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School Video

Eisteddfod - Music

Congratulations to all Parel Valleiers on their hard work and outstanding achievements at the Helderberg Eisteddfod,– these results truly speak of CULTURAL EXCELLENCE!

PV’s BIG BAND

Back, from left: Quinton Campbell, Joshua Swanepoel.
4th row: Lorenzo Gollia, Juan Visser, Rebecca Kruger, Ethan Verrezen.
3rd row: Mr Duncan Combe, Luke Verrezen, Jenna Beavon.
2nd row: Reuben van Wyk, Charl van Heyningen, Neo Botha.
Front: Matthew Maree (standing), Gerard Eckley, Cobus Theunissen, Salvino Pereira (standing). 

  • 2018
  • PAREL VALLEI MUSIC DEPARTMENT - MUSIC ACHIEVEMENTS 2018

    EXTERNAL PRACTICAL and THEORETICAL EXAMINATIONS:

    UNISA/ ROYAL SCHOOLS/ TRINITY /

    ALMSA/ ROCK & POP PRACTICAL EXAMS

    2017/2018 HIGHLIGHTS

    11 Distinctions / 11 met Lof

    Hanju Potgieter: ROCK SCHOOL Graad 8 kitaar 95% met Lof;

    Zelmarie Barnard: TRINITY COLLEGE grade 8 voice 87% with distinction;

    Kayla van Rensburg: UNISA grade 8 piano 87% with distinction;

    Kayla van Rensburg: TRINITY COLLEGE grade 7 voice 87% with distinction.

     

    22 with Merit / 22 met Eervolle vermelding    

    Juan Visser: TRINITY COLLEGE Graad 8 Klavier 83% met Eervolle vermelding;

    Joshua Swanepoel: TRINITY COLLEGE grade 7 voice 84% with merit.

     


    2017 HOOGTEPUNTE - PRAKTIES

    Jenna Beavon: TRINITY COLLEGE grade 8 piano 87% with distinction;

    Jenna Beavon: TRINITY COLLEGE grade 7 voice 87% with distinction;

    Hanju Potgieter: ROCK SCHOOL Graad 7 kitaar 93% met Lof;

    Kayla van Rensburg: UNISA grade 7 piano 83% with distinction;

    Kayla van Rensburg: TRINITY COLLEGE grade 6 voice 87% with distinction.


    ALMSA: GOUE ERE-ROL 2017 - KLAWERBORD

    Hugo Potgieter: ALMSA Graad 7 Klawerbord 93% met Lof


    UNISA Roll of Honour 2017 – TEORIE/ THEORY

    Laura Maritz ~~~   Leonay Botha  ~~~   Nicolaas Majewski


    PV MUSIC ACHIEVEMENTS 2018

    HUGO LAMBRECHTS CONCERTO FESTIVAL

    Danielle Kock (violin):

    ONE of 13 musicians (country wide) to perform as a soloist for this festival.

     

    SAMRO Hubert van der Spuy National Music Competition

    Danielle Kock:

    One of eight FINALISTS where she was placed first in the strings category as well as awarded first place for the performance of a South African work.

     

    GRAND WEST – High School JAM

    SPECIAL AWARDS

    Hanju Potgieter: Best Guitarist;

    Ian Marasigan, Minseok Kim: 1st time ever Best DJs.


     

    CAPE TOWN JAZZ FESTIVAL 2018

    Joshua Swanepoel and Ethan Verrezen:

    Parel Vallei was one of only ten schools selected to take part in the Cape Town International Jazz Festival’s Music and Careers Programme, and they performed at the Artscape Theatre.
    A handful of musicians from the ten schools was selected to form part of the All Stars Band including our very own Joshua Swanepoel and Ethan Verrezen.


     

    South African NATIONAL YOUTH ORCHESTRA 2018

    Casey Jacobs:

    2nd violinist for the green-and-gold National Youth Orchestra. She travelled to Bloemfontein in June to audition and spent a week preparing and rehearsing for the orchestra’s prestigious concert that was held a week later at the Sand du Plessis Theatre (PACOFS). She was also privileged to take part in orchestra courses and workshops, organised and led by the finest South African and international musicians.


    PV MUSIC ACHIEVEMENTS 2018

    STELLENBOSCH Eisteddfod 2018

    Parel Vallei het in Mei  aan die Stellenbosch Kunswedstryd deelgeneem. Hier volg die opsomming en uitslae van die Musiekseksie:

    SUMMARY of awards:

    OPSOMMING van toekennings:

    AWARDS

    TOTAL/ TOTAAL:

    TROPHIES
    TROFEË

    8

    MEDALS
    MEDALJES

    6

    CUM LAUDES:
    (90%+)

    34

    A+ GOLD+/GOUD+:
    (85% - 89%)

    13

    A GOLD/GOUD:
    (80% - 84%)

    9

    B+ SILVER+/SILWER+:
    (75% - 79%)

    5


    Invitation to perform at PRIZE WINNERS’ CONCERT

    10 JUNE 2018

    CATEGORY

    NAME

    RECORDER - solo

    Darryan Kallis

    INSTRUMENTAL ENSEMBLE (Django Trio)

    Joshua Swanepoel,

    Hanju Potgieter and Henko Uys


    8 TROPHIES awarded at the STELLENBOSCH EISTEDDFOD
    8 TROFEË toegeken by die STELLENBOSCHKUNSWEDSTYRD


    NAME/ NAAM

    TROPHY received / TROFEE ontvang

    BIG BAND/ORKES

    PAREL VALLEI

    BIG BAND 

    1.         Stellenbosch Kunswedstryd-beker:

    Vir Jazz orkes (Hoërskool, Studente, Ope)

    CHOIR/KOOR

    PAREL VALLEI KOOR

    2.         Reinette Terrblanche-beker:
    Vir Koor (Hoërskool, Studente, Ope) Gewyd

     

    SOLO INSTRUMENT

    NAME/ NAAM

    TROPHY received/ TROFEE ontvang

    RECORDER/BLOKFLUIT

    Darryan Kallis

    3.         Phil Weber wissel-beker :
    Best achievement Alto recorder  

    Darryan Kallis

    4.         Distrikbank wissel-beker :

    Highest individual recorder achievement

    Darryan Kallis

    5.         Karin Maritzblokfluittrofee:
    Most promising senior recorder player

    Connor Lane

    6.         Martha Carstensbeker:
    Best achievement:14 yrs

    GUITAR/KITAAR

    Christiaan Carelse

    7.         James Grace Trophy
    Mees belowende Klassiekekitaar deelnemer

    SANG/SINGING

    Griffin Poole

    8.         Lezel Guntersangbeker:
    Most promising singer

    6 MEDALS awarded: STELLENBOSCH EISTEDDFOD

    6 MEDALJES toegeken: STELLENBOSCHKUNSWEDSTYRD

     

    NAME/ NAAM

     

    MEDALS received / MEDALJES ontvang

    INSTRUMENT ENSEMBLE

    Django Trio:

    Hanju Potgieter

    Joshua Swanepoel

    Henko Uys

    1.         Stellenbosch Kunswedstrydmedalje:

    Best Senior Guitar Trio

     

    SOLO INSTRUMENT

    NAME/ NAAM

    MEDALS received/ MEDALJES ontvang

    SINGING/SANG  

    Nina Matthee

    2.         Stellenbosch Kunswedstrydmedalje:

    Vir Solosang 15 jr

    RECORDER/BLOKFLUIT

    Connor Lane

    3.         Stellenbosch Kunswedstrydmedalje:

    Best achievement for Tenor Recorder

    PIANO/KLAVIER

    Alex Nieto

    4.         Stellenbosch Kunswedstrydmedalje:

                Best Jazz Piano Performer

    ELECTRIC GUITAR/ELEKTRIESE KITAAR

    Hanju Potgieter

    5.         Stellenbosch Kunswedstrydmedalje:

    Beste Deelnemer 16-18 jr


    HELDERBERG Eisteddfod 2018

    Parel Vallei music learners participated in the Helderberg Eisteddfod held annually in August. The summary of all the music results is as follows:

    Parel Vallei musiekleerders het die afgelope Augustusmaand aan die Helderberg Kunswedstryd deelgeneem. Hier volg die opsomming en uitslae van die Musiekseksie:

    SUMMARY of awards:

    OPSOMMING van toekennings:

    MEDALS/MEDALJES:

    11

    BEST ACHIEVEMENT CERTIFICATES:

    UITSTAANDE PRESTASIE SERTIFIKATE:

    20

     

     

    Cum Laudes:

    ( 90 % +)

    54

    A+ Gold+/Goud+: 

    (85% - 89%)

    50

    A Gold/Goud: 

    (80% - 84%)

    32

    B+ Silver+/Silwer+: 

    (75% - 79%)

    12

     

    Invitation to perform at PRIZE WINNERS’ PRESTIGE CONCERT

    6 SEPTEMBER 2018

    CATEGORY/KATEGORIE

    NAME/NAAM

    PIANO - solo

    Jelena Jerling

    PERCUSSION - solo

    Ronan Wademan

    RECORDER - solo

    Darrayn Kallis

    KEYBOARD - solo

    Hugo Potgieter  

     

    11 MEDALS awarded at the HELDERBERG EISTEDDFOD

    11 MEDALJES toegeken by die HELDERBERGKUNSWEDSTYRD

     

    CATEGORY

    NAME

    OUSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN …

    VOICE/SANG

    1.          Dylan Janse
        van Rensburg

    singing: senior phase

    2.          Nina Matthee

    singing: Senior phase

    PIANO/

    KLAVIER

    3.          Yesol Jeong

    piano: Senior phase

    4.          Jelena Jerling

    piano: Senior phase

    5.          Zen van der Merwe

    for piano: Advanced phase

    VIOLIN/VIOOL

    6.          Danielle Kock

    violin: Senior phase

    PERCUSSION/

    SLAGWERK

    7.          Ronan Wademan

    percussion: Advanced phase

    RECORDER/

    BLOKFLUIT

    8.          Darryan Kallis

    recorder: Senior phase

    KEYBOARD/

    KLAWERBORD

    9.          Hugo Potgieter

    klawerbord: Gevorderde fase

    ENTERTAINMENT/

    VERMAAKLIKHEID

    10.    Hanju Potgieter

    solo instrumentale vermaaklikheid: Gevorderde fase

    11.    Ruth Benson

    vocal solo entertainment: Senior phase


     

    20 BEST ACHIEVEMENT CERTIFICATES - SOLO

    20 UITSTAANDE PRESTASIE SERTIFIKATE- SOLO

     

    CATEGORY

    NAME

    BEST ACHIEVEMENT

    PIANO/

    KLAVIER

     

    Yesol Jeong

    Senior phase: 14 yrs

    Leonay Botha

    Senior phase: 15 yrs

    Zen van der Merwe

    Senior phase: 16 yrs

     

    KATEGORIE

    NAAM

    BESTE PRESTASIE in...

    RECORDER/

    BLOKFLUIT

    Darryan Kallis

    solo recorder: Senior phase 15 yrs

     

     

     

    PERCUSSION /SLAGWERK

    Minseok Kim

    solo percussion: Senior phase16 yrs

     

     

     

    KEYBOARD /KLAWERBORD

     

    Hugo Potgieter

    klawerbord: 17 jr

    Nicolaas Majewski

    keyboard: 14 yrs

    Benrico Krog

    klawerbord: 13 jr

     

     

     

    SINGING/

    SANG

    Nina Matthee

    solo sang: Senior fase 15 jr

    Dylan Janse van Rensburg

    solo sang: Senior fase 14 jr

    SINGING DUO/

    SANG DUO

    Nina Matthee &

    Jessica Retief

    ensemble: Senior phase

    Zelmarie Barnard & Joshua Swanepoel

    ensemble: Advanced phase

     

     

     

    ENTERTAINMENT/

    VERMAAKLIKHEID

     

    Almost Alive Band

    an entertainment BAND: Advanced phase

    PV Django trio

    an entertainment small grp: Advanced phase

    Laura Maritz &

    Mieke Laubser

    entertainment -small instrumental group: Advanced phase 15 yrs

    Ruth Benson &

    Sarah Jones

    vocal duo entertainment: Advanced phase 15 yrs

    Ruth Benson

    vocal solo entertainment: Senior phase

     

     

     

    TRUMPET/

    TROMPET

    Leonay Botha

    solo Brass: Senior phase 15 yrs

     

     

     

    CELLO/

    TJELLO

    Zoë Torres

    cello: Intermediate phase 14 yrs

     

     

     

    FLUTE/

    DWARFLUIT

    Kayla McCulley

    solo Woodwind: Senior phase 17 yrs

     

     

     

    
    

    20 BEST ACHIEVEMENT CERTIFICATES- GROUPS

    20 UITSTAANDE PRESTASIE SERTIFIKATE- GROEPE

     

    CATEGORY

    KATEGORIE

    BEST ACHIEVEMENT in...

    BESTE PRESTASIE in...

    1.    PV Big Band  

    woodwind and Brass ensemble: Advanced phase

    2.   PV Drumline        (Senior)

    percussion ensemble: Advanced phase

    3.   PV String ENSEMBLE

    orchestra: Advanced phase

    4.   CHOIR

    high school – MIXED CHOIR

    5.   VOCAL     ENSEMBLE

    high school – VOCAL ENSEMBLE

     
  • 2017
  • Music awards summary 2017

  • 2016
  • Music awards summary 2016.

  • 2015
  • Music awards summary 2015

  • 2014
  • Music awards summary 2014.



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
2013