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School Video


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.
In the early years, we trained on three courts only, but nowadays we have six courts, one of which is an indoor court. The well- equipped terrain provides enough practice time and allows players to practise together and maintain fitness levels.

Team-building camp
Every year a netball camp-cum-sleepover is held for all teams on the school’s premises to bolster spirit for the following season.
Part of each year’s activities is a tour with our first team to give a fillip to the coming season.
We also offer a referees’ course to make players more aware of existing rules and to bring them up-to-date with new rules.
Elite training group
At the end of the season an elite junior and senior off-season group is chosen to train throughout the year.
Spring League
Netball players can also participate in the Spring League in the off-season, where learners have the opportunity to hone their skills and maintain a consistent level of fitness.

We strive to provide all teams with maximum exposure to matches and to cultivate sportsmanship regardless of winning or losing.
Our focus is on each centre throw which starts with a zero score and that from there we will play hard after each throw regardless of the score.
More important than all goals we score, is that every netball girl is offered the opportunity to develop the necessary physical and life skills, so that she can reach her full potential and proudly achieve to her own benefit and to that of her school.
May our PV girls score many more goals on the netball court and also enjoy every moment off it as she strives to improve herself consistently.

Head of netball:
Me. Alida Duvenhage

*Please refer to our school Communicator for daily updates in regards to results and dates.

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