School news from the KZN Midlands

March/April 2019 school news

With a mix of music, culture, charity and sports… here’s a selection of school news snippets from the KZN Midlands.

St Charles College hosted a festive “MIC Night” (picture, top) in the Samukele Khumalo Arena on March 21. The school noted it was a wonderful opportunity for families to come together for a relaxing evening and enjoy the musical talent on show. Picture: Saysha Baker

Jamie Zwart, Shin-Yih Chen, Libby Chapman, Lonathemba Tsinde, Gabriella Kleinhans, Mikjé Böcking, Aphile Mshengu and Joslynne Kelbrick

The Wykeham Collegiate Grade 4 girls have chosen to support PMB Animal Rescue and Rehome (P.A.R.R) as their charity for the year.

The girls collected food and raised more than R600 in the first term by doing various tasks.

Drakensberg Boys Choir, in collaboration with Michaelhouse Chapel Choir, Clifton Nottingham Road, PMB Girls High Chamber Choir, and Marimba Group, Music Voyage, held a fundraiser recently to raise funds for vocally talented, but in-need, boys to attend Drakensberg Boys Choir.

Seen here are the choirs, celebrating community spirit or Ubuntu, singing the massed piece Jikela Ngapha, at the Michaelhouse Schlesinger Theatre. The song is a traditional Zulu song, arranged by DBCS Artistic Director, Bernard Kruger. Picture by Tanya Olsen.

Fourteen Districts participated in the Country District Trials at Wembley College’s Astro hockey facility recently. Three teams, U14, U16 and Open, will be chosen to compete in the Inland Hockey Tournament. The local Umzinyathi District team held their own against strong opposition.

Cowan House Grade 6 Girls (left) rocked their mismatched socks in celebration of World Down Syndrome Awareness Day on March 21.

Alison Rennie.

Laddsworth Grade One pupil Alison Rennie (right) participated in the KwaZulu-Natal Regional Irish Dance Competition in Pinetown earlier this month. Alison took part in the U7 category and won Gold in the Light Jig Dance, Silver in the Reel Dance and Silver in the Single Jig Dance.

Laddsworth pupils took part in the Splash Aquatics Gala in Howick on Saturday, March 9 (see pic below).

Brett Gotte (Grade 3) won 3 gold and 1 silver medal and was the U9 champion;
James Gotte (Grade 5) won 1 silver and 3 bronze medals;
Amelia Scholtz (Grade 2) won 2 silver medals;
Hannahh Scholtz (Grade 5) won 2 bronze medals;
Megan Coertze won 2 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medal and was the U11 champion;
Jess Gibson won 4 gold medals and was the Under 7 champion;
Patrick Gibson won 1 gold medal;
Molly Gibson won 1 silver medal.

Left to right: Amelia Scholz (Grade 2), Hannah Scholtz (Grade 5), James Gotte (Grade 5), Megan Coertze (Grade 5), Patrick Gibson (Grade 3), Jess Gibson (Grade 1), Brett Gotte (Grade 3), Molly Gibson (Grade 1).