3 August 2020

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Hopping with Excitement!

We can’t tell you how excited we are to announce that East Coast Architects, the firm responsible for the design of both Seven Fountains Primary School and Vele Secondary School, are the recipients of the 2016 Global Award for Sustainable Architecture! The award is presented by the Paris-based LOCUS Foundation, with the support of Unesco, and […]

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Vele Secondary School: 2015 Matric Results

It’s no secret that South Africa’s education system is in crisis, and Vele, being a government funded school, obviously can’t fully escape the problems that beset the rest of the country. While it is by no means a run-of-the-mill learning institution, and to date has had a pass rate far above the national average, sadly […]

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Damage caused to Vele Secondary School

Vele Hit By Severe Storms

It is with a heavy heart that we report on the devastation caused by the recent storms and severe winds experienced in the municipality of Mutale. Thousands of local residents have been left without shelter, and Vele Secondary School, which acts as a hub for the community, has been badly damaged. The roof of one of […]

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Architecture for Social Gain Awards: Best Movie

As part of their 350th anniversary celebrations Saint-Gobain held the inaugural Architecture for Social Gain awards ceremony in August this year. Entries were received across three categories, ‘Future’, ‘Built’ and ‘Adopt-a-School’, but the judges were so impressed with the quality of the digital submissions that an additional award for ‘Best Movie’ was added to the competition, a […]

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Learning from Others: Implementing Sustainable Systems In Rural Schools

One of the core principles of the Creating Schools model is sustainability, both in terms of the environment and in terms of operating a school within the constraints of a government budget. We’ve spoken many times on this subject, but generally in quite broad terms. In April this year Vele Secondary School received an Honourable […]

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Library monitors at Vele Secondary School

Vele Library Monitors Attend Holiday Workshop

The chilly wind didn’t keep the Vele library monitors at home on Tuesday the 7th July when a workshop was held in the warm and inviting school library. Monitors, who were selected by the out-going group, with a few additions suggested by teachers, committed themselves to doing their best to keep the library open, tidy […]

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Principal of Vele Secondary School, Singo Rendani Mercy

Big Shoes to Fill!

Earlier this year we wrote about the retirement of Mr Samuel Makhado, the former principal of Vele Secondary School, who took his leave after 24 years of dedicated service. Mr Makhoda was an integral part of the school, and his absence has definitely been felt. A school needs a strong leader to guide it, and after months […]

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Going (Further) Off the Grid!

With solar power, rain water tanks and passive low energy design principles used throughout the building, Vele Secondary School is as about as green a school as you could get! In fact the school and its learners are so environmentally aware that Vele has received not one, but two ‘green’ awards: in 2012 the school, together […]

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Vele: The (Second) Greenest School on Earth!

The Centre for Green Schools, an American based non-profit organisation that aims to transform all schools into healthy learning environments, recently published their 2014 global Best of Green Schools list, and we are so proud to announce that Vele came a close second for the Greenest School on Earth! What an achievement for this once dilapidated rural school in […]

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Vele Secondary School: 2014 Results

Grade 12 is a difficult year for everyone, but the learners at Vele Secondary School are finally getting to reap the rewards of all their hard work! After 12 years of schooling they have in their hands their matric certificates, opening doors to a whole world of possibilities! With a 93% pass rate (nearly twenty percent above […]

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