Bryanston High School Newsletter 4 of 2015


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#BlueFlame Bryanston High School | Newsletter #4 of 2015 - 22 June BRYANSTON TRADITION BURNS BLUE WITH PRIDE 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 Discover your potential. ear Bryanstonians A reminder to Grade 9 parents that in the third term there will be a Subject Choice evening for learners to choose subjects for their grade 10 year. Parents should study their children’s June reports very carefully in order to assist them in making the right decisions for Grade 10 subjects. We would like to congratulate Ms Thorpe on her recent marriage! She is now known as Mrs Ripley-Evans. And congratulations to Mr Eugene Dippenaar of our Music School on his recent marriage. We wish our cheerleaders all the best for the Nationals Competition in Bloemfontein in the July vacation. Cheerleading has traditionally been one of our stronger extra-mural activities and I am sure that they will do us all proud again. Best wishes to our educators who are currently studying for their upcoming exams. I am sure that they will use these holidays to prepare for their exams. May you have an enjoyable and restful vacation and if you are travelling, a safe return trip. School re-opens on 20th July 2015. J Skelton We are coming to the end of our June exams and we look forward to good results from all our learners. A reminder that reports this term will be handed out to the learners on the last day of school, Friday 26th June. Our musical this year was a tremendous success although one night was spoilt by the inevitable load shedding. “Our House” was very different and I would like to congratulate Mrs Cook for having the courage to take on something that has never before been done in South Africa. A big thank you also to Mrs Turvey, Miss A Smith, Mrs Buttrick and Mr Malabana for all their time spent on weekends on preparing the show. A big ‘thank you’ also to all our outside coaches, band members and, especially, the cast. Our winter sports season, in general, showed a big improvement over the results of last year and we look forward to this improving steadily as participation grows. I particularly want to congratulate our First Team Boys Hockey for a superb season and for being true ambassadors of the True Blue Flame! I must remind parents that your involvement in our extra-curricular activities is of utmost importance and we would like to encourage you to come and support your child. A reminder that the third term is our official Athletics season and with the current strong junior group that we have, we hope to move up a league at the Inter-High this year. There is a scheduled holiday programme for the athletes and we encourage the athletes to follow this programme in order for us to have a successful season. Bryanston High School will be hosting two British schools that are coming to South Africa on a rugby tour. We need assistance from the parents of children in various sports codes to host the players for two nights during their stay. If you are able to assist please contact Mr van der Merwe at the school. 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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Blue Flame Award Congratulations to Menashe Rossouw, who has been nominated for the Blue Flame Award. He was injured while playing rugby for the U15 team, but has remained as an enthusiastic supporter of the boys, full of encouragement and spirit. Despite this injury, he also managed to perform brilliantly in the Major Production, overcoming its arduous practice schedule and the hectic demands on his time.


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O utstanding Sportsmanship The following learners have excelled on the hockey field and deserve a massive congratulations for their efforts and commitment. Congratulations to the hockey boys listed below who received their 50th cap on Sunday 17 May: Daniel Laing, KK Madlanga, Mitchel Austin, Andiso Ndebele, Zigi Zulu, Jonathan van Duyn, Kyle Neilson, Tumelo Litlhakanyane, Modise Mokoele and George Clement And also to hockey girl Schae Loppnow for receiving her 50th cap for the hockey team. What an excellent achievement! P rovincial Scroll KK Madlanga is commended for being awarded a provincial scroll for his achievements on the hockey field that extend beyond Team Bryanston. Well done KK! We are extremely proud of you. E questrian Team 2015 Update The third Jo’burg Metro qualifier was held on the weekend of 16-17 May. Kat Gardiner (Grade 9) competed in the two 80cm show-jumping classes on Good Karma and they jumped into 4th and 5th place. Well done Kat! W inter Warmer 2015 Bryanstonians truly do have the kindest souls. It was such a heart-warming sight to see the generous donations of non-perishable food items and blankets that were made on 04 June for the annual Winter Warmer drive at Bryanston High School. We would like to thank each of the Bryanstonian families who gave so abundantly to make the chill of winter that little bit more comfortable to those who are less fortunate. The non-perishables, blankets and monetary donations were gratefully received by the charities. Thank you! D6 Communicator will be available for both PC and mobile platforms from the start of the 3rd term. It is currently available for download in a testing phase. More information and links to follow.


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C We wish our Bryanston High Cheerleading teams and their coaches all the best for Nationals in Bloemfontein. We know that you will do your best and fly that Blue Flame high. Cheerleading Nationals will be taking place on 28 June—6 July 2015. We wish Team Bryanston a safe and successful trip. Right: Br ad and Liso show off their skills. They ar e one of the couples who compete in High Partner Stunts. Below: Br yanston High School Cheer leading Squad 2015. heerleading


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S chool Lost Property Shop Have you been to the Lost Property and Second-hand Shop lately? If you haven't it is well worth a visit. Aida and Mady, our two Bryanstonian super stars who run the shop, have created a beautiful, neat space where school items can be purchased at great prices. Stock is nicely arranged into categories for easy browsing and also in good condition. Lost property is conveniently located on the school premises opposite the pool in the gym quad area. Operating hours are weekday mor nings as follows: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 07h00-08h00 am (Mady) Tuesday 07h00-09h00 am (Aida) B oys Hockey Dinner The Boys Hockey Teams celebrated the season with their Hockey Dinner on 26 May. Congratulations to the following players who received awards recognising their exceptional contribution to the teams throughout the season. To all the boys that participated in hockey this year, your teams are grateful for the roles you played in the season and Bryanston High School is proud to have you on our team. Senior Player of the Year and Best Skills Award: Jonathan van Duyn Junior Player of the Year: Chris Denton Commitment to Hockey: Daniel Laing Team of the Season: U15 Boys Top Goal Scorer of the Year: Modise Mokoele


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W arren Whiteley and Future Life Warren Whiteley, Lions Rugby Team Captain, visited Bryanston High School this term. Each of the Bryanston High School learners received a box of Future Life as part of the visit and had the opportunity to meet the rugby star. Learners and staff lined up to take selfies with Warren; here are some of the pictures. 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 Above: The Fir st Team Rugby Boys with War r en Whitely. Fir st Team Captain Daniel Kvalsvig together with Lions Rugby Team Captain Warren Whiteley. INDULGE 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 i a l i s ed/ no v e l t 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. C ross Country The Senior boys placed 1st in Northern Districts, being undefeated all season. Junior boys placed 3rd, Senior girls 6th and Junior girls 6th . 12 boys were selected for Inter -District. At the Gauteng Championships, Senior and Junior boys teams both placed 4th. Congratulations to Luke Schlebusch and Michael Ferreira for placing either 1st or 2nd in every race. TUITION 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


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T op Twenty: End of Term 1 2015 Congratulations to the following learners on their exceptional academic achievements in Term 1 of 2015. GRADE 8 19th 76% Kyle Pottinger, Anif a Linga 17th 77% Anjali Parbhu, Rebecca Augustine 13th 78% Phillip Zurn, Mihlali Solombela, Kalya Pombo, Mokgadi Morapa 12th 79% Anelisa Budula 11th 80% Ashley Cowling 9th 81% Priyanshu Srivastava, Rochelle Scholtz 8th 82% Mohamed Patel 4th 83% Anja Venter, Mia Tanneback, Neo Eloff, Robyn Baird 3rd 84% Amber Beekman 2nd 86% Yasmine Bie 1st 88% Natasha Yoko GRADE 9 20th 77% Anjo Piso, Nikyle Perumaul, Anresa Naicker, Sarnya Curia 16th 78% Ashish Jakkam, Chris Denton, Kim van Duyn, Tshenolo Koapeng 11th 80% John Tyson, Rosemary O’Connor, Teagen Naidoo, Vaishnavi Moodley, Caitlin Humphris 9th 81% Andrea Noriega Del Valle, Shriya Juggath 8th 82% Fatima Khan 7th 83% Kashveer Sewjalal 6th 84% Jessica Schlebusch 3rd 86% Shannon Naidoo, Milani Kwana, Brad Fulcher 2nd 87% Kailece Govender 1st 88% Beauty Butsri GRADE 10 19th 77% Darren Rondganger, Jarod Paul, Mufaro Chinyangwa 16th 78% Yumna Krodia, James Mathieson, Rutendo Nyikadzino 15th 79% Farah Gool 13th 80% Tamara Chinganya, Shannon Penny 8th 81% Caitlin Bell, Candace Eslick, Kayla Heckrath, Trishla Pathak, Dylan Visser 7th 83% Musa Ndaba 6th 84% Tamara Tesoriero 5th 85% Shrestha Arijune 3rd 86% Jenna Prinsloo, Alina Holubeva 2nd 87% Gareth Edwards 1st 91% Ian Edwards


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Top Twenty: End of Term 1 2015 GRADE 11 19th 80% Keroshan Devan, Priyantha Naicker 14th 81% Mbali Beja, Scherodene Devalogan, Zahle Eloff, Kristina Marinkovic, Rifah Nuckcheddy 11th 82% Kirthin Bedessie, Erica Donzella, Nonkululeko Mamba 10th 83% Megan Denton 7th 84% Khanya Bambo, Amy Thomson, Tyler van der Berg 4th 85% Madison Ramsay, Andreena Smith, Sheoree Suklal 2nd 86% Michael Alves, Alex Warren 1st 89% Payaal Naiker GRADE 12 20th 75% Kayla Smith, Kathryn Pike, Kevin Pang, Khanyi Nkuhlu, Zandi Mnguni, Taryn Deetleefs 18th 76% Lindsay Sefako, Robin Gast 17th 77% Neo Themane, 12th 78% Daniela Wilken, Keri-Anne Pillay, Skye O’Neill, Pawan Maharaj, Christopher De Wit 11th 80% Marina Savio 10th 81% Shayur Arijune 8th 83% Daniel Salgado, Annemarie Els 7th 84% Alyssa Paul 5th 86% Xiao Fei Wang, Kganya Rapoo 1st 87% Tamara Mushani, Nikheel Meghraj, Cameron Scott Matthews, Tsz-Yin Chen S enior Debating The Senior Debaters qualified for championships and then went on to win 4 out of 6 rounds in the SACCI League Champs. What an excellent achievement! As the winter chill creeps in, come and join the South African Guide-Dogs Association for a festival of fun at their upcoming Winter Family Fun Festival and forget all about the cold! The event will take place at the Gladys Evans Training Centre on 126 Wroxham Road in Paulshof on 28 June, from 10 am to 4 pm. Entrance costs R 20. The market will include several interesting stalls, fun activities for children and a variety of delicious food stalls to tempt the palette. There will also be arena events offering insight into the work the Association does, such as a guide-dogs demonstration, a blindfold challenge, and kennel tours. There will also be a puppy fancy dress, live entertainment, and a tea and beer garden. Other notable attractions at the market include the famous guidedogs second hand book sale, and a white elephant stall. The festival promises to have something for everyone and is sure to be a wonderful day out. Winter Family Fun Festival


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


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R ugby Dinner The Rugby Teams concluded the 2015 season with their annual dinner on 28 May 2015. Well done to all of the award winners as well as all of the rugby boys on an enjoyable season! 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 G irls Hockey Dinner FOR RENT A 2 bed and 2 bath apartment in Le Grand Bernard,Ballyclare Drive, Bryanston. Within walking distance of Bryanston High. Modern and spacious. R9500 p.m. Michael 072 243 8925 The Girls Hockey Teams Dinner was held on Wednesday 20 May 2015 at Mike’s Kitchen. Congratulations to all of the girls who walked away with awards for their commitment to their teams this season. We look forward to more exciting hockey in the future. LEARN TO FLY Ever dreamed of becoming a pilot? Contact Wits Flying Club, Gate 5 Lanseria Airport Sean: 0846182143 To advertise in the #BlueFlame please visit


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P arents and Supporters Braai All parents of learners who participate in any sports at Bryanston High School are invited to a supporters’ ‘Bring-and-Braai’ on Wednesday 2nd September Please note that this is a parents only event—we want you to get to know the other supporters in your child’s team. More information to follow in Term 3. Come along and enjoy the chance to meet the coaches and other Team Bryanston parents. U 20 July 25, 28, 30 29 July 31 July 01 Aug 04 Aug 06 Aug 10 Aug 12 Aug 20 Aug 26 Aug 05 Sept 17 Sept 18 Sept 24-25 Sept 02 Oct pcoming Events Term 3 Some highlights for Term 3. Please diarise these dates so you don ’t miss out on the opportunity to be a part of something special. Term 3 Begins Pullen/Howell Hockey Tournament Netball Dinner/ Entrepreneurial Day Matric Dance Pullen/Howell Hockey Tournament Miss Pizzaz and Miss Elegance Mr Bryanston School Holiday (09 Aug: Women’s Day) Pageant Finals Grade 11 Camp Inter-High Athletics Family Breakfast Golf Day Grade 11 Job Shadowing School Holiday Inter-House Plays Festival | Inspiring Leaders for Life



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