Good results at PAHS

AFTER THE FIRE: Past pupils and current sport interns, from left, Robert Palmer, Sino Bakaqana and Vush Magobinyana admire the Port Alfred High School Sports Wall of Fame that was refurbished and reinstalled in the foyer during the winter holidays. The original photos of national and provincial representatives were smoke damaged in the fire started by burglars in May last year. An appeal is made to the community to assist with missing photos from 2002 onwards. Contact Laura Guest on 084-607-6174 or marketing@pahs.co.za

Archery

Port Alfred High School archers participated in the Inter-Schools Archery Competition hosted by El Shaddai at the Port Alfred Country Club last Saturday.  Francois van der Merwe brought home the Kwagga floating trophy for the highest combined 3D and Bullseye results for senior boys while Rachel Lax won the Hayes Electrical floating trophy for highest combined score in in 3D and Bullseye for senior girls.  Medal winners are as follows: Kevan Janse van Rensburg (bronze – senior boys bullseye), Francois van der Merwe (two golds – senior boys bullseye and 3D), Rachel Lax (silver – senior girls bullseye and a gold in senior girls 3D), Nicole Nkuwana (gold – senior girls bullseye), and Sarah Ford (silver – senior girls 3D).

Debating

A junior PAHS team travelled to St Andrew’s to participate in the Grahamstown League fixture last Friday evening and convincingly won their debate against the host school.

Hockey

Only the girls played hockey against hosts Linkside High School in Port Elizabeth last Saturday and only the first team were unable to secure a win. The results are as follows: U14 won 3 – 0, U16 won 3 – 0, 2nd Team won 6 – 0 and the 1st team lost 1 – 0.  The girls played well and it was unfortunate that the first team players lost focus at a critical point in their match.

Mini-Hockey

A wonderful experience was had by the hockey players who travelled to Grahamstown to play in a triangular tournament hosted by Kingswood College. PAHS played against Cradock Junior School; for many of the Grade 1s this was their first ever match! The results are as follows: U7A lost 1-3, U7B lost 1-0, U8A lost 0-3, U8B drew 1-1, U9A drew 9-9 and U9B won 3-1.

Netball

It was a clean sweep for the PAHS netball girls on Saturday when they took on hosts Linkside High School in Port Elizabeth.  The results are as follows: U14A 17-16, U15A 15 – 1, U16A 19 – 3, U17 A 20 – 8 and the first team 27 – 18.  The standard of netball was high and the team spirit and sportsmanship a pleasure to watch.

Rugby

The U13B PAHS rugby team played against the Kingswood Junior U13B team and lost the match 26-46.

Swimming

PAHS swimmers travelled to Port Elizabeth over the weekend to compete in the Infinity Short Course Gala.  Pupils Will Beatt and Kate Tinley were commended for securing a 3rd and a 5th place respectively.

Spices fundraiser

Xolela Nyama won a cash prize for selling the most spices during the recent fundraising drive with Lindokuhle Gwadiso and Jessica Harty in second and third place.  The grade 2s in Mrs van der Spuy’s class won the class prize for their combined sales effort.  Lilli Weber and Axole Damba won prizes in the lucky draw. Headmaster Clive Pearson extended a sincere thank you to the Friends of the School committee members and to the community at large for making this annual fundraiser a success.

Who I am campaign

Laura Guest, head of marketing at PAHS, awarded colleague Michael Shavings a “Who I am Makes a Difference” sticker in assembly on Monday.

In her address to the school she said that in life one can choose to look up or look down, look away or look directly at a problem.  Shavings, who is a member of the grounds and buildings support team, last week chose not to look away when he saw a pupil in floods of tears during the school day.  Instead, he went out of his way to comfort the child and is thus a worthy recipient of the “Who I am Makes a Difference” sticker.  The sticker was presented to thunderous applause from the entire school.

Shavings will now pass the recognition on by awarding a sticker to someone in the community whom he would like to acknowledge for making a difference.

Guest informed all present that a report will be presented at each assembly for the rest of the term to detail how the campaign is unfolding and everyone is encouraged to make full use of this opportunity to be positive and to make a difference.

 

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