A Value-driven school
In 2016 Vryheid High School embarked on a new approach to addressing the holistic development of learners: to ensure not only their academic readiness for “life in the real world”, but also their moral and emotional development and readiness. In a collaborative exercise involving the learners, teachers, school management and SGB, five key values were chosen to represent the core values of VHS:
Compassion (caring for one another), Responsibility (being accountable for your actions), Excellence (doing your best at all times in everything), Integrity (being honest and upstanding at all times) and Respect (being courteous and polite and treating all fellow humans with consideration).
There are five classes per grade and each class is assigned one key value, which the learners must “live out and strive for” during the year. By the end of grade 12, each learner will have “lived” all five core values of VHS.
Grade 8 Mt’s value for this year is EXCELLENCE. To get into the spirit of learning and living their value, all the learners in this class were asked to make a poster with a picture of themselves, a quote on excellence and ways in which they can be excellent learners of VHS, excellent family members and excellent members of the Vryheid community. The learners also made a slogan for the classroom wall: “Gr. 8 Mt, Pursuing Excellence 2018”, so that each day they will be motivated to strive for excellence. Well done grade 8 Mt!
Exciting sport challenges
Wednesday, we travelled to Piet Retief to compete against them. Our teams played very well.
The children travelled to Empangeni on Saturday to show their skills on the various sport terrains. The rugby proved themselves victorious winning most of their matches with the 1st team winning 25 to 5. The girls’ hockey had mixed results as the competition was very tough. The u14A team won with 3 goals to 1. On the netball court our 1st team won with 16 to 13 and the other teams also had mixed results. The enthusiasm was felt and our learners really enjoyed the trip even though it was a long day.
The following Zululand team learners participated in the NKZN swimming trials: Catia Marques, Mieke van der Walt, Bianca Hellberg, Kirsten Hellberg, JD Hatting, Ivan Tschirpig, Liam Commins, Xander Richards and Lisa Steffensen. Well done and just keep swimming!
Saturday, the boys’ and girls’ 1st hockey teams participated in the Spar Challenge. The boys lost 3 games and won one to finish 6th overall. The girls lost 2, won one and drew 2.
3 Mrt Sport vs Richardsbaai (Tuis)
5 Mrt SGB Elections
10 Mrt Sport vs Newcastle (Tuis)