Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Grade 3 Outreach – Eden Kids Community Centre

The Grade 3 outreach project this year has been the Eden Kids Community Centre which reaches out to disadvantaged communities in the Jika Joe informal settlement area. The foundation is directed by Nhlakanipho Gazu.

We have supported them this year by growing seedlings (some of which were from the Checkers Little Garden seed boxes) for the children to plant in the Eden Kids outreach gardens at the centre. The vegetables are distributed to their community once grown.

We are also making posters for the centre on computers and collecting/making cushions for the children to use in their reading room.


Blog post and video submitted by Lora Laithwaite, Grade 3 teacher

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Senior School Sports Results - Term 4 - Week 3

Indoor Hockey
Senior Teams vs St Johns – lost
Senior B vs GHS B – lost
Senior Teams vs Treverton – won
Junior Teams vs St Mary’s – lost


Mountain Biking
On Saturday Sarah Ryan (Grade 11), Hannah Elliott (Grade 5) and Megan Horsley (Grade 7) attended the Quattro ROAG Series Awards evening.

Sarah came tie first (Youth Category) and Hannah Elliott (First) and Megan Horsley (Third) also received prizes for their categories. Sarah Gray (TWC Old Girl – Class of 2000) won the trail run section of the series.

The Quattro ROAG Series also has a schools section where TWC came 3rd in the Junior School section and 6th in the Senior School section. TWC was the top-placed girls school at the awards evening.


Swimming


Congratulations to the following girls who have been selected for the KZN Swimming Team: Emma Huxtable, Nomvula Mjimba, Catherine Royden-Turner, Kelly Zwart and as reserve, Erin McCann.


Waterpolo
vs St Anne’s
Junior A, Senior B and Senior A – lost

vs Epworth – cancelled (weather)

Junior School Sports Results - Term 4 - Week 3

Chess
vs Cowan House
Juniors – won 24-8
Seniors – won 17-15


Mountain Biking
On Saturday Hannah Elliott and Megan Horsley attended the Quattro ROAG Series Awards evening. Hannah Elliott (First place) and Megan Horsley (Third place) both received prizes for their categories.

The Quattro ROAG Series also has a schools section where TWC came 3rd in the Junior School section and was the top-placed girls school at the awards evening.

Squash
vs Merchiston 1 & Epworth 3
TWC 1 won 10-6
TWC 2 lost 4-9


Swimming
Tuesday 16 October – various Galas
A Team – 1st place (St John’s Gala)
B Team – 5th place (St John’s Gala)
C Team – 4th place (Cordwalles Gala)

Friday, 19 October 2018

TWC Adventure Sport - Scuba Diving Course


Once again, Sodwana Bay exceeded our high expectations and apart from two windy days, we were spoilt with perfect weather for diving.



The underwater world was full of life and we saw hundreds of different fish including eels, stingrays, and giant star fish. 


A number of whales and dolphins also visited us while we were on the boat.


Three girls passed their advanced open water dive course (Ashley Bennett, Margy Church and Robin Martin) and 14 girls passed the open water dive course.


This trip was another unforgettable, life-changing experience with TWC Adventure Sports.


Blog report submitted by
Margy Church, Grade 10

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Grade 7s designing computer games

This term the Grade 7’s are using Hopscotch (a coding application) to create their own games. 



Later this term, the games will be tested and adjudicated by the Grade 5 girls.



The girls are working really hard and are loving the problem-solving aspect of game design. Seeing the joy on their faces when they fix a 'bug' in a chunk of code is most rewarding.



Blog post submitted by:
Naveshree Baldavoo, 
IT Teacher: Grades 1 - 7

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Senior School Sports Results - Term 4 - Week 2


Athletics
Grey Bloem Meet
Luzaan de Wit won both her 800m and 1500m races in Bloemfontein and achieved qualifying times for the 2019 SA Championships. Mieka Mohaud achieved third place in her 400m race.




Canoeing
TWC canoeing has once again enjoyed a very successful canoeing season being placed 2nd in the schools’ league. Pictured here are the three Grade 12 girls with the other canoeists enjoying their last training session at the drift.



Indoor Hockey
Thursday 11 Oct vs Epworth
Senior Teams - lost
Junior Teams - lost

Fri 12 Oct vs GHS
Junior Teams - lost

Fri 12 Oct & Sat 13 Oct
Senior A Tournament at St Annes – won 3 games, lost 3 games, drew 1 game

Sat 13 Oct vs Treverton
Junior A & B - won
Junior C - lost

Sat 13 Oct vs Howick
Junior B vs Howick A - lost
Junior C vs Howick B - lost


Waterpolo
vs Treverton
Seniors won 20-3
Juniors won 10-4

Junior School Sports Results - Term 4 - Week 2


Squash
vs St Johns - Monday 08 October
TWC 1 won 12-0
TWC 2 won 9-3

Monday, 15 October 2018

Junior School hold Chess Week


 
 

The first Chess Week for Grades 1 and 2 was held earlier this month. 






 
The older girls from our Chess Club spent tea times teaching the Grade 1 and 2s how to play chess. They had fun learning about each piece and how it moves. 







Then on Friday, the girls came to school dressed up as a chess piece and enjoyed chess cupcakes. 









On Friday evening we held our annual family chess evening in the library which was attended by a large number of girls with their family and friends. It was definitely a checkmate for the game of Chess!


Blog post submitted by Lora Laithwaite, Chess Co-ordinator

Friday, 12 October 2018

Farewell to the Grade 12s of 2018

It hardly seems possible that another year has flown past and we are saying goodbye to the Grade 12s of 2018 following their Valedictory Communion this morning. 

All they have left are those 'pesky' final examinations. 

Wishing them all the very best for their exams and every success and happiness for the future. 

Go "Forward in Faith".

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Senior School Sports Results - Holidays & Term 4 - Week 1

Basketball
vs Russell Wed 19 September
U14 Won 39-10
U16 Won 23-6

Canoeing – Fish River Marathon
Five TWC girls travelled to Cradock for the annual Fish River Canoe Marathon. This is the biggest 2-day canoe race in the country attracting more than 1000 paddlers. It starts on Grassridge Dam and 2 days later, following 84kms of some of the best paddling in SA, the race finishes in Cradock.

Georgie Howard came 2nd U16 K1. This is a huge achievement especially because this is her first time paddling down the Fish River.

Mr Willows and Laila Maher paddled together and Hannah De Billot paddled with her father. Tayla Isaac and Danalyn Schmidt paddled together in a K2 successfully completing the short course route.


Cross Country
The following girls took part in the SA Cross Country Championships in Bloemfontein during the holidays and their results were as follows:
Luzaan de Wit – U17 Girls 9th place in SA
Paige MacKenzie – U18 Girls 9th place in SA


Cycling / MTB
Sarah Ryan represented TWC and the KZN Schools MTB team this last weekend at the Spur National MTB School Series in Magaliesberg. She achieved 17th place in the girls U16 age group in South Africa and the KZN team ended 3rd overall.


Equestrian
Diya Singh competed in the ESP Show recently, coming 2nd in her Championship and placing as the Reserve Champion of her 1m Junior class on her horse Phoenix Cezanne and 3rd for her A2 speed class.


Indoor Hockey
vs St Johns
Junior A team lost
Junior B team lost
Junior C team lost

Monday, 8 October 2018

Grade 4s enjoyed a fun evening of Coding

The Grade 4s were joined by the Cordwalles Grade 4 boys for an evening of coding fun using robotic Sphero balls.