Bryanston High School Newsletter 3 of 2016


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#BlueFlame Bryanston High School | Newsletter #3 of 2016 - May 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 S i x Ye a r s


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D Inspiring leaders for life. ear Bryanstonians as the Grade 8 parents especially did not get to see all the teachers, we will have another evening for Grade 8 parents. The date will be communicated to you shortly. The past week saw admissions for 2017 open and although the online process was flawed, we certainly seem to have got it right as we had over 400 applicants. I would like to thank Mr Gavin Kennedy, Mrs Liz Edwards and the team of SFC moms who helped us in the verification of documents and other areas of administration. Mrs de Villiers and Mrs Corlett are now busy working through the process of compiling an A and B lists. The past weekend saw Northcliff High School host the KwaZulu Natal Festival and I would especially like to mention our First Rugby Team who won both their games against their Natal opposition. An interesting fact is that our First Team has been unbeaten at this festival for the past five years. I would like to thank all the parents who hosted our opponents from Natal. We look forward to our musical “Disco Inferno” which is taking place from 16th to 19th May and wish the cast and the staff a successful production. I would like to welcome Ms Tamzin Lester who will be joining BHS in the sports department and as a first team coach for Netball. J SKELTON Principal We have come to the end of the second round of the Academic Council and we would like to thank all the parents who attended and supported us in this process. The results have been exceptional as we only had four Matrics who went through academic council this term, compared to sixteen who went through in the first term. I would like to thank all the teachers, especially Mrs Cook, Mrs Fulcher and Mr Lawrence for driving this initiative. We have come to the end of our home derby days and I would like to thank the parents for the incredible support we have had, especially against Fourways and Rand Park. A special mention must go to the Grade 10 parents who really showed their support to their children. We look forward to next year and hope to see an increase in these numbers and we challenge our Grade 12 parents to come out to support their children. Bryanston High School hosted a very successful Paarlauf Cross Country event where more than forty schools from all over Gauteng participated. In the overall results Bryanston High came fourth. We would like to congratulate all our cross country runners for this remarkable achievement and wish them well for the rest of the season. Our parents evening was held on 20th April and we were overwhelmed by the number of parents who attended. We have decided that


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C olours Awards The following learners have shown passion, commitment and great sportsmanship in their fields of sports in 2016 and have been awarded with Half and Full Colours. Well done to each of these learners! CRICKET Half Colours awarded to Martin Dijkhuis, Jonathan van Duyn and Reon Naidoo. Full Colours awarded to Keegan Weideman, Nicholas Smit, Zigi Zulu and Andiso Ndebele. ORIENTEERING Half Colours awarded to Jafta Maluleke and Dante Koster. Full Colours awarded to Ian Edwards and Gareth Edwards. SWIMMING Half Colours awarded to Kim van Duyn, Gareth Edwards, Jacques Rossouw, Martin Dijkhuis, Tyrone Westley and Sydney White. Junior Full Colours awarded to Rogan Shepherd, Tiernan Clifford, Tristan Hayman and Yasmine Bie. Full Colours awarded to Cameron MacNair, Jonathan van Duyn, Joshua Shobermayr and Keagan Hayman. Congratulations to Candace Eslick for being the only senior netball player who was selected to go to Gauteng Trials for Netball. And to Kim van Duyn and Matilda Ndlovu for being the two junior players selected from Bryanston High School to participate in these trials. N etball Trials for Gauteng Team We look forward to hearing more on the outcomes of the trials.


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R Rugby News The Rugby First Team participated in the KwaZulu Natal Festival on the weekend of 29 April - 02 May which was hosted this year in Gauteng by Northcliff High School. We are proud to report that the team won both of their games against the teams from KwaZulu Natal. Well done boys for an excellent effort on the field! #BlueFlame Results from KZN Festival Bryanston High School vs KZN Development Team - BHS won 19 –10 Bryanston High School vs Durban North College - BHS won 27 - 12 B right Future for Boys Hockey The U14 Boys Hockey Team remain undefeated this season. An excellent achievement from this young team in their first year together. We look forward to watching you develop into an even stronger team over the next 5 years. Thank you for your passion and commitment on the hockey field boys! Thank you to all of the dedicated parents who also tirelessly support this team and encourage them all the way. #BlueFlame #TrueBlue


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T op 20: Term 1 of 2016 Congratulations to the following learners for their academic achievements in Term 1 of 2016. We look forward to seeing more excellent results just like these as the year continues. GRADE 8 20th 72% Rayne Wiseman, Alyssa Wilson, Maxmillian Nuppernau, Inayat Momade Aly, Ziyanda Mfengu, Unathi Madonsela and Ceiara MacNair 19th 73% Genevieve Ellapa 17th 74% Tyra Prithpaul, Mishka Pillay 15th 75% Trevolen Naicker, Gabriella Wharton-Hood 13th 76% Sibususiswe Maphumulo, Awakhiwe Mhlanga 8th 78% Yashna Ramkison, Matilda Ndlovu, Mihlali Ndabeni, Michaela McCreight and Kayla Butkovic 5th 79% Brenna Sutherland, Gianfranco Noriega Del Valle and Lavaran Naidoo 4th 82% Zoe Barron 3rd 83% Glen Sayers 2nd 85% Arminita-Lee Swan 1st 88% Nicole Wallis GRADE 9 18th 79% 15th 80% 12th 82% 10th 80% 7th 84% 5th 85% 3rd 86% 2nd 87% 1st 88% GRADE 10 19th 77% 15th 78% 12th 79% 10th 81% 8th 82% 4th 83% 3rd 84% 2nd 88% 1st 90% Madison Yeatman, Tiago Timothy, Mihlali Solembela and Anjali Parbhu Rochelle Scholtz, Kyle Pottinger and Rebecca Augustine Mokgadi Morapa, Shana Kenneth Philipp Zurn, Anifa Linga Neo Eloff, Anelisa Budula and Yasmine Bie Mia Tanneback, Priyanshu Srivastava Mohamed Patel, Lesedi Lesuthu Robyn Baird Anja Venter Merusha Govender, Chris Denton Tanaka Marunga, Tumi Morobe, Michael Mpofu and Kim van Duyn Teagan Naidoo, Fatima Khan and Edward Cho Milani Kwinana, Saryna Curia Anja Piso, Andrea Noriega Del Valle Sophia Zhao, Jessica Schlebusch, Brad Fulcher and Liza Els Rosemary O’Connor Shannon Naidoo Kailece Govender


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T op 20: Term 1 of 2016 The following Grade 11 and Grade 12 pupils showed excellence in their academic accomplishments in the first term of 2016 and we would like to recognize them for this. Grade 12 learners we are looking forward to seeing this level of excellence prevail in your final examinations at the end of the year. Best of luck! GRADE 11 17th 79% Michelle Seo, Thato Mpolobosho, Yumna Karodia and Akhil Bhoopal 15th 80% Darren Rondganger, Mufaro Chiyangwa 13th 81% Tamara Tesoriero, Charlotte Koury 11th 82% Candace Eslick, Tamara Chinganya 8th 83% Jenna Prinsloo, Trishla Pathak and Alina Holubeva 5th 84% Dylan Visser, Tarsha Isaac and Shrestha Arijune 4th 85% Musa Ndaba 3rd 86% Caitlin Bell 2nd 89% Gareth Edwards 1st 93% Ian Edwards GRADE 12 20th 79% Tyler van der Berg, Kristina Marinkovic 17th 80% Sharom Muchemwa, Zahle Eloff and Keroshan Devan 15th 81% Madison Ramsay, Tumelo Mashabathakga 12th 82% Lyle Pillay, Scherodene Devalogan and Khanya Bambo 9th 83% Rifah Nuckcheddy, Jonathan van Duyn and Alex Warren 6th 84% Mihir Poobalan, Jordan Read and Amy Thomson 3rd 85% Michael Alves, Kaedon Williams and Sheoree Suklal 2nd 87% Kirthin Bedessie 1st 94% Paayal Naiker S occer: National Representation Reggie Williams, in Grade 8, has been selected for the South African Football Squad that will compete in the Volkswagen World Junior Masters Tournament in Paris, France in May. This is a remarkable achievement and we wish Reggie the very best for his travels and as he competes in the tournament. Be sure that your #TrueBlue Bryanstonian family will be supporting you all the way Reggie!


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F irst Team Hockey Girls The following ladies have been selected to play as the First Girls Hockey Team for 2016. Congratulations to all! Moyet Beukes(Captain), Cailtin Bell (Vice Captain), Tylor Silawule (Vice Captain), Alice Antill, Andreena Smith, Ethel Mashapo, Kayra Erasmus, Luca Naude, Megan Ashford, Milani Kwinana, Nikita McMurdo, Ruva Muzanenhamo, Sharon Muchemwa and Em-Mari Mulder. F irst Team Hockey Boys Congratulations to the following young men who were selected to represent Bryanston High School in 2016 as the First Team for Boys Hockey. Thapelo Ndima, Jonathan van Duyn, George Clement, Jameel Sujee, Nick Nel, Innocent Ndlovu, John Tyson, Kyle Neilson, Zigi Zulu, Andiso Ndebele, Modise Mokoele, Tumelo Lithlhakanyane, Chris Denton, Alex Hieber, KK Madlanga and Martin Dijkhuis S quash Results The Boys Squash teams have been on a winning streak so far this season. Well done boys! So far the 1st Team have beaten Mondeor High School, Rand Park and Crawford Lonehill while the 2nd Team have won all of their games against KES and Greenside High School. To advertise in the #BlueFlame please visit


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F irst Team Netball Girls These young ladies have been selected as the First Team Netball squad for 2016. Well done! Erica Donzella (Captain), Belami McCarter (Vice Captain), Basetsana Mampane, Tumelo Mashabathakga, Sithembile Bhengu, Donnay McCarter, Candace Eslick, Tracey Mthunzi, and Kimberlin van Duyn. P rovincial and National Scroll Awards Cameron MacNair participated in the Central Gauteng Triathlon Team in the ATU Triathlon Junior Championships as well as in the Bloemfontein South African Triathlon Junior Championships. Cameron’s dedication, accomplishment and level of representation as a Triathlete has qualified him to receive a Provincial and a National Scroll award. Congratulations Cameron! K arate: BHS Learners to Represent SA Dominique and Daniel De Jong competed in the KSI SA Karate Championships recently and have been selected to represent South Africa in Berlin in July. Well done to both of you on this achievement! Bryanston High School wishes you well in the preparations for the upcoming event and we will be supporting you all of the way. Watch this space for more news from Dominique and Daniel.


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F irst Team Squash Boys and Girls The learners below have been selected to represent Bryanston High School as the First Teams for Boys and Girls Squash. Congratulations to each one of you! First Team Boys Squash First Team Girls Squash Alex Warren (Captain), Nqabayami Sibiya (Vice Captain), Tyler Van de Berg, Andreena Smith and Candace Parker. Ian Edwards, Gareth Edwards, Michael Alves (Captain), Nicolas Garbers (Vice Captain) and Keagan Hayman.


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A cademic Council Many learners attended Academic Council at the beginning of the year based on their results in 2015. It is very pleasing to see how many of these learners improved their results in term one of 2016 and are no longer on Academic Council for term 2. Special mention goes to the following learners who improved their overall average by more than 5%: Grade 9 Nichen Mahedo Grade 10 Rachel Mahlangu and Erin Mc Cardle Grade 11 Mbali Mcaba and Seung Kyu Kim Grade 12 Zigi Zulu, Dustin Osborne, Domba Madonsela, Ndubelo Zikhali, Tariq Regal, Armen Abdollah, Sisa Tokwe and Thato Mola And the following learners have achieved an outstanding improvement of more than 10% in their overall average: Grade 11 Veli Hale Blessing Lebest Alistair Rajdhar Thato Simelane Grade 12 Keegan Weideman Hamid Bagheriomi Tula Jwaai Rajeh Eidi Kamo Mbathu 15% improvement 11% improvement 15% improvement 17% improvement 13% improvement 16% improvement 11% improvement 11% improvement 16% improvement K arate News Neo Eloff participated in the Gauteng Provincial JKA Karate Championships recently. He received 2 gold medals (one for each of the sections he entered) and as a result has been selected to represent the Gauteng Karate Team at the Nationals to be held at the Standard Bank Arena on May 20th.


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B lue Flame Awards Shaakir Caroto Shaakir is an U15 rugby player who in the Saturday Derby Day against Rand Park, played three games back to back. He started off his day in the U15A game and immediately after that game stepped into help the U16 team. Directly after this game, Shaakir played in the U15B game. He gladly placed his body on the line for his school. He was tired but participated in each of the three games with enthusiasm and with a smile on his face. Shaakir’s father was on the side-line encouraging him all the way in every single game. Tracey Mthunzi Tracey is always willing to help. She is dedicated and is always willing to learn more, to better herself both on the netball court and off of it. She is mature way beyond her years, and is a true asset to the netball team.


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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 INDULGE Decadent dining & boutique confectionery at Shop 8 Rivonia Village Shopping Cntr Rivonia Boulevard, off 9th Ave (011) 234 4437(079) 507 9469 Fax (011) 234 4439 Any specialised/novelty 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.


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