Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Sports Results Term 4 – Week 1

Results from the Grey College Athletics Meeting on 5 October:-
Jessica Behrens - U17 800m - placed 5th and U17 1500m - placed 8th
Tiffany Behrens - U15 High Jump - placed 13th
Mieka Mohaud - U16 400m - placed 6th
Samantha Brandis - U16 Long Jump - placed 9th
Gabriella Barker - U16 High Jump - placed 8th   

Congratulations to Abigail Larsen who came 6th in the Country in the girls aged 13-17 (level 7) at the SA Gym Games.

Indoor Hockey
TWC Junior B vs Howick Junior A – TWC won 3-2
TWC Junior C vs Howick Junior B – TWC lost 1-4

The 1st netball team made it into the finals of the Spar Fast 5’s Netball tournament on the weekend. They were narrowly beaten 8-7 by St Anne’s. 

Table Tennis
Hashmika Heeralal participated in the SA Table Tennis Championships in Oudtshoorn.  She won silver in the doubles section, went through to the semi-finals in the U15 singles and the quarter finals in the U18.  Hashmika is ranked 4th in South Africa in the U15 and 13th in U18 section.  Well done Hashmika!

Monday, 7 October 2019

Out of the Hat - News from the Lady Principal

Welcome back to the final term of 2019, a short and busy term which involves a full set of exams for the girls in November. 

During the holiday, nine girls went canoeing on the Fish River in Craddock and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Laila Maher finished 2nd u16 and Tayla Isaac finished 3rd. This weekend, girls are going scuba diving in Sodwana Bay. Thank you to Les Willows for accompanying the canoeists and the divers.

The School Council for 2020 has been announced and the Induction of all the Grade 11s will take place next Friday. I know the Grade 12s are very eager to leave school and staff can sense the excitement amongst them. There is, however, still work to be done and the small matter of final exams to be written. The Grade 12 Valedictory Service will be on Thursday 17 October. The girls are well prepared and ready for the final hurdle, and I wish them every success.

The pool upgrade is progressing well and will hopefully be completed by the end of October.

The Wind Ensemble had an exciting opportunity on Friday, when they travelled to the East Coast Radio Studios in Durban and played live, on air. They certainly did themselves and the school proud. The links to them playing and being interviewed are below:
To watch the 30-min live stream please click on https://www.facebook.com/ecrdrive/videos/709048402901064/

Staff News:

Melissa Balliram (Creditor’s Clerk) resigned to take up a teaching position from 1 October and we wish her well in her new career. Kim Volmink has taken over as Creditor’s Clerk, and Nancy Singh has been appointed as PA to the Bursar as of 1 November.

Senior School retirements at the end of 2019 include:

Aileen Metherell (Deputy Head), Pam Esterhuysen (Geography), Sheryl Watson (Accounting) and Trevor Watson (Bursar).

New Appointments for 2020:

Christine Stiebel and Cathy Trodd (Deputy Heads), Celia Sauerman (Geography), Cheryl Townsend (Accounting) and Cecelia Thomas (Bursar).
Just a reminder to log on to our website, facebook page, Hat Chat and Instagram. There is a lot happening at the school, which is recorded on these platforms.
I look forward to a productive term. With the year coming to an end, Term 4 always has a different rhythm to it, with a quiet time during exams followed by the excitement about the pending holiday.

Have a great term.

Sue Tasker
Lady Principal

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Senior School Holiday Sports Results

Well done to all our girls who paddled the Fish. Laila Maher placed 2nd with her partner and Tayla Isaac places 3rd with her partner in the U16 category.
Congratulations to Sarah Ryan came 13th against tough competition from girls from all over SA, Zambia and Namibia in the Spur Schools MTB Finals held in Brits.

Well done to artistic gymnast Abigail Larsen who did really well in the SA Gym Games, coming 6th overall.

Thursday, 19 September 2019

Equestrian Results

Our riders have attended a number of events recently and have performed extremely well

Diya Singh
Wendy Venniker Derby
Accumulator Class – 3rd place
Championship Class – 3rd place 
Diya is currently ranked 3rd in KZN and 5th In South Africa.

Victoria Daniels
Junior KZN Showjumping and Equitation Team for the SA Junior Championships in Port Elizabeth
KZN 1m Showjumping team – Winners
KZN 1m Equitation Intermediate team – individual 3rd place Victoria and CCS Caravaggio

2019 Nissan Winter Classic – Shongweni
1m A2 Competition – 4th place
Competition 2 Phase – 6th place

Pre-SA Champs – Shongweni
1.10m A2 Competition – 3rd place

FEI World Jumping Challenge 2
Category C – 3rd place

ESP Shongweni
1m Speed class (on her horse Locarno So Nice) – 2nd place
1.10m Competition 2 Phase CC – 3rd place

Derby Shongweni
1.10m Derby Championship – (Locarno So Nice) – 1st place
1.10m Accumulator with joker 1.20m – CC – 1st place