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School Video

Head Leaders




2021 Dylan Janse van Rensburg Megan Mol
2020 Ryan Beavon Patricia Potgieter
2019 Kai Moolman Lucia Niland
2018 Arend Moelich Nicole de Lorme
2017 Xander Venter Rouxvè Meyer
2016 Emile Gouws Cheylin Werrheim
2015 Jacque Gericke Amy Ward
2014 Jacques Meyer Robyn Keet
2013 Darren Hendricks Megan Higgo
2012 Stian Nieuwoudt Sarah Howard-Browne
2011 Charl Cillié Morgan Wolf
2010 Kobus Badenhorst Caru Coetzee
2009 Dean Bellingham René Stone
2008 Miles Manning Abigail Meaker
2007 Mason Lintvelt Elaine Rose
2006 Lukas Muller Christa Rohwer
2005 Jannes van der Merwe Mary-Lee Reynolds
2004 Francois Wahl Cara Venter
2003 Roger Norton Caraleigh de Waal
2002 Warren Hayward Elrine Prinsloo
2001 Heinrich Goosen (head prefect)  
  Jaco Botha Suzanne Rose
2000 Dale Thomas Carina Wahl
1999 Robert Rosenberg Antoinette Degens
1998 Simon Aggett Tracy de Villiers
1997 Robert Kellerman Marina Rust
1996 Carel van Dyk Janine Lumby
1995 Gary Hartwig Annalize Fourie
1994 Edwin Coates Carol Purnell
1993 Robert Heneke Riëtte Roux
1992 Matthew Nel Claudia Aver
1991 Andrew Purnell Peta van der Grijp
1990 Michael Willis Henriette de Vries
1989 Paul van Niekerk Kim Meldrum


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