Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Senior School Sports Results - Term 3 - Weeks 5 & 6

vs Treverton
Wednesday 15 August
1st Team vs Treverton 1st Team - TWC won 56 - 19
2nd Team vs Treverton 2nd Team - TWC won 16 - 5
U15 A vs Treverton U15 A - TWC won 23 – 6
U14 A vs Treverton U14 A - TWC won 26 - 4

vs Linpark  & Grace
Wednesday 22 August
1st Team vs Linpark 1st Team - TWC won 33 - 24
2nd Team vs Grace Senior Team - TWC won 22 - 12
U14 A vs Grace Junior Team - TWC won 20 - 6

Diya Singh competed on Phoenix Cezanne in the FEI Highway Cup Qualifier at 90cm and received the following placings
- 1st Place AM5 Class
- 2nd Place Speed Class
- 1st Place Accumulator Class
- 4th Place Championship Class

Tyla Farina competed at the SANESA Canterbury Show on 18 August. Her and her horse, Teal, were placed 3rd in the Working Hunter class and 2nd in the Equitation class.

Mountain Biking
Congratulations to Sarah Ryan who came 1st in the Youth Section (5th lady) of the very muddy, 45km Tour de Krantz at Harburg. In the School Series Sarah was placed 4th at Hilton College and 3rd at Waterfall College.

The U15 Netball side took part in the Kay Motsepe Schools Netball Cup. Teams have to qualify for this competition by winning or coming second overall in their province. Facing the top school sides in South Africa, the girls did us proud and finished a creditable 15th place overall - improving on last year's performance.

vs GHS
Senior Team lost 0-5
Junior Team lost 1-2

vs St Nicholas
Senior Team lost 0-2
Junior Team drew 0-0

vs GHS
Senior Team won
Junior Team won

vs Hermannsburg
Senior Team won

vs St John’s
Senior Team lost
Junior Team won

Junior School Sports Results - Term 3 - Weeks 5 & 6

vs Cordwalles
Juniors – lost 12-20
Seniors – won 4-28

Thursday 23 August
All fixtures versus Laddsworth rained out

Monday 13 August (various opponents)
Open A1 won 30-6
Open A2 lost 17-19
Open B1 won 26-10
Open B2 won 21-5
Open B3 lost 14-22
U11A 1 won 25-3
U11B 1 won 26-2
U11B 2 won 23-5
U11B 4 won 15-3

Wednesday 22 August (St John’s)
U11B 2 won 22-10
U11B 3 won 23-5

Monday 23 August
All fixtures versus Laddsworth rained out

Thursday, 23 August 2018

TWC in top 10 in SA - Mathematical Literacy Olympiad

The Mathematical Literacy Olympiad results are out and The Wykeham Collegiate came 7th in South Africa and has been awarded a certificate of excellence. Congratulations!

This is the first year The Wykeham Collegiate has taken part in the Olympiad and twenty pupils from Grades 10 to 12 wrote the exam (they all write the same paper). Our top pupil was Diya Naidoo (Grade 11) with 88% and the school’s overall average was 76% (the national average was 58,19%).

The following girls were awarded special certificates:
4 Gold Certificates: Diya Naidoo, Helen Slater, Michaela Claassen, Kate Drew (all pictured)
4 Silver Certificates: Gina Holdsworth, Shannon Dwen, Gabriella Cuturi, Alice de Labauve d'Arifat
4 Bronze Certificates: Sharon Polinati, Sophie Harel, Kate Jarvie, Beth Colepepper

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Senior School Inter-House Plays

This term the Grade 11 Drama pupils were given the opportunity to produce and direct their own plays and compete in an Inter-House Play Competition. The full responsibility of the productions fell on their shoulders and they rose to meet the challenge with high spirits and determination.

During this time the girls learnt many skills such as directing, choreographing and set design, as well as learning the importance of organisation and time management. The respective houses (Crookes, Moore, Campbell and O’Brien) each produced lively and thought provoking plays in varying genres.

Crookes House presented The Careerist, directed by Anele Dlamini, a comic story about several doctor’s visits gone horribly wrong.

Rhythm and Rhyme directed by Erin Muirhead of Moore House took the audience on a journey through the ages and showcased a unique perspective on the story of the creation of the universe.

Campbell House chose to explore the line between heaven and hell in Tracks directed by Caitlin van der Velden.

And O’Brien House had the audience in stitches with Peter Pan Goes Wrong directed by Aimée le Sueur.

Congratulations to Moore House on being awarded first place and thank you to the TWC community who supported the girls throughout this tough but fun and rewarding process.

Blog post submitted by Erin Muirhead, Grade 11

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Junior School Grandparents Day

Girls from Grade RRR to Grade 3 entertained their Grandparents on Thursday in a concert entitled “Ben and Grandma and Grandpa and the whole wide world”.

There was a lovely balance of song, recital and dance and the girls thoroughly enjoyed sharing their talent with their grandparents.

Grandparents then visited the classrooms and enjoyed viewing their granddaughter’s school work.

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Senior School Sports Results - Term 3 - Week 4

Athletics – Inter-House Results
Winners: Moore House
Spirit Cup: Campbell House

Junior Victrix Ludorum Trophy: Tandokazi Mahlanza and Samantha Brandis
Angela Hurt Trophy for Senior Victrix Ludorum: Jessica Behrens. 
Esterhuysen Trophy for Junior Field Events: Samantha Brandis 
Roberts Trophy for Senior Field Events: Jessica Behrens 
Trophy for Junior Track Events: Tandokazi Mahlanza 
Trophy for Senior Track Events: Luzaan de Wit 
McFarlane Cup for house with the highest relay points: Moore and O'Brien

vs Epworth
1st  Team vs Epworth 1st Team  30-21   TWC Won
2nd Team vs Epworth 2nd Team  6-5   TWC Won
U16 A vs Epworth U16A  16-19   TWC Lost
U16 B vs Epworth U16B  12-7   TWC Won
U15 A vs Epworth U15A  11-14   TWC Lost
U15 B vs Epworth U15B  26-18   TWC Won
U14 A vs Epworth U14A  5-23   TWC Lost
U14 B vs Epworth U14B  6-10   TWC Lost

On Saturday 11 August, the U15 Netball Team participated in the Provincial Motsepe Cup, sponsored by the Motsepe Foundation. They qualified to participate in this tournament by winning the Pietermaritzburg U15 Netball League. The team finished 2nd and will be competing at the National Motsepe Cup Tournament from 23-26 August. Well done girls!

vs Epworth
Senior tennis – lost
Junior tennis - won