Eric Louw High School News

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

To All Matric Candidates Doing Physics

How many of you answered this question correctly?

Louwtjies participate in Third Leg of Limpopo Biathlon

Five pupils from Eric Louw High School participated in the third leg of Limpopo Biathlon on 26th October in Louis Trichardt. The biathlon consists of 1 000m track, followed by 100m swimming.

Front; Stephi, Carmen
Rear; Shaun, Marissa, Mia

Carmen Roos and Shaun Fourie took first place, Stephi Roos took second place and Marissa de Coning and Mia Limbach, third place.

Well done to these pupils.

Louwtjie Orators Excel At Oration National Finals

Congratulations to Marissa de Coning, who achieved an overall first place in the National Finals, for her persuasive speech in English.

Marissa de Coning – National Winner

Munazzah Islam achieved a third place for her English motivational speech. Erik Limbach sowel as Marissa de Coning behaal Nasionale derde plekke vir hulle oorredende toesprake in Afrikaans.

Daar was vanjaar nagenoeg 6 000 sprekers uit 9 provinsies wat aan die Oppie-Tong-Af / On-the-Tip-of-your-Tongue Redenaars kompetisie deelgeneem het, waarvan 640 sprekers na die Finaal genooi is.

What an honour that our students achieved these excellent positions – we are so proud of you! A big thank you to Mrs Rina Fourie for her constant motivation and for organizing the learners’ participation.

Eric Louw Geography Teacher On Local Radio Station

Mrs. P. Reynecke was one of the teachers chosen to present radio revision lessons, pre-recorded at the local radio station, Musina FM. She is recording 6 Geography sessions on Geomorphology and mapwork. She is accompanied by a few matric learners from Eric Louw for each session.

Learners from the district will get the schedule from their respective schools and can listen on their local radio stations to the revision.

Investiture Of 2019/2020 Prefects

A ceremony on the morning of 8th October saw the investiture of the school’s new corps of prefects, in the school hall.

In a new twist, a ceremony took place in the quad, with torches, symbolic of the school motto, being lit from a common flame and placed into holders lining the walk-ways.

Then it was back to the hall, where Mrs. Davies started proceedings, by inviting Pastor Jimmy Venter to address the assemblage and give a benediction on the incoming members of the SLRC.

Mrs. Davies proceeded to invite the Principal, Mr. Minnie, to address the school, which he did and asked the outgoing Deputy Head Girl, Thea Smuts and Deputy Head Boy Kyle Siebert to read out the Prefect’s Codes Of  Honour and of Conduct, for the new team.

Following this, the new prefects, with their parent/ guardians came onto the stage, where they were individually congratulated by Mr. Minnie.

Just a few of the photos from this part of the ceremony are posted here, due to space constraints, but all of the images, and all of the images of the torch-lighting ceremony are available online, here; A word of warning, though, the album will only be open for a while, so view them and, if you would like a copy of the image or images, leave a comment in the link below.

Mrs. Davies proceeded to announce the Deputy Head girl- and boy and then, the Head Boy and Girl, who were invested by Mr. Minnie.

These were; L – R, Alida van Rensburg, Head Girl Lethabo Moloto, Head Boy Tinashe Manyonga and Hansie Swanepoel,

The symbolic handing over of the torches and the school banner to the incumbents was then performed, followed by valedictory speeches by the outgoing Head Girl, Munadia Islam and Head Boy Erik Limbach

The event was closed with the singing of the school anthem

This is a gallery of additional photos taken in the gardens, afterwards;

Copies of these, too, may be obtained by leaving a comment through the link below.

Matric Farewell 2019

The Eric Louw High School hall was splendidly decorated with a nautical theme, this year.

Here are a few random photos of folks arriving, singly, or in pairs.

Click on the images in the gallery, to enlarge them.

The rest of the photos may be seen at this album, “in the cloud”; click on this URL to view them; View Photos  If you open the photos, they come up with a “filmstrip” underneath, from which you can select the ones you want to enlarge.

Everyone looked absolutely splendid, despite the warm afternoon. Well done, all.

Academic Awards.

Three students from Eric Louw High School were named among the  Top Academic Achievers in the Vhembe East and West Districts, and received their awards at a glittering event held on 12th September at the Khoroni Resort and Hotel in Thohoyandou.

Elri, Erik and Marissa

Erik Limbach achieved a 1st position, while Marissa de Coning and Elri Vorster each got second places.

Click on the images above, to enlarge them.

Congratulations, to all three students.

Interhouse Gala 2019

Eric Louw’s Interhouse swimming gala, which was held on 10th September was a huge success with the students all swimming very well and enjoying the event. Here are some pics from the day;

Genevieve Pieterse: Junior Victrix Ludorum – 4x 1st places and gold in the Individual Medley
Sherise Pieterse: Senior Victrix Ludorum – 3x 1st places and 1x 2nd place and gold in the Individual Medley
Arno Roets: Junior Victor Ludorum – 4x 1st places , gold in the Individual Medley and a new record in the u/15 freestyle: 26.56 seconds
Erik Limbach: Senior Victor Ludorum – 2x 1st places and gold in Individual Medley.
Marissa de Coning: Best Progress award

Situation Vacant


* Louwtjie Orators To Participate In National Finals *

Congratulations to Erik Limbach, Marissa de Coning and Munazzah Islam, all of whom were selected to participate as part of the Limpopo team, on the 3rd and 4th of October 2019, at the Oppie-Tong-Af/ On-the-Tip-of-your- Tongue Finals. On the Tip of your Tongue is a platform where learners can express themselves and take a stance on subject matters that are relevant today. Speakers may participate in a variety of sections where different types of speech can be entered, either in Afrikaans or English.

Marissa, Erik and Munazzah

Erik went through to the Final with his persuasive Afrikaans speech and Marissa with both of her Afrikaans and English speeches. Munazzah was chosen for her English motivational speech.

Well done to these three speakers, we are so proud of you! A big thank you to Mrs Rina Fourie for her constant motivation and for organizing the learners’ participation.

Athletics – Cross-Country

Front l – r
Natasha Dube, Janita Devhara, Mia Limbach, Janél Pieterse
Munazzah Islam, Meghna Jadeja, Marissa de Coning, Alida van Rensburg
A’Lebo Mphahlele, Rahul Alam, Theunis Geyser, Mac Malunjwa, Carmen Roos, Stephi Roos

The cross country season concluded on August 14, 2019, with an excellent Inter-High Cross Country event at Tzaneen, hosted by Merensky High School.

Click on the thumbnail images in these galleries, to enlarge them;

Thank you very much, Mrs Kotze, for your support and for accompanying the athletes after each event, and above all for the wonderful co-training sessions.

The Inter High consisted of two legs: a four kilometer race in junior and senior categories, followed by an 8 kilometer relay consisting of four team members per category.


The Eric Louw under 15 team is continuing with its winning ways.

The pictures speak for themselves, in the match against Evander

Well done, boys!

Louwtjie Excels, On Horseback

Margot Beukes attained 1st place in the 70cm Class, on her horse Kapano, at the New Dawn show.


The Eric Louw u/15A team Beat Warmbaths 26 – 5, in the Division 4 final.

This is the first time in 16 years that the Under 15’s have been winners in their division, in the league and province.

The Eric Louw Under 15 rugby team, 2019. Division 4 winners!
The team captain, Josiah Rathokolo received the trophy from Mr. Johan Minnie
The Division 4 trophy
The team coach, Mr.Bernard Kotze and team captain, Josiah Rathokolo with the trophy.

Well done, Louwtjies, you have kept the Eric Louw flame burning brightly


On 13th July, Louwtjie Theunis Geyser took part in the Limpopo Karate Championships, in Polokwane

Theunis was awarded a gold medal in both the fight and kata categories.

Congratulations and well done, Theunis


Congratulations to these two excellent Louwtjie orators. Erik Limbach and Marissa de Coning finished among the top ten in the ATKV Redenaar competition in the Limpopo Province. Both of these learners participated in the unprepared speech section. With their incisive, persuasive arguments, Erik finished 3rd (Gr. 10-12) and Marissa 6e (Gr. 8-9).

Louwtjies Netball News

In the Botho league, Louwtjies u/15A and u/17A won their pools individually.

These two teams will be playing against PHS on the 23 of May at the District league championships in Polokwane.

We would like to wish them good luck and congratulate them with their achievements so far.

Hockey News

Miranda Utonga was chosen for the Limpopo U/16 Girls Hockey team. Congratulations!

Varsity Hockey Clinic

L – r; Tumelo Molato, Frank Nguluvhe (old Louwtjie), Rafa Mokoki (old Louwtjie), Dimakatso Malau and Ruvarashe Mbengeranwa

From 22nd – 24th April, the above Vaal University of Technology students were at Eric Louw, assisting the school’s players with individual and team skills. They were a great motivation for our teams and we would like to thank them for their time and dedication to Eric Louw.

Term 1 Top Academic Teams

Grade 8; L – r; Munazzah Islam, Elri Vorster, Mia Limback, Janel Pieterse and Meghna Jadeja.

Grade 9; L – r; Sindiswa Mulondo, Marissa de Coning, Mokgethwa Moyo, Annika Pretorius, Annmari Erasmus, Charles Maphaha and Abrahame Mola

Grade 10; L – r; Carol Lukhwa, Sarah Masindi, Anli Heydenreich, Stephi Roos, Jo-Nique Kolberg, (Front) Sade Phologa, Carmen Roos, Stacey Nyanhi, Victor Mbedzi and Fran Mokomola.

Grade 11; L – r; Boela Knoetze, Lewies Nel, Johan Augustyn

Grade 12; L – r; Kayla Boshoff, Tirukelem Mola, Neels Eckard, Thea Smuts, Munadia Islam, Thato Sithole, Erik Limbach, Shani Rosslee and Telize Vogel.

Academic Achievement

Old Louwtjie, Frans Reynecke, who matriculated from Eric Louw in 2012, obtained a BSc degree in Zoology in 2017.

He has now completed his Honours Degree in Wild Life Management, in 2018, for which subject he has registered for a Masters Degree in 2019. He will be specialising in herpetology (reptiles and amphibians). We are proud of you, Frans. Keep the Louwtjie flame burning high.

Grade 10 chefs, with their mentor

Netball news

Conclusion on 16th April;

Lethabo made it to the top 30, but unfortunately, did not make the team. All three girls, Daisy, Rossy and Lethabo played their hearts out and kept the Louwtjie flame burning high.

The following girls; Rossy, Lethabo, Daisy, Ashanté, Mulalo, Liefie, Annika and Livuani participated in Polokwane at the final round of the netball trials on Monday, April 15th. Everyone played very well.

Annika and Liefie were selected from 76 girls among the top 36, but unfortunately fell out in the last round. Ashanté, Mulalo and Luvani also played very well. Unfortunately, no-one from Eric Louw were been included in the Limpopo team, but they certainly all did their best and the Louwtjie-flame blew high.

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


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