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School Video


Parel Vallei takes pride in always striving toward creating opportunities for its learners while adapting to our ever changing world and continually aiming for excellence. For these reasons it was decided to create a new leadership structure at PV.

Tomorrow’s leaders are currently walking through the corridors of PV and it is our mission to expose them to as many leadership opportunities as possible.

The new structure means that the previous Learner Council will be replaced with a system of prefects elected by various portfolios representing specific constituencies in the school. The new prefect body consists of the following portfolios: Tradition, Media, Culture, Service, Academics, Sport, Spirit, RCL (Representative Council of Learners).

Voting in each portfolio followed after the candidates’ displayed their manifestos. (Voter registration was also required in each portfolio before a voter could exercise the right to vote). Seven portfolios, as mentioned above, are each managed by a teacher who  provides guidance. Each portfolio consists of one gold prefect (the leader) and two silver prefects. 

The eighth portfolio named the RCL (Representative Council of Learners), represents all the grades and reports directly to the SGB through the head boy and head girl.

Each of these portfolios will have a committee made up of children across all the grades which when combined with the prefects, sports captains and other opportunities in the school, provides leadership exposure for over 200 children. This is very exciting and will be further reinforced through courses and guest speakers providing training and individual growth as the new structure cements itself into the fabric of PV.

The announcement of the prefects as well as the head boy and girl takes place in the presence of the whole school on PV’s Founders’ Day ceremony in August each year. 

Learner Council


Back:  C Kotzé; A Marx; J de Beer ; L McCulley; J Konkol; M Wilcock; A Gardiner; J Swanepoel

3rd row: T Summerfield; C Schoeman; W Volschenk; J Rhoda; D Stoffels; Z Habig; R Brown; H van Zyl

2nd row:  J-L Lewin; M Swanepoel; B Krog; BK Nkopo; M Cilliers; A de Wet; J Roets; G Tough

Front:  K Kalmeyer; J-D Boshoff; G Raoult; D Bulfon; J Blaauw; A Jacobs; D Kim; P Pitamber


Back: G. van Wyk; B Schirnig; T Groenewald; S Blair

5th row: K Kirstein; A Fredericks; K Mahundi; L Morris; D Krige

4th row: G Poole; M Diedericks; L Nel; D Millard; F. Olivier; J Lochner

3rd row: A Buys; A Eagar; A van der Spuy; I Woeke; A Geldenhuys; M van Greuning

2nd row: R Benson; C Lay; J Kruger; N Malan; S Jones

Front: Y Jeong; L Bennell; D Janse Van Rensburg;  M Mol; J Jerling; O Tshilumbu


Back: N Schmidt; A Stoffels; M de Villiers; G Barrie; R Mitchell; M Jolly.

4th row: M Steynberg; R Ferreira;  M Forrester; L Frylinck; L Maritz; K v Drimmelin; J Petersen.

3rd row: A vd Westhuizen; M Dempsey; J Holmes; N Bothma; J Burger; E Slabbert; J v Rensburg.

2nd row: K Holmes; M Mhalangu; A Scholtz; K Slater; B Te Water; D Kleyn; I Booyens; S Swanepoel.

Front: A Filter; A Prinsloo; P Potgieter;  D Schenck; R Beavon; W Steenkamp; A Tough.


Back: K Buchanan; C Kilian; A Schoeman; D Wiese; R Kellerman; A Nieto Lawrence; M de Wet.

3rd row K v Rensburg; O Impson; T Roets; A Pillay; T Alberts; H Uys; G Thomas; A George.

2nd row: C Botha; M Titus; J Rademan; W Diedericks; D Joao; H Prinsloo.

Front: M vd Merwe; W Steenkamp; L Niland; D Schenck; K Moolman; A Prinsloo; M Cousins.


Back row: R v Zyl, C Forrester, S. Boshoff, M. Doyle, E. Uys, A. Broeksma, K Graham, J. Hyman, R v Greuning.

Middle: N Scheffers, S Bullen, Z Naude,T Erasmus, J Mol, B Coetzee, I Froelich, I du Toit, G Leid, K Munro, S Barry.

Front row: Z Vermeulen, R Kaps, Me A. Prinsloo, N de Lorme, Mnr D Schenck, A Moelich, Mnr W Steenkamp, J Gouws, Z Wookey.


Back row: G.Lopes, A.JvRensburg, J.Linklater, R.Lind, J.Oliemans, H.Uys, S.le Roux, S.JvRensburg, R.Robinson,K.Moffitt.

Middle: C.Odendal, C.Cronje, J.Beavon, R.Kaps, C.Wiehahn, W.Louw, J.vdWalt, S.de Kock, M.Kreft, S.Röhm,S.Kolatsis.

Front row: J.Helders, D.Hendricks, Me A. Prinsloo, R.Meyer, Mnr D.Schenck, X.Venter, Mnr W.Steenkamp, LvdMerwe, K.Majewski.


Back: A Timberlake;W vd Merwe; A v Greuning; M Steyn; L Davies; C Smal; K Moolman; A Moelich

3rd Row: J vd Walt; R Trenti; E Zehrt; N Davids; T Brett; N Rodenbach;E Booyens; K Majewski; D Basson

2nd Row:A Cotton; A Mathomes; C Spies; N Pfeiffer; A Shell; B Naude; I Froëlich; K Rauolt; S Snyman; J Loots; C Trenti

Front: X Venter; T Naude; C Niewoudt; Mnr W Steenkamp; E Gouws;Me A Prinsloo; C Wertheim; A Buchanan; A Madsen-Leibold


Behind from left to right: Arend Moelich, Katelyn Wolfaardt, Margaret Kuhn, Rory Lind, Megan Grobbelaar, Kate Boonzaier, Craig Smith, Tamsyn Jack, Rouxvé Meyer, Gustav Eichstäd

Following: Seth van Graan, Johan Smit, Sebastian Nieto Lawrence, Emile Gouws, Justin Skeat, Giovanni Matthews, Liam Walsh, Andrew Harrison-Migochi, Tiaan Claassen, Steffen Engelman, Joshua Farmer

Following: Danijela Savic, Nicole Barr, Jeandré de Beer, Nicoline Moelich,  Kayla Berry ,Angelique Marais ,Laura Smit, Micaela Helders, Francois Botha, Cheylin Wertheim, Carly Beavon

Front: Andrea Harrison, Liamde Bliquy, Me A. Prinsloo, Jacque Gericke, Mnr Schenck, Amy Ward, Mnr W. Steenkamp, Michelle Marais, Janku Koekemoer



From left to right:
Front row: Ms L.Wickens; C.Hawkridge; Mrs A.Prinsloo; J.Meyer; Mr.D.Schenck; R.Keet, Mr W.Steenkamp; V.Young-Pugh; Mrs M.Steyn.

2nd Row: M.Pfeiffer; L.Fourie; J. Gericke; A.Timberlake; D.Schnider; M.Kreft; C.Greyling; R.Kaps

3rd Row: N.Rodenbach; A.Truter; L.Erasmus; D.Potgieter; A.Theunissen; S.Allers; C.Bester; A.Ward; J.de Wet.

4th Row: T Veen; T.Plaatjies; M.Bufè; L.Blanckenberg; N.de Wet; D.Patience; A.Harrison; M.Cho.

Back Row: D.de Beer; K.de Lorme; B.Albertyn; D.Erasmus; M.Verster; E.Gouws; M.Black.


From left to right:

Back: A. Timberlake; L. van Driel; L.vd Spuy; J. Gericke; N. Nel; C. v Beek; B. Wolfaardt; V. Abrantes; N. Miller; S.de Vos

3rd Row: L. Schooling; A. Redelinghuys; C. Knobbs; N.de Kock; M. Kuhn; S. Bichard; A. Dijkstra; V. Young-Pugh; M. Kempf; K .Dukes; C. Kruger

2nd Row: C. Smailes; M. Helders; T. Jacobs; M. Pienaar; C. Nieuwoudt; D. Ndayi; J. Thompson; C. Bester; T. Paris

Front:  J. Gericke; A. Traub; Mnr Steenkamp ; D. Hendricks; Mnr Gouws; M. Higgo; Mev Prinsloo;  D. Laubscher; S. Veen

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