School News as the holidays draw to a close
And the holidays draw to a close in the KZN Midlands with the second batch of schools reopening on Monday the 24th of July. For matrics it’s time for their Trial examinations, and for the rest, it’s hard work and good news as usual!
Grace College (Hilton) News
Grace College’s Chelsea rides at Royal Show 2017
Chelsea Kilian, in Grade 8 at Grace College, competed at the Royal Show achieving the following results: Riding Trick or Treat in show jumping, they placed 4th for the 50cm jump and a 3rd for the 60cm jump. Riding Laddys Luck also in show jumping, Chelsea placed 3rd for the 90cm and 2nd for the 1m jump.
In the category Showing Novice Junior Working Hunter, Chelsea earned a 1st place. In Novice Junior Working Riding Champion she received the Edna Freidlander Memorial Floating Trophy and also placed 2nd for Novice Junior Show Riding.
Masihambisane Netball Tournament at Grace College
Grace College recently hosted a netball tournament for senior netball teams from Jabula, Willowfountain and St John-Paul Combined Schools as well as from Siyanda, Asibemunye and Zuzulwazi High Schools. The teams competed with spirit, the winner was Asibemunye High School and the runner-up was Siyanda High School.
Masihambisane, Zulu for “Let us walk together”, involves Grace College hosting a number of outreach initiatives, this event was aimed at further developing netball amongst our rural schools. All the players participated with enthusiasm and were most appreciative of their lunch packs generously sponsored by Hilton Quarry SUPERSPAR.
Girl’s High School (Pietermaritzburg) News
Girls High School Consumer Studies Practical
Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School corridors were filled with sweet smells of baking coming from the Consumer Studies kitchens during the three week exam period. Showing off their cooked and baked goods are matric pupils (from left) Unathi Nzumalo, Chrismàrie van Zyl and Anikwa Zulu.
Girls High Basketball Tournament
Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School is gearing up to host the annual basketball tournament in August. The tournament was named after GHS former principal and founder of the tournament, Valerie Fowler after she retired as coach of the first basketball team. This is the 26th year for the tournament that is co-hosted by St John’s DSG. Getting in as much practice as possible are GHS players (back, from left) Awande Khumalo; Nonkanyiso Nyati; Luthando Goba with (front, from left) Lwazi Nkabini; Thulile Gcabashe; Zanokuhle Mfeka; Keisha Howard.
Hermannsburg School Happenings
English Olympiad Achievers
English is the most important subject our scholars take – proficiency in English enables them to learn all the other subjects, as they make and understand meaning around sometimes difficult and complex concepts in the sciences, commercial and art & humanities fields. Congratulations go to this year’s English Olympiad participants: Ntokozo Zondi, Christel Brüggemann & Hugh Bouwer all achieved Gold; Luke Hayward, Sven Klar & Liezl Volker achieved Silver; Kirsten Ortmann, Dieter Volker, Nonjabulo Khoza & Elisabeth Tönsing achieved Bronze and Enoch Mnikati received a Merit certificate.
Deutscholympiade//German Olympiad Successes
Another important language in our school, which leads to an internationally recognised language proficiency diploma, is German, where we congratulate Ntokozo Zondi (84%), Charlize Vermeulen (79%) and Nonjabulo Khoza (76%) for their achievements in the 2017 Deutscholympiade (German Olympiad).
Hermannsburg Hockey Star
Hermannsburg’s Julian Königkrämer was recently selected to play in the U12 Inland Boys’ Hockey Team and he has done exceptionally well, fully deserving the opportunity to play at this level. He plays centre link and proved at the weekend that he is an asset to this team; they will participate in a tournament at Maritzburg College from 7 to 11 July.
Photograph: Julian Konigkramer
Howick High News
Howick High KZN Inland Hockey representatives
Howick High School pupils, Chloe Vermeulen and Alex Candler have been selected to represent the KZN Inland U14 Girls’ Hockey team and we congratulate them on this wonderful achievement.
Howick Prep News
Howick Prep well represented in KZN/Midlands Rugby level
At the recent KZN / Midlands rugby trials, Howick Prep School had nine players selected to represent the various regional U/12 and U/13 sides chosen. Congratulations to Nthando Mthalane who was selected to represent the KZN U/12 A Sharks team, Jayden Kruger, Brent Marsberg and Greg van Laun who were selected for the Midlands U/12 team and Robbie Lawrence, Chad Burger, Russell Hart, Darryn Checkley and Johann de Goede who were all selected to represent Northern Districts. The Howick Prep 1st XV coach, Mr Piet Steyn was once again selected to serve on the KZN U/13 Sharks selection committee.
Laddsworth Primary (Hilton) News
Laddsworth Primary Midlands Junior School Chess Championships 2017
Laddsworth Primary School Chess teams participated in the Midlands Junior School Chess Championship at St. Nicholas Diocesan School on 29 May 2017. Luke and Stephen, both Grade 7 pupils, competed in the Senior Section (Grade 6 & 7). They both won their round robin matches and their semifinals and ended up playing against each other in the finals. Luke won and was awarded with the over-all championship trophy for the senior section. Stephen was awarded a certificate for runner-up. Well done boys, we are very proud of your achievement.
Laddsworth Rider excells in Royal Show Equestrian 2017
Kimé Brits, a Grade 7 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School, competed at the Royal Show on her horse Cruisia Nikki. Kimé was crowned the Royal Show Junior Newcomer Champion, 1st SASA Newcomer Horse, 1st SASA Best Walk, 2nd SASA Working Hunter Horse, 3rd SASA Best Trot, 3rd Best Rider and 3rd Newcomer.
Well done Kimé!
Laddsworth Primary Under 10 Soccer Champions
Laddsworth Primary School took part in the Pelham under 10 Soccer Tournament on 10 June 2017. The Laddsworth under 10 team played against Ixopo, Merchiston, Athlone, Bisley and St Nicholas and were crowned the Tournament Champions after a nail biting penalty shootout against Merchiston in the Final.
Well done boys!
Laddsworth Primary KwaZulu-Natal Gymnastics Union Colours
Two Laddsworth Grade 4 pupils; Ellen Oosthuizen and Kendra Tongue, both Level 2: Under 10 category, were awarded KwaZulu-Natal Union colours for Women’s Artistic Gymnastics. They have been selected to represent KwaZulu–Natal at the Inter Provincial Gymnastics North Zone Festival for Levels 1 – 3 in June 2017 in Johannesburg. Congratulations and all the best for the upcoming competition.
Laddsworth Primary Seals Swim Champs
Ella Hall, a grade 1 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School received a silver and 2 bronze medals in the under 7 age group at the Seals Swim Championships, held on 9 June 2017, in Pietermaritzburg.
Laddsworth Primary proud of KwaZulu-Natal Judo Selection
Jordan Plaatjes, a Grade 6 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School has been selected to represent KwaZulu-Natal at the South African Open Judo Championship to be held in Bloemfontein from 2 to 8 July 2017. Jordan will be competing under 38kg in the 12 year old category. This is the second year that Jordan has been selected to represent KwaZulu-Natal in Judo. Congratulations Jordan, we wish you all the best for the championship!
Laddsworth Primary learner earns Green Belt in Karate
Michael Finch, a Grade 7 pupil at Laddsworth Primary School received his green belt in the 6th Kyo grade of Shukokai Karate on 11 June 2017 in Pietermaritzburg. Well done Michael.