May 29, 2017


School Competition

September is Arbor Month. The GauFestival Committee, supported by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, presents the “Trees are Life” competition and invite Gauteng Schools to participate in the various categories,
consisting of:

a. School’s Champion Tree

b. Tree Art

c. Tree Essay

d. Tree Poetry


The theme for the Art, Essays and Poetry is “Trees are Life”.
The competition is open to Grade 11 to 12 learners and participating schools may
submit one entry per category, to the GauFestival Competition.
It is suggested that each school have their own internal competition to determine the winner in each category. It is not compulsory to submit entries in all categories.
All entries will be judged by an external panel and a winner selected in each
category. Prize Giving Gala Concert on Wednesday 4 October 17:00

Click on the below links for more information:

English – Trees are Life

Afrikaans – Bome is lewe

All Schools – School’s Champion Tree

The closing date for all submissions is 1 August 2017 and no late entries
will be accepted.

Il Vento National Competition for Brass, Woodwind and Stringed Instruments

27 September – 30 September 2017

It is an exceptional privilege for the Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool to host this National Music Competition in 2017 for the fifth time.

After a very successful launch in 2013, the competition has been expanded to include string players as well and we hope to attract even more participants from all over the country. The competition was founded to enable young musicians to compete on a level playing field as well as to expose them to the stage and to acknowledge their talent and hard work.

We sincerely hope that this competition will provide all participants with a very special opportunity for growth and that it will help them to fulfil their dreams.

Entry forms will be available June 1st 2017 until August 2017 at the following link: 

Please email proof of payment as well as the correct photograph to:

Il Vento Nasionale Kompetisie vir Blasers en Strykers

27 September – 30 September 2017

Dit is vir die Afrikaanse Hoër Seunskool `n besondere voorreg om hierdie jaarlikse Nasionale Musiekkompetisie aan te bied. Dit sal in 2017 vir die vyfde keer aangebied word.

Na ‘n baie suksesvolle begin in 2013, is die kompetisie uitgebrei om ook strykinstrumente in te sluit en hoop ons om vanjaar nog meer inskrywings vanoor die hele land te trek. Die kompetisie is daargestel om jong musikante op ‘n gelyke voet te laat meeding, hulle bloot te stel aan die verhoog en om erkenning aan hulle te gee vir hulle talent en harde werk.

Ons hoop dat hierdie kompetisie aan alle deelnemers ‘n besondere ontwikkelingsgeleentheid sal bied en ‘n rol sal speel om jongmensdrome te verwesenlik.

Skakel beskikbaar vanaf 1 Junie tot 1 Augustus 2017:

Bewys van betaling asook die korrekte foto kan per e-pos gestuur word aan:

Alle toepaslike dokumentasie kan onder aan dié bladsy afgelaai word.

All the applicable documentation can be downloaded on the link below.

2017 Bemarkingsmateriaal / 2017 Marketing Material:

2017 Inligtingstuk / Information:

2017 Inskrywingsvorm / Entry Form