Monday, 22 July 2019

Junior and Senior School Holiday Sports Results

Sarah Ryan competed in a number of races during the holidays.  She was the 1st Junior lady in the Gooderson Drak Gardens 45km, 2nd Junior lady in the Karkloof 60km and 3rd in the KZN XCO Champs.
Charlize du Plessis participated in the KZN inter-branch horse show and received a gold medal for best in parade, a second place rosettes for 50cm show jumping and quadrille and a third place rosette for 60cm equitation.

Cara Ralfe and Kelly Zwart travelled with the Seals Squad to Fort Lauderdale in the USA to attend a 3 week training camp and participated in 2 individual Galas in Florida.

Both the girls swam very well with the Seals Club winning the overall trophy for the “Best Club” accumulating the most points at the gala and Kelly won the girls u15/16 200m butterfly and came second in the 100m and 50m butterfly events.

Kelly and Cara have also both qualified for the SA Short Course in August and SA Junior Nationals in March next year.

Charlize du Plessis participated in the Prestige Gala from the 24 – 29 June and obtained the following results:-

50m breaststroke – bronze medal
100m breaststroke – bronze medal
200m medley relay team where she swam breaststroke – gold medal
She made the finals for breaststroke 50m and 100m and 100m freestyle finishing 6th overall

Friday, 19 July 2019

The Junior School has had a busy start to the term!

Out of the Hat - News from the Lady Principal

Welcome back to the start of Term 3 and a special welcome to families who are new to the school. We also welcome Alexis Hylton as the Junior School Librarian, Mandy Watson as the Admissions Secretary and Larah Binedell as the Grade 11 Housemother. Jackie Grové will join TWC as the Marketer on 1 August.

While many of us were relaxing during the holiday, there were several girls and staff involved in inter-provincial activities as well as girls on a Sports Interest tour to the UK. From all accounts, the girls really enjoyed the tour, and they managed to get some good TV coverage for the school during the SA vs Australia cricket match!
The Grade 11s are on their leadership camp at Nyala Pans and the Grade 10s will continue their preparation for their Formal Dance in August. The Grade 12 girls, in their various committees, have organised a Variety Show which will take place next Thursday evening and they would certainly appreciate your support.
The building of the new pool stands is coming along according to plan, and I apologise for any inconvenience caused.
One of my great pleasures of the July holiday, and it has been since I was in Junior School, is watching Wimbledon. I was away for the first week of the tournament, but in the second week, I settled in each afternoon ready to cheer on my favourite players. I have full control of the TV remote, so I was able to switch between the tennis and the World Cup Cricket. Last Sunday was exhausting owing to the tension and excitement created by both sports, with a tie break to decide the Wimbledon Men’s Champion and a super over to decide the winner of the cricket. There are many life lessons we can learn from sport, either by participating in it or by watching it. To mention just a few - we can learn about the importance of hard work and dedication if we want to do well; how to cope with winning and losing; the importance of teamwork and working towards a common goal and the need to trust and rely on others. There are many inspirational stories that arise from sport and hopefully the South African Netball Team can do us proud in the World Cup currently taking place in England.
I am looking forward to a productive term and hope girls make the most of the opportunities provided.

Sue Tasker
Lady Principal

Monday, 17 June 2019

TWC Senior School 1st Team Netball Side wins league!

Congratulations to our Netball players!
 (pictured are 1st & 2nd Team, U16 A, U15 A & B)

The TWC Senior School Netball teams have had an incredible season with the 1st Team defending their league title. The 1st team last lost a league match in 2017!

This is no small feat, as the 1st Team lost five of their starting seven players from 2018 and it was always going to be a challenge for them to defend their league title.

The U15 A & B and U16 A teams have also only lost one match this season each and our 2nd Team have won all their matches.

Senior School Sports results – Term 2 - Week 8

Cross Country
Senior Girls Team – placed 1st in the league

Senior Girls Individual Overall Placings for the season:
1st Paige Mackenzie
4th Luzaan de Wit
8th Jessica Behrens
13th Abigail Larsen
17th Kerstin Packham
19th Megan Carter

Junior Girls Individual Overall Pacings for the season:
9th Emmanuella Ambrosio

vs St Anne’s
1st Team 20 – 19  Won
2nd Team  20 – 11  Won
U16 A  14 – 16  Lost
U16 B  2 – 10  Lost
U15 A  15 – 9  Won
U15 B  5 – 1  Won
U15 C  5 – 5  Drew
U14 A  8 – 11  Lost
U14 B  2 – 7  Lost

U14 Independent Schools Netball Festival – 8 June – St Mary’s Kloof
The TWC U14 A Netball side took part in the Festival and achieved these great results:
vs St Mary’s U14 A  8 – 7  Won
vs Epworth U14 A  12 – 5  Won
vs St Mary’s U14 B  12 – 3  Won
vs St John’s U14 A  22 – 6  Won
vs DGC U14  4 – 23  Lost
vs St Anne’s U14  3 – 12  Lost

Friday, 14 June 2019

TWC wins Pietermaritzburg Inter-Schools Cross Country League

Congratulations to the Senior School's Cross Country Senior Team for winning this year’s Pietermaritzburg Inter-schools league.

 Jessica Behrens, Luzaan de Wit, Paige Mackenzie, Kerstin Packham, Abigail Larsen

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Latest Junior School Sporting Achievements

Congratulations to Topeka Koning, Palesa Parkies, Elethu Soqashe, Leletle Chitja, Tayla Carroll, Zoë Janas, Veya Pillay, Kate Nel and Savannah Graham who have been selected to represent KZN at the Inter Provincial Artistic Gymnastics Central Zone Festival for Levels 1 – 3

Congratulations to Grace Wardlaw, Kari Aadnesgaard, Amy Erasmus, Erin Butler (non travelling reserve), Alexandra Uys, Lucy Mackenzie, Keya Mudaliar, Tasiana Nicholson, Erynne Marais, Emily Bernhard who have been chosen to represent various KZN Inland Hockey Teams.

Congratulations to the Junior School Open A Netball Team who won the Netball Section at the Gert Maritz Sports Day for the 3rd year in a row.

Roxanne Thompson, Azaria Pillay, Lungelo Sibiya, Londiwe Ngwenya, Zoé Panczyk, Daeun Seong, and Anelisa Zikode