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KZN Midlands schools news, February 2020

Cordwalles Preparatory School hosted its annual Inter House gala recently. All the boys swam their hearts out. Congratulations to the overall winning house, Butchers. Back: Mr Lance Veenstra (Headmaster). Middle, left to right: Tristan Atkinson (Butchers swimming captain, Snr Victor Ludorum, Butchers), Oliver Gray (Butchers swimming vice captain, House Cup and Relay Cup, Butchers), Rex Wardlaw (Jnr Victor Ludorum, Jacksons), David Steyn (U12 champion swimmer, Butchers), Alex Ardé (Jacksons swimming captain) and Jack Glutz (Jacksons swimming vice captain, Standard Cup, Jacksons). Front: Joshua Bromage (U10 champion swimmer, Baines) and Samuel Gilson (U9 champion swimmer, Butchers).

From a new boarding house, to cycling events, a course for moms, swimming excellence and a French cuisine workshop, it’s all happening at KZN Midlands schools.

Cordwalles Preparatory School hosted its annual Inter House gala recently. All the boys swam their hearts out. Congratulations to the overall winning house, Butchers (see pic above).

St Charles College is proud to celebrate the official opening of its newly built Grade 11 boarding house. The school gave special thanks to the project partners, Gap Construction and GB Architects.

Pictured, from left, at the ribbon cutting: Jaya Naidoo (GAP Construction and Maintenance cc), Allen van Blerk (school principal) and Greg Bellars (GB Architects). Picture: Saysha Baker

Just before half-term, Michaelhouse hosted the “Strong Mothers, Strong Sons” course run by Megan de Beyer. This is the 16th time Michaelhouse has held the course and, once again, it was fully booked.

The programme deepens a mother’s understanding of herself and offers advice on conscious and intentional parenting, as well as tools that allow boys to become strong and caring men. Topics covered included masculinity, gender differences, social lives of boys and substance abuse, as well as how to tackle emotions.

File picture: Vinayak Varma/Unsplash

The course also facilitated self-reflection on parenting styles and why we parent the way we do.

The school counsellor, Tim Jarvis, spoke on “Testosterone Needing Tuition” which looked at masculinity at Michaelhouse, as part of the programme.

Wartburg Kirchdorf School hosted the 16th Illovo Wartburg Classic, a ROAG Series Challenge, on February 15.

The school thanked sponsors, Illovo Sugar, and the Wartburg community as a whole. “We owe much to our loyal farmers of the area, as well at SAPPI, who open their land to us. They cleared, cut and marked the routes for the many athletes participating.”

The weather was a challenging factor during the event, with temperatures rising above 35C. A comment from Tyronne White, who was competing in the 65km for the sixth time: “Wartburg is a deceptively tough course and one where having strong legs and a good day will definitely lead to a good result.”

Stuart Marais, who took the honours in the 65km race at the Illovo Wartburg Classic.

The school thanked everyone who participated and took time out for an enjoyable family day in the KZN Midlands.

Results in the main, 65km, race:
MEN
1. Stuart Marais
2. Andrew Hill
3. Tyronne White
WOMEN
1. Christie-Leigh Hearder
2. Nadine Nunes
3. Jean Hackland

Results in 45km race
MEN
1. Brett Yelland
2. Lindokuhle Ngubo
3. Matthew Scott
WOMEN
1. Chloe Bateson
2. Euodia Swart
3. Cara Huson

Do you know that Epworth School offers French as a Grade 12 subject? Epworth’s Grade 10, 11 and 12 French pupils recently enjoyed a French cuisine workshop led by chef extraordinaire, Margie Harel.

Drakensberg Boys Choir School recently announced its 2020 Live Concert dates. Bookings have opened. https://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=1497604377

Treverton College posted results from its recent College Inter-House Gala. The results were as follows.

Harland – 1st
Campbell – 2nd
Jonsson – 3rd

Junior Victor Ludorum: Jarred Van Alphen
Junior Victrix Ludorum: Megan Fernihough
Senior Victor Ludurom: Kieran Roediger
Senior Victrix Ludurom: Tayla-Ann Marx

Quick team talk during Treverton College’s inter-house gala.

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