A unique school-within-the-school

Merensky High School's unique MDDA (Music, Dance, Drama and Art School) operates under the governing body.

Highly qualified coaches provide an opportunity for students to develop their full potential and exploit their talents with 26 classes per year.

Depending on the student's timetable, some classes are offered during school hours and other after school.



Extra-curricular exams that can be taken:



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 their final meeting and brunch in the school’s Appetito Restaurant on Wednesday, 30 October. Amongst several 2018 highlights, the opening of the brand new MDDA centre surely was top of the pops. Also worth mentioning is that talented Plasies once again took top honours in the Tzaneen Eisteddfod, and also achieved good results with several…
Categories: Culture, MDDA

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 a variety of classy Plasie items, interspersed with deserving performers and artists receiving acknowledgement from their tutors. The winner of this years’ Best All Rounder trophy was once again the diverse Plasie performer, Suandrie Corbett. In the Classic and NRG section, Nicolé Muller was awarded a trophy for the Most versatile dancer, while Heidi Swanepoel…
Categories: Culture, MDDA

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 op klaviergebied. Hy vertel dat hy skaars ses weke voor die eksamen een van sy stukke verander het. “Ek moes omtrént oefen om Mozart se Rondo in D Majeur, K485 op dieselfde standaard as die ander twee stukke: Fauré se Romance sans paroles Op 17 nr 3, en Scarlatti se Sonate in D mineur te…
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