Headmaster’s News Letter – 15 August 2014

Archery

Archery gets first mention this week as our archers travelled to Laerskool Bosveld in Lephalale for a competition on Saturday, even though it was in the middle of a mid-term break. It seems that the extra archery practices are beginning to pay off as we took the top three places among the girls and second and third among the boys. Congratulations to the following:

Girls : Darienne Bridger                  1st over all girl 266/300; best senior girl

Nadja Nortje                          2nd over all girl 254/300; 2nd senior girl

Tayla-Kaè Nicholson             3rd senior girl   235/300

Bianca Nortje                         2nd junior girl

Boys: Shannon Carlton                      2nd over all   262/300; best junior boy

Moses Molekoa                        3rd over all     255/300; 2nd senior boy

Retang Manyako                     3rd senior boy

All of the above archers were awarded gold medals! We are proud of all our archers.

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Taking aim in the middle of this flight is Bradley Eager – one of our Grade 2 learners!

Above is our highly successful and liberally be-medalled archery team.

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And let us not forget the supporters who have faithfully transported archers and encouraged them throughout this journey.

Hockey

Our Preparatory School hockey team travelled to Modimolle on Tuesday to play against Laerskool

Nylstroom. I believe they lost the game, but their learning curve took a sharp upward turn. In fact, 4 goals were scored against them in the first half, but after the team talk, only one goal was scored against in the second half. Every child who travelled was given a fair share of the game time, and our Grade 4’s and 5’s began the process of becoming the competent hockey players of the future. The bigger girls played their hearts out, and we are proud of all of you.

Cross Country

8 young Prep School runners travelled to Mookgapong to run in a cross country league. They ran against 300 runners from around the province and did very well for the first time out. Karabo Moketo got 7th place in his race and Peter Calcott placed 5th. Well done!

Cricket

I arrived in Modimolle to take in a bit of High School cricket, just as our players completed their 20 overs with 69 runs. After tea, they set about defending this modest total and the bowling and fielding was superb. In the first 3 overs they took 3 wickets. 4 wickets came off catches held, some of them very difficult. As they say, catches win matches, and our boys nearly did.

Our cricketers bowled the opposition out within the 20 overs, but the 69 had already been passed as it was agreed that each team would bat the full 20, regardless.

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High School Quiz

Four teams contested the High School quiz last night. The questions were from their sullabi, and they coped well. In the end, Kirkman House won the TREE OF KNOWLEDGE trophy.

Lindani Mountain Bike Classic

ENTER NOW! Do come to Lindani next Saturday (and Sunday) and support our PTA who are catering. Amelia Hill, Grade 5, has offered to lead a “bus” of younger riders in the 10 km next Saturday. She will carry plaster, water, and lots of encouragement. I am blown away.

Mark Godfrey