Howick Prep May News

Howick Prep Rugby and Hockey Tours

Well done to both Howick Prep boys’ rugby and girls’ hockey teams who returned from very successful tours of Gauteng during the holidays. The hockey girls remained unbeaten winning all four of their games against Reddam House, Brescia House, Cornwall Hill College and St Mary’s whilst the rugby boys were outstanding in their fixtures against Penryn from Mpumalanga, Parklands from the Cape and Woodridge from Port Elizabeth at the prestigious St Stithian’s Rugby Festival.

Lara-Lyn Connellan of the Howick Prep 1st XI hockey team during the game against Bescia House which was won 4 – 0 by Howick Prep School

Thank you to all our valuable sponsors who assisted with the fundraising and making these tours worthwhile and successful:  Georgie’s (Bacon), Bluff Meat Supply (Burger Patties), Bidvest Food Services (Condiments), Carlisle Family (Eggs), Buzi Wholesalers Boston (Flour), Dairy Day (Milk), Pick n Pay (Rolls), Greendale Spar (Rolls), Frosties Farming (Tomatoes), Wedgwood (Nougat Biscuits), Groundcover (Stickbags), TWK (Long sleeved tops, Diesel, Buckets for pancakes), Eco Chill (Rugby Jackets) Howick Travel (1st XI Girls Hockey Kit), Bundu Bashers (Tog Bags), Lythwood Lodge (Raffle Prize of two night’s accommodation for four people), Lavender Company (Raffle Hamper), Olive & Oil (Restaurant voucher for Raffle), Atasca (Restaurant voucher for Raffle), Meander Fine Wines (6 bottles of wine for Raffle Prize), Tops – Merrivale Spar ), Tops – Hilton Quarry, CNA – Hilton Quarry (Irish wrapping paper), Toy Hut – Hilton Quarry, Steampunk – Thokans Lions River (Coffee Beans), Musa Ntala – Howick Falls (Shamrock), Ngi Vela E Africa – Howick Falls (Wicker Basket), Tracey and Steve Wyllie (Coffee), Ian Lawrence (Lettuces), Gail Ferreira (Lettuces), Shannon Conollan (Biscuits), Liz Killian (Sugar, Lemon Juice, Cinnamon), Cebi Nqobile (Milk), Wendy Arnott (Milk).

Howick Prep pupils about to enter the Sterkfontein Caves.

Howick Prep extends learning at Cradle of Mankind
As an extension of what pupils have been taught in class pupils from Howick Preparatory School recently spent time at the Cradle of Humankind just outside of Johannesburg. The Cradle of Humankind which was declared a World Heritage Site in 1999 incorporates the Sterkfontein Caves which contain the discovery of a 2.3 million year old fossil, Australopithecus Africanus (nicknamed “Mrs Ples”) which was found in 1947 by Robert Broom. The discovery helped corroborate the 1924 discovery of the juvenile Australopithecus Africanus skull, Taung Child”, by Raymond Dart, at Taung in the North West Province where excavations still continue.

Howick Prep’s Sarah Macaskill wins string of Royal Show Awards

Howick Prep’s Sarah Macaskill

Congratulations to Sarah Macaskill of Howick Prep School (Grade 5) who participated in the KZN Youth Cattle Show this past weekend at the Royal Agricultural Show in Pietermaritzburg. Sarah won 8 awards in total, including the prestigious Overall Stockman Junior Trophy for cattle (10 – 13 years). The full list of Sarah’s awards is as follows:
1st Prize – Best Showmanship dairy.
3rd Prize – Best Ayrshire on show.
4th Prize – Best dairy animal on show.
2nd Prize – Best Junior Group on show.
4th Prize – Best Junior Showman (out of all beef and dairy Junior contestants).
Special Prize – Award for the cattle stall with the best attention to detail and neatness.
Sarah also won 2nd prize in the Art Exhibition at the Royal Show. Well done Sarah, we are all very proud of your outstanding achievements!!