Midlands schools news, January 2019

It was back to school in January 2019 and news on some of the Midlands schools’ top achievers and initiatives.

Talented young swimmer from Laddsworth Primary School, Grade 4 pupil Irie-Mae Bailey (pictured above in action), swam in the Penguins Club Gala at GHS in Pietermaritzburg recently. Irie-Mae received top time ribbons for the 25m Butterfly, Breast Stroke, Backstroke and in the 100m Freestyle.

Still on swimming, Laddsworth Grade One pupils James-Quinn Bailey and Alison Rennie, took part in the Seals Swimming Club Gala in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday, January 26. James-Quinn came first in the 25m Freestyle and Backstroke for 6 year old boys, and Alison was first in the 25m Freestyle and Backstroke for 6 year old girls.

Howick High was delighted to welcome new staff members in 2019: Mr R Zondi (Life Orientation Intern), Ms M Roseveare (Creative Arts), Ms G Marques (English), Ms K Miller (English), Ms S Lyle (Natural Science Intern), Mr M Bryant (Geography and History Intern).

Cowan House Grade 7 pupils (right) kicked off their final year at primary school with a leadership trip to Spirit of Adventure at Shongweni Dam, to learn more about working as a team, and how to be a positive and effective leader. Pictured left to right: Aidan Joubert, Joel Reynard, Chizelle Wentzel, Jessica Crampton, Chelsea Norton and Aamilah Khunoethe-Wimpey.

Baseball

Jack Jennings, a Grade Three pupil at Laddsworth has been selected to play for the KwaZulu-Natal baseball team. He will play in the inter-provincial tournament in Port Elizabeth in March.

Oasis Prep pupils (bottom) have been enjoying the school’s latest initiative – Genius Hour. This allows pupils to explore their own passions and encourages creativity and curiosity in the classroom, the school said. Pictured are Minenhle Dlomo, Junior Hlongwana, Cloe Gorringe, Sibahle Cele and Keagan Webb.

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