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School Video

GIG (God is Great)

What do we do in GiG?
We spread God’s word and love to fellow pupils in our school. We serve God and the members of our school through knowing He has a purpose for us and believing we are fulfilling his greater plan.

How do we do this?
GiG Bible study group.
Holding GiG events at school.
GiG meeting for PV pupils once a week.
Being a witness on a daily basis.

What are our duties?
To introduce those who are unfamiliar to God.
To spread His word and how it applies to a teenager’s life.
To assist those who seek to grow spiritually, who want to learn more and be a community of Christian friends who pupils may confide in and relate to.

Exciting projects throughout the year:
Love Week
Praise and worship events
Lollypop sales- earnings go to needy causes
Guest speakers
Women’s World day of Prayer
Prayer week
Interclass Soccer festival

Activities throughout the year:
GiG Bible study group
Weekly GiG break meetings
Weekly committee meetings
Sharing of testimonies
GiG socials
Fun events – e.g. Soccer festival

What is the goal of our club?
To assist pupils in their relationship with God.
To teach relevant things about how to lead a Christian life.
To learn from others.
To hear others’ testimonies.

What is our vision for the future?
To have more pupils attending GiG meetings and events.
To have pupils come to know and encounter God’s love.

How do we recruit new members?
GiG is run by a teacher with a committee of pupils who apply yearly to be a part of the committee.
Volunteers are also welcome.
Anybody may attend the weekly GIG meetings where the committee presents a message/ activity / social.

What is our attendance policy?
Anybody may attend the weekly GiG meetings/ events.
Committee members must also be available to help with events. Volunteers welcome.

Contact details:
Mrs J. Dednam – jdednam@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