Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Senior School Sports Results - Term 3 - Weeks 1 & 2

2nd Team vs MCS Open    22 – 14    TWC Won
U16 A vs St Nicholas U16 A    13 - 19    TWC Lost
U16 B vs St Nicholas U16 B    12 - 8    TWC Won
U14 vs St Nicholas U14    8 - 14    TWC Lost

Sarah Ryan has taken part in several events over the last few months and these results have placed Sarah 2nd overall for the KZN Cross Country series, which means she receives her KZN MTB colours.  
Road Race:
  • Vulintaba Road Race Newcastle (60km) 2nd
Mountain Bike Races:
  • Vulintaba MTB 50km - 1st
  • Sugar Rush 45km - 2nd
  • Compendium Berg Wheeler’s 45km - 2nd
  • Gooderson Drak Garden’s 45km - 1st
  • Scottburgh 48km - 2nd
  • Spur Inter Schools MTB - 1st

Buffelsbosch Training Show
TWC girls participating in the Buffelsbosch Training Show achieved the following results:
Tamryn Nicol on Antiquity
  • 60cm clear round
  • 80cm - clear round
  • Novice 6 bar
Megan Baines on Brandenburg Sovereign
  • 50cm - 3rd place
  • 70cm - 1 time penalty
  • 60cm - 1st place

Equistar Show
Hayley Conway and Lady took part in the Equistar Show at Shongweni this weekend and achieved a new personal best score. They won the Junior Novice 2 and the Junior Novice Freestyle on Saturday and came second in the Junior Novice 4 Championship class on Sunday. Hayley and Lady also won the Open show rider and Open Show Hack and went on to win the Open Show Championship class.

Soccer vs Carter
Junior team won 3-2
Senior team lost 0-12

Junior School Sports Results - Term 3 - Weeks 1 & 2

vs Howick – won 29-19

Hockey Festival
The Open A team played at the end of season Inter-School Hockey Festival from Friday 20 to Sunday 22 July. The girls played ten games, winning five, drawing two and losing three.

vs Ridge, Piet Retief and Maritzburg Christian School
Open B lost 3-2
Open C lost 2-1
Open D lost 2-1
U10B lost 4-0
U10C lost 4-0
U10D lost 3-0
U9A won 2-1
U9B lost 4-0
U9C lost 4-0

Pelham Festival
Open 1 – Silver Medal - won 3, drew 2
U11 1 - won 1, drew 1, lost 2
U10 1 – Silver Medal - won 4, drew 1
U10 2 – lost 4

vs New Hanover (19 July – Boys League)
Open A won 20 – 16

vs New Hanover (23 July)
Open A1 won 24-12
Open A2 won 23-13
Open B1 won 26-10
Open B2 won 29-7
Open B3 won 25-11
U11A 1 won 18-10
U11B 1 won 22-6
U11B 2 won 22-6
U11B 4 won 22-6

vs St Charles & Cowan House (26 July – Boys League)
Open A1 won 30-6
U11A 1 won 34-4

Monday, 30 July 2018

Grade 5 Dads and Daughters Morning

On Saturday 21 July the Grade 5 girls spent a glorious morning of quality time with their dads building rockets. Much thought and planning went into the design of the rockets in an attempt to get them to be as aerodynamic as possible. Once the rockets were built they were decorated and ready for "lift-off".

After enjoying a snack with their dads the girls successfully launched their rockets, with some flying the length of the school field.

An exciting morning was had by all.

Blog post submitted by 
Hannah Elliott, Grade 5

Friday, 27 July 2018

TWC Grade 8 Maths Fest

The TWC Maths Department hosted their annual, and very popular, Grade 8 Maths Fest recently with twelve schools attending this evening of mathematical fun and social interaction.

None of us knew what to expect from the Maths Fest. However, we soon realised that if we were even a fraction as enthusiastic about it as the teachers were, it would be a night to remember. It didn’t take an Archimedes to figure out that the questions wouldn’t be as easy as pi and they weren’t – forcing us to try different approaches and making us pull out a few hairs, as they should!

The night was an enjoyable experience for all – seeing some familiar faces from other schools and all of us left having made a few new friends, too.

Blog report by Mikaya Naidoo, Grade 8

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Senior School Drama Showcase

The Senior School Drama Department put on an evening Drama Showcase last week to share some of the practical drama pieces performed by the girls during their lessons.

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Grade 9 Business of the Year Awards

The annual Grade 9 Business of the Year Awards ceremony was held last week and guest speaker, Craig McKenzie (founder of Debonairs), spoke to the girls about starting a business. He also presented the following awards to the girls:

Most Profitable Business: Spoil Yourself (Mia van der Westhuizen, Caitlyn Russell, Caitlin Burczak and Kaitlyn Goble)

Most Creative Business:  Cee-real Killer (Nanxi Lu, Vania Manchev, Bathabile Majola, Teagan Knight and Ziyaan Dhoda)

Chamber of Commerce Award:  Simply Sweet (Gemma Bernhard, Tatum Chalk, Christina Clarke, Olivia Warwick and Aphiwe Hlengwa)

Business of the year: Spoil Yourself (Mia van der Westhuizen, Caitlyn Russell, Caitlin Burczak and Kaitlyn Goble)

Blog post submitted by Mrs Marx, Head of Business Studies

Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Grade 11 Camp - Nyala Pans

The Grade 11s recently went on their annual camp to Nyala Pans on the Umkomaas River near Richmond.

The purpose of the camp was to challenge the girls to try new things, encourage team work and grow an enjoyment and appreciation for the environment and outdoor life.

Conversation skills were taught and then the girls had the opportunity to discuss pertinent school and teenage issues in smaller groups putting their newly-learnt skills to use.

The girls especially enjoyed the camp fire stories and informal chats each evening and returned to school excited for the term ahead.

Blog post submitted by Mrs Thomson, Deputy Head Student Affairs

Monday, 23 July 2018

Grade 3s visit Umgeni Valley

The Grade 3s spent Friday morning on an outing to Umgeni Valley. It was a beautiful winter’s day and the girls had a wonderful morning doing African crafts, exploring a nature trail and carrying out water experiments.

The highlight was definitely the time spent looking for insects and water larvae in the river. There were squeals of delight as they put their toes into the icy water.

One of the girls was overheard to say “This is actually the best day of my life!” and another was convinced that her Minnow Fly larvae were actually baby crocodiles!

Blog post submitted by:
Mrs Laithwaite, Grade 3 Teacher

Saturday, 21 July 2018

July Holiday Sports News 2018

The July holidays is always a busy time for regional and provincial sports events across several sports codes. We would like to congratulate all the girls, from both Junior and Senior Schools, who participated  at the various IPT's during the holidays.

Equestrian – SANESA Qualifier – 7 & 8 July
During the July holidays, the SANESA Qualifier 4 was held at Durban Shongweni Club. Diya Singh on Phoenix Cezanne in the 90cm was places 3rd and 1st in two classes and Isabella De Billot on Davenport Rasputin in the 70cm was placed 2nd in her class.

Equestrian – FEI World Dressage Challenge
Hayley Conway competed on Saratoga My Fair Lady (pictured right) at the FEI World Dressage Challenge where they won their Junior Novice 4 qualifier class, and won their Junior Novice 5 competition class.

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.  

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.  

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