Headmaster’s News Letter – 18 July 2014

Sport

The changing of the seasons is closely mirrored in the change of school sports. This week we began with Cricket across the board for the boys, hockey in the Junior and Senior Preps for the girls and soccer in the High School for the girls. A walk around the fields showed good attention being paid to the basics with all the coaches adopting the recommended skills based approach. And the really important factor was the obvious enjoyment of the learners.

Senior Prep Cricket Practice July 2014Mr Bridger working on the catch under the high ball – always a challenge to the aspirant cricketer.

Hockey and Cricket practice - July 2014Ms van Rensburg and Mr Roth coach hockey and cricket respectively.

Inter House Sport

Then on Thursday we held Inter-House sport in all the sports the learners did in term 2. The results were as follows:

Won by:

Junior Prep Rugby –     Davidson

Junior Prep Netball –   Drawn

Senior Prep Rugby –     Kirkman

Senior Prep Netball –   Davidson

High School Netball –   Kirkman

High School Soccer –   Davidson

High School Hockey –   Drawn

The overall points position of the two houses for 2014 is: Kirkman – 14 and Davidson – 11. There are still many events during the year which will influence the final outcome.

Adventure Club

Mr Dave Baber seems to have come up with a winner with this activity. In spite of the fact that the overnighter to Lindani will cost learners R180 and adults R280, we have more than a full house and are in fact over-subscribed by 6 at present. Dave and Simone have kindly offered to accommodate the overflow so that we do not need to turn anyone away. The take up of 24 people (including 7 adults) is a pretty good indication of the interest in things outdoors and adventurous among our school community.

Lindani

Remember, it is now 5 weeks to the Lindani MTB Challenge. There are race distances for everyone. If you own a mountain bike there is really no excuse for missing this one, so some training is called for and entry all but compulsory. You can log onto www.lindani.co.za for information and you can register for the race on www.racetime.co.za   Registration is now open.

Our PTA is in great need of assistance on each of the race days – Sat 23rd and Sun 24th August. Please volunteer to help if you are able.

Mark Godfrey