SANTA SHOEBOX

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

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

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

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

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

VHS Athletics galore

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

Matric results for 2018

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

To 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

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

VHS Head 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

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

Weekend

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

VHS Sporting Heroes

VHS sporting heroes

On Friday and Saturday, VHS played against some of the bigger schools at the Sevens Rugby tournament held at Pionier. The u/15 boys won the bowl which is a marvellous achievement. The 1st and part of the 2nd boys’ soccer team received their 15 new jackets. The coaches and players would like to thank Shoe’s

Kwandilokuhle Nkosi

Young Yale Achiever. There were over 5000 applications from South Africa and Kwandilokuhle Nkosi (grade 11) was one of three learners from South Africa to be selected to attend the Young Yale African Scholars program from 29 July to 7 August. This is how she experienced: “Habari Za Asubuhi”, this means good morning in Swahili

Vryheid High School - Top 10 - 2018

Die graad 8 top 10 is verlede week aangekondig en hierdie leerders het gewys hoe harde werk gedoen word. The positions are determined on the promotion marks after the June examination. Congratulations to these learners for their hard work and great achievement. The top achiever in grade 8 is Tahira Sheik. The other learners are

Höerskool Vryheid High School - Sport uitblinkers

Sport uitblinkers

Sport uitblinkers. Gedurende die Julie vakansie het verskeie leerlinge VHS op provinsiale vlak verteenwoordig. Sommige van hierdie leerders het buitengewone prestasies behaal. Chloé Henstock was part of the NKZN hockey team and was also selected as the captain of the u/16 team. Linamandla Mngomezulu played for the Inland Country District boys’ hockey team. Zuríke Marais

Anton Immelman

VHS high-flying oldies Miguel Machado (matriculated 2015) began his professional cricket career at the GKC High Performance Academy in November 2017 with the motivation to deepen the understanding of his game and explore his potential as a cricketer. Fast forward to July 2018 and the Frinton-on-sea Cricketer not only has made his debut for the

VHS Holiday Achievers

VHS Holiday Achievers. After a well-deserved winter rest, it is wonderful to welcome all students and staff back to the third term. With all marks in and reports handed out, the stage is set for some serious academic commitment to be had. Op 23 Junie 2018 het Mieke van der Walt na Duban gereis om

Zululand District

On Saturday, 9 June Sigcinokuhle Sibeko (gr. 11) participated in the Zululand District Championship at Cecil Emmet Hall.  Although he competed against adults, he managed to be selected for the Zulu District Chess Team, winning 3, drawing 1 and losing 1 match in all. Sigcinokuhle proved that he will not be checked mate by obviously

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Our amazing children’s achievements. Nicole Wessels (gr 8Vd) achieved her SA colours in karate when she received 2 gold medals at the national tournament. Well done and we are very proud of you, Nicole Wessels! The following girls’ cricket players attended the 1st round trials. Kayla High (10 A); Michelle Meier (10 A); Chloe Henstock

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EAA Young Eagles

On Friday, 27 April a selected few learners were invited by the EAA Young Eagles program to be part of an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. These 31 learners had the opportunity to get a front row experience in a light aeroplane, some even getting the chance to handle the controls and fly themselves. The learners were: Khulani

Developing our future leaders

The weekend of 4 – 5 May was filled with a lot of exciting sport activities.  The following girls were selected to participate in the KZN netball trials in Durban.  Lukhona Moloi, Mukelwe Sibiya, Jelaine Spies, Lethu Sibeko, Mieke vd Walt, Siyamthanda Zulu, Siza Mjwara, Zimele Zungu, Refeloe Moloi, Thando Ndlela, Zurika Marais, Zethembe Mdlalose. 

Netball

1st Team Netball Players – Winners on the sport field On Thursday, we played an away game against Landbou.  Although the weather was cold, our learners were on fire on the fields.  The three netball teams and two hockey teams won all their games.  The rugby boys were intent on beating Landbou and tried their

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Exciting holiday activities

Die volgende leerlinge het deurgedring na die tweede rondte van die Wiskunde Olimpiade aangesien hulle meer as 50% behaal het.  Graad 9: Badrulalam Kathrada, Elvin Varghese, Khuzaima Sheik, Tasnia Akhtaruzzaman, Rudi Oltman, Leo Mattison.  Graad 10: Uzair Cassim, Daniel Gryffenberg, Kyle Crous, Medinah Khan, Sanele Menyuka.  Graad 11: Antoinette Colloty, Kwandi Nkosi. Graad 12: Benjamin

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NEW SCOREBOARD

Our gratitude to the generosity of the community. Yet another week has passed and although all is quiet on the sport front, academics is still going full steam ahead. As you might have noticed, the front garden is being given a facelift.  After a lot of the old plants were removed and replanted elsewhere in

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Snake Awareness

Five of our learners, Jens Hellberg, Vaun Hellberg, Mieke van der Walt and Liam Comins attended a Snake Awareness, First Aid for Snakebite and Venomous Snake Handling Course at PheZulu Safari Park hosted by the Snakebite Institute on Saturday, 17 February 2018.  The course was hosted by Johan Marais, one of Africa’s leading herpetologists with

Value-driven school

A Value-driven school

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

Vryheid High School Midmar Dam Swimming

Saturday and Sunday, five learners competed in the yearly Midmar. We would like to congratulate the learners on competing in this momentous event especially Kirsten Hellberg who completed her first 8-mile. Catia Marques, Bianka Hellberg, Xander Richards and Lisa Steffensen. FRONT:  B Hellberg, X Richards, C Marques. BACK:  C Marques, K Hellberg, M Odendaal &

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Hoërskool Vryheid High - FRUIT FESTIVAL

Annual fruit festival

Safety first From Monday, 29 January ten educators began their level 1 first aid training. The educators enjoyed themselves as part of the training was to practise on their peers. This cumulated to the test on Friday. Thank you to the KwaZulu Natal Private Ambulance services for presenting this workshop. Een van ons leerders, Antoinette

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NUWE PERSONEELLEDE

NUWE PERSONEELLEDE

The class of 2017 produced very pleasing results. 158 candidates sat for the examination of which 137 passed while 4 candidates’ results were incomplete. The pass rate was 89% and 57% of the candidates met the required standard for higher education. Stefanie Lilje, Bradley Formo and Jürgen Paul obtain 7 A’s while Adjo Minlah had

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School

We, the 2018 headboy and headgirl of Vryheid High School, would like to take this opportunity to thank the school and our fellow scholars for the roles that they have entrusted us with. It is truly an honour to find ourselves in such an enriching position. We take on these positions realizing the responsibility we

historical school bell

Ons is amper klaar. Die skool is in rep en roer met voorbereiding vir die merksentrum, so wel as voorbereiding vir volgende jaar.  Verlede week was die einde in sig toe ons graad 11 leerders hul eksamen afgesluit het met lewenswetenskap prakties. Last week Tuesday, we ended our school exams with grade 11 LFSC practicals

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Learners writing Maths

‘It’s the FINAL COUNTDOWN…!’ que trumpets and dramatic music. By the time this is printed, our learners will have less than a week left of their final exams of 2017! By this time next week, they will be free citizens and their teachers, the patient captives of marking, finalizing reports, checking and rechecking everything. Ons

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Learners Writing Exams

Daar is ‘n stilte wat oor die skool heers en leerders is hard besig met hul finale eksamens en onderwysers is druk besig om hierdie kennis na te gaan met ‘n rooi pen. Here at VHS the whole school has boarded the exam train and it is full steam ahead. We are already one week

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Vryheid High School PREFECTS 2018

The learners and staff at Vryheid High School are eagerly preparing for the final stretch before the exams next week. This is the last full week of school and the last chance to ask questions and clarify uncertainties. In the week that passed we also announced our head leaders for 2018. Dit is die laaste

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Sbongakonke Thabede Cricket Player Vryheid High School

This week we are rolling out the red carpet for our top achievers with our prize giving ceremonies. We also give feedback on our library awards ceremony that Ms Harris attended. We are already preparing for the 2018 rugby season and we have more good news on the cricket front. Dit is hierdie week Woensdag

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Weston Cricket

Die besige vakansie is verby en daar is vele aktiwiteite om op terugvoering te gee. Die pas by VHS gaan lê nie sommer nie. Die krieketseisoen kom tot ‘n einde en leerders begin die laaste akademiese wedloop in hierdie kort kwartaal. We would like to congratulate Ms. Harris and her team at the VHS media

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In this 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,

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ACTS Community outreach

ACTS Community outreach

ACTS Community outreach On Friday, 15 September, twenty learners from the VHS ACTS group (Association for Christian Teachers and Students) visited the children at the Inkululeko Children’s Home. The purpose of the visit was to spend some time playing with and getting to know the children.  It was also to encourage them to always put

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VHS

VHS all over the show

It was a busy week at VHS with plenty of activities all over Northern-KZN. This past Saturday the prospective Grade 8’s and their parents had successful interviews at school. Thank you to Mr Patrick Friend for the information shared on behalf of the SGB. Baie geluk aan die volgende leerlinge wat sertifikate ontvang het na

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