PORT Alfred High School headmaster Clive Pearson reminded one and all during Monday’s assembly that the school will celebrate its 134th birthday on Friday August 18.
He said it would be compulsory for all senior school pupils to attend the derby fixtures against Alexander Road High School who will travel from Port Elizabeth on Saturday August 19.
Pearson also announced that the Ford Drive 4 UR SCHOOL fundraising campaign will take place on that Saturday. The goal is to have 100 folks test drive any of the Ford vehicles on display so that PAHS can earn R10 000. Pearson appealed to all parents, staff, pupils with licenses and friends of the school to support the campaign.
The PAHS junior chess team travelled to Green Fountain Farm recently, where they make a clean sweep of their encounter with El Shaddai Christian Academy, winning all the matches.
Joshua de Vos participated in the recent Saska East Coast Karate Open Championship at Fish River Sun and secured first place in the kumite and third place in the kata U11 age group. He was congratulated at assembly for progressing from the red to the black belt division.
The 1st team girls played against Hoerskool PJ Olivier in cold, misty and wet conditions in Grahamstown last Saturday and won the match 1-0.
Port Alfred pupil Lise-Mari Coetzee secured fourth place in the Grade 7 section of the district maths competition recently held in Grahamstown, while Jessica Harty came first in the Grade 6 section. Jessica will represent the Grahamstown district at the Eastern Province competition in East London on September 1.
In the Foundation Phase category, Grade 3 pupil Matthew Wyllie travelled to East London to participate in the provincial round where he was placed in the Top 10, bringing home a medal and a certificate.
Joshua de Vos, Kaide Doyle, Kaine Heny, Kamva Zweni, Asiphe Tonisi, Rhylan Payne and Asenathi Ndinisa have been selected to participate in the U12 trials and recently played against the Kouga team in Despatch. Results as to who goes through to the next round have not yet been announced.
During a mid-week fixture at home, the PAHS U9 team lost 5-20 to Kenton-on-Sea Primary, the U11 team won 24-0 and the U13s notched up 71 points to 17.
Last Saturday the rugby boys travelled up to Grahamstown to play against old rivals, Hoerskool PJ Olivier in very wet and cold conditions. The U9 team won 24-14, the U11 team won 43-0 and the U13 team lost 7-13. The U16 boys drew 17-all while the 1st team lost their match 9-18.
The PAHS first team played against the Lowlander team (an adult team) and lost 7-12. The 2nd team took on Kingswood College’s 3rd team and won 10-9. The Kingswood College 4th team also played the PAHS 2nd team and secured victory, 4 games to 1.