CULTURE

CULTURE COORDINATOR

Mari Weber
Ms. Mari Weber

Wowee makes Beehive buzz

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Any cultural event on Plasieland is very well supported. On Wednesday, 27 February, The Beehive was buzzing with the presentation of 2019's first WoWee Wednesday. This initiative is driven by the EC Culture Committee. During breaks, learners are entertained by talent from their own ranks. Mexican dancers pulled out their Inter-High manoeuvres…
Category: Culture

Words echo at WordWorx

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PHOTOS: Stella Nkuna, Tessa Sam, Zaara Turk, Zoë Robertson & Johann Kemp. Suné Hermann & Anke Venter. By Zoë Robertson, grade 11 On Wednesday, 27 February  young, enthusiastic, creative minds at Plasieland got together once again to talk about a writer’s creative abilities, as well as discussing a few writing myths, including…
Category: Culture, Wordworx-en

Young Maestro inspired audience

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Plasieland's own maestro, Janco Blignaut, had the audience in the school hall at his feet on Sunday, 3 March, when he performed with Lies Colman, a celebrated pianist from Belgium. They performed works of Rachmaninoff, Beethoven, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Chopin and Bach. This performance was a project of the Foundation Robus Foundation.
Category: Culture, Social

Wonderful words @ WordWorx

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PHOTO: Front: Shalom Mashele, Stella Nkuna, Liza-Ri Snyman, Lin-Mari Theron & Anize Basson. Back: Zaara Turk, Tessa Sam, Jan-Carel van Niekerk, Juan-Jacques Moller, Thabiso Shai & Eduan Naudé. On 30 January, Merensky High School’s promising word wizards had their first WordWorx meeting. WordWorx is unique to Plasieland, as contributing writers work towards a yearly publication.…
Category: Culture, Wordworx-en

Plasieland welcomes new staff

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Merensky High School is excited about the new staff who are going to live out their individual knowledge and passion at Plasieland in 2019 and contribute to making Merensky even more special. Front: Mss Maryke Joubert (Afrikaans), Michaela Becker (Agriculture & Natural Sciences), Iseldri Knoetze (Mathematics), Monique de Lange (English), Marisa Schnetler (IT & Afrikaans).…
Category: Academics, Culture, Hostel, Social, Sports

Cheers on arty success

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PHOTO Front: Celia Duvenhage (Modern Dance), Genevieve Booyse (Ballet), Bonita Jacobs (Classics, Latin, NRG) and Anica Scholtz (Photography, Contemporary Piano). Back: Mari Weber (Manager), Anriette van Rooyen (Drama), Derius Erasmus (Guitar), Ingrid Linde (Piano/Violin), Thessa Bekker (Vocals) and Lize-Mari Jooste (Fine Arts). After a very successful year, the tutors of Merensky High Schools’ MDDA held…
Category: Culture, MDDA

Merke, gereed – Sing!

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Op Vrydag, 19 Oktober, het die Merensky-sêrgroep vir die eerste keer aan die ATKV se Animato A Capella sangkompetisie vir hoërskole deelgeneem. Vroegdag is daar reeds vertrek na Johannesburg, ter voorbereiding van die uitdunronde by Curro Wilgeheuwel in Roodepoort. Hierdie jaar se interessante tema, Jagsirkel, het liedere ingesluit soos Circle of life, Klein Tambotieboom, Ek…
Category: Culture

Awards abound at Thrilling MDDA event

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PHOTO: BEST ALL ROUNDER Suandrie Corbett and Mrs Mari Weber (Manager MDDA). The last “Thrilling Tuesday” and prize giving ceremony of the Merensky MDDA (music, dance, drama and art school) was held on Tuesday, 16 October in the hall. The event was presented by the culture prefects and once again the audience was entertained with…
Category: Culture, MDDA

Gold for Danzi

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Merensky High School’s vocalist, Danzi Ivy, took part in the South African Talent Championships (SATCH). This event took place at the beautiful SOREX Estate in Pretoria from 1 to 5 October. Many talented young South Africans competed in the 4 disciplines of Acting, Modelling, Instrumentals and Vocals; the latter having the highest number of contestants…
Category: Culture

Só bek moet jam kry!

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deur Suandrie Corbett, graad 10 Kennis is om te weet wat om te sê, wysheid is om dit op die regte tyd te sê en waagmoed is om op te daag en jou sê te sê. Op Saterdag, 13 Oktober 2018, het 21 wyse, waagmoedige Merensky-redenaars deelgeneem aan die Nasionale Radikale Redenaarskompetisie by Hoërskool Garsfontein.…
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Lof vir Merensky muso

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FOTO: Janco Blignaut saam met sy tutor, me. Ingrid Linde. Janco Blignaut, ‘n graad 11-leerder van Hoërskool Merensky, het onlangs sy UNISA graad 7-klaviereksamen met lof (83%) geslaag. Hiermee word hy die derde Plasie in die afgelope 7 jaar wat hierdie kwalifikasie by sy matrieksertifikaat kan voeg. In musiekkringe staan Janco bekend as ‘n meester…
Category: Culture, MDDA

Plasies wen Tzaneen Eisteddfod loshande

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Soos alle kultuurtiere reeds weet, het die Tzaneen Eisteddfod in 2018 sy swanesang beleef. Die leerders van Hoërskool Merensky het egter vir oulaas gewys wie’s baas en met dosyne toekennings en trofees hierdie hoofstuk van 40 jaar suksesvol afgesluit. In die musiekafdeling het die Hoërskool Merensky muso’s puik presteer. Vir die heel eerste keer het…
Category: Culture, Eisteddfod-en

Erewag vir sekretaresses

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FOTO Nadia Hermann, Eileen Elbrecht, Charmaine Buys, Linda Badenhorst, Theresa Erasmus, Christelle Meyer, Liezel Hermann en Marlene Olivier. “Bly kalm en roep die sekretaresse”, weerklink inderdaad kort-kort in die Hoërskool Merensky-gange. Om dié rede het man en muis op Donderdag, 6 September, saamgestaan om hulde te bring aan die 8 super-sekretaresses van Plasieland. Vroegdag, met…
Category: Academics, Culture, Hostel, Leaders, Social, Sports

Spring has sprung

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After a severe cold winter, spring was welcomed with open arms in the Tzaneen area. At Merensky High School, the executive committee went all out to set the stage during assembly. The Beehive formed the backdrop for a massive M, decorated with flowers. Wreaths, necklaces, face paint and a general air of jubilation welcomed the…
Category: Academics, Culture, Hostel, Leaders, Social, Sports

Golden tickets for Plasie dancers

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PHOTO: TROPHY: BEST GROUP AND GOLDEN TICKETS Renate Botha, Joha du Toit, Celia Duvenhage (coach), Eyre Koekemoer and Tenia Albertyn. On Saturday 25 August, numerous Merensky High School dancers had the opportunity to compete in a Limpopo Dance Fusion competition, held in Tzaneen. A total of seven local studios accepted this challenge over eighteen categories.…
Category: Culture, MDDA
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