Monday, 29 January 2018

Senior School Sports Results - Term 1 - Week 2

Equestrian (holiday news)
Hayley Conway and her horse, Casanova, competed at the SA Youth Champs in Gauteng during the holidays coming 1st and 4th in their pony rider medium qualifiers and 4th in their pony rider medium freestyle. Hayley and Casanova are also the Pony Rider Medium Reserve Champions. This is the highest level as a pony rider and not many girls get this far. The KZN team won the Pony Rider team test and are the champions.  Hayley and Casanova scored the highest overall score out of 16 ponies.

Mountain Biking
Sarah Ryan raced KZN Road Champs this last weekend coming second in the u17 Time Trial and third in the u17 Road Race.

Netball – Action League - 26 January
TWC
Opponent
Score
Winner
TWC U14 Blue
St Mary’s U14
9-10
St Mary’s
TWC U16
Epworth U16
22-3
TWC
TWC U15
Epworth U15
18-10
TWC
TWC U14 Blue
TWC U14 Yellow
6-14
TWC Yellow
TWC U15
St Mary’s U15
14-7
TWC
TWC Open
St Anne’s Open
15-14
TWC
TWC U14 Yellow
Carter U14
Carter did not arrive – TWC given the points
TWC Yellow









Swimming
TWC Swimming team were placed 3rd at the Epworth Sprints Gala held on 24 January. 

Tennis Leagues
LYLE LEAGUE
Team
Opposition
Result
Score
TWC 1
SJS 1
SJS 1 won
15-12
WINNIE LOWE LEAGUE
Team
Opposition
Result
Score
TWC 3
SJS 2
TWC 3 won
4-2
COUSINS LEAGUE
Team
Opposition
Result
Score
TWC 4
SJS 3
SJS 3 won
4-2
FOWLER LEAGUE
Team
Opposition
Result
Score
TWC 5
GHS 4
POSTPONED DUE TO TAXI STRIKE
RISELY LEAGUE
Team
Opposition
Result
Score
TWC 6
VHS 1
TWC 6 WON
4-2


Tennis - Smythe Trophy - 27 January
Yasha Nair and Rachel Taylor were placed 10th and Ashleigh Starmer and Vania Manchev were placed 13th out of the 20 teams that took part.

Junior School Sports Results - Term 1 - Week 2


Tennis – Monday 22 January
TWC U11 beat Cowan House U11 - 23 \ 5

Monday, 22 January 2018

Senior School Sports Results - Term 1 - Week 1

Canoeing – Drak Challenge
During the course of the last weekend, six TWC girls took part in the Drak Challenge Canoe Race and all successfully completed the race. This year’s race was technically challenging because of the low river levels and special congratulations go to Georgie Howard who was placed 2nd, and Jessica Behrens placed 3rd, in the U16 girls section.

Mountain Biking
At the weekend’s Eurosteel MTB Challenge held on Saturday (23km) and Sunday (18km), TWC girls Zara Inglis and Abigail Larsen are to be congratulated for placing first and second in the Junior Girls division respectively. This shorter race is a companion race to the Drak Descent, which has an age restriction.

TWC Sports Results - December 2017/January 2018 Holidays

Athletics
Senior School pupil, Luzaan de Witt, took part in the SALGA Games from 9 - 11 December 2017 and won both 800m and 400m girls, under 17, events. Congratulations, Luzaan. (pictured right)


Canoeing
During the holidays, Georgie Howard took part in two canoe races and was placed in both:
Lions River Canoe Race – first U18 K2
Underberg Mixed Doubles Race – first in U14 Mixed K2


Supersport “Let’s Play” Sports Star of the Year
Junior School pupil, Savannah Ingledew, was honoured earlier in 2017 as the Supersport “Let’s Play” Sports Star of the month and during the holidays, it was announced that she had been awarded the “Let’s Play” Sports Star of 2017! Congratulations, Savannah. (pictured right)

Friday, 19 January 2018

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


WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL
It is a pleasure for me to welcome the TWC community back to school and a special welcome to all the new girls and their parents.

STAFF NEWS
We welcome these staff members to the Senior School:

New Staff: Jenny Garnett – Chaplain and Sam Scott – Sport Department and in Boarding: Gail Coffey and Slindile Zuma (Housemothers)

Senior School Interns: Larah Binedell, Lihle Manana and Xolile Mkhonza

Locums:  Frances Salisbury will be teaching Life Sciences while Michelle Bennett is on maternity leave, and Kay Threadingham will teach Mathematics while Mike Nicholson is recovering from a knee operation.


SCHOOL NEWS
The Estate staff were very busy with the usual maintenance projects as well as upgrading different areas of the school and we thank Barry Moig, Theunis Ferreira and the Estate staff for all their hard work. The IT department was also kept busy with the installation of 55 new desk top computers and upgrading all computers to Windows 10 and Office 365.

A number of staff and their families completed the Otter Trail during the holiday, which they found challenging but rewarding.

The Grade 8 Orientation weekend, ‘The Next Chapter’, was held at the school before the start of the academic year. It provided an opportunity for parents and girls to meet each other and for the boarders to settle in before the year actually starts. 

The Grade 12 girls and parents attended an academic meeting to outline the school’s expectations and the IEB requirements for 2018. This was followed by the Grade 12 Prayer Service, which set the tone for the year. 


UNDER CONSTRUCTION
A reminder that the driveway and entrance to the school will be widened which will cause some inconvenience for a period of time once the project starts. The new seating area for the girls is in the process of being developed, and we are hoping the astro turf will be completed in early February.

I wish you all a happy and prosperous 2018.

Sue Tasker
Lady Principal

Out of the Hat... - News from the Junior School Headmistress


WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL
There was much laughter and excited shrieking on Wednesday as girls returned to school. We welcome 50 new pupils into the Junior School. 15 of these are Grade RRR girls who are embarking on their exciting schooling journey. It was the little siblings leaving their sisters at “big school” and parents, who shed tears on day one. 
 


Girls are quickly settling into their daily routines of lessons and extra mural activities. I am impressed by how many girls, after their first day, are walking to the classrooms on their own.

NEW STAFF
We welcome the following new staff to the Junior School:
Jenny Garnett (Chaplain), Shirley Kempthorne (Head of Sport), Katherine McClelland (Music), Sasha Peens (HoD of Intermediate Phase), Tracey Pera (Library), Sam Scott (Sport), Carol Solomon (Music), Belinda Veenstra (Grade 3), Slindile Zuma (Junior Boarding Housemother).

INTERNS: Debbie Minnaar, Samantha Evans; Lisa Gerber and Thandeka Hlongwane

2018 THEME - GROWTH
Our theme this year in the Junior School is related to Growth. We are going to focus on growth mind sets, growing in understanding of self and others.


REMINDER:
JUNIOR SCHOOL PARENT/TEACHER MEETING – TUE 23 JAN – 18:30
SPEAKER: FLOSS MITCHELL
A reminder to Junior School Parents to please attend the parent/teacher meeting on Tuesday 23 January at 18h30. Floss Mitchell, a psychologist, will be our guest speaker. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet your daughter’s class teacher, and to hear her explain the new challenges and routines for the Grade, and to meet the other parents in the class. A cocktail party will follow in the atrium.

I wish you and your daughters a wonderful year in the Junior School.

Karen Gardner
Junior School Headmistress