Congratulations to our Sydney Jacobs who has been selected for the U17A SA Water Polo team.
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Our U19A boys and girls travelled to the Oakhill Open Water Festival in Knysna for the fourth consecutive time last weekend. It is a special experience for the players and they can count themselves truly blessed to have reaped such a spectacular reward for all their hard efforts in training and their commitment to the sport.
The festival takes place over four days in two constructed pools in the Knysna harbour, making for a truly unique experience. It is a festival rather than a tournament and so the atmosphere is one of great camaraderie and friendship amongst the teams, an ethos that is strongly emphasised by the organisers. Nevertheless it is pleasant to report that the boys won all seven of their matches by considerable margins (every outfield player scored at least one goal) and the girls also performed fantastically to dominate all but one of their seven matches.
Christopher Timm was voted as the best boys’ goalkeeper of the festival and Winona Autagavaia was the top goal scorer in the girls' division. The Pinelands players did us proud with their flawless manners, admirable sportsmanship, fervent spirit and irrepressible charisma.
Christopher Timm (Best Boys’ Goalkeeper) and Winona Autagavaia (Top Goal Scorer)
Come and support the Girls' and Boys' Tennis Team as they shadow at the Pinelands Spur on Tuesday 16 February from 6 pm.
Watch them practise their 'serving'; don't 'chicken' out of this chance to 'meat' the children and 'grill' them about their tour to Hermanus. They would 'love' to tell you about it. Missing out on this chance would be a big 'misteak' (in fact your 'fault') so don't 'dessert' them when they really need you. Feel free to 'chip' in to this worthy cause.
You can book ahead or it could be a 'Spur of the moment' arrangement; either way we promise you a smashing time.
We congratulate our Matric class of 2015 on its outstanding results. We are delighted to report that of the 188 students who wrote the NSC examinations, 159 achieved Bachelor’s passes – 85.5%. This percentage reflects the quality of work undertaken by students and their teachers in the years running up to the final examinations. It also represents a significant improvement on the 2013 and 2014 results, and is in line with our strategic objective of raising the number of Bachelor’s passes. Sadly, one of our students did not pass the examination, and we offer her our support and encouragement.
Our top student was Terri Lakey (pictured top left) who achieved 8 subject A’s (including Advanced Programme Mathematics). She was followed by Toshka Coleman and Keenen Hindley (7 A’s each). Caryn Cyster, Adam Schroeder, Ellen-Anne Williams and Tina Le Fleur each achieved 6 A’s, and Joel Clothier, 5 A’s.
It is not possible to name the many other young people who produced results which do them proud. There are many hidden success stories which tell a tale of hard work by students and their teachers, or of young people overcoming personal challenges or learning difficulties, or of the support and encouragement offered by the school and families to those who have struggled. We salute our school community for its work over the past year, and we wish our 2015 matriculants all of the best for their tertiary studies, or their entry into the working world.
Students with Academic Full Colours (L to R): Fritz Keyzer, Joel Clothier, Caryn Cyster, Keenen Hindley, Tina Le Fleur, Terri Lakey, Suhail Kapdi, Toshka Coleman, Ester Vaisanen, Nathan Duvel, Mikaela Daries. Absent: Adam Schroeder, Ellen-Anne Williams, Carl Pophaim, Dylan Hans
The Sporting Skills for Life Centre is offering Hockey, Basketball and Ultimate Frisbee clinics with top local, national and international coaches from 10-12 December at Pinelands High. The clinics are for boys and girls aged 9-15 years old and offers kids a perfect opportunity to learn the methods and skills used by professional coaches..
Registration will be on a first come, first served basis and there are 48 spaces per age group per sport. The early registration fee is R350 for Hockey and Basketball and R50 for Ultimate Frisbee if paid up by Friday, 4 December. Later registrations are R450 and R70 respectively,..so sign up early and save!
For more information or to download a registration form, visit: http://phs.org.za/sport/sslc.html
Please fax or email your completed registration and consent forms and proof of payment to: Don Shay (021) 532-2433 (tel/fax) email: email@example.com or call (072) 160-0277.
Don't forget to attend the Visual Art and Design evening tomorrow. It is a fantastic exhibition showcasing work from our exceptionally talented Grade 8 - 12 Visual Art and Design students. The exhibition runs from 17h00 to 20h00 in the Kent Hall.
Last Friday we held our annual Gala Music Concert at the Baxter Theater.
Congratulations to all staff and students involved. It was a wonderful evening of music with performances of a very high standard. The concert showcased the school’s premier soloists, vocal groups, instrumental ensembles, bands and the orchestra.