The head leaders for 2019 are:
- Hostel head boy: Sipho Ndebele together with Owami Buthelezi as the hostel head girl.
- The deputy head boys at school are: Sipho Ndebele and Abdulla Jasat
- The deputy head girls are: Tebogo Sedise and Kwandi Nkosi
- The head boy is Andi Niebuhr and head girl is Rebekka Barnard.
Na ‘n jaar se harde werk het VHS erkenning gegee aan elke leerder se prestasies tydens die jaarlikse prysuitdelings.
Met die Sport en Kultuur prysuitdeling is altesame 99 balkies, 34 kleure en 10 erekleure toegeken aan leerders vir kultuur. 109 balkies, 61 kleure en 8 erekleure is toegeken vir sport.
Die volgende trofees is toegeken aan toppresteerders:
- Kultuurraad van Vryheid: Skild vir die Kultuurpersoonlikheid van die Jaar – Marion Filter
- VHS-trofee: Sportvrou van die Jaar (buite skoolverband) – Nicole Wessels vir Karate
- ABSA bank-trofee: Sportman van die Jaar (buite skoolverband) – Zander van Greuning vir Hengel
- PJ Fourie-trofee: Most Versatile Sportswoman – Chloé Henstock
- PJ Fourie-trofee: Most Versatile Sportsman – Lethu Mthethwa
- VHS-trofee: Sportvrou van die jaar – Cara Klingenberg
- VHS-trofee: Sportman van die jaar – Linamandla Mngomezulu
With the Academic Prize Giving Ceremony 40 scrolls, 35 colours and 16 honours were awarded to various learners.
Top achievers per grade: Tahira Sheik (gr. 8), Bianka Hellberg (gr. 9), Amkele Nkambule (gr. 10) and Aliya Paruk (gr. 11). The following trophies were awarded to the grade 12 learners:
- Durban College Trophy for CAT – Tyron Bure
- Prima Deutsch Pokal Trophy for German Second Additional Language (non-German) – Katelyne Rorke
- Thomas Volker Family Trophy for German Second Additional Language (German) – Claudia Niebuhr
- Vryheid Districts Director’s Trophy for Zulu First Additional Language – Sanelisiwe Zulu
- Van Wyk Trophy for Life Orientation – Siphesihle Khoza
- Len Gibbons Trofee vir Verbruikerstudies – Anke Slump
- Absa Trofee vir Bedryfstudies – Anke Slump
- Afrikanerbond Vryheid Trofee vir Afrikaans Huistaal asook Gordon Lemmon-Warde Trophy for English First Additional Language – Elné le Roux
- Mascor Volkswagen Trofee vir Afrikaans Eerste Addisionele Taal – Marion Filter
- NTT Toyota Trophy for Accounting – Alberdene Jacobs
- Sanlam Trophy for Mathematics – Yaseerah Sujee
- Bevon Motors Trofee vir Wiskunde Geletterdheid asook Bevon Motors Trofee vir Toerisme – Cara Klingenberg
- Allday Woodworks Trofee vir IGO asook De Wet Trofee vir Fisiese Wetenskap – Chané Lombard
Top Achiever for grade 12 was Nicole Muhl. She was awarded the following trophies:
- NTT Toyota Trophy for English Home Language, Mascor John Deere Trophy for Geography and Nicole Stroebel Trophy for Life Sciences.
- 29 OKT Gr 8 – 11 Eksamen
Ons is amper klaar. Die skool is in rep en roer met voorbereiding vir die merksentrum, so wel as voorbereiding vir volgende jaar. Verlede week was die einde in sig toe ons graad 11 leerders hul eksamen afgesluit het met lewenswetenskap prakties.
Last week Tuesday, we ended our school exams with grade 11 LFSC practicals where the learners were identifying, dissecting and analysing all manners of biological entities. We would like to wish all our learners a restful and safe break and we hope that they will return next year willing, able and eager to learn new and fantastic things about life and the world around them.
Our leaders were also very busy in the week that has passed. They had a positive session with Mrs Inmari Carstens and got to work, getting ready for the grade 8 learners of 2018 by making booklets, nametags and planning a variety of fun and welcoming activities. We, here at Vryheid High School, are all very excited about your arrival next year, grade 7s and we hope that you are as enthusiastic and excited to be part of our family as we are to have you here.
As can be seen in our photo, this week the leaders of 2018 also got to work doing their part in continuing tradition and preserving history when they got stuck into scrubbing, scraping, painting and polishing the historical school bell. We are already very proud of this group of young leaders and the enthusiasm with which they have approached their role and their responsibilities in the school. They are truly embodying the school’s five values.
We would like to remind parents to keep an eye out for notifications as to when the report cards will be ready for collection from the school. We will communicate this information via email and sms.
Lastly, this will be my last report for the school as I am leaving. I would like to thank every anonymous reader: thank you for your time, patience and feedback about the articles. Writing for the school has been an excellent growth opportunity for me as a person, teacher and life-long learner. Thank you.
The learners and staff at Vryheid High School are eagerly preparing for the final stretch before the exams next week. This is the last full week of school and the last chance to ask questions and clarify uncertainties. In the week that passed we also announced our head leaders for 2018.
Dit is die laaste vol week van skool en die leerders en personeel is ywerig besig om voor te berei vir die eksamen. Die week wat verby is was een propvol prysuitdelings en aankondigings. Daar was ook twee leerlinge wat uitgeblink het op die tennisbaan.
Congratulations to the following learners who were selected as head leaders at the VHS hostel, Louis Harmse hostel and of the school. We wish them the best of luck with the challenges they will be facing in 2018 and may this be a great learning experience and further development of their leadership skills:
- Mthenjane (Headboy /VHS Hostel Headboy)
- Mbatha (VHS Hostel Headgirl)
- Niebuhr (Louis Harmse Headboy)
- Niebuhr (Louis Harmse Headgirl)
- Muhl (Headgirl)
- Buthelezi (Deputy Headboy)
- Akhtaruzzaman (Deputy Headboy)
- Conibear (Deaputy Headgirl)
- Minlah (Deputy Headgirl)
Baie geluk aan Michelle Meier en Leon Erasmus wat hierdie naweek aan die KZN tennis proewe deelgeneem het. Michelle is gekies vir die o/19 A span en Leon is gekies as reserwe vir die o/15 A span.
We would also like to congratulate K. High on being selected for the KZN Inlands girls’ U/19 cricket side. Kayla also made her debut for the Inlands Senior ladies team last weekend and had a very good outing on her debut. Well done Kayla, keep it up.
Lastly, we would like to wish all our matric learners the very best of luck as the majority of them start in earnest with their exams this week. It is going to be difficult, but difficult is not impossible.
Success Celebrated at VHS!
Photo: Leaders for 2017 – (f.l.t.r) Jurgen Paul, Divan de Roubaix, Mohammed Doohma, Kavisha Pillay, Nondumiso Mngomezul, Adjo Minlah
On Wednesday,19 Oct and Thursday, 20 Oct we hosted our annual prize-giving ceremonies where learners were rewarded for their academic and other achievements. It is encouraging and rewarding that these ceremonies are very long and there are pages of recipients on these lists as this means VHS is still on the right track and busy shaping winners! We are very proud of all the learners who received prizes at these prestigious events. It is also worth mentioning that the guest speakers at both ceremonies were ex-VHS learners now successful, impressive adults.
Sport and Cultural Prize-Giving
Mr T Ciljee was the guest speaker and brought a very inspiring message to the learners. The top awards of the evening were as follows:
Kultuurraad van Vryheid: Skild vir die Kultuurpersoonlikheid van die Jaar ANKE SLUMP
VHS Trophy: Sportsman of the Year (Not-school related sports) CONRAD JONKER
ABSA Bank Trophy: Sportswoman of the year (Not school related sports) CARA KLINGENBERG
P J Fourie Trophy: Most Versatile sportswoman NICOLE MUHL
P J Fourie Trofee: VeelsydigsteSportman PHILLIP KEEVE
VHS Trofee: Sportvrou van die Jaar CHANÉ LOMBARD
VHS Trophy: Sportsman of the Year BENEDICT MOMINA
Mr H du Plessis was the guest speaker and had the audience mesmerised with his ‘The 4 C’s of Success’ speech. The top awards of the evening were as follows:
Best academic performance:
- Allday Woodworks Trophy for GRDS
- De Wet Trophy for PHSC
- NTT Toyota Trophy for ENGHL
- Van Wyk Trophy for Life Orientation
- NTT Toyota Trophy for ACCO
- Cash donation made by First National.
- Honours for academic achievement.
- Honours for SciMath.
- Merit certificate First in gr 12 Kh.
- Merit certificate First position all gr 12’s.
- Certificate for Achieving 90% for AdMaths.
Leaders of 2017
The following leaders for 2017 were announced:
DEPUTY HEAD GIRLS KAVISHA PILLAY
DEPUTY HEAD BOYS MUHAMMED DOOHMA
DIVAN DE ROUBAIX
HEAD GIRL 2017 ADJO MINLAJ
HEAD BOY 2017 JURGEN PAUL
Congratulations to all these learners!
Gr. 12 NSC Exam 24 October – 25 November
Gr. 8-11 November Exams 31 October – 18 November