NEWSLETTER 04 May 2017

High School Outing

Mr and Mrs Wadley sponsored a trip to Pretoria for the entire High School to attend a showing of the new film Beyond the River on Wednesday at the Kolonnade Sentrum. The trip went off very well and the film was enjoyed by all. It includes a number of moral decisions in an interesting storyline, and I recommend a visit to a nearby cinema to see it if at all possible.

Speaking of Wednesday, our Board Chair passed a major milestone as he celebrated a birthday. We invited him to our Friday assembly to be fussed over a little. Happy Birthday, Richard!

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Top Left: Mr Wadley holds his birthday card and chats with Miss Nicholson and Jesse Dowinton.
Top Right: Spared 70 candles, Richard blows out the symbolic two.

Left: At tea after assembly, congratulated by Mrs Raubenheimer who did the décor.
Below: At the other end of the scale, Luan Meyer celebrated his 4th birthday with his friends in the giraffe class today. The cake is fancier than yours, Richard. Sorry for You!!!!

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Sport

Mountain Biking
A Limpopo MTB XCO was held on the Summerplace farm at the weekend. Several of our learners
rode and all did very well. In the Sub-Junior Boys Ruan Jansen van Vuuren placed 3rd and Livingstone
Banda 7th. In the Nipper Boys Daniel Eager placed 5th. Carla Jansen van Vuuren was 2nd among the
Sprog Girls.

Today, Ruan is on his way to Bloemfontein to take part in the S. A. Cup Cross Country Mountain
Biking Championships. Go hard, Ruan!

Ruan Jansen van Vuuren on the right – third in Limpopo.

Ruan Jansen van Vuuren on the right – third in Limpopo.

Mr Bridger congratulates Carla and Livvy. Daniel was absent.

Mr Bridger congratulates Carla and Livvy. Daniel was absent.

Team Sports

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Our team sports are in full swing. Pictured above are the Senior Preparatory soccer players engaged
in some footwork drills. Behind them in the distance can be seen the High School girls busy with
their netball.

The senior boys are out of picture doing a team talk – thus no photo. Their soccer has been going
well and they have played two inter schools matches to date.

Josh keeps the ball in play – the demeanour of the rest of the personnel on the field suggests
that they expected this ball to go out, making this an excellent ball. The ref looks very cool.

Josh keeps the ball in play – the demeanour of the rest of the personnel on the field suggests
that they expected this ball to go out, making this an excellent ball. The ref looks very cool.

Netball

Our Preparatory School girls travelled to Roedtan yesterday. This tournament was a “pipe opener”
for the girls, and they did very well. Our U/9’s won 2 games and lost 1. Our U/11’s narrowly lost all
3 of their games, and our U/12’s won all 3 of theirs – in one game their score was 18 – 2, showing
their excellent skill.

Mrs Kruger has been coaching our netball since last year, and the result of her input is clearly visible
as our girls take their places on the field and then set about the serious business of combining as a
team to get the ball to the hoop. Thank you, Mrs Kruger.

Budding Gymnast

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Kiandra Doubell took up gymnastics in January. On Saturday she took part in her very first competition in Pretoria. In her division she competed with 36 other girls in 4 disciplines. Kiandra won a gold medal (left) in one discipline and also received a trophy as she placed third overall.

Well done, Kiandra!

Early Closure – Monday 8 May

Please be reminded that School will close at 13h00 on Monday 8 May to accommodate an important SACE workshop for our staff and also teachers from surrounding schools. All the details of this closure were included in the letter sent out yesterday.

Mark Godfrey