Bryanston High School Newsletter 5 of 2016


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#BlueFlame B r y a n s t o n H i g h S c h o o l | Newsletter #5 of 2016 - August BRYANSTON HIGH SCHOOL SETS THE PACE Top School in Northern S u b u rb s fo r S ix Ye ar s


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Message from our Principal D ear Bryanstonians Science. There is a misconception Maths Literacy limits university options. Mr Vorster has done research on this and has found that all universities offer various courses that accommodate Maths Literacy. We would like to wish our Matrics well in We ask you to look at your child’s current their Preliminary Examinations and we hope report and make a wise decision as to the to see the results that they and their teachers subjects you choose for 2017. have strived towards. We remind our Matrics that this exam forms a very important part of your final matric mark. We would like to encourage parents to support their children during this stressful time. We said farewell to Mr and Mrs van der Merwe who have immigrated to Australia and we welcome Mr du Preez in our Maths Literacy and Business Studies Departments. We have also said goodbye to Ms Dhlamini Congratulations to our Athletics team and and welcomed Mr Papademetriou in the their coaches for coming second in the 2016 Maths Department. Inter-High. An interesting fact is that in 2014 we were still down in to come second in the A years later, is certainly an Blue Spirit! the C league and league only two example of True We would like to wish our grade 11s who are going on a Self-empowerment Camp this coming weekend a great trip. We hope that what they will learn on camp will be practiced at school when they return. Parents please assist us with our traffic congestion by parking in the designated bays provided. Please do not double-park in the street as this hampers visibility and we are A reminder of our AGM on 14th September at 18h00 in the school hall. concerned about the safety of our learners. J SKELTON The grade nines will be making their subject choices this week and we would like parents to support our teachers and heads of department in the suggestions regarding subject choice that they make. Please understand that not all learners have the aptitude to take Core Maths and Physical Principal


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BRYANSTON ATHLETES BREAK RECORDS AT FIRST A LEAGUE INTER HIGH ATHLETICS COMPETITION Prior to 2014 Bryanston High School were competing in the C league athletics group. In 2014 our athletes took to the track and won the C league competition. This was a turning point for Bryanston High School athletics which saw our athletes come out in first place again in 2015, winning the B league competition and being promoted once more into the next league; the A league. The best of the best. The Bryanston athletes, fuelled by their success in 2014 and 2015, welcomed the competitiveness and challenge of the A league. On August 29 Team Bryanston took to the track at the Inter High Competition for the A league athletics teams. Each of our athletes showed ‘True Blue’ spirit in every event and to say that we are proud of their performance, both on and off of the track, is an understatement. Bryanston High School ended off the day in SECOND place overall, ahead of Queens High School (4th place) and Fourways High School (3rd place). Congratulations to Northcliff High School for winning the 2016 event. Team Bryanston looks forward to the 2017 athletics season. A special congratulations to the following Bryanston High School athletes who were the only learners to set new records at the 2016 Inter High event: Keletso Sithole who set a new record for the Boys U14 200m event with a time of 23:44 Thobani Madlala who set a new record for the Boys U15 100m event with a time of 10:49 (that’s just 1:36 seconds off of the World Record for the Mens 100m race). Boys U14 Relay Team, consisting of Keletso Sithole, Dylan Dlamini, Molemo Manyame and Alex Ncube, who set a new record of 46:37 for the event. Congratulations to all of the athletes and coaches involved on this truly remarkable overall result! To view the complete gallery of photos from Inter High please click here 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 the discount.


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FULL COLOUR AWARDS Congratulations to following learners who have been awarded full colours in their various extra murals… Rhetoric Musa Ndaba, Sara Lagardien and Sheoree Suklal. Drama Jason Hall, Grace Cameron, Jonathan Linga, Sasha Karlin, Amy Thomson, Triston Pillay, Tania Primmer, Anja Piso, Zihle Makhetha, Andrea Noriega Del Valle, Bradley Fulcher and Michael Mpofu. Backstage Dominic de Jagter, Chris Nelson, Adi Hancock, Thomas Joos Vandewalle and Brent Smith. Junior Full Colours: Caitlin Baird Girls Tennis Jessica Schlebusch and Moyet Beukes. Junior Full Colours: Matilda Ndlovu Rugby Kamo Mbatha, Simphiwe Madlala, Deelon Marcus, Awethu Lushozi, Matthew Hillebrand, Sisa Tokwe and Njabulo Zikhal. Netball Erica Donzella, Candice Eslick, Basetsana Mampane and Belami McCarter. Girls Hockey Caitlin Bell and Moyet Beukes. Junior Full Colours: Ceiara MacNair Hockey Umpiring Jonathan van Duyn, Tamara Chinganya and Caitlin Bell. Open Water Swimming Cameron MacNair Junior Full Colours: Rogan Shepherd Girls Squash Alex Warren Boys Squash Ian Edwards, Gareth Edwards and Michael Alves. Boys Hockey Jonathan van Duyn, Jameel Sujee, Kyle Neilson, Zigi Zulu, Andiso Ndebele, Modise Mokoele, Tumelo Lithlhakanyane, Chris Denton, Alex Hieber, KK Madlanga and Martin Dijkhuis. Cross Country Cameron MacNair, David Wiessendanger, Blessing Lebese, Dustin Osborne, Jernade Kock Junior Full Colours: Peter Nyoni, John Mabena Debs and Squires Luca Naude, Martin Dijkhuis and Priya Naicker. OUTSANDING BRYANSTONIANS Matilda Ndlovu, a grade 8 Bryanstonian, has shown extra savvy on the netball courts. She was selected for the D9 District Netball Team and received District Colours for this achievement, she then went through to trials for the Regional Team selection. All of this has resulted in her attaining her Provincial Colours for Netball. Well done Matilda! Vongai Chibvongodze has been awarded National Colours for Cheerleading. This is an excellent result and we wish Vongai everything of the best for her future cheerleading adventures.


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CELEBRATING OUR ACADEMIC TOP 20 Learners who placed in the Top 20 of their grade for Term 2 of 2016 for their academic results were treated to a delicious ‘Top 20 Tea’ earlier this term. Congratulations Bryanstonians on your awesome academic achievements! GRADE 8 GRADE 11 19th 74% Matilda Ndlovu, Christina Govender, 19th 73% Thato Mpolobosho, Jessica Lubbe, Nolutenda Chituko Michelle Ikeh, Kayla Heckrath, Mufaro 17th 75% Tyra Prithpaul, Maximillian Nuppernau Chiyangwa 15th 76% Shakti Sookraj, Awakhiwe Mhlanga 17th 74% Rutendo Nyikadzino, Farah Gool 13th 77% Brenna Sutherland, Unathi Madonsela 13th 75% Michelle Seo, Trishla Pathak, Yumna 9th 78% Claira Tavener, Glen Sayers, Michaela Karodia, Tarsha Isaac McCreight, Sibususiswe Maphumulo 12th 76% Tamara Chinganya 7th 79% Yashna Ramkison, Lavaran Naidoo 11th 77% Darren Rondganger 5th 80% Kayla Butkovic, Zoie Barron 10th 78% Charlotte Koury 3rd 81% Gianfranco Noriega Del Valle, Mihlali 8th 79% Jenna Prinsloo, Candace Eslick Ndabeni 7th 80% Dylan Visser 2nd 85% Nicole Wallis 5th 81% Alina Holubeva, Caitlin Bell 1st 86% Arminita-Lee Swan 4th 82% Tamara Tesoriero 3rd 86% Musa Ndaba GRADE 9 2nd 89% Gareth Edwards 20th 77% Rochelle Scholtz, Ashleigh Forrester 1st 95% Ian Edwards 16th 78% Tiago Timothy, Mihlali Solombela, Anifa Linga, Anelisa Budula GRADE 12 11th 79% Georgia Theart, Kyle Pottinger, Anjali 19th 77% Jonathan van Duyn, Lyle Pillay, Zahle Parbhu, Shana Kenneth, Neo Eloff Eloff, Tamaryn Bronner 9th 81% Mokgadi Morapa, Yasmine Bie 16th 78% Sharon Muchemwa, Tumelo 8th 82% Katya Pombo Mashabathakga, Khanya Bambo 6th 84% Mia Tanneback, Ahmed Ravat 11th 79% Alex Warren, Jordan Read, Madison 4th 85% Priyanshu Srivastava, Mohamed Patel Ramsay, Priyantha Naicker, 2nd 87% Robyn Baird, Anja Venter Makabongwe Kaseke 1st 88% Lesedi Lesuthu 8th 80% Amy Thomson, Mihir Poobalan, Keroshan Devan GRADE 10 7th 81% Scherodene Devalogan 18th 75% Kim van Duyn, Teagen Naidoo, Liza 5th 82% Kristan Marinkovic, Michael Alves Els, Edward Cho 4th 83% Kaedon Williams 13th 76% John Tyson, Anja Piso, Milani Kwinana, 3rd 85% Sheoree Suklal Tshenolo Koapeng, Ashish Jakkam 2nd 88% Kirthin Bedessie 11th 77% Andrea Noriega Del Valle, Fatima Khan 1st 93% Paayal Naiker 9th 78% Jessica Schlebusch, Chris Denton 8th 79% Rosemary O’Connor 5th 80% Saryna Curia, Merusha Govender, Michael Mpofu 4th 81% Sophia Zhao 2nd 84% Kailece Govender, Brad Fulcher 1st 85% Shannon Naidoo


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NEW YOGA STUDIO IN BRYANSTON. Come spend some time on your mat getting in touch with body, mind and soul as you dedicate some time for yourself to relieve stress, anxiety, recover from injury or just come to enjoy some you time. Teaching Vinyasa, Hatha and Yin/Yang yoga to all levels at The Active Zone on Bryanston drive. Sign up online at or email


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