During 1976 it was decided that a nuclear power station named Koeberg, would be built along the West Coast. This decision changed Melkbosstrand forever. Facilities had to be upgraded to accommodate the growing community.
Melkbosstrand Primary School, which was located where Melkbos Pre-Primary currently is, closed its doors at the end of 1980. Van Riebeeckstrand Primary School opened its doors for the first time in January 1981. The school started that year with 249 pupils and 12 teachers. Since then we have grown tremendously. We currently have just over 80 staff members and 1125 learners.
During 1981 the school housed 14 different nationalities. They were English, Scottish, Welsh, Irish, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Australian, Dutch, Belgian, American, Polish and many from other African states. Currently VRS is a parallel medium school with learners in grades
1 – 7 with 6 classes per grade (3 English classes and 3 Afrikaans classes).
Our school badge was designed by Me Antoinette Solé.
Indicates our geographical location in RSA.
The seagull in flight symbolises the spirit that may not be restrained.
The white of the seagull symbolises purity.
The direction of the seagull’s flight indicates the future, to where we are moving.
The three circles represent the parent, the child and the teacher and indicate their relationship with one another. The placement of the circles shows the interdependence of the trio. The placement also allows for the individuality of those involved.
Our school song was composed by Mr Rubin du Plessis at the age of 77 years old. He had been the principal at Sonop Primary School in Despatch (Eastern Cape) for 20 years.
At VRS we have many modern technological media to ensure that we can render quality education.
The school offers some of the best sporting facilities where the learners are able to get exposure to many different sports in order to develop their talents and reach their full potential.
With the school’s motto: Always Faithful, and the 6 core values namely: respect, honesty, dedication, integrity, self-control and loyalty, as well as the theme for 2021: Be The Difference, we as a community cannot help but be grateful for the privilege of being able to be a part of another proud chapter in VRS history.
|Ouderdom / Age||Veld/ Field||Dag/ Day||Tyd/ Time||Afrigter / Coach||Matches|
|u/7||A- Field||Monday||13:30 - 14:30||S. Liebenberg, R.Vermeulen, A.Engels, W. van der Post||Thursdays|
|u/8||A- Field||Monday||13:30 -14:30||E.Visser, E. Le Grange, A.Meintjies, J. Janse van Rensburg||Thursdays|
|u/9||B- Field||Monday||14:30 - 15:30||R. Vermeulen, T. Pelser, M. Veenendal, C. Wilson||Thursdays|
|u/10A||A- Field||Wednesday||14:30 - 16:00||J. Janse van Rensburg||Monday|
|u/10B||A- Field||Wednesday||14:30 - 16:00||R.Hatting||Monday|
|u/11A||A- Field||Monday||14:30 - 16:00||R. Van der Heyde||Wednesday|
|u/11B||A- Field||Monday||14:30 - 16:00||N. Terrel||Wednesday|
|u/13A||A- Field||Monday||15:00 - 16:30||K. van Schoor||Thursdays|
|u/13B||A- Field||Monday||15:00 - 16:30||E. Le Grange||Thursdays|
|Gr 4-7||A - Field||Tuesdays||15:30 - 17:30||B.Streicher, F. de Wet, H.du Plessis, T. Stroh|
|Gr 4-7||A - Field||Thursdays||14:30 - 16:30||B.Streicher, F. de Wet, H.du Plessis, T. Stroh|
|Swimming team||Ou Skip||Mondays||14:30 - 15:30||K. van der Merwe, K. Britz, A. van Dyk|
|Swimming team||Ou Skip||Thursdays||16:00 - 17:00||K. van der Merwe, K. Britz, A. van Dyk|
|Gr 4-7||Ou Skip||Mondays||14:30 - 15:30||K. van der Merwe, K. Britz, A. van Dyk|
|Gr 4-7||Ou Skip||Thursdays||16:00 - 17:00||K. van der Merwe, K. Britz, A. van Dyk|
|Gr 1-7||A- Field||Mondays||16:00- 17:00||S. Liebenberg||Spur MTB kompetisies vind plaas op Saterdae / Spur MTB competitions are taking place on Saturdays|
|Gr 1-7||TBC||Wednesdays||16:00- 17:00||S. Liebenberg|
|u/7- u/13||A- Field||Fridays||07:00-07:30||T. Jenkinson||Kompetisies is Vrydae en party Saterdae / Competitions are on Friday and some on Saturday.|
|u/7- u/13||A- Field||Mondays||17:00- 18:00||T. Jenkinson||Wedstryde vind plaas op verskillend dae / Matches will take place on different days|
|u/7||B- Field||Tuesdays||13:30- 14:30||W. van der Post, A. Olckers, P. Woulidge||Thursdays|
|u/8||B- Field||Tuesdays||13:30- 14:30||C.Kerrigan, J. Janse van Rensburg||Thursdays|
|u/9||B- Field||Tuesdays||14:30- 15:30||A.Olckers, E.Burger||Thursdays|
|u/10||A- Field||Tuesdays||14:30- 15:30||G.Ferreira, W. van der Post||Thursdays|
|u/11||B- Field||Tuesdays||15:30- 16:30||J. Janse van Rensburg, M. Swanepoel||Thursdays|
|u/13||A- Field||Tuesdays||15:30- 17:00||J.de Wet, P.Woulidge||Thursdays|
|u/7||B- Field||Tuesdays||13:30- 14:30||K.Britz, D.Mason||Thursdays|
|u/8||B- Field||Tuesdays||13:30- 14:30||E.Burger, S.Liebenberg, M. van Solms||Thursdays|
|u/9||B- Field||Tuesdays||14:30- 15:30||A.Elston, C. Kerrigan||Thursdays|
|u/10||A- Field||Tuesdays||14:30- 15:30||S. Mitchell, K. Britz||Thursdays|
|u/11||B- Field||Tuesdays||15:30- 16:30||H. Engelbrecht, J. Ingram||Thursdays|
|u/13||A- Field||Tuesdays||15:30- 17:00||S.Liebenberg, B.Streicher||Thursdays|
|u/9||Tennis Courts||Tuesdays||14:30 - 15:30||C. Kerrigan, A.Elston||Wednesdays|
|u/10- u/13||Tennis Courts||Tuesdays||14:30 - 15:30||S.Mitchell, R. Vermeulen||Wednesdays|
|Girls/ Boys A+B Team||Tennis Courts||Mondays||06:30 - 07:30||Rhys Milne||Wednesdays|
|Girls/ Boys C+D Team||Tennis Courts||Tuesdays||06:30 - 07:30||Rhys Milne||Wednesdays|
|Gr 3-7||B- Field||Tuesday and Wednesday||14:30 - 15:30||T. Jenkinson|
|Gr 3-7||B- Field||Tuesday and Wednesday||14:30 - 15:30||M. Swanepoel, S. Liebenberg|
|Gr 3-7||B- Field||Tuesday and Wednesday||14:30 - 15:30||L. Visagie, V. du Plessis|
|Gr 3-7||B- Field||Tuesday and Wednesday||14:30 - 15:30||J.Ingram, J. de Wet|
|Gr 3-7||B- Field||Tuesday and Wednesday||14:30 - 15:30||A. van Helsdingen, G. Ferreira|
|Gr 3-7||B- Field||Tuesday and Wednesday||14:30 - 15:30||C. Gerretsen, H.Botha|
|Ouderdom/ Age||Baan/ Court||Dag/ Day||Tyd/ Time||Afrigter/Coach|
|u/7 A-B||1, 2||Maandag/ Monday||13:30- 14:30||M. Fourie|
|u/7 C -D||1, 2||Maandag/ Monday||13:30- 14:30||E.Visser|
|u/8 A-B||3,4||Maandag/ Monday||13:30- 14:30||A. Meintjies|
|u/8 C-D||3,4||Maandag/ Monday||13:30- 14:30||A.Engels|
|u/9 A-B||Tennis court||Maandag/ Monday||14:30- 15:30||T. Pelser|
|u/9 C-D||Tennis court||Maandag/ Monday||14:30- 15:30||M.Veenendal|
|u/10A-B||3,4||Maandag/ Monday||14:30- 15:30||I.Nel|
|u/10 C-D||3,4||Maandag/ Monday||14:30- 15:30||V. du Plessis|
|u/11 A-B||1,2||Maandag/ Monday||14:30- 15:30||A.Helsdingen|
|u/11 C-D||1,2||Maandag/ Monday||14:30- 15:30||A. Van Dyk|
|u/12 A-B||All Courts||Maandag/ Monday||15:30- 17:00||K. van der Merwe|
|u/12 C-D||All Courts||Maandag/ Monday||15:30- 17:00||J. Janse van Rensburg|
|u/13 A-B||All Courts||Maandag/ Monday||15:30- 17:00||C. Gerretsen|
|u/13 C-D||All Courts||Maandag/ Monday||15:30- 17:00||T. Stroh|
|If there are no matches on the Wednesday then there will be practice! If there are matches then there will be no practice.|
|Ouderdom/ Age||Veld/ Field||Dag/ Day||Tyd/ Time||Afrigter/Coach|
|u/7||B- Field||Maandag/ Monday||13:30-14:30||H. du Plessis & N Terrel|
|u/8||A- Field||Maandag/ Monday||13:30-14:30||R. van der Heyde, R Vermeulen & C Snyman|
|u/9 A-B||B- Field||Maandag/ Monday||14:30-15:30||L.Visagie|
|u/9 C-D||B- Field||Maandag/ Monday||14:30- 15:30||R.Hattingh|
|u/10A||B- Field||Maandag/ Monday||14:30-16:00||H.du Plessis|
|u/10B||B- Field||Maandag/ Monday||14:30- 16:00||H.Botha|
|u/11A||A- Field||Maandag/ Monday||14:30- 16:00||N.Terrel|
|u/11B||A- Field||Maandag/ Monday||14:30- 16:00||E. Le Grange|
|u/13C||B- Field||Maandag/ Monday||15:30- 17:00||K. Van Schoor|
|u/13B||A- Field||Maandag/ Monday||15:30- 17:00||F.de Wet|
|u/13A||A- Field||Maandag/ Monday||15:30- 17:00||R. Vermeulen, R van der Heyde & C Snyman|
|If there are no matches on the Wednesday then there will be practice!|
|If there are matches then there will be no practice.|