Eric Louw High School News


Contact details for Eric Louw High School; 015 534 0706;

Musina Online’s source of news at Eric Louw is (mostly) Tracy Knoetze

Successes At Limpopo Champs

At the Limpopo Athletics Championships held recently at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane, three Louwtjies achieved notable successes;

Carmen Roos received a Gold medal for coming first in the triple jump, with a new record leap of 10,81 metres. Her sister, Stephi, came second for a Silver medal in the 800m. For this, Carmen qualified to participate in the SA Championships at the Nelson Mandela University track in Port Elizabeth on 22nd and 23rd March.

Stephi and Carmen Roos

Then, Livert Phiri achieved Gold in the 400m hurdles.

Livert Phiri

Congratulations to all three of them and best wishes to Carmen at the SA’s.

Oration Team

Eric Louw’s team of orators, comprised of two Limbachs and two Rooses, (or is that Rose? I never can tell), have been off to Polokwane to participate in a speaking event there. If their appearance is anything to go by, the theme must have been very interesting.

Netball Trials

Eric Louw girls held their netball trials on 26th February. Much talent was exhibited and a great season will surely follow. We are very excited.


Eric Louw meisies het 26 Feb netbal proewe gehou. Hier is baie talent en ons is opgewonde.

Netball Coaching And Refereeing Courses

Eric Louw High School’s netball coaches recently attended two very important workshops; Netball South Africa’s coach training and referee courses.

Our coaches are ready for the new season.

Good luck with the netball in 2019, we know you will achieve great things.


Off To The SA’s

The Roos sisters, Stephi and Carmen, have been selected for the Limpopo team, for biathlon, to take part in the SA Championships.

Stephi and Carmen Roos


2018 A & B Academic Teams

On Tuesday 5th February 2019, Eric Louw announced the the Academic A & B teams according to their November 2018 marks.

ACADEMIC A TEAM ~ GRADE 12 (GR. 11 ~ 2018)
Neels Eckard, Thea Smuts, Erik Limbach, Munadia Islam & Telize Vogel.
ACADEMIC B TEAM ~ GRADE 12 (GR. 11 ~ 2018)
Shoni Manganye, Muofhe Libago, Kaitlin Greenland, Ndugisedza Munyai, Kayla Boshoff & Tirukelem Mola.
Absent: Kyle Sibert
ACADEMIC B TEAM ~ GRADE 11 (GR. 10 ~ 2018)
Lewies Nel, Lethaba Moloto, Samantha Shaba & Johan Augustyn.
ACADEMIC A TEAM ~ GRADE 10 (GR. 9 ~ 2018)
Stephi Roos, Carmen Roos, Jo-Nique Kolberg, Carol Lukhwa, Sade Phologa & Stacey Nyanhi.
: ACADEMIC B TEAM ~ GRADE 10 (GR. 9 ~ 2018)
Thembani Chauke, Sarah Masindi, Thelma Padzinorima, Anli Heydenreich, Fran Makamola, Rendani Moyo & Lethaha Madima.
Absent: Victor Mbedzi & Uwais Mahomed.
ACADEMIC A TEAM ~ GRADE 9 (GR. 8 ~ 2018)
Munonoka Maphaha & Annika Pretorius
ACADEMIC B TEAM ~ GRADE 9 (GR. 8 ~ 2018)
Simone Laubscher, Lu-Ann Nel, Sindiswa Mulondo, Phenya Legwabe, Mokgethwa Moyo & Abrahame Mola. Absent: Antjie Erasmus & Thanyani Munotha

Congratulations to all of these pupils, for their achievements

Long Service By ELHS Employees

Elias Mavhungu, 10 January 1983 – December 2018, (35 Years of service)

Abram Mabafule, 1 October 1993 – December 2018, (25 Years service)

Farewell to Elias and Abraam, we wish you all the best in your retirement.

Soutpansberg North Athletics Championships

Hosted By Eric Louw High School 2nd February 2019

A very successful athletics meet was held at Eric Louw, who played host to athletes from all over the area north of the Soutpansberg. Although the images here are of the Eric Louw athletes, (this is, after all, their page), images of athletes from other schools as well are available on this link; View Photos.

On a glorious late-summer day, the Eric Louw venue looked splendid.

The images in these galleries may be enlarged by clicking on them.

Eric Louw’s Royalty turned out to grace the event, and the ladies’ No. 1 stepping-out outfit was also seen

Action shots were plentiful and Tracy contributed even more. Thanks, Tracy.

A CD with my images will be left with Ms van Rensburg.

Follow-up on Arno Roets

On the 1st and 2nd Febuary, Arno Roets participated in the Limpopo Swimming Championships, in which all swimming schools in the province took part.

Arno, with his medals.

Arno’s results were;

50m butterfly; 3rd place, in a time of 31,80 seconds

100m freestyle; 3rd place, in a time of 1:01:80 and

50m freestyle; 1st place in 26,57 seconds

A great achievement, Arno, Congratulations.

Level 1 Netball coaching ~ Eric Louw

Eric Louw’s netball coaches were in Polokwane from 1st – 3rd February 2019 for a level 1 coaching course. They will be ready for the challenges of the new year in their charges’ sport.

Good luck ladies. Enjoy..!!

Photos supplied by Chrisna Viljoen. Click on the images in the gallery, to enlarge them. ps, Chrisna, do you keep your phone in your make-up bag? Just sayin’. B.

Good Luck, Arno!


3rd in 100m freestyle, 1st in 50m freestyle and 3rd in 50m butterfly. His time in the 50m freestyle was 26.57 seconds. Congratulations, Arno, a great achievement.

Good Luck to Arno Roets who is swimming in the Limpopo Champs the 1st and 2nd Feb ’19. He is swimming 50m & 100m Freestyle and 50m Fly. Best of luck, we are thinking of you.

Arno Roets

The Gideons International Organisation Visits ELHS

28 Jan 2019 ~ Thank-you to Uncle Was Nel and Mr Stefan Wilson from Gideons International in South Africa who came and handed out Bibles to the Gr 8 and Gr 9 learners this morning.

Baie dankie aan Oom Was Nel en Mnr Stefan Wilson van Gideons Int in Suid Afrika wat aan die Gr 8 en Gr 9 leerders vanoggend Bybels kom uitdeel het.

Athletics Trophy Awards

On 20th January, trophies earned at the athletics featured below were awarded.


Inter-House Athletics 2019

Amid scenes of excellent team-spirit, Eric Louw’s Inter-house athletics meet was held on 18th January. Thanks to Tracy for these photos. Click on the images to enlarge them.

Groentjies/ Greenhorns: 2019

The theme for the newcomers to Eric Louw for this year was “Military Mice”. After a team-building and orientation weekend camp at the SMG, athe customary Groentjie Konsert was held at the school. Here are a few images from the evening;


Yet Another 100% Matric Pass Rate For Eric Louw

Congratulations to each and every Matric candidate from last year and, of course, the teachers who tutored them in achieving a 100% pass rate for 2018

School Equipment And Charities Benefit From Miss Eric Louw Pageant

I would just like to thank the people involved with the Miss Eric Louw competition, for all their hard work, effort, sponsorship and willingness to contribute towards making this a huge success.

Our total income for the function was just over R20 000.00. Part of this money will go towards paying off the bain marie, but also leaves some over, to buy other essential equipment.

Above and beyond this amount, three charities will benefit from this event by receiving a cheque for their organisation. MGM Women’s Shelter R3000.00, CMR Messina R1000.00 and Vision of Hope R1000.00. (Click on the images above, to enlarge them.)

Thank you to the sponsors below, on behalf of the charities.

Allegro Dance Studio
Build It
Khulisano Construction
Kim Groenewalt
Muriel Layland
Venesia Scmidt

We really appreciate your generosity, a lot!

Chrisna Viljoen, Miss Eric Louw Pageant Organiser.

Biathlon Louwtjies Shine

Congratulations to the Louwtjies who took part in the Limpopo Biathlon Championships.


In the u/17 girls category: Carmen Roos (1st place), Stephi Roos (2nd place)

In the Open Boys category:
Makhekhaya Malunjwa (2nd place)
Ettienne Roos (3rd place)
Erik Limbach (4th place)

Thank you to Ms de Bruyn and Mr Kotze for accompanying our athletes.

Miss Eric Louw 2018

An incredibly busy week at Eric Louw culminated in the glittering Miss Eric Louw Pageant for this year. The young ladies selected, shown here with the organisers, were;

Miss Eric Louw 2018: Luyanda Nkundlande

1st Princess: Seblewongel Mola
2nd Princess: Louise van Niekerk

Miss Photogenic: Jean-Ri Nel
Miss Personality: Boitumelo Chirwa
Our Fan Favourite with the most likes on Facebook goes to Annika Pretorius.
Best table arrangement: Mrs M. Steyn.

The outgoing, Alida van Rensburg and incoming, Luyanda Nkundlande, Misses Eric Louw.

2018 Prizegiving

Here; 23619 is a link to a full list of all the recipients, at the event. Click on it, to open it.

On the evening of 11th October, the ceremony of awarding certificates and trophies for achievements was held in the elegantly decorated school hall, at Eric Louw.

In Mr. Minnie’s absence, Mrs. Davies, assisted by Ms Mirelle Herbert hosted the event and welcomed the students, parents and guests. After her introductory message, Pastor Jimmy Venter read the service and prayer. A motivational speaker who is an alumnus of Eric Louw then addressed the hall.

Over 230 certificates and trophies were awarded to the deserving recipients.

In a marathon session, for which he should have received an award of his own, Mr. Jannie Koekemoer handed out most of the certificates and trophies, after which, Mrs Davies took over for a while, followed by Mr. Pieter Siebert and one of Musina’s Town councillors.

An album of all of the awards photographs can be accessed, here;

2018/19 SRCL Inauguration

Wednesday 10th October saw one of the most important events on the ELHS calendar, the induction of the new prefects and the naming of the seniors of the SRCL. Below is the programme and the new prefects’ names.

Ms van Rensburg in the school office has all of the photos.

Once each of the incumbents had had their SRCL blazers donned by their parent or guardian, the announcement of the Head Boy and Head Girl and their deputies was announced by Mrs. Davies;

  • Deputy Head Girl; Thea Smuts
  • Deputy Head Boy; Kyle Siebert
  • Head Girl; Munadia Islam and
  • Head Boy; Erik Limbach.

The symbolic flaming torches and school banner were then formally handed over by the outgoing seniors of the SRCL.

Congratulations to all.

A full set of photos from the event will be available from the school office.

Inter-High Swimming Gala

Eric Louw recently hosted a very successful Interhigh Swimming Gala. Schools that participated were: Ben Vorster, Merensky, Frans du Toit, Louis Trichardt, Stanford Lake College and Eric Louw. The swimming caps and towels for the Eric Louw swim team were sponsored by Messina Pharmacy, for which we express our gratitude.

From left to right: Ms Zuleika de Bruin, (coach), the ELHS swimming team, Mr Ruan van Wyk (Messina Pharmacy) and Mrs Corné van Wyk (organiser and coach). Click on the image to enlarge it.

First Aiders

The following staff and learners completed their Level 1 first aid course and passed with flying colours

l – r: Jenita Devdhara, Miss Helené Fick, Miss Janita Badenhorst, Mr. Seppie Oosthuizen, Rumbi Chomomo

Netball Fun Event

On the afternoon of Tuesday 28th, a fun netball event was held at the school, with teams made up from the staff, the girls and the boys. Meant to be a fun event, there was no mistaking the intensity put in by all teams, although it must be said that all of the games were played in the best spirit. Some of the onnies were a little out of practice, it was apparent, and it appeared that the boys were a bit surprised at the level of fitness needed to play a “girls” game. Here are some galleries of photos. To view them full-size, just click on one of the images.

As would be expected, the 1st girls team won most of their games, except, it must be mentioned, against the 7 Shades of Grey boys team, who also went on to defeat the teachers.

The teachers, though, retaliated and took the second game against the greys. Organiser Chrisna Viljoen commented, “The town also played very well and showed everyone how netball should be played”.

Congratulations to the organisers and all of the partcipants. Looking forward to an Indoor Cricket tourney, now!

New Prefects Are Named

Congratulations to our newly elected SLRC group for 2018/2019.

We are excited about this group of young leaders who we know will make their mark on our school by leading with integrity, energy and vision.

Muofhe Libago, Louise van Niekerk, Success Phiri, Ms M  Herbert (SLRC guardian), Munadia Islam, Rendani Banda, Jonah Mudau, Refilwe Letlalo, Chris Makhado, Kyle Siebert, Erik Limbach, Thato Sithole, Makhekhaya Malunjwa, Dakalo Moremi. Absent: Thea Smuts

Cricket News

The Eric Louw High School first cricket IX took on Ben Vorster High School on the 18th August. The Louwtjies won by 27 runs. Bowlers demolishing the wickets were; Quinton Rodriques with a splendid 5 wickets, Erik Limbach and Lewies Nel with 2 wickets each and Michiel Badenhorst took one wicket. Ben Vorster won the toss and chose to bowl first. The Vossies took out the Louwtjies for 105 runs. Eric Louw really shone with their display of excellent bowling, eliminating all the Vossies for only 77 runs.

New Staff Members

Eric Louw became two staff members richer with effect from the third term.

Miss Maryke van Zyl and Mr. Armand Viljoen


The Louwtjies boast of two strong 0/15 runners who have been admitted to the Limpopo cross-country team. They participated in the Limpopo championships on 4 August in Polokwane.  Stephi Roos achieved 4th place and her twin sister Carmen scored 5th place. Both qualify to participate in the South African championships on 8 September 2018 in Port Elizabeth.

VLNR: Stephi and Carmen Roos



We would like to congratulate one of our matric learners, Unarine Lebepe, who has received a scholarship through Athletes USA. He will be taking part in indoor and outdoor athletics and continuing his studies, at Western Texas College as of next year.

Unarine Lebepe

We are extremely proud of this athlete and wish him all of the best.

2018 Academic Tour

The academic tour to Pretoria started early on Friday the 13th of July. Breakfast was enjoyed at Mall of the North in Pietersburg, en route. The students spent the afternoon in the Centurion shopping center in Pretoria. After that they went to Rock Falls Ranch, where they slept each night during the tour. The first night, they went to a movie at Mall @ Reds.

Front, l-r: Fidel Mabolabola, Lethabo Moloto, Sadéc Phologa, Alida van Rensburg, Jo-nique Kolberg, Anli Heydenreich, Rianne Botha, Munadia Islam, Tirukelem Mola, Edelhanie Smit.
Rear, l-r: Onkarabetse Machimana, Carmen Roos, Stephi Roos, Thea Smuts, Erik Limbach, Claudia Celliers, Ms Badenhorst, Rovho Malindi, Refilwe Letlalo, Ndugisedzo Munyai.

Day two started with an early breakfast and then they went to Gold Reef City for all the big rides and the 4D theater. They ended the day with ice skating at Forest Hill shopping mall. On day three, they visited Avalanche, where they slid down from a high hill, on tyres . After Avalanche, everyone went to Monté Casino for tenpin bowling and laser tag. They finish the day off, with hot chocolate and movies at Rock Falls Ranch. They ended the tour with go-kart races at Menlyn shopping center and of course the girls took the opportunity to do some shopping afterwards. From Menlyn, the tour left for home.

Louwtjie Off To The World Champs!

Theunis Geyser makes Eric Louw High School very proud.

Theunis leaves on 14th July 2018 for Sweden, to represent South Africa in the World Championships in Karate.

Academic Achievement By ELHS Staff Member

We are very proud of Mrs. Chrisna Viljoen, who recently obtained her Honours Degree in School Management

Rugby News

The Mambas, Louwtjies’ 0/15 rugby team, won their semi-final match  59 – 7  against Nylstroom on 8th June.
Baie geluk julle! 🏆🏆

Interim Deputy Principal Named




Congratulations to Mrs C Davies who has been appointed as Eric Louw High School’s interim Deputy Principal. As a member of our Senior Management Team (SMT), she has shown wisdom, strategic leadership and insight that have been an asset to our school over the past 12 years. We look forward to her contribution as Deputy Principal and ask you to join us in warmly welcoming her into her new role.

Sports Events vs Louis Trichardt as Fund Raiser for Koben Hofmeyr

Rugby, hockey and netball matches were played against Louis Trichardt High School on 2nd June as a fund-raising event in support of one of their young rugby players, Koben Hofmeyr, who sustained a broken neck in a recent match.

These rugby results have been supplied


O/15 EL 87 LTT 0. Puntemakers tydens die wedstryd is no.15 David Khadambi wat 3x drieë gedruk het.No 12 Domenique Maledi het  4 x drieë gedruk. No 8 Arno Roets het  2x drieë gedruk en met  2 doelskoppe geslaag.
O16 EL 22 LTT 12. Puntemakers tydens die wedstryd is No 13 David Tjapudi wat  2x drieë gedruk het. No 14 Matimba Mabyalana het  2x drieë gedruk en Oratile Muleya verdoel 2x.

Die 1ste span het verloor.

Manne van die wedstryde:
015 Arno Roets
O16 Tiaan Naude
1ste Erik Limbach
LTT se afrigter het EL se man van die wedstryd gekies  en EL afrigter het LTT se man van die wedstryd gekies.

Tiaan afwesig tydens neem van fotos


Louwtjie Orators Among Top Ten In Limpopo Province

VLNR Carmen Roos, Me. Rina Fourie (organizer), Erik Limbach, Stephi Roos

Stephi Roos came in 2nd and is included in the Limpopo team that will participate in the Nationals during the July holidays at Buffelspoort ATKV resort. Erik Limbach is 7th in the Province for Gr. 10-12 unprepared talks and Carmen Roos scored 5th place in the Province for Gr. 8-9 unprepared talk.

ATKV Tienertoneel

Hoërskool Eric Louw bied aan:
            OP SOEK NA JAN
 as voorbereiding vir ATKV tienertoneel
Vir die Publiek:
Datum:     25 Julie 2018
Plek:         Skoolsaal Hoërskool Eric Louw
Tyd:          14:00
Toegang:   R10 pp
Vir die Hoërskool:
Datum:     26 Julie 2018
Plek:         Skoolsaal Hoërskool Eric Louw
Tyd:          13:00
Toegang:  R10 pp
Datum:     27 Julie 2018
Plek:         Skoolsaal Hoërskool Eric Louw
Tyd:          19:00
Toegang:  R120 pp
Kaartjies is beskikbaar by Eric Louw kantoor


Eric Louw High School Annual Golf Day


Rugby News

The following Louwtjie rugby players push through to the next round of the rugby trials; Hansie Swanepoel goes through for 0/16 team and CHRIS MAKHADO, GEORGE MAKHEKAYA, THABANG MABINA for the 0/18 team.

ATKV Redenaars

The following Louwtjies performed fantastically during the ATKV oratory competition.

On April 25th, the knock-out rounds for High Schools in Limpopo Province took place at PHS. Stephi Roos (Gr. 8-9) took part in the prepared talk, Erik Limbach (Gr. 10-12) in the unprepared talk and Carmen Roos (Gr. 8-9) in the unprepared talk.The next round will take place at PHS on 26th of May.

Hospitality Studies Prefects Announced

On April 17, the Louwtjies Hospitality Studies Prefects were announced. Front, left to right: Kayla Boshoff, Shonisani Muleya, Pauline Phiri, Chantel Ravele. Rear: Maraj Khan, Rendani Banda, Mrs. Chrisna Viljoen, Alida Van Rensburg, Gudani Mudau (absent from photo: Boela Knoetze)

Eric Louw 1st XV Rugby Team Gains A Sponsor

1st Row L-R (Mr Van De Westhuizen (coach) ; Chase Trollope(captain) ;Lood from Spar Cross ; J. Minnie (hoof) ; Thabang Mabina(vice captain) ; Christo Vlok Musina Super Spar;
2nd Row L-R Clive Rukono; Erik Limbach ; Marius van Rensburg; Livert Phiri; Onkarabetse Machimana; Jonah Mudau ; Joel Moyana ; Success Phiri (vice captain) ;
3rd Row L-R Francisco Phiri ; Lewis Nel; Tumelo Muhale;  John Hlatshwayo ; Hastings shaba; Unarine Lebepe ;
4th Row L-R Ettiene Roos; Chris Makhado ; Mark Manyumbu ; Marko Weideman ; Quinton Rodriques ; George Malunjwa

Absent; Lood Muller, Giel van der Westhuizen, Christo Flok

The 1st rugby team of Eric Louw High School, better known as the Rooikatte, are very grateful to Musina Super Spar and Spar Cross for sponsoring their rugby jerseys, pants, bags and socks.

Eric Louw versus Frans du Toit

Saturday 14th April

As per the programme above, Saturday was a very full sporting day when Frans du Toit descended on Eric Louw en masse.

Although the only sports team to win for Eric Louw was the 1st Soccer XI, who ran out 2 – 0 winners, all of the teams played their hearts out and agreed that it was an excellent visit.

The Boys Hockey side lost 1-0 and the girls u/16 Hockey side, 2-0. I have this report, which shows great promise for this sport at ELHS;

“They were very close games and I am extremely proud of our hockey players. Their discipline, love and dedication to the school and their chosen sport was visible in everything they did. They played exceptionally well today. We had a bit of team building, too, today with the Fransies players, who had admitted that they thought they would walk over the 1st’s boys, as some of the lads are quite small. But they were surprised to see what the little guys could do and the Louwtjies proved it would not be just a walkover match. They nominated the following players from the Eric Louw Boys team;

  • Best player; Kyle Siebert
  • Best attacker; Tinashe Manyonga, and,
  • Best defender; Modise Moraka
  • Lastly, the biggest oops, (this award is purely for team spirit and not meant to degrade the player in any way); Kamogelo Semata”.

None of the rugby sides won their matches, but as can be seen from the photos in the gallery below, every player gave everything they had. (Click on the images to enlarge them).

Eric Louw Assists CMR

Eric Louw donated tinned food to CMR, collected during the school’s Amazing Race. Mrs Hester du Toit receives the tins here, on behalf of CMR, from the Principal, Mr. Minnie.

Academic Prizegiving

On  March, a prizegiving ceremony was held in the school hall, to award certificates and trophies to academic achievers.

After the event was opened by Ds Eckard, Mrs. Coetzee addressed the assembly, the last of many such speeches she had made in her long carrer at Eric Louw.

First, the achievement certificates were handed out. Photographs of the recipients are with Ms van Rensburg, on a DVD, there being too many to post here, but details of the recipients are below.

Next, the trophies were awarded. Erik Limbach collared by far the majority, but congratulations to all who received recognition for their efforts.

In the gallery below, click on the thumbnail pictures, to enlarge them.

Click here; MRT 2018 FINALE TROFEELYS (1) for a list of the trophy recipients.

This gallery contains lists of all who were awarded certificates;

To close the event, the school’s a’ capella group performed a number of songs.


Farewell To Mrs. Alta Coetzee

Eric Louw High School says farewell to Deputy Head.

Mrs. Alta Coetzee started as a Louwtjie in 1967 in Std. 7.  She matriculated in 1970, the year she had also served as Eric Louw’s Headgirl and went on to graduate from NKP in 1974. She started teaching at Vanderbijlpark, her birthplace, but was seconded to Eric Louw at the end of January 1975. Alta married in November 1975 and became a housewife until September 1976 when she joined the Louwtjies as Accounting teacher.

In 1988, she left Messina, to become a lecturer and later Senior Lecturer at Sir Val Duncan Technical College on the outskirts of Phalaborwa where she worked for 10 years.

Mrs. Coetzee returned to Eric Louw in 2001 and became Acting Deputy Principal on 1 Nov 2006 and Deputy Principal from 1 June 2008. She took over as Principal from 1 April 2014 to 30 June 2016. She is leaving Musina and Eric Louw on March 28, 2018 for Pretoria, where she will enjoy her retirement.

We will definitely miss you a lot and wish you all of the best for the future.


Eric Louw’s rugby kicks off on a high note.

Three sides played at Stanford Lake College on Saturday, 17 March. All three Louwtjie rugby teams won in very difficult weather conditions.

Eric Louw vs. Stanford U/15; EL 35 – 0, U/16; EL 14 – 12, 1st XV; EL 15 – 12. Click on the images above, to enlarge them.

Under 16 Rugby Side Gets New Kit

Louwtjie U / 16 rugby team would like to express their appreciation, to the sponsors of their new on- and off field kit.

L – R; Tian Naude, Hansie Swanepoel, Aiden Pretorius and Oratile Muleya show how smart they look.


Extraordinary Academic Achievement

Our Louwtjies stand out at University!

Anke and her proud parents.

Anke Eckardt has passed her BA degree in Ancient Languages, with Greek and Latin as majors, and is currently doing her honours degree in Greek. It is a great achievement of which you can be rightfully proud. We Louwtjies are so proud of you, Anke.

Athletics News

The following Louwtjie athletes qualify for the SA Championships which will be held during the coming holidays in Bloemfontein.

Unarine Lebepe (400m Boys U / 19), Success Phiri (110m hurdles Boys U / 19), David Khadambi (100m hurdles Boys U / 17), absent: Quinton Rodriques (Shot Put Boys U / 19)

The following Louwtjies won medals during the Limpopo championships on 11 March. The event took place at the University of Limpopo’s athletics field.

FLTR: Stephi Roos 3rd (800m girls U / 15), Rossy Lamola 3rd (High Jump girls U / 17), David Khadambi 1st (100m Boys U / 15) Rear: Eldine Brand 3rd (400m hurdles Girls O / 17), Hansie Swanepoel 3rd (Discus Boys U / 17), Success Phiri 1st (110m hurdles Boys U / 19)

Louwtjies Are Off To The Champs!

The following Eric Louw High School athletes qualified to participate in the Limpopo Championships which will take place on March 10, 2018 at the University of Limpopo, (Turfloop).

Bheki Dzombe, Carmen Roos, Eldine Brandt, Stephi Roos, Ester Mukwevho, Brillient Ramashidza, Livert Phiri, Jinah Mudau, Mpho Khadombi, Erik Limbach, Annika Pretorius, Quinton Rodriques, Saartjie Lishiba, Hansie Swanepoel, Success Phiri, Rossi Lamola, Unarine Lebepe , Aiden Pretorius, Angelique Coetzee

Congratulations and best wishes for great results!

First Aiders Receive Sponsorship

The Louwtjie first aid team is very grateful to the following sponsors; Mrs. Nazreen Islam for the sponsorship of first aiders shirts and caps and Messina Toyota for the use of the gazebo at every home event.

In the image are; Tirukelem Mola, Megan Fortuin, Nduigsedzo Munyai, Munadia Islam, Seblewongel Mola. Front: Mrs. Corné van Wyk, Ms. Zuleika de Bruyn

Academic “A” Teams

Eric Louw High School’s academic teams were announced on Tuesday, February 6th. The learners were placed in these teams on the basis of their academic achievements up to the end of 2017.

Academic A teams; Gr. 11 Claudia Celliers (top performer),

Gr. 10 Munadia Islam, Erik Limbach (top performer) Thea Smuts,

Gr. 9 Nhlamulo Mathebula (top performer),

Gr. 8 Mammamotse Phologa, Jo-nique Kolberg, Stephi Roos, Carmen Roos (top performer)

ELHS Athletes Shine At LTT

The following athletes performed well at a friendly athletics meeting held at Louis Trichardt High School on Saturday, 3 February.

Tebogo Machete was named the best junior girl field athlete with her excellent performance in the long-jump for girls U/15 and earns 739 ASA points.

Rossy Lamola was named best senior girl field athlete with her excellent achievement in high-jump for girls U/18. She achieved 739 ASA points.

Unarine Lebepe was the best senior boy track athlete. He took your breath away with his excellent performance in the 100m for boys U/18. He achieves an outstanding 920 ASA points.

Ida Khadambi was named best junior boy track athlete. With his fast 100m for boys U/15, he scored 741 ASA points.

The Louwtjies took 60 athletes to the event and came home with 28 gold, 22 silver and 20 bronze medals. CONGRATULATIONS!

New Prefects Announced

Eric Louw’s new Leaders:
Unarine Lebepe, Boitumelo Semata, Kamogelo Semata (deputy head boy), Miss M. Herbert, Matlotlo Nathan.

Top Matric Achievers

Congratulations Jan-Karel Limbach on your 7 Matric distinctions and an average of 93%. He also achieved a 14th place in the Limpopo Province. We are very proud of you. Jan-Karel obtained 98% in Accounting, 96% in Physical Sciences, 96% in Life Orientation, 95% in Life Sciences, 91% in English FAL, 90% for Mathematics and 88% for Afrikaans.

Kuru Vansia also made the Louwtjies proud with his 6 distinctions he achieved. He achieved 82% in Afr. FAL, 80% in Mathematics, 84% in Life Orientation, 89% in Accounting, 87% in Computer Application Studies and 89% in Physical Science, a total of 83%. Congratulations!

Congratulations, too to Nicolene Whelan who obtained 3 distinctions in her matric exams. She has 80% in all 3 subjects, ie. English FAL, Business Studies and Life Orientation. She has a excellent average of 71%.

New appointments

Congratulations to Mss. Mirelle Herbert and Janita Badenhorst who were elected to serve on the Louwtjie executive board.

Ms Herbert and Ms Badenhorst

Miss Eric Louw 2017

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On December 2, 2017, for the first time in 10 years, Eric Louw High School held a Miss Eric Louw competition. Proceeds went toward the benefit of our school’s Hospitality class so that new stoves could be bought. The function was a huge success. This allowed us to buy 4 new stoves for the class.

l – r: Mr. Johan Minnie (principal), Ms. Chrisna Viljoen (organizer), Munadia Islam, Alida van Rensburg, Louise van Niekerk


Winners chosen at the function were as follows: Miss Eric Louw: Alida van Rensburg, 1st Princess: Munadia Islam, 2nd Princess: Louise van Niekerk, Miss Photogenic: Alida van Rensburg, Miss Personality: Munadia Islam.

 Taking delivery of the stoves were Mr. Johan Minnie (Principal), Organizers Mrs. Chrisna Viljoen and Mr. Alwin Dorman



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Movember 2017 At Eric Louw

Male staff of Eric Louw who were part of Movember 2017.

Left to right; Seppie Oosthuizen, Stephen Fick, Morné Kritsenger, Johan Minnie (Principal)

Sport And Culture Awards Ceremony

Following hard on the heels of the Grade 12 Prizegiving, the school culture and sports awards ceremony took place on Thursday 19th, in the school hall. As before, photographs of all of the presentations are available through the school office. Shown here is a gallery of the trophy winners. Full details of all of the recipients will be posted here, as soon they are received from the school.

Lists of trophies and recipients;


Below is a gallery of more formal shots of the trophy winners.

The following learners received trophies: Jan-Karel Limbach has been named Sportsman of the year, Top academic performer and Dux student. He is a top performer in 7 learning areas, namely; Afr HT 88%, English FAL 87%, Mathematics 93%, Life Orientation 96%, Life Sciences 92%, Physical Sciences 95%, Accounting 91%. He also received the trophy as best performer in Languages 88%, Economic subjects 91%, Scientific subjects 93%. Kuru Vansia has been named top performer in Afrikaans EAT 84%, CAT 84%, Eng HL 74%, Nicolene Whelan top performer Business Studies 78%,Tyla Vogel top performer in Hospitality Studies 77%, Sunny Muchuane Best Performer Geography 72%, Naledi Bopape Best Performer in History 71%, Emmanual Mlati Best Performer Math Literacy 74%, Omega Mudimeli Best Performer in Mechanical Technology 67%, Raechel Matundu top performer in tourism 72% and Caroline Mafukasaga top performer in Tshivenda HL 80%

On the evening of Tuesday the 17th October, the prizegiving award ceremony for the current Grade 12’s was held in the school hall.

After the welcome by Mrs. Coetzee, the scripture reading and prayer were conducted by Ds. A van Rooyen, whereafter Mr. Eugene Mudimeli gave an inspiring speech.

Mrs. L. Whelan, assisted by the register staff handed out the certificates.  Photographs of all of the certificate and trophy winners are available from the school office. Details of all of the recipients of awards is available here; List of all recipients .

Messrs. Kamogelo and Karabo then gave an entertainment item, before the principal, Mr. Johan Minnie, gave his farewell message to the Grade 12’s. Jan-Karel Limbach and Nicolene Whelan, the current Head-boy and Head-girl, then gave their valedictory speeches, and made a presentation to Mr. Minnie, followed by an entertainment item by Carol and Miranda.

Mr. Chris Limbach distributed the  academic trophies, assisted by Mrs. Colleen van Staden and Mrs. Chrisna Viljoen. Mr. Limbach then spoke on behalf of the Grade 12 parents. The gallery of pictures below is of the presentations of the trophies and book prizes, to the deserving winners. Click on an image to select and enlarge it.

The presentations were concluded by the naming, by Mr. Minnie, of the recipients of the Special Awards and the announcement of Jan-Karel Limbach as Dux Student for 2017.

Mr. van der Westhuizen  then proposed to thanks to all participants with a special mention of Mrs. Colleen van Staden, for whom this will be her last Grade 12 prizes ceremony, before her retirement at the end of the year.

The evening was concluded with the singing of the school anthem.

Head and Deputy-Head Boys and Girls Announced

In a ceremony in the school hall on Monday the 2017/ 2018 prefects were inducted to their positions and the Head-Prefects were announced.

As above; L – R   Blessing Makhado (deputy-head girl), Claudia Celliers (head girl), Onkarabetse Machimana (head boy), Success Phiri (deputy-head boy).

Congratulations to all of the new student leaders.

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