Bryanston High School Newsletter 2 of 2015


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#BlueFlame Bryanston High School | Newsletter #2 of 2015 - 24 March GRADE 8 APPLICATIONS OPEN 21 APRIL 2015 To p S c h o o l i n N o r t h e r n S u b u r b s f o r F i v e Ye a r s


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D Virtue. Fidelity. Justice. ear Bryanstonians forward to many great achievements from this young man. Many of our Netball girls and Boys Hockey players have been selected to go through to the next round of District trials and we wish them well. Our School Governing Body elections have been concluded and I would like to congratulate and thank all the parents who made themselves available to stand for our governing body. We would like to thank Miss Shurlock who stood in for Mrs Lobban during her accouchement leave and we wish her well in her future career. Our first hockey boys and girls are going to Potchefstroom on a hockey development course where they will also play many matches and we wish them a successful tour. A reminder that our First Rugby Team will be going to the KwaZulu Natal Festival at Hillcrest from 22nd to 27th April 2015. We look forward to our new musical as it is something that has never been done in South Africa and by all accounts the previews look very entertaining and the cast seem to be having a lot of fun. Please support our musical which is taking place in the second term. I would like to thank all the staff, parents and learners for their continued support and let us all keep the blue flame burning! We wish all staff, learners and their parents a restful and enjoyable holiday and if you are travelling, please travel safely. School re-opens on 13th April. As we are coming to the end of another academic term and I would just like to reiterate that we have put new academic structures in place. At the end of last year we introduced the Academic Council to the Matrics but this year we have included all grades in our Academic process. The Council is a means of addressing learners who are weak in subjects and and experiencing other problems. I would like to appeal to all parents to support us in this process. We had tremendous success with this last year and we feel both the parents and the learners benefit from this process. Please make sure that if you are called to an Academic Council Meeting that you attend with your child. These meetings will be scheduled well in advance and Mr Lawrence will be in contact with you directly. I would like to remind parents again about subject choices as during these academic council meetings, it has become clear that one of the biggest issues learners are dealing with, is the incorrect choice of subject being selected. Your child can be assessed at school if you are uncertain of his or her abilities. Our summer season has come to an end and we have already started some of the winter sport programmes. I want to commend our First Team Cricket boys on having one of their best seasons in many years. Captained by Daniel Laing, they certainly were a formidable team. The Under 14A also showed huge promise even though their fixtures were cut short by the new league system. Although we have not had the best swimming season, our swimmers really worked hard this term and I would like to thank Mr Hallendorff for all his enthusiasm, dedication and time spent next to the pool. Congratulations to Rogan Shepherd who is now the fastest Under 13 boy in South Africa in the 200m Butterfly. We look J SKELTON


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Academic, Cultural and Sporting Excellence. White blazers are awarded to candidates who achieved 6 or more distinctions. Candidates have to achieve 80% or more in all subjects, with the exception of Life Orientation where they need to achieve 90% or above. Cameron Matthews received the prestigious award for achieving outstanding academic results, 8 distinctions, in the following subjects: English, Afrikaans, Maths, Business, Physical science, Life Sciences, Geography and Life orientation. A fantastic achievement, congratulations to this amazing young man. Nikheel Meghraj achieved 6 distinctions in the following subjects: AP Maths, Afrikaans, Life Sciences, Maths, Physical science and Accounting. Congratulations on these excellent results and for continuing to be such an exemplary learner. The dynamic Tamara Mushani achieved 6 distinctions in the following subjects: Afrikaans, Maths, Business studies, Life Sciences, History and CAT. Showing again why she is a President of the RCL for 2015, she continues to burn the blue flame brightly in everything she does. And finally, our talented President of the RCL Kganya Rapoo also achieved 6 distinctions in the following subjects: Afrikaans, Maths, AP maths, Business studies, Accounting and Life orientation. This young man has great dreams and his fantastic academic achievements are just the beginning to achieving them.


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H ockey Boys First Team Congratulations to the following learners who have been selected to represent Bryanston High School as the First Team for Boys Hockey in 2015. Jameel Sujee, Martin Dijkhuis, KK Madlanga, Daniel Laing, Tumelo Litlhakanyane, Kyle Neilson, Mitchel Austin, Nicholas Nel, Andiso Ndebele, Jonathan van Duyn, George Clement, Alex Hieber, Zigi Zulu, Connor Mckinnon,, as well as Tristan Carter and Modise Mokoele (who were absent on the day of the photo). Captain of the First Team is Daniel Laing along with KK Madlanga as Vice Captain. The following u/18 netball players have been selected into the Johannesburg East District team: Soso (Nangamso) Kwinana, Basetana Mampane, Sindiso Chabalala, Khumo Dingalo, Boudene Voges. Congratulations girls! Also the following ladies have been announced to play for the Bryanston High School First Team Netball for 2015: Soso Kwinana, Candace Eslick, Belami McCarter, Basetsana Mampane, Marina Savio, Khumo Dingalo, Kundai Jura, Gaelle Lonji, Sindiso Chabalala, Chantal Mjiyako and Erica Donzella. We wish you a lovely season! The team will be captained by Erica Donzella together with Vice Captain , Chantal Mjiyako. N etball The U14, U16 and 1st team netball girls participated in the Johannesburg East tournament on Saturday 14 March. The Bryanston High 1st team won all 6 of their matches (against Queens High, Midrand High, Reddam College Waterfall, The Hill High, Sandown High and Sandringham High) as a result the girls got the GOLD medal. The U16 team received the bronze medal. The Bryanston High teams were also complimented for their discipline, sportsmanship and smart dress. Well done, coaches and girls!


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C atering Congratulations to the following learners who have completed and passed their Basic 1 Catering Course. Michelle Ikjeh, Jamie Delport, Musa Ndaba, Raitkwa Kgarabyang, Audrey Hwenda, Saviola Moularhika, Tracy Ndebele, Boitumelo Raphadu, Jessica Schlebusch, Andrea Noriega Del Valle, Buhle Ndlovu, Martha Sebabi, Mokgadi Morapa, Khanya Qwesha, Nokkukhanya Sibanda, Rethabile Mofokeng, Annie Kapenda, Samantha Kalembo, Refilwe Monymoratho, Jessica Lopez and Samantha Mqwena And congratulations to the new Office Bearers for 2015 Musa Ndaba, Samantha Mqwena and Michelle Ikjeh Personal tuition, support and inspiration to help learners from Grade 8 - Grade 12 achieve their best in Science. Range of options available to suit needs, budget and timetable. Contact: Ernest Rangaka (083) 568 0756 or Colin Vincent (072) 946 7735 Bryanston & Rosebank XL@Science E questrian The first Jo’burg Metro (previously Gauteng Central) qualifier was held on 22 February. Katarina Gardiner (Grade 9) competed in the two 80cm show-jumping classes on Chella Rae and received a 5th place (Speed) and 9th place (Competition) for their efforts. She also competed in the 90cm showjumping classes on Fire Dash and received an 8th place in the Competition class. Decadent dining & boutique confectionery at Shop 8 Rivonia Village Shopping Cntr Rivonia Boulevard, off 9th Ave Donnae (011) 234 4437(079) 507 9469 Fax (011) 234 4439 A ny s p ec ia l is ed/ no v e lt y birthday cakes ordered and paid in full will receive a 25% discount. (T’s and C’s apply) Bring this newsletter to qualify for t1he discount. INDULGE


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R ugby Rugby season has begun , here are the names of the young men who will be representing Bryanston High School as “The Whites” First Team Rugby players for 2015. Brandon van Heerden, Daniel Steyn, O’Neil Naidoo, Michael Mardsden, Matthew Hillebrand, Joseph Ncube, Simphiwe Madlala, Lukhanyo Zimela, Chris de Witt, Sisa Tokwe, Daniel Kvalsvig, Martim Castro Amero, Khanya Tutani, Russell Pienaar and Tristan Botha. Captain: Daniel Kvalsvig and Vice Captain: Chris de Witt C ross Triathlon World Champs Bryanston High School learner Michael Ferreira has qualified for the South African team to race in the Cross Triathlon World Champs to be held in Italy in September 2015. B lue Flame Award Congratulations to Philip Zurn who has been awarded the first Blue Flame award for 2015. The Grade 8 has been recognized for his helpfulness and organization - particularly in Cricket. Well done! #BlueFlame 2015 Term 1


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G irls Hockey Results from the Girls Hockey League matches against Randpark High School that took place on Tuesday 17 March. 1st Team 1-0 Won 2nd Team 0-1 Lost U/16A Team 0-2 Lost U/15A Team 2-1 Won U/14A Team 0-0 Drew Our congratulations go to the 28 girls who have participated in the 2015 open league season. The top 12 girls managed to come second in their league and we were very proud of them for beating both Randpark A/B and Assumption Convent A/B both of whom beat them last season. Inter House tennis was held on Wednesday 11th March amidst a great deal of competitiveness and fun and the results were as follows; 4th Apollo, 3rd Neptune, 2nd Mercury and 1st Jupiter. The school championships were held on Wednesday 18th March and all 28 team players participated in great spirit. Congratulations to the following girls for reaching the semi-finals; Jessica Schlebusch, Madison Ramsay, Khanyi Nkulu and Blaire Jorgensen. Our school runner up was Blaire Jorgensen and congratulations to the new 2015 school Champion Jessica Schlebusch. Teacher In Charge - Bev Weir I nter - house Tennis O pen Day The Bryanston High School annual Open Day was held on 25 February. Thanks to all of the families that came and enjoyed the tour of our school , we hope to see you soon in Grade 8. Special thanks to all of the staff and Bryanston High School learners and parents who put so much effort in to show off our true blue spirit.


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S quash Congratulations to the following learners who have been named as the First Team for Squash. Alex Tyler Nqaba Sibiya Tyler Van De Berg Andreena Smith A thletics A number of our athletes did exceptionally well at the Provincial Athletics meeting over the weekend of 14 March. Well done, Asha, Kayla, Luke and Blessing. D rienteering rama Simone de Vos and Janice Phiri are the drama captains for 2015. Congratulations ladies! O #TrueBlue BHS's top 4 orienteers were invited to a training camp at Bushtrails over the weekend of 13-15 March. Together with scholars from many other schools, they learnt tricks and techniques from 7 of SA's top orienteers and coaches. The weekend ended with participation in a Club race at Woodlands Office park, in which BHS learners Gareth and Ian Edwards took 1st and 2nd place respectively in the school's division. Central Gauteng Orienteering League finals at Kloofendal Top 3 from Bryanston High School: Paula Molefe (Junior Girls) Ian Edwards (Senior Boys) Gareth Edwards (Senior Boys)


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P ublic Speaking INTER HOUSE DEBATING COMPETITION Congratulations to APOLLO who won the Inter house debating competition. Neptune was the runner-up. Third place went to Jupiter and Mercury. The Apollo team comprised Zihle Makhetha, Musa Ndaba, Tamara Mushani and Songabelo Mulenga SACEE LEAGUE DEBATING Congratulations to our senior debating team who were most successful in the first rounds of the year. They won two out of the three debates. Musa Ndaba and Annemarie Els were named BEST SPEAKERS and we also won two of the floor debates. SENIOR TEAM : Annemarie Els, Tamara Mushani, Musa Ndaba, Sara Lagardien, Sheoree Suklal. A special thanks go to Ms Shurlock for all her input into debating this term and her extremely helpful coaching. PUBLIC SPEAKING COMPETITION Our Public speakers have done extremely well this year. Most teams were awarded A symbols, with the Grade 9 Team receiving an A+. The Grade 9 team: Melody Pakathi, Milani Kwinana, Andrea Noriega De Valle, Riya Naidoo. Grade 10 Team: Musa Ndaba, Fadzai Manyeza, Kundai Jura, Ian Edwards Grade 11 team: Sasha Karlin, Sheoree Suklal, Sara Lagardien, Zahlee Eloff Grade 12 Team: Soso Kwinana, Tsz-yin Chen, Liso Yanta, Ariya Laklang Grade 8 Team: Rethabile Mofokeng, Songobele Mulenga, Judith Ikeh, Thoriso Makola A special mention goes to Katharine Pike who was the school’s Individual Trophy Speaker and she did extremely well. M atric Results 2014 After completion of examination re-marks, we would like to congratulate two of our pupils who have now achieved six distinctions. Well done! Chelsea Alexander and Tanaka Mutangadura


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T hank you Bryanston High School would like to say a special thank you to one of our Grade 12 parents who so generously donated a large amount of brand new school shoes, office stationary and scientific calculators. The parents wish to remain anonymous at this time, but please know that all of us at Bryanston High School are so grateful for your very kind donation. S chool Governing Body A new SGB has been duly elected. Thank you to all of our parents that have volunteered to dedicate themselves to continue making Bryanston High School the Top School in the Northern Suburbs. Also, special thanks to all of those who organised the elections! PARENTS Dave Denton, Liz Edwards, Rob Dijkhuis, Aidan Hillebrand, Gavin Kennedy, Chris Wilken, Chris Wrathall, Janine van Duyn, Liza Williams EDUCATORS Audrey Hughes, Michelle Standl MEMBER OF STAFF Diane Peacock LEARNERS Tamara Mushani, Kganya Rapoo CO-OPTED MEMBERS John Skelton, Jerome Lawrence, Andy Crighton, Bev Weir and Sandy de Villiers. R ugga Kids Mini Tournament Bryanston High School hosted the Rugga Kids Mini Tournament on Saturday 14 March. It was lovely to see our fields full of young rugby stars and their families.


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E rin McCardle Has been awarded a National Scroll for representing the South African Protea Team in the World Traditional Wushu Championship in Japan. Congratulations Erin! R ogan Shepherd Rogan Shepherd recently competed in the SA Level 3 National Age Group Swimming Championships. During the competition Rogan received personal best times in all of his strokes but, most importantly, won the title of fastest 13 year old in the 200m Butterfly and the 4th fastest 13 year old in the Country on the 100m Butterfly. A massive congratulations to Rogan on this achievement! Ms Karczmarczyk and the Netball Second Team would like to thank Murphy’s Law Restaurant, Northriding for sponsoring their new uniforms. The team will soon be on the courts in their sponsored kit and we wish them the very best for the netball season. N etball Second Team M aths Olympiad Congratulations to the following learners who have made it through to the Second Round Qualifiers for the Maths Olympiad. Grade 8: Bie, Baird, Yoko, Ogden, Hayman and Venter. Grade 9: Perumal, Denton, Zhao, van Duyn and Tyson. Grade 10: Edwards and Edwards Grade 11: Naiker, Devalogan, Nuckcheddy, van Duyn, Thomson, Denton and Beja. Grade 12: Wang, Meghraj, de Wit, Pang, Nathoo and Salgado. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FIFTY FIRST ROUND PARTICIPANTS . WELL DONE. 50 learners sat down to the Maths Olympiad on the 12th March. All the learners have a keen mathematical ability and are happy to think out of the box. The challenge and the difficulty that may be conquered has produced an amazing set of results.


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S ound and Lighting Congratulations to Vice captain of the Sound & Lighting team Simphiwe Madlala and the Captain is Kundai Jura. B M ackstage Congratulations to Callum Kennedy on being made the Stage Manager for major productions. idmar Mile Well done to all of our swimmers who participated in this year’s Midmar Mile. TO AND FROM BRYANSTON for Bryanston ext3, Ferndale, Randburg and surrounding areas, at the most reasonable prices. Call Regina (082) 210 4015 (011) 462 2577 KIDS TRANSPORT that meets at the BHS courts every Saturday afternoon is looking for new members and it would be wonderful if some of the school parents could join us.We have occasional social events and always play doubles and the tennis is informal, great fun and quite competitive. Jim Godfrey (011) 706 4316 THE TENNIS CLUB


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Thank you to Hatfield VW Bryanston who sponsor our Learner Driver car.


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M ajor Production Some feedback from our major production for 2015 from Mrs Turvey The show is going well. A talented and dedicated cast always make it flow. It’s a smaller cast than last year and they are working well together and bonding beautifully. Our Captain, Janice Phiri and Vice Captain, Simone de Vos, are leading by great example. We are looking forward to an AMAZING ‘Our House”! To advertise in the #BlueFlame please visit



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