Cordwalles Prep News October16

Cordwalles Prep win overall first place in Jaguar Challenge

The team from left: Jason Dix (Team Manager), Mark Brombacher (Design Engineer), Rory Bremner (Head of Design and Technology at Cordwalles Preparatory School), Olivier Gaboreau (Graphic Designer) and Luke Hubble (Manufacturing Engineer).

The team from left: Jason Dix (Team Manager), Mark Brombacher (Design Engineer), Rory Bremner (Head of Design and Technology at Cordwalles Preparatory School), Olivier Gaboreau (Graphic Designer) and Luke Hubble (Manufacturing Engineer).

On Thursday 13 October 2016, a group of Grade 5 Cordwalles Preparatory School boys went to participate in the second KZN Regional Event of the Jaguar Primary Schools Challenge (JPSC). The event was being held at the Jaguar/Land Rover Hillcrest branch and the boys had been frantically preparing for it since the start of term only 8 days prior.
Their task was to design a race car using 2D CAD software, manufacture the car out of 160g/m cardboard and then finally race their car at the Regional Event. The JPSC is in its first year of existence here in South Africa, but has been running in the United Kingdom for the last 5 years or so. The JPSC is modelled on both the ‘F1 in Schools’ and the ‘Land Rover 4×4 in Schools’ Challenges, which are both run in various high schools throughout South Africa.
The boys team name is The Hybrid Hurricanes and they won Best Verbal Presentation; Best Portfolio and Pit Display; Best Engineered Car and Overall 1st Place. Moving forward, this group of boys will be competing in next years Regional Qualifications on the 27th February 2017 with a view of making it to Nationals in March that year. Then if all goes well there, they are hoping to qualify for the World Championships.
Cordwalles Prep welcomes Class of 2011

Class of 2011

Class of 2011

The fourth term started with Cordwalles Preparatory School welcoming back the Class of 2011 for their Matric Reunion. The boys that could make attended with their parents and together with the staff. Past and present, they met for drinks in the Andrew Rattray Pre-Primary where Headmaster, Lance Veenstra welcomed the boys back and updated them on the new developments of the school since they have been gone. Dinner was held in the school Dining room and it was evident that the boys and parents were delighted to be back in the familiar grounds.

Cordwalles Prep Go-Karting fun

Photographed here flying along is from left: Ross le Seur, Thoba Buthelezi, and Gary Goldring. Driver: Jack Edmonds DLG Photography

Photographed here flying along is from left: Ross le Seur, Thoba Buthelezi, and Gary Goldring. Driver: Jack Edmonds DLG Photography

One of the highlights on the Cordwalles Preparatory School’s calendar card is a go-kart race for the Grade 7 boys. The boys were split into groups and had to design and make their own go-karts. Both conservative and hi-tech go-karts were made and the boys had tremendous fun in getting their go-karts from the top of the school all the way down to Gibsons field at the bottom of the school through the school forest.
Cordwalles Prep School relationship building
cordwalles-builds-relationship-with-ashdown-primary-ed170-oct16Cordwalles Preparatory School is privileged to have a Community Partnership Programme with Ashdown School in Edendale. An assembly was held to thank various role players, who have played a huge part in upgrading their kitchen, which feeds 1600 children daily. Charles Lesala(Kantey & Templer),  Mr Veenstra(headmaster of Cordwalles), Ian Allbon(Built in Cupboard Centre), Kevin Hohls(Kantey & Templer), Mrs Dedekind(Head of Pastoral Care), Charl Barnard(D Construction), Mrs Hubble (Ashdown Liaison), Tony Wilson(Jacobs Joinery and Shopfitters cc), Mrs Shezi(Ashdown Headmistress), Mrs Colepeper(Ashdown Coordinator). A thank you to Mike Eglinton (Steelco) and Mark Totman(Gem Steel) who also contributed to this project. Finally thank you to all the boys who participated in the aQuelle Mudman, as 10% of the money raised at this event is donated to Ashdown.