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KZN Midlands school news, January 2020

St Charles Prep pupils in the swim

Age-group winners at St Charles College Prep’s Championship swimming gala: (left to right) – Keagan Hewer, Hlube Nkosi, Kalan Pearson, Connor Vogt and Hlelelwe Dladla. Picture by Saysha Baker

On Thursday, January 23, the St Charles College Prep swimming season began with the Championship Gala held at the Pine Street Pools in Pietermaritzburg. The boys enjoyed the experience of swimming in a world class venue where many Olympians have gone before them.

The U9s, in particular, who swam in their first competitive gala and did so well, were congratulated.

The evening ended off with an exhibition swim – Matthew Sates, one of the Senior School pupils and a highly promising swimmer, raced against four of the senior boys in the Prep School and then shared some words of advice and inspiration after.

The age-group winners were: U9 Keagan Hewer; U10 Hlelelwe Dladla; U11 Hlube Nkosi; U12 Connor Vogt; U13 Kalan Pearson (Victor Ludorum).

Treverton College’s annual Grade 8 quiz evening took place last week as part of the grade orientation. Questions are based on the school’s code of conduct. Jonsson house won after a bit of a slow start, with Harland second and Campbell third.

Participants were grouped into the three respective school houses where they battled each other. It was amazing to see all the grade 8s respond to rather tough questions and putting in a lot of extra work to study the code of conduct, the school said.

Treverton New Pupils Concert for house and school was held this past Saturday. The grade 8s and matrics were excited to finally showcase their hard work.

Wembley College pupils entertain parents and visitors at the annual prize giving.

Wembley College’s Senior Primary and High School annual prize giving, held on Monday, January 20, was a recognition of achievements in all spheres of academic, sport and cultural life at the school.

Top achievers were awarded and progress was encouraged. Scholars who achieved excellent results in the Cambridge International Assessment received well-deserved recognition. Service above self and those who showed great courage in the face of adversity, were also celebrated.

A programme of short solo violin, trumpet, recorder, singing, and an energetic Senior Primary choir song, culminated with a performance by the High School choir.

Parents and scholars listened to entertaining speeches of hope and pride in all the “Super Heroes” at the school, who contribute towards its success and unique, positive atmosphere.

The Greytown school said it was looking forward to another year of innovation and growth.

Farmers’ Association

Grade 1 to 7 pupils at Sibonokuhle Primary School near Rosetta benefited from a donation from the Kamberg Farmers’ Association recently. The money, raised through a fundraising drive by a group of volunteers who teach at the school, was used to buy school uniforms.

Midlands school news, December 2019

Michaelhouse hosted Kearsney in its first squash league matches of the season and almost achieved a clean sweep, the 1st team won 8-0 and a combined Junior Team (consisting of the U16-U14 players) won 11-1.

Michaelhouse middle distance athlete Zola Sokhela won the 1500m race in a time of 4min 06.09 sec at the KZN Athletics League held at King’s Park Athletics Stadium. Congratulations again Zola on another fine performance.

Michaelhouse canoeists performed admirably at the KZN Interschools’ Marathon Champs at the Drift.

In the U16 category, Reuben Baldry was second and Jack Shooter third;

In the U18s Matthew Millward was second and Sam Butcher third.

The school recently held its keenly-contested inter-house gala. After the final relay, West was in third place with 318 points, Founders second with 325 points and, in its first Inter-House event of any type, Ralfe house took the honours with 385 points.

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Kait and Andre, putting the good stuff back in

Coincidence, fate or just plain unlucky?