Bianca Hellberg is nie net as Hoërskool Vryheid se Dux leerling aangewys nie, maar sy is ook verlede week as een van Zululand se top 10 studente aangewys.
Sy gaan in die komende week Vryheid Hoër verteenwoordig, in Ulundi, by die distrik se prysuitdeling.
Ons wil haar graag geluk wens met hierdie uitsonderlike prestasie. Graad 11 is sy onkant gevang deur Covid-19 wat die hele jaar omver gegooi het. Matriek was vir hulle moeiliker, want sy moes seker maak dat hulle al die graad 11 en 12 werk afgehandel kry.
Sy het deur haar moeilike laaste twee jaar vir ons gewys dat enige iets moontlik is , solank jy hard werk en deursettingsvermoë het.
Marks, Set, Dive! Vryheid High School’s swimming Gala was on Tuesday, 8 February 2022, an event that is enjoyed by the learners year after year. From u/14 girls to u/19 boys were like fish in the water. And as always, the new teachers were welcomed by being thrown in the water by the grade 12 learners. It was enjoyable seeing the teachers running for their lives.
As for new teachers we would like to welcome Ms ZP Ndwandwe to the VHS family. She will be teaching isiZulu. We hope her time at Vryheid High will be filled with joy and special memories.
The class of 2021 had two years of Covid-19 restricted education, constant interruptions, rotational timetables, and extra classes.
They have shown resilience and grit. They have taken the pass rate of 87 % from the previous year and improved it to 95,1 %. Vryheid High school had a total of 144 candidates that wrote their NCS exams, achieving an overall pass rate of 95,1, a total of 116 subject distinctions, and 67,83% pass with a bachelor’s.
The following subjects had an average of 60% and higher: ENGFA, AFRFAL, GRMSA, ZULFA, ACCN, LIFE, MLIT, and TRSM. ACCN, BSTS.
The following educators boast a 100 % pass rate within their subjects;
ACCN: E Lourens, S Shangase, AFRFA: S Stapelberg, S Potgieter, AFRHL: S Stapelberg, BSTD: L Schoeman, CATN: C Caluza, ENGHL: A van den Heever, S Verster, ENGFA: N Mentz, GEOG: E de Vries, G van den Berg, H Venter, S Moolman, GRMSA: B Tschirpig, HOSP:M Coetzee, LFSC: Z Steyn,M van Niekerk,E van Tonder, LIFE: E van Tonder, SZ Mhlungu, C. Loots, J. Booyens, MATH: E van den Heever, MLIT: E Lourens, I van der Walt, M van Niekerk, PHSC: C Boock, H Mattison, TRSM: N Mentz, A Meyer, ZULFA:L Magwaza, SZ Mhlungu.
Vryheid High’s top achievers:
- Bianca Hellberg (8 subjects) 8A’s – 88,63%
- Khuzaima Sheik 5A’s – 82%
- Humaira Beemath 3A’s -79%
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- Olwethu Ndwandwe 4A’s – 77,14%
- Leo Mattison (8 subjects) 4A’s -77%
- Elvin Varghese 2A’s- 76,86%
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- Nozibusiso Maphanga 2A’s – 76,57 %
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Congratulations to the Gr 12 ‘s and educators, you have done your school proud.
VHS 2021 Dux: Bianca Hellberg 8 A’s:
- ENGHL 85%
- AFRFA 93%
- MATH 84%
- LIFE 95%
- PHSC 80%
- LFSC 86%
- ACCN 91%
- GRMSA 95 %
- AVERAGE 88, 63%
The learners are putting their year’s efforts into paper in the current exams. We had the honour of hosting our academic prize giving, where we could acknowledge the hard work the learners have invested in their academics this year. The following learners received exceptional achievements:
Top Grade 8 achiever: Sbobongakonke Hadebe
Top Grade 9 achiever: Samantha Lewarne
Top Grade 10 achiever: Faria Paruk
Top Grade 11 achiever: Robyn Conibear
Top Grade 12 achiever: Bianka Hellberg
Gr 12 Trophy winners:
Anele Mdeletshe, Sinothi Sibiya, Ziyanda Nhleko, Thabang Zulu, Amahle Dlamini, Leandrie Gerber, Olwethu Ndwande, Robinson Josh, Allesia Pillay, Tayiba Kathrada, Zarina Knoetse, Sheik Khuzaima, Leo Mattison, and Bianka Hellberg.
We would like to congratulate and wish our new head leaders the best of luck with their tenure. Vryheid High School 2022 head leaders:
Carmen Barsdorf – Head girl S’qaphiwe Ndlela – Head boy
Melokuhle Hadebe- Deputy Head girl Kwazikwenkosi Zondo – Deputy Head boy
Robyn Conibear- Deputy Head girl Thandolwethu Danisa – Deputy Head boy
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 held the first of two prize giving’s this past Friday, where we honoured our junior academic achievers with a scaled-down event. Congratulations to Samantha-Dawn Lewarne (top achiever for grade 8) and Faria Paruk (top achiever grade 9). Congratulations to the following learners who made the top 10 for their respective grades:
Grade 8 top ten:
Samantha-Dawn Lewarne, Rehnuma Patel, Muhammad Khan, Yvette De Swart, Rebecca Mattison, Blessing Nenohwe, Luthfiya Manjoo, Mndeni Zwane, Asande Seyama, Kyle Barsdorf.
Grade 9 top ten:
Faria Paruk, Laveeza Khan, Amahle Zulu, Muhammed Kajee, Phambili Xulu, Silindile Mabuza, Lindy Els, Amahle Dnima, Abdul Ghaffar, Jewairiyya Lunat.
The senior prize giving will take place this coming Friday.
It is comforting to see everything going back to normal. Most of the winter sports teams are training and our marimba band has also started. Enjoy the long weekend and be safe.
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 celebrate. The overall pass rate has risen from 2018, Vryheid High achieved an overall pass rate of 95.3% for 2019.
The achievements don’t stop there: a total of 167 subject distinctions were obtained overall with the following subjects achieving an average of 60% or more: ENGFA, ZULFA, ACCN, PHSC, TRSM, GRMSA and LIFE, and 62.7% of the learners pass with the necessary requirement for admission to a Bachelor’s degree.
Congratulations to our Dux student for 2019, ALIYA PARUK. She obtained 6 A’s: ENGHL 80%, AFRA 89%, MLIT 90%, LIFE 96%, BSTD 92%, and GEOG 82%. ALIYA had an 86% average. Kirsten Hellberg, Antoinette Colloty and Tayiba Sheik also achieved 6 A’s, Kwandilokuhle Nkosi, Xolile Zulu had 5 A’s, Stembokuhle Maphanga, Lana Schoeman, Andi Niebuhr, Thandiswa Cele, and Silungile Zondo had 4 A’s. The following learners had 3 A’s: Mandisa Mabusa, Manu Minlah, Rebekka Barnard, Mthobisi Thela, Cátia Marques, Asande Zulu, Sibahle Menyuka and Ndumiso Nyawo.
The school is really proud of all the hard work put in by our learners, but none of these results would have been attained without our dedicated teachers. Educators with a 100% pass rate in one or more of their subjects were: Verster, Vrey,Mentz, Magwaza, Mhlungu, Jv Rensburg, Moolman, vd Berg, Venter, Lourens, Shangase, Khonjelwayo Boshoff, van Niekerk, Nel, Sadie, Kohlmeyer, E van den Heever, Coetzee, Tschirpig, J Booyens, and van Tonder.
Ons verwelkom al ons personeel terug en ‘n spesiale verwelkoming aan ons nuwe personeel: Corné Loots (LIFE), Kim Macingwane (ENGHL), Lindie Mostert (GEOG), Leonard Nenohwe (MATH), Annerien Oelofse (TRSM) en Zandré Streyn (LFSC). Ons wens julle alle sukses toe.
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 and fortunately I didn’t find it on Google but I learnt this while I was in Kenya and Rwanda. Traveling from Johannesburg through Kenya wasn’t only terrifying because I basically had no one to talk to but also because I was now the foreigner. Instead of xenophobia I was surprisingly welcomed by people who had no obligation to treat me fairly. So I asked one of the locals why they were so open to strangers and she said something I will cherish forever, ‘Kenya is home, not only for natives but for anyone who innocently steps onto this beautiful land.”
The Yale Young African Scholars program is an introduction to university life and how to get there. Kwandilokuhle Nkosi was given an array of classes to choose from and she chose Philosophy, African Feminism, Literature and Politics amongst other things. These classes were taught by the University Faculty themselves and they further solidified my interests. Kwandilokuhle Nkosi would like to believe that my mind and perspective has expanded due to this experience.
The program itself was much more than an educational experience; it was a personal, cultural and uncomfortable one as well. On the very first day, I had two major tests to overcome: the first being The SAT-which is an American test- and the most intimidating being the food but, fortunately, I found comfort in the humble Potato because nobody can mess up potatoes, right? Wrong! What I thought was potato was actually cooked banana the entire time.
Lastly, I now know the bridge between high school and success is wide and intimidating but it is one we must cross for those who have carried us to this point. This will be done by acknowledging that education shouldn’t be treated as a right that can be denied but rather as a privilege worth seeking and keeping.
- 25 Aug Cricket 1st vs Dundee
- Cricket 2nd vs Pionier
- Cricket u/15 vs Amajuba
- Soccer vs Ferrum (Away)
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 (in alphabetical order): Kelsey-Ann Ackerman; Carmen Barsdorf; Nokwanda Buthelezi; Robyn Conibear; Anja Eckhardt; Mariam Mehtar; Tiana Mitchell; Kwandokuhle Ntshali and Kwazikwenkosi Zondo.
Two grade nine boys, Luthano Sithole and Sphetho Mncube attended the Eskom Science Expo for young scientists on 7 August 2018 at Sisizakele Special School. Their project fell under ‘Innovation and Technology’ and they won 1st place. It is a phenomenal achievement as there was 194 projects of which only 4 received gold medals. They also made the shortlist for the ISF International Science fair that will take part in Johannesburg in October. It is amazing to see how our youth are able to help the poorest of the country with their water-and-electricity-efficient home.
Sporting and Academic highlights
Die 1e krieketspan speel teen Pionier se 2e span en teken 285 lopies aan. Tristan Aitken teken 136 lopie aan en Andrew Vorster 65 lopies. Pionier word uitgehaal vir 100 lopies. VHS wen die wedstryd met 185 lopies.
In ander wedstryde wen die 1e span Landbou met 70 lopies. Die 1e span wen ook hul wedstryd teen St Dominic’s met 8 paaltjies. Die 2e span wen teen Sarel Cilliers met 48 lopies. Die 0/15 span wen teen Sarel Cilliers met 130 lopies.
Our girls cricket team competed at the NKZN 8-a-side cricket tournament. It gave the players some valuable match time and was good preparation for the season ahead.
The soccer teams travelled to participate in a soccer tournament in Eshowe. 2nd team reached the semi-finals
7’s Rugby travelled to Richardsbay where the u/18 team reached the semi-final. Well done to all the teams.
Op 4 Augustus het VHS kragte gemeet teen Ladysmith en Newcastle in tuiswedstryde. Die meisies wen 4 van hul 5 wedstryde teen Ladysmith en al 6 wedstryde teen Newcastle. Die seuns wen 2 van hul 5 wedstryde teen Ladysmith en 2 van die 4 wedstryde teen Newcastle. Die gemengde dubbels het die spanne hul goed van hul taak gekwyt en wen 5 van die 6 wedstryde teen Newcastle.
- 16 Aug Restaurant Evening Gr12
- 18 Aug Tennis (DHS, NHS, St Dominics)
Two Vryheid High School pupils in KZN Top 10
Karl Hellberg and Tobias Niebuhr have been pushing each other to achieve academically as they competed to claim top spot in the grade for the last 5 years. This healthy competition has culminated with these two bright sparks finishing in 3rd and 4th place in the province respectively.
They were acknowledged for their achievements at the provincial prizegiving yesterday in Durban. Karl is pursuing a degree in engineering while Tobias will be studying medicine. The school is extremely proud of these two. Congratulations to all the matrics who have achieved their National Senior Certificate. We will release a summary of the results next week.