Janneke van Loggerenberg
CAMPING trips to Namibia and Botswana during the June holidays and watching rugby matches are some of the traditions in Janneke van Loggerenberg’s family. Other activities this Norther n suburbs teenager enjoys include hockey and going to the beach.
Janneke balances school, sports, family and the things most girls her age enjoy such as watching movies, going to the beach and gluing herself to a book from the Twilight series.
Hard work earned her an average of 90 percent in her Grade 9 finals last year and this year she plans to keep the momentum going in Grade 10.
She grew up in Welgemoed, Bellville, and attends DF Malan High School where she is continuing to play hockey.
She has earned her place in the Western Cape provincial hockey team.
Janneke made the squad and got her Province colours in 2008. Although she’s still not sure of which direction she wants to take after school she has definitely ruled out the areas of economics and politics.
This year her subjects are Art, Science, Biology, Mathematics, Life Orientation, English and Afrikaans.
“I want to get A’s for all my subjects. I’m not sure of what I want to do after school but I would like to go study at the University of Stellenbosch because both my parents studied there and it’s a beautiful place,” she said.
Janneke’s father is a anaesthetist and her mother used to be an occupational therapist but is now a housewife.
About her parents she said: “I look up to them because they are good parents and they have good morals”.