Bryanston High School Newsletter 4 of 2016

 

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#BlueFlame Bryanston High School | Newsletter #4 of 2016 - June BRYANSTON SPORTSMANSHIP IS #TRUEBLUE 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 There are 36 learners and 3 educators going on tour. The Senior Management Team of the School were part of a Strategic Planning Session looking at goals for the rest of this year but also to the future in 2021. New and exciting things are in the pipeline but, as always, I appeal to parents to support the staff in all their endeavours. We would like to welcome and congratulate our newly elected SGB parents, Mr Blackstock, Mr Durand and Mr Tavener and also our newly elected Educator, Mr Malebana. We look forward to your input and direction for the next two years. It is sad to say farewell to Ms Ives who will be leaving us at the end of this term to take up a teaching position overseas. Her hard work in Business Studies, Life Sciences and on the Netball field was appreciated and she will be sorely missed. We wish her well in her new endeavour. I would again like to remind parents that Bryanston High School is a proud fee-paying school and without the necessary school fees, we will not be able to achieve or maintain all our short and long term goals for the school. If you are going away during the vacation, please drive safely and have an enjoyable and relaxing holiday. School re-opens on Monday 18th July 2016. Now that the exams are over, we are looking forward to seeing our learners’ results. I would like to emphasise that in the third term we will have more rounds of academic council to support those learners who did not achieve the required results. I must, however, point out that all grade 11 and 12 learners who did not achieve a pass, will have to attend a special intervention programme by our District Director, Mr Ndevu. It is important to understand that these are compulsory interventions and all grade 11 and 12 learners and their parents will be required to meet the Department on the dates they give us. I would like to congratulate our cheerleaders on coming third in the Province and wish them all the best when they go to Nationals during the holidays. I am sure that they will make us proud. A reminder to all athletes that there will be holiday training and it is of utmost importance for parents to support us with this as we would like to maintain our new A league status. Athletics is our main extra-mural focus in the third term and we need your support . Well done to our Rugby Under 14A, U15A and First Teams for winning their Pirates Grand Challenge last Friday evening. Our Under 16s were unfortunate in coming second. Rugby has certainly shown a remarkable improvement this year and we hope this will continue in 2017. We would like to wish our Cultural Tour Group a wonderful trip to Europe and Eastern Europe and hope that they have a memorable experience. J SKELTON Principal

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B lue Flame Awards It is so heart-warming to see so many Bryanstonians burning the Blue Flame over the colder months. This month we get to celebrate 4 awesome #BlueFlame awards. Refilwe Monyemoratho Refilwe was awarded the Blue Flame award for her efforts in the catering team. “This young lady goes about her job on the catering team with an ever -present smile. She is quick, efficient and professional in what she does, and has gone beyond her duties during Major Production, serving, helping, cleaning and assisting where she was needed.” Thank you Refilwe for being a True Blue Bryanstonian in all that you do. You rock! Kevin Aly Kevin was awarded the Blue Flame for just being an all -round star helper. When a helping hand is needed, you can be sure that Kevin is not far away. “Kevin has been tremendously helpful in the Media Centre. He has assisted Mrs Gillespie by stamping large amounts of books, returning them to their shelves and moving overhead projectors to classrooms to ensure that female staff were not carrying these heavy machines around.” Thank you Kevin for burning the Blue Flame so brightly! We are so proud to have you at Bryanston High School. Brogan Koch Brogan was recognized by his hockey coaches and team mates for his never -failing support, even when he could not be on the field due to injury. “Brogan injured his wrist during the Derby Day at Northcliff High School. He was booked off of hockey for a few weeks as a result. Despite his disappointment, he stood by the field during the subsequent matches and cheered his team mates, kept time for the matches and assisted with substitution. He was positive and encouraging and of great help to the hockey staff.” Thank you Brogan for showing you True Blue pride alongside the sports field and embodying the essence of sportsmanship. Angel Hadebe “Angel was a true angel during Major Production, working behind the scenes every night, without complaint or hesitation. She has worn her catering jacket with pride .” Angel is another member of our catering team who didn't mind working long hours during the Major Production, she is a great asset to the team and no task was ever too much for her. Thank you Angel for being such an outstanding ambassador for your school!

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B ryanston High School Rugby Teams Crowned League Champions We would like to celebrate our Rugby teams winning their sections, and therefore being crowned reigning champs, at the recent Pirates Rugby League Championships. The Bryanston High School U14 A, U15 A and 1st Rugby Teams were selected to play in the Pirates League Championships that took place on Friday 03 June. We are very proud to report that Bryanston High School Rugby ended off the season on a wonderful high, with all 3 of these teams winning their sections of the League. The U14 A side were crowned League Champions in their division, thanks to a 26 – 12 win over CBC Boksburg in the finals. The U15 A side also rose to the top of their division with a 31 – 26 win over Greenside High School. The Bryanston High School 1st XV Team claimed their title with a close encounter which saw them take home an 8 – 3 win over CBC Boksburg. Our U14 side, in particular, are a team to watch. This is their first year together as a team and already we have seen great successes over the 2016 rugby season from them, including their wins over Fourways High School and Rand Park High School. The teams possesses many highly talented young men and Bryanston High School looks forward to many years of good rugby to come from our champion U15 and U14 sides. W edding Bells and New Additions Two of our staff members recently celebrated with beautiful weddings to their special life-partners. Congratulations to Mr Vorster on his wedding, as well as to Ms Dewes, we wish both couples a lifetime of happiness. Mrs Ripley-Evans and her husband welcomed their daughter Scarlett to the family on Monday 06 June. Congratulations to them on their beautiful baby girl!

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S chool Blankets Available to Order To beat the chill of winter we have introduced a Bryanston High School blanket. From this year learners are now able to have a Bryanston branded blanket to help fight off that extra nip in the air during the colder months. Bryanston High School has partnered with BanaBlankets, a registered non profit organisation, who will be making the blankets for Bryanston High School, this in turn means that each blanket purchased will help raise funds for the women and orphaned children supported by BanaBlankets. Blankets are available to order from Mrs Corlett for R130 each.We love the Bryanston design and are sure our Bryanstonians will too. If you would like to make payment via EFT into the school account then please ensure that the payment is referenced with your STUDENT NUMBER & Blanket. If the payment is not correctly referenced, the blanket will be donated to the underprivileged. B G lood Donation Drive Bryanston High School held its first blood donation drive for 2016 in June. We are proud to say that between the staff and learners we were able to donate over 40 pints of blood to the South African National Blood Service. Thank you to all who gave their time and blood to make the difference in saving someone else’s life. Just another example of the awesome Bryanston #TrueBlue spirit. Congratulations to our Blood Donation Ambassadors who helped in making this donation successful; Monique Pienaar, Crystall Murray, Timiyah de Goede, Melody Phakathi, Rose Tshabalala and Kgola Rahube. ymnastics Star Kim van Duyn, one of our very own First Team Netball players, competed in the Artistic Gymnastics Regional Competition this month. She was competing in the Level 7 category for under 18s. Bryanston High School would like to congratulate her on placing 1st on the Bar, 3rd on the Floor and taking 2nd place overall. What a superb achievement! From here, Kim will now compete in the Provincial Competition and we wish her the very best for this event. To advertise in the #BlueFlame please visit http://kennedy.co.za/advertising

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C ultural Tour to Europe 2016 On Tuesday 21 June, 36 Bryanstonians depart for Europe on the 2016 Cultural Tour. These learners, accompanied by Bryanston High School staff, will be exploring some of Europe’s most treasured sights and cities. This is definitely a “bucket list” adventure and trip of a life-time. We wish them safe travels. May you make the most amazing of memories and learn so much on this trip. Here is a glimpse of where all they will be going: 22-24 June in Prague 24-26 June in Vienna 26-27 June in Budapest 27-30 June in Venice 30 June & 1-2 July in Rome 3-6 July in Paris If you would like to be updated on the trip go and Like the official Europe Cultural Tour Facebook page by searching for Bryanston High School European Cultural Tour 2016. C Bon voyage! amelot Spa Salon Day @ Bryanston High School On the 14th of June the Hoopoe Room at Bryanston High School was transformed into a spa for the day. Camelot Spa brought their skilled student therapists to Bryanston High School for a day of pampering and spoils. Staff were treated to the best manicures and massages in town and judging by the smiles everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. In fact, we wish we could have more days like this. Thank you to Camelot Spa for sponsoring this day and for being completely fabulous! The staff at Bryanston High School are all very grateful for the special day you put together for us. If you need some pampering of your own, we can recommend Camelot Spas for sure! If you are looking to go into beauty therapy or the beauty industry visit their website today,

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D ebutants and Squires Ball 2016 Every second year Bryanston High School hosts the Debutants and Squires Ball. It is one of the school’s largest charity fund-raisers. Grade 10 and 11 learners qualify to participate with the goal to be crowned the reigning Debutant and Squire of the year. Each learner who participates in the programme is required to raise a set figure of funds by the week before the ball in order to attend the actual gala evening. This is done in various forms and is up to the individual on how they raise these funds. There are numerous amounts of sponsors who assist the learners over the fund -raising period, and we would like to thank them all for supporting our learners in this cause, we truly appreciate it. Then there are the sponsors who come on board to support the proceedings of the gala evening, which was held on Friday 13th May, at the Indaba Hotel in Fourways, and these we would like to thank personally for their generosity. Thank you to: Gavin Nelson at Douglasdale Pick n Pay Decorange-it for their assistance with the amazing decorations Ernst from Pick n Pay on Nicol Woolworths Bryanpark Sloane Meat Market Peter at the Electric Butterfly at Broadacres Bryanston Fruit and Flower Market Thank you to all of the sponsors who came on board in a special way to make the 2016 Debutants and Squires such a marvellous success. Congratulations to the following learners who walked away with prizes at the gala evening: DEBS BALL 2016 WINNERS Best Waltz: Megan Denton and Michael Alves Best Couple: Musa Ndaba and Matimba Baloyi Special Mention Fundraisers: Natania Krishnasamy and Nqabaya Sibiya Huge Support in Helping their Friends: Rose Tshabalala and Amu Molokoa Most Beautifully turned out Debutant 3rd Princess : Rochelle de Beer 2nd Princess : Zahle Eloff Winner : Grace Cameron Fundraiser Winners 3rd Place : Priyantha Naicker (R 13 000) 2nd Place : Martin Dijkhuis (R 17 000) 1st Place : Luca Naude (R 22 000)

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C heerleaders Take Podium Position at Provincial Championships On Saturday 04 June, the Gauteng Provincial Cheerleading Championships were held at St Dominic’s School, Boksburg. Two cheerleading squads from Bryanston High School were selected to participate, the All Girls Squad; who compete as the Bryanston Stars, and Co-ed Squad; Bryanston Magic. A total of ten schools were invited to compete in the all-day event. Displays started at 08h00 in the morning and continued into the late afternoon/ early evening. Each team had to put forward their best displays in order to be crowned the Provincial Champions at the end of the day. Bryanston High School’s daring stunts and action packed displays earned them a well-deserved and hard worked for third place overall. The Bryanston High School Cheerleading Squad (as a whole) are currently ranked 3rd in the country, and continue to be the pride and joy of Bryanston High School. We would just like to congratulate each of the learners and coaches who dedicate endless hours to this sport a massive congratulations on this outstanding achievement!

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C ross Country District Trials Selection Congratulations to the following Bryanstonians who have been selected for District Trials for Cross Country: Blessing Lebese Peter Nyoni Thomas Schlebusch Ben Hillebrand Dustin Osborne John Mahbene Rayne Wiseman Koketso Sithole Jernade Kock Jafta Maluleke Dylan Adams Cameron McNair David Wiessendanger Nkanyiso Mahlodo Sam Jodo B We look forward to hearing more on your progress following these trials. All the best to each of these incredible athletes! oys Hockey: District Trials Selections It is the season for District Trials selection for most of our sports. Bryanston High School is very proud to have had so many learners chosen to participate in the D9 District Trials, representing in their various sporting codes. Boys Hockey is no exception to this. The following hockey boys were selected to participate and were subsequently invited to the next round of District Trials; Jonathan van Duyn, Jameel Sujee, Chris Chris Denton in action on the hockey field wearing his Bryanston Denton, KK Madlanga, Kione Suklal, Glen First Team Boys Hockey kit. Sayers, Given Ngwira and Thomas Schlebusch. Given Ngwira, Chris Denton and Jameel Sujee were then selected to compete in the Final Round on Trials. We are very proud to announce that Chris Denton was selected to be part of the Gauteng U16D Hockey Team. Excellently done Chris!

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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 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 the discount. INDULGE Townhouse For Sale Situated in Kensington B near Sandton Clinic bordering Bryanston. Newly refurbished large Duplex 200 sq m in small secure complex. 3beds, 2.5 baths, lounge, dinning, study/ TV, lovely kitchen, double garage, patio, garden. R 1,85M neg. Contact Ivan 083 709 9965 Musical Theatre Holiday Workshop. Singing! Dancing! Acting! Ages 6 – 16yrs. Classes taught by television and theatre professionals. 4-9 July OR 11-16 July. Final Performance ON STAGE at Theatre on The Square. R1200 per performer for a 6 day workshop. Booking essential. Register online www.fameacademy.co.za OR vicky@showiz.co.za 0823364424. FAME ACADEMY Focused Language Learning One-on-one Afrikaans teaching grades 8-12. Jan Reinecke BA(Wits) BAHons (Unisa) TTHD(JCE) Professional Teacher (PR. 1132648) mobile 079 513 3951 home 011 781 6141 jg.reinecke@gmail.com Results speak louder than words

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URGENT – ACCOMMODATION WANTED TO RENT Accommodation such as a flatlet, garden cottage or outside quarters is urgently required for a Bryanston High School pupil and, if possible, his mother. This should preferably be within walking distance of the school. Furniture can be provided by the lessee if required. Kindly call 082 8717885 E questrian News Megan Britz, one of our star Equestrian riders, has taken part in all of the SANESA qualifiers this year and has ridden into 1st place every time. We would like to congratulate her on this awesome achievement!

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