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St Charles cricket continues to fly high

KZN Midlands schools news

Wessly Madhevere and Jason Login (right) of St Charles College. *Picture taken in 2019/ Supplied

Each year Cricket South Africa awards Blue Chip status to schools which achieve 90% or higher on the schools quality index – the following criteria are considered:

*Number of teams per age group;
*Representation across the school pipeline;
*Number of matches played;
*Coaching infrastructure and qualifications;
*Facility infrastructure;

St Charles College in Pietermaritzburg said it was proud to once again retain this special status in both its Prep and Senior Schools. “This award is a direct reflection of our continued commitment and support to cricket in South Africa and we acknowledge the incredible broader team effort that this achievement requires.”

Epworth Pre-Primary School pupil, Ezinhle Mbatha, takes time out from her Mandela Day rainbow challenge to give the camera a smile (behind her mask). Picture: Supplied

Epworth School focused its Mandela Day activities on the theme “#itstartswithme”, a challenge from the Bhambayi Project. Pupils were asked to reflect on how they could honour those around them. One of the tasks involved populating a rainbow graphic with people’s names, indicating the ways in which they could be honoured.

The Bhambayi Project is a registered non-profit organisation that supports orphans and vulnerable children, together with their guardians.

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Michaelhouse, in its rector’s e-newsletter, sent its warmest congratulations to Jadin Jordaan, Kwande Dhlomo and Reuben Baldry who have qualified and registered as part of the South African team of 12 selected at the national competition hosted last year for this year’s World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships.

Michaelhouse pupils excelled in debating and public speaking and will now represent SA on the international stage. Picture: Jessica Da Rosa on Unsplash

“The event was due to be held in Shanghai during April but, because of the coronavirus pandemic, the competition is now to be held online between August 14-30,” the school said. “Ms Candice Smith is the national co-ordinator for the South African delegation and on the adjudication panel; it is a great honour for her as it is for our boys to compete against the best in the world from other countries. We wish them every success as they prepare for these events.”

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Teacher workshop on Covid 19, school and environment (Article submitted by Water Explorer SA via e-mail newsletter)

Teacher Zama Sibetha from Donnybrook Primary, in giving feedback on the recent workshop, said, “The workshop was very informative, we haven’t had any specific workshops on the virus, so it has helped to improve our understanding. It is good to know that school is possibly one of the safer places to be as we have learned that children are not infected as easily and also carry a much smaller viral load and don’t therefore, infect others as easily.”

Picture: UN Covid19 Response/Unsplash

Teachers were helped to understand the connection between our relationship with the environment and how our actions are contributing to many of the global health epidemics we see today, wrote Water Explorer.

“In comparison to previous pandemics like the Spanish Flu, present lifestyle mortalities like Type 2 diabetes and the far more sinister realities of climate change, entirely dwarf our preoccupation with corona. The workshop was intended to get people thinking about real meaningful change for the long-term sustainability of people and the planet.”

Ziyanda Ndlela, from Mphephetha Primary, commented, “Humans have always turned a blind eye to nature, this virus is a wake-up call, the workshop helped us to start seeing the links between our actions that cause things like climate change and the rise of diseases.”

There is always time to celebrate! Cordwalles Grade R boys (above) celebrated 100 days of learning at Cordies this last week, while wearing their masks and observing safety protocols. Well done little gentlemen. Picture: Cordwalles/Facebook Page

Hilton College is proud of Old Boy Michael Booth, above, who has been awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship at Durham University. Picture Supplied

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Shared this week by the Drakensberg Boys’ Choir on its Twitter account (@dbchoir):

“During this worldwide pandemic, it is important to remember that everyone has things to be grateful for. We asked some of our boys for their input, and we hope you can relate to some of these.”

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