Friday, 20 July 2018

Out of the Hat… – News from the Lady Principal


Welcome to Term 3 
Welcome back to the start of Term 3 and a special welcome to families who are new to the school. We also welcome Mrs Bennett back from maternity leave, and Ms Megan Hamilton who joins us in the Consumer Studies Department. Ms Hamilton will also be the class teacher for Grade 8B.  

Holiday News 
While many of us were relaxing during the holiday, there were several girls and staff involved in inter-provincial activities as well as the World Choir Games. The World Choir Games provided a wonderful opportunity for the girls, one that many of them will never experience again, and they did themselves, and the school, proud. The choir achieved outstanding results (a silver and a bronze) in the Champions Competition section of the Games, the most challenging section to enter. Thank you to the parents who were able to support the various events.  

Events 
The Grade 11s left for their leadership camp at Nyala Pans on Thursday and the Grade 10s will continue their preparation for their Formal Dance in August. Grade 9s will have their Business of the Year Awards on Saturday. The Grade 12 girls, in their various committees, have organised a Variety Show which will take place next Thursday evening.  

Construction
The building of the new guard house, as well as the widening of the driveway, is nearly complete, and I apologise for any inconvenience caused at the start of the term. 

I am looking forward to a productive term and hope girls make the most of the opportunities provided.  

Sue Tasker 
Lady Principal

Friday, 22 June 2018

Grade 9 Computer Literacy Community Project


This term some of the grade 9s donated their time and skills, by creating an educational memory game for young children at Freeground ECD Centre in Geluksburg.

The memory games consist of 12 matching pairs of cards.  The aim of the game is for the children to turn over a card, a pair of cards at a time, and try to remember where a pair are. If they get to match a pair of cards they can put them aside as their winnings. The person who gathers the most pairs wins the game.


  
  
 
The Grade 9s have learnt how to use the school laminator, edit images and size tables whilst helping out less privileged leaners.  





 

Thursday, 21 June 2018

TWC to participate in World Choir Games


The World Choir Games is an international event stretching over about two weeks held in a different part of the world every two years.  This is the first time that it is to take place in Africa, where Tshwane/Pretoria has been chosen as the venue.

TWC Choir is taking advantage of this and has been hard at work preparing to participate.  They are presenting two programmes, one youth and one sacred. The opportunity to be part of this world event is a wonderful privilege for everyone involved with the Choir.





Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Junior School Art

As Term 2 draws to a close, we thought we would share some more Junior School art with you.


  
 







Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Senior School Sports Results - Week 9 - Term 2 2018

Canoeing
Congratulations to Georgie Howard on her results at the SA Canoe Marathon Championships at St Francis Bay where she represented KZN Canoeing.
1st – U16 K2 with her partner
3rd – U16 K1
3rd – U18 K2 with her partner



Equestrian
Diya Singh participated in the Nissan Winter Classic on 12 June. She competed in the 90cm class (adults and junior combined), on her horse Phoenix Cezzanne and was placed 7th.






Squash
Congratulations to Isabella Uys (U14A) and Sarah Bonsma (U19B) who have been selected for KZN Squash teams.

Junior School Sports Results - Week 9 - Term 2 2018


Hockey
League Hockey vs Howick
U9A – Won 3-2
U9B – Drew 2-2
U9C – Lost 7-0
U10A – Lost 4-1
U10B – Lost 8-1
U10C – Lost 9-0
U11A – Won 2-0
U11B – Lost 3-0
Open A – Won 5-2
Open B – Won 3-2
Open C – Drew 0-0 


Mountain Biking 
Hannah Elliott completed the SA Cup Series in Nelspruit and came first and is now ranked number one in South Africa. She also participated in the ROAG series and was placed first in her age group and first lady overall. Congratulations Hannah.


Netball
League Netball vs Howick
U9A – Drew 1-1
U10A – Won 8-2
U11A – Lost 8-6
U11B – Won 9-5
Open A – Won 12-9
Open B – Won 6-4
Open C – Won 7-3




Squash
Congratulations to Savannah Ingledew (U14A) and Emma Hoole (U13B) who have been selected for KZN Squash teams.

Friday, 15 June 2018

Junior School fun in the Library


Every class in the Junior School spends one hour a week in the library to develop a love of books, learning about research techniques and enjoying various age-appropriate tasks.


Recently, the Grade 4’s dressed as surgeons and “operated” on different media sources. They had to cut out text features found in Non-Fiction sources. Text features include, amongst others, content, glossary, index, captions, words in bold, diagrams, illustrations, etc.

The two Grade 3 classes had a fun fact day in the library and learnt all about the pineapple. They then enjoyed some creative painting to finish the lesson off.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

TWC builds Engineers for Africa with JEFA


This week the Junior School girls from Grade R to Grade 7 participated in daily workshops with JEFA – Junior Engineers for Africa. 











The girls thoroughly enjoyed their workshops and we hope to see some entering the field of engineering in the future.












 

 

Locally and internationally, JEFA runs workshops at schools and Science Festivals with a focus on learning engineering principles and robotics using LEGO. 











Their goal is to enable school-aged learners to reach their full potential and this is accomplished by using practical problem solving activities. All the courses are accredited by Hands On Technology (HOT), the SA importers of educational LEGO.