Congratulations to Nikita Dawood who has been selected to represent the Western Province Zonal U18 Hockey team. Nikita joins the long list of PHS hockey students who have been selected to represent Western Province and the Zonal teams this season.
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Congratulations to Cole Newel who has been selected to join the U20 National Basketball Training Squad in Johannesburg later this year. Cole plays in the Western Province U18 Basketball team.
Congratulations to our Hockey boys who continue to excel this season. The boys listed below have made Western Cape, Western Province or Zonal teams. Thank you to our talented coaches.
Western Cape U14A: Andrew Pick
Western Province U16A: Chase Newel
Zonal U14: Enrico Celento
Zonal U14: Natheer Salie
Zonal U14: Taquoma Sealy
Zonal U16: Keagan Kinnes
Zonal U16: Uthmaan Abrahams
Zonal U 18: Jordi Abrahams
Zonal U18: Bayanda Simetu
On Thursday 7 April, 75 students from PHS took part in the annual UCT Mathematics Competition. We entered five individuals and five pairs in each grade category. The UCT Mathematics Competition is one of the biggest inter-school maths competitions in the country, with over 7 000 participating students.
With numbers so vast, it is a mark of excellence to be ranked among the top achievers - and this is just what two of our Grade 10s have done! Rafeeq Jaffer and Muhammed Zuhayr Khan participated in the pairs section of the competition, and we have recently learned that they have received a Gold Award for placing in the top three pairs in their grade. This fantastic result is testament to their ability to think creatively about unfamiliar problems, and their strong teamwork.
Rafeeq and Zuhayr's performance qualified them for the invitational UCT Mathematics Challenge, which was held on Saturday 7 May. Their exact rank position will be announced at an awards ceremony on Thursday 19 May.
Maths lovers and GOLD winners (from left to right), Rafeeq Jaffer and Muhammed Zuhayr Khan, are pictured here with Ms Pampallis one of our excellent and inspiring Mathematics teachers.
Congratulations to our exceptionally talented Sydney Jacobs who has just returned from representing South Africa in Water Polo at the U17 European Union Nations Cup in Denmark.
Sydney attended the National Training Camp at St Stithians at the end of March after which the 13-strong team travelled to Odense in Denmark to compete in the U17 European Union Nations Cup from 1 – 3 April 2016.
Eight countries competed and South Africa dominated from start to finish. The two semi-finals featured SA v England and Malta v Czech Republic. The SA team won gold in the finals by beating Czech Rep 15-3.
Sydney played mid or wing and scored three goals in the Cup. Well done, Sydney! You did us and South Africa proud.
Sydney Jacobs with her U17 SA National squad.
SA U17 National Water Polo Team.
Sydney in action.
Sydney in action.
Congratulations to Uthmaan Abrahams and Matthew Kaiser who have just returned from representing South Africa at the International U15 Cricket Challenge in Malaysia.
This was the fourth year that an invitation team from South Africa participated in the annual Tuanku Ja’Affar Trophy Tournament. The South African team showed lots of promise from the start of the tournament by beating India, Thailand, Bangladesh and Malaysia in the round-robin phase of the competition. They unfortunately lost to Sri Lanka in the final and ended as runners-up in the International U15 Cricket Challenge.
Uthmaan was South Africa’s leading wicket-taker at the tournament and Matthew made valuable contributions as a middle order batsmen with a healthy average of 23.7.
Well done to the boys on their great achievements! We are very proud of them.
Mathew carving another delivery through backward point.
Uthmaan sending down another thunderbolt.
Our proud two lads with the trophy.