Bryanston High School Newsletter 6 of 2015


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#BlueFlame Bryanston High School | Newsletter #6 of 2015 - 29 September CELEBRATING A Y E A R O F 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 Our teachers affect eternity... ear Bryanstonians forward to the Swimming and Cricket seasons and hope that they can emulate the success of our Athletics season. Bryanston High School’s Code of Conduct was, over the last term challenged ,and after many meetings and discussions with the Department and our Governing Body, we are now in a consultation process to review our current code of conduct. A letter from the Governing Body explaining the process of an on-line survey, will be emailed to parents tomorrow. Mr McIntyre has resigned to move into the private sector. We wish him well in all his new endeavours. We will certainly miss his knowledge, sense of humour and dedication to Bryanston High School. One of our great concerns at the moment is the loitering of students after school and we would like all parents to make arrangements to fetch their children as soon as school or extra-murals ends. We have noticed a trend where learners will stay after school and sit around with friends without doing any homework or school work. We do not want children sitting outside the school waiting for parents. They need to go home! This is a high school, not a primary school. After care facilities are not the norm. Our tuckshop, in future, will close at 2.45 every day. Well done to Michael Ferreira who came second in the International Triathlon Championships held in Sardinia over the long weekend. This is a remarkable achievement and we look forward to many more achievements from this young man! We hope you have an enjoyable holiday and, if you are travelling, travel safely. The Matrics have now completed their Prelims and we look forward to seeing whether their efforts have paid off. As they only have a few days of school left, we would like to urge all parents to ensure that they are at school to complete their revision cycle and to go through their exam papers. Please ensure that they put in maximum effort at home. A reminder that the Valedictory Service for the Matrics is on the 21st October 2015 and we hope all parents will attend. We would like to remind Matrics of the Bryanston tradition, where, at the end of the Valedictory service, they may leave their school shoes under their seats to be donated to the less fortunate. Please ensure that all Matrics are dressed in full school uniform and all hair is correct. We would like to inform parents that our detention days have changed from Fridays to Mondays as transport arrangements on Fridays cause problems for some of our learners. Parents are reminded that detentions are compulsory and can only be missed with a doctor’s letter. Your co -operation in this regard will be much appreciated. Our Athletics season was very successful and we have worked our way back into the ‘A’ league. The participation and enthusiasm of our learners was phenomenal . Also our coaching staff, under the leadership of Miss I Smith, certainly made a big difference not only in the way the athletes performed but also the to the way the team conducted themselves. A big thank you to all our athletes and, in particular, those who didn’t make the final team but contributed to the success of the team throughout the season. We are looking Mr J Skelton Principal


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G #BlueFlame rade 11 Camp Written by Mbali Beja 20 August saw a very excited grade 11 group embark on their separate camps. The boys were off to Sedibe and the girls to Thaba Morula. The boys were definitely in for a surprise as their camp was filled with activities that would challenge them both mentally and physically. Their activities ranged from military drills to midnight hunts, where teamwork was the key factor, even though this may have led them astray at times. The boys learned that strength in the gym is different from the strength necessary to get through physical obstacle courses. The boys that we knew came back as men. The grade 11 girls were certainly not prepared for the mud -filled obstacle courses, the blazing sun and the very early mornings, although they handled it gracefully, most of the time. The activities required lots of teamwork and leadership roles. The camp was based on women empowerment and self -knowledge. Special moments were shared between the girls and, of course, tears were shed. Although the activities focused on team-building, a lot was revealed about the individual strengths and characters of the girls. Each one received a lot from participating in this camp. Overall, the grade 11s showed great spirit on these camps and hopefully this spirit can go with them into their matric year as leaders of the school. D 6 Communicator Reminder 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 schools to select Bryanston High School. We will keep you updated with the latest school news via this app irectly to your mobile device, so be sure not to miss out on anything Bryanstonians.


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A League for Team Bryanston 2016 The winning streak continued for Team Bryanston Athletics at Inter-High on 04 September. Our group of phenomenal athletes set the track ablaze and took FIRST place overall. As the winners of the B League Bryanston High School has now been promoted to the A League for athletics in 2016, an outstanding achievement that would not have been possible without each one of our athletes and dedicated coaches. Athletes who placed 1st and 2nd in their races at Inter-High were invited to compete at Prestige on 8th September. Here are their results: PRESTIGE MEDAL WINNERS 2015 800m Peter Nyoni Thabang Ngwenya Blessing Lebese Luke Schlebusch 100m Thobani Madlala Asha M’Nyampara Amuh Molekoa 200m Leo Gomez Candice Eslick 1500m Peter Nyoni Luke Schlebusch 400m Leo Gomez Sandile Mnisi RELAYS U14 BOYS RELAY Leo Gomez Tiago Timothy Thobani Madlala Shaiden Rajoo U16 GIRLS RELAY Candace Eslick Amuh Molekoa Melissa Moselane Rose Chabalala U14 boys U15 boys U16 boys U19 boys U14 boys U15 girls U16 girls U14 boys U16 girls U14 boys U19 boys U14 boys U19 boys 2nd 2nd 3rd 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 1st 1st 3rd ATHLETICS INTER-HIGH RESULTS The final scores at the end of Inter-High Athletics: 4th Trinity (103) 3rd Edenvale (118) 2nd Randpark (164) 1st Bryanston High (175) 1st and this team broke the prestige record! 2nd U16 Boys Relay Akhil Bhoopal Garth Esau Mufaro Chiyangwa Akhum Mtsi 2nd


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C heerleading Awards The following awards have been received by the BHS Cheerleading Squad for 2015. Well done to all! CERTIFICATES GG Merafe, Ralekwa Kgotlagomang, Kaylin Kasper, Katelynne Ismail, Kate Enslin, Lulu Dhlamini, Rugayyah Davids, Alyssa Winkler, Khensani Wilson, Anja Venter, Kirsten Tiflin, Graham Ramsden TEAM COLOURS Jess Muller, Philani Dlamini, Vongai Chibvongodze, Tayla Penny, Shannon Penny, Bradley Panayiotiou, Crystal Murray, Liso Yanta, Yakha Nyalambisa, Dimakatso Letsoalo, Tshepang Khotle, Tarsha Isaac, Roland Desplace, Mbali Sejosengwe, Kgola Rahube, Khwezi Poni, Tevin Nkwe, Gift Boloka, Thato Mpolobosho HALF COLOURS Dimakatso Letsoalo Tshepang Khotle Tarsha Isaac Roland Desplace Mbali Sejosengwe Kgola Rahube Khwezi Poni Tevin Nkwe FULL COLOURS Jess Muller Philani Dlamini Vongai Chibvongodze Tayla Penny Shannon Penny Bradley Panayiotiou Crystal Murray Liso Yanta C GAUTENG SCROLLS Vongai Chibvongodze Bradley Panayiotiou aptains of the Cheerleading Squad Congratulations to Tshepang Kotle and Bradley Panayiotiou who have been selected as the captains of the Bryanston High School Cheerleaders for 2015. They are supported by Tevin Nkwe and Shannon Penny as vice captains. A wonderful achievement for these bright BHS learners. s wimming Grade 8 learner, Rogan Shepherd’s, success in the pool continues… Rogan was selected to represent Central Gauteng at the Inter-Provincial Invitational Gala. He received two bronze medals. Congratulations Rogan! Keep up the great work, you make Bryanston High School proud.


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B lue Flame Bryanstonians Many of our Bryanstonians participate in all kinds of interesting activities after they leave the school grounds. We love sharing their achievements and successes. Here are some of our exceptional learners and their stories… Grade 8 learner Basheerah Omer competed in the 17th FSKA World Karate Championships towards the end of August. She received a silver medal in both kumite (sparring) and kata (forms). Only being beaten by Kazakhstan. This is truly a remarkable achievement . Above (Left to right): Kim van Duyn part of the BHS athletics team, Michael Ferreira with his Team RSA kit ready for the World Cross Triathlon Championships, Basheerah Omer on the podium at the 17th FSKA World Karate Championships. Matric learner Michael Ferreira represented South Africa in the World Cross Triathlon Championships in Sardinia, Italy on Saturday 26 September 2015. The race comprised of a 750 meter swim, 16 km mountain bike ride and 6.4km trail run. Michael placed second, bringing home a silver medal from the championships. Congratulations to Kim van Duyn on being selected for the Gauteng Gymnastics Team to compete in the Nationals in October. Kim was placed 3rd overall, earning silver on the bar. Share your stories with us... we would love to feature your story here. Email Bryanston High School Marketing on


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Z ulu Olympiad The following learners have performed outstandingly during the isiZulu Olympiad and are therefore going to the 2nd stage: Almin Burdette Thuli Dlamini Thabsile Tshuma Florencia Kekana Thapelo Ndima Khaya Khumalo Thandeka Ndlovu Nhlanhla Hadebe Mrs Phillips and the school is very proud of you! G GRADE 8 3rd place 2nd place 1st place GRADE 9 3rd place 2nd place 1st place eneral Knowledge Olympiad Congratulations to the following learners who participated in the 2015 General Knowledge Olympiad and came out tops. Anelisa Budula Yasmine Bie Kaveshan Govender Bradley Fulcher Karim Momade Aly Crissy-Roy Rumbu Krishna Amtha Tanaka Jura Musa Ndaba Tumelo Litlhakanyane Jonathan van duyn Tristan Carter Mutale Mulenga Khanyi Nkulu / Kganya Rapoo GRADE 10 3rd place 2nd place 1st place GRADE 11 3rd place 2nd place 1st place GRADE 12 2nd place 1st place u r #T e u l eB R hetoric Colours 2015 Congratulations to the following Bryanston High School learners who have received colours for Rhetoric in 2015. Sara Lagardien, Sheoree Suklal Anne Marie Els, Tamara Mushani, Musa Ndaba Half Colours: Full Colours:


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A cademic Tour 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. We wish our Academic Achievers safe travels as they prepare to leave on their tour to the United States of America on 01 October. Have a wonderful trip and bring back good memories and a greater passion for academics. 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 B oys Hockey Congratulations to Boys Hockey for WINNING the B League this year! 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


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A thletics Colours and Awards The following Team Bryanston athletes have received awards for their contribution on the field this year. Congratulations! Certificates Japhta Maluleka, Sharon Muchemwa, Sophia Maboyatle, Moyet Beukes, Tracey Ndebele, Madison Yeatman, Patience Dube, Kim van Duyn, Jessica Schlebusch, Kwesha Mwelwa, Hannah Zulu, Jacques Viljoen, Neo Eloff, Irvin Ndebele, Karabo Mabuza, John Tyson, Cameron Mc Nair, Mkhululi Ntungila, Ian Edwards, David Wiessendanger, Patrick Khala, Palesa Knocker, Tracey Musema, Kamo Kgotlagomang, Vuyelwa Siziba, Lebo Knocker, Katherine Pike, Favour Babutunde, Bradley Abrahams, Brendon Dlamini, Tristan Havelaar, Matthew Hillebrand, Melody Knocker, Anifa Linga Half Colours Gareth Edwards, Colin Thabane, Melissa Moselane, Rose Tshabalala, Keegan Weideman, Michael Alves, Mufaro Chiyangwa, Garth Esau, Akhum Mtsi Junior Full Colours Peter Nyoni, Nkanyiso Mahlobo, Thabang Ngwena, Thando Majola, Asha M’Nyampara, Kaylah Johnson, Jasmine Bie, Shaiden Rajoo, Leo Gomes, Thobani Madlandla, Tiago Timothy Full Colours Luke Schlebusch, Michael Ferreira, Blessing Lebese, Teneale Kader, Candace Eslick, Amuh Molekoa, Sandile Mnisi, Akhil Bhoopal


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E H nglish Department Top in District It’s official...the Bryanston High School English Department is number 1 in the district. The BHS English Department achieved the most distinctions and the best results in the 2014 matric results. Excellently achievement BHS English Department! KIDS AND TEENS COACHING Assisting kids to become more self confident, increasing self-awareness, helping them find their purpose, teaching tools to handle bullying. Call Phil 076 050 4763 eritage Day Celebrations Mrs Phillips and the Grade 10 isiZulu class celebrated Heritage Day in style on Wednesday 23 September. 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 To advertise in the #BlueFlame please visit


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N ational Science Olympiad Certificates The following learners received certificates for their participation in the National Science Olympiad. Well done to each of you! PN Naiker AP Paul IS Mpengu KA Pike TY Chen KN Carstens RG Gast KA Pillay XF Wang BN Nathoo


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G rade 8 Charity Drive At the beginning of term 3, the Grade 8s of 2015 were given the task of doing a charity fundraiser. It was run as a competition amongst the register classes and their teachers. Spur evenings, cake and candy sales, car washing, selling spring wreaths and raffles were some of the great ideas the Grade 8s had in raising money. A total of around R14 000 was raised. Grade 8B and their register teacher, Miss A Smith won the competition raising just over R6000. The money raised was donated to Trojan Neurological Trust as well as St Columba's Presbyterian Church. Well done and a huge thank you to all of the Grade 8s and their register teachers. Mrs B. Mackrory Educator in Charge Grade 8B enjoying a civvies day and party out on the field as a reward for their dedication to raising funds for the charity initiative. NEED A TUTOR? MATHEMATICS SCIENCE ACCOUNTING ALL GRADES Let’s work on achieving your goal together! Contact Tshehla Kholo Cyril Cell Number (Available on Whatsapp): 0762663659/ 0610773659 Email : Telephone : 0112691133 SHAZ’S TRANSPORT Kids School Shuttle Areas include: Bryanston, Northriding, Jukskei Park, Olivedale, Northgate Contact Sharon 076 637 5079 Email A GM Meeting 2015 A reminder that Bryanston High School’s Annual General Meeting takes place on Wednesday, 30th September at 19h00. We welcome you to attend and support the school. How to make the right decisions in life with so many choices on offer. Register for the Future Finder Program to find out what career compliments your personality and interests best. Contact Chris on 082-057-3787 or email: CAREER COACH


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C reative Teaching Grade 9E made their own poppies in an introductory lesson for poetry. This term the focus has been war poetry and they are to cover 'Flander's Field' next which deals with Remembrance Day. LEARN TO FLY Ever dreamed of becoming a pilot? Contact Wits Flying Club, Gate 5 Lanseria Airport (CAA/0021) Sean: 0846182143 F amily Breakfast Well done to the Debutants; Megan Denton, Rochelle De Beer and Luca Naude and Squire; Martin Dijkhuis, who arranged the most wonderful 'Taste the World Breakfast' on Saturday 05 September as part of their Fundraising for charity and the Deb's programme. The morning was thoroughly enjoyed by all! What guests had to say… “What an incredible morning! Hearty congratulations to all involved on a spectacular event!” “Fantastic morning...rain and all.”


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