School news from the KZN Midlands

Hilton’s Dux Scholar for 2019 was Kutloano Modisaesi (pictured above), who received the top accolade of the Dick Graham Memorial Prize for the best trials results at the school’s speech night. He was also awarded the Carl Klingenberg Memorial Prize for the best all-rounder in Grade 12, the DV Ducasse Prize for physical science and the Grade 12 advanced programme mathematics prize. Congratulations Kutloano.

Saints leaders for 2020

St Charles College 2020 head boy Sanele Mdingi made a surprise visit to St John’s D.S.G. during tea break to personally congratulate the St John’s head girl for next year, Ntando Dube. Picture by Danielle Ashton.

Glitz and glamour

It was all glitz and glamour as the third term was concluded at Howick High, with their matric farewell held on the evening of September 19. In the picture, right, are the deputy head boy and girl Nathaniel Napier and Kelly Kendall.

The school took the opportunity to wish its Class of 2019 all the best for their upcoming final matric examinations.

On the lighter side (or is that sweeter side?), Wartburg Kirchdorf School celebrated the “w” sound with its Pre-primary pupils with extra “Wacky Wednesday Waffles!”.

Raynan Govender, left, was all smiles with his delicious “wacky” treat.

Michaelhouse takes on the Fish

The Fish River Canoe Marathon (South African K2 River Championships) took place over two days on the Fish River, in Cradock, in the Eastern Cape. Thirty Michaelhouse boys took part, 18 of them for the first time.

The school’s top paddlers did extremely well and earned the following results: Ross Leslie and Chase Leisegang finished 20th overall and were second in the U18 category. Matthew Millward and his partner finished 21st overall and were first in the U16 category and third in the U18 category; Jack Edmonds and Pierre van der Westhuyzen were 27th overall and second in the U16 category.

Michaelhouse pupils in action at the Fish River Canoe Marathon. Picture: Mary-Jane Edmonds

Michaelhouse also claimed the Dippenaar Floating Trophy as the top school team at the event. In the short course event, Kade Reinhardt and his father were first overall while Peter Hein and his father were second. Well done to all.

Epworth opens new performing arts centre

Crystal Viljoen in action at the South African National Gym Games 2019. Picture: ON SITE IMAGES

Laddsworth Primary School Grade 6 pupil, Crystal Viljoen, competed at the South African National Gym Games 2019 (SAGF) held in Durban recently and was crowned overall national champion in her division.

Crystal competed in the elective ball, compulsory clubs and ribbon categories and was awarded gold for each apparatus. She was crowned SA Rhythmic Gymnastics Champion for the Level 10, Under 15 division.

Congratulations Crystal!

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