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New Republic School – NRS celebrates 95 years

Rev John McKenzie gave a powerful message, that by passing on the rope from one generation to the next, you leave a legacy behind. In his practical demonstration of a rope, he used three staff members who are all ex-pupils of NRS, namely Uncle Jimmy Wilken, Mrs Sonja Joubert and Miss Cara-Lee Joubert, as well as a Grade 7, Grade 1 and Grade R learner.

 

LAST week it was a joyous occasion at NRS when the school celebrated its 95th birthday.

The number 95 is also significant, because on August 3, 1920, the school, then known as the Junior School, started with 95 pupils.

On Wednesday, 19 August, former NRS principals and retired teachers who are still living in Vryheid, were invited to have lunch with the staff. They took a trip down memory lane and shared interesting and sometimes hilarious anecdotes of the past. The school choir also entertained our guests with their lovely singing.

On Friday, August 21, it was the children’s turn to celebrate our school’s birthday. All the children from Grade R to 7 gathered under the beautiful oak trees that were planted by Mr Cobie de Wet in 1949. For the occasion the trees had been draped in the colours of the school badge. The Grade R class came with balloons in the same colours.

Rev John McKenzie gave a powerful message, that by passing on the rope from one generation to the next, you leave a legacy behind. In his practical demonstration of a rope, he used three staff members who are all ex-pupils of NRS, namely Uncle Jimmy Wilken, Mrs Sonja Joubert and Miss Cara-Lee Joubert, as well as a Grade 7, Grade 1 and Grade R learner.

The junior choir gave a good performance before the whole school. Lastly a group of children sang a prayer to NRS, which was composed by one of our teachers, Mr Thomas Mdlalose. Afterwards all the children enjoyed a picnic at school. View the gallery of photos at www.vryheidherald.co.za.

Soccer: Last Wednesday NRS hosted a soccer tournament on our sport fields. The eight teams that took part, were Dundee Junior, Paulpietersburg, Nardini, NRS A and B, Piet Retief, Glencoe and Pionier of Volksrust. Our u/11 team won one match and lost one, while both the u/13 A and B teams lost three matches and won one. It was a pleasant afternoon that was enjoyed by all.

Belangrike datums:

27 – 28 Augustus – o/9 – o/14 Atletiekbyeenkoms te VHS

29 Augustus – Sewes-rugby te Michaelhouse

3 September – Gr 7 Entrepreneursdag

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