Treverton Schools News for September
Treverton Athletes feature at Menlo/Grey Trials
Treverton School athletes performed exceptionally well at the Menlo/Grey College athletics trials held at Maritzburg College early in September and the top results were as follows: 1st places: Michaela Licen – 100m, 200m and long jump; Gemma Hickinbotham – shotput; Lisa Beddy – 1500m; Abby Heinecken – javelin; Siphosethu Ngcobo – triple jump; Okuhle Nkosi – triple jump; Christin Minnaar – high jump (Christin is one of our scholarship pupils for 2018 from Mooi River primary who is already training with us) 2nd places: Grace Drummond – 1500m; Gemma Hickinbotham – javelin, discus and high jump; Kyla Gogle – long jump; Byron Barnard – javelin The final PMB Invitation Team(to be confirmed) will attend the Clover Athletics meeting hosted at Grey College in Bloemfontein on Saturday 14th October. Treverton College gives Bruntville Clinic entrance a facelift Treverton College Art Teacher Debbie Allen and Grade 12 learner, Danielle Warren went out to Bruntville Clinic recently to give the entrance to the pharmacy a face lift.
To ensure the privacy of patients going to the pharmacy, a prefab wall was erected in front of the entrance which was very ugly and unwelcoming. Medical Officer, Dr Cathy Rogers and Pharmacy Manager Renesha Bhikraj of Bruntville Clinic approached Mrs Allen to find out if any of her art students would be willing to paint it as a community service project. Danni Warren put up her hand and went along to the clinic with Mrs Allen and together they worked their creative magic.
Everyone at the clinic was so appreciative and love the new look entrance. Some of the pharmacy assistants were so impressed they were taking selfies in front of it the following morning. Treverton Grade 10’s seek The Giant On Monday 11 September, history was made at Treverton! The whole school gathered on the ridge next to the pool enclosure with a magnificent view of Giant’s Castle. What was the big occasion? For the first time ever, the Grade 10 group will not only summit the mighty Drakensberg – they will also journey all the way to the mountain by bicycle, by boat and on foot! There was much nervous anticipation amongst the Grade 10’s as the departure ceremony got underway. Expectant eyes flickered in the direction of ‘the Giant’ as the Head boy and Head girl – Jacques Wessels and Lutho Dabula – spoke words of encouragement to the group. After a short explanation of the philosophy behind this new venture from College Headmaster, Mr Dave Cato, and a prayer of protection and encouragement by the School Chaplain Rev Gareth Friend, they were off! As they snaked their way down the road between lines of cheering Trevertonians, a feeling of great promise settled on those remaining as we imagined the possibilities that this great adventure would awaken in each participant. Photo credits: Sean Kelland