Bryanston High School Newsletter 3 of 2015


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#BlueFlame Bryanston High School | Newsletter #3 of 2015 - 12 May SPORTING EXCELLENCE 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 Where Tradition and Innovation Meet. ear Bryanstonians thanks to the cast and the staff involved for their late nights and weekends of rehearsals. Parents please attend a performance and support our cast as this production showcases the varied talents of Bryanston High School learners. We would like to welcome Miss Reid onto our staff. Miss Reid is an ex pupil and we wish her every success for this year. Congratulations to Miss Cook and Miss Tarlton on their recent marriages. Miss Cook is now Mrs Hardie and Miss Tarlton is Mrs Butterick. We wish all our learners well for the upcoming June exams and remember that these exams are very important and count significantly towards your final year mark. J Skelton I am happy to report that the Academic Council which was introduced at the end of the last year has yielded some amazing results. Some learners have improved their marks by 20%. We would like to encourage all learners and parents who are part of the Academic Council to keep up the hard work and ensure that they attend all Academic Council sessions. Our winter sports season is almost at the end and we have hosted some successful Derby Days. I would particularly like to congratulate the First Rugby Team for their spectacular match against Northcliff. Although we narrowly lost, the fighting spirit and camaraderie shown by the boys was an inspiration to all who watched this game. I would like to encourage all parents and their families to try to attend our last two Derby Days against Edenglen and Edenvale. Your support will be much appreciated. We are looking forward to our musical “Our House” which is starting on 19th May. A special THE TENNIS CLUB 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


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Discover your potential. This year Bryanston High School will, for the first time in South Africa, present an amateur production of "Our House", the theatrical genius of director Tim Firth set to the music of popular eighties band Madness. The learners and production team at Bryanston High School have been preparing rigorously to bring this production to life.


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U 12 May 13 May 14 May 15-17 May 18 May 19 May 19-22 May 20 May 21 May 23 May 25 May 26 May 27 May 28 May 30 May pcoming Events May 2015 Second Term at Bryanston High School is packed full of exciting events. Make sure you diarise these dates so that you don’t miss out on any of the action. G Netball vs Northcliff Hockey vs Northcliff Talk by Lions Rugby Team Captain Warren Whiteley and Future Life Boys Hockey vs Rand Park Rugby vs De la Salle Netball vs Bekker Boys Hockey Aitken/Boden Cross Country SGB Meeting Hockey vs Brescia Major Production (tickets email Accounting Olympiad Boys Hockey vs Jeppe Netball vs Rand Park World Knowledge Olympiad Cheerleading Rugby vs Edenvale Cross Country Early close Bryanston’s Got Talent (Ms Pizzaz/Ms Bryanston/Mr Bryanston pageant) Girls Hockey Dinner Boys Hockey vs Maragon Interhouse Athletics Hockey vs Kingsmead Netball vs KHS Rugby Dinner Cheerleading irls Hockey On the weekend of 9/10 May the U14 hockey girls played at the Roedean Tournament. On Saturday 09 May the team drew 0-0 with St Stithians and St Dominic's and 1-1 with Kingsmead. They also beat Boksburg 1-0. Their coach is proud to announce that they are playing Above right: The U14 hockey girls team showing off their tops that were signed by the national hockey team.


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P aarlauf Monday 20 April teams gathered on the fields at Bryanston High School for the annual Paarlauf race. Learners from sixteen schools in and around Johannesburg competed, making this year’s race the most exciting one to date. Team Bryanston put in a tremendous effort in both the junior and senior races. Congratulations to the Senior Boys team from Bryanston High School for coming fifth this year and to the Senior Girls team for placing in the top ten in their race. W arrior Race Mr Hallendorf and four Bryanston High School learners represented Team Bryanston at the Warrior Race on Sunday 03 May. Their times were as follows: Mr Hallendorff - Black Ops (16km, 30 obstacles) in 2h38m03s finishing 4th in his age category Gareth Edwards - Commando race (10km 22 obstacles) in 1h02m26s finishing 2nd U18 Josh Potgieter - Commando race (10km 22 obstacles) in 1h33m13s finishing 16th U18 Tristan Hayman - Rookie race (5km, 16 obstacles) in 42m30s finishing 4th in U18 Ian Edwards - Rookie race (5km, 16 obstacles) in 45m28s finishing 5th in U18


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C Squash olours Awards A number of learners have excelled in their fields of sports and as a result have been awarded colours in recognition of their achievements. Congratulations to the following learners: Netball team colours are awarded to following players who have represented Bryanston High School in 5 first team matches: Erica Donzella, Chantal Mjiyako, Nangamso Kwinana, Gaelle Lonji, Marina Savio, Basetsana Mampane, Sindiso Chabalala, Khumo Dingalo, Kundai Jura, Belami McCarter and Candace Eslick. Half Colours have been awarded to Alex Warren and Nqaba Sibiya Team Colours have been achieved by Alex Warren, Nqaba Sibiya, Tyler van de Berg, Andreena Smith and Kerry Fitzpatrick. Swimming Full Colours have been awarded to Keri-Lee Carstens, Marina Savio, Jonathan van Duyn and Michael Ferreira. Junior colours have been awarded to Rogan Shepherd, Kim van Duyn, Tieman Clifford, Tristan Hayman and Yasmine Bie.


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D F ebating Congratulations to our United Nations Debating Team who, representing the Democratic Republic of Congo on the issue of Child slavery, were placed 2nd out of 22 delegations! Annemarie Els was also named the best speaker overall. We are very proud of you! 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 irst Aid Well done to the following learners who completed the level 2 in First Aid. H Alexandra Vernon Anresa Naicker Caitlin Bell Erin Berry James Mathieson Karabo Kgwale Katelyne Ismail Milani Kwinina Rethabile Mofokeng Riya Naidoo Samantha Kalemba Zoe Koch 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 ockey Umpiring Maths tuition in your home by a quality, experienced tutor. Develop confidence and mathematical ability to improve marks quickly. Call to find out more. R230/hour Nic Galatis (083) 642 5731 Well done to the learners who completed the level 0 in Hockey Umpiring. Alice Antill, Andreena Smith, Blaire Jorgensen, Daniela Wilken, Jameel Sujee, Jordan Potgieter, Kathryn Pike, Kayla Smith, Khomotso Makgabutlane, Kyle Neilson, Nikita McMurdo, Revasha Ramdhav, Schae Loppnow, Scherodene Devalogan, Skye O’Neill, Tamaryn Bronner and Tristan Carter. TUITION


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C arnival Day On the last day of term 1 the quad at Bryanston High School came to life with music, food and displays from around the world as the LIA and Grade 8 classes of 2015 hosted Carnival Day. The USA stand satisfied everyone’s fast food cravings with burgers from Burger King. A real cultural feast was enjoyed by all with cuisine from Italy, South Africa, Mexico , China and India. Each stand can be proud of the displays they created and it was fun to watch our learners develop their own style and technique of selling. C atering Committee The catering committee would like to welcome its newest members. Rethabile Mofokeng, Musa Ndaba, Samantha Mqwen and Audrey Hwenda. Thank you ladies for making our events so professional!


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N etball: District Team Selections The following Netball Girls have been selected to join the Johannesburg East District Team. What a wonderful achievement! U16 Candace Eslick Kundai Jura U15 Tracey Musema U14 Sisanda Mbangula The following netball girls have been selected into the Regional team and are eligible for provincial selection: U18 Soso Kwinana Khumo Dingalo H D ockey Girls: District Team Selection Well done to the following learners who have made the district team for hockey. D9 U/14 Rochelle Scholtz Yasmine Bie D9 U/16 Caitlin Bell Ethal Mashapo Milani Kwinana D9 U/18 Blaire Jorgensen Jordynne Peach Kath Pike Nikita McMurdo ebutants and Squires Family Breakfast Join the Debs and Squires for a morning of delicious cuisine at the ‘Taste the World’ family breakfast taking place on 5 September 2015. For bookings and more information please contact one of the following Vanessa Ghorbany on Sue Denton on Julia Dijkhuis on Jennie de Beer on


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U ladies! nder 15 Netball Team Congratulations to the following learners who have been chosen to represent Bryanston High School as the U15 Netball team for 2015. Keep up the good work G R Left to right: Savannah Nash, Tracey Musema, Michael Stolz, Hlumelo Njokweni, Asha M’nyampara, Kelly Cousins, Khanyisa Baloyi, Tracey Mtunzi, Kim van Duyn, Melissa Moselane, Gigi Merafe, Dorothy Maluleke and Owami Khoza. lee Club Congratulations to the GLEE singers who achieved three “2’s” at the Eisteddfod. They have also been invited to sing at IR Griffith Primary School. Well done! ugby News The Bryanston Rugby Union would like to congratulate 3 of its First Team members as well as an U16 player who have been selected to go forward to trials. The First Team must also be congratulated for their outstanding wins recently, they beat Hyde Park High 45—21 and achieved an incredible score line of 60-7 against Edenglen High.


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K B ZN Rugby Festival A big congratulations to the First Team for winning their matches against Kingsway 12-5 and Durban North College 21-5 during the tour to the KZN Rugby Festival this year. Awesome wins boys! oys Squash The following learners have been selected to represent Bryanston High School as the U19 Boys Squash Team for 2015. Congratulations! First Team Ian Edwards Daniel Laing (Captain) Lebo Ramphomane (Vice Captain) Michael Alves Second Team Luke Hynes Keagan Hayman Nick Garbers Triston Pillay H Well done to the Squash Boys for their successes this season so far. Here are some of their outstanding results. U14 and U15 teams beat Greenside High School U15 and U16 teams beat Northcliff High School Second team won their match against KES ockey Boys Results The Hockey Boys have had a great start to the season with some wonderful results. Here are some of the highlights to date… BHS vs Randpark 1st Team won 2-0 2nd Team drew 1-1 U15 won 2-0 U14 won 2-0 BHS vs Waterstone 1st Team won 3-0 U15 won 4-0 and U14 won 3-0 BHS vs Parktown 1st Team won 3-2 BHS vs Monument 1st Team won 3-2 U14 won 1-0 Six of the hockey boys have made it through to the third round of trials. All the best to you!


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U 15 Rugby Boys Congratulations to the U15 Rugby Boys who played CBC Bulawayo at the Grootvlei Rugby Academy and won 45-5. G M olden Lions Rugby Trials A very big congratulations to Sisa Tokwe for being selected to go on to the second round of the Golden Lions Trials! artin Dijkhuis Martin Dijkhuis has been awarded a National Representation Scroll for his achievements in Tennis.


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C March. heerleading Well done to our cheerleaders who placed first on Saturday 21 A special congratulations to Miss Davidson and team South Africa for placing 7th in the CoEd Elite division at the World Cheerleading Competition in Orlando, Florida, USA. The current Protea team boasts several Bryanston High past pupils (Megan Davidson, Lara Janse Van Rensburg, Bryan Du Rand, Tony Mack, Justin Baxter and Michael Louw) and of course one of our staff members, Miss Davidson S wimming Prestige Meeting Congratulations to the following learners who competed at Prestige and received such fantastic results. Brilliantly done swimmers! Keep up the great work. Rogan Shepherd placed 2nd in one race and 1st in two of his other races Jonathan van Duyn who placed 4th Yasmine Bell who placed 2nd in her race


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


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N C etball Highlights FOCUSED LANGUAGE LEARNING Results speak louder than words: one-on-one Afrikaans teaching grades 8 - 12 Jan Reinecke BA(Wits) BAHons (Unisa) TTHD(JCE)(PR. 1132648) (079) 513 3951 (011) 781 6141 The U16 Netball Team is to be congratulated for their efforts against Roedean, the Bryanston High School team beat Roedean this year The First Team also showed outstanding sportsmanship in their match against Hyde Park High when they beat them 24-10. Congratulations to Chantal Mjiyako from Bryanston High School for being chosen as player of the match. harity Drive We appeal to you to join our charity drive this winter. We are currently collecting blankets and nonperishable food items. Please bring any donations you may want to generously give to Mrs Mackrory or Daniela Wilkin in Matric. Thank you! #TrueBlue U 14 Hockey Boys Celebrating their wins and also showing what it means to have Bryanston spirit in their sportsmanship. What’s winning if it isn't fun? To advertise in the #BlueFlame please visit



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