Friday, 21 September 2018

Yasha Nair awarded The White Blazer

Congratulations to Yasha Nair, a Grade 12 pupil, who was awarded her White Blazer at the Grade 12 Prize Giving.  The White Blazer is a prestigious award that has only been presented six times in the history of The Wykeham Collegiate.  The criteria is that the candidate achieves an award of honours in two areas of school life and colours in a third (academic, sport and culture).  An amazing achievement!

2018 Dux and Runner-up to Dux

The Grade 12 Prize-Giving was held on Thursday 20 September 2018 at which Margot Inglis was announced as the Dux of 2018 and Ellen Shute as the Runner-up to DuxThe Guest of Honour was Dr Imtiaz Sooliman from the Gift of the Givers Foundation.

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Plastic is Fantastic ... or is it?

The Grade 6 and 7 girls have fully engaged in our collaborative learning project this week - Plastic is fantastic? Or is it?

They have been working in groups on a variety of activities ranging from Drama and Art to Geography and Visual Literacy.  The girls have shown enthusiasm and a new-found passion towards the whole “Plastic is destroying our oceans, let’s save them” theme.

The Atrium had its own TWC garbage patch which grew over the course of the week. The activities concluded with a micro-replication of the ocean garbage patch in our own Eagle Ridge pool, and a great debate over paper versus plastic bags.

Submitted by Wendy Boshoff, Grade 7 Class Teacher

Douglas Livingstone Creative Writing Competition

I attended the Douglas Livingstone Creative Writing Awards Ceremony yesterday and I am delighted to report that Paige Mackenzie was awarded 1st Prize in the Grade 11 and 12 Short Story section for her story The Art of Being.   Tomelilla Gopp was awarded 2nd Prize in the Grade 11 Poetry section for her poem A box full of Family and Clarice van Niekerk was awarded Highly Commended in the Grade 10 Poetry section for her poem A Place of Learning.

They all read their pieces of writing and represented The Wykeham Collegiate so well!

Submitted by Dominque Roberts – HOD English