School Culture

Skoolkultuur

Merensky High School is proud to carry the SAOU title:

“Skool met die beste bevordering van kultuur”

At Plasieland sport and culture go hand-in-hand. This is the best place to make culture eagles soar.

PRODUCTIONS

Every second year the whole school has the opportunity to take part in a big production. Revues as well favourite musicals have successfully been staged.

PUBLIC SPEAKING

Annual participation in the ATKV additional language competition is encouraged.
Senior learners have the opportunity to compete in the annual Rojac speech competition.
Plasies do well at the annual “SA Model United Nations Debate”.
From 2018, English speaking learners can also compete in the Radikale Redenaars, hosted at Merensky.

POP-UPS

An annual talent competition at Plasieland.
After auditions in various categories (Dance, Instrumental, Vocal, Drama) the top entries perform at a gala evening and compete for big prizes.

WOWEE WOENSDAE

Twice a term, pupils have the opportunity to showcase their talents during break at the Beehive.

PLAYS

Acting has been going strong since the 70’s.  Drama students have the opportunity to enter the annual National Acting Competition in Cape Town.
An English play will be presented in July 2018.

TZANEEN EISTEDDFOD

Merensky High School annually hosts the Tzaneen Eisteddfod. Our students perform well in the various sections such as Music, Vocal, Instrumental, Art, Dance and Afrikaans and English Drama. The overall winner in the High School Division usually comes from the Plasie stable.

COMPETITIONS AND CHAMPIONSHIPS

Learners are encouraged to participate in external competitions and championships.
Over the years, a good number of dancers, singers and musicians have been included in the South African team competing in the USA.


Culture News

Hierdie Plasie kán skryf

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FOTO: Imcke van Vuuren. Imcke van Vuuren (graad 11) van Hoërskool Merensky is pas aangewys as nasionale wenner in die prosa-afdeling van die POORT-Skryfkompetisie vir hoërskoolleerders in Suid-Afrika en Namibië, met haar skryfstuk: Blou. Die POORT-Skryfkompetisie is ‘n projek van die Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns, wat ten doel het om skeppende skryftalent in…
Category: Academics, Culture

Plasiepraters is paraat

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FOTO: SENIORS Stefan en Suandrie Corbett, Liné Fourie, Lisa Maguire, Liza-Ri Snyman en Amelda Pretorius. Afwesig: Crystal Kirstein en Manika van Schalkwyk. Ter voorbereiding van die landwye ATKV-redenaarskompetisie het Hoërskool Merensky se gladdebekke op 12 en 14 Maart aan die interne uitdunne deelgeneem. Lank voor hierdie datums het die Plasiepraters die geleentheid benut om onvoorbereide…
Category: Culture

Plasies talk up a storm

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PHOTO: GRAAD 9.2 AFRIKAANS Ruben Potgieter, Mariesa Schutte, Reynhard Pretorius en Marjoné Beukes. Nine orator teams from Merensky High School participated in the Veritas Team Orators Competition at Pietersburg Hoërskool on 5 and 6 March 2018. It was the second time that the Plasies entered this exciting competition, giving it their all against teams from…
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Nothing dampens Plasie culture

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PHOTO: Jaco van Staden on the guitar. When it rains on your parade, move to another venue! This was true of the ever popular Wowee Wednesdays, hosted twice a term by the culture prefects at Merensky High School. Since the completion of the Bee Hive, this talent showcase found the perfect spot during breaks. However,…
Category: Culture, MDDA

Werkswinkel vir Plasie-redenaars

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FOTO: Voor: Keynan Fox, Stephanie Potgieter en Palesa Shiluvane. Middel: Dezi de Jager, Chantelle Meyer, Johan van den Heever en Mariesa Schutte. Agter: Ruben Potgieter, Sue-Ann du Preez, Sydney Whitcomb, Jacqueline Cronjé, Marcel Arlow en Andrea van Jaarsveld. Selfs die mees gesoute redenaar kry ‘n padda in die keel wanneer hy gekonfronteer word met onvoorbereide…
Category: Academics, Culture

PA pretty in pink

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PHOTO Danzi Ivy, Nakishka Janse van Vuuren and Rifqah Moosa. Merensky High School’s grade 11 Presidents Award members initiated a cancer awareness project on Friday, February 9, at the school. Many Plasies bought pink ribbons to support this project. Proceeds will go to the Tzaneen Care Group for the outstanding work being done for local…
Category: Academics, Culture, Hostel, Social, Sports

Tyd staan nie stil nie

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Hoërskool Merensky was nog nooit bang om ‘n goeie tradisie, wat tot voordeel van die leerders en onderwysers is, te implementeer nie. Só is die Tydkapsule-tradisie in 2016 gebore. Plasie graad 8’s kry aan die einde van hul skiewiejaar geleentheid om hul wedervaringe op Merensky op papier neer te pen, waarna die skrywes in ‘n…
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Frikkie kry sy vrou

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Jaar na jaar kan mens net jou hande saamslaan in verwondering wanneer jy die skiewiekonsert by Hoërskool Merensky bywoon. Vanjaar se produksie, getiteld Frikkie soek ‘n vrou, was geskoei op die gewilde realiteitsreeks Boer soek ‘n vrou. Die 243 graad 8-leerders het binne 4 dae ‘n volledige konsert ingeoefen en op die planke gebring. Die…
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Nuwe kitaar “Snaar” by Merensky

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FOTO: Derius Erasmus Hoërskool Merensky se Musiek-, Dans-, Drama- en Kunsskool (die MDDK) is opgewonde om mnr. Derius Erasmus as nuwe kitaartutor te verwelkom. Erasmus is ‘n oudPlasie wat op 17-jarige ouderdom sy kitaartande by Merensky se musiekskool, wat later jare herdoop is tot die MDDK, gesny het. Behalwe vir sy argitektuuragtergrond is Erasmus ook…
Category: Culture, MDDA

Miles of muddy smiles

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It was that time of the year again. The event not to be missed: MooPoo at Plasieland. Numerous, excited new staff members and learners alike, accepted the challenge to become a true blue blooded Plasie, by diving into the muddy waters on Wednesday, 24 January. The enthusiastic crowd cheered and encouraged every participant, resulting in…
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ATKV vereer Plasies

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FOTO: Voor: Mapula Matjokotja, Mia Nkuna en Rain Terblanche. Middel: Karen Basson, Joné du Toit, Rhodé Faber, Suandrie Corbett, Mienke Lombard, Manica van Schalkwyk en Andrea van Jaarsveld. Agter: John-Robert Honiball, Michaela Elbrecht, Rynard Mitchell, Rinus Jacobs, Crystal Kirstein en Anke Venter. Inlasfoto’s: Mariesa Schutte, Lizané Van Schalkwyk en Retief Fourie. Soos gebruiklik het Hoërskool…
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Plasie dancers off to nationals

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PHOTO: Nicole Muller, Marla Barnard, Crystal Kirstein and Jeandre Joubert. On Friday, 19 January, 4 Classic, Latin and NRG dancers from Merensky High School’s MDDA auditioned in Polokwane for the Beyond 2000 national arts competition. Nicole Muller, Marla Barnard, Crystal Kirstein and Jeandre Joubert convinced the judges of their talent and were therefor chosen to…
Category: Culture, MDDA

Welkom in ons wêreld

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FOTO: Voor: Trudie Botha, Elizma Roux en Zanel de Lange. Agter: Marc Viljoen, Mark Louwies, Willem Hermann en Alichia Coetzee. Hoërskool Merensky is opgewonde oor die sewetal spogonderwysers wat hulle in 2018 by dié wenspan aansluit. Die nuwe adjunkhoof, mnr. Mark Louwies, is geen onbekende in die Laeveld nie. Hy was voorheen die skoolhoof by…
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Merensky leerkragte sê totsiens

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FOTO: Elza van Wyk, Danie Olivier, Betsie Claasen, Willa Marais, Yvette Streicher en Chanté Pirie. Hoërskool Merensky sê hierdie jaar met ‘n swaar hart totsiens aan 6 wonderlike onderwysers. Me. Yvette Streicher (1 jaar diens), me. Chanté Pirie (2 jaar diens), mnr. Danie Olivier (4.5 jaar diens), me. Willa Marais (8 jaar diens), me. Betsie…
Category: Academics, Culture, Social, Sports

Plasieskrywers pronk in Poort

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‘n Hele handvol Plasieskrywers se pennevrug is opgeneem in 2017 Poort. Hierdie publikasie word jaarliks uitgegee deur die Letterkundekommissie van Suid-Afrikaanse Akademie vir Wetenskap en Kuns. Hoërskoolleerlinge regoor Suid-Afrika het die geleentheid om poësie en prosa in te skryf. Daarna word dit gekeur deur ‘n paneel kundiges: prof. Thys Human (Noordwes-Universiteit), dr. Daniel Hugo (Protea…
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