Headmasters Newsletter 19 September 2014

Archery
Our archers travelled to Randfontein on Saturday where they performed exceptionally well.

Congratulations to:

Shannon Carlton – 2 golds – best junior and overall winner (281/300)
Darienne Bridger – gold – best senior girl (269/300)
Bianca Nortje – gold – best junior girl (222/300)
Richard Nicholson – bronze – third place junior boy.

These achievements were no mean feat as we were shooting against six other schools. Once again we must commend Heidi Carlton and Andre Bridger for their dedication. For an activity to succeed there must be a champion to run with it, and archery has TWO. Actually, we have a number of champions who transport to these events and support them there.

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Winners know when to celebrate all the hours of hard work!
We are proud of you.

Rhino Day

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This rhino raised over R1500 as learners tried to pin their tokens on the prizes.

The Grade 2 take on the day

Grade R support Save The Waterberg Rhino

The total raised on our Rhino Day was in excess of R2000, which has gone to the Save the Waterberg Rhino organization, headed up by one of our own dads, Gustav Collins. Please, on our behalf, keep up this massive task, Gustav and team. Our rhinos are extremely valuable to us.

Cricket
The U/11 cricketers had their one match of the season against Eenheid on Tuesday . Whilst they did not win this game, they did of course gain valuable match experience. Livingstone and Karabo emerged as the top bowlers. The team scored 48 runs. Well done!

We apologize to parents for the late letter regarding this game – Eenheid seemed to be having some difficulty with their communications last week and were only able to confirm this fixture on Monday. We are very aware that it is the “small things” that make a great organization/team/school and are working very hard at improving in every area all the time.

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The U/11’s certainly enjoyed their first match.
Well done on getting them there, Mr. Bridger!

Swazi 3 Reserves MTB Classic
On Saturday we will have some 15 riders doing the 3 Reserves MTB – in Swaziland. We wish Dave Baber well as he defends his 72 km title and expect Ben, Josh and Lili to do well in their races. We also pray for the less competitive riders who will be riding in our School colours.
On Monday we will do some marketing in Swaziland, followed by some days of Adventure club activities in the Malalotja Nature Reserve.

Laerskool are having a raffle of a mountain bike. Do support them at R10 a ticket. Visit their facebook page for details.

The Waterberg Academy office will be open from 08h30 to 13h00 daily during the forthcoming holiday.

Mark Godfrey