Bullying is a huge problem in schools with more than 3.2 million learners bullied every year in South Africa.
160 000 high school learners bunk school every day, to avoid being bullied, and 1 in 10 learners drop out of school to avoid being bullied.
On 23 and 26 August, about 40 members of the ACTS group (Association for Christian Students and Teachers) and Kwazi, youth pastor from Freedom Life Church, visited NRS to talk to the learners about the impact of bullying and how to address it. The message was delivered through drama, dancing, singing, videos and testimonies of high school learners who were bullied and how they overcame it. The message was well received by NRS learners and is hopefully a step in the right direction to combatting bullying, which is a problem in all schools, nation-wide.
On the sporting field, VHS had a busy two weeks. On Thursday, 29 August the girls’ soccer team drew 1-1 against Piet Retief. The match was a tight match and the improvement within the squad was clearly visible. Asanda Buthelezi was awarded Woman of the Match. The girls are very excited about the rest of the season and we really see a great future for girls’ soccer in VHS. The soccer boys showed a lot of valour but, unfortunately lost 4-2 against Piet Retief in a friendly match.
Baie geluk aan Kayla High en Chloé Henstock wat verkies is tot o/19 Natal Binneland Krieketspan. Hierdie twee meisies wys dat harde werk vrugte werp.
Die krieketseuns het ‘n volle week gehad met die eerste wedstryd teen Pionier op Woensdag, 21 Augustus. Die 1ste-span verloor met 5 paaltjies en die o/15’s wen met 8 paaltjies. Die o/15-krieketseuns speel 23 Augustus weg teen Ladysmith en verloor met 8 paaltjies. Oor die naweek van 23 en 24 Augustus neem VHS se 7’s deel aan die Twizza 7’s te Hoërskool Pionier. Die rugbyseuns het fenomenaal gespeel met die o/17A-span wat die Shield-trofee wen, o/17B-span wen die Bowl-trofee en ons o/15-span wen die Shield-trofee. Dit was merkwaardig om die vasberadenheid en genot te beleef terwyl hierdie seuns gespeel het.
5 Sep 1ste Krieket vs Ferrum (Tuis
6 Sep Soccer vs St Dominics (Tuis)