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 WEDNESDAYS

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

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…
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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…
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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.…
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Dink… of sink

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FOTO: DIE DINK-OF-SINK DEELNEMERS Stefan Corbett, Meggan Cloete, Suandrie Corbett, Bercha Venter, Leoné Slabbert, Jamie Robertson en me. Claudia Olivier (organiseerder). Deur Jamie Robertson  (graad 10) Die Noordstreek uitdunronde, wat Noordwes, Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga en KwaZulu Natal insluit, vir die jaarlikse Dink of Sink debat het op Vrydag, 24 Augustus, by Hoërskool Montana plaasgevind. Hiérdie…
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Plasies burn the dance floor

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PHOTO: MEDALISTS Abbigail Caldeira, Handy Mosila, Jeandré Joubert, Crystal Kirstein and Luzaan Spies. Dancers from Merensky High School’s MDDA took part in a Solo-Latina competition in Tzaneen on Saturday, 28 July. 5 Dance schools competed and the Plasies burned the dance floor. Congratulations to Jeandré Joubert in grade 11 who achieved a gold medal in…
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Applous vir Plasieredenaars

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FOTO: GRAAD 9-SPAN Ruben Potgieter, Mariesa Schutte, Reynard Pretorius en Marjoné Beukes. Die uitslae van die Limpopo uitdunronde van die Radikale Redenaarskompetisie is pas bekendgemaak en die Plasiepraters glimlag van oor tot oor. Vier van die spanne was goed genoeg om lynreg na die nasionale finaal deur te dring. In die Afrikaans Moedertaalafdeling gaan albei…
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Debat is in hul blou bloed

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Suandrie Corbett en Jamie Robertson (graad 10) van Hoërskool Merensky het vir die tweede jaar aan die ATKV-debatskompetisie deelgeneem, hierdie keer in die seniorafdeling. In die semi-finale ronde op 26 Mei, te Hoërskool Rustenburg, het hulle te staan gekom teen ‘n gedugte tweemanskap van Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool, wat gewoonlik skoonskip maak in dié kompetisie. Suandrie…
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BB Tzaneen sponsor

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PHOTO: Merensky High School’s principal, Mr Magnus Steyn, receives the keys to the new Renault Kadjar, sponsored by BB Tzaneen, from Mr Nic Dorfling, dealer principal at BB Tzaneen Nissan.
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Keynan haal finaal

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Keynan Fox, ‘n graad 8-leerder van Hoërskool Merensky, het die uitsonderlike prestasie behaal om Limpopo te verteenwoordig by die nasionale finaal van die ATKV-redenaarskompetisie wat op 16 en 17 Augustus 2018 by ATKV-Buffelspoort gehou word. Vir Keynan is hierdie geen onbekende terrein nie, aangesien hy in 2015 eerste in die land geeïndig het. Plasieland vertrou…
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Vet praat-pret op Plasieland

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FOTO: Hlayisanani Shingangi, Lulama Mkhawana, Shumikazi Ngonyoza en Palesa Shiluvane. Hoërskool Merensky is bekend as ‘n skool van eerstes op kultuurgebied. Op 24 en 25 Mei is nog ‘n baan gebreek toe ‘n uitdunronde van die landwye Radikale Redenaarkompetisie by die nuwe MDDK-sentrum op eie bodem plaasgevind het. Behalwe die Plasies, het laerskoolleerders van Laerskole…
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Nóg oud-Plasies vang graad

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Chantey Kleinhans, klas van 2014 en tans ‘n student by NWU, is tans besig met Baccalaureus Legum (LLB) nadat sy haar Baccalaureus Commercii in Regte (Bcomm Regte) op 16 Maart hierdie jaar verwerf het. Tydgenoot, Rico Pretorius, het in 2017 by TUKS sy BSc Real Estate graad ontvang. [ngg_images source="galleries" container_ids="63" display_type="photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails" override_thumbnail_settings="1" thumbnail_width="240" thumbnail_height="160"…
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Plasie Pop-Up artists perform

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PHOTO: WINNER, GIRLS VOCAL & AUDIENCE FAVOURITE – Mariesa Schutte The annual talent show at Merensky High School, aptly named Pop-Ups, took place on Thursday, 17 May. This year was even bigger and better than before. After two afternoons of auditions, a final 26 items were selected by a panel to be performed before the…
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Plasies is praatparaat

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FOTO: Jamie Robertson en Suandrie Corbett. Op Donderdag, 10 Mei 2018 het drie debatspanne van Hoërskool Merensky na Mookgophong gereis om by Hoërskool Hans Strijdom deel te neem aan die ATKV-debatkompetisie vir hoërskoolleerders. Die onderwerp, Suikerbelasting is tot voordeel van die Suid-Afrikaanse gemeenskap, is sinvol beredeneer deur die twee juniorspanne. Span een was Michelle Robertson,…
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10 uit 10 vir Merensky-opedag

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Op Vrydag, 11 Mei, het Hoërskool Merensky dinge bietjie anders gedoen… Tradisioneel word graad 7’s met ‘n “roadshow” na die jaarlikse opedag uitgenooi en met busse aangery om die hoërskool-ervaring in skooltyd te beleef. Soos verwag kan word, het die Plasies weereens die voortou geneem en ‘n opedag aangebied met ‘n verskil. Laerskoolleerders in Merensky…
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MDDK-talent skitter

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FOTO: Zayana Moosa, Ntsakisi Shingange en Amelia Booth maak gereed vir hul optrede. Op Woensdag, 10 Mei, het die MDDK, Hoërskool Merensky se unieke kunsteskool, die eerste “Thrilling”-geleentheid van 2018 in die skoolsaal aangebied.  ‘n Groot aantal akteurs, sangers, musikante en dansers het die gehoor vermaak met hul talent. Soos gebruiklik, het die aand ook…
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