Being positive plays big role at PAHS
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
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
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