Headmaster’s News Letter – 25 July 2014

Adventure Club

Adventure Club Camp July 2014 - WelcomeBriefing session before the start of the Adventure Club Camp to Lindani Private Game Reserve.

Adventure Club Camp July 2014 - We start them young cyclistsThey start young at Waterberg Academy.

Adventure Club Camp July 2014 - The wight of the worldThe weight of the world ……

Adventure Club Camp July 2014 - Birding                     The birders found some interesting birds.                               

Adventure Club Camp July 2014 - Fly fishing Let’s try this one . . . (after losing several flies to the grass and rocks on the back cast).

This Adventure Club outing was an absolute winner. We had 18 learners ranging from Grade R to Grade 8. There were two moms and two dads to help with the Junior and Pre-Preppers, and two staff members present. The learners thoroughly enjoyed the activities, and the adults all had a great time. The beautiful starlit sky was the ideal backdrop to the night walk and campfire.

Special thanks to Simone Baber for the lasagne supper and all the other catering essentials.

Adventure Club Camp July 2014 - Mountain BikingThe bigger guys stop for a photo. Lindani is ideal for MTB.

Stephen Lungu Visit

Our assembly this morning took the form of a visit by Africa Enterprise, some dance and drama by their “Foxfire” team, and a stirring talk by Stephen Lungu where he addressed Grades 4 to 12 for 20 minutes.

Stephen Lungu Visit - July 2014Stephen Lungu surrounded by admirers.

This man has addressed Heads of State and football stadiums full of people. We are honoured that he should spend time at our school. Many of our Senior Prep learners have read Stephen’s biography, From a Street Kid written by Tonia Cope Bowley and were eager to meet him and to hear his story first hand.

Stephen Lungu Visit - July 2014 - with Tristyn WalkerTristyn was ill today, but asked Mom, René, to bring her in especially to hear and meet Stephen.

Boeresport

Tuesday saw this exciting passage in the Senior Prep mid-morning programme. I am amazed that learners were willing to pay money to toss an egg over ever-increasing distances until it broke, in some instances getting egg all over themselves. We have lovely kids in this school.

Boeresport 2014 - Tug of War Shannon urges on the boys’ team. They had just suffered a defeat by the girls a few minutes earlier and this time they called out the “big guns.”

IEB Core Skills Tests

Our Grade Sixes and Nines wrote the IEB Core Skills Benchmarking Tests today. We will get the results in October and be able to compare the results of our teaching and learning with national averages. We look forward to the end result.

Mark Godfrey