Green number from a Comrades ace

KZN Midlands school news, August-September 2019

Howick High School’s sports awards were presented at a gala dinner held on August 22. The school welcomed Shaun Meiklejohn, a past Comrades Marathon winner who has completed 30 Comrades races and had a number of top 10 finishes, as guest of honour.

Staff member Simon Mbuyazi, who has completed 10 Comrades Marathons, was presented with his green number by Meiklejohn at the event.

Pupils, parents and guests were entertained with a ballroom dancing exhibition, while Grade 12 pupil Blessing Shiyanbola wowed them with his display of freestyle soccer skills.

The top sportsman and sportswoman awards were presented to Callum Tyrer and Kelly Kendall.

Picture, top: Shaun Meiklejohn presents Howick High staff member Simon Mbuyazi with his green Comrades Marathon number.

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The Grade 7 boys of St Charles College in front of the parliament buildings. Picture: Dean Riley

St Charles College’s Grade 7 Cape Expedition got off to a busy start with the group being whisked off to the Chris Barnard Heart Museum on landing. The week was packed with excitement, challenges and some new experiences.

With a trip up the newly refurbished Table Mountain Cable Way, tobogganing, a visit to parliament, a hands-on experience with sharks, big cat feedings and many other incredible moments, the boys returned home to share many a story. Some hard-fought tussles on the hockey pitches, rugby fields, squash courts and around the chess boards took place over the course of the week.

More Midlands school news, August 2019

Treverton College claimed 5 out of 6 Ludorums at the Midlands Co-Ed Athletics meeting in Greytown this past weekend.

They are: Karijn Kooy, girls u14; Luzuko Mahlati, boys open; Sethu Ngcobo, girls open; Michaela Licen, girls u16; Kai Broom, boys u14.

The St John’s D.S.G. Grade 3 girls, above, enjoyed another PJs and Popcorn evening recently. They snuggled under their blankets, munched on popcorn and watched a movie with their friends – “the best way to spend a Friday evening”.

New Hanover Prep Grade 4 pupils Sisande Kulu and Kyle Hellberg enjoy their robotics lesson.

Friday, August 23 saw the opening of New Hanover Prep’s new learning facilities. The children and staff enjoyed a special church service followed by an intimate assembly and ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the new buildings.

The new facilities, which were generously donated to the school, included: A new library and media centre; robotics classroom; science laboratory; art room; as well as three classrooms which make up the academic support unit.

Simthandile Gwamanda of St Nicholas Diocesan School delivered a wonderful poem at the school’s recent IsiZulu Poetry Evening.

Connor Potgieter in action. Picture by Kerry Hughes

Connor Potgieter, a Grade 7 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School, took part in the “Man and Machine” 2019, held in Boston from August 9-10. Connor was the youngest rider to take part in the gruelling 150km race. He placed a very creditable 18th overall in the intermediate section, which included 149 riders.

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