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Handré Pollard 22-year-old rugby star Handré Pollard is the new Bulls captain and has just led the team to a 28–7 victory over Chiefs in a pre-season match. He started his senior career with the Blue Bulls as a 19-year-old. He made his Springbok debut on 28 June 2014 (against Scotland in the incoming tour series) and has 20 caps for the Springboks. He was a key contributor to South Africa’s resurgence from their shock defeat against Japan at the 2015 Rugby World Cup to reaching the semi-final against the All Blacks. He has scored 188 points in his short international career so far.

Q: Describe the experience to play against Paarl Boys’ High in the biggest Interschools match in the world. What is the exceptional relationship between the schools that makes this clash so special? A: It is always difficult to describe … it is something one cannot explain to people who were not at one of those schools. It is incredibly competitive, but very good friendships are also formed. The town (Paarl) is divided into two for that week and all academic responsibilities are pushed aside. Q: What was it like to play in a World Cup tournament? A: It was truly a dream come true! To play in a test for the Boks is already amazing, but to represent your country in the World Cup is something completely else. Even though we just came short, it was the proudest moment of my life. I hope I get such an opportunity again. Q: What is the best part of being a professional rugby player? A: The friendships and bonds that are formed. Everyone plays for different reasons. I play to provide for my family one day, yes, but also for the friendships and the feeling in the locker room after a win. Q: What is less pleasant about your career, apart from injuries? A: We can only play for a limited time and must be able to live after rugby. The number of days away from home – yes, it is wonderful to be on tour and see the world, but time with family and friends is precious. Q: You were on the sideline for quite some time with injuries. How did you keep yourself busy? A: The rehab part of an injury takes much more time than people realise. Any rugby player will tell you that it is harder to come back from injury than what it is to play. But I played a lot of golf and spent time with friends and family. Q: As the new Super Rugby captain of the Bulls, how do you regard this challenge, especially in light of your relatively young age? A: I am young, but I’ve been playing senior rugby for quite a while and have a lot of experience. I will do my best to use everything I have learned up to now and that I will still learn this year to lead my team, and also to lead by example.

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Schools: Golden Grove,The Grove, Greenfield Girls’, Bergvliet, Groote Schuur, Pinelands North,


Q: How have you experienced the recent matches in Australia, where you played a Super Rugby warm-up game against Chiefs and also took part in the Brisbane Global Tens? A: There were many positives and also negatives, at which we will be hard at work to fix before the Stormers game. But on the whole it was a very good tour, and it was also good for the team spirit. Q: How do you feel about your chances in the upcoming Super Rugby tournament, starting for the Bulls against the Stormers in Cape Town on 25 February? A: I believe we have a very good chance, just like all the other teams. We participate to win the competition – anything else we will regard as unsuccessful. Q: How do you handle the fame and attention that come your way as a high profile player? A: Oh, there are pros and cons. One should always remember that you were young at one time and looked up to the Boks. As long as your support system with family and friends are in place, everything else is minor. Q: What are the goals that you would like to reach in your rugby career? A: At the moment, just to be back on the field and to do my best for the Bulls and hopefully to get back into the Bok squad. I will then again look at my goals. Q: What makes your heart beat faster when you are away from the rugby field?A: My My fiancée, Marise Malherbe! Q: What are your hobbies? Other sports you enjoy playing? A: I am crazy for golf – even though I can’t play often, I enjoy it a lot.


Q: You attended Paarl Gymnasium High School. What was the experience like to be at such a prestigious high school? How did it influence your rugby career? A: It was an incredible experience. I have learned to constantly play at the highest level of South African schools rugby and to handle the pressure.

Q: What is your wish for Springbok rugby? A: My wish is for the South African public to be behind the Boks. The past twelve months were not good, but we have incredible talent in the country and can be the best in the world again.

The Pinelands. High Schools: Groote Schuur, Sun Valley Group of Schools, South African College High School. AWSUM News is published by the TieMedia Group, Jock de Villiers Office Building, 376 Main Road, Paarl, 7646. 021 872 3880 |

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I find most lemon meringue pies to be rather sickly and insipid with hardly a hint of lemon. This one has a real lemon kick with a lovely smooth curd. It is rich, though, and not for the fainthearted.

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Serves 4–6 INGREDIENTS • 1 packet (200 g) Tennis biscuits • 125 ml (½ cup) melted butter grated rind and juice of 4 lemons • 1 tin (385 g) condensed milk • 3 extra-large eggs, separated • 2,5 ml (½ tsp) cream of tartar • 180 g castor sugar • 2,5 ml (½ tsp) baking powder

METHOD • Preheat the oven to 180 °C. • Crush the biscuits. I do this by bashing the biscuits into crumbs using a double plastic shopping bag, tied loosely, and a rolling pin. • In a small bowl, mix the biscuit crumbs with the melted butter. Press the mixture into a shallow pie plate. Smooth with the back of a spoon.

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BERGVLIET PRIMARY SCHOOL (t) 021 715 1103 (e) Grade 7 Camp 2017 The Grade 7 learners from Bergvliet Primary School attended a three-day camp at the Rocklands Centre in Simon’s Town from 1 to 3 February. The purpose of the camp was to expose the Grade 7 learners to the various aspects of leadership, as they are now the seniors of the school. Various activities were organised so that the learners could practise their leadership skills and teamwork. Once again the camp was a great success and the learners thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

GOLDEN GROVE PRIMARY SCHOOL (t) 021 674 2155 (e) Liberty Drawing Competition The Grade 3s and 4s took part in the Liberty Drawing Competition at the end of last year. Is’raa Slamdien came first and Seth Abrahams came second at Golden Grove Primary School. This month, Is’raa was awarded a prize for winning the regional competiton. Seth Abrahams and Is’raa Slamdien with their teachers and Simone Geale from Liberty.

GREENFIELD GIRLS’ PRIMARY SCHOOL (t) 021 797 0554 (e) General Knowledge Team Greenfield Girls’ General Knowledge Team of 2017.

Grade 4 and 5 Adventure Day The Grade 4s and 5s had an Adventure Day at Intaka Island, Century City. They went bird watching and they learnt about alien vegetation, looking after water, and many other things. They also enjoyed playing on the steam engine just outside Intaka Island.

Grade 7 outing to Silvermine Reservoir The Grade 7s went on an outing to the Silvermine Reservoir. Nature is the best classroom!

Josie van de Ven, Jemma Thomson, Francisca Malherbe, Charlotte de Beger, Stefanie Camps, Ella van de Ven, Gemma Hill and Daniella Gibson.


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GROOTE SCHUUR PRIMARY SCHOOL (t) 021 685 7295 (e) Inter-house Sports Day Our annual Inter-house Sports Day took place on Friday, 3 February. It was heart warming to see all the families and past pupils who came to support their children at the school.

PINELANDS NORTH PRIMARY SCHOOL Electroids win international robotics competition Joshua Harrod, Philip Brink and Jacob Rae – the “Electroids” – from Pinelands North Primary School have won first place in South Africa in the Wonder League Robotics Competition in the 9–12 age bracket! The boys’ achievement involved hours of coding and testing, as well as filming their results and uploading their code and film to the judges. Of the more than 5 000 teams from 52 countries that entered the competition, only 33% completed all the challenges and made it to the end. Building on this success, PNPS plans to offer a Wonder League coding club as an extracurricular activity this year.

Red Roots Pre-School Red Roots, an independent preprimary school based alongside Pinelands North Primary, opened their doors to two classes of 20 children on 11 January 2017. Although they are following the CAPS curriculum, they are using the Reggio Emilio methods of learning, to create excitement and enthusiasm for learning. Visit the school on their School in Action Day on 8 March to watch this process in action!

THE PINELANDS PRIMARY SCHOOL Interhouse Athletics Day On 24 January 2017 The Pinelands Primary School had its annual Interhouse Athletics Day. The school pupils were divided into three houses: Derham, Ross, and Wells. The Athletics Day comprised of various different races in which learners from Grade R to Grade 7 participated. The pupils were excited despite the fact that it started raining. Due to heavy rain the relay races had to be suspended. The U/10 girls 80m record was broken by Amy Pharaoh. Well done to all the athletes for taking part as well as the cheerleaders.

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GROOTE SCHUUR HIGH SCHOOL (t) 021 674 2165 (e) Groote Schuur Athletics: Heart and sole This year’s Interhouse athletics competition not only showcased learners’ physical effort in track and field, but was also an opportunity to create awareness for Cancer. On 3 and 4 February all four houses (Carshalton, Inversnaid,Nassau, Vredenhof) were seen competing for glory. There was mass participation in a number of events, with large groups of Grade 12s (cheerleaders included) in the 800m and 1500m events. At the same time learners and teachers had the opportunity to show their support for cancer awareness by having their hair shaved. Later this month, on 25 February, the school will be showing its support at the CANSA Shave-a-thon at the V&A Waterfront.

1500m u19 boys.

Danna Li (Mandarin teacher) and Naomi Teleko (PE teacher).

Boys u14 100m heats.

Raees Matthews shaving Mr Peacock.

Girls u19 800m.

Teachers shaved for Cancer Awareness.

THE GROVE PRIMARY SCHOOL (t) 021 674 2077 (e) Grove Green day All things GREEN were celebrated at The Grove Primary School on Friday, 3 February 2017 as we encouraged our children to be more eco-friendly and also to celebrate the launch our Astroturf fundraising drive.

Mrs Shield (Principal) arriving at assembly in style.

The children were encouraged to ‘Walk to School’, staff and children were all dressed up in green, and it all ended with a fun-filled assembly on our field.

Connor Moerat, Lennox Mnyande, Shai Makgoba and Lelethu Jolobe could hardly contain their excitement.

The Grove staff going for Green!

SUN VALLEY GROUP OF SCHOOLS (t) 021 785 2722 (e) Inter-house


Sun Valley recently hosted their annual InterHouse Athletics Day. Sun Valley is turning 40 this year, and the morning was a day of fun, laughter, great athletics and celebration. Langley House won the day after beating Jaeger (2nd) by a mere 15 points.

Ben Valerga, Jacques Jooste, Toufeeq Slarmie, Wikus Potgieter.


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SOUTH AFRICAN COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL (t) 021 689 4164 (e) Congratulations, Hamilton! Hamilton Slater wins the weekly #bringbackboater prize.

SACS rowing Hearty congratulations to medal winners at the Saturday Harvest Regatta on 4 February: • U19 1st 1x (scull): Daniel Loubser • U19 1st 2- (coxless pair): Noah de Nicola & Daniel Human • U19 1st 4+ (coxed four): Noah de Nicola, Andrew Affleck, Adam Begg, Daniel Human and Samuel James • U19 1st 8+ (coxed eight): Noah de Nicola, Daniel Human, Daniel Loubser, Andrew Affleck, Adam Begg, Matthew Haworth, Matthew Nordoff, Daan Halle and Samuel James

Noah de Nicola, Daniel Human, Daniel Loubser, Andrew Affleck, Adam Begg, Matthew Haworth, Matthew Nordoff, Daan Halle and Samuel James.

Basketball Our U16B basketball had a friendly basketball match against Bishops U16A. Bishops won 22–14.

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Hoerskool Jan van Riebeeck • • • • • • • • •

7 Maart 2017 om 18:30

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JvR is die oudste en enigste Afrikaanse hoërskool in Kaapstad. JvR bied vakke soos Gasvryheidstudie, Toerisme, Engels Huistaal en Visuele Kuns asook Frans na-ure aan. Verskeie busroetes wat ‘n groot hoeveelheid van die stad se voorstede dek. Opwindende koshuislewe. Top Toneelprestasies. ‘n Groot hoeveelheid oudleerders wat plaaslik en internasionaal presteer. JvR bied Cambridge A-levels in uitgesoekte vakke aan. Chad le Clos open ‘n swemakademie op ons skoolgronde. Tafelberg, Tafelberg en Tafelberg!

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