Grace College News Snippets July 2017

A Royal Zulu Celebration at Grace College

L-R back: Mr Vincent Luksich, Mrs Wynn Schoeman, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi MP, Mr Thami Nwayo, Zolwandle Mnguni, Siphesihle Mbuyazi.   L-R front: Nzuzo Mdlalose and Simphiwe Mbimbi

On Tuesday, 18 July 2017, Grace College hosted “Celebrate Zulu Day” to coincide with Mandela Day. Mrs Wynn Schoeman, the Head of isiZulu and Culture, invited Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi MP to talk to the Zulu pupils about Zulu. It was a memorable day as the school celebrated the colourful Zulu culture.
Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi MP’s response to the invitation to speak was, “I have seen English language festivals and Afrikaans Kultuur Feeste celebrated at many schools. But the idea of celebrating the rich cultural heritage of Zulu isn’t something we do often enough at high school level.”
He found it heart-warming to be asked to speak about his vibrant culture and his language, which is spoken by more than 25% of South Africans.

Grace College cyclist rides like the wind on tar and trails

Sam Moore, flying colours on mtb and road

 

Sam Moore, a Grade 9 pupil at Grace College, raced for the KZN Youth Cycling Team in Mpumalanga during the recent holiday. Competing against teams from other provinces he achieved these impressive results;
35km Mtb Race -1st place;  75km Road Race – 2nd place;  Hill Climb – 3rd place;  Time Trial – 7th place;  Crit Race – 9th place
Sam also rode in the Gooderson Drakensberg Gardens 45km MTB race and was placed 1st in the Youth Men category and 12th overall in all age groups.

 

 

 

 

Winning UK Choir Tour

Rebecca Webster and Megan Pluke journeyed to the UK to perform with the KZN Midlands Youth Choir

 

During the July holidays two Grace College, Grade 11 pupils, Rebecca Webster and Megan Pluke journeyed to the UK to perform with the KZN Midlands Youth Choir. Video footage of the performances in the Choir Competition can be viewed at; http://llangollen.tv/choirs/?lang=en.

Our girls were also selected to be interviewed by the BBC news team which made their experience doubly exciting. We are so proud of them and the entire choir for their winning performance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Hilton Car Show launches at Grace College

Pictured here L-R: Old boy Dylan Pluke enjoys a chat about cars with Jayce Lane.

In August, Grace College will host The Hilton Car Show, which is a Parents’ Association driven initiative to raise funds for the school. We look forward to welcoming the greater community to view the display of vintage and classic cars that will be on show.

Jayce Lane, our Vice Chairman of the Grace College Parents’ Association, is often seen on the roads in and around Hilton driving his 1967 Dodge Monaco. This vehicle was assembled in Elsies Rivier just outside of Cape Town and fitted with a 6.3l V8 engine which was manufactured by Chrysler South Africa.

Drama students engage with Dorothy Anne Gould

Cara Bailey and Nomathemba Mangele with actress Dorothy Anne Gould

Matric Drama Pupils from Grace College attended the IEB KZN Winter School at Thomas More on Sunday, 30 July. Pictured here are Cara Bailey and Nomathemba Mangele with actress Dorothy Anne Gould who addressed the pupils on South African Theatre history and Athol Fugard. In her career, Ms Gould performed the role of Hester in the set work “Hello and Goodbye” to great acclaim and she worked closely with Athol Fugard in other productions. Ms Gould engaged the audience with stories about her career and nuggets of information about the great man – Athol Fugard.