Daar is baie om op terugvoering te gee hierdie week en dit is verstommend om te dink in so ‘n kort week het ons leerling so baie vermag. Ons gee hierdie week terugvoering oor van ons leerders waarvan een aan die Eskom Wetenskap Ekspo deelgeneem het, ‘n leerder wat nou gekwalifiseerd is as ‘n hokkie skeidsregter, ons biblioteek en koshuis wat hande gevat het en ook ons weeklikse sport wedstryde.
Firstly, we would like to congratulate Luthando Sithole who attended the Eskom Science Expo for Young Scientists. His project had to stand up to projects from learners much older and with more experience than him. Luthando’s project was based on energy efficiency and conservation. He constructed a more efficient version of a geyser. It runs on renewable, solar energy and is mostly made up of recyclable material to reduce the amount of waste in our environment. We think this is pretty impressive for a grade 8 learner and we hope to hear and see more of his innovative ideas in the future, perhaps even some in our own houses, one day.
Chloé Henstock, one of our grade 9 learners, gave up some time in the June holidays to attend a hockey umpiring course in Durban, with the South African Hockey Association. She is now a certified Level 0 umpire with the South African Hockey Association. We hope to see her talent not only on the hockey field, but perhaps next to it as well in the next season.
Die biblioteek, soos ons in verlede week se berig genoem het, het deurgedring na die volgende rondte van ‘n ILETS kompetisie en die koshuisleerders was so gaaf om die biblioteek by te staan om buitebande te was sodat dit in leesstoele en tafels verander kan word. Die leerders het op Woensdag, 9 Augustus, hulle moue opgerol en geskrop aan die bande wat reeds aan die biblioteek geskenk is (nog skenkings van enige aard sal baie welkom wees). Die arme leerders het vinnig besef hulle gaan harder moet werk vir die Wimpy voucher as wat hulle gedink het. Die wenner is aan die einde van die dag gekroon vir haar ywer, moeite en die positiewe houding waarmee sy elke binneband, maak nie saak hoe vuil hy was nie, aangepak het.
It is with great excitement and pleasure that we will present a Talent Show Extravaganza on Thursday, 17 August. Our learners will perform on stage to showcase their various talents, from dancing, singing, reciting and much more to the public. Tickets will be sold at R50,00 per person and includes light refreshments and can be purchased on the night. Please come and enjoy the evening in support of our learners and their talents.
Amongst the hussle and bussle of the week was also our weekly sport fixtures. Here are the results:
Girls played 12 singles and won 11/12
Boys played 11 singles and won 7/12
Girls played 8 games and won all.
Boys played 6 and won 4.
VHS won the day with a total of 180 points with Ladysmith High School coming in second, Sarel Cilliers third and Newcastle High School fourth.
2nd team played Sarel Cilliers in an away game and won by 24 runs.
We wish our matric students and staff well as all are feeling the pressure with the looming preliminary exams. Many things are possible with hard work and diligence.
19 AUG Cricket vs Pionier 1st
19 AUG Soccer vs Sarel Cilliers
19 AUG Cricket vs Dundee u/15
19 AUG Cricket vs Newcastle 2nd