Mei maand het begin en die tweede kwartaal is in volle swang. Die sport hou ons besig en die eksamens is op die horison.
This term has been filled with long weekends and short weeks. Even though the weeks are short they are filled with activities.
We had the ACTS Easter performance last week that was made possible by our wonderful sponsor, Vryheid Meatmasters. Thank you for your devotion to our ACTS club.
The players used Tuesday to prepare for the matches against Landbou, Wednesday. The rugby, hockey, netball and chess had a chance to compete against Landbou. Our netball u/14 A won 21-0; u/15A won 21-7; 2nd team lost 12-14 and the first team lost 17-28. The hockey girls gave their all on the field. The u/14’s won 3-0 and the first team had an impressive score of 6-0. The rugby boys are showing that hard work and preserverence will pay off. The u/14’s lost 0-14; the u/15’s won 19-0; u/16’s won 12-5; the second team won 22-5 and the first team won 10-5. The chess made us proud with their 9-1 win.
Die hokkiemiesies was nie net Woensdag besig nie, maar hulle moes voorberei vir die spar toernooi wat op Saterdag 6 Mei plaasgevind het. Die spartoernooi is altyd ‘n lekker voorbereiding vir ander wedstryde, want die spelers kry die geleentheid om meer as een wedstryd te speel. Die meisies het gegaan om hulle harte uit te speel en dit is presies wat hulle gedoen het. Hulle het teen Hoërskool Dundee 1-0 gewen; Hoërskool Amajuba 1-0 gewen; Hoërskool Utrecht 2-0 gewen: St. Domonic’s 0-2 verloor, maar het ongelukkig in die semi-finaal vasgeval teen Hoërskool Ferrum en 0-3 verloor.
Dit is slegs die 2de week van die kwartaal, maar reeds is die dae gevul met verskeie aktiwiteite.
On Wednesday the 19th of April some of the teams played against St Dominics. The second team netball won 14-5 and the first team won 24-12. The hockey boys played hard but unfortunately lost 8-0. The chess won 7-3.
Die rugby seuns het Woensdag Noord-Natal proewe gespeel en 6 van die seuns het deurgedring na die volgende rondte. Ons wens die seuns sterkte toe in hulle volgende rondte proewe.
The ACTS group performed their yearly Easter performance from Friday to Thursday. They had the opportunity to perform for the school and various other primary schools in the vicinity. They gave their Easter message by singing and dancing to the glory of God.
Saterdag het VHS teen Hoërskool Amajuba gespeel. Die netball o/14 B het 10-12 verloor. Die 0/14 A span het 18-1 gewen. Die 2de span het 14-12 gewen en die eerstes het 20-15 gewen. Die 0/16 hokkiemeisies het 0-1 verloor en die eerste span het stof in hulle opponente se oë ingestof deur 5-2 te wen. Die seunshokkie het ook gewen met 2-0. Die skaak, wat ons altyd trots maak, het met `n uitstekende telling van 9-1 gewen.
Die eerste rugby seuns het 62-0 met Amajuba afgereken. Die seuns het hulle bloed, sweet en tokmerke op die veld gelos.
After a restful long weekend, there was an eventful week ahead of us at Vryheid High School. On Wednesday the 22nd of March we continued with our spirit week. The learners had to wear anything green and gold.
The u/16 and u/19 rugby boys traveled to Ferrum High School to play trials for the Northern Natal rugby squad. The boys were excited to have a week filled with rugby.
Donderdag het die gees hoog geloop by Hoërskool Vryheid, maar hoekom nie? Dis derby dag! VHS sien al so lank uit na die wedstryde. Dit is waarvoor ons almal oefen. Die hokkiemeisies se tellings was 0/14’s 0-8; o/16A 0-10; o/16B 0-8; 1ste span hokkiemeisies 1-6. Die 1ste seunshokkiespen het 1-0 gewen.
Die netbal meisies het hulle sweet en nerwe op die baan gelos en hulle tellings was: 0/14B 17-6; o/14A 10-12; o/15 13-23; o/16 17-15; 2des 10-23 en 1ste span 10-26.
The rugby has been the pride of VHS this week. For the first time in over 20 years, the rugby boys gave PHS a run for their money. The results were: u/14 won 32-24; u/15 won 21-3; u/16 27-15; 2nd won 8-7 and the 1st team drew 17-17. The boys gave everything on the field and they definitely are busy plucking the fruits of their hard work.
The ACTS club held a praise and worship session on Friday during the second break. This gives the learners the freedom to praise and worship with their peers. The Acts will also host a movie night on Wednesday the 29th of March at 17:45.
On Sunday the 26th of March the hockey and rugby teams are going on tour. The u/16 and 1st team rugby will be touring to Camp Discovery in Pretoria and the 1st team hockey girls will see their way to Volksrust. We wish them all the best.
Ons golf spelers het hierdie week hulle eerste wedstryd van die jaar gehad .
Ons is trots om te sien hoe ons golf span van krag tot krag groei.
VHS rugby kraai konings.
Vryheid High School participated in the Eshowe Winter Sports Tournament on the 11th of March held at Eshowe High School. The sun was shining in all its glory. After an extremely hot and exhausting day, the rugby boys were the ones to come out on top. The hockey boys had a difficult day, where they lost against Hoërskool Richardsbay, Empangeni High, and Sarel Cilliers. The Hockey girls won 2-0 against Waterford High, drew against Empangeni High School, and lost 0-1 against Hoërskool Richardsbay.
Netball is played in pool matches. Vryheid High played a total of 6 games and won against St Catherines but unfortunately lost the remaining 5 matches.
The rugby came out victorious with a gold medal on the day. Their games were Esikhaleni Development 28-0, John Ross 32-3, Eshowe 17-0, and drew against Sarel Cilliers 0-0. The boys went through to the final where they played against Empangeni High School and won 21-5.
Die Acts het ook hierdie week hulle tweede deel van ‘The Armour of God’ gewys waar hulle praat van hoe Hy, die Here, ons sal beskerm van die bose.Dit kyk ook na die uitdagings wat ons in ons daaglikse lewens ervaar en help die leerders om met die uitdagings tewerk te gaan.
The Interact club will also be selling raffle tickets for R30 to win an Easter hamper. All the money will go the Child Welfare. The winner of the raffle will be announced at the Paddadam market on the 1st of April.
The Interact club will also be selling raffle tickets for R30 to win an Easter hamper. All the money will go the Child Welfare. The winner of the raffle will be announced at the Paddadam market on the 1st of April.
Die kwartaaal is in volle swang, die graad agts raak gewoond aan die skool en die sportspanne het begin oefen. Die leerders oefen vir atletiek of hul gunsteling wintersport.
Akademie het ten volle begin en die leerders het reeds baie werk om te doen.
We have also started with our cultural events for the year. The choir has had auditions. The school play has started to rehearse, and the learners are excited to partake in all of the events that the school has to offer.
On the 27th of January, our athletes partook in Hoërskool Piet Retief`s athletics day. The athletes have the opportunity to showcase their talents and show the rest of us what they are made of. The most important part of athletics is self-discipline. You have to know what your abilities are and work on your own achievements. The following athletes placed in the first three positions: D de Beer, 2nd place in boys u/16 Long jump; T Dlamini 2nd place in boys u/17 800m; R Grobler 3rd place in boys u/17 800m; A Mbatha 2nd place in boys u/17 200m; A Nyandeni 2nd place boys u/17 400m. M Chetuku 1st place in girls u/14 400m; A Mbentse 3rd place in girls u/14 100m; U Ndlovu 3rd place in girls u/14 discuss; Z Wagner 1st place in girls u/ 14 Javelin and shotput. We are proud of the work these athletes put into their own achievements.
We are busy with our annual grade 11 Valentine’s Day sale. The grade 11’s are tasked with raising funds for the matric farewell and one of the biggest fundraisers is the Valentine`s Day sale. The rest of the school can buy a special gift for their Valentine, which will be handed out to the Valentine on Valentine’s Day.
Die matrieks is amper klaar, die graad elwe is in beheer en die skool is die week net so besig soos altyd. Dinsdag het die skaakspan, `n junior en `n senior netbalspan reggemaak om teen Inkamana kragte te meet. Die meisies het dit geniet om op `n ander tyd as die gewone netbal te speel. Die skaakspan het 7-3 gewen. Die netbal het een gemengde o/14 en o/15 span en `n o/16 en o/17 span bymekaargemaak. Die junior span het 28-3 gewen en die senior span het 25 -15 gewen.
On Wednesday the 1st cricket team prepared to play against St Dominic’s after school. The boys played hard: caught a few difficult catches, bowled some precision balls, and faced the ball with utter confidence. Unfortunately, after a long day of playing the boys ended up drawing with St Domonic’s.
Die meisieskrieket span het donderdag teen Hoërskool Pionier krieket gespeel, die meisies het soos die seuns met alles binne hulle gespeel maar het ongelukkig vasgeval met 89 lopies.
The soccer teams had a busy day on Thursday, they played against Dundee High School. The players have been preparing for the games and have been playing so well. They are running faster, blocking better, and kicking harder. The first team boys lost 3-2, the second team boys drew 2-2 and the first team girls drew 1-1.
The soccer teams and girls’ cricket teams’ days did not end there, they came off the bus and went straight to the spring sokkie, where the rest of the school was celebrating the start of spring. The learners danced the night away.
The 7`s rugby boys got onto the bus early Friday morning to play at the High School Trio 7’s tournament in Kroonstad. The boys were so excited to be playing a tournament of this magnitude. The results were: lost 22-14 against Hoërskool Voortrekker Bethlehem, won 36-5 against Hoërskool Henneman, won 38 – 0 against Hoërskool Marquad. They went through to the cup quarter-final where they won 7-5 against Hoërskool Landboudal. They then played the cup semi-final against Horskool Goudveld where they drew 14-14 but went through to the finals on the first try-scored rule. They met Welkom Gymnasium in the final where they lost 38-0. Well done to these boys for their prestigious achievement.
Die o/15 seuns se uitslae: verloor 38-5 teen Hoërskool Trio, wen 22-5 teen Hts Welkom, verloor 17-0 teen Hoërskool Lanboudal. Hulle behaal die plaat finaal waar hulle 22-12 verloor.
Hierdie week was die netbal behoorlik in die lig by Hoërskool Vryheid.
Die Zululand netbal proewe is te Hoërskool Vryheid gehou om Woensdag die 18de April. Die o/12 en 13 meisies het reeds om 10:00 hul staal begin wys.
Die 0/14 en 15 meisies was om 12:00 aan die beurt en die 0/16’s, 0/17’s en 18’s was om 14:00 aan die beurt. Die meisies het hulle alles gegee en hulle harte tussen die 4 lyne gelos. Die volgende meisies het die 0/14 span behaal: Charlotte Mlotshwa; Olwethu Ntuli; Simphiwe Ndaba en Asibonge Mpanza.
Die o/15 dogters is: Keara Robson; Thando Mdlalose; Murendeni Phaswana en Senamile Khanyile. Die o/16 dogters: Amahle Dladla, Thembelihle Ntshangase; Buhle Madonsela en Aphile Zulu. Die o/17 dogters: SK Mkhwanazi; Amore Grobler en Mandisa Jele .
By die o/18 dogters het Mukelwe Sibiya die span gemaak. Ons is ongelooflik trots op ons mesisies wat die Zululand span gemaak het en ons wens hulle sterkte toe vir die volgende rondte in Durban.
The other sports codes used the time they had to prepare for the upcoming fixtures. It has been difficult to get into the correct rhythm with rain disrupting practices and long weekends shortening the practice time within the week.
The learners are busy attending extra classes on a weekly basis. Each day of the week the senior learners have extra lessons that are given by their subject teachers. These extra classes are to make sure that the senior learners are properly prepared for their exams and that they have the necessary subject knowledge to ensure that their academics are kept up to standard.
Ons het die kwartaal op ‘n hoë noot afgesluit. Die eerstespan meisieshokkie het deelgeneem aan die Amajuba Sportweek wat deur Hoërskool Volksrust aangebied is.
In die oggende was daar hokkie-klinieke aangebied deur oud-springbok spelers en -afrigters. Die meisies het die geleentheid gekry om in die middae wedstryde te speel waar hulle twee wedstryde gewen het en twee verloor het.
There was a prizegiving on Wednesday the 23rd of March where Siphokazi Zulu, the team’s goalie, was awarded the most promising goalkeeper for the tournament. The team was awarded the most improved team of the tournament. It was a fun-filled week for the girls and they had to be back at school for their last few days.
The traffic department visited the school on Friday 25 March where they educated the learners about road safety and proper road use. The traffic officers are on a mission to visit all the Vryheid schools and educate the children on proper road use and safety.
Die netbal het Sondag, 27 Maart op die bus geklim na Camp Discovery, net buite Pretoria. Die meisies het bekendes soos Bok van Blerk gewaar terwyl hulle nog slapend vir hulle kos gewag het. Die paar dae was propvol leergeleenthede en wedstryde. Jenny van Dyk, Tuks Netbal se Afrigter, het die toernooi behartig en haar kennis gedeel met die spelers en die afrigters. Die spelers en die afrigters het ongelooflik baie geleer en dit het die meisies die geleentheid gebied om as ;n span saam te groei.
The girls played matches throughout the tournament from which they won two matches and lost two. On the last day, they also had the opportunity to share the court with the Tuks players.
Die o/14 en o/15 rugbyspanne het aan die Pionier- rugbyweek deelgeneem. Daar het die seuns kragte gemeet teen skole soos Hoërskool Dundee, Hoërskool Richardsbaai, Hoërskool Pionier en Hoërskool Wilgerivier.Die o/15 seuns het twee wedstryde gewen en een verloor en die o/14 seuns het een wedstryd gewen en twee verloor.
The following players were awarded as players of their respective matches: Zander Steenkamp, Kwanele Shangase, and Ntsika Ntanzi.
Congratulations to all the teams with their excellent results on tour and good luck for the upcoming season.
Verlede naweek het die skool se hokkie, rugby en netbal eerste spanne deelgeneem aan die Eshowe toernooi in Eshowe.
Die verskillende skole het uitspeelrondes teen mekaar gespeel en het uiteindelik semi finale en finale gespeel. Die netbalspan het algeheel 6de geeïndig. Die rugby het in die finale kragte gemeet teeh Vryheid Landbou, maar het ongelukkig net-net die goud gemis. Die seunshokkie het algeheel 4de geeïndig, maar die hokkiemeisies se uitslae was op almal se tonge. Hulle het in die uitspeel rondtes al die wedstryde gewen en kragte gemeet teen Empangeni Hoër in die finaal. Die finaal het meer as een naelbyt oomblik gehad. Die wedstryd het in `n strafdoel uitskiet geeiïndig waar albei die spanne 5 kanse gekry het om die bal in die doelhok in te slaan. Na die uitskiet was die spanne steeds gelyk op, daarna het die wedtryd beweeg na `n finale uitskiet waar die meisies van Vryheid Hoër koning gekraai het.
On Monday, 14 March the rugby second teams got the opportunity to play some friendly practice games against Vryheid Landbou. This was an opportunity for children to play a game who do not always get the chance to play.
The Department of Health held a vaccination drive on Friday where they came to the school to vaccinate the children whose parents gave permission for their children to get vaccinated. They set up quickly in the hall and started calling the learners. The day was extremely efficient and well planned.
Die week was `n rustiger week by Hoërskool Vryheid.
Daar is gefokus op akademie en die leerders het herstel van verlede naweek se kragmeting teen Empangeni Hoër. Die dag het begin met mistigheid op die bus en die leerders het geweet dat hulle alles sal moet gee as hulle die dag op n suksesvolle noot wil eindig. Die sport resultate was as volg: Die hokkie se eerste span seuns verloor 2-1; die eerste span meisies wen 2-0; o/16 hokkie meisies wen 3-2 en die o/14 hokkie meisies verloor 2-1. Netbal: Eerste span verloor 13-16; 2de span verloor 8-8; o/16A verloor 10-9; 0/16B speel gelykop, 7 elk; o/15 A wen11-6; o/15 B wen15-8 en die o/14A span verloor 6-5. Die rugby: Eerste span verloor 12-3; tweede span wen 10-5 ; o/16 wen 32-0; o/15 verloor 12 -0 en die o/14 span wen 24-12.
Our Eco-Club does not only want to save the planet, but they want to ensure that the school has enough benches for the ever-growing number of learners. On Friday afternoon the Eco-Club collaborated with the Interact club to build eco bricks. These “eco-bricks” are strong enough to use as bricks to build houses with. How does one build an “eco-brick”? With a 2-litre bottle and recyclable materials. You use the recyclable material to stuff the 2-litre bottle. It can take up to 2 weeks to gather enough plastic and other materials to make sure that you have your brick stuffed tight enough. We are so proud of these learners that take the time out of their weekend to make sure that they do their part for the planet. We are waiting in anticipation to see what they are creating with the new set of “eco-bricks”.
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.
Sport is in volle swang by Vryheid Hoër hierdie week. Ons rugby seuns het die vorige Saterdag, 19 Februarie 2022 aan die Sarel Cilliers Rugbydag deelgeneem.
Ons kan nie meer trots wees op ons seuns se prestasies nie. Hulle het hulle harte op die rugbyveld uitgespeel.
Our chess players also had a busy week. They had a friendly match against Vryheid Comprehensive and Vryheid Landbou. Our chess players have had to practice to make sure that each move they make is a very strategic one.
Wednesday,23 February called for a lot of fun. The spirit of the learners could be seen and heard even before school. Not only did we have Chess against Vryheid Landbou but we also had a sports fixture at Landbou. For some of the teams, this would be our very first sports fixture and the players could not wait for the bell to ring at 14:00.
What made the day even more exciting and built on our school spirit was that we had an “everything but a school bag challenge”. The learners were able to bring anything except their school bags. We saw some creative schoolbags coming out. Learners brought anything from a plastic bag to a mini-fridge, we even saw fishing nets and got a chance to meet a bird called Bluey.
Die klok het gelui en die leerders het sou gou as moontlik by die busse uitgekom. Die opgewondenheid om sport te gaan speel het deur die gange weergalm. Die netbal meisies het verdedig, die hokkie meisies het gehardloop en die rugby seuns het drieë gedruk. Hoërskool Vryheid het beïndruk en die volgende uitslae is behaal: Die 1ste span hokkie meisies het 2 – 0 gewen. Die netbal uitslae: O/14‘s wen 16 – 5; O/15’s wen 9 0; 2de span wen 11 -10 en die eerste span meisies wen 15 -11. Die rugby seuns: O/14’s wen 24 – 10; 0/15’s wen 31 – 5; O/16’s wen 21 – 7; 2de span wen 24- 5 en die 1ste span seuns het gelykop gespeel 12 elk.
On Friday the 15th of February we closed off the week in a special way. ACTS (Association for Christian Teachers and Students) had a very successful praise and worship meeting on Friday during the second break. The meeting both started and ended with praise and worship. The learners were very enthusiastic and raised the roof with both songs. Kwazi Dlamini from Freedom Life Church delivered a message titled “Feels and Reals” where he encouraged learners to seek the truth and base their decisions on what the book of truth, the Bible, says.
Ons het ook die voorreg gehad om `n nuwe personneellid te verwelkom. Baie welkom aan mnr Juandre Coetzee. Ons hoop jy het ‘n ongelooflike reis by VHS en dat jou tyd hier net geluk en vreugde sal bring.
The perfect balance of academics, sport and fun was had this week.
We started off with first team netball trials on Saturday, 22 January. The girls were eager and excited to get on the court again. They played their hearts out and persevered on the court.
Die jaarlikse atletiekbyeenkoms is op Dinsdag, 25 Januarie 2022 gehou. Die leerders was uit hul vel uit om `n jaar af te skop met ‘n gevoel dat dinge dalk weer terugkeer na normaal kan terug keer. Die leerders het die oggend begin met geesvang en die matriek leerders het die baan geopen met `n gejuig. Die leerders het met vuur en vlam die baan en veld items voltooi. Die matrieks het die meeste gemaak van die dag, hulle het aan al die items probeer deelneem met die wete dat dit dalk die heel laaste keer kan wees wat enige van hulle op die atletiekbaan te siene gaan wees.
Wednesday, the 26th of January the learners enjoyed the fruit festival. The weather allowed for a waterslide and learners smearing one another with some soft pieces of watermelon. They had to hurry up and change because the grade 8 Sokkie was up next. Eskom tried to dampen the mood, but VHS learners know how to entertain. It is important for new grade 8’s to feel like they are part of something and the first two weeks at school are used to make them feel at home. Welcome, grade 8’s, you are now officially part of the VHS family.
Die dag waaroor elke rugby seun droom het Donderdag, 27ste Januarie aangebreek: Eerste span rugby proewe. Was die vakansie se oefening goed genoeg? Weet ek nog hoe om `n bal te vang na amper twee jaar van min of geen sport? Sal ek kan hardloop na Dinsdag se atletiek? Dit is ‘n paar vrae wat voor die proewe in die seuns rondgemaal het.
Die graad 8’s is verwelkom, sport spanne is gekies, akademie het begin. Nou is ons gereed om hierdie jaar by die horings aan te pak.
We were blessed with yet another busy week. Not a single day was wasted. We would like to congratulate the following learners that have made it to the final rounds of trials:
U/14 Zululand team
Keara Robson, Senamile Khanyile, Bongimfundo Cele.
u/15 Zululand team
Amahle Dladla, Aphile Zulu, Thembelihle Ntsangase, Buhle Madonsela.
U/17 Zululand team
Carmen Barsdorf, Nina Terblanche, Mukelwe Sinokuthula.
U/19 Zululand team
Zetty Jele, Thandeka Nxumalo.
U/16 Zululand team
u/18 Zululand team
Arno Ferreira, Joshua Robinson, Leo Mattison, Nkosepayo Ngema.
We wish all our sports stars the best of luck for the next round. The school also had our first Blood Bank for the year and managed to produce 70 units of blood. We hoped to end our busy week with a full winter sports fixture against Ermelo High School but was unfortunately called off. We are grateful for the week and can only hope for another week packed with activities.
The first week of the term is behind us and not a moment was wasted. We returned on Monday and were welcomed back with our first winter sport fixture against Piet Retief High School.
The learners were thrilled to step into the competitive arena again after such a long layoff from the sports fields. On Wednesday the rugby boys, netball girls, and hockey girls took part in their first round of trials. The rugby boys made us proud, as thirteen boys have been selected to form part of the NKZN squad.
On Thursday we had a chance to gather our breaths, as Friday we welcomed back our full complement GR 10’s and Gr 11’s for the first time since the first lockdown. We also had our first golf league tournament in Dundee. On Saturday we welcomed Empangeni to our fields for a full day of winter sport fixtures.
We are truly thankful to be able to finish a week like we had; as we know not a single day of interacting with another can be taken for granted. We look forward to another jam packed week.
Zander van Greuning most certainly could not have been more delighted with the relaxing of the restrictions, as he has recently been crowned the South African freshwater angling champion. Results
We all feel restricted in our movements and feel caged in during the pandemic. As the restrictions have relaxed, it has allowed us to do what we love once again, to a certain extent.
We would also like to congratulate the following learners who took part in the De Beers English Olympiad: E. Varghese, M. Patel, A. Shae and R. Naidoo.
They all received bronze certificates. Our learners are doing what they can, with what they have, where they are and we as a school couldn’t be more proud.
The secret to being miserable is to have the leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not, so keep busy.
Our VHS learners have no time to be miserable with our sport program and school societies.
The ACTS group ran a 4-week Bible study on “God is….”. About 40 learners ranging from Grade 8 to Grade 12 attended and took part in the discussions.
VHS has started an Eco Club, the aim of which is “to do our bit for the environment and help save our planet”. Currently, the Eco Club members are hard at work in the recycling room, sorting white paper, cardboard and plastic. Flip files, plastic sleeves and ring files are recycled back to those learners who cannot afford to buy new stationery.
The members are also making eco-bricks. These will be used for the construction of benches which the learners will be able to make use of during break-times.
Die wintersport program is sterk aan die gang met ons 1ste rugby span wat maandag kragte gemeet het teen Kearsney College. Saterdag het ons meisies aan die Spar hokkie toenooi deelgeneem, terwyl die res van die wintersport spanne na Empangeni vertrek het. Vryheid Hoërskool het met ‘n handvol wenne huis toe gegaan.
- Monday 02/03: GR12 Hamlet show in Dundee
- Tuesday 03/03: English Olympiad
- Wednesday 04/03: Winter sport vs Amajuba (home)
- Saturday 07/03: Rugby vs Michaelhouse (away)
- Boys hockey Spar Challenge (St doms)
The winter sport season has started and players and coaches alike had a jam-packed week.
The school closed at 12 o’clock on Thursday and all the sporting codes travelled to Piet Retief. Some teams had a full match, some had half a match and others had no match. The day had to be called off due to bad weather. Not all was lost for the week’s sporting fixtures as the rugby boys took part in the Sarel Cillers rugby day and the boys hockey measured themselves against the talent that Northern Natal had to offer at the Ferrum Panarotti’s sport day.
We sent five rugby sides to Glencoe and came home with four wins. By Vryheid Hoërskool hou ons van n goeie balaans met akademie en sport. Die top tien presteerders van elke graad was Maandag aangekondig. Geluk aan al ons leerders wat die top tien behaal het.
Ons top presteerders in elke graad is as volg:
- Graad 9: Faria Paruk
- Graad 10: Bianka Hellberg
- Graad 11: Tahira Sheik
- Graad 12: Medinah Khan
- 29th February: Winter sport fixture vs Empangeni (away)
Our 1st rugby team found time in between their gruelling practice schedule to make a difference in our community.
The 1st rugby team has taken it upon themselves to uplift our community by offering their time for community service, together making a difference locally. We do not just aim at making a difference locally, but also aim at making a difference globally.
Vryheid High making an impact locally and abroad
Love was in the air this week at Vryheid High as we celebrated Valentine’s Day with a sokkie under the stars. Vryheid High always have learners taking part in the Midmar Challenge. This year was no exception as C. Henstock and B. Hellberg completed the mile under difficult conditions.
Luthando Sithole was chosen by the United Nations Health Organisation to represent South Africa in Indonesia. Luthando was one of only two representatives chosen from South Africa. Luthando made such an impact at the conference that UNICEF have selected him to represent them at the next conference in Thailand. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.”
Baie geluk aan ons netbal dogters wat die eerste rondte proewe gemaak het: S. Mkhwanazi, A. Grobler, B Madonsela, S. Ntshangase, T. Ntshangase, L. Moloi, P.Matlala, C. Barsdorf, N. Tereblanche, M. Hibbert, L. Dlamini, Z. Knoetze, Z. Mbatha en J. Spies.
Thursday, 20th February: Piet Retief Winter sport fixture
Saturday, 22nd February: Sarel Cillers Rugby Day
Monday, 24th February: Rugby vs Kearsney
Fun at the relay night
Vryheid High once again hosted the ever popular relay night meeting. This was the 16th relay night and it just gets better every year. A total of seven schools participated this year.
Unfortunately Piet Retief High School could not make it due to the strikes in Paulpietersburg. The spectators were treated to a spectacle as the athletes came to the party. The schools placed as follows: 1st Pionier, 2nd Vryheid High, 3rd Ferrum, 4th Dundee, 5th Vryheid Landbou, 6th Inkamana and 7th Sarel Cillers.
Ons atlete het ook Saterdag vroeg na Piet Retief vertek vir hulle Goue Medalje byeenkoms, gelik aan W. Mathe (2 goud), A. Mbatha (1 silwer) , J van Eck (1 silwer en brons) en M. Sibisi (1 brons). Die wintersport kruip al hoe nader en almal is opgewonde vir die seisoen. Die 1 ste hokkie span wil net dankie se aan Empire Dairy en Ashila Building and Civils vir hulle borg aan die 1ste dogtershokkiespan.
Thursday, 13t February: Valentines sokkie (Picnic under the stars)
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 batted first and put 56 runs on the board and followed this up with a tight bowling performance as Ferrum ended 3 runs short. Well done on a superb team effort.
Woensdag, 24 Julie het die o/15 krieketseuns tuis teen Sarel Cilliers gespeel en met 5 paaltjies verloor. Zander van Greunen was die beste kolwer met 69 lopies van 59 balle terwyl Jayden van Eck die beste bouler was met 3 paaltjies vir 17 lopies. Die 1ste span het eerste geboul teen Sarel Cilliers waarop Sarel 102 lopies aangeteken het. Die beste bouler was Kyle Meier met JD Hatting die beste kolwer. VHS teken 92 lopies aan en verloor met 10 lopies. Donderdag, het die 2de span teen Dundee gespeel en met 6 paaltjies verloor. Leo Mattison het ‘n goeie 51 lopies gemaak met al die boulers wat hulle uitstekend van hulle taak gekwyt het.
On Saturday, 27 July the Sevens rugby team competed in the Clifton‘s Tournament and were a force to be reckoned with and carry the VHS banner high. Well done, boys!
3 Aug Cricket u/15 vs Ladysmith (Away)
Cricket 2nd vs Sarel Cilliers (Home)
Cricket 1st vs Ferrum 2nd
5-7 Aug School House Rock (Concert)
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 for the upcoming winter games.
PHOTO: L-R: Elvin Varghese, Thabang Zulu, Nsuku Msimango, Mpendulo Nkosi, Lwazi Sibisi and Sphetho Mncube
On Saturday, 3 May VHS had matches against Sarel Cilliers. Although the day started on a chilly note, it warmed up literally and figuratively. Our teams did well and we are proud of them.
Die netbalspanne het die volgende uitslae bereik: o/14A wen 20-1 , o/14B wen 9-6, o/15A wen 11-7, o/15B wen 20-7, o/16 verloor 18-23, 2de wen 18-13 en die 1ste wen 32-24. Baie geluk meisies!
The rugby boys had mixed results. The u/14 and u/16 teams win with 7-0 and 24-17 respectably with the u/15, 2nd and 1st teams losing their matches. The 1st team lost by only 1 point.
Die hokkie meisies het gemengde welslae gehad met die o/14 wat verloor, die o/16 wat gelykop speel en die 2de wat wen met 1-0. Die hokkieseuns het gewen 3-1.
The 1st hockey girls participated in the Spar Hockey festival. The girls played four matches, beating Newcastle 1-0, drawing with Dundee and Pionier and losing against St Dominics. VHS was placed fifth overall. Well done, girls! Thank you to Mrs Verster and Mr van den Berg for accompanying them.
Congratulations to the following learners for their achievements within their sport fields. Ndumiso Nyawo and Andi Niebuhr are going through to the final KZN rugby trails while Nikita Hughes was selected for the u/14 Inland Netball Training Squad.
11 Mei Sport vs Dundee (Away)
15 Mei Sport vs St Dominics (Home)
18 Mei Sport vs Pionier (Tuis)
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 their annual Easter performance, which was performed not only for VHS learners, but also for neighbouring schools: NRS, Michaelis and VPP.
The Easter performance included the gospel choir, led by Ms Dlamini, the dance group dancing to songs: “God’s not Dead, Live with Abandon” and the one that got all the kids dancing “Follow the Leader”, as well as a powerful drama portraying the struggle between Satan and Jesus and the ultimate victory of Christ as He rose from the dead. Phumelele Mncube, a grade 12 learner, preached the true message of Easter. The performance emphasized the fact that God can be praised through singing and dancing. ACTS would like to thank Vryheid Meatmasters for their generous support of t-shirts for all ACTS members.
Die 1ste netbalspan wil graag die volgende borge bedank vir hierdie jaar se netbaltoerusting en wedstryduniform. Ons waardeer dit opreg: Pick-n-Pay/ Oasis, Mr Matata, Cox en Vennote, Mnr en Mev Knoetze, Screenworks, Toyota, DLV en PSG.
Op 1 Mei, gaan die volgende seuns die verskillende o/16 en o/18 rugbyspanne verteenwoordig. As skool is ons baie trots op hierdie seuns se sportmansgees en harde werk. In die o/16 span: Martin Jacobs, Vuoy Mdletshe, Leo Mattison, Josh Robinson, Langa Mtshali en Nkasephayo Ngema. In die o/18 span: Yenzeka Mkawazi, Andi Niebhur, Mhlengi Hlatshwayo, Amahle Dlamini, Siya Sibiya, Ndumiso Nyawo en Khaya Khuzwayo.
On 9 April, ten of our learners travelled to Hoërskool Richardsbay to participate in the Public Speaking Competition. It is with great proud that we congratulate Faria Paruk, Zimele Mnguni, Kwanele Ndlovu, Kwandi Nkosi and Abdulla Jasaf who were selected to participate in the final round in August. It is amazing to see how well prepared and enthusiastic these learners are.
4 MEI Wintersport vs Sarel Cilliers (Tuis)
9 MEI Restaurant Evening Gr 11
11 MEI Wintersport vs Dundee (Away)
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 15-21, die 2de speel gelykop met 13 elk en beide die o/16 A en B spanne verloor. Die o/15 span verloor ook, maar die o/14 wen 12-6.
The rugby boys really showed some heart and won nearly all their matches. Their results were as follows: 1st team wins 45-13, 2nd team wins 44-0, u/15 team 26-17 and u/16 team 27-0 both win their matches as well. The u/14A draw with 12 each with the u/14B losing 27-5.
Die hokkiebokkies het regtig verseker dat al die toeskouers hulle naels afkou met beide die 1ste en 2de spanne wat gelyk op speel met 0 elk. Die o/16 wen hulle wedstryd met 3-1 terwyl die o/14 gelykop speel met 1 elk. Welgedaan, meisies.
The hockey boys were a force to be reckoned with by beating Empangeni 1st team 3-1 with the 2nd team drawing 0 each. It just shows that our boys know how to hit a ball and defend their goal!
1 MRT Boys Hockey St Dominics
9 MRT Eshowe Sportdag
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 Maritzburg College XV
The netball girls travelled to Newcastle but could not play due to the weather. On 5 March, the netball teams will be hosting their second colour run at the golf club. So keep that white shirt ready and come be sprinkled in colour!
The Interact has started the year with various projects. The first project is “His Caring Angel” project where the learners are asked to donate baby products and clothes. Another exciting development is that the Dundee Rotary Club want to become involved with our Interact. There will be an information evening in the kiosk on Thursday, 21 February at 17:30 for 18:00. All are welcome to attend.
- 23 FEB Sport vs Empangeni (Tuis)
- 1 MRT Boys Hockey St Dominics
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 volg: Piet Retief, Pionier, Ferrum, Vryheid Hoërskool, Vryheid Landbou, Dundee, Inkamana en Sarel Cilliers.
Congratulations to Manelisi Sibisi (u/17) who won the 100m sprint at Ulundi on 9 February with a winning time of 10:93 seconds.
Op 9 Februarie het van ons leerders deelgeneem aan die Golden Medal Athletics in Piet Retief. Wandile Mathe (u/14) win gold in the 100m, 200m and 400m. Duemarie Swart (o/17) wen goud in diskus.
Over the weekend, the VHS ladies attended a staff development weekend. Thank you to the Life Science department for the amazing arrangements and beautiful venue chosen. The ladies developed a closer and more powerful relationship.
- 14 Feb Valentines Dance
- 16 Feb Netball Tournament (Newcastle)
- 16 Feb Sarel Cilliers Rugbydag
- 20 Feb KZN Development Rugby
- 23 Feb Sport vs Empangeni (Home)
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 Grey-King, Van Riebeeck en Retief teen mekaar meegeding in die water. Tussen die ervare swemmers wat 400m (16 lengtes) geswem het en die wat vir die eerste keer deelgeneem het, het almal ‘n medalje verdien.
Die bordjie skop en binneband items het vir groot pret en plesier gesorg. Geluk aan Grey-King wat as wenners aangewys is. Die volgende kinders het trofeës verower: Junior Victrix – Bianka Hellberg; Junior Victor – Xander Richards; Senior Victrix – Kirsten Hellberg en Senior Victor – JD Hattingh en Morné Odendaal. Baie dankie aan Mnr Moolman en sy span vir al die reëlings.
On Thursday, 24 January, the houses competed against each other on the athletics track. The spirit on and off the track was maintained and encouraged by the grade 12 learners. These children provided some good laughs between their creative outfits and continuous participation.
Yusaf Khan wowed the crowd with his high jump abilities clearing 1.73m before declaring defeat. Well done to Jaden van Eck and Melissa Hibbert on improving the records in the 300m hurdles and shotput. As always the 100m and relay races had the crowd on their feet. The children enjoyed it when the head leaders competed with the teachers in a relay race! Congratulations to Van Riebeeck who were the victors of the day!
The following learners received trophies: Junior Victrix – Pleasure Matlala; Junior Victor – Jayden van Eck; Senior Victrix – Melissa Hibbert; Senior Victor – Khaya Khuzwayo and Athlete of the day – Melissa Hibbert. Melissa Hibbert (shotput) and Jayden van Eck (300m hurdles) broke records. Thank you to Mr Scholtz and his team for a well-organised and enjoyable day.
Vrydag, 25 Januarie het 36 van ons atlete deelgeneem aan die Filidi Distrik kompetisie. VHS wag nog vir die uitslae en sal op ‘n latere stadium meer hieroor sê.
Save the date: VHS Netball’s second colour run is being held on 5 March at the Vryheid Country Club.
- 5 Feb Blood donating
- 6 Feb VHS Athletics Relay Meeting
- 9 Feb Piet Retief Athletics Meeting
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 champions winning all three of their matches. A big thank you to Mr Boock and his team for a well organised and enjoyable festival.
The Vryheid High girls lost two matches and won one. Highlights from the tournament included 81 runs for Kayla High against Felixton, a 50 run partnership for Michelle Meier and Chloé Henstock against Pongola and 3 wickets in an over for Nadia Hariri.
Die eerste seunskrieketspan het ook hierdie vakansie aan die Weston Krieketfees deelgeneem. Hulle het 5 uit 7 van hulle wedstryde gewen en is beloon met die puntetrofee.
Cara Klingenberg represented Vryheid High at the SA National School Equestrian show in Kyalami held from 3-6 October 2018. Cara and her horse, Bakgat Juror, came first in Dressage, elementary- medium. Her hard work earned her a gold medal.
- 22 OCT NSC Exam Start
- 29 OCT Gr 8 – 11 Final Examination Start
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 die spelers wat aan die Vryheid Distriksproewe deelgeneem het. Die volgende spelers is gekies vir die NKZN-tennisspanne: Michelle Meier, Lisa Steffenson, Leon Erasmus, Anja Eckhardt en Carmen Barsdorf. Baie geluk aan Pionier en Michaelis se spelers wat ook hul NKZN-kleure ontvang het.
The cricket boys also travelled to Newcastle to play against St Dominics and Newcastle High on 12 September. The 2nd team lost against St Dominics with 6 wickets while the u/15s beat Newcastle High with 30 runs.
On Thursday, 13 September the soccer boys played an away game against St Dominics. The boys played valiantly but had to bow down to the stronger team.
Both the hockey and netball teams are holding fundraisers and they need your support. On 26 September there will be a sport trivia contest held at school. Come and join in the fun and strut your stuff. On 24 October there will be a colour run, so book the date and come brighten your day. Contact the school for more details.
24 Sept ERFENISDAG
27 Sept Trial examination ends
28 Sept Skool sluit
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 Madonsela of Izicathulo Civil and Construction for this generous sponsorship.
Die laaste 2 weke het VHS heelwat krieketwedstryde gespeel. Teen Newcastle kolf ons eerste en teken 123 lopies aan. Newcastle word uitgeboul vir 68 lopies. VHS wen die wedstryd met 55 lopies.
Die 0/15 krieket (seuns) wen Dundee met 70 lopies.
Verlede week het die rugbyseuns aan ‘n sewes-toernooi in Durban deelgeneem. Die 0/15 span wen die Skild-trofee en die 0/18 span eindig 8ste. Die hoogtepunt vir die seuns was om die Shark- en die Springbokwedstryd by te woon.
35 van ons leerders het deelgeneem aan die Wêreld Kennis Olimpiade. Geluk aan die volgende top presteerders per graad:
Graad 12: Benjamin Chukwu; Graad 11: Sihawukele Myeni en Aliya Paruk; Graad 10: Uziar Cassim; Graad 9: Leo Mattison en Graad 8: Mariam Methar.
Sihawukele and Aliya will share the 2018 World Knowledge floating trophy as the top achievers in VHS. Congratulations to all the learners who participated in this Olympiad.
- 30 Aug Gr 12 Restaurant Evening
- 1 Sept Cricket 1st vs Ferrum
- Cricket 2nd vs Ladysmith Secondary
- Cricket u/15 vs Ferrum
- Cricket Girls vs Pionier
- Soccer vs Dundee (Away)
- Tennis St Dominics venue (FHS, SC, NHS)
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)
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 (u/17) and Mieke van der Walt (u/15) were both selected for the KZN netball teams. The following boys were selected for various senior NKZN rugby teams: Andi Niebhur, Kelson Lemmon-Warde, Jarred Forster, Letho Mthethwa, Lwazi Mdlalose, Qwawe Nxumalo, Sandile Zwane, Siya Sibiya, Khaya Khuzwayo, Khetokhule Mpontshane, Yenzeka Mkwanazi, Manelisi Sibisi and Mnotho Mathe.
TWK was die trotse borg van die eerste netbalspan. As blyk van waardering oorhandig die span ‘n collage van aksiefoto’s aan Mnr Anton Lombaard. Baie dankie vir die borg van hul netbalklere, sakke, waterbottels en opwarmingshemde.
- 9 Aug National Woman’s Day
- 10 Aug School Holiday
- 11 Aug Cricket 1st vs St Dominics
- Cricket 2nd vs Landbou
- Cricket u/15 vs Ladysmith
- Soccer vs Amajuba
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 haar SA Skole Netbal toer te begin. Mieke is verkies tot die u/15 Dolphin Netbalspan en is verkies as mede kaptein. KZN travelled to Boksburg, Gauteng to compete against the other 8 provinces as well as Namibia. The prestigious event was held at EG Jansen High School. Na ‘n harde 4 dae van bloed sweet wedstryde teen die ander provinsies, het die spelers en afrigters dit eens: dit was ‘n wonderlike ervaring en ‘n goeie voorbereiding vir 2019 netbalseisoen.
Linamandla Mngomezulu played for the KZN Inland Country Districts u/18 team who finished 3rd at their tournament.
Kyle Crous attended the u/14 North Regional IPT as an umpire where he blew a semi-final and was awarded a Mini-level 1 grading.
Saskia Hibbert as part of the Eastern Province Invitational hockey team travelled to Hilton College on the South African Country District hockey tour from 23 – 30 June. Their team achieved a third position in their pool with Saskia declared Man of the Match.
From 1 – 7 July, Owami Buthelezi, a grade 11 pupil, attended an extremely challenging and selective program presented by the South African Institution of Chartered Accountants for students displaying potential to be future chartered accountants. She received a medal as she was in the top 5 of students who did exceptionally well in the program which included university-level Accounting and Maths.
Baie geluk aan Mnr Duvan Grobbelaar wat op 21 Julie getrou het. Die personeel en leerders wens julle ‘n baie gelukkige huwelik toe.
VHS held their matric farewell on 20 July and did the learners look like movie stars. A bit more on that next week.
- 25 JULIE Oueraand / Parents Evening
- 28 JULIE 1ste Krieket vs Ladysmith
- 2de Krieket vs Newcastle
- 0/15 Krieket vs Sarel Cilliers
- 2 AUG NRS Koorfees / NRS Choir Festival
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 more experienced players. He will be attending the NKZN trials during the holiday. Well done!
Glorie van die netbalpoppies
VHS netbal het die seisoen ‘n suksesvolle netbalkursus bygewoon by Camp Discovery. Jenny van Dyk, die afrigter van Jaquars en Tuks Netbal, en Nasionale en Provinsiale spelers en afrigters het die kursus aangebied. Die afrigters en spelers het baie nuwe tegnieke aangeleer sowel as eienskappe waaroor Jenny en haar span beskik nl. Nederigheid, harde werk en uithouvermoë. As jy nederig bly en hard werk sal jy sukses behaal. Dit sluit aan by ons leuse: “To win humbly and lose proudly.”
Big thanks to all our sponsors and community members who supported us throughout the season making it possible for some of our players to go on tour. We want to stretch out our greatest of gratitude!
Baie geluk aan Z. Marais en M. van der Walt wat gekies was om die Natalspan gedurende die vakansie te verteenwoordig.
‘n Groot woord van dank aan TWK, Inyanga Motors, Sign Centre en Dr. Mahlaba wat die eerste Netbalspan geborg het. Baie dankie aan al die afrigters en spelers vir julle harde werk en toewyding. Ons sien uit na 2019!
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 (10 VK); Kerstin Gevers (9A).
Die volgende gholfers het deelgeneem aan die interskole op 25 Mei: Phillip Keeve; Ulrich Venter; Morné Odendaal; Sheldon Fuch; Andrew Foster; Leon Erasmus; Abduhl Ali
On Saturday, VHS and Pionier had their annual derby on Pionier’s fields. It was a very exciting and enjoyable day with amazing team spirit amongst all players.
Die volgende hokkie meisies is verkies tot verskeie spanne: Saskia Hibbert NKZN Ladies’ hockey B team and NKZN Woman’s hockey team to play SACD tournament. Saskia gaan aan die SACD tournooi deelneem vanaf 23 Junie tot 1 Julie by Hilton College. Kayla High is part of the NKZN Ladies’ hockey A-team and Chloé Henstock is part of the KZN inland Circuit District u/16 team.
- 31 Mei Restaurant Evening Gr10
- 4 Junie Eksamen Begin
- 21 Junie Eksamen Eindig
- 22 Junie Skool Sluit
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. Congratulations to Zurike Marais and Mieke van der Walt who were selected to represent Natal during the holidays.
Ons wintersportspanne het Saterdag gereis om teen Sarel Cilliers kragte te meet. Die netbalspanne het die meeste van hulle wedstryde gewen met die 1st span wat 11-10 gewen het. Die hokkiespanne het ook die meeste wedstryde gewen met die 1st meisiesspan wat 2-0 wen en die seuns wat gelykop gespeel het. Die rugby het baie tawwe wedstryde gehad met gemengde welslae.
On 25 March, Chloé Henstock attended the Northern Natal Senior Ladies Hockey and was selected to represent the Northern Natal Ladies B Hockey side in Pietermaritzburg on 11 – 12 May.
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 Nyawo, Tyron Bure, Elné le Roux, Nosipho Senze, Tebogo Sedise, Mandisa Mabuza, Tamiya Khan, Nonsikelelo Khumalo, Phumelele Mncube, S’thembokuhle Mapanga, Sigcinokuhle Sedise, Xolile Zulu, Nonsikelel Nyawo, Akua Fofie, Andile Shezi, Anele Nkosi, Manu Minlah, Antoinette Colloty, Sinamahalse Sibisi, Owami, Buthelezi, Medinah Khan, Sabeeha Bhayla, Naailah Kajee, Kyle Crous, Chané Lombard, Uzair Cassim, Muhammed Manjoo, Ali Abdulla, Humaid Ebrahim, Salmaan Dhooma and Andile Nkonyane.
Vryheid High 1st rugby side would like to thank the following sponsors for their contributions to their kit: Nashua Maluti, Gordon Foster, Lemmon-Warde family, Ritchie Ford and Ingrid Küsel.
- 10 Mei Restaurantaand Gr11
- 12 Mei Sport vs Dundee (Tuis)
- 19 Mei Sport vs St Dominics (Weg)
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 utmost best. All teams won except the first team.
On Saturday, we travelled to Pongola. The excitement was tangible and the players were ready to show their skills. All teams won their games with the 1st hockey team scoring 6 – 2, 1st netball team, 24 – 4 and the 1st rugby team, 19 – 7. Thank you to all educators who accompanied the teams.
VHS se 1st netbalspan wil net baie dankie sê aan TWK vir die borg. Ons speel met trots in ons pragtige netbalrokkies, die opwarmingtoppies, die praktiese groen sake en waterbottles wat ons elkeen ontvang het. Hierdie trotse items pryk langs die baan met elke wedstryd. Ons waardeer jul borg baie – baie, baie dankie TWK.
- 27 APR Freedom Day
- 30 APR School Holiday
- 1 MEI Werkersdag
- 5 MEI Wintersport vs Sarel Cilliers (Weg)
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 Chukwa.
The ACTS group (Association for Christian Teachers and Students) put on an uplifting Easter performance for VHS, NRS and Vryheid Public learners and staff on the last day of school last term. Khulani Nyawo preached the Easter gospel between the acts. The 31-strong gospel choir opened the Easter ceremony followed by thirty members of the dance group dancing to two worship songs. The ten members of the drama team put on a moving skit depicting a young woman trapped in the world through her sin (symbolized by black ribbons) and Jesus removing them from her and taking the sin upon himself as He was crucified. The performance was concluded by all ACTS members singing and dancing to the song ”Celebrate”. VHS would like to thank VRYHEID MEATMASTERS for their generous donation toward the ACTS t-shirts.
Gedurende die vakansie het die rugby, netbal en hokkiespanne op toer gegaan. Die 1st en u/16 rugby boys went to Durban North College to strut their skills. The u/16s won all their matches and were declared the tournament winners with the most tries scored. The 1st team also did well with the following players selected for the squad touring to Ireland: Ulrich Venter, Jarred Foster, Kelson Lemmon-Warde, Ndumiso Nyawo, Andi Niebhur, Lwazi Mdlalose and
Jarred Foster was also selected in the dream team.
Die 1ste, 2de, u/16 en u/15 netbalspanne was hierdie vakansie op n toer na Camp Discovery. Jenny van Dyk, die Jaguars se afrigter, het die kursus aangebied. Ons het ongelooflik baie geleer en het dit geniet! Baie dankie aan Michaelis Schule wat hul bussie vir ons geleen het. Die 1ste en 2de span wil Cox en Vennote bedank wat dit vir van die spelers moontlik gemaak het om op die toer te gaan sowel as al die borge.
Congratulations to the following players who were selected to represent the Zululand Netball team: Melanie Niebuhr, Zurike Marais, Zimele Zungu, Siza Mjwara, Refeloe Moloi,
Thando Ndlela, Mieke van der Walt, Jelaine Spies, Mukelwe Sibiya, Lukhona Moloi
VHS’ 1st hockey girls had an enriching and exciting learning opportunity at Cap Discovery just outside Pretoria during the Easter holidays from 6 – 9 April. With the help of professional coaching, Shawn Hulley, Peter Ross and Sheldon Rostrom, we returned with enthusiasm, new skills and a stronger love for the game. We would like to thank the Vryheid community for all your support during our burger sales making this tour possible for us. A big thank you to our bus driver, Mr Gerhard van den Berg together with our parents and Miss Boshoff for your input in our lives. Tante Renate, thank you for being our coach and mentor and always reminding us to believe in ourselves.
Kim Boustred (daughter of Mrs Di Jonsson, ex-teacher until 2015), who matriculated in 1988, participated as a diving judge at the Gold Coast 2018 Common Wealth Games. Currently she coaches the Development Team at King’s Park, Durban as well as at St Mary’s where she has certified as a FINA certified judge. Last year she went to Brisbane to update her qualifications. In the last two weeks, while judging the platform diving events for ladies and men, she was so privileged to meet Charles, the Prince of Wales. You make us proud, Kim, well done!
We would also like to inform parents that admission forms for next year, 2019, are available from the front office. The closing date for forms, with all relevant documentation, submission is 15 June 2018. We look forward to receiving your forms.
21 Apr Sport vs Pongola (weg)
27 Apr Freedom Day
30 Apr School Holiday
1 Mei Werkersdag
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 & L Steffensen
Great fun on the track and golf course
On Wednesday, 7 February hosted the annual relay race. The atmosphere on and off the track was crackling with excitement with each school cheering on their team. Even though the rain started falling it did not dampen the excitement of the last two events. The results are as follows: Piet Retief High School, Pionier Hoërskool, Ferrum High School, Vryheid High School, Vryheid Landbou School, Dundee High School, Inkamana High School and Sarel Cilliers. Thank you to all the organisers and participating schools for helping making this event a huge success.
Thank you to Cameron Boock for presenting a Hockey Umpiring Workshop on Friday.
Saturday, 10 Februarie het Vryheid Hoërskool se netbalspanne ‘n gholfdag gereël om geld in te samel vir hul toer na Pretoria gedurende die Aprilvakansie. Die kinders en opvoeders wil net dankie sê vir almal wat kom gholf speel het. ‘n Groot blyk van waardering aan die volgende borge: NTT Toyota, PicknPay, Cox en Vennote, Steers, TWK, Afgri, Van der Nest Apteek, Three F Meats, Conway Johnson, Optemetric Centre Pongola, Shellhein Farms, Romans Pizza, Wimpy, BMG, Klets, Vryheid Car Wash, Be Spoilt, Topsport, Meatmasters and Kerry Keeve. Without your donations this day would not have been so successful.
Saturday some of our athletes travelled to Piet Retief to compete against Pionier, Piet Retief, Landbou, Ferrum, Volksrust and Pongola. Results of this event will be posted once it is released but two highlights were Marion Filter (gold for shotput) and Manelisi Sibisi (gold in 100m and 200m). On this note, a correction is due. Last week it was incorrectly stated that Aaron Filter was 1st in shotput. It, however, was Marion Filter. Apologies for any distress caused by this error.
17 Feb Netball (Ferrum)
Sarel Cilliers Rugbydag
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.
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 centre. They have been invited to attend the final prize giving for the Library of Excellence Awards, on Thursday. Congratulations and thanks to all the learners who offer up their time to not only use the media center but most importantly help run it.
Baie geluk aan die volgende leerders wat deelgeneem het aan die ABSA Wêreldkennis-Olimpiade. Dit was groot pret en het die leerders se algemene kennis deeglik getoets. Die wenners in die onderskeie grade was:
- Gr8: Leo Mattison – 67%
- Gr9: Kyle Crous – 78%
- Gr10: Sihawukele Myeni – 67%
- Gr11: Benjamin Chukwu – 73%
- Gr12: Bradley Formo – 75%
Baie geluk aan Kyle Crous wat die algehele wenner in die skool was.
Our 1st team cricket boys returned home from the Weston Cricket festival as the points Champions once again. Excellent performances from the boys made for a successful tour and excellent results were recorded. Keegan Meier was a standout batter, scoring four scores higher than 50 runs over 6 matches. The boys played brilliant cricket and many compliments were handed out to the boys. On the final day VHS claimed the batting, fielding and bowling cap, with Keegan Meier taking the batting and fielding cap and Ralf Niebuhr taking the bowlers cap. This is the 3rd year in a row that VHS has won the points section at the Weston Festival.
Die dogters krieket het ook ‘n toernooi bygewoon met uitstekende reëlings wat getref was deur Mnr. Boock. Op die eerste dag het die dogters teen Felixton testaan gekom en het in ‘n naelbyt stryd die wedstryd verloor. Ongelukkig het die weer ‘n groot rol gespeel, maar reëlings was goed getref en die dames het self n bietjie Aksie-krieket gespeel wat vir vele pret gesorg het. Daar was ook n Afrigtings-kursus wat deur Denisha Devnarain (Ex-Protea speler) aangebied is. Dankie aan Mnr. Boock vir al sy moeite met die reëlings.
Cara Klingenberg represented Vryheid High School at the SANESA Horse Riding Championship in Kyalami, Johannesburg during this holiday. She and her horse, Bakgat Juror, did Vryheid High School proud by winning the elementary dressage.
There is only one short week before our matric learners start their preparation for their final exams and we wish them all the motivation and energy to persist in this final leg of their high school careers. It is, however, not just our matrics who have a limited time to prepare before exams start; we would like to remind all our learners to start early and reap the rewards of preparation.
18 Oct Sport & Cultural Evening
19 Oct Academic Prize Giving
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 afloop van die Taalbond vir Tweetaligheid eksamen: Marion Filter, Kirsten Hellberg en Catia Marques.
Plenty of sport activities took place this past week with the soccer playing against Dundee, Sevens at the Felixton Festival where we lost in the semi-final of the cup draw to Sarel Cilliers. The tennis finished their season second in Northern Natal, narrowly pipped by Ferrum. Girls Cricket was played where the girls won Newcastle by 7 wickets, but unfortunately lost to Ferrum by 10 wickets.
Ons senior seuns krieketspanne het Donderdagaand teen mekaar gespeel waar die ondersteuning van die ouers opvallend was. Dit is ‘n merkwaardige prestasie dat beide ons 1ste en 2de span in die semi-finale van die Noord-Natal liga speel. Goeie vertonings deur verskeie spelers in beide spanne het vir genoeg opwinding gesorg. Die 1ste span wen uiteindelik met 50 lopies.
Activities for the week: Trial exam: 8 Sep – 29 Sep.
This week we are able to brag with a plethora of excellent achievements by our learners in a variety of disciplines, once more show casing our ability to nurture well-rounded individuals. News streamed in the past week about a South African angler, a rider representing her province, dancers excelling and cricketers joining the elite squad. On top of all this, we still did exceptionally well in our weekly sporting activities.
Firstly, it is with immense pride that we congratulate one of our matric learners, who amongst all the pressure of being a school leader and a matric student still managed to achieve his South African colours as an angler. Conrad is currently representing his country in Namibia. We wish him all the best of luck in this endevour and we know he will make his school, his family and his country proud.
Then, three of our cricketers were also chosen to represent the KZN Inland Elite cricket squad. Congratulations to: Sibonga Thabede, Connor High and Rudolph Benecke on this exceptional achievement. We are very proud of these young gentlemen and trust they will go on to do their very best.
We would also like to congratulate Cara Klingenberg who has been chosen to represent the KZN A-team and VHS at the South African National Championships for horse riding. She will be riding Scatalley and Bakgat Juror. Well Done, Cara!
Three of our young ladies represented Unity Dance Studio at the Harrismith Eisteddfod and received between them 5 As, 4 A+, 2 A++ and a special award. The results were as follow:
Catia Marques – Straight studio solo A
Rebekka Barnard – Group Dance Trumpets A+ and special award
Group Dance Juicy A
Group Dance Rule the World A+
Hip-Hop duet A
Modern Studio Solo A
Mieke van der Walt – Trio A+
Studio Solo A+
Small group A
Small group A++
And our good news does not end there! On the 26 of August 2017 Vryheid High was victorious when battling schools from the surrounding area by obtaining an overall win in the tennis tournament held in Dundee. Pupils from Dundee, St Dominique’s and Sarel Cilliers faced a cold winter morning to have a battle of skill on the courts to determine who was the best. Aside from the skills, great sportsmanship was shown as it became apparent that VHS was the overall champion by defeating Dundee in straight sets, and only losing one mixed double. VHS lost one match against St Dominique’s in the boys’ singles, but we were the clear winners of the day. By the end of the day, VHS had a score of 111.
The scores were as follows.
- VHS against Dundee – Girls winning all 4 games
- Boys winning all 5 games
- Mixed doubles playing 4 games with one loss against Dundee
- VHS against St Dominique’s – Girls played 2 games and won both
- Boys played 4 games and lost 1
- Mixed doubles winning all 4 games played.
Congratulations to the players and the coaches, this was a great day of playing a good sport, and having fun. A big thank you to our hosting school, Dundee as well as Mr. and Mrs. Van den Heever for taking us there and back safely.
The week that passed we also played cricket as part of our term fixtures. The results were as follow:
VHS 2nd team vs Pionier 2nd team – VHS won the match by 10 wickets.
VHS u/15 lose match against Dundee with 5 wickets.
VHS 2nd team winning their match against Dundee’s 1st team with 30 runs.
Lastly, it is with great sadness that we greet one of our laboratory assistants, Mr. Patrick Dlamini. Mr. Dlamini is leaving VHS to pursue a career at the University of Johannesburg. We wish him and his family the best of luck in the big city and we thank him for his dedicated service here at Vryheid High School. He has made a difference not only in the staff room but also in the classroom and, most importantly, in the lives of many learners.
Once again, congratulations to all the learners mentioned above and thank you for representing the values of Vryheid High School beyond the walls and gates of the school.
- 31 Aug Restaurant Evening Gr11
- 2 Sep Soccer vs Landbou, Cricket vs Ferrum
The week that has passed has been jam-packed with activities of all kind. We donated food to those in need, we awarded academic accolades to our grade 8s and we kept warm by running around on the sport fields. The Inkanyiso School was in dire need of food and our Interact learners took the initiative to help out. They organised a successful food collection at the school where not only did VHS students donate a significant amount of food, but TFS and Quick Check also contributed generously. We would like to thank Quick Check and TFS for their donations, as well as those donors who chose to remain anonyms.
Our top ten grade 8 academic achievers were also awarded their pins. The results were calculated based on the learners’ June Exam results. Congratulations to the following learners, listed in alphabetical order:
Our Cricket boys also had a busy week playing mid-week matches as well as in a tournament over the weekend. Our first team played against Pionier Hoërskool on Wednesday. We batted first and posted a fantastic total of 191/4 in their 20 overs.
Our best batsmen were A. Vorster with 78 and C. High with 42. Our leading wicket takers where C. High (2) and R. Niebuhr (3). VHS won the match by a 100 runs.
Our second team travelled to Newcastle on Wednesday with the following results: we batted first and posted 131 in a shortened 15 over game. Leading run scorer was J. Forster with 36. We bowled Newcastle High’s 1st team out for 94. Vryheid High School won the match by 37 runs. An excellent show from both sides. The boys then travelled to Pongola for a festival held at Pongola Academy. The 2nd team did exceptionally well and won 2 out of 3 games. The most notable performance was that of Tristen Aitken scoring a very good 100 in one of the encounters.
The 1st team won all their matches capping off a very successful week for the side. They unofficially won the festival with some very good performances. The most notable was Keegan Meier. Keegan scored 245 runs on the weekend.
The girls cricket travelled to Newcastle over the weekend to play at Ferrum High School. Both teams showed exceptional improvement and we are keeping our eyes on both the Aloe and Viper teams. The VHS Aloes won 3 of their 4 matches, a praise-worthy show. The sevens rugby teams travelled to Glenwood on Friday, where our first team made it all the way to the semi-final round and our u/15 boys return victorious as they won the bowl. An amazing achievement for the boys in green. Congratulations to all learners and their achievements. As always, we would like to thank parents and coaches for accompanying our learners and helping us nurture them into well rounded individuals.
24 Aug Restaurant evening (Gr10)
UITBLINKERS EN SKITTER BLINKERS. Kwa-Zulu Natal Inland Cricketers (from left to right) R. Benecke, C. High, S. Thanethe, J. Stoltenkamp.
Dit is met groot trots dat ons weereens kan spog met ons krieket stêrre. Verlede week het ons een van ons oudleerlinge, Miguel Machado, geluk gewens met sy prestasies oorsee en hierdie week plaas ons met trots die name van ons leerlinge wat die Kwa-Zulu Natal Binnelandse span gehaal het. Ons praat ook so bietjie oor die SPCA en ons berei voor vir die matriekafskeid.
As mentioned last week, we hit the ground running here at Vryheid High School and the school is a buzz with busy energy. On Monday, we donated life giving blood and that is not where our charity ends. Mrs. Elana van den Heever and her INTERACT team, as mentioned in prior articles, are avid supporters of the SPCA. This institution is having a Spring Ball, on 1 September. Mrs. Van den Heever and her big heart is naturally involved and she is selling tickets for two tables, at R100 per person. Should you wish to buy tickets, please contact her via the front desk or contact the SPCA directly if you wish to get involved with this initiative.
The matric learners are also very excited as they are making final preparations for their matric dance on Friday, 4 August. The theme of this year’s event is ‘Deck and Dice Ball’. We would like to thank Mrs. Schoeman, and her team of helpers, in advance for all the hard work, planning and preparation that goes into organising such a lavish event. We look forward to sit in front of the school hall on Friday evening oohing and aaahing at the learners in their evening wear. All are welcome to come and support our learners and cheer on our matrics as their high school careers are fast approaching an end. The last bit of fun, before it is back to the grind in preparations for preliminary exams.
Ms. Harris would also like to thank the community for their generous donations of tyres. So far we have 10, but we are still looking for a lot more. Please keep those tyres rolling in.
Lastly, a big congratulation to the boys in the photo who have all made it onto the Kwa-Zulu Natal Inlands team. Connor High, Rudolph Benecke and Sibonga Thabede all made the u/19 team, and Joshua Stoltenkamp the u/15 team. Well done boys, we are immensely proud of you.
4 Aug Matric Farewell
5 Aug Cricket vs Sarel Cilliers
9 Aug Nasionale Vrouedag
RISES TO THE CHALLENGE. KZN Inlands Country District Team.
Congratulations to 4 of our hockey players who have been selected to the KZN Inlands Country District Team. U/18: Mohammad Dhooma, Jürgen Paul and u/16: Sisekelo Hadebe and Kyle Crous (non-travelling reserve).
Op Saterdag, 3 Junie 2017, was ons wintersportdag teen Hoërskool Pionier. Ons wil graag ons afrigters en spelers bedank en gelukwens met hu entoesiasme en toewyding. Oor die algemeen was dit ‘n aangename dag waar sportmangees oorheers het. Baie geluk met die oorwinnings en ook die waardigheid andersins. ‘n Opwindende naelbyt-dag!
Op ‘n ernstige noot, die eksamen begin Vrydag. ‘n Goeie ontbyt, warm aangetrek gee jou kind ‘n bietjie van ‘n voorsprong, liewe ouer. Sterkte aan al ons leerders.
9 June June exam starts
10 June Sport vs Pongola
Natal under 14 netball non-travelling reserve
Ons het hierdie naweek wat verby is kragte gemeet teen Hoërskool Dundee, ons leerlinge is hard aan die oefen vir ons revue aan die einde van die jaar geskryf deur oudleerling, Tiaan van Niekerk, en Mieke van der Walt blink uit op die netbalbaan.
We would like to congratulate Mieke van der Walt for being selected as the u/14 Natal netball team’s non-travelling reserve. Another testament to hard work and excellence not only in the classrooms but on the sport field as well.
We travelled to Dundee this weekend and the results were as follow:
1st team 10 – 28
2nd team 17 – 10
u/16A 12 – 14
u/15A 12 – 8
u/14A 34 – 0
u/16A 18 – 10
u/16B 16 – 4
u/15A 14 – 19
u/15B 23 – 16
u/14A 16 – 18
1st team 0 – 1
2nd team 0 – 1
u/16A 1 – 0
u/14A 2 – 0
1st team 2 – 2
2nd team 2 – 1
Chess 4 – 5
This Saturday we are playing against Sarel Cilliers on our home field and we would like to invite all the members of the community to come and support us.
We are also celebrating Takkie Tax day on Friday in support of Child Welfare.
We would like to end our report this week again with a few motivational words for our learners preparing for the exam. The exam timetable has already been posted on the D6 communicator for all our parents and students.
‘Procrastination is the thief of time.’ – Edward Young
25 May Restaurant evening – Gr12
27 May Sport vs Sarel Cilliers – Home
WINTER SPORT AND CRICKET VICTORY
This past week we played against Ferrum High School at home and we traveled to Newcastle to play Amajuba. One of our educators received high honours and we are still working diligently in the classroom in preparation for the exams looming ever closer.
We would like to congratulate Mr. Duvan Grobbelaar who was awarded the CSA rural cricketer of the year over the weekend. It is nice to show that we lead by example when we encourage our learners to strive for excellence in every area of their lives. We done Sir!
On Wednesday, 10 May, we played winter sport against Ferrum High School and the results were as follow:
1st team 14 – 51
2nd team 5 – 15
u/16A 17 – 11
u/16B 17 – 1
u/15A 8 – 25
u/15B 17 – 20
u/14A 9 – 15
u/14B 15 – 6
1st team 0 – 1
2nd team 0 – 5
u/16A 0 – 3
u/14A 1 – 5
1st team 10 – 15
2nd team 17 – 20
u/16A 26 – 19
u/15A 5 – 18
u/14A 0 – 12
1st team 0 – 0
2nd team 0 – 1
3rd team 0 – 3
2 – 7
Ons is hierdie naweek na Newcastle om kragte te meet teen Amajuba Hoërskool die resultate was soos volg:
Dogters Hokkie 1st span 8 – 0
Rugby 1st span 0 – 0
Skaak 3 – 2
Ons sluit af met woorde van C.J. Langenhoven hierdie week om ons leerders te herinner dat die eksamen om die draai lê en ons hoop hulle saai sodat hulle vrugte oes en nie onkruid nie.
Die wêreld draai:
Vir die swaar wintertyd om ons lande te saai –
Of om luilekkerlewend die ploeg te laat roes,
En daarna om vrugte of onkruid te oes.
20 May Sport vs Dundee
25 May Restaurant Evening Gr.12
What a busy holiday our students and staff had here at VHS. We hosted a successful, thirtieth rugby week and our first team girls hockey went to camp Discovery. We hit the road running for the second term and we have already had our first parents evening and sporting weekend against Newcastle High School
Die dertigste VHS Nashua Maluti-Rugbyweek was een van die hoogtepunte van die April vakansie. Agtien spanne het deelgeneem en die wenners van die week was Afrikaans Hoër Kroonstad (Rooies). Die Rooiskool se o/16 span het ook die botoon gevier. Hoërskool Vryheid het die toutrek gewen met Kroonstad tweede. Mooi so seuns.
Ons wil graag elke borg bedank sonder julle kan ons nie ‘n rugbyweek van so ‘n format aanbied nie. Baie dankie!
Our 1st team hockey girls went to Camp Discovery in the recent holiday where coaching, playing and team building took place. The girls experienced a great improvement as a team. They played six games of which they won 5 and drew 1. Congratulations girls! The girls had the following to say, “We learned what it actually means to be part of a team – what it means to be part of a family and put aside our differences to be part of something bigger than ourselves.”
We would also like to congratulate Saskia Hibbert on making it onto the Northern Kwazulu-Natal women’s B-team.
Over the weekend we traveled to Newcastle to play NHS. The results were as follows:
u/14 41 – 0
u/15 15 – 17
1st team 22 – 22
2ne team 20 – 22
1st team 1 -0
u/14 6 – 0
u/16 8 – 0
u/14A 12 – 6
u/14B 9 – 4
u/15A 12 – 9
u/15B 14 – 11
u/16A 21 – 3
u/16B 7 – 8
1st team 17 – 27
Chess: 3 – 7
It is with great sadness that we say farewell to Mrs. Deanne Struwig, who has been part of the Vryheid High School family for 30 years. On Friday, 21 April, the staff had a party so say farewell to the “purple teacher”. The purple party, in her honour was a wonderful occasion to send off this great matriarch of our school. Mrs. Struwig has devoted her life to education and has influenced generations of students in either her English class or through her stage productions. We wish her well in all her endeavours, wherever the road may lead her we know she will leave a lasting impression on many more generations to come.
The Interact team here at VHS also held a garage sale on Saturday, 22 April, for Mrs. Struwig. All the proceeds will go to Interact, which will then distribute the funds to the SPCA and other smaller Interact projects.
We would also like to inform parents that admission forms for next year, 2018, are available from the front office. The closing date for forms submission is 2 June 2017. We look forward to receiving your forms.
01 May Workers Day
03 May Sport vs Landbou
06 May Sport vs Ferrum
11 May Restaurant Evening Gr11
Melissa Hibbert en Rebekka Barnard by die E.G. Jansen Redenaarskompetisie | Rugbyweek, Redenaars en Hokkie
The learners of VHS have once again shown their ability to not only participate, but also achieve respectable results on multiple platforms in the past week.
The arrangements for the VHS Nashua Maluti Rugby Week are in full swing and the rugby lovers of Vryheid can prepare themselves for a rugby spectacular of note. Ons vier ons 30ste rugbyweek vanaf 31 Maart tot 4 April met wedstryde op 1,3 en 4 April.
Deelnemende skole is:
- Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool Pretoria
- Afrikaans Hoër Kroonstad
- Kingsway High School
- Landbouskool Vryheid
- Pinetown High School
- Maritzburg College
- St. Charles College
- Hoërskool Zastron
- Pongola Akademie
- Hoërskool Vryheid
Entry fee will be R10 per person and R50 per vehicle.
Dit is met trots dat ons Rebekka Barnard en Melissa Hibbert geluk wens met hulle toesprake en deelname aan die E.G. Jansen Redenaarskompetisie. Hulle toesprake was puik en VHS is trots op julle.
Our senior boys and girls hockey teams also travelled to Eshowe this weekend to take part in the Eshowe Sport Day. The teams played 9 matches each and did very well. Special congratulations to the first team girls who made it all the way to the finals against Empangeni High School but, unfortunately, lost on a penalty shootout.
We look forward to welcoming the members of the community to the rugby week at the end of term.
18 – 19 Mrt District Boys Hockey Tournament (Treverton)
20 Mrt School Holiday
21 Mrt Human Right’s Day
Swimmers on their way to NKZN trial gala. Catia Marques, Kirsten Hellberg, Lisa Steffensen, JD Hattingh, Morné Odendaal.
This weekend our winter sport teams played away, against Richards Bay High School, two of our girls went for Natal A-team hockey trials and our swimmers braved the colossal 50m swimming pool, at Kingsmead, for the NKZN swimming trials.
On the weekend two of our hockey players: J Gevers and M Meier, travelled to Pietermaritzburg for the Natal A-team trials. The girls did their best and returned with valuable lessons and new skills that they can now share with the team.
We also wished our swimmers: Kirsten Hellberg, Catia Marques, JD Hattingh, Morné Odendaaal, Lisa Steffensen and Chloe Henstock, good luck as they participated in the NKZN swimming trials at Kingsmead swimming pool. We hope to share their results with you as soon as we receive it.
Our results against Richards Bay were as follows:
- 1st team 12-36
- 2nd team 10-28
- u/16 A 17-11
- u/16 B 13-9
- u/15 A 13-18
- u/15 B 11-22
- u/14 A 6-14
- u/14 B 7-17
- 1st team 3-2
- 2nd team 0-0
- u/16 A 3-0
- u/14 A 2-1
- 1st team 0-3
- 2nd team 4-1
- 3rd team 0-3
- 1st team 12-24
- 2nd team 05-49
- u/16 A 29-5
- u/15 A 0-5
- u/14 A 14-12
Thank you to all the teachers, coaches and parents who gave up their weekend to accompany and support our learners.
11 Mrt Eshowe Sportdag
18 – 19 Mrt District Boys Hockey Tournament (Treverton)
20 Mrt School Holiday
21 Mrt Human Right’s Day
What a busy and successful weekend of sport and activities here at Vryheid High School. Ons het hierdie naweek kragte gemeet teen Hoërskool Emgangeni op ons tuisveld, ons eerste meisies hokkiespan is ook na Pongola toe vir die ‘Spar Challenge’ streekstoernooi en ons bloedskenk vrywilligers (blood droplets) is Newcastle toe vir ‘n kursus.
We are so proud of our learners and the diversity of extra curricular activities that they take part in outside of the classroom.
Results VHS vs. Empangeni High School
Chess: VHS won 7, lost 1 and drew 4.
Rugby: 1st team 14-12 won
- 2nd team 15-14 wen
- u/16s 41-0 won
- u/15s 45-15 wen
- u/14s 19-17 won
- 1st team 15-18 verloor
- 2nd team 6-8 lost
- u/16A 11-10 wen
- u/16B 6-5 won
- u/15A 12-14 verloor
- u/15B 16-5 won
- u/14A 5-14 verloor
- u/14B 4-3 wen
- 2nd team 0-2 lost
- u/16A 2-1 wen
- u/14A 1-0 won
- 1st team 8-0 wen
- 2nd team 4-0 won
- 3rd team 0-0 draw
Blood Droplet Training
Once a term the learners at VHS are heroes and donate blood to save the lives of others. Six grade 11 learners, volunteer their time and are responsible for running the clinics smoothly each term. The learners attended a SANBS workshop on Friday, 24 February, at Newcastle, to assist them in understanding their duties and the importance of these events.
4 Mrt Wintersport vs Richardsbaai (Weg)
11 Mrt Eshowe Sport Day (Away)
18 – 19 Mrt District Boys Hockey Tournament (Treverton)
We had a busy sporting weekend at Vryheid High School: our winter sport teams had away games, while our netball girls hosted a netball clinic.
The first Boy’s hockey team played at the Spur pre-season tournament at St Dominics and finished fourth overall, taking away valuable lessons to apply during their season. The boys would like to thank Afrimat for sponsoring their playing kit.
Our rugby teams played against Sarel Cilliers High School and the results were as follow:
- u/14 vs Pionier Hoërskool 43-5 VHS wen
- u/15 vs Dundee High School 50-12 VHS wins
- u/16 vs Sarel Cilliers High School 25-3 VHS verloor
- 2nd vs Ferrum High School 50-0 VHS lost
- 1st vs Greytown High School 22-17 VHS wen
Hoërskool Vryheid het die afgelope naweek ‘n suksesvolle netbalkliniek gehad. The clinic was presented by Anso Kemp, an international umpire, and Erin Burger, the center of the Protea netball team. The players and all the coaches learnt many of new skills and techniques.
Baie geluk aan al ons se afrigters wat die skeidsregterskursus geslaag het. Ons sien uit na die seisoen wat voorlê.
25 Feb Wintersport vs Empangeni (Tuis)
25 Feb Spar Girls Hockey Tournament 1st Team (Pongola)
28 Feb HPM Information Evening (School Hall)
4 Mrt Wintersport vs Richardbaai (Weg)
We would like to congratulate all our learners who participated in the Midmar Mile over the weekend. A special mention to two of our grade 12 learners, Karl Kohlmeyer and Kirsten Verschuuren who both completed their second 8 miler event.
They would like to thank the Vryheid community, as well as, all friends and families for their generous and loyal support. This enabled them to raise R10 000 for their respective charities. Well done, Kirsten and Karl.
The school also hosted its annual inter-high school relay event on Wednesday, 8 February. We would like to thank and congratulate Mr Van den Heever and all those who assisted him with organizing this event. Vryheid took gold in the following age groups:
- u/15 Girls
- u/15 Boys
- u/16 Boys
The schools were placed as follows overall:
- Ferrum High School
- Pionier Hoërskool
- Vryheid High School
- Dundee High School
- Vryheid Landbou High School
- Inkamana High School
The following athletes took part at the next round of athletics held on 4 February. The results were as follows:
C. Henstock, Long Jump, 2nd
C. Henstock, Hurdles, 2nd
D. Swart, Discuss, 2nd
M. Hibbert, Discuss, 1st
S. Henning, Shotput, 1st
S. Henning, Discuss, 1st
S. Taylor, 3000m, 1st
N. Nyawo, 200m, 2nd
N. Nyawo, 100m, 1st
S. Xulu, 200m, 3rd
K. Dlamini, 400m, 4th
N. Dlamini, 200m, 4th
K. Meier, Javelin, 1st
This week we look forward to some innocent fun as we celebrate Valentine’s Day with stars in our eyes and, hopefully, some chocolate as well.
17 Feb Hockey Tournament – St Dominics
18 Feb Netbalkursus
Hockey umpires at Pro Series Indoor (PSI) Nationals
Two of our promising young hockey umpires, Karl Kohlmeyer and Mohammed Dhooma, had the opportunity to umpire at the Pro Series Indoor (PSI) Nationals in Cape Town. Highlights of the tournament included watching 4 matches between the South African Men’s Indoor team and the International All Stars.
VHS Sport Updates – On Tuesday, 13 September 2016, our cricket boys’ first team travelled to Piet Retief to play against the champions of Mpumalanga: Piet Retief High School. They batted first and scored 102 runs against VHS. We won the game with 9 wickets. Well played boys.
VHS 1st girl’s cricket team also played a match against Piet Retief, the defending Mpumalanga champions, which they unfortunately lost. Piet Retief batted first posting 167 runs in their 20 runs with VHS being bowled out while trying to chase this target. The best performance came from S Hibbert who was the top scorer for VHS.
Our tennis team played against Dundee High on 16 September 2016 and won 11 : 2. We are extremely proud of this team as they generally play excellent tennis. Well done!
Cara Klingenberg has been selected to represent the KZN team and will represent VHS at the national championships.
Our soccer teams also played against Dundee High on Thursday, 15 September 2016. The first team boys score was a 0 – 0 draw so the game was decided with penalties where we won by 5 goals to 2. The boys’ second team won 4 – 2 and the girls’ team lost 2 – 0.
Well played first team!
TENNIS, CRICKET AND SOCCER-GOING STRONG!
The following players participated in the NKZN B team tournament at Hillcrest Curro High School on Saturday, 3 September 2016.
U/19 Karl Kohlmeyer and Nicole Muhl
U/15 Kirsten Hellberg, Kyle Meyer and Jens Eckhardt
On Friday, 9 September 2016, VHS played tennis against Sarel Cilliers high School. VHS won 16 : 2! Well played VHS!
The first boys’ cricket team played against Dundee High School Tuesday, 6 September 2016 at Cecil Emmett. DHS batted first and posted 98 for 9. The best bowler of the match was Z Holiday with 4 wickets. VHS then batted and made the total with 3 overs to spare and 2 wickets in hand. The best batsmen were K Meier and D Klynsmith. VHS won the game by 2 wickets. The first team would like to thank their sponsors thus far: Mr D Dedekind from ‘Total Select’ for the playing clothes and Mr P Friend from ‘Vryheid Meat Masters’ for supplying us with warm-up kits. Your generous donations and support of our team is greatly appreciated.
Girls’ Cricket – VHS hosted a girl’s cricket festival on Saturday, 10 September 2016, with our girls playing very well. Our girls’ team played 4 matches winning against Newcastle by 24 runs, Empangeni by 6 runs and the ‘Vipers’ by 34 runs. They lost against Ferrum by only 7 wickets. Winning 3 out of 4 matches is good cricket! They also gained valuable experience. We would like to thank our sponsors: ‘Ritchie Ford’, ‘Sizabonke’, ‘Glasfit’ and Mr J van Vuuren. This team also played against Newcastle High earlier in the week, beating them by 28 runs. Well done VHS cricket girls!
Soccer: The first team boys played against Landbou High on Wednesday, 7 September 2016. We drew 1 – 1! The second team also played and the game ended in a 3 – 2 defeat for VHS. The girls’ team also lost 5 – 2.
30 Sept School close
EXCELLENCE IN ACADEMICS AND SPORT! A grade 12E learner Karl Hellberg, who maintains an average of 90% and above, achieved 6th place in South Africa in the National Physics Olympiad. We are very impressed! Well done Karl!
VHS tennis teams competed against St. Dominics on 2 September 2016 and won 11 : 1. It’s obvious from these results which teams were the better players. Well done VHS!
On 30 August 2016 VHS played soccer against Inkamana High School. Both our first and second boys’ teams played and the results were as follows:
1st team: VHS 1 – Inkamana 3
2nd team: VHS 2 – Inkamana 1
On 31 August VHS also played against Sarel Cilliers High and VHS scored 2 goals while the opponents scored 4 goals.
The first boys’ cricket team played against Pionier on Wednesday, 31 August and won with 17 runs. The top scorer was Mark Dedekind. Ivan Niebuhr and Sbonga Thabede each took 4 wickets. This team is unbeaten in the Northern Natal league thus far. Well done boys.
The girl’s cricket team played a match against Ferrum which they lost, but they gained some valuable experience going into the girl’s cricket festival we are hosting this Saturday.
10 Sept Girl’s Cricket Festival
30 Sept School close
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
TERM 3 SPORT EXCELLING! VHS’ tennis teams are doing very well and seem invincible. VHS played against Pionier on 4 August and won 11 : 2.
On Friday 12 August we played against Ladysmith and won 10 : 3. Congratulations! Baie dankie aan die Ladysmith tennisspan wat 5 liter waterbottels saamgebring het. Elke speler het ‘n bottel geskenk. Ons waardeer hul goedhartigheid.
The 1st and 2nd team cricket boys travelled to Pongola on Friday, 12 August, to take part in their annual festival. They each played 3 games and both won 2 out of 3 matches. Some excellent performances were given with S Thabede taking 5 wickets in one game. K Meier, M Dedekind, P Keeve and J Paul scoring 50’s in their respective games. The main talking-point was B Vorster scoring a 100 of 38 balls. The boys played really well and received plenty of compliments on and off the field. Well done gentleman.
The 1st and u/15, 7’s rugby team travelled to Maritzburg College. The 1st team played two matches but did not win any. The u/15 played 3 matches and won one match ending second in their pool.
Cara Klingenberg took part in the National Championships in Parys on 27 June 2016. She and her horse, Bakgat Juror, won the Supreme Championship Gelding 2016 class. They also got second place in the Novice Dressage. Well done Cara!
18 Aug Cricket vs Newcastle (Home)
23 Aug Grade 11 Career Day
25 Aug Gr10 Restaurantaand