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Schools news, September 2019

inter-school socials

With inter-school socials, achievers in sports, pupils celebrating special family members, a spelling Bee, arts excellence and welcoming spring… Midlands schools certainly have been busy.

St Charles College Grade 2 boys welcomed their pen-pals from St John’s D.S.G. on to campus for a “dinosaur party” and spring day celebration. Their morning started in the dining room where the girls and boys spent time icing and decorating cupcakes together, before moving on to their next activity – a show from “Educate and Fascinate”.

To end off their morning, each of the boys gave their pen-pals some beautiful flowers before they went back to school.

Picture, top: Grade 2 boys from St Charles College with their friends from St John’s D.S.G. Picture by Saysha Baker

Oasis Prep congratulated Jesse Lawrance, left, on his achievement of finishing second in the junior category of the recent Mandela Day Marathon. Jesse finished the 10km in 56m 48sec. Well done Jesse.

New Hanover Prep (picture right, below) celebrated Grandparents Day recently.

“Grandparents play such an important role in children’s lives, providing wisdom, guidance and an abundance of love for their grandchildren,” said the school.

Keira, Mark, Flynn and Mila Lὓtge with their grandfather Heinz Lὓtge, who is also a proud NHP old scholar.

Grandparents were welcomed to the pre-primary with a performance by the children, after which they enjoyed spending time together around the playground. The primary school children showed their grandparents their work and projects and then took them on a tour of the school’s new learning facilities. The morning was topped off by the children presenting musical items in the indoor centre, followed by tea.

Laddsworth Primary School pupils, pictured below, took part in the Howick Highlander on Sunday, September 1. Some pupils did the 5km run, and others did the 10km and 20km mountain bike ride.


Laddsworth pupils in Grades 1 to 5, with the medals they received from their participation in the Howick Highlander MTB and Trail Run.

In a recent hockey encounter, Cordwalles Preparatory School 1st team player Sebastian Hofmeyr (right) focuses on the goals ahead.

Three Wartburg Kirchdorf Grade 7 pupils participated in the uMshwathi Municipality Library Services Interschool Spelling Bee competition, held at the Cool Air community hall on the September 4.

Monique Walkinshaw, pictured left, and Isabella Patterson made it through to the second round, with Monique achieving first place. Well done girls!

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Merchiston Preparatory School Junior Primary boys had great fun creating magical spring gardens, hand-made clay pots and fruit skewers to celebrate Spring Day. In the picture, right, Phiwo Sibiya and Ola Bengu show off their special creations.

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Three St John’s D.S.G. girls, Chloe Mwanyama (Grade 3), Fallyn Morrow (Grade 6) and Jingyi Chen (Grade 6), were announced as winners in this year’s Santam online art competition. Well done, girls!

To celebrate Arbor week, Hilton Montessori obtained spekboom cuttings from many generous gardeners. The children planted the cuttings in “toilet roll pots”. Each child will take one home to plant in their garden.

Spekboom is one of the most effective plants at sequestering carbon dioxide from the atmosphere – a valuable plant that can help fight climate change.

KZN Midlands school news: August 2019


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