Fun Times at VHS

We all have become accustomed to the fact that the restrictions rob us of fun times. The past two weeks we have refused to accept that.  We hosted an internal soccer and netball tournament.   It was good to see learners on the sports field again, having fun.  Congratulations to our gr 9 soccer team that

Vryheid High School Prefects 2021

We have concluded an eventful week at Vryheid High School. We have appointed our leader corps for the next year and wish them all of the best for their tenure as the leaders of our school.  Our Marimba band has been hard at work despite the continued forced Covid-19 breaks and were eventually allowed to

It is encouraging to see that our learners are still excelling despite the uncertain times we are facing. We would like to congratulate the following choristers that have been selected to represent NKZN Youth Choir: Amahle Dlamini, Khutso Selowa, Bonga Xaba, Andiswa Dlamini, Simphiwe Xaba, Owami Zulu. Jano Strydom has also been awarded the Drummond

A long-overdue NSC awards ceremony was hosted the past week. The pandemic halted the annual awards ceremony.  Both 2019 and 2020 awards were handed out and as per usual VHS excelled. The following subjects had a 100% pass rate: Life Orientation Mr Booyens, Ms Venter, Ms van Tonder Afrikaans First Addtional Ms Stapelberg, Mr van

Hoerskool Vryheid High

The school sporting world has been rocked this week with news that all winter sport has to cease, just as we were starting to get into the swing of things again.  Fortunately, our school has many activities apart from sport, where the learners can express themselves. The ACTS Christian organisation hosted a Bible quiz. Congratulations


We were blessed with yet another busy week.  Not a single day was wasted.  We would like to congratulate the following learners that have made it to the final rounds of trials: Netball U/14 Zululand team Keara Robson, Senamile Khanyile, Bongimfundo Cele. u/15 Zululand team Amahle Dladla, Aphile Zulu, Thembelihle Ntsangase, Buhle Madonsela. U/17 Zululand


The first week of the term is behind us and not a moment was wasted.  We returned on Monday and were welcomed back with our first winter sport fixture against Piet Retief High School.  The learners were thrilled to step into the competitive arena again after such a long layoff from the sports fields.   On


It is said that you have not lived today if you have not done something for someone who can not repay you.  VHS Interact took on a collection project to tend to the needs of dogs in our rural areas.  They have been hard at work collecting food, blankets and medication.  The collection drive was

Pamela Chukwu. South-African-Black-Netball-Player

We are very proud to see how one of our past scholars is excelling on the netball courts, Pamela Chukwu. Pamela was selected to represent the President’s XII. They recently played against the Baby Proteas, where Pamela was selected as player of the match. We hope you all have a blessed Easter weekend, be safe.


Covid-19 has taken so much from us, but it has surely taught all of us a valuable lesson in that we cannot take anything for granted.  One of these things we took for granted was celebrating our achievers at our annual prize-giving.  We had to make do with what we had at our disposal. We


The year 2021 has started and we already been faced with a handful of challenges.  If 2020 has taught us anything, is that we should not take anything for granted.  Any chance we get to spend with our fellow VHS family this year, whether on the sport fields or in the classroom, will be seen

South African freshwater angling champion - Zander van Greuning

Zander van Greuning most certainly could not have been more delighted with the relaxing of the restrictions, as he has recently been crowned the South African freshwater angling champion.  Results We all feel restricted in our movements and feel caged in during the pandemic. As the restrictions have relaxed, it has allowed us to do

Academic Olympiad success at Vryheid High School

The matrics are finishing off the last of their year’s work as they ready themselves for the trial exams, that will kick off this Wednesday.  We wish them the best of luck.  Congratulations to the following learners who have made it through to the next round of the Old Mutual maths Academic Olympiad: B. Nehohwe,

Hoërskool Vryheid High School - Covid-19

We have been given a curveball this year. Life as we know it has been thrown upside down. Vryheid High has been hard at work to try and restore normality at our school. We have recently launched a talent show with a twist. All entries are online and our audience will also be behind a

Vryheid High School working for a better future

When faced with tough times one can only look to the future.  Our marketing team has been hard at work visiting all our neighbouring primary schools, selling our wonderful school.  Our team has visited both Nardini Convent and NRS the past week.  Vryheid High had to be abruptly shut down on Wednesday as a precaution.

Keeping social distance isn’t easy - Vryheid High School

All ‘’masked’’ smiles at Vryheid High Even though we have to hide our smiles at Vryheid High, we are not letting it dampen our spirits.  Keeping social distance isn’t easy, especially at a high school, but we are coping with the ‘’new normal.’’ Thank you to Spar for making this task easier for the learners

Monday saw a number of anxious grade 12 faces entering the gate.  Friday a clear change in the mood was evident.  Grade 12’s quickly realised that all safety measures are in place and the academics could be prioritised. Our educators and learners adapted really well to the change and can not wait too welcome back

Covid-19 Pandemic at School Exams. New Normal

The pandemic has thrown this year into disarray, more so the academic year.  Vryheid High has been hard at work the past two weeks ensuring that when our learners return, they will return to a safe learning space. Our educators have returned and have been briefed with all the safety precautions which will be followed

Vryheid High School Learners going the extra mile

The learners literally and figuratively went the extra mile this week.  Our learners travelled far and wide to compete in different codes.  The first boys and girls hockey sides took to the road to compete in the annual Eshowe winter sport festival. The boys first team played five matches winning three of the five, the

All the world’s a stage

As Shakespeare famously said: “All the world’s a stage” – our grade 12’s ventured to Dundee to see their set drama, Hamlet, played out on the stage. The academia for the week did not cease with the play, as we also had six learners who tested their knowledge with the national De Beers English Olympiad.

VHS learners

The secret to being miserable is to have the leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not, so keep busy. Our VHS learners have no time to be miserable with our sport program and school societies.  The ACTS group ran a 4-week Bible study on “God is….”. About 40 learners ranging from Grade

Vryheid High Rugby Team Selection Winter Sports Season

The winter sport season has started and players and coaches alike had a jam-packed week.  The school closed at 12 o’clock on Thursday and all the sporting codes travelled to Piet Retief. Some teams had a full match, some had half a match and others had no match.  The day had to be called off

Hoërskool Vryheid High School Boys 1st rugby team uplift community

Our 1st rugby team found time in between their gruelling practice schedule to make a difference in our community.  The 1st rugby team has taken it upon themselves to uplift our community by offering their time for community service, together making a difference locally.  We do not just aim at making a difference locally, but

Vryheid High School Relay Night

Fun at the relay night Vryheid High once again hosted the ever popular relay night meeting.  This was the 16th relay night and it just gets better every year. A total of seven schools participated this year. Unfortunately Piet Retief High School could not make it due to the strikes in Paulpietersburg.  The spectators were

Vryheid High trofeëwenners by die swemgala

Bumper week at Vryheid High School We had an eventful week at Vryheid High.  We had both our swimming Gala as well as our Interhouse athletics the past week. We would like to thank all our officials at these events.  A clear surge in learner participation was evident this year. We would like to commend

Fruit Festival Vryheid High School

Having Fun at the Fruit Festival 2020 and caring at VHS The time table is in full swing and the learners are getting used to the challenges their new grades have to offer.  We work hard at VHS, but we sure do know how to have fun.  We had our Fruit festival on Thursday, followed

Aliya Paruk Dux Student at Vryheid High School

VHS se Dux leerling vir 2019, Aliya Paruk, spog met ses A’s. Ons hoop  dat jou prestasie ‘n inspirasie vir die res van die skool sal wees. Proceedings in full swing At VHS Educators are dealing with the shock of getting everything in order as the learners have returned  to school. We welcome all our

The 2019 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations Vryheid High School

The 2019 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations – which saw 790 405 candidates sitting for 147 question papers in 7 416 examination centres nationwide – successfully concluded in November 2019.  Vryheid High school had 149 candidates that wrote their National Senior Certificate exams.  The results have been released and Vryheid High School has reason to


Leaders “Leadership starts with you” was one of the many phrases we learnt the weekend of our leadership camp.  On 13 September 2019, we left VHS for Dundee.  The excitement buzzed through the bus as we reached Elandsheim Resort.  A big thank you to Ms Venter, Boshoff and Mr van den Heever for accompanying us. 

Head leaders of VHS 2020

During the annual Academic Awards Evening on Thursday, 10 October, the head leaders of VHS 2020 were announced. The deputy head girls, Silindokhle Ntuli and Sithabile Zwane and deputy head boys, Siyabonga Sibiya and Khetho Mpotshane will help the head leaders, Melissa Hibbert and Khaya Khuzwayo. We wish them the best in building VHS to

ACTS against bullying

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

VHS giving back to the community

Part of the Interact’s vision is to give back to the community.  As part of this vision, some of the members decided that they could help by picking up trash on the school grounds and the surrounding streets.  Between the giggles and heavy filled trash bags, the children helped to create a cleaner school and

VHS Cricket Girls win Super 8

The NKZN Super 8 tournament was held at VHS on Saturday and our cricket girls team put on a great display for the home crowd. In their first two matches they beat NHS by 21 runs and an invitational team by 31 runs. This set up a title deciding match against defending champions Ferrum. VHS

Rising stars of VHS

Na die Junie-vakansie is ons weer volstoom aan die gang.  Hierdie kwartaal het begin met die aankondiging van die nuwe adjunkhoof, Me Alta Nel.  Me Nel is betrokke by VHS vanaf 1984 en dit is ‘n voorreg om haar aan die stuur te hê.  Ons wens haar alles van die beste toe met hierdie nuwe

Vryheid High School - CHESS CHAMPIONS

VHS chess players were invited to take part in the Zululand District Chess Tournament held at Vryheid Comprehensive School on 27 April 2019. Our learners did us proud, especially Elvin Varghese who came third.  They learnt a lot and enjoyed playing very competitive chess.  The excursion exposed the players to a tournament situation in preparation

Vryheid 1ste netbalspan

Mark 16:15 – “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation”. These words sum up what the VHS ACTS group (Association for Christian Teachers and Students) set out to do over the Easter period, “spread the message of hope that God is still alive and working in people’s lives,” through

VHS het hulle jaarlikse Wiskunde Olimpiade op 12 Maart geskryf.  Die volgende kinders het bo 50% behaal en skryf die tweede rondte op 15 Mei.  Baie geluk aan elkeen van hierdie leerders.  Die juniors: Silke Hinze, Faria Paruk, Muhammed Kajee, Lindy Els, Tahira Sheik en Marriam Mehtar.  Die seniors is: Antoinette Colloty, Kirsten Hellberg, Sigacinokuhle

Future Leaders

It is the end of a very busy first term with teachers and learners alike looking forward to a well-deserved rest. Thank you to all who contributed to a successful term. On Tuesday, the school received the results after the children had their NCS papers re-marked. Nicole Muhl now has 8 A’s and Chané Lombard,

colour fun run

As the excitement built to 5 March, the VHS netball girls were preparing for their annual colour fun run. At 16:30 the gates were opened and the festivities began at 17:10. Each girl had their place armed with the coloured powder to shower the participants in colourful array! VHS netball would like to thank everyone

VHS vs Empangeni

VHS vs Empangeni

Saturday, 23 February was a warm and sunny day – a day ready for some serious action on the sports’ fields. Ons netbalmeisies het slaggereed gelyk in hulle uniforms.  Alhoewel hulle nie die uitslae behaal het wat hulle gehoop het nie, het die meisies baie goed vertoon.  Die tellings was soos volg: 1ste span verloor

VHS Sporting Weekend

VHS sporting weekend Saterdag, 16 Februarie het die rugby- en netbalspanne vroegoggend na hulle onderskeie wedstryde vertrek.  Die rugbyseuns het na Sarel Cilliers gereis en die volgende uitslae behaal: 0/14 wen 76/0 teen Ixopo 0/15 verloor 28/7 teen Voortrekker PMB 0/16 wen 25/5 teen Greytown 2de wen 22/10 teen KZN Development 1st verloor 50/24 teen

VHS athletics

On 1 February 20 learners attended the Filidi Circuit VHS athletics meeting. The following week 12 learners attended the Filidi Second Ward athletics meeting. We are still waiting for the results. VHS het op 6 Februarie-hulle jaarlikse aflosbyeenkoms aangebied. Die o/19 seuns het die meeste reaksie ontlok van ʼn juigende skare. Die uitslae was soos

Vryheid High School - Interhouse gala

This week saw VHS holding their annual Interhouse gala and Interhouse athletics. It was amazing to see how our learners gave it their all to come out victorious and sometimes needing to accept defeat. VHS learners are really beginning to grasp the values we are trying to instil in them. Op Woensdag, 23 Januarie het

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Matric Results - Nicole Muhl - Vryheid High School

VHS het 148 kandidate gehad wat die NSE eksamens geskryf het met ‘n slaagsyfer van 91.22%.  ‘n Totaal van 139 A vaksimbole was behaal met die volgende vakke wat oorhoofs ‘n gemiddeld van 60% of hoër bereik het: Afrikaans EAT, Engels EAT, Duits SAL, Zulu EAT, Toerisme en Lewensoriëntering.  Our Dux student for 2018 is

New Beginnings

VHS wil graag elke leerder, ouer en opvoeder welkom terug heet. Ons is dankbaar julle is veilig en vertrou dat julle lekker uitgerus het en reg is vir die uitdagings van 2019. As with all things in life, VHS had to say goodbye to some staff members last year as change is unavoidable. We are,

VHS Hostel Accommodation

Seeking tranquil hostel accommodation with a touch of exclusivity? Specious 3 bed bedrooms are available for R29 150 per learner per year. We are under Vryheid High administration and offer accommodation to learners from grade 7 – 12 irrespective of which school you attend. Limited to 18 boys and 18 girls. Enquiries: The principal at

Vryheid High School Leaders 2019

The head leaders for 2019 are: Hostel head boy: Sipho Ndebele together with Owami Buthelezi as the hostel head girl. The deputy head boys at school are: Sipho Ndebele and Abdulla Jasat The deputy head girls are: Tebogo Sedise and Kwandi Nkosi The head boy is Andi Niebuhr and head girl is Rebekka Barnard. Amazing

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Vryheid High School Girls' Cricket

Three days of exciting cricket were on display during the holiday when VHS hosted the 2nd edition of the girls’ cricket festival. De la Salle Holy Cross College from Johannesburg and Felixton College were the visiting schools this year, while the Pongola development team also came through to play matches. De La Salle were the

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VHS Tennis

VHS Tennis Woensdag, 12 September het VHS en Pionier dit behoorlik uitgeveg op ons tennisbane. VHS wen die dogtersafdeling met 5 punte en Pionier seëvier in die seunsafdeling met 2 punte. VHS is die algehele wenners in hierdie toernooi. Baie dankie en baie geluk aan al die tennisspelers wat deelgeneem het. Baie geluk ook aan


Another weekend to remember. ACTS GROUP Die 1e span krieketmeisies spee teen Ferrum en verloor hul wedstyd met 20 lopies. Die 2e span meisies en hul wedstyd teen Newastle Hoër. Die meisies se wedstryd op Pongola teen die Zululnd Hub span word na 10 boulbeurte agv die reën afgelas. Baie dankie aan al die meisies