The month of May was quite a busy month at Vryheid High. We had sports, charity month, and cultural competitions.
Our last sports fixture against Newcastle High School was one to remember. The kids have been so happy to just have a normal sports season for the first time in three years and to end it on such a high note was special for the learners and for some it was their very last game. The Netball results: u/14’s won 21-4; the u/15’s won 33-4. The boys Hockey: The 2nd team lost 0-2 and the first team lost 6-0. The girls Hockey: 2nd team won 5-1 and the first team won 2-0. The rugby u/15 and 16 combined team won 19-0. The chess lost 0-6.
The ACTS group held a Friend Feud competition which was run throughout the month of May. Similar to Family Feud, the contestants were split into teams of five, and questions related to the Bible were asked. Fourteen teams braved the competition, but only one team can be victorious… Kentucky Fried Chicken. The kids were excited to partake in the competition during breaks. They worked up their friends and made sure that there was enough spirit to compete against.
Mei maand was ook die maand vir liefdadigheid. Die Interact groep het regdeur die maand ou klere, speelgoed, kos en verskeie ander goedere ingesamel sodat hulle dit kan skenk aan die mense wat minder bevoorreg is. Ons is so trots op ons kinders se bereidwilligheid om ander mense te help.
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. One would wonder how the learners are able to find time to still take part in the extra-mural activities at school.
The extra-murals for the week kicked-off on Wednesday with Amajuba traveling to Vryheid, bringing along their netball, hockey and rugby sides. The first and second hockey boys left for St Dominic’s on Friday to take part in the Spar Hockey Challenge. The second team placed 6th overall and the first team 5th. All the rugby boys travelled to Michaelhouse College on Saturday, to measure themselves against stronger opposition. The experience gained will most definitely benefit our sides for the rest of the season.
Die gholfliga het die week afgeskop in Dundee. Baie geluk aan L. Erasmus wat 2de in Noord- Natal geëindig het. Die volgende liga wedstryd sal op Vryheid plaasvind.
- 12 Maart, Donderdag: Redenaars (Durban)
- 14 March, Saturday: Rugby vs Kingsway (Kingsmead)
- Hockey Eshowe Festival
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 who participated and we appreciate your support.
Thank you to Stilwater that sponsored us and Vryheid Country Club that allowed us to make use of their premises. Keep an eye open for our next colour run. Hope to see you all there again.
Ons leerders het douvoordag vertrek om die Eshowe Winter Sports Festival op Saterdag, 9 Maart 2019 by te woon. Ons rugby, hokkieseuns en hokkiemeisies se eerste spanne het gaan deelneem en ons vaandel hoog gehou. Die rugbyseuns het al hulle wedstryde gewen. Hier is hulle uitslae: James Nxumalo Agricultural 14-0; Felixton College 24-0; Eshowe High School 28-5 en Empangeni High School 36-0.
The hockey boys’ team was placed overall 3rd out of 9 participating schools. These are their results: John Ross 3 – 0; Waterford 2 – 0; Empangeni 1 – 0 and lost Eshowe 0 – 1. The team lost against Sarel Cilliers in the semi-final in a shoot-out. The boys then played Eshowe and won 3 – 1 which placed them 3rd in the festival.
Die hokkiemeisies het ook algeheel 3de geëindig. Die meisies het drie van hulle wedstryde gewen, een gelykop gespeel en twee verloor. Hier is hulle uitslae: Waterford 1 – 0; RBSC 1 – 0; Richardsbaai 3 – 0; Empangeni 0 – 0; Felixton, 0 – 1 en Eshowe 0 – 1. Baie dankie aan al die afrigters wat saamgegaan het en ons spelers wat hulle goed van hulle taak gekwyt het.
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, in die finaal van die Noord KwaZulu Natal liga gespeel. Hulle het reeds eenkeer hulle opponent, Hoërskool Ferrum, hierdie jaar geklop. Ferrum het die loot gewen en eerste gekolf. Hulle het 115/7 in hul 20 beurte aangeteken. VHS kolf daarna en haal toe die telling met 4 beurte en 5 paaltjies in die hand. VHS wen ons 3de agtereenvolgende liga vanaf 2015 – 2017.
Ons 2de span eindig vierde in hierdie liga. Baie geluk aan die senior krieketseuns en hulle afrigters met ‘n baie suksesvolle seisoen.
Our u/15 cricket boys also ended their season off on a high note. The boys also played in their league final – traveling to Dundee to take them on. Dundee batted first and good bowling from our lads restricted them to an achievable total. VHS easily won by 8 wickets. Congratulations and thank you to all involved for a great season.
Our soccer boys also played Ferrum High School and won 2 – 1. Well done boys.
Ons jaarlikse golfdag was op die 23 September gehou, in baie koel weerstoestande. Ten spyte van die weer was die gees van die deelnemers nie gedemper nie. Dit was ‘n dag van baie goeie golf en lekker saam kuier op die baan. Baie dankie aan die volgende borge wat so vrygewig gegee het: AT Moolman; BMG; NTT Toyota; Shellhein Farms; Volkswagen Mascor; AC Timbers; Q-Flash; JMR Trailors; FST Transport; FNB Commercial Banking; Build-It en Topsport. Sonder julle wonderlike bydrae sou die dag nie ‘n sukses gewees het nie. Baie geluk aan al die wenners en organiseerders van die dag.
Fourteen of our grade 9 learners participated in the SAICA (South African Institute of Chartered Accountants) Junior Accounting Olympiad and did phenomenally well.
Amkele Nkambule acieved 76% and was placed 10th in KwaZulu Natal from 901 participants.
Kyle Crous and Philasande Mbanjwa were both placed 18th overall. Congratulations to these learners, perhaps one of them is our future minister of finance.
Our annual cultural festival took place this week and as always, a great time was had by all. The learners showed up at the school dance in a variety of traditional wear on Thursday evening, where ‘Mr & Miss Culture’ were crowned.
On Friday, the learners (and teachers) had a colourful, fun filled day on the field with an obstacle course (designed by the learners themselves), 7-a-side rugby, netball and hockey played in register class groups. Plenty of fun was had by all. Thank you to Mr van den Heever and Mrs Nieuwenhuizen for the excellent organising and planning of this rainbow coloured event.
This has been an activity filled and achievement packed term – by the time this report reaches you, we will be one day away from a well-deserved holiday. We wish all our learners and staff a restful mini-break. When we return there is only one month until we start our final exam.
Your calm mind is the ultimate weapon against your challenges. So, relax – Bryant McGill.
Brightly coloured tekkies of students and teachers. Die week wat verby is, was ‘n redelike besige en vol gepakte week hier by Hoërskool Vryheid en die week wat kom is net so besig.
Ons is nie net besig om voor te berei vir die eksamen, wat volgende week begin nie, maar ons gaan ook bietjie laf raak en interessante dinge aanvang in die naam van geesvang vir ons krag meeting teen Hoërskool Pionier. Ons nooi graag die gemeenskap uit om die twee hoërskole te kom ondersteun hier by Hoërskool Vryheid, Saterdag, 3 Junie.
On Wednesday, 24 May, we played Netball against Inkamana and ACTS (Association for Christian Teachers and Students) hosted a free movie night in the lecture theatre.
About 60 learners arrived – popcorn, sweets and blankets in hand – to watch the very popular movie, ‘God’s Not Dead’. Thank you to Dizzy and Siya from Freedom Life Church for praying for and encouraging the learners who were touched by the message.
1st team 32 – 23 u/14 14 – 10
On Saturday, 27 May, our Interact community service group visited the SPCA to donate food and bowls, and also to play with the animals that need as much love as your pets at home. Thank you to the SPCA for everything they do on a limited budget.
We also played against Sarel Cilliers.
1st team 7 – 50
2nd team 0 – 24
u/16A 12 – 12
u/15A 6 – 17
u/14A 15 – 12
1st team 16 – 30
u/16A 17 – 15
u/16B 21 – 8
u/15A 19 – 11
u/15B 29 – 5
u/14A 11 – 20
u/14B 29 – 10
1st team 1 – 1
2nd team 0 – 2
u/16A 2 – 1
u/14A 1 – 0
1st team 1 -1
Chess 6 – 5
Lastly, we supported Tekkie Tax day on Friday and learners came adorned in comfortable and brightly coloured tekkies, all in support of a variety of noble causes.
We hope to see you all on Saturday in support of the green and gold.
If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you will find an excuse.
Applications for admission to VHS in 2018 close on Friday, 2 June 2017 at 12:00.
3 June Sport vs Pionier
9 June June exam starts
10 June Sport vs Pongola
Fun in the sun at the VHS fruit festival. The VHS library has undergone some refreshing changes under the new guidance of Ms. S. Harris. Ms. Harris has big dreams for the school’s library and has already made strides towards making the library an inviting place for learners to be. She has also made the library available for the learners before and after school.
Ms. Harris and her team of librarians have a long wish list for the library; they would like to upgrade the book collection and buy comfortable reading chairs, to name but a few. All of their wishes and dreams will obviously require funding. If you would like to get involved by donating to the cause or attend the Bookworm Ball, which is the library’s fundraising event, please contact the school or Ms. Harris directly.
On Thursday, 26 January, the learners had some good old sticky fun at the annual fruit festival and ended the day with the first school ‘sokkie’. This was a good event to show case that amidst all the hard academic work, we also take breaks and have fun. Our learners also took part in the athletics meeting at Pionier on Saturday, results pending.
- 3 Feb – Interskole atletiek
- 8 Feb – Aflosatletiekbyeenkoms
- 11 Feb – Athletics meeting (Piet Retief)
- 14 Feb – Valentines Dance
CULTURAL FESTIVAL AND SPORT!
On Wednesday, 24 August 2016, we hosted our first Choir and Band Cultural Festival where learners had the opportunity to display their musical talents. The other purpose of the evening was to honour and thank the sponsors who have generously supported the band with cash donations or discounts. The band now has a new uniform which means they look very neat and impressive whilst playing very well. The drum line of this band performed a solo which really impressed the audience. Our sincere thanks to all involved in coaching the band and the choir. To all the sponsors a big thank you for your generous contributions.
VHS 1st Team Cricket played a match against Ferrum last week. VHS batted first and scored 115 for 7 in their 20 overs. M Dedekind and C High were the best batsmen. Ferrum then batted and reached 86 for 7 in their 20 overs. The top VHS bowlers were R Niebuhr and I Niebuhr. VHS won the match with 26 runs. Well played gentlemen. We are very proud of you.
We also played tennis against Ferrum on Friday, 26 August 2016, and Ferrum won 11:8.
The 1st Team Soccer played on Thursday, 25 Auguast, against Mpofini, we lost by 5 goals.
The Grade 12 September trial examinations begin on Friday 02 September 2016 with the learners writing LO. We wish the Grade 12’s everything of the best with these examinations. We also remind that you are busy with the very important task of shaping your future. Prepare well!
1 Sept Gr11 Restaurantaand
SPORT AND CULTURE – DOING WELL!
We are very proud of our 7’s Rugby Team as they have had a very good season. We thank their dedicated coach Mr Sheldon van Zeeventer and their generous sponsor ‘Meatmasters’ who ensured that they looked very good while playing excellent rugby. Our sincere appreciation to ‘Meatmasters’ for their continued support of VHS.
Our tennis teams played against Newcastle High School on Friday, 19 August 2016. For the first time this season their opponents proved to be stronger and we lost 3 : 6. Despite being up against the very capable and experienced Newcastle teams, our player’s showed great enthusiasm and determination.
The First Boys’ Cricket team also played against Newcastle High School on Thursday, 18 August. VHS won the match with 55 runs. VHS batted first and scored 85 runs all out. The top batsmen were M Dedekind and K Meier. NHS then batted and were bowled out for 29. The leading bowler was Z Holliday with 5 wickets for 4 runs. Well played gentlemen!
On Monday, 16 August 2016, we hosted our annual ‘Poetry and Art Evening’. Learners’ own poetry is performed and their own art is displayed. We were amazed by the talent with words that many of the learners displayed. A special mention of the host Mzizi Mbatha, a very talented poet himself, who was the host of the evening. The ease and wit with which he performed his role as host shows that he is destined for a great future. Congratulations to all these learners who were willing to share a part of their souls with us.
Catia Marques took part in the Zululand Eisteddfod and achieved two A+ for ‘Vocal Solo Afrikaans With Sound-Track’. Congratulations Catia!
25 Aug Gr10 Restaurantaand
1 Sept Gr11 Restaurantaand