ACADEMICS

DEPUTY PRINCIPAL: ACADEMICS

Me. Magriet van der merwe
Ms. Magriet van der Merwe

 

Golden candidates on golden beaches

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PHOTO: Jaco van Staden, Hardus van Staden, Suandrie Corbett, Michaela Stanley, Kayla Gaigher, Meggan Cloete & Megan Meyer. Seven gold President Award candidates from Merensky High School completed the popular Strandloper hiking trail on the East Coast between Kei-Mouth and Gonubie during the school holidays from 25 to 31 March. This route is well known…
Category: Academics, Presidents Award

Bronze fun in the forest

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PHOTO: FRONT: Monique Botes, Leoné Slabbert, Joné du Toit & Nic de Beer. MIDDLE: Jackie van Heerden, Ilanie de Bruyn, Charmaine Ramokhola, Michelle Robertson, Angelique Toerien & Charline Chikukwe. BACK: Aldo van der Vyver, Manica van Schalkwyk, Makoma Pilusa, Jané Naudé, Diya Patel & Rahma Ali. 16 Aspiring grade 8-11 bronze President’s Award learners from…
Category: Academics, Presidents Award

Hello and Goodbye

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Merensky High School welcomes Mr. Stebian van der Walt to the Plasie team. He will henceforth carry the title of "Mr. Cricket”, as he has assumed responsibility for cricket training at Plasieland. Van der Walt is a qualified Cricket South Africa level 3 coach. Currently he is the head coach of the Limpopo Senior Rural…
Category: Academics, Hostel, Social, Sports

Another 2 Plasies gain bronze

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Merensky High School congratulates Matthew van der Merwe and Hlulani Ngobeni (grade 9) on completing their bronze Presidential Awards. To achieve this, they had to deliver 24-hour community service over 3 months, participate in a sport and new skill for 3 or 6 months, and complete a 24km hike stretching over 2 days. These two…
Category: Academics, Presidents Award

More distinctions for the Plasies

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Merensky High School’s class of 2018 recently, after a re-mark, received the good news that another 5 distinctions were added to their already impressive results. The number of Plasie distinctions has grown from 249 to 254. Chanel Dohse now boasts 6 distinctions, after she also achieved above 80% for Afrikaans Home Language.…
Category: Academics

Plasies plan for the future

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How many teenagers know what they want to do after school? Merensky High School again hosted an Einstein evening on 28 February. This time, the focus was on careers and learners had the opportunity to explore from the horse's mouth the good and bad of various careers. Nine professionals have come to share their careers…
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Agri-Merensky show animals expand

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Agri-Merensky's teachers received training from their collegues at Bekker High School in Magaliesburg on Friday and Saturday, 1 and 2 March. In 2019 Merensky High School's agricultural team will include rabbits, dairy goats, wool sheep, mutton sheep and beef cattle at their youth shows.
Category: Academics, Agri-Sciences

Letterkundiges geslyp by Merensky

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FOTO: Mee. Maryke Joubert, Claudia Olivier, mnr. Henk Viljoen & me. Trudie Botha. Mnr. Henk Viljoen, Streeksverkoopsbestuurder: Skole-afdeling van NB-uitgewers in Johannesburg, het op Saterdag, 23 Februarie, ‘n slypskool in graad 11 en 12 voorgeskrewe letterkunde by Hoërskool Merensky aangebied. Hoërskole Merensky, Ben Vorster en Frans du Toit het baatgevind by besprekings rondom “Onderwêreld” van…
Category: Academics

When the going gets tough

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Seven learners from Merensky High School, who have already enrolled for the Silver level of the President’s Award Programme, completed 48km over rough terrain in the Magoebaskloof area. Over the weekend of 8, 9 and 10 February, Keightly Mabasa, Katelyn Kurten, Victory Mathebula, Nyasha Patel, Charlize Krause, Palesa Shiluvane and Una Radzuma proved that the…
Category: Academics, Presidents Award

Spotlight on Plasie academics

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On 7 February, Merensky High School honoured their 2018 academic achievers. Violinist, Jan-Carel van Niekerk, accompanied by Mrs. Ingrid Linde, treated the Einsteins to a memorable performance. Janco Blignaut received two trophies for best achievements in IT, as well as Science and Mathematics when he was in grade 11. Agri-Merensky rewarded Emma Dalrymple-Hay, now grade…
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Agri-Merensky welcomes SAATA 2019

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The South African Agricultural Teachers' Association's annual conference led to more than 150 delegates travelling to Merensky High School this year. From 30 January to 2 February, Agri-Merensky hosted a wide variety of agricultural activities. Visiting agronomists were welcomed and registered in proper Plasie style, after which the program kicked off in a breath taking…
Category: Academics, Agri-Sciences

Plasies make a difference

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By Suandrie Corbett We make a living through what we get, but a life through what we give - Winston Churchill From 26 to 30 November 2018, 7 Merensky learners completed their Tshega Christian Mission Gold Presidential residential project, 30km outside Tzaneen in the Bolubedu area. The learners had the privilege of giving some of…
Category: Academics, Presidents Award

Academic recognition continues for Merensky

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The Mayor of the Greater Tzaneen Municipality hosted his annual excellence awards on Friday, 25 January at Karibu Leisure Resort in Tarentaalrand. Merensky High School received the following awards: The award for Independent and former Model C schools with the highest number of Bachelor passes, with 181 learners and 142 Bachelors. The award for overall…
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The president says: “Well done”!

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PHOTO: Front: Jenelle de Jonge, Lisa Maguire, Liza-Ri Snyman & Steph-Marie de Lange. Back: Jan-Carel van Niekerk, Kieran Albertus & Luann Botha. Seven grade 12 learners from Merensky High School recently received their Gold President’s Awards. This brings the total number of learners who have so far received this prestigious award to 18. Jan-Carel van…
Category: Academics, Presidents Award

Plasieland reap rewards

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PHOTOS: Photo 1: Mss. Verena van Heerden, Sunette Stander, Sunet van Gass, Izelle du Preez, Henriëtte Haar, Yolandé Rautenbach, Gretha van Staden, Sanine Vermeulen, Ada Venter & Mr. Seph Oosthuizen. Photo 2: Ms. Magriet van der Merwe (deputy principal: academics) & Messrs. Magnus Steyn (principal) & Mark Louwies (deputy principal). During the Mopani District Municipality's awards…
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