Monday, 3 December 2018

JSE Schools Challenge



TWC participants in the JSE Schools Challenge, Jamie Rowe and Olivia Weaver, accompanied by Mrs van Heeswijk left school on Monday 26 November for a trip to Johannesburg to experience the financial and economic hub of the country.


An early flight on Tuesday morning gave them a day ahead to 'do Jo’burg'. After visits to the JSE and Nedbank and a pleasant lunch with Ashleigh Dawson (TWC Old Girls Gauteng Rep); the mind-boggling Discovery Head Office was next on the itinerary.

A fascinating and emotional trip to the Constitutional Court followed. Evening supper was at Nelson Mandela Square and the girls learnt about what 'quants' do and how Bitcoin works and then explored the stunning Christmas lights at Melrose Arch.

Wednesday started with a trip to Victoria Yards - an entrepreneurial hub and inner city revival development.

The surprise of the morning was a trip around a block (or two) in an Aston Martin!

There was a bit of time left to shop at Sandton City and then it was back to the airport and home. 


Blog post submitted by Mrs van Heeswijk

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Junior & Senior School Final Sports Results - Term 4 2018

Athletics (Junior School)
Congratulations to Savannah Ingledew (Grade 7) who won a Gold medal at the recent Sub Youth KZN Track and Field Championships for U13 800m. She ran a personal best of 2:19. She also went to the National Inter-Provincial Championships and was placed 2nd in South Africa.



Basketball (Junior School)
The Junior School girls participated in the U13 Girls Basketball Championships on Friday 23 November. They came 4th in their pool and were commended for their excellent performance throughout the season - especially as this was their first season ever.




Mountain Biking (Junior & Senior School)
Congratulations to Sarah Ryan (Senior School) and Hannah Elliott (Junior School) who both recently received their KZN colours for mountain biking.

Sarah also competed in the Drak Extravaganza on Sunday 25 November and came second in the u17 age group for the 84km road race.


Swimming (Senior School)
Congratulations to Nomvula Mjimba (Grade 10) who has been selected to represent Zimbabwe as a member of the Swimming Team to participate in the AUSA Region 5 Under 20 Youth Games in Botswana in December.


Squash (Junior School)
Squash Results: Week 7
Monday 12 November vs Epworth
Lost 3-9

Squash Results: Week 8
Monday 19 November vs Clifton NR
Lost 3-10

Squash Results: Week 9
Monday 26 November vs Clarendon
Won 12-0


Tennis
Congratulations to Lexi Uys and Keira Naidoo who have been selected to play in the U12 Tennis Team (KZN Chapter) that will be taking part in the SALGA games in Pietermaritzburg from 7 to 9 December.

Friday, 23 November 2018

Junior School Nativity Play

The annual Junior School Nativity Play was held this week and performed this year by the Grade 4s and 5s.

The high standard of TWC drama productions is well known and The Angels' Special Flight did not disappoint, being thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.

Here is the video trailer for you to enjoy:




Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Senior School Sports Results - Term 4 - Week 6


Equestrian
Congratulations to Hayley Conway and Lady who have also been chosen to represent KZN at SA Youth Championships 2018 in December.



Victoria Daniels recently competed in the 2018 FEI International Children's Classics and won the Silver Tour which was a height of 110cm on her coach’s daughter’s horse, Lollipopman.

With her win of the FEI Silver Tour, she is now ranked number 11 in the world and number 3 for Southern Africa made up of riders from South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe in the Child Classic 2018 rankings. Congratulations!

Victoria recently also competed at the Triple P Summer Classic 2018 Show held at Shongweni Club where she came 2nd in her speed class and won the 1m Championships.

She has also been selected to represent KZN in the Equitation Team at the SA National Junior Championships in Port Elizabeth in December.


Indoor Hockey
vs St Anne’s
Junior Teams – lost

Junior School Sports Results - Term 4 - Week 6

Basketball
Wednesday 7 November vs Scottsville, Richmond & Clifton NR
Open A – won 26-4, lost 7-10
Open B – lost 4-16, won 2-8
Open C – lost 6-9, lost 5-23
Open D – lost 4-6, lost 5-6
U11A – lost 0-10
U11B – won 10-6
U10A –won 16-12
U10B – lost 0-12
U10C – lost 8-12
U9A – lost 4-8


Chess
Monday 5 November vs Cowan House
Seniors won 20-12
Juniors lost 14-18


Squash
Monday 5 November vs Clifton NR
TWC 2 – lost 0-12


Swimming
Tuesday 6 November – the galas at Laddsworth were cancelled due to bad weather

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Grade 7s experience 'book tasting'

The Grade 7s recently enjoyed a ‘book tasting’ session in the TWC Library. The girls were instructed to sit at random seats with each seat having a book to discover (covered with a plate)





The Grade 7s then uncovered the book and were given 5 minutes to read the first few pages, read the synopsis/story line and look at the cover.



After 5 minutes, they had to cover the books up again and move onto the next book.



When they had enjoyed 6 rounds of 'book tasting', the girls completed a questionnaire about the books they had uncovered - including which was their favourite and least favourite book.



They then reported back to the class on which book they found the ‘tastiest’.



Blog post submitted by Tracey Pera, Junior School Librarian

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Senior School Sports Results - Term 4 - Week 4 & 5

Equestrian
Congratulations to Hayley Conway and Atlantis who have been chosen to represent KZN at SA Youth Championships 2018 in December. Hayley will be awarded her Open colours.


Indoor Hockey
vs Voortrekker
Junior B vs VHS A – drew
Junior C vs VHS B – lost

vs Wembley College
Junior B vs Wembley College A – won
Junior C vs Wembly College A – lost

vs St Anne’s
Seniors - lost


Mountain Biking
Sarah Ryan recently took part in the SA National Enduro Championships. This is a 2-day event with 10 stages. She ended 3rd in the Youth Category and received her SA Bronze Medal.


Track Cycling 
Congratulations to Georgia Dungan who competed at the KZN Track Cycling Championships in Durban recently and obtained gold medals in the U17 age group for individual pursuit (2000m), 500m bunch race, 5km points race, sprint final and the 1500m. Georgia has qualified for KZN Colours for Track Cycling.


Waterpolo
vs St John’s
Seniors – lost
Juniors – won

Junior School Sports Results - Term 4 - Week 4 & 5


Basketball
Wednesday 31 October vs Epworth & Athlone
Open A – drew 14-14
Open B – Drew 27-27
Open C – Lost 2-18
Open D – Lost 4-14
U11A – Lost 0-12
U11B – Lost 4-8
U10A –Won 25-10
U10B – Lost 3-10
U10C – Lost 4-10
U9A – Won 13-10
U9B – Lost 2-26


Swimming
Tuesday 30 October – various Galas – all cancelled (weather)