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 by our Gr 8 sokkie. Everybody that attended had a blast. We also had our first Blood drive for the year were all the seniors donated blood. We are proud of all of you for your selfless act. Vryheid High donated a total of 70 units. We hope we can build on this for the remaining blood drives. ‘n Besige week is agter die rug en die opkomende week is net so bedrywig met die interhuis swem en atletiek wat die week plaasvind. Ons wens almal ‘n geseënde week toe.
27th January, Wednesday – Inter house gala
31st January, Friday – Inter house athletics
31st January, Friday -Teacher team building weekend
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 Colloty, het ‘n uitstaande prestasie behaal deur om die vlak 3 noodhulp opleiding suksesvol te voltooi. Sy het hierdie kursus deur KwaZulu Private Training Academy Emergency Care gedoen van 18 – 22 Desember. Hierdie jonge dame kan nou saam met die nooddienste uitgaan no ongeluk tonele waar sy hulle mag bystaan. It truly is wonderful to know that our children are in safe hands.
On Tuesday, VHS held their interhouse athletics. Even though the electricity did not play along, King/Gray were victorious. Thank you to Mr Scholtz and his team for the arrangements.
Thursday saw the kids have fun with our annual fruit festival on the rugby field. The sticky children needed to have a shower before attending the sokkie the same evening. Thank you to all involved in the arrangements for this day that the kids enjoy.
Saturday a few of our learners participated in the Filidi Circuit Meeting held at Pionier High School. Leerders moet aan hierdie byeenkoms deelneem indien hulle wil kwalifiseer vir provinsiale kleure. The following learners have gone through to the Ulundi Meet. A great achievement indeed and we would like to congratulate them.
Shotput: Aaron Filter and Martin Jacobs (1st position); Mellisa Hibbert (2nd position)
Long jump: Mpilo Ngwenya and Zimele Zungu (1st position)
100m: Ndumiso Naywo, Zimele Zungu, and Snothile Sibiya (1st position);
Rivaldo Hughes (2nd position)
200m: Ndumiso Naywo (1st position); Siyanda Zulu and Amelisi Sibisi (2nd position)
400m: Kelvin Venter (1st position)
The Gifts of the Givers has launched a water campaign for the Western Cape. At VHS it is our honour to participate in this project and to give back to people who helped us in our hour of need. We request each family to donate a sealed 5 litre water. The water will be collected on Friday, 9 February.
- 10 Feb Piet Retief Athletics Meeting
- 14 Feb Valentines Dance
- 17 Feb Netball (Ferrum)
- Sarel Cilliers Rugbydag
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.
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