Monday, 31 July 2017

Junior School Open 3rd Tennis Team plays touring side

The Grayston Preparatory 1st Tennis Team enjoyed a tour of KwaZulu-Natal recently.  They played against the TWC Open Third Team with TWC winning all the singles matches and Grayston all the doubles matches.  It was tennis played in great spirit and a wonderful morning was enjoyed by all.

Sport and Exercise Science Subject girls invited to officiate at the SA Short Course Swimming Championships

Earlier this year the Sport and Exercise Science Subject girls completed a FINA Officials course.

The girls all did exceptionally well and have been invited to officiate at the SA Short Course Swimming Championship in August.  Gia Byren, Micaela Abreu, Lesley Jung, Justine Glaeser, Bronagh Johnson and Jordyn Glanfield will be time-keeping at the Gala.  Look out for them on TV!

The Chamber of Commerce, Grade 9 Business of the Year Awards

The Chamber of Commerce, Grade 9 Business of the Year Awards were held recently.  The Guest Speaker, Anne Brown Kriel gave a very interesting talk about how the Chamber of Commerce was formed and how Market Day at The Wykeham Collegiate was started.

Below are the prize winners together with the Ms Brown Kriel and the TWC Chamber of Commerce Members.

Zandile Sibiya, Tasmika Khoosal and Snabobonke won the Business of the Year Award for their Business Fullstop.

Olivia Morrish, Claire Thomson, Tyla Peens, Kerstin and Packham and Helen Forde won the Most Creative Business and Most Profitable Business Awards for their Business Burst.

Sarah Ryan, Danalyn Schmidt and Pranjal Gongal won the Chamber of Commerce Award for their Business Twister Sister.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

KZN Debating News from July Holidays

KZN Debating
The following girls participated in the KZN Debating Championships at Hillcrest during the July holidays : Kelsey Moodley; Thashmia Vather; Sthandiwe Mabizela and Asma Noorgat.

The Pietermaritzburg League Junior A team, of which Asma Noorgat was a member, won the Junior Championship. Asma also achieved a 3rd place ranking in the Junior Section. Congratulations to these girls on their commitment to debating.

Junior School Sport - July Holiday News

TEAMS (final team placement in brackets where known)
KZN Squash
U13A  Savannah Ingledew – (1st)
Savannah beat the SA No1 ranked player 3 / 1 at the tournament
U13 B Emma Hoole and Isabella Uys
U13C  Lilly Steiner
U11A  Alexandra Uys

KZN Inland Hockey
U13A  Abby Daugherty (6th)
U13C  Bella Thornton-Dibb (Captain) and Kian Green (6th – B section)
U12A  Savannah Ingeldew (Captain) (2nd)
U12B  Emma Hoole (4th)

Mountain Biking
U10 South African Cross Country Mountain Biking Champion – Hannah Elliott

SFTL International Classic (USA) – Kelly Zwart

Senior School Sport - July Holiday News

TEAM SPORT RESULTS (final tournament team placement in brackets)
KZN Inland Hockey
U14A  Samantha Brender-A-Brandis and Thandokazi Mahlanza (7th)
U14B  Mieka Mohaud (14th)
U16B  Sigrid Aadnesgaard, Jade Brender-A-Brandis and Brogan Mitchell-Innes (8th)
U17     Loren Gerrard and Rachel Taylor (8th)
U18B  Julia Lawrie (5th)

KZN Netball
U14     Mia van der Westhuizen (22nd)
U17     Jemma Fox and Natasha Morby-Smith (10th)

KZN Squash
U18A  Alice Comrie and Tessa Foster (3rd)

Cycling – Sarah Ryan
·         KZN Youth Cycle Tour - 1st Mountain Bike / 3rd Road Race / 3rd hill Climb /
          3rd Time Trials / 3rd Criterium / Overall – 2nd U17 Lady
·         KZN Track League (cycling) – competing in boys division - 1st in 1500m /
         2nd in Elimination / 3rd in 3km Scratch
·         PSG Absolute MTB Challenge - 1st Youth in 45km (8th Lady)
·         Gooderson Drak Gardens - 1st Youth in 45km (5th Lady)
·         ROAG Series – leading her age group

Equestrian– Emma Anderson
·         2nd  KZN Equestrian Junior Champs 1m Eventing

Equestrian– Hayley Conway 
·         Equistar Show – EM Class – 1st
·         KZN Championships
·         EM Pony Rider Championship (Casanova) - Warm Up (1st) /
          Championship (1st) / Musical  Freestyle (1st) / Freestyle Champion
·         Junior Novice Championship (Saratoga My Fair Lady) – Warm Up (4th) / 
          Championship (2nd) / Musical Freestyle (3rd) 

Swimming – Paige Brombacher
Prestige Gala, Kings Park
Gold - 50m, 100m and 200m Breaststroke
Silver – 200m Individual Medley
Bronze – 100m Butterfly
SFTL International Classic, USA
Gold – 200m IM, 100m Breaststroke
Silver – 100m Freestyle, 200m Breaststroke
4th – 200m Freestyle
5th – 100m Butterfly, 50m Freestyle, 400m Freestyle

Swimming – Nomvula Mjimba
Prestige Gala, Kings Park
5th – 50m Breaststroke
6th – 50m Butterfly
7th – 100m Butterfly

Swimming – Emma Huxtable
Prestige Gala, Kings Park
Gold – 50m and 100m Breaststroke

Table Tennis – Yashka Rabichand
SA U13 National Champion – Yashka Rabichand (Gold Medal)
Yashka also won also won silver in the Girls U13 doubles tournament and bronze in the u15 mixed doubles.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Out of the Hat... - News from the Lady Principal

Welcome back to the start of term 3 and a special welcome to families who are new to the school.

While many of us were relaxing during the holiday, there were a number of girls and staff involved in inter-provincial hockey, netball, squash and debating, as well as swimming, cycling, table tennis and equestrian. All the details will follow in a sports report.

Three girls and Mrs Bartman, accompanied by Mr Willows and his wife, joined families from St John’s and St Anne’s on a tour to Israel organised by TWC Adventure Sport. They had a wonderful experience and we look forward to their report back to the school.

Our congratulations to Mrs Royston on the birth of her daughter, Ella. Mrs Royston will be on maternity leave for the rest of the year and Miss Segal will be acting Head of Sport. We welcome Miss Bentley onto the staff as a locum sport administrator for the remainder of 2017.

With Sister Timm having left at the end of last term, Sister McCallum and Sister Taylor will share the day nursing duties, and we welcome Sister Duckworth who will be undertaking the evening duties.

Congratulations to our catering manager, Paula Heuff, who has been selected as a regional finalist in the Chef of the Year competition. This is a national competition and includes chefs from hotels, restaurants and catering companies.

 Grade 10 Formal Ball Dance Rehearsal

It has been a busy start to the term. Grade 11s went to Nyala Pans on their leadership camp for three days, Sports Science girls have been involved in a battling ropes clinic, Grade 10s have had a dance lesson with Hilton College in preparation for their Formal Dance in August and Grade 9s enjoyed 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 on Thursday evening.

The extension of the Chapel is complete and we had our first service in there this morning. It is a wonderful space and the senior school girls can now fit in far more comfortably. A huge thank you to all the families who have made donations towards the pews. The new classroom below the Chapel is the Junior School Drama classroom, and I am sure they will enjoy their new space. The staffroom is nearly complete, and you will notice extended seating at the top field.

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

Sue Tasker
Lady Principal