Morne steps up to bat for St Charles

St Charles College was excited to announce that former Protea cricketer Mornè van Wyk will join the school as its Cricket Specialist from July 1 this year.

St Charles has had an exceptional year, winning 21 matches in a row – an incredible run that made them Inland champions, Dolphins champions and took them to the final of the CSA T20 Coca-Cola competition in March.

Mornè said his decision to join the St Charles College family was based on the vision to build strong values in schoolboy sport and to pay attention to sound coaching that leads to growth for each player.

“I am thrilled to become part of the St Charles family,” he said. “My interaction and experience with members of staff so far has made it clear that the values and ethos of the College are alive, lived and vibrant.”

In the picture, top: Lucky Dladla (1st XI cricket coach), Murray Cole-Edwardes (1st XI cricket coach), Mornè van Wyk (cricket specialist), Rowan Irons (head of sport) and Chad Barron (head of prep sport). Picture: Saysha Baker

The excitement was tangible when St John’s D.S.G. Grade 3s visited Butterflies for Africa recently. The girls had a wonderful time learning all about the different species of butterflies, as well as their life cycles. But Butterflies for Africa is about more than just these beautiful winged creatures, and the girls had the opportunity to see hedgehogs, guinea pigs, birds and terrapins too. The school said it was a great excursion and fantastic learning opportunity!

CG Nefdt (left) is congratulated by head boy Renier van Rooyen on his scholarship opportunity with Cambridge Assessment International.

CG Nefdt of Wembley College, right, was recently nominated for the Global Scholars 2019 programme and awarded a scholarship.

Immerse Education is an award-winning provider of academic programmes in the UK. Programmes take place in inspirational and prestigious locations, including colleges of Cambridge University, and offer educational experiences with diverse and enriching curricula.

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The Global Scholars programme broadens the international diversity of Immerse Education’s award-winning academic programmes and is also an excellent accolade for any high performing students interested in pursuing future studies at a leading university.

Howick High School’s Dance Company performed at the 20th Funk Dance Show at the Hexagon Theatre in Pietermaritzburg recently. The theme of their dance was Mental Health Awareness and it was choreographed to the song “Keep the Faith” by Bon Jovi.

Howick High pupils perform their dance themed “Mental Health Awareness”, choreographed to the song “Keep the Faith” by Bon Jovi.

The World Health Organisation defines mental health as “a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to their community”.

Mental illness isn’t cut and dry. It presents itself in various ways, and it isn’t always easy to tell if someone you know is struggling. Mental health is a sensitive topic to handle, but it’s important to check in on friends and loved ones. Even the strongest person you know might be fighting an internal battle. We need to encourage our children to speak about their feelings, and give them the tools and sensitivity to be supportive peers to their friends as they get older. We need to #breakthestigma.

Well done to the Merchiston Preparatory School Junior Primary boys for a truly magical show recently. The “Colours of the Rainbow” show provided a colourful morning for parents and grandparents. Pictured right is Blake Wright, enjoying his performance.

KZN kids do Midlands schools proud