Bryanston High School Newsletter 5 of 2015


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#BlueFlame Bryanston High School | Newsletter #5 of 2015 - 18 August INSPIRING LEADERS FOR LIFE 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 that parents and learners make informed decisions, especially in Mathematics, Science and IT. These three subjects have proved problematic as the syllabi is very long and intense. Please feel free to consult with the Heads of these departments should you require more information. I would like to thank Mrs Fulcher and the LIA team for putting on two successful pageant evenings and congratulations to our winners: Miss Pizzaz - Sisanda Mbanqula, Mr Bryanston Junior - John Tyson, Miss Elegance (Miss Bryanston) - Teneale Kader and Mr Bryanston Senior - Luke Schlebusch. We would like to wish our grade 11 learners well on the annual grade 11 self-empowerment camp. We believe that this camp has incredible value to not only the grade 11 group but to every single learner. They will depart on Thursday morning and will be back at school by lunch time on Sunday. Just a reminder that this camp is situated where there is no cellphone reception and I recommend that learners do not take their cellphones with them to the camp. We are in the process of upgrading our media centre and we would like the assistance of any parents who can help with the donation of furniture, especially couches. We want to create an academic atmosphere for learners to go to in the afternoons to study, or to work on the new computers which are being installed. If any parents can assist in this regard, it would be much appreciated. Thanks to all parents who have co-operated and made the parking situation outside the gates more bearable. In particular, a big ‘thank you’ to Mrs Rock-Perring for all her help in this regard. During the past few weeks the focus has been on academics and especially with Prelims around the corner, the staff and the learners have worked hard in order to get good results. Our Academic Council has certainly made a huge difference and I want to thank those parents who co-operated and supported this cause. I really believe that it will make a difference to the Prelim results and I urge all Matrics to work hard over the next few weeks. On 31st July, we had a superb Matric Dance at the Indaba Hotel and I would like to commend all Matrics on their behaviour and their beautiful attire on the night. Most of the staff who attended commented on the fact that this was one of the best Matric dances they had attended over the past few years. We would like to thank Mrs Weir, Ms van Rooyen and Mrs Byrne for all their hard work which made this a very special night. Our Athletics team is shaping up to be very competitive and spirited. The team has competed well against our rival schools and I would like to congratulate our juniors, in particular, for some outstanding results. Our boys’ relay teams have lost only one event this season which is a phenomenal achievement. We wish them continued success for the last two meetings and also for the inter-high which will take place on Wednesday, 2 September. The Grade 9 Subject Choice evening will be on 8 September and we encourage all parents to attend this information evening. I would like to reiterate that most of the problem areas in grades 10, 11 and 12, stem from choosing the wrong subjects for grade 10. I would like to point out to parents that we build our timetable around these subject choices and often when learners want to change subjects we find that we do not have enough teachers allocated to teach those subjects. It is of the utmost importance Mr J Skelton Principal


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M True Blue Pride atric Dance The Class of 2015 looked spectacular as they arrived in their finest suits and most exquisite dresses at the Indaba Hotel, Fourways on Friday evening, 31 July. From the moment you stepped through the door you could feel that it would be a magical evening. Ms Van Rooyen, Mrs Weir and Mrs Byrne had gone to extra lengths to make the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ theme just phenomenal. What a wonderful night! Here are some pictures from the evening’s celebrations. Special on 7.5 KVA Briggs & Stratton Generators for R12 950.00 Has electric start, AVR, wheels, 220 Volt, 30 litr e pe tr o l ta nk . F ul l spe cs at Also have 8.5 KVA generators at R14 950.00. Collection & delivery service available. Our workshop does repairs on all makes of petrol generators ! Lawnmower Land, 446 Vale Ave (cnr Fleet St.), Ferndale, Randburg Tel: 011 789 2308/78 – Ref. “Bryanston High“ email Offer valid while stock lasts!


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D 6 Communicator Bryanston High School is proud to announce that we have joined D6 Communicator. Please go onto your local app store from your phone and download the D6 app, then scroll through the school to select Bryanston High School. We will keep you updated with the latest school news via this app directly to your mobile device, so be sure not to miss out on anything Bryanstonians. B eyond the Classroom Luke Schlebusch, Matric learner at Bryanston High School, won the Central Gauteng Duathlon Champs in May, going on to take a Silver Medal in the U16/19 category in the SA Duathlon Champs in July. Being 2nd in SA means he goes to represent our country in Adelaide at the World Champs later this year. Rogan Shepherd, grade 8 BHS learner, had a busy schedule of galas this winter holiday, the first of which was the Arena Interclub Invitational Short Course Gala held at Wahoo in Sunninghill in which he placed as follows: 100m Butterfly 1st Place 1:02:92 200m IM 1st Place 2:23:56 100m Freestyle 4th Place 1:01:17 50m Butterfly 3rd Place 29:52 He then went on to compete in the Central Gauteng Aquatics (CGA) Short Course Winter Gala and achieved the following: 200m Freestyle 2nd Place 2:09:89 50m Butterfly 3rd Place 30:02 200m IM 1st Place 2:26:70 Finally, Rogan competed in the KZN Speedo Prestige Gala at Kings Park in Durban. On the first day he achieved his Level 3 time in the 400m IM. He was thereafter struck down with flu for 2 days but went on to receive a Level 3 time for 200m Butterfly and a personal best for 100m Butterfly. 400m IM 5:10:45 Level 3 200m Freestyle 2:15:28 200m Butterfly 2:23:37 Level 3 100m Freestyle 1:01:55 100m Butterfly 1:03:93 Level 3 Kione Suklal for making the U14 Southern Gauteng Boys Hockey Side. Well done Kione! To Robin Gast who took part in the South African competition of the Karate World Federation at the end of last term. He earned the gold medal in his Kata event which means he will earn Springbok colours again if he enters any international event in the next year. Robin also entered the adult event where he achieved bronze (3rd place) - an event won by a 4th Dan. He did remarkably well in this event, even beating a Sensei who had to be satisfied with 4th place.


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A thletics There has been much talk about the 2015 Bryanston High School Athletics team. They have started the season off with some excellent results. Well done to all of the staff and coaches for their constant behind the scenes work at making the team as strong and well rounded as it is! We look forward to much more success as the season continues. On Wednesday 05 August Team Bryanston took the lead at their league meet, taking first place with a more than 100 point lead. Final results: 1st place Bryanston High (244), 2nd place Hyde Park (119) and 3rd place Eden Glen. Then on Wednesday 12 August Bryanston High School hosted the meeting. Team Bryanston narrowly missed out on first place, but their performance on the field was impressive. The final points position: Fourways (217), Bryanston High (193), Queens (79) and Hyde Park (69). Congratulations to all our athletes for superb performances. The races were closely contended! Athletics Captains 2015 Captain of the middle distance boys is Luke Schlebusch together with Sharon Muchemwa who will be leading the middle distance girl athletes for 2015. Heading up the boys sprint athletes is Sandile Mnisi and Teneale Kader, who is captain of the girl sprint athletes. For more photos of our superb athletes in action please go to our Facebook page.


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C olours Awards Congratulations to our Bryanstonians who have excelled on the court, field & in the water. OPEN WATER SWIMMING COLOURS Certificates for excellent swimming awarded to Kim van Duyn and Liza Els. Half Colours Nicholas Johnson, Gareth Edwards Full Colours Michael Ferreira, Luke Schlebusch, Keri-Lee Carstens Junior Full Colours Rogan Shephard BOYS SQUASH Team Colours Ian Edwards, Daniel Laing, Lebo Ramphomane, Michael Alves, Luke Hynes Half Colours Lebo Ramphomane, Michael Alves GIRLS HOCKEY Team Colours Shae Loppnow, Jordynne Peach, Stephanie Muzanenhamo, Daniela Wilken, Katherine Pike, Blaire Jorgensen, Caitlin Bell, Tyler Silawule, Nikita McMurdo, Moyet Beukes, Skye O’Neill, Niya Mwerenga, Andreena Smith Half Colours Skye O’Neill, Nikita Mc Murdo Full Colours Jordynne Peach, Katherine Pike, Blaire Jorgensen, Caitlin Bell BOYS HOCKEY Team Colours Daniel Laing, KK Madlanga, Mitchell Austin, Andiso Ndebele, Zigi Zulu, Jonathan van Duyn, Kyle Neilson, Tumelo Litlhakanyane, Modise Mokoele, George Clement, Martin Dijkhuis, Jameel Sujee, Nicholas Nel, Alex Hieber, Tristan Carter Half Colours Mitchell Austin, Andiso Ndebele, George Clement, Jameel Sujee, Nicholas Nel, Alex Hieber, Tristan Carter Full Colours Daniel Laing, KK Madlanga, Zigi Zulu, Jonathan van Duyn, Kyle Neilson, Tumelo Litlhakanyane, Modise Mokoele, Martin Dijkhuis GIRLS TENNIS Team Certificate awarded to Jessica Schlebusch


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Team Colours Blaire Jorgensen, Joe Grussato, Skye O’Neill, Madison Ramsay, Khanyi Nkulu, Megan Denton, Niya Mwerenga Half Colours Madison Ramsay, Khanyi Nkulu Full Colours Blaire Jorgensen, Zoe Grussato, Skye O’Neill Junior Full Colours Jessica Schlebusch CROSS COUNTRY Certificates Thando Majola, Nkanyiso Mahlabo, Thobani Madlala, Yakha Totshi, Moyet Beukes, Kimberly van Duyn, Gigi Merafe, Melody Knocker, Kwesha Mwelwa, Jessica Schlebusch, Joel Coombe, Tiago Timothy Half Colours David Wiessendanger Full Colours Luke Schlebusch, Michael Ferreira, Mathimba Baloyi, Blessing Lebese, Dustin Osborne Junior Full Colours Peter Nyoni, Thabang Ngwenya NETBALL Team Colours Chantal Mjiyako, Soso Kwinana, Candace Eslick, Gaelle Lonji, Belami McCarter, Basetsana Morape, Marina Savio, Khumo Dingalo, Sindiso Chabalala, Erica Donzella, Kundai Jura Half Colours Marina Savio, Kundai Jura, Gaelle Lonji, Basetsana Morape Full Colours Chantal Mjiyako, Soso Kwinana, Candace Eslick, Belami McCarter, Khumo Dingalo, Erica Donzella RUGBY Team Colours Michael Marsden, Daniel Kvalsvig, Russel Pienaar, Daniel Steyn, Brandon Brighton, Christopher de Wit, Sisa Tokwe, Khanya Tutani, Tristan Botha, Brandon van Heerden, Matthew Hillebrand, Khamo Mbatha, Tumo Jansen, Simphiwe Madlala Half Colours Tristan Botha, Brandon van Heerden, Matthew Hillebrand, Khamo Mbatha, Tumo Jansen, Simphiwe Madlala Full Colours Michael Marsden, Daniel Kvalsvig, Russell Pienaar, Daniel Steyn, Brandon Brighton, Chris de Wit, Sisa Tokwe, Khanyani Tutani


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C ultural Colours Awards DRAMA Certificates: Michael Mpofu, Menashe Rossouw, Brad Fulcher Half Colours: Grace Cameron, Amy Thomson, Sasha Karlin, Madison Ramsay Full Colours: Taona Munyaradzi, Daniel Lotter, Janice Phiri, Jason Hall, Jonathan Linga, Simone de Vos Junior Full Colours: Anja Piso BACKSTAGE Certificate: Caitlyn Baird Full Colours : Dominic de Jager, Nicholas Smit B ryanston Flyer Boys Paint the Suburb Pink Many local residents may have wondered why Bryanston High School boys were handing out flyers in the traffic on Friday evening. Fibre supplier Vumatel will be installing fibre optic cable in Bryanston South, in the area between William Nicol and Main Roads, and from Grosvenor Crossing to Peter Place. The learners of Bryanston High School are delighted by this exciting development in their area and helped distribute flyers to local residents informing them of 2 public meetings to be held at the school on Tues 18th August at 6pm and on Sat 22nd August at 10:30am. For more information on the Vumatel fibre rollout, go to and show your interest in getting connected.


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M iss Pizzaz/Ms Elegance/Mr Bryanston Pageant 2015 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 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. Congratulations to the LIA, Mrs Fulcher, Ms K, Mrs Steenkamp and Ms Ives for putting on another lovely pageant this year! Thank you to all of the phenomenal sponsors and judges who were involved in making the event spectacular. We at Bryanston truly do appreciate it! And well done to the following learners who took top place in each category: Miss Pizzazz 3rd place - Candace Eslick 2nd place - Kayla Heckrath 1st place - Sisanda Mbanqula Miss Bryanston (Elegance) 3rd place - Parveen Bradley 2nd place - Jessica Seiler 1st place - Teneale Kader Mr Bryanston JUNIOR 3rd place - Bokoa Melamy 2nd place - Menashe Rossouw 1st place - John Tyson Mr Bryanston SENIOR 3rd place - Tristan Carter 2nd place - Kganya Rapoo 1st place - Luke Schlebusch LOOKING FOR A TUTOR? English; Afrikaans; Maths; Accountancy; Science etc… Edu Core Solutions is a mobile tutoring company. We specialised in tutoring academic subjects and musical instruments for grade 3 – 12 students. Our tutors are carefully screened and selected to help your child meet their daily challenges of school and homework. Contact Janine Turner / 083 650 2938 for further information. RIGHT: Pageant contestants with Mrs South Africa 2015 Top 25 Finalist, Bianca Parsons. U K Rugby Tour Thank you to all of our rugby boys and their families that hosted the touring rugby squad from the UK on the weekend of 25 July. 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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T 18th 17th 16th 13th 11th 8th 7th 5th 4th 3rd 2nd 1st op Twenty: End of Term 2 2015 Congratulations to the following learners on their exceptional academic achievements in Term 2 of 2015. GRADE 8 74% 75% 76% 77% 78% 79% 80% 82% 83% 84% 85% 89% Anjali Parbhu, Rethabile Mofokeng, Shana Kenneth, Megan Ashford Tiago Timothy Anifa Linga, Katya Pombo, Neo Eloff, Anelisa Budula Rochelle Scholtz, Kyle Pottinger Phillipp Zurn, Mia Tanneback, Mokgadi Morapa Priyanshu Srivastava Mohamed Patel, Robyn Baird Yasmine Bie Amber Beekman Anja Venter Natasha Yoko GRADE 9 18th 77% Shriya Juggath, Ashish Jakkam, Saryna Curia 15th 78% Kim van Duyn, Tshenolo Koapeng, Chris Denton 11th 79% Andrea Noriega Del Valle, Teagen Naidoo, Annesa Naicker, Vaishnavi Moodley th 7 81% John Tyson, Kashveer Sewjalal, Jessica Schlebusch, Rosemary O’Connor th 6 82% Fatima Khan th 5 83% Milani Kwinana th 4 84% Shannon Naidoo rd 3 85% Beauty Butsri st 1 86% Brad Fulcher, Kailece Govender GRADE 10 20th 18th 16th 14th 12th 10th 8th 6th 5th 3rd 2nd 1st 70% 71% 73% 74% 75% 76% 77% 80% 82% 83% 84% 90% Edward Tu, Michelle Seo, Leos Bedessie Yumna Karodia, Akhil Bhoopal Tarsha Isaac, Tamara Chinganya Trishla Pathak, Dylan Visser Kayla Heckrath, Shrestha Arijune Shannon Penny, Rutendo Nyikadzino Candace Eslick, Mufaro Chiyangwa Tamara Tesoriero, Caitlin Bell Jenna Prinsloo Musa Ndaba, Alina Holubeva Gareth Edwards Ian Edwards


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Top Twenty: End of Term 2 2015 GRADE 11 19th 17th 16th 14th 12th 10th 9th 7th 3rd 2nd 1st 75% Priyantha Naicker, Sharon Muchemwa, Tumelo Mashabathakga, Nonkululeko Mamba, Keroshan Devan 76% Tyler van der Berg, Madison Ramsay 77% Jonathan van Duyn 78% Erica Donzella, Mihir Poobalan 79% Kristina Marinkovic, Sherodene Devalogan 80% Lyle Pillay, Khanya Bambo 81% Kirthin Bedessie 82% Mbali Beja, Megan Denton 83% Amy Thomson, Sheoree Suklal, Andreena Smith, Michael Alves 84% Alex Warren 93% Paayal Naiker GRADE 12 20th 18th 17th 13th 10th 9th 6th 4th 3rd 2nd 1st 72% 73% 75% 76% 77% 79% 80% 84% 85% 87% 88% Khanyi Nkuhlu, Pawan Maharaj, Christopher de Wit, Emma Berry Robin Gast, Keri-Lee Carstens Skye O’Neill Xiao Fei Wang, Kerri-Anne Pillay, Kathryn Pike, Amber Henkart Neo Themane, Alyssa Paul, Annemarie Els Shayur Arijune, Daniela Wilken, Marina Savio Daniel Salgado Kganya Rapoo, Tsz-Yin Chen Nikheel Meghraj Tamara Mushani Cameron Matthews


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P olar Bear Swim Arctic temperatures. Mad Swimmers. As many laps as you can do. The possibility of hypothermia. Shrieks of laughter! Well done, Mr Farnell and the polar bear swimmers who swam at Bryanston Primary on Friday, 07 August 2015. Thank you to Bryanston Primary for allowing us the use of their pool, ours is currently being resurfaced during the off season. We look forward to summer and a sparkling, “new” pool. On Wednesday, 29 July 2015 the netball girls gathered at Mike’s Kitchen, Bryanston to celebrate the season and to recognise those who had gone above and beyond the call of duty in their teams throughout the year. Congratulations to all of the prize winners! Thank you to the coaches and umpires who put their all into every game and to the parents of the netball girls who supported them. We look forward to an even better season in 2016. Well done to all! N etball Lunch


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BOOKS AND BALANCES BOOKKEEPING SERVICES CC We provide professional, cost effective, personalised and strictly confidential bookkeeping, income tax, company registration and changes, financial statements, management statements and payroll services that allow you, the entrepreneur, to do what you do best Telephone: Cecilia at 011 781 5224 N ational Cheerleading Champs A big congratulations to our cheerleaders for placing third in South Africa at National Cheerleading Championships in the winter holidays! An awesome achievements. They also achieved 2nd place for partner stunts, 3rd place in the girls category, 3rd for group stunts and 5th place for co-ed. We are so proud of their success! The subjects you select will effect what you study after Grade 12. A Subject Choice & Career Guidance Assessment can help you make this decision. Grade 9 students, are you confused what subjects to select for Grade 10? Grade 11 & 12 students, do you know what you want to study after school? A Career Guidance Assessment can help you with your tertiary study and career choice. Contact: / 083 682 1920/


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S cience and Technology Week Winners Thank you to all of the learners that participated in the inaugural Science and Technology. Contestants competed in a 3 stage competition that tested their scientific and design skills. First, a water bottle rocket had to reach the highest height, then build a bridge that could withstand the largest weight and finally, design a paper airplane that flew the longest distance. The learners listed below received a Certificate of Participation: Ian Edwards, Rudolph Venter, Davlan McKenzie Jarod Paul, Darren Rondganger, Divashin Naidoo Nokekhanya Sibanola, Rethabile Mofokeng, Annie Kapenda Philipp Zurn, Justin Arends and Priyanshu Stivastara The winners of the Science and Technology week achieved a weight of 5 kg, a height of 47m and a length of 46 m. The Winners of the 2015 Science and Technology Week Gareth Edwards, Dylan Visser Now the challenge is...can you beat the records of this year? They stand as follows: 45m in height for water bottle rockers, 10 kg in weight for the bridge building and 46m in length for the paper airplanes. 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 LEARN TO FLY Ever dreamed of becoming a pilot? Contact Wits Flying Club, Gate 5 Lanseria Airport (CAA/0021) Sean: 0846182143 To advertise in the #BlueFlame please visit



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