Courtrai Primary School
The school was founded in 1970 and grew to a parallel-medium school in 1976. The school badge was inspired by the coat of arms of the Flemish town of Kortrijk - formely part of France. The red chevron in the badge is generally used as an identification symbol throughout the school. Three pearls decorate the chevron and represent the three rocks (permanence) on Paarl Mountain. The motto, Fide et Virtute, loosely translated, idealizes Faith and Courage. Since 1983, after completion of extensions to the school buildings, we have all the modern conveniences necessary to educate our pupils in their entirety. Vast opportunities are offered to the learners to realize and develop their talents. A high premium is placed on academic development, progress and standard. With this we endeavour to promote moral and spiritual defensibility as a source of life. Each learner is placed in one of three teams, namely Laborie (white), Picardie (red) and Altenburg (blue). This builds team spirit and a feeling of belonging amongst the learners in various fields. The school regards close co-operation between parent and school as high priority to ensure the best for its learners. To foster this, regular contact between staff and parents is encouraged, and parents are invited to support our parents' evenings and to attend functions faithfully.
La Rochelle Primary School
In 1860, Mrs Hugo (born Du Buisson) established a school for 40 girls and young ladies. In 1872 the school was taken over by Prof and Mrs Jan de Villiers. Now with 200 pupils, Jan Orrelis taught music while Mrs de Villiers was the headmistress of the Ladies Seminary. Tuition was in English with French and Dutch being two of the subjects. In 1913, the school became known as the La Rochelle Girls' High School. The name means "the small rock" and is a reference to one of the fort cities of the French Huguenots. The changing of the name caused some sadness amongst teachers and past pupils, but the aims of the school were kept intact. (Head, heart and hand have an equal place in the education of the young girls.) An interesting fact is that gradually Dutch was replaced by Afrikaans and the girls enjoyed their literature classes even more. The school song was written by Jan FE Cilliers and composed by ML de Villiers in 1922 and in 1923 the school badge was brought into being. In 1938 the Primary School was separated from the high school and officially opened in March 1938.
Norman Henshilwood High School
Norman Henshilwood High School has a strong commitment to traditional values with a focus on self-discipline and achievement based not only on outcome but also on continual improvement. We strive to deliver a world class education that provides our learners with a platform to succeed at tertiary level and in the world of work. Our learners must become active and productive citizens with advanced qualifications ready to move South Africa forward as a developmental State. Having a strong set of values and morals is something we instil. Norman Henshilwood High School insists on excellent behaviour, excellent school attendance, smart uniform and respect for self, others and the environment as the expected norm. In addition to our learners’ successes, we are a school that has embraced 21st century technology which allows us to be at the cutting edge of curriculum delivery.
Vineyards Rugby Football Club
Teamwork is essential to our sport. We welcome all new team members and include all because working as a team enriches our lives. We play selflessly: working for the team, not for ourselves alone, both on and off the field. We take pride in our team, rely on one another and understand that each player has a part to play. We speak out if our team or sport is threatened by inappropriate words or actions. Mutual respect forms the basis of our sport. We hold in high esteem our sport, its values and traditions and earn the respect of others in the way we behave. We respect our match officials and accept their decisions. We respect opposition players and supporters. We value our coaches and those who run our clubs and treat clubhouses with consideration. Enjoyment is the reason we play and support rugby. We encourage players to enjoy training and playing. We use our sport to adopt a healthy lifestyle and build life skills. We safeguard our young players and help them have fun. We enjoy being part of a team and part of the Vineyards rugby family. Strong discipline underpins our sport. We ensure that our sport is one of controlled physical endeavour and that we are honest and fair. We obey the laws of the game which ensure an inclusive and exciting game. We support our disciplinary system, which protects our sport and upholds its values. We observe the sport’s laws and regulations and report serious breaches. Sportsmanship is the foundation upon which rugby is built. We uphold the rugby tradition of camaraderie with teammates and opposition. We observe fair play both on and off the pitch and are generous in victory and dignified in defeat. We play to win but not at all costs and recognise both endeavour and achievement. We ensure that the wellbeing and development of individual players is central to all rugby activity.
Kannemeyer Primary School
Kannemeyer Primary is the heartbeat of Grassy Park, a suburb of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. We aspire to be the "School of Choice" in our area and our core value system is that we believe "Teaching is a work of heart". Our philosophy is that we need all the adults in the community at large to step into Citizenship and assist us in ensuring that our children develop holistically and achieve their own citizenship and a great self worth. Our new school hall, the Kannemeyer Primary's Hall of Hearts, offers us the ideal gathering place where we can deepen relationships and strengthen the philosophy of Ubunthu between our children, teachers, support staff, parents and the community at large, all taking co-responsibility for the advancement of our children's future. Kannemeyer Primary wishes to provide a gathering space for hearts to connect in building up our community. Lord Almighty says: "You will be judged as human beings, by the love you show the children".
Paarl Girls'High School
Our girls benefit from a team of highly qualified and hardworking staff who enjoy working with the youth. The excellent relationships between learners and teachers provide an ethos that effectively supports and encourages learning, which is also reflected in the consistently high results achieved in the Final Matriculation Examination each year. A recent example of this is the excellent results attained by the 2015 Matriculants – a 100% Matric pass rate. In a class of 89 Matriculants there were 93% Bachelor Passes, 29 A aggregates, nine pupils who achieved 7 distinctions and the School was awarded as one of the best 30 schools by the Western Cape Education Department. Elke dogter is vir ons belangrik en die ontwikkeling van elke dogter word holisties benader sodat sy haar volle potensiaal kan bereik om sodoende te streef om ‘n verantwoordbare en verantwoordelike volwassene te word. Binne die Skool heers daar ook ‘n atmosfeer waar elke dogter as persoon se menswaardigheid erken word. Die jong volwasse dames wat hierdie Skool aan die einde van Matriek verlaat het reeds uitstaande prestasies op akademiese-, kulturele- en sportterrein behaal en hulle is toegerus en het die nodige selfvertroue om van hul naskoolse lewe ‘n sukses te maak op vele terreine.
John Graham Primary School
The school is situated in the suburb of Plumstead with the splendid mountain as the backdrop. We cater for children from Grade 4 to Grade 7. The learners at John Graham are encouraged to live up to the motto on our school badge, ‘Honour and Integrity’ by ‘doing the right thing when no-one is watching.’ We have declared our school a ‘No Bully Zone’ and learners have joined a ‘Dare Not to Swear’ campaign. We strive to instill an attitude of caring and compassion for others and a sense of responsibility in looking after our environment. We are often praised by visitors to the school for our learners’ courtesy and good manners. Visitors remark on the happy, yet disciplined atmosphere at John Graham Primary School. John Graham Primary aims to create a safe and caring environment, enabling all to develop in an atmosphere of mutual respect and integrity. With passion we strive to unlock the potential for excellence in each individual in a climate of possibility.