Eric Louw High School News

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

The Louwtjie orators who made it through to the * National Round of the Radical Oratorical Competition * achieved excellent results:
Marissa de Coning achieved two second places with both her Afrikaans as well as English persuasive speeches.
Mia Limbach achieved third place with her Bilingual speech, sixth place with her English and tenth place with her Afrikaans persuasive speeches.
Stephi Roos achieved twelfth place with her Afrikaans persuasive speech.
Marissa de Coning received her Dell ‘Arte Kunstefees dance results: She also achieved a dazzling A-triple plus for her dance routine, with 98%.
Mia Limbach received excellent results for her FAK Culture Network essay: She achieved a beautiful A-plus.
Congratulations to these Louwtjies. You certainly make us proud.

Servest Makes A Donation To This Year’s Matrics

Eric Louw High School would like to say a very big thank you to Mrs Adri Trollope and her team from Servest Musina. Your gifts to the matrics on 3rd September 2020 for their exams is really appreciated.
l – r; Philippien Reyneke, Hansie Swanepoel,Alida van Rensburg, Lethabo Moloto, Tinashe Manyonga, Cathy Davies, Principal, Mr. Johan Minnie, Adri Trollope and Hope Nare are from Servest.
On this note, all teachers and staff of Eric Louw would like to wish our 2020 matrics all the best for their exams and to keep the flame burning high. It has been a difficult year for all of you and you have still all managed to keep your heads high. All the best for the rest of 2020.

Operation Compassion Donation

Thank you to Operation Compassion and Pastor Jimmy Venter for a wonderful surprise. A total of 70 boxes of Flash chocolates were delivered to Eric Louw.
Each departmental and SGB staff member of Eric Louw and Koen Vermeulen hostel received a gift.
Thank you Pastor Jimmy, this will keep us sweet for the rest of the year.

Support For The Maths Marathon



Thank you to Servest Musina for the food parcels with the personal delivery from Hope and Moruti. The Gr12 Maths Marathon participants enjoyed a burger, cooldrink and chips at the event last Friday. Servest team, we appreciate the gesture from the bottom of our hearts. Even in these trying times you still come through to support us. Thank you.

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Talent Africa

Marissa de Coning has been chosen for the Limpopo team that will perform at the South African National Talent Africa Competition in Roodepoort during the school holidays in March. Marissa will participate in both the dance and drama sections of the performing arts championships.


L – R Carmen, Livert and Stephi


Carmen Roos, Marissa de Coning en Stephi Roos, from Eric Louw High, have been chosen for the Limpopo Biathlon team to participate on 21 March, at the SA Biathlon Championships 2020, in Oudtshoorn. (Probably going to be cancelled, now. B.)


These Louwtjies kept the audience hanging on their words with their telling arguments, during the Internal Speakers Competition for Afrikaans Home Language as well as for First Additional Language learners.

Afrikaans Home Language: Seniors: 1st Stephi Roos, 3rd Marissa de Coning, 2nd Carmen Roos

The competition took place on Tuesday, February 18.

Juniors: 1st Mia Limbach, 3rd Siree Pretorius, 2nd Juan Coetzee.

Experienced, trained judges, in the persons of Mr. Alwin Dorman, Mrs. Sarie Lee and Mrs. Magda Scott, had a difficult task, as all of the participants’ speeches and presentations were of the highest standard.

Afrikaans First Additional Language: 2nd Mulalo Mokoya, 1st Fran Makamola, 3rd Anké Janse van Rensburg

The Big Louwtjie Brag!

Louwtjies are ready for Interhigh 2010

This year, we welcome a new member to our Louwtjie family; our official mascot;

Louwtjie The Louwtjie

Let The Flame Burn Higher, Eric Louw

Poetry Anthology

Two former learners from Eric Louw High School, Annelia Tshilande and Amina Milanzi have co-authored an anthology of poems.

This book is available on Amazon. We are so proud of our Louwtjies!

Top Academic Achievers

Grade 10 A Team – Stephi Roos and Carmen Roos
Grade 10 B Team – l – r, Mmamotse Phologa, Fran Makamola and Stacey Nyanhi
Grade 9 A Team – Charles Maphaha and Marissa de Coning
Grade 9 B Team – l – r, Lu-Ann Nel, Sindiswa Mulondo, Mokgethwa Moyo and Abraham Molo. Absent , Junior Munotha
Grade 8 A Team – l – r, Mia Limbach, Elri Vorster, Janel Pieterse and Meghna Jadeja. Absent, Amity du Plessis
Grade 8 B Team – l – r, Timonné Myburgh, Charlotte Nemaangani, Mariam Khan, Mayhi Khan, Munazzah Islam, Janli du Toit, and Rika Benadie

New Staff Member

Eric Louw High School is pleased to welcome Mrs. Magda Scott into their midst.

Mrs. Scott is largely responsible for teaching Mathematics to the juniors.


*Interne Renenaars – Internal Orators*

Welgedaan aan elke leerling wat deelgeneem het. Julle toesprake was van hoogstaande gehalte – ons het aan julle lippe gehang.

Congratulations to the Additional Language participants who spoke so eloquently in Afrikaans. We are proud of you


* Louwtjies included in Limpopo Biathlon Team *

Three pupils from Eric Louw High School are included in the Provincial Biathlon Team which will represent Limpopo, at the South African National Championships in Oudtshoorn on March 21, 2020. Well done Carmen Roos, Marissa de Coning and Stephi Roos.

You keep the flame burning brightly – we are proud of you

Top Athletes

Congratulations to the learners below. You have done us proud.  Continue to keep the flame burning high🔥

Busisiwe Makautse ~ Junior Victrix Ludorum, MC Brand ~ Junior Victor Ludorum

Given Lesiba ~ Senior Victor  Ludorum & Carmen Roos ~ Senior Victrix Ludorum

Sports Calendar, January – March

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.



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