St Charles College News Snippets for November

St Charles College News Snippets for November

St Charles College at Unity Leadership Conference 

The St Charles College Pastoral Committee attended the Unity Leadership Conference. The conference offers the opportunity for Christian leaders from independent schools around KZN to meet for teaching, worship and fellowship. This provides input and guidance for an excellence in this leadership role. St Charles College is extremely proud of the calibre of people on the 2016 Pastoral Committee and look forward to their input and influence in the life of the College.

The St Charles College Pastoral Committee with the school chaplains

The St Charles College Pastoral Committee with the school chaplains

St Charles College Boys Play at Provincial Quadrangular

Four St Charles College Grade 7s represented the Inland U13 squad at the annual quadrangular. The quadrangular was hosted by Coastals at Kearsney College. They played against Griquas and Free State over two days, playing a 50 over game on both days.

(l-r) Patrick Atkins, Tim Login, Luke Atkins and Eyethu Majozi.  Photo by Justin Smit

(l-r) Patrick Atkins, Tim Login, Luke Atkins and Eyethu Majozi.  Photo by Justin Smit

St Charles College Remembrance Day Ceremony

Remembrance Day – also known as Poppy Day, Armistice Day is a day to commemorate the sacrifices of members of the armed forces and of civilians in times of war, specifically since the First World War. It is observed on 11 November to recall the end of World War I on that date in 1918.

Grade 11 pupil, Brendan Lawrence, playing the bagpipes at the Remembrance Day ceremony. Photo by Justin Smit

Grade 11 pupil, Brendan Lawrence, playing the bagpipes at the Remembrance Day ceremony. Photo by Justin Smit

The boys and staff of St Charles College assemble around their Remembrance Garden and the order of proceedings followed closely the layout of the ceremonies which occur across the European continent. The Reveille and last post is played. This is a bugle call that is played in the military forces that marks the beginning and the end of the day. It summarises the day as it consists of a number of phrases from different calls signifying different events which have occurred during the day. Since this piece marks a “closing”, it is also played at military and other funerals. Other traditions that were observed included a 2 minute silence and laying of wreaths. St Charles College has also brought into their tradition the releasing of pigeons.

 

 

 

Music Evening at St Charles College

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Music at St Charles College took centre stage at the Senior Primary Music Evening. It was impressive to see such a great number of boys putting aside their nerves to delight the audience with their renditions. It was a successful evening showcasing the musical talent that is being nurtured at the College.

St Charles College Science Week

Science Week was a highly anticipated event on the St Charles College Calendar, after the successes of Art Blast and Words Week earlier in the year. For three days, the Senior Primary went mad about Science. The boys had various guest speakers and demonstrations, visited Olwazini at the Scottsville Race course, built models, visited Pelham Park and the Science Department at UKZN. The boys were also given the opportunity to make their own inventions or do a Science experiment for their class. There were some very impressive and creative demonstrations.

Hunter Mason enjoying the periscope at Olwazini

Hunter Mason enjoying the periscope at Olwazini

Samuel Johnson showing off his invention, a Dogbrella, to keep your dog dry whilst walking it.

Samuel Johnson showing off his invention, a Dogbrella, to keep your dog dry whilst walking it.

 

 

 

L to R: Cameron Barker, Matthew Peel and Luke Smith working hard on their elastic band powered model cars.

L to R: Cameron Barker, Matthew Peel and Luke Smith working hard on their elastic band powered model cars.

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Cameron Hallowes waiting in anticipation to see if his will work

Cameron Hallowes waiting in anticipation to see if his will work