Huguenot Primary School is a proudly diverse school that offers a variety of cultural activities to learners.
Huguenot boast a Junior and Senior Choir. We regularly and with great success take part in a variety of performances and competitions. These include renowned eisteddfods, choir festivals, singing services, as well as national competitions such as the ATKV Applause Choir Competition and Sing in Harmony. In 2018, we were named national winners in the Sing in Harmony series, which was broadcast on Kyknet.
In addition, we regularly perform as guest artists at various functions. Performances usually take place in the evenings or on weekends.
After choir auditions have been conducted with the choir leader, learners are eligible to be considered as choir members. The Junior Choir rehearses during school hours and the Senior Choir rehearses during school hours, as well as one afternoon after school.
Choir members must wear formal school uniforms for performances.
Coach: L. Engelbrecht
This is a group of learners with rhythm and courage! Our Orff Orchestra is a percussion orchestra that regularly performs at eisteddfods, cultural evenings and on request at small private functions. They even performed as guest artists at Breyten Breytenbach’s birthday.
Previous musical experience is not a requirement for participation in the Orff Orchestra. Learners with a love of music and good rhythm can qualify for a place in the orchestra through an audition.
The Orff Orchestra practices twice a week.
Coach: C. Rosant
Huguenot takes part in the Paarl Valley and Tygerberg International Eisteddfod every year with great success. We boast a tradition of numerous cup winners / category winners and outstanding achievements at this eisteddfods.
Our learners participate in a wide variety of categories. These include the following:
- Speaking Choirs
- Drama (Monologues / Dramatized
- Prose / Conversations)
- Unprepared reading
- Creative Writing
- Creative Arts
- Sang (Solosang en Duette)
- Orff Orchestra
We offer a specialized platform where learners can develop their skills in public speaking and acting in front of people. Grade 4 to 7 speakers are prepared to participate in prepared competitions, while there is specialized coaching for unprepared speeches in Grades 6 and 7. Learners take part in local as well as international competitions. These include the following:
- ATKV- Redenaars
- Oppie Tong Af
- Radikaal Redenaars
- Paarl Valley Eisteddfod
- Tygerberg International Eisteddfod
Learners wear formal school uniforms during performances.
Coach: A Vermeulen
We have the services of a private piano teacher that is less offered in school.
CULTURAL EVENINGS AND CONCERTS
We host two cultural evenings each year where we boast the cream of our versatile cultural achievements.
Whole-school concerts take place only once in seven years. We also regularly host a “Huguenot’s Got Talent” and a “Think-or-Sink” competition.
Huguenots hold a large art exhibition every few years where our learners’ artworks are displayed and offered for sale. This prestige event is always a great highlight on our cultural calendar.
VISITORS AND EXCURSIONS
The school annually invites the Storieskip Theater Team to equip our children in an entertaining way with life lessons and valuable theater etiquette.
Learners are also taken to a children’s production at the Woordfees in Stellenbosch every year.
During 2 annual drama workshops, our drama learners get the opportunity to hone their skills with award-winning experts.