St Charles College June News

St Charles College June News

St Charles College at Choir Evening
St Charles Choir EveningThe annual Cordwalles Choir Evening is always an event to look forward to. The St Charles College Senior Primary Choir joined choirs from Pelham, St John’s D.S.G. and Cordwalles to participate in an evening celebrating all things singing. The audience thoroughly enjoyed the performances and the Saints boys had great fun up on stage, receiving thunderous applause from the audience. Photo by Justin Smit

 

Bishops Diocesan College Visits St Charles College

The St Charles College Prep 1st XV running through the tunnel of chanting boys onto the field before their game. Photo by Justin Smit

The St Charles College Prep 1st XV running through the tunnel of chanting boys onto the field before their game. Photo by Justin Smit

St Charles College had the privilege of hosting the Grade 7 boys and staff members from Bishops this week, who are currently on tour in KwaZulu-Natal from Cape Town. The boys had sports fixtures together, namely hockey, rugby, tennis and squash. There was also a chess tournament played. The Saints Prep 1st XV played a good game of rugby, winning 12 – 5. One of the highlights was the concert held in the Chapel, where the Bishops boys demonstrated their amazing musical talents.

St Charles Scrummies Bike Day

And they’re off!

And they’re off!

Youth day was the perfect opportunity to have a little extra fun on the St Charles College campus. The Scrummies boys brought their bikes to school and were able to ride around the cul-de-sac outside the Pre-Primary. What more do these little chaps need than a bike and somewhere to ride it!

Christopher Titshall Photos by Justin Smit

Christopher Titshall Photos by Justin Smit

 

 

 

 

 

 

St Charles Grade 9 Biology

Pictured: Lisa Jafta inflating the lungs, being assisted by Nkosenhle Ngema. Photo by Justin Smit

Pictured: Lisa Jafta inflating the lungs, being assisted by Nkosenhle Ngema. Photo by Justin Smit

 

This week the St Charles College Grade 9 boys experienced the ‘real-feel’ of the internal organs of a cow. Many eager hands were bloodied as they felt the texture of each individual organ. In class 9DK, Nkosenhle Ngema and Lisa Jafta took it in turns to blow through a tube inserted into the trachea and the boys watched how the lungs increased in size. It was a great opportunity to revise their Grade 8 work as they examined and discussed the digestive system.

 

St Charles College Student Wins Prestigious President’s Award
The President’s Award for Youth Empowerment is part of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award. It is an exciting personal challenge for young people between the ages of 14 and 24. It started in the United Kingdom in 1956 and was first available in South Africa in 1983. There are five sections to the Award Programme: Service, Adventurous Journey, Physical Recreation, Skills and Residential Project. There are three levels of achievement : Bronze, Silver and Gold, with each level requiring extra input.
In celebration of The President’s Award’s 60th Anniversary, the Gold Awards were handed out by HRH, Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward and Deputy Minister in the Presidency, Buti Manamela at Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls.

Matthew Dunbar, receiving his Gold Award from Prince Edward (right), with the Deputy Minister Buti Manamela (left)

Matthew Dunbar, receiving his Gold Award from Prince Edward (right), with the Deputy Minister Buti Manamela (left)

St Charles College’s very own Matthew Dunbar, receiving his Gold Award from Prince Edward (right), with the Deputy Minister Buti Manamela (left). Matthew  set his sights on working towards the Gold Award, which had an extensive list of criteria. Through the help of his parents, his mentor, Christina, and the activities available at St Charles College, Matthew was able to surpass the minimum requirements and receive his Gold Award. Congratulations on this excellent achievement.

 

 

Royal Show Success for SaintsStCharles Royal Show
It has been a successful year for several St Charles College boys at the Royal Show. There were some farmer- in-the-making showing their livestock at the Show this year. (l-r) Leighton Sclanders, Simon Chubb and Trent Chubb all received awards for their cattle, which were presented to them in school assembly. Photo by Justin Smit

 

New St Charles College Prefects

Congratulations to (l-r) Brendan Lawrence, Kyle Combrink and Charles Simpson. Photo by Justin Smit

Congratulations to (l-r) Brendan Lawrence, Kyle Combrink and Charles Simpson. Photo by Justin Smit

 

St Charles College recognises that leadership is about growth and the College provides steps for pupils to expand future growth and become well-rounded leaders. This past week was a fantastic example of growth as three Boarder Prefects were elevated to Full Prefects. Recognition of leadership and positive influence in boarding has now opened another avenue for growth. Organisation-wide and community-wide interaction in leadership increases both the sphere of influence of positive good leaders but also allows those pupils to grow more.