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Midlands schools news, November 2018


Midlands kids have been excelling in their various sports and activities, while also taking part in cultural and end-of-year events.

Omar Wilson, a Grade 6 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School, was awarded his KwaZulu-Natal Colours for Mountain Biking in Durban earlier this month.

Main picture: Omar Wilson in action. Picture by Gavin Ryan/Quickpix

Omar achieved his colours in the Sprog Boys, Under 12 Category. He represented KZN at the SA Downhill Championships at Hartbeespoort in April, where he came first in his category. He also represented the province at the Enduro Championships at Karkloof in October, where he came first again. Omar placed second at the Spur XCO School Series and finished in the same position at the ROAG Marathon Series in his category.


Left to right: Kayla Groenewald and Lexie Kaschula (as Meredith the Camel), Nsika Msimang (camel leader) and Richard Porrit (inkeeper’s son, Mark).

The Laddsworth Grade 1 and 2 pupils performed the Nativity Play titled, Meredith the Camel for their grandparents on Tuesday, November 27. The packed school hall of grandparents was delighted to watch a traditional Nativity Play, which they all enjoyed. The pupils also entertained their parents with two evening performances on the following two nights.

St Nicholas Diocesan School pupils, left, excelled in the Liberty Drawing Competition. The winners of the competition are pictured here with financial adviser from Liberty, Simmi Hanuman.

Niaan Taljaard.

At Hilton College, the Dyer Floating Trophy for the Most Valuable Player in the 1st XV rugby team, as voted for by the team, was awarded to Niaan Taljaard.

In an end-of-year tradition, Cowan House pupils (pictured bottom) took part in a go-kart race – in this picture, Jordan Alder, Sekoala Toloane and Sabrina Barnes, for team Swift Drift, take the lead on lap 2 of the 2018 Grade 7 Go-Kart Race.

Howick High School recently welcomed Dr John Mphaphuli, PhD, Managing Director of School of Millionaires (, workshop facilitator, author, motivational speaker and lifestyle/business coach, who gave a most engaging talk to staff and pupils about the importance of multiculturalism.

Pictured: Lauren Farquharson (principal), Dr Mphaphuli and Paul Rencken (SGB Chair)


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