Monday, 13 May 2019

Senior School Sports Results - Term 2 - Week 3

vs Treverton
1st team won 3-1
U16A team won 2-0
U16B team won 3-0
U14A team won 1-0

vs Wembley College
2nd team vs Wembley College 1st team - lost 1-6
U16B team vs Wembley College U16A team - won 2-1

vs GHS
1St Team won 33 - 13
2nd Team won 16 - 12
U16 A won 29 - 6
U16 B lost 7 - 8
U15 A lost 12 – 22
U15 B lost 4 - 22
U14 A lost 5 - 13
U14 B lost 0 - 11

TWC Senior 1 vs St Anne’s Senior 2 – lost 0-12
TWC Junior 1 vs St John’s Junior 1 – won 7-5

Junior School Sports Results - Term 2 - Week 3

vs Scottsville and Pelham
Won 8 games

vs Howick
Open A lost 0-2
Open B lost 0-1
Open C lost 0-1
Open D lost 0-2
U11 A lost 0-6
U11 B lost both matches
U10 A lost 0-2
U10 B lost 1-4
U10 C won 3-2 and lost 2-3
U9 A lost 1-6
U9 B lost both matches

vs Howick
Open A won 7-4
Open B lost 1-4
Open C lost 1-14
Open D lost 3-10
Open E lost 2-15
U11 A won 9-0
U11 B/C lost 0-5 and 1-2
U10 A won 7-3
U10 B lost 2-8
U9 A lost 0-3
U9 B lost 0-6

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Senior School Sports Results - Term 2 - Week 2

Vs GHS / Carter / Russell
TWC 1st team vs GHS 1st team – drew 0-0
TWC 2nd team vs Carter 1st team – lost 0-1
TWC U16A team vs GHS U16A team – lost 0-1
TWC U16B team vs Carter U16A team – won 3-0
TWC U16C team vs Russell 1st team – lost 0-6
TWC U14A team vs GHS U14A team – drew 0-0
TWC U14B team vs Carter U14A team – won 6-0

vs Epworth
TWC 1st team vs Epworth 1st team – won 1-0
TWV 2nd team vs Epworth 2nd team – lost 0-3
TWC U16A team vs Epworth U16A – lost 0-2
TWC U16B team vs Epworth U16B – drew 1-1
TWC U14A team vs Epworth U14A – won 1-0
TWC U14B team vs Epworth U14B – won 5-0

vs Voortrekker
1St Team - TWC won 54 - 8
2nd Team -  TWC won 27 - 1
U16 A -  TWC won 41 - 0
U15 A - TWC won 34 - 9
U15 B - TWC won 10 - 4
U14 A - TWC lost 9 - 19
U14 B – TWC lost 0 - 12

Independent Schools Netball Festival
TWC vs Epworth - TWC won 25-8
TWC vs St Mary’s Kloof - TWC won 19-18
TWC vs St Anne’s - TWC won 21-19

TWC Senior 1 vs St Annes Senior 1 – lost 0-12
TWC Junior 1 vs St Annes Junior 1 – lost 0-12
TWC Senior 1 vs Epworth Senior 1 – lost 0-12
TWC Junior 1 vs Epworth Junior 1 – won 7-5

Junior School Sports Results - Term 2 - Weeks 1 and 2

vs Laddsworth
won 2 Games

Cross Country
Congratulations to Savannah Graham and Keira Naidoo who came 1st at both Athlone and Laddsworth Cross Country Meets and Hannah Bullock who came 3rd at Athlone and 4th at Laddsworth.  A number of our girls were in the top 20.
Savannah Graham – U8 – Athlone 1st, Laddsworth 1st
Keira Naidoo – Open – Athlone 1st, Laddsworth 1st
Hannah Bullock – Open – Athlone 3rd, Laddsworth 4th
Amy Coetzee – U9 – Athlone 15th, Laddsworth 8th
Jodie McIlrath – U12 – Athlone 15th, Laddsworth 17th
Jamie Zwart – U10 – Athlone 15th
Trisha Hulse – U10 – Athlone 16th
Robyn Chapman – U12 Athlone 18th
Jessica Hall – U9 – Athlone 27th
Hannah Morrow – U9 – Laddsworth 20th

The U13 girls participated in the New Hanover Day/Night Festival on Friday.  The girls played brilliant hockey and tied at the top of their pool, but were knocked to second place by one goal difference.  The girls walked away with the bronze medal, having played Clarendon for the 3rd/4th place playoff.  (pictured above). 
4 May vs various
U10A – won all matches
U11A – won 1, lost 1, drew 2
vs Bisley, Athlone & Howick                                  
U9A – lost 0-5
U9B – lost 0-2 and won 2-0
U10A – won 5-1
U10B – lost 0-4 and 2-7
U11A – lost 1-9
U11B – won 7-6
Open A – won 7-6
Open B – won 3-2
Open C – lost 3-10
Open D – lost 0-3
Open E lost 1-3

Thursday, 2 May 2019

TWC First Team Netball girls great achievement

On Friday 29 March when the rest of the school went on holiday, the 12 girls who would be representing the school at the St Andrew’s Netball Festival started their holiday by coaching and looking after the teams at our TWC U13 Sports Festival.  After a very exhausting weekend and an April fool’s joke that backfired on the team, everyone was ready and excited to start the tour, some being a bit more nervous than others as 8 out of the 12 players made their debut for the team. 

The days leading up to the festival are always a mixture of fun, and of course some netball.   The girls won their two warmup matches against St Peter’s and Uplands and enjoyed a day at Gold Reef City, some learning the lesson that it’s not great playing netball in wet shoes. 

The Festival started on Thursday, and after a nervous start, the girls managed to win their first game.
The girls then went on to win 6 out of their 7 pool matches and went into the Championship Section of the Festival.

At the end of 4 days and 13 matches, the team were placed 5th out of 32 teams - a great achievement for such a young team. 

We would like to thank all the parent for their support, from hosting the girls, shouting from the side of the court and giving them that little extra love when they were mentally and physically exhausted but still had to go and play again.  The girls would not have been able to achieve such a great result without you and your support for the girls and coaching staff is greatly appreciated!

Report submitted by Michelle Segal – First Team Netball Coach

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Junior and Senior School Holiday Sports Results

Luzaan de Wit participated at the SA Athletics Junior Championships in Paarl, finishing 4th in the 800m final.

Luzaan also participated in the SA Seniors Championships in Germiston, where she was one of two school girls to reach the 800m finals.

Paige Mackenzie participated at the SA High School National Champs in Port Elizabeth.  She finished 7th in the 800m final and 6th in the 1500m final.

Georgia Dungan participated in the SA Track Champs and finished with 6 bronze medals.

Diya Singh competed in the Triple P Showjumping event during the holidays.  She was placed 3rd in the speed class and 3rd in the 1.15m Championship Class on her horse Phoenix Cezanne.  Diya is currently ranked No. 3 in KZN and No. 9 in South Africa.  

The following girls attained these results at the District Qualifiers 
Tayla Carroll - Gold medal
Zoƫ Janas - Gold medal
Lonathemba Tsinde - Gold medal
Leletle Chitja - Gold medal
Veya Pillay - Bronze medal
Congratulations to the following girls who have been selected for the uMgungundlovu Hockey Teams:
U18  -  Jessica Behrens, Jillian Ellis, Katherine Elmer-English, Brogan Mitchell-Innes
U16  -  Samantha Brandis, Tandokazi Mahlanza, Mieka Mohaud, Zahra Mohaud
U14  -  Olivia Elliot, Tamzin Gace, Erin Hill, Jolie le Sueur, Jessica Longmore, 
            Darelle Petersen (not pictured)


Life Saving
Megan Hatton competed at the SA Life Saving Championships in Port Elizabeth during the holidays.  She was placed 6th in the Iron Nipper, 7th in run-swim-run, 7th in the swim and 10th in the Mali Board Race.


Congratulations to the girls who have been selected for uMgungundlovu District Neball Teams:

Mia van der Westhuizen (U16), Alexandra Hugo (U14), Olivia Morrish (U17), Savannah Lotze (U18), Julie Trodd (U17) and Jamie Rowe (U16)

St Andrew's Netball Festival
TWC 1st Team finished 5th out of 32 teams at the St Andrew’s Netball Festival during the holidays.

Results from the SA National Level 3 Gala 
Charlize du Plessis, Jordan Zwart, Keira Naidoo, Rachel Irvine made up the relay team that won gold for the level 3 Gala Medley relay


Charlize du Plessis – 50m breaststroke – silver medal
Jordan Zwart – 2 x freestyle relays – silver medals, 50m and 100m butterfly – gold medals
Keira Naidoo – 2 x relay races – 2 silver medals
Rachel Irvine – 50m, 100m and 200m Backstroke – gold medals, 200m freestyle – silver medal, 100m freestyle – bronze medal

Results from the KZN Trials
Keira Naidoo – 200m freestyle – silver medal, 400m freestyle – gold medal
Rachel Irvine – 50m backstroke – silver medal, 100m backstroke – bronze medal
 Results from KZN Swimming Champs held on 14 April
Girls U15 200m IM – Erin McCann – 1st
Girls U14 50m Backstroke – Jess Longmore 3rd, Kimberley Lewis 4th, Emmanuella Ambrosio 8th
Girls U14 200m Breaststroke – Cara Ralfe 2nd
Girls U16 200m Breaststroke – Chelsea Walden 2nd
Girls U14 50m Butterfly – Emmanuella Ambrosio 12th
Girls U15 50m Butterfly – Kelly Zwart 1st
Girls U14 200m Backstroke – Kimberley Lewis 7th
Girls U14 50m Freestyle – Emmanuella Ambrosio 6th
Girls U14 100m Breaststroke – Cara Ralfe 2nd
Girls U18 100m Breaststroke – Emma Huxtable 1st
Girls U15 200m Butterfly – Kelly Zwart 1st
Girls U14 100m Backstroke – Jess Longmore 4th, Kimberley Lewis 10th
Girls U15 100m Backstroke – Erin McCann 2nd
Girls U14 50m Breaststroke – Cara Ralfe 2nd
Girls U18 50m Breaststroke – Emma Huxtable 1st
Girls U16 50m Breaststroke – Chelsea Walden 1st
Girls U15 100m Freestyle – Erin McCann 1st
Girls U15 100m Butterfly – Kelly Zwart 1st
Girls U15 400m Freestyle – Erin McCann 1st

Results from SA Junior Nationals
Kelly Zwart  -  U15 200m Butterfly - 3rd, U15 100m Butterfly - 10th, U15 50m Butterfly - 11th
 Erin McCann also participated and is lying 9th in SA in the U15 girls 200m breaststroke

Results from SA Senior Nationals
Emma Huxtable -  Women’s 50m breaststroke  -  2nd in the Youth Division
Congratulations to Teagan Kroukamp, Ziyaan Dhoda, Vania Manchev, Isabella Uys, Kirsten Johnson, Emily Starmer and Aston Marais on their selection to Midlands Tennis Teams.

Friday, 26 April 2019

Out of the Hat - News from the Lady Principal

Welcome to the start of Term 2. Hopefully the girls had a relaxing holiday and are ready for another busy term. Holiday activities included hockey and netball festivals, swimming championships, community outreach in Geluksberg and a horse trail through Lesotho. Sports results will follow in the Hat Chat blog in due course.

Welcome to staff
We welcome Carlien Walters (Drama) and Lee-Ann Chapman (Grade 5) to the Junior School staff; and thank Frances Salisbury for teaching Aileen Metherell’s classes for two weeks while she continues her recovery from a back operation.

Diary Reminders:
Market Day1 May – we look forward to seeing you there; remember to access Quicket – click this link to buy tickets for your children to go on the rides.
Antigone7 May to 9 May – school play directed by Antony Lovell
Wednesday 8 May – Election Day - Normal school day
Funk performances – 17 May to 22 May

Campus Access by vehicle (as per my letter at the end of Term 1)
With the increase in the number of parents driving into the school to drop off their daughters in the morning, concerns have been raised about pupil safety, especially the safety of the Junior School girls. In light of this, parents will no longer be allowed to drive into the school in the mornings. Girls need to be dropped in the parking areas outside school and walk in.

Boarder Parents will be allowed to drive in on a Monday morning and Friday afternoon to drop and fetch boarders, provided you have the necessary car sticker displayed.

I hope everyone enjoys a happy and productive term.

Sue Tasker
Lady Principal

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Junior School Art Gallery - Term 1

The art in the Junior School never ceases to delight. A small taste of the First Term's Junior School "Art Gallery".


Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Senior School Sports Results - Term 1 2019 - Final Report

Congratulations to Luzaan de Wit who won gold in the 800m Senior Women’s race at the KZN Senior Championships recently. (pictured right)

Tyla Farina competed in the Pre-Royal Show event on Sunday 24 March and was placed 1st in the Best Trot Category and 2nd in the Best School Horse Category on her horse Teal.

Congratulations to the following girls who have been selected for uMgungundlovu hockey teams:
U14 - Olivia Elliot, Tamzin Gace, Erin Hill, Jolie le Sueur, Jess Longmore, Darelle Petersen
U16 - Samantha Brandis, Tando Mahlanza, Mieka Mohaud, Zahra Mohaud
U18 - Jessica Behrens, Jillian Ellis, Katherine Elmer-English, Brogan Mitchell-Innes

Mudman – Cordwalles
Congratulations to Abigail Larsen who was the first lady home at the Cordwalles Mudman.

Congratulations to these girls who have been selected for uMgungundlovu District Netball Teams (pictured above):
U14 – Alexandra Hugo
U16 – Jamie Rowe and Mia van der Westhuizen
U17 – Olivia Morrish and Julie Trodd
U18 – Savannah Lotze

Congratulations these girls who have been selected for the uMgungundlovu Swimming Team that will participate at the KZN Swimming Championships in April (pictured above):
Emmanuella Ambrosio
Michaela Dutton
Christy Green
Emma Huxtable
Rachel Irvine (Grade 7)
Kimberley Lewis
Jessica Longmore
Erin McCann
Nomvula Mjimba
Cara Ralfe (not pictured)
Jessica Steele
Chelsea Walden
Kelly Zwart (not pictured)