Caring for community

Pupils at KZN Midlands schools honoured the spirit of Mandela Day on July 18, have excelled in recent sports and academic competition and also got to learn about food production.

To honour Madiba’s legacy and the spirit of caring for one another in the community, Drakensberg Boy Choir School pupils spent their 67 minutes interacting and playing with pupils from a local crèche in Loskop – Mbalenhke Creche. The school also took through sandwiches (made by each of the Drakies pupils), and stationery donations. It was an uplifting experience for all. Picture, top: Supplied

Picture Supplied: The NHP Outreach Club donates warm clothing to Fortmannspruit School.

New Hanover Prep pupils received an important reminder that each individual has the power to transform the world and make an impact on the lives of others. In celebration of Mandela Day the NHP Outreach Club took clothing from the school’s Winter Warmth Collection and delivered it to the children at nearby Fortmannspruit School.

Head boy Chulumanco Gidi and head girl Siphokazi Biyela of St Nicholas Diocesan School (left) addressed Edendale Primary School pupils during a recent visit to the primary school.

St Nicholas partnered with Hall’s Retail PMB and Raven Glass to assist Edendale Primary with repairs and replacements in and around the school. The St Nics Grade 12 pupils spent time in classes, leading lessons and assisting the pupils.

Life and legacy

Part of the day also included discussions on the life and legacy of former president Nelson Mandela. This included a year-by-year breakdown of Mandela’s life, poems, a short play and a dance rendition.

Picture Supplied: Emma Speed and Emihle Nonxuba of St John’s D.S.G during their visit to two farms to find out about food production.

The St John’s D.S.G. Grade 4 girls have been learning all about food production, and recently visited two farms: Denny Mushroom Farm and the Do Vale Farm. The girls were fascinated by how much work, time and effort goes into producing the food we eat!

Picture Supplied: Michaela Licen and Nox Mhlanga of Treverton College in action.

Treverton College is proud of the following pupils who represented KZN Inland Girls Hockey Teams over the holidays.
U18A: Sethu Ngcobo and Nox Mhlanga. Sethu was also selected for the SA u18B squad.
U18B: Gemma Hickenbotham – the team finished second in their tournament.
U16B: Michaela Licen (captain) and Nomathemba Magwegwe.
U14B: Saskia Renzi (vice captain) – finished second in their tournament.

Pictured, left to right: St Charles College’s Thomas Freese, Stephen Lock and Pepijn Rennings. Picture: Supplied

Congratulations to St Charles College pupils Thomas Freese and Stephen Lock from Grade 9, and Pepijn Rennings from Grade 8, for qualifying to participate in the third round of this year’s Maths Olympiad.

The challenging second round was written on May 15, 2019. From this round the best 100 juniors qualified for the third round which will be written this week.

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Lily Smit, a Grade 4 pupil at Laddsworth Primary, (pictured, right) represented KwaZulu-Natal at the North Zone Rhythmic Gymnastics Festival held in Johannesburg on June 14, 2019.

Lily participated in the Level 2 U10 category. She performed a Free Dance and a Hoop Routine and was awarded a gold medal, ending up fourth in her section.

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