Bryanston High School Newsletter 6 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 #6 of 2016 - September A CELEBRATION OF TRUE BLUE HERITAGE 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 Good luck to our cricketers and swimmers for the upcoming season. The cricket boys have certainly got some interesting matches ahead including a match against Mitchell House in Polokwane this term. Some other fixtures include some of the top boys’ schools in The last of the prelim exams was written on Gauteng. Wednesday and all results will be available from Thursday, 29th September. A reminder to all parents that reports will be handed out in the last lesson on Friday, 30th September. The School will close at 10h30 on Friday. Ms van Rooyen is now in charge of swimming and under her leadership we have already seen an improvement in the participation at practices. We are also excited by the two new specialist coaches who have come on board and have Parents of Grade 9 learners are reminded that all subject choice forms should have been handed in already done superb swimming training. work with early morning by Tuesday, 27th September. We cannot emphasise enough how important it is to hand these forms in as the planning of the 2017 academic year depends on these subject choices. I would also like to reiterate that the school will try to accommodate special requests but because of staffing this is not always possible. Parents must work through their grade controllers if these special requests cannot be accommodated. A very big ‘thank you’ to everyone who contributed to the Santa Shoebox Collection. The initiative is driven by Mrs Byrne and the response has been overwhelming. Initially we thought of targeting around 100 boxes but so far we have already collected just short of 330 boxes. We know this goes to a good cause and we are fortunate to have a community driven learner body in the school. Thank you Mrs It gives me pleasure to announce our new Grade 8 Controllers for 2017. Congratulations Mr Byrne and her team less fortunate better. for making the lives of the Steenkamp, Ms Karczmarczyk and the Assistant Grade Controller, Ms de Agrella. We forward to their fresh input and new ideas. look A reminder of our upcoming AGM (alternative date due to no quorum) which will be held on Wednesday, 12th October at 18h00. We would like to express our appreciation to VW Hatfield Bryanston for their sponsorship of If you are going away for the vacation, please a Combi. This will make transport arrangements drive carefully and have a good holiday. for a lot of our activities much easier and we would have to rely less on parents for transporting in certain codes. This is the second School opens for the fourth term on 10 October. vehicle that VW Hatfield Bryanston has sponsored and their partnership with Bryanston High School is of great value to us. J SKELTON Principal

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GRADE 11 LEADERSHIP CAMP Our Grade 11s and soon to be Matric Class of 2017 enjoyed the annual Grade 11 Leadership Camp between 08 - 11 September 2016. If you are a parent or family member of a Grade 11 learner we are sure you have heard all about the exciting tales and adventures from this “life changing” weekend. However, if you are not in the same house as a Grade 11 learner here is some detail on what happened… From a Grade 11 Boys’ Perspective Camp was tough, exciting, building, emotional and physical for all of us. The excursion began on that Thursday morning, all of us in our separate squad uniform, proud and energized. The camp itself was nowhere near what we had expected. During the camp we had to undertake many activities, I won’t go into too much detail as I don’t want to ruin the experience for the Grade 10 boys, but some things do stand out; swimming in the mud, throwing mud, running, running, did I say running, physical exercise in the gravel and working as a team. All of this sounds like a ton of manly, sweat– pouring fun, and it was, but it also gave us something else to do. During the times when we were ready to give up, mates helped us, mates that we didn't call mates before. By the end of we were all men and all united to stand together. We are united and stronger together as a group of Grade 11 boys. We found a deeper respect for each other that wasn't there before. From a Grade 11 Girls’ Perspective Although it was hotter than the sun, Grade 11 camp weekend has to have been the best weekend in the history of our Bryanston High School careers. As a girl I was subjected to multiple mud obstacle courses, zip-lining and tonnes of oranges with every meal, but nothing beats the trust exercise conducted by Mr Skelton. The most memorable day was the one that lead to the runway show, I never thought that a person could need that much toilet paper and tin foil, but the outcome proved to be worth it. Camp was filled with tears, bonding and sit ups (due to being late), but it was most importantly empowering to every female and absolutely unforgettable.

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MODEL UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE Bryanston High School sent two teams of delegates to this year’s conference held at Wits University. Committee 1 : The conference of the parties to CITES (COP 17) dealing with the topic of protecting animal and plant species from illegal international trade and poaching. Our team of Musa Ndaba, Rahal Jasson and Tamara Tesoriero represented Non-governmental Organisations of North America. Committee 2 :UNICEF- GEN2030 – The future of African Development. Our team of Zihle Makhetha and Andrea Noriega Del Valle represented Tanzania. The conference comprises five committees and overall there are in the region of 1000 delegates. It is run along the lines of the United Nations held in New York. The conference opened with clips from the actual United Nations and a highly inspirational film highlighting the plight of refugees. We were addressed by delegates from the United Nations who were extremely motivational and inspiring and who began their journey as students involved in the Model United Nations. BON VOYAGE. CLASS OF 2016 MATRIC DANCE. On Friday evening 23 September 2016 the Matric Class of 2016 gathered in their absolute finest at the Indaba Hotel in Fourways for their very own matric dance. Here are some photos for you to enjoy from the spectacular event.

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GOLDEN LIONS IPT ROOIBOKKE Bryanston High School's Ben Hillebrand and Braedan O'Connor (photographed with Yanda Mazantsana below) have been selected to play for the Gold Lions IPT Rooibokke Under 14 team. These Bryanstonian boys will be representing their team, province and school in the upcoming IPT Tournament taking place between 03 - 08 October 2016. If you are looking for something to do in the school holidays, find out from these two boys where you can support them and show your #TrueBlue spirit. We wish Ben and Braedan the very best for the tournament. We are so proud of you both! AMPEDFEST: AMPED AFRICA We are so proud to announce that our very own Jenna du Toit and Keagan Blignaut are part of the Amped Africa Top 10 Contestants. As part of the AMPEDTM top 10 Acts they will perform alongside international artists and the cream of the crop in South African commercial entertainment at the AMPEDTM Music Festival. This will take place on 07 October from 2 - 9pm at the Kyalami Grand Prix in Midrand. They will stand a chance to win, below is more on this fantastic prize. The 3 AMPEDTM category winners will win:  A full Development programme from Amplify Africa covering all facets of the entertainment industry.  Category specific One on One training with some of the elite leaders in the South African entertainment industry.  Sponsored hampers from our AMPEDTM sponsors  Cash prizes for each category winner  Bursary to attend and complete any of the Amplify Africa courses accredited by WITS Uni- versity  Professionally Shot portfolio and Show Reel

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HERITAGE DAY: CELEBRATING BEING TRUE BLUE The grounds at Bryanston High School came to life with an eclectic celebration of Heritage Day on Friday 23 September, the day before our national Heritage Day. We hosted a civvies day and encouraged our learners to show off their heritage #ProudlySouthAfrican style, and boy oh boy did they go to town. In #TrueBlue spirit learners from Grade 8 to 11, together with the staff, dressed up in all sorts of cultural attire and shared the festivities of the day in a way that made everyone proud to be a Bryanstonian. The #BlueFlame shone brightest this day. Regardless of the vast diversity of culture and heritage Bryanstonians displayed unity of heart and spirit throughout the day as each embraced the others’ heritage. Enjoy the photos of this festive occasion.

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30 YEAR REUNION FOR BHS CLASS OF 1986 The Matric Class of 1986 from Bryanston High School celebrated their 30 year reunion on Saturday 24 September at Copper Bar in Bryanston. Our very own Mrs Weir attended the event as she was staff member already in 1986 and taught many of the attendees and from reports it was a superb evening. Thank you to Douglas Smart and John Holland for organising the event and keeping that #TrueBlue spirit going after all of these years. Below are some photos from the event for you to enjoy. If you are a member of the Bryanston High School alumni and are planning any reunions or have any interesting news to share with us, old photos, etc. please contact our marketing department on laurenstreng@bryanston.com we would love to hear from you and share your events on the school website and Facebook pages. 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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TRANSPORT REQUIRED Please can someone help by giving my daughter a lift from school to home which is in Ebury Avenue, Bryanston. Contact Nicole on 074 892 2981 PAULSHOF GARDEN COTTAGE One bedroom, One bathroom Upstairs unit on Private property – will suit mature lady. Occupation Immediately R 4500.00 per month excluding Electricity. Contact: Martine 011 803 3598 or 082 404 9469

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