do a level 1 and 2 as well as advanced first aid courses to obtain the qualifications to be part of Parel Vallei’s first aid club.

First-aiders are exposed to practical experience by doing duty during sports events (athletics, rugby, hockey and netball).Parel Vallei’s first aid team forms a valuable component of the school’s sports programme.

What are our duties?
Students do first aid duties at organized sports events at the school. A service-roster is drawn up each week to allocate times of duty. First-aiders are on stand-by during matches in the event of an injury on the sports field. In the event of an injury during school hours, a first-aid student may also attend to the injured student.

Activities during the year:

  • Service slots for all sports events.
  • Training.
  • Social first aid evenings where we polish our first aid skills.

What is the aim of our club?
Our aim is to shape students’ self-confidence, acquire first-aid skills and to gain medical experience. The club also prepares students for possible careers in the medical field.

A number of our past pupils are qualified paramedics, nurses, physiotherapists and doctors!

How do we recruit new members?
We market out club and recruit new members during assemblies and on sports days. At Open Day we introduce the club to prospective Grade 8s who might like to serve the school via the club’s activities.

What is our attendance policy?
Training sessions and club meetings must be attended and duty times must be observed.

Contact details:
Mrs E Kruger - ekruger@pvallei.co.za
Mrs R Marais - rmarais@pvallei.co.za


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