St Charles College September News

St Charles College September News

St Charles College annual Speech Night

The Speech Night trophy winners.

The highlight of the St Charles College calendar is our annual Speech Night. The Indoor Centre was completely transformed into a beautiful venue, fit for an evening celebrating all that the St Charles College community, and in particular the boys, have achieved over the past year.

The Matric class of 2017 took pride of place in front of the stage, savouring their final formal function in their schooling careers. The guest speaker was Mr Mark Barber, who is the Senior Manager of the Cambridge International Examinations of Southern Africa. One of the highlights of the evening was the speech given by 2017 Head Boy, Tehan Martinson. Seeing the College through the eyes of the Head Boy is an insightful experience and it is wonderful to hear of the memories he will cherish of his years at St Charles College.

The Head boy of 2017, Tehan Martinson, handing over to the new Head Boy of 2018, Matthew Mortimer.

The announcement of the 2018 prefect body was one of the most anticipated items on the programme. Congratulations to all those who were selected to be Prefects and Council Leaders. The top five selected to represent the College as Head Boy and Deputies are Matthew Mortimer (Head Boy), Scott Anderson, Njabulo Tenza, Luke Adam and Dominic Casey . The evening concluded with a rousing rendition of the College’s school song that could be heard well beyond the walls of the Indoor Centre.

The Matrics of 2017 singing the school song for the final time.  Photos: Saysha Baker

 

 

 

 

 

St Charles College Inter-House Athletics in the Senior School

All the trophy winners from the day

The annual Middle and Upper School Inter House Athletics was contested in very hot conditions on Tuesday afternoon. Our special Guests were Mr and Mrs Becker, parents of our captain and 800m winner, Oliver Becker. Although Conway won 8 out of 16 individual trophies, the overall champion house was a tight affair with the outcome only decided after the final event of the afternoon. Well done to Smith house who won first place on the day!

Caillan Fry giving his all during long jump

Grandparents Day in the Pre-Primary School

Ryan Hawkins with his grandpa

Bursting with excitement, the boys welcomed their Grandparents to Scrummies this week for their annual Grandparents’ Day! The Scrummies teachers and boys have been working incredibly hard over the last few weeks to get ready for this special occasion. The visiting grandparents were treated to a wonderful performance before making their way to the boys’ classrooms. While there, the Grannies got a chance to do some art and crafts with the boys, and the Grandpas together with the boys built and painted wooden cars!

Savar Govender with his grandpa

 

Samuel Speirs with his gran and grandpa

Pen-pal visits in St Charles College Junior Primary

Seen decorating cupcakes together is Onele Dinga (L) and Nicholas Deysel (R).

On Spring Day, the St Charles College Grade 2 boys welcomed their pen-pals from St John’s D.S.G. and were very excited to spend the morning with them. Their morning started in the dining room where the girls and boys spent time making cupcakes together. After some fun and a snack, they headed to the library where they were treated to an interesting lesson about dinosaurs from Educate and Fascinate. Before returning to school, the boys made a tunnel for the girls to walk through after handing them some beautiful flowers!

Derryn Millward walking through the tunnel after receiving her flowers.

Rebecca Zammit (L) receiving her flowers from Reilly Rowe (R).  Photos: Saysha Baker

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sevens Rugby win for SCC
Saints Sevens continued their impressive season with a string of high quality performances on Saturday, 2 September. Going through the pool stages unbeaten, our 1st XV beat Pionier 27 – 7 in the semi-finals and then faced Kearsney in the final. We defended bravely and attacked with flair to win 17 – 12.

The SCC Sevens Rugby team with coaches Mr Nick Jackson (L) and Mr Dirk de Beer (R)
Photo: Charmaine Adam

Scrummies gets a visit from the Prefects

Prefect, Cameron Brown, getting bowled over by some of the boys from Scrummies

Emitting pure happiness and excitement at the arrival of their special guests, the boys from Scrummies bowled the Prefects over with massive hugs recently! Their tea-break visit saw boys, both young and old, laughing on the playground, kicking the ball around, jumping, swinging and painting. Approaching the end of their High School chapter, the prefects loved the opportunity to share this moment creating memories with the boys just starting out their journey with St Charles College.

Prefect, Liam Simpson with Owen Phongo (L) and Samkelo Ngubane (R)

Head boy, Tehan Martinson, with Joshua Naidoo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curtly Smit with some of the boys from Scrummies Photos: Saysha Baker

 

 

 

Words Week at St Charles College
Over the course of a week the Prep School enjoyed their annual Words Week, where all things literature and language based are celebrated. To start off the week, the boys from Scrummies and the Junior Primary arrived at school dressed as their favourite book characters and got to spend some time together reading.

Glynis Whitehorn (L) and Caitlyn Seegars (R) with their Grade 1 class.

 

 

Liesl Meter (R) and Kemsleigh Coutts (L) with their Grade 0 class.

 

 

 

 

Reilly Rowe (L) and Judah Blanks (R) reading together. Photos: Saysha Baker