Monday, 30 October 2017

Senior School Sports Results - Term 4 - Week 4

Indoor Hockey

Thursday 26 October
Senior 2nds LOST 3-4 vs Epworth 2nds
Senior 2nds LOST 2-1 vs GHS 2nds
Senior 1sts Quadrangular:
LOST 3-5 vs Epworth
DREW 1-1 vs GHS
LOST 2-4 vs St Annes

Friday 27 October
Junior B vs VHS Junior A LOST 1-2

Saturday 28 October
Junior A WON 5-2 vs Treverton
Junior B WON 7-0 vs Treverton
Senior 1sts DREW 3-3 vs St Johns
Senior 2nds DREW 4-4 vs St Johns
Senior 3rds LOST 0-3 vs St Johns

Action Netball
Friday 20 October
TWC U16 vs VHS U16
16 – 5
TWC U16 vs Epworth U16
18 - 20
TWC Lost
TWC U15 vs Epworth U15
17 - 12
TWC U14 vs Curro U14B
30 – 4

Friday 27 October
TWC 1 vs St Mary’s Kloof 1
23 - 14
TWC 1 vs Carter 1
33 – 4
TWC U15 vs Curro U15
29 – 13
TWC U15 vs St Anne’s U15
19 – 11
TWC U14B/U13 vs Curro U14 B
14 - 10

Water Polo
Wednesday 25 October
TWC Senior A vs Epworth Senior A
10 - 5
TWC Senior B vs Epworth Senior B
5 - 4
TWC Junior A vs Epworth Junior A
10 - 1

Friday, 27 October 2017

TWC Girls excel at SASMT Music Awards Evening

At the recent SASMT prize giving for musicians receiving the top marks in the UNISA, Royal Schools and Trinity College examinations in KZN Inland, girls from The Wykeham Collegiate were awarded 13 awards of a possible 26 - a 50% sweep!

The girls pictured below attained the top marks in their categories and were handed their awards at the ceremony held at the Tatham Art Gallery. Congratulations to Erin Dickason, Itai Mubako, Pranjal Gongal, Sarah de Valence, Zara Inglis, Clarice van Niekerk, Ashleigh Starmer, Erin Muirhead (3 awards), Christine Mwale, Nooreen Nuruddin and Jodie Koenig (not pictured).

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

The 21st Century Classroom by Grade 5S

It is the 21st century and the Grade 5s decided that it is time for change. Today’s girls need to be equipped with the skills of critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication and Mrs Stewart decided that what better way to develop these skills than to present them with a real-life task.

Mrs Stewart asked her Grade 5 class to redesign their classroom to create a 21st century learning space that stimulates and promotes learning. After much discussion, research and collaboration a plan was created.

The girls divided into groups and split the tasks up, giving each girl a responsibility according to their interest and strengths. 

The real buzz began as they created different areas and decided on the equipment needed in each area. The designated areas were:
* chill/reading zone,
* creative corner,
* collaborative zone and
* study zone.  

A great deal of learning and fun was had by all the girls and they now get to enjoy the results of their hard work.

Early in the morning you can see the girls teaching each other various Maths skills on the table top whiteboard, writing motivational quotes on the various chalkboard surfaces or simply relaxing in the chill zone.

Consumer Studies Olympiad - Top 100 Places

Thirty three Grade 11 and 12 girls from The Wykeham Collegiate competed in this year’s Consumer Studies Olympiad set by the University of the Free State Consumer Studies Department.  

We are particularly proud of four of our girls who were placed in the top 100 nationally:  Sophie Harel (Grade 11), Emma Daugherty (Grade 12), Haseena Kajee (Grade 12) and Kayla Westerdyk (Grade 12).

Monday, 23 October 2017

Junior School Sports Results - Term 4 - Week 3

Chess Results
Chess vs Cowan House
Juniors lost 24-12
Opens lost 16-12

Squash vs Clifton
A team lost 10-2
B team lost 11-1
U11 lost 10-2

Swimming Galas
A Team @ Cordwalles came 3rd
B Team @ Cordwalles came 7th
C Team @ Gert Maritz came tie 7th

Senior School Sports Results - Term 4 - Week 3

The final placing’s for the 2017 season are as follows:
U14 – 2nd Georgina Howard; 3rd Taylor Isaac; 7th Laila Maher
U16 – 3rd Jessica Behrens; 6th Courtney Davison
U18 – 2nd Gemma Lawson; 5th Gina Holdsworth; 7th Erin Schmidt; 8th Paige Mackenzie

Indoor Hockey
Tuesday 17 October vs Epworth
Senior 1sts LOST 8-2
Senior 2nds LOST 5-1
Junior A LOST 7-0
Junior B LOST 8-0

Friday 20 October vs Treverton
Senior 1sts WON 5-1
Senior 2nds WON 2-0

Saturday 21 October vs Howick
Senior 2nds vs Howick 1sts LOST 1-6
Senior 3rds WON 5-3
Junior A WON 4-0
Junior B WON 3-0

Water Polo
TWC vs St John’s on Wednesday 19 October

TWC Senior A vs SJS Senior A
18 - 7
TWC Senior B vs SJS Senior B
9 – 5
TWC Junior A vs SJS U15 A
11 - 2
TWC Junior B vs SJS U14 A
8 - 7

Paige competes at the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup in Hong Kong and Doha

The Wykeham Collegiate pupil, Paige Brombacher competed at the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup in Hong Kong #6 and the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup in Doha #4. 

Paige swam in the Breaststroke, Butterfly, Freestyle and Individual Medley races over a variety of distances and did exceptionally well.  Of the 11 races she took part in, she was placed in the top 10 seven times. 

This is especially noteworthy as Paige is 14 years old and was competing at a World Women’s event.  An exceptional achievement!

Fina Airweave Swimming World Cup – Hong Kong
Women 50m Breaststroke – 8th
Women 100m Breaststroke – 8th
Women 200m Breaststroke - 10th
Women 50m Butterfly – 15th
Women 50m Freestyle - 16th
Women 200m Medley – 13th

Fina Airweave Swimming World Cup – Doha
Women 50m Breaststroke – 7th
Women 100m Breaststroke – 6th
Women 200m Breaststroke - 6th
Women 200m Medley – 13th

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

First Flautist for KZN Youth Wind Band

Congratulations to Junior School pupil, Esihle Mthethwa, who has been selected for the KZN Youth Wind Band as first flautist.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Senior School Sports Results - Term 4 - Week 2

Athletics - Grey Invitational meeting in Bloemfontein 13-15 October
Two TWC girls were invited to this event: Luzaan de Wit and Jemma Fox.

Luzaan de Wit won gold both the 800m and 1500m girls Under 16 events. She also broke the 800m record which has been standing since 2006 and narrowly missed the 1500m record by 1 second.  Jemma Fox won silver in the girls Open High Jump.

Action Netball

TWC Open vs Epworth Open
TWC U16 vs SJS U16
TWC Lost
TWC U15 vs Epworth U15
TWC U15 vs Heritage U15
TWC U14 vs Epworth U14
TWC U14 vs Curro U14

Canoeing: Fish River Marathon
Seven girls, Paige Mackenzie, Erinn Schmidt , Melissa Walton, Jessica Behrens , Georgina Howard Gabriela Campbell and Courtney Davison, travelled to Cradock to take part in the Fish River Canoe Marathon. They all successfully completed the event. Special mention must go to Erinn Schmidt who completed the short course Fish on her own in a K1.

Canoeing: Inter-School League
The final event of the Inter-School Canoeing League took place on Saturday 14 October. It was the 4 team relay held at the Drift. TWC entered 4 teams and the results were as follows.
TWC U18 team - Third
TWC U16 team - Third
TWC U14 team - Second

Indoor Hockey
Thursday 12 October
Senior 1sts vs GHS – LOST 6-1
Senior 2nds vs GHS - WON 3-0
Senior 3rds vs GHS - WON 12-1
Junior C vs Grace College A - LOST 7-2
Friday 13 October
Senior 2nds vs Voortrekker - WON 5-4
Junior A vs GHS - LOST 4-0
Junior B vs GHS - LOST 3-2 

Water Polo 
A very young TWC water polo team participated in the KZN Top Schools Water Polo tournament from 13 to 15 October.  The girls played hard and finished 10th overall.

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

TWC participate in Allan Gray Challenge

The Wykeham Collegiate participated in the Allan Gray Challenge recently where they were placed 8th overall out of 77 schools from across the country and 3rd in Kwazulu-Natal.

Melissa Walton was placed in the top twelve pupils in South Africa for demonstrating outstanding entrepreneurial thinking skills.