Monday, 20 January 2020

Senior School swimming results from the holidays

CARA RALFE  -  SA Schools Swimming Champs  - Pretoria
Girls u14 - 50m breaststroke - Gold
Girls u14 - 100m breaststroke - Gold
Girls u14 - 200m breaststroke - Bronze

KELLY ZWART  -  KZN Swimming Champs – Durban
U16 200 butterfly – 2nd
4 x 50 medley relay – 1st
4 x 50 m freestyle relay – 2nd

NOMVULA MJIMBA  -  KZN Swimming Champs – Durban
Womens 50 butterfly - 7th A final 
Womens 50 breaststroke - 7th A final

Nomvula is part of the CANA 2020 team Zimbabwe traveling to Botswana on 20-23 February.

CHELSEA WALDEN    KZN Swimming Champs – Durban
Womens  1st  reserve 50m breaststroke finals
Womens 2nd reserve in 100m breaststroke finals
Womens 200m breaststroke - 8th

Friday, 17 January 2020

Out of the Hat - News from the Lady Principal

It is a pleasure for me to welcome the TWC community back to school and a special welcome to all the new girls and their parents.

We also welcome new staff members:

Cecelia Thomas - Bursar
Cathy Trodd – Deputy Head (FET Academics)
Celia Sauerman – HoD Geography
Cheryl Townsend – HoD Accounting
Melissa Wessels – Foundation Phase Drama
Navesh Baldavoo – Grade 4
Sharon Taylor -Grade 5
Nokwanda Dlungwana - Housemother
We also welcome Christine Stiebel in her official capacity as Deputy Head (GET Academics), Rose Kelly as head of Mathematics and Frances Salisbury as the locum teacher in the Life Sciences Department while Michelle Bennett is on maternity leave.
The Grade 8 Orientation weekend, ‘The Next Chapter’, was held at the school before the start of the academic year. It provided an opportunity for parents and girls to meet each other and for the boarders to settle in before the academic year starts. 
The Grade12 girls and parents attended an academic meeting to outline the school’s expectations and the IEB requirements for 2020. This was followed by the Grade 12 Prayer Service, which set the tone for the year.
Projects – the pool and stands are now ready for use and we will be finalising the heating of the pool in March. Penguins Swimming Club will be running swimming and water polo training in the pool (see information on the D6 Communicator). The building of the new Consumer Studies classroom and kitchen will start towards the end of January. All the Grade 10 dormitories have been upgraded and the back entrance to boarding will be upgraded once the plans are finalised. The dining room will also have a fresh look to it; and we are planning the upgrade of the Library during the April holiday.
The Grade 12s have introduced their theme for the year, ‘The Roaring 20s’, and I am looking forward to a happy and productive 2020. Have a great year.

Sue Tasker 
Lady Principal