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School Video

Golf

HISTORY

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.  On Mondays, all the Parel Vallei players practise as a group and all the home games are played there.  Players, who do not take part in matches, can play alongside the team players to improve their skills. 

The new grade 8s are very interested in golf and their enthusiasm is contagious.  With the senior players supporting the grade 8s there will be a bright future for golf at our school!

Golf players are rewarded with colours; and several provincial players come from Parel Vallei. 

IDEALS:

We believe in competitive participation and strive to give opportunities to every interested player, to develop through facilities and coaching opportunities.

We want our junior players to develop well so that we will be able to compete at the highest level and to produce quality players.

CONTACT DETAILS:

For a golf experience – contact Mr David Karlsen: dkarlsen@pvallei.co.za

* 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
2013