VHS embraces the rainbow

Colourful teachers at the Colour Festival.

Issued by Vryheid High School

IN the week that has passed, we celebrated our rich cultural heritage in true rainbow nation style with a colour festival. We also embraced our sporting heritage on the cricket pitch and soccer field and, to ensure balance, we have some academic news to report as well.

Die 1ste krieketspan het verlede Woensdag, 20 September, in die finaal van die Noord KwaZulu Natal liga gespeel. Hulle het reeds eenkeer hulle opponent, Hoërskool Ferrum, hierdie jaar geklop. Ferrum het die loot gewen en eerste gekolf. Hulle het 115/7 in hul 20 beurte aangeteken. VHS kolf daarna en haal toe die telling met 4 beurte en 5 paaltjies in die hand. VHS wen ons 3de agtereenvolgende liga vanaf 2015 – 2017.

Ons 2de span eindig vierde in hierdie liga. Baie geluk aan die senior krieketseuns en hulle afrigters met ‘n baie suksesvolle seisoen.


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Our u/15 cricket boys also ended their season off on a high note. The boys played in their league final, traveling to Dundee to take them on. Dundee batted first and good bowling from our lads restricted them to an achievable total. VHS easily won by 8 wickets. Congratulations and thank you to all involved for a great season.

Our soccer boys also played Ferrum High School and won 2 – 1. Well done boys.

Ons jaarlikse gholfdag was op die 23 September gehou, in baie koel weerstoestande. Ten spyte van die weer was die gees van die deelnemers nie gedemper nie. Dit was ‘n dag van baie goeie gholf en lekker saam kuier op die baan. Baie dankie aan die borge wat so vrygewig gegee het. Sonder julle wonderlike bydrae sou die dag nie ‘n sukses gewees het nie. Baie geluk aan al die wenners en organiseerders van die dag.

Fourteen of our grade 9 learners participated in the SAICA (South African Institute of Chartered Accountants) Junior Accounting Olympiad and did phenomenally well.

Amkele Nkambule achieved 76% and was placed 10th in KwaZulu-Natal from 901 participants.

Kyle Crous and Philasande Mbanjwa were both placed 18th overall. Congratulations to these learners, perhaps one of them is our future Minister of Finance.

Our annual cultural festival took place this week and, as always, a great time was had by all. The learners showed up at the school dance in a variety of traditional wear on Thursday evening, where ‘Mr and Miss Culture’ were crowned.


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On Friday, the learners and teachers had a colourful, fun filled day on the field with an obstacle course, which was designed by the learners themselves, 7-a-side rugby, netball and hockey, played in register class groups. Plenty of fun was had by all. Thank you to Mr van den Heever and Mrs Nieuwenhuizen for the excellent organising and planning of this rainbow coloured event.

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This has been an activity filled and achievement packed term. By the time this report reaches you, we will be one day away from a well-deserved holiday. We wish all our learners and staff a restful mini-break. When we return, there is only one month until we start our final exam.

“Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. So, relax.” – Bryant McGill.

Elaine Rodway

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