Headmasters Newsletter 17 October 2014

Matric Farewell

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What can we say – perhaps just stick with the 4 000 words. But the evening and the Matrics and the guests and the décor were all beautiful. Well done Mrs van Dyk and Mrs Swales.

Horse Riding

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Sue Jarman and Hester van der Wath offered a riding clinic over the weekend. Ruben le Roux and his horse Sweep took advantage of the opportunity, together with several others.

Nicolas Pieterse and Ghost at the Gauteng Nationals at the weekend. Nicolas placed 15th in the Dressage Class A out of 100 riders. Well done, Nicolas!

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African All-Stars Archery Competition

Tivani Mkansi shot 280 out of 300 and Moses Molekoa shot 260 at the four nations archery competition in Rustenburg on Friday and Saturday last week. They were part of the SA Development team which shot against the Centre Shot Team. They each shot 4 flights – some 120 arrows – to arrive at their scores. We are counting on you boys, and many others in our archery programme, to bring home provincial and national honours in the not too distant future.

Debtsafe Mountain Bike Race

On Saturday three of our Waterberg Academy riders rode in the Debtsafe Mountain Bike Race in Mokopane. This race was a stage in The Limpopo Schools MTB Series and attended therefore by many provincial schools riders. This was the first time Waterberg Academy competed in the series, having just last week registered with the Limpopo Schools Cycling Association as an official school team. Lili Baber came first in her age group, Joshua Baber came first in his age group, and Benjamin Baber placed 16th overall (including adults) in the 30km race, and 4th in the U/16 category.

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Josh in the middle

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Lili is No. 1

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Ben is unfazed by bearded opposition. He went on to beat most of them.

Music evening

Everyone who attended the Art of Music evening was in agreement – it just keeps on getting better. As always, this was an opportunity for members of the community to test their mettle in the spotlight. We had past pupils, children from other schools, and even a local artist take the stage.

Vaalwater is a small town, but it is big on talent. Mention must be made of “Mary and the Morning View”, which used to be the Academy band without a name. They did several numbers, but when they got to their Rock bit, the crowd (learners) went wild. Isn’t it amazing what a bit of volume backed up by some serious talent can do. And a lot of elderly, ex-Uriah Heep fans joined in.

Thanks also to Clive Walker and Joanne Roolvink who displayed their art.The biggest thank you must go to Mr Barger whose organization of the event was outstanding – as always.

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The newly named band about crack out a rock number.

Leendert Poortier

Hendrik Matlou of Meetshetshehla

Remember – PTA AGM and PTA and Board Report Backs – 11h30 on Thursday 23rd October.