Verlede naweek was ‘n prettige naweek vir die hokkie bokkies. Hulle het deelgeneem aan die Spar toernooi by Hoërskool Ferrum in Newcastle.
Die meisies het uitgesien om meer as een wedstryd te speel en om die kans te kry om op `n astro baan te speel. Die meisies het wedstryde teen Newcastle Hoër en Sarel Cilliers gewen, maar het vasgeval teen Hoërskool Pionier en Hoërskool Dundee. Die opwindenheid was groot en die meisies het die wedstryde terdee geniet. Hulle het algeheel 5de uit 8 skole geiïndig.
Vryheid High’s very own Mr and Miss Vryheid high was on everyone’s lips this week. After a lot of preparation and practice the top ten boys had the chance to participate on Monday night and the girls had their evening filled with glitz and glam on Tuesday. The participants had to model three items: school wear, theme wear, and finally formal wear.
The boys did not shy away from the opportunity to show us how handsome they can look in a tuxedo and a tie. And the girls could not have looked any prettier. With the completion of the night, the winners were announced. David Minlah is our new Mr Vryheid High and Tyra Hughes our new Miss Vryheid High. These learners have the privilege to wear their crowns for the next year.
En … Die uitslae is in. Grey King het koning gekraai by verlede week se interhuis atletiek byeenkoms.
Die leerders het vêr gegooi en blitsvinnig gehardloop. Die volgende atlete is aangewys as die beste baan- en veld atlete: Beste seuns veldatleet, A Masondo, met ‘n afstand van 10.57m in gewigstoot. Die beste seunsbaanatleet is S. Mkhwanazi, `n 0/16 seun wat die 100m in 11.15 sekondes gehardloop het. Die beste dogters veldatleet was U. Ndlovu met `n afstand van 8,33 m in gewigstoot. Die beste dogters baanatleet, A.Ndima, het die 100m in 14.14 sekondes gehardloop. Die Victor- en Victrix Ludorums van die dag is aangewys: Junior Victrix Ludorum is Z. Mdlalose, `n 0/14 dogter. Ons sien uit om te sien hoe sy in die komende atletiek byeenkomste gaan presteer. Ons junior Victor Ludorum is `n 0/15 seun, S. Nkehli, met ongelooflike potensiaal. Ons matrieks het uitgestaan en het beide die Victor- en Victrix Ludorum titels opgeraap. N. Terblance as Victrix Ludorum en Z van Greuning as Victor Ludorum. Hulle het hul laaste interhuis gebruik om te wys dat hulle wel van staal gemaak is.
Zander van Greuning does not only show off on the athletics field, but on the water as well. He was selected to be part of the South African Freshwater Bank Angling Junior Protea team for 2022. His father, Sampie van Greuning, also our SGB chairperson, was selected to be the Junior Proteas Team Manager. We are privileged to have students that are balanced and excel in the things they partake in.
Wednesday, 2 February, was the day of the week everyone has been excited about: Vryheid High Schools relay evening. It is what we have been training for since the athletics season started. Learners were excited to have their first interschool meet in more than a year. There were seven schools participating in this event: Vryheid High School, Hoërskool Pionier, Vryheid Landbou, Ferrum High School, Dundee High School, Sarel Cilliers and for the first time Ligbron Akademie joined us for this prestigious event.
Die aand het met ongelooflike opgewondenheid afgeloop. Die altlete het gehardloop dat die stof staan, die skare het gejuig en die mense was opgewonde oor die geleentheid wat die leerders kry om te wys waaruit hulle gemaak is. Selfs die onderwysers het hulle skoene afgestof en `n 400m aflos aangedurf. Die leerders het met elke seer spier deurgedruk tot die einde toe. Teen die einde van die aand was Hoërskool Ferrum oorwinnaars met Hoërskool Pionier kort op hulle hakke. Hoërskool Vryheid het die 3rde plek behaal.
The first three weeks of school kicked off with a bang!
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.
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 learners back to school and a special welcome to all the Gr 8’s starting their journey at VHS. The Gr8’s have been busy with orientation the whole week writing streaming tests, getting to know the school and the teachers at our annual Gr 8 parent braai. We look forward to a fruitful five years with both our new Gr8’s and their parents. Everything is in full swing at the school with most of the sport teams kicking off their season this week. On Thursday we have our fruit festival followed by the Gr 8 sokkie. We wish all our educators and learners a blessed and prosperous 2020.
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 en Donderdag ons akademiese en sport prysuitdelings waar ons die top presteerders vir die jaar gaan aankondig en hulle prestasies saam met hulle gesinne vier. Ons sal volgende week spog met name en fotos. Ons sal ook by ons akademiese prysuitdeling die hoof leiers aandkondig vir 2018. Sterkte aan die leerlinge wat die kortlys gehaal het en die afgelope week ‘n streng keurings prosedure meegemaak het.
Ms Harris attended the Library of Excellence awards on Thursday, 12 October, in Pietermartizburg. Although, we did not win any of the awards it was a very interesting and constructive learning experience. We would like to congratulate our neighbours across the road, Mrs Kriel and her library, won third place in the urban section.
By Vhs gaan dit nie net oor onsself nie, maar ook om terug te gee aan die gemeenskap. Hierdie jaar neem ons weer deel aan die ‘’Santa shoebox” waar daar geskenke gegee word aan die minder bevooregte mense. Dis n inisiatief wat deur Juffrou Van den Heever en die “interact club” gedruif word.
We would like to congratulate Sbongakonke Thabede on being selected for the u/19 Kzn Inlands team, that will take part in the CSA Coke week hosted at St Stitians in December.
This is a great achievement and congratulations on all the hard work and dedication that has paid of.
Die netbal en rugby begin ook al hard werk aan die voorbereiding vir volgende seisoen. Met die netbal wat reeds al proewes gehou het en met fiksheid programme begin het, is dit die week die beurt van die rugby wat Dinsdag die senior proewe sal hou. Sterkte aan al die spanne daar en mag julle voorbereiding, vrugte afwerp vir die seiseon wat kom.
Learners received their certificates for the NARCANON peer counselor course they completed.
Another week has passed and our matric learners have ticked off one more event on their school leavers to-do list. The matric farewell, Deck and Dice Ball, went off without a hitch. The hall looked dramatic, the learners elegant and it was a smart evening to celebrate their high school careers to be looked upon by all with fond memories.
The compassionate young learners who volunteered in term three to do a NARCANON peer counselor course received their certificates this week and can be seen in the photo. Congratulations to these learners on the achievement and thank you for volunteering to be of assistance to your fellow man.
Our 1st team cricket boys played against Landbou High School on Wednesday. Landbou batted first and were bowled out for 43. The leading wicket takers were S. Tabethe with 3 wickets and C. High with 2. We went in to bat and scored the necessary runs in 2.3 overs. K. Meier was the top scorer with 35 not out. Vryheid High School won with 10 wickets.
Over the weekend the u/15 played cricket against Sarel Cilliers and won with 10 wickets.
The soccer boys also took part in a soccer tournament on Saturday, 5 August. The boys won 3 of their 5 matches. Congratulations to these young gentlemen as well.
We are also proud to announce that the school library has made it through to the next round of the ILETS awards for excellence. Please continue to support the library with donations of tyres and funds and thank you to all who have already shown their support. Please contact the school if you would like to get involved with the library and its improvement.
On Tuesday, 8 August, the school will be smiling for their annual sport photos, more news on that next week.
- 10 Aug Restaurant Evening
- 12 Aug Cricket vs St Dominics
- 12 Aug Soccer vs Ferrum