Learners are given opportunities to discover and realise their full physical potential.
At Parel Vallei, we have built up excellent facilities for the various sports we offer. Pupils are encouraged to participate in at least ONE Summer and ONE Winter sport which enables our learners to develop physically, as well as socially, as they interact with their team members and opponents. We also believe that, through sport, they are able to identify their strengths and use these to the benefit of the team in which they play. The working world needs young people who are able to slot into teams and work towards a common goal. We believe that sport encourages this.
Athletics has always been one of Parel Vallei’s strongest sports. We encourage all our learners to participate in this activity and to develop their sports talents in full.
Piece by piece this sport has grown in PV and currently we have 3 teams entered into league matches, and many social players who enjoy this ancient sport.
The school’s cricketing history began in January 1987 with one team in the Western Province Schools’ League and Fanie Janse van Rensburg as the pioneer coach. Now, we boast six teams.
Cycling has been on a ‘downhill’ roll at Parel Vallei since 2009. The team started from humble beginnings where Mrs Hanri Dalton, previous PV teacher took a few learners to ride some trails in the Helderberg.
PV Golf teed off in 2001. PV Golf enjoys the support of the Somerset West community and it is a great privilege to play golf at the Somerset West golf club free of charge.
In 2022 our 1st XI Girls Hockey team travelled to the Greg Belling Festival in East London, the St Stithians Easter festival as well as the Cape Town International tournament.
In 2022 our 1st XI Boys Hockey Team travelled to the Tony Godding Festival in East London, the St Stithians Easter festival as well as the Cape Town International tournament.
Netball has been offered as a sport for girls at PV since the founding of the school. At present more than 180 girls participate in this sport.
Rugby has been played at PV since the school’s inception. Parel Vallei Rugby strives to nurture and develop individual talent in an arena that promotes teamwork, sportsmanship, respect, discipline and humility.
Parel Vallei squash began in the nineties under the tutelage of Mrs. Judy Cawood. Initially there were only boys’ teams. Mrs. Sue van der Merwe soon started coaching girls.
During Parel Vallei’s foundational years, the head of the swim team undertook a bold endeavor. Miss Kuhn approached Strand Highschool and Hottentots-Holland High to request whether the school could participate in the Helderberg Inter-schools’ competition.
PV has had wonderful results at the tennis courts and everybody has good reason to be excited about tennis at PV. Our tennis is known for team spirit, fun, enthusiasm, and national and international achievements.
Parel Vallei students who excel on the athletics track know full well that their success often begins with preparation through dedicated Cross Country events. That is because Cross Country builds stamina!
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