Headmasters Newsletter 28 August 2015

Archery

This week we received the news that 4 of our learners had been selected to the NASP South African Development Team to shoot in the forthcoming All Stars Archery Contest.  Moses Molekoa and Tivani Mkansi made the team for the second time this year, and Phenyo Mochusi and Retang Manyako achieved selection for the first time.  We are very proud of these four archers, and particularly pleased to see that Moses and Tivani are consistently making this team.  Well done, Boys! And congratulations, Mr Bridger.

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 Tivane Mkansi, Retang Manyako, Phenyo Mochusi and Moses Molekoa – NASP SA Development Archers.

Heidi Carlton, Christy Steyn, Andre Bridger 

and Bruce Carlton – the people responsible for the Academy’s archery success 

Horse Riding

Further good news is that Ruben le Roux will be representing Limpopo in the SANESA Nationals to be held from 7 to 11 October at Misty Meadows in Pretoria.  He will participate in 2 classes – working riding and performance riding.  Congratulations, Ruben! And well done Adriana and Jeran for all the hard work this costs you.

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Ruben le Roux – Limpopo horse riding team in two events!

Mountain Biking

We have just had the official results after the second leg of the Debtsafe Limpopo Mountain Bike XCO series.  Waterberg Academy has moved from 4th to 3rd place.  Well done, Team!  Every hard earned point has contributed to this.  Livingstone Banda rode for the first time last week, and in spite of having only the points from one race, he is now lying tie 11th in the U/12 age group.  Keep it up, Livvy!  Ben Baber is lying 4th so far in the series in the Boys U14 age group, Joshua Baber is lying first in the Boys U/12 age Group, and Lili is lying first in the Girls U/10.  Next weekend, our MTB’ers will race again in Mokopane and we wish them well as they do so.

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Ben Baber, Joshua Baber and Lili Baber.

Cross Country

Our runners are beginning to improve visibly now that the season is under way. Some of the more impressive results are: Peter Calcott came third in the U/12 category, Marthinus Maritz came third in the U/14 category, and Richard Nicholson came fourth in the same category.  But it was demonstrated in the assembly this morning that all our runners are improving their positions each week.  There are a number of schools participating in this regional league and the competition is stiff.  Well done, boys and girls!

Grade 12 Restaurant Evening

Last night our Grade 12’s put on their Restaurant Evening, which was actually their final Hospitality Studies practical.  The evening was attended by members of the Board, staff, and one brave learner.  The evening was assessed by the IEB Subject Moderator, and if the quality of the food was anything to judge by, all three of the Matrics writing this subject will do well.  Special thanks must go to the Grade 11 learners who waited on tables and assisted in the kitchen. Congratulations to Mr Bridger for three successful evenings over the last three weeks – Grade 10, 11 and 12.

Assembly

Pastor Carl Leonard and the Youth from River of Life Chorch – GO YOUTH MINISTRIES – visited our assembly this morning.  Some young people did a rap for the learners which seemed to go down well, then Carl invited our 17 years and older learners to join them on a Saturday evening.  We hope that some of our older teens will take up this offer.

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GO Youth Ministries treat our learners to a lively rap – no guns, violence or x-rated language!

Summer Uniform

Since the weather has now warmed up, we will change to SUMMER UNIFORM from 1 September (Tuesday next week).

Term Three Reports

Please be reminded that our term three reports will be sent home at the end of the first week of term four, as indicated in the last newsletter.

Mark Godfrey