Pelham Senior Primary School
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PELHAM SENIOR PRIMARY SCHOOL is a unique blend of all that is South African. Situated in the midlands of KwaZulu-Natal, this senior primary school offers experiences and opportunities so that every child is able to realise his/her potential.
Pelham is 'n dubbelmedium skool. Ons handhaaf 'n uitstekende akademiese standaard en leerlinge word aangemoedig om ten volle te ontwikkel. Ons baseer persoonlike gedrag en groei op die vier B's: beheer, betrokkenheid, bedagsaamheid en beleefdheid.
As part of our endeavour to provide our pupils with an holistic education, Edufocus at Pelham was founded to ensure that the physical, academic, social, emotional and psychological aspects of each and every pupil’s development, were nurtured in the best possible way. Under the Edufocus banner fall the many "pastoral care" undertakings which operate within the school and offer support in a multitude of ways.
PAST PUPIL SELECTED FOR SA HOCKEY
Bradley Logan, a past Pelham Pupil, has been selected to represent South Africa in the upcoming Africa Cup to be held at the end of October. At Pelham, he was a prefect, and captain of the 1st team cricket and hockey. Whilst still at Pelham, he was selected for the KZN INLAND U13 hockey side. He then went on to Maritzburg College where he continued with his hockey and in his final school year, he was selected to the SA U18 side. He then went on to study his B Comm. degree in Investment Management & Financial Planning as well as a degree in Management Accounting. He is currently busy with his honour’s degree in Management Accounting and will then proceed to do his board exams to get a CIMA qualification. In 2011 & 2012 he represented the SA u21 team that went on to win the U21 Africa Cup. He has also represented Western Province Men’s side which went on to win the Inter Provincial Tournament and gained him selection to the SA men’s squad for the coming Africa Cup to be held at the end of October.
Boys 1st Team Hockey
The Pelham 1st team recently took part in the Umgungundlovu District Championship tournament. Braving the cold and wet weather the boys turned out a brilliant performance. They won 3 of their pool games and drew 1. They then went on to win a hotly contested semi-final against Cowan House who were keen to avenge an earlier defeat. The boys in maroon dug deep and went on to face Treverton in the final. This also proved to be a highly tactical match with the Pelham boys eventually emerging as 2-1 victors. This is the 2nd time in 3 years that Pelham has been crowned as district champions. Well done boys. Ad Colles
Grade 6 Budding Authors
Emma Brandsma, Nadia Hohls and Nicole van Heerden, all Pelham pupils have been invited to dance at a gala performance at the Playhouse Theatre in Durban on 31 October 2015. In order to achieve this they had to achieve 70% or more in their exams. Emma and Nadia represent Lisa Jennings School of Dance and Nicole is with Julia Powell. They have made us PELHAM PROUD!
Grade 5 Arthur Blaxall
On Friday the 14th of August, Grade 5N went to Arthur Blaxall School for the Blind. The thirty learners were excited and had so many questions as they were not sure what to expect. Mrs Vally, the Occupational Therapist (a Pelham parent), hosted us for the day and had a fun filled day full of activities for the class. We got to listen to their talented choir and the boys loved that they could rap. The Braille machines was of great interest to the learners and they had the privilege of typing their own names. Thereafter they explored the school watching the learners go on with their daily activities. Blind sports was a favourite all round. Having to play cricket blindfolded and listen to a bell ringing inside a ball brought a lot of laughter, as well as running blindfolded and following clapping. It was a very successful outing, teaching the learners a life lesson to be grateful to have sight. Please see photo’s under Gallery.