The importance of giving

New Hanover Prep pupils were given a reminder recently about the importance of giving to others. On Friday, May 10 the children and staff wore their slippers to school to create awareness and raise funds for the Reach for a Dream Foundation.

In the picture, top: Wileze Scheepers, Nikhita van der Linden, Claudia Kὅhne, Ryan Carey and Georgina Kyle supporting slipper day.

Beautiful warm, winter weather greeted the Wembley College sport department for their High Performance Hockey Clinic this past weekend. Kristen Paton and Lisa Deetlefs, two top South African hockey players, put pupils from grade 1 to matric through their paces.

Paton plays central midfield for South Africa. She has represented her country at U16, U18, U21 and senior level. She currently has 10 caps for her country, and participated in the Commonwealth games in Australia and the World Cup in Chile in 2018.

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The 30-year-old Deetlefs has been a member of the South African Women’s hockey team for 12 years. She currently boasts 250 caps for her country, competing in the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics, 2010 Commonwealth Games, 2014 Commonwealth Games and 2018 Common Wealth Games and World Cup.

The clinic was designed to help pupils and teachers focus on skills development, fitness and game readiness.

Drakensberg Boys Choir School donated boxes of clothing towards the victims of the recent cyclones in Mozambique. The school delivered the clothing to the Red Cross Society of South Africa in Pietermaritzburg, who will distribute the items.

Cyclone Kenneth and Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique within a six-week period, wreaking havoc and leaving hundreds of people dead and thousands displaced.

Allen van Blerk (principal), James Howes, James Twycross, John Burchmore and Kyle Reid (head boy). Picture: Saysha Baker

James Twycross and James Howes were announced as prefects and John Burchmore was announced as a boarder prefect at St Charles College recently.

“While pupil leadership is announced annually at speech night, we are aware that boys develop and mature at different stages. For this reason, the door is always open to new leadership opportunities,” said the school.

The Wykeham Collegiate hosted maths teachers from the Hilton College Vula programme recently. The Vula Programme aims to bolster the standard of maths and science teaching in KwaZulu-Natal schools by providing focused in-service training using up-to-date-technologies, innovative teaching methods and experienced facilitators.

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Charli Mlotshwa, achiever in U12 cross country.

The Laddsworth Primary School cross country team has continued to excel this year. Three Laddsworth pupils broke records at the Treverton Prep inter-schools meeting. Jodi Moreno (U12), 3km, (old record 14:02mins), new record 13:13 mins. Charli Mlotshwa (Under 12) 3km; (old record 12:13mins), new record 11:58mins. Jonathan Werth (open) 4km (old record 15:08mins), new record 14:00mins. Congratulations to them all.