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Michaelhouse school news, December 2019

National Science Olympiad

A number of Michaelhouse pupils wrote the National Science Olympiad in August this year. The results were recently made available and the following achieved more than 60%: Andrew Beviss-Challinor; Aiden Jinnah; Nicholas Pitt; Aeden Turner; Oliver Walters and Andrew Woodland.

David du Toit (E Block) achieved the highest mark at the school and was placed second nationally for the Grade 8 and 9 section of the Natural Science Olympiad. He was awarded a medal at a prizegiving hosted at UKZN.

Dusi River

In canoeing, Michaelhouse pupils excelled in the Fezela Classic Race on the Dusi River. In K2 boats Sam Butcher and Matthew Millward place first among the U18s, and fourth overall, while Reuben Baldry and Jack Shooter were first in the U16 category.

The Michaelhouse Canoe Club has been active since the mid-1970s and participates in the provincial schools’ league as well as in major events on the national calendar.

The Michaelhouse Community Partnership Trust was delighted to again partner with The Lion Match Company, Aramex and Blue Sky Society Trust on their Soul2Sole initiative.

Sports and camaraderie at annual cricket week

Soul2Sole works to connect individuals and groups with under-privileged schools to provide footwear, funds or other resources needed by the school and its community.

Michaelhouse pupils were asked to donate their old school shoes on departure on break-up day this year. Stations were set up, with representatives manning each station. Sports shoes were also accepted.

In return for the donations, Soul2Soul donates brand new school shoes, polish and a pair of socks to the Community Partnership, which then deliver them to partner schools. – Michaelhouse Rector’s e-news

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