Be­ing pos­i­tive plays big role at PAHS

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FEAR is of our own cre­ation and it is im­por­tant to be pos­i­tive at all times – this was the mes­sage de­liv­ered by the Port Al­fred High School pupils who led de­vo­tions on be­half of the United Chris­tian Stu­dents As­so­ci­a­tion at Monday’s assem­bly. Head­mas­ter Clive Pearson thanked spe­cial guest Pas­tor Gary Ford of the Grace and Truth Church for his in­put and lead­er­ship. An­gling Grade 10 pupil Luke Eras­mus has been se­lected for the U16 Eastern Prov­ince Shore An­gling Team. He will now com­pete in the na­tional com­pe­ti­tion in Jan­uary next year to be held at Lange­baan. This achieve­ment is in ad­di­tion to var­i­ous medals, a tro­phy and prizes he won at the an­nual prize-giv­ing held on Satur­day May 27. Squash Lize-Mari Coet­zee con­tin­ues to fly the PAHS flag high in that she has been se­lected to rep­re­sent Eastern Prov­ince in the U13 squash team to play in the SA Schools In­ter­provin­cial Tour­na­ment from July 1-5 in Pi­eter­mar­itzburg. Rugby

It was a clean sweep for PAHS in the four matches played dur­ing the Kenton Rugby Fes­ti­val held on Wed­nes­day May 24. The U11 team played against Kingswood Pri­mary and Kenton Pri­mary, scor­ing 12-5 and 17-5 re­spec­tively. The U13A boys won 32-10 in their match against Kingswood Pri­mary and 28-7 in the fix­ture against Kenton Pri­mary.

The re­sults were, how­ever, mixed in the fix­tures against Woodridge Prep played on Satur­day May 27. The U11 team won 31-5 while the U13A lost 17-37. There were sev­eral stand-out mo­ments in the lat­ter match, with Kaine Heny and Kama Zweni pro­vid­ing thrilling spec­ta­tor value as they each sprinted long dis­tances to score tries. PAHS was down 26-0 by the end of the first half, but fought their way back with three tries and one con­ver­sion in the sec­ond half.

Zweni was recog­nised as the rugby player of the week on the back of the nine tries he scored in the two matches against Kenton Pri­mary and Kingswood Pri­mary School.

Con­grat­u­la­tions were ex­tended to Lihle Maphekula, who rep­re­sented Eastern Prov­ince U13 rugby at Bloemfontein over the week­end. The team won three of the five games played dur­ing the tour­na­ment. Mini hockey

The PAHS U9 mini hockey play­ers en­joyed their matches against Woodridge Prep with the A team draw­ing 1-1, the B team win­ning 1-0 and the C team win­ning 5-2. The matches were played at PAHS and were well sup­ported by en­thu­si­as­tic spec­ta­tors from both schools. Hockey

In their fix­tures against Woodridge Prep, the PAHS U10B girls team won 3-1 while the A team lost 0-1; the U11 boys team lost 2-3 and the older boys in the U13 team man­aged a 0-0 draw. The girls’ hockey teams had their work cut out for them with all three teams los­ing against Woodridge Prep: U11B 0-3, U13B 0-5 and U13A 0-6. Net­ball

Of the five matches played against Woodridge Prep, only the PAHS U11 team lost, with the score at 3-5. The U9 team won 5-0, the U10s won 18-0 while the U12s won 13-1 and the U13 team won 14-7. Merit badges

PAHS pupils Zimi Son­jakat­sha and Carissa le Roux re­ceived blue and red merit badges re­spec­tively.

Merit badges are awarded once a pupil has ac­cu­mu­lated a set num­ber of merit points for dis­play­ing pos­i­tive be­hav­iour.

SWING OF THINGS: Join­ing in the fun at the prin­ci­pal’s birth­day party at Alexan­dria Chris­tian Acad­emy last week were, from left, staff mem­bers Nele Heyer, Bernie Late­gan, An­netjie O’Shea and An­nel­ize de Beer, with Euphemia Carelse in front PARTY SPIRIT: Among the guests en­joy­ing the prin­ci­pal’s birth­day party at Alexan­dria Chris­tian Acad­emy last week were, from left, Monique Strydom, Tiara Carelse and Apiwe Gqokro

RUGBY TAL­ENT: U13A Port Al­fred High School rugby player Kamva Zweni has been awarded the Rugby Player of the Week on the back of the nine tries he scored in two matches played dur­ing a re­cent rugby fes­ti­val. The matches were against Kingswood Pri­mary and Kenton Pri­mary School. He also im­pressed on the field dur­ing the re­cent derby against Woodridge Prep

Pic­ture: SHANI LOMBAARD

START­ING YOUNG: Shaw Park Pri­mary School played a friendly rugby match against El Shad­dai Chris­tian Acad­emy last week, which saw the U9 boys prac­tise their ball-han­dling skills. Carter Ste­wart from Shaw Park made the tackle

TOP HAT: Cel­e­brat­ing the prin­ci­pal’s birth­day party at Alexan­dria Chris­tian Acad­emy last week with cake, hats, sparklers and wa­ter bal­loons were Mia Schutte, left, and Chloe Malan

Pic­ture: JON HOUZET

DUEL FOR THE BALL: Kate Heny, left, of Port Al­fred High School lunges for the ball in the U13A hockey clash against Woodridge Prep last Satur­day. PAHS put up a valiant strug­gle against a stronger team, los­ing 0-6

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