Bryanston High School Newsletter 7 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 #7 of 2016 - November BRYANSTONIAN SUPERSTARS OF THE CLASS OF 2016 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 top twenty learners and congratulations to Cameron MacNair, Martin Dijkhuis and Caitlin Bell on their achievement of a White Blazer. We are proud of you all! A big ‘thank you’ to all the families who We have now started our final exams and I supported the Santa Shoe Box Collection. would like to urge parents to make the Initially we aimed at making100 boxes but in necessary transport arrangements so that the end collected an incredible 331. This learners can get home and spend their time initiative was a resounding success! studying and preparing for their exams. We ask parents to ensure that supervised studying takes place so that learners can achieve results that reflect their ability. Mr Conway Stanley joined our Department this term and we would wish him well at Bryanston High. Maths like to Please note that normal school rules apply during exam time and that learners must be dressed accordingly and with the correct hairstyles at all times. Boys must be clean shaven during this time. Mrs Byrne unfortunately had a very bad fall during the holidays and she broke her leg in several places. She will only be able to return to Bryanston High next year. We wish her a speedy recovery! On the 11th October we had our Matric Valedictory where one of our old boys’ Douglas Smart, was the guest speaker. He gave an inspiring talk on his life after A reminder that report collection will take place on 7th December from 09h00 to 10h00. Reports not collected by 10h00 will be posted at 11h00. Bryanston High and what he saw as the key components of achieving a successful career. Well done to all our recipients of awards and J SKELTON congratulations to all the families. Principal The following week we had a Special Assembly with Top Twenty and White Honours Blazers awards. Well done to our

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FAREWELL MATRICS: VALEDICTORY 2016 TOP 20 TERM 3 OF 2016 MATRIC 19th 77% Jonathan van Duyn, Rifah Nuckcheddy, Zahle Eloff, Tamary Bronner 14th 78% Alex Warren, Sgaron Muchemwa, Tumelo Mashabathakga, Keroshan Devan, Khanya Bambo 12th 79% Madison Ramsay, Priyantha Naicker 10th 80% Makabongwa Kaseke, Scherodene Devalogan 7th 81% Jordan Read, Mihir Poobalan, Kristina Marinkovic 6th 82% Michael Alves 4th 83% Kaedon Williams, Amy Thomson 3rd 85% Sheoree Suklal 2nd 86% Kirthin Bedessie 1st 92% Paayal Naiker WHITE HONOURS BLAZER MATRIC RECIPIENTS Ms Karczmarczyk, the Grade 12 Grade Controller, had the following to say of these learners, “These learners have consistently strived for and achieved fantastic academic results and have been awarded according to their hard work throughout their school careers at Bryanston High School. We are very proud of them.” for eight (8) distinctions. Amy Thomson and Kirthin Bedessie wer e awar ded their White Honours Blazers for maintaining distinctions in six (6) subjects, Sheoree Suklal for maintaining seven (7) distinctions and Paayal Naiker The following Grade 12 learners received their White Honours Blazers for attaining full colours in four or more areas: Priyantha Naicker for Fir st Aid, Academics, Councillor ship and Debutants and Squir es. Moyet Beukes for Hockey, Tennis, Tennis Coaching and Councillor ship. Michael Alves for Athletics, Squash, Academics and Councillor ship. Tumelo Litlhakanyane for Hockey, Tennis, Councillor ship and Academics. Jonathan van Duyn, 2016 Pr esident (Head Boy), r eceived a r e-award of his White Honours Blazer for his continued excellence in academics and on the sports field. Congratulations to these Grade 12 learners on their achievements and well done for standing out and leading the way for the Class of 2016 in all that you do at Bryanston High School.

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TOP TWENTY: TERM 3 OF 2016 GRADE 8 17th 77% 16th 78% 12th 79% 11th 80% 9th 81% 5th 82% 4th 83% 2nd 87% 1st 89% Allyssa Wilson, Mishka Pillay, Trevolen Naicker, Sibusisisiwe Maphumulo, Unathi Madonsela, Keketso Baliwe Shakti Sookraj Brenna Sutherland, Kirstyn Smith, Maximillan Nuppenau, Christina Govender Matilda Ndlovu Mihlali Ndabeni, Zoe Barron Claira Tavener, Yashna Ramkison, Lavaran Naidoo, Michaela McCreight Kayla Butkovic Gianfranco Noriega Del Valle, Arminita-Lee Swann Nicole Wallis GRADE 9 20th 79% 19th 80% 17th 81% 13th 82% 8th 83% 4th 86% 3rd 87% 2nd 88% 1st 90% Mokgadi Morapa, Neo Eloff Kayla Pombo Rethabile Mofokeng, Kevashan Govender Tiago Timothy, Georgia Theart, Mihlali Solombela, Anifa Linga Kyle Pottinger, Anjali Parbhu, Shana Kenneth, Anelisa Budula, Yasmine Bie Mia Tanneback, Priyansha Srivastava, Ahmed Ravat, Robyn Baird Lesedi Lesuthu Mohamed Patel Anja Venter GRADE 10 20th 77% 17th 78% 15th 79% 12th 80% 10th 81% 8th 82% 7th 83% 6th 84% 4th 85% 2nd 86% 1st 87% Kashveer Sewjalal, Anja Piso, Andrea Noriega Del Valle, Fatima Khan, Edward Cho Nikyle Perumal, Milani Kwinana, Shriya Juggath Tumi Morobe, Rahel Jasson Kim van Duyn, Jessica Schlebusch, Chris Denton Michael Mpofu, Merusha Govender Rosemary O’Çonnor, Ashish Jakkam Shannon Naidoo Saryna Curia Brad Fulcher, John Tyson Sophia Zhao, Liza Els Kaliece Govender GRADE 11 16th 78% 14th 79% 12th 80% 11th 81% 10th 82% 7th 83% 6th 84% 4th 85% 3rd 88% 2nd 89% 1st 97% Yankho Kumbemba, Tamara Chinganya, Darren Rondganger, Jessica Lubbe, Charlotte Koury Thato Mpolobosho, Kayla Heckrath Yumna Karodia, Rutendo Nyikadzino Michelle Seo Tarsha Isaac Candace Eslick, Tamara Tesoriero, Caitlin Bell Alina Holubeva Jenna Prinsloo, Dylan Visser Musa Ndaba Gareth Edwards Ian Edwards

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EXTRAORDINARY BRYANSTONIANS Tristan Hayman (Grade 9) enter ed the second Bulpae Academic Taekwondo Best of the Best Tournament 2016, held in Edenvale on 8th October. He won the gold medal for patterns in his weight and age category, as well as the silver medal for sparring in his weight and age category. Well done on these fantastic achievements Tristan! Jenna du Toit (Grade 9) r ecently qualified for the ar ea finals of the Inter national Models and Talent USA competition for dancing, singing and modelling. The finals take part next year in March and she stands a chance of winning an all-expenses paid trip to the IMTA in New York. She also participated in the AMPED competition. She made it all the way to Top 10 and then performed at the AMPEDFEST on 7th October in front of roughly 7000 people. Well done Jenna! WHITE HONOURS BLAZER AWARDS 2016 During our Final Assembly for 2016 the following Grade 11 learners received the privilege of being awarded a White Honours Blazer. Congratulations to these phenomenal learners on their achievements! Cameron McNair achieved four full colours this year in Athletics, Open Water Swimming, Swimming and Cross Country. Martin Dijkhuis achieved four full colours this year in Hockey, Tennis, Debs & Squires and Councillorship. Caitlin Bell achieved four full colours this year in Hockey Umpiring, Hockey, First Aid and Councillorship. TRUE BLUE BRYANSTONIAN HEARTS Bryanston High School would like to give a special mention and thanks to the following learners and families for their remarkable generosity during the Santa Shoebox campaign. Claira Tavener and Kerina Naidoo (and their families) for their outstanding donations of 25 and 20 shoeboxes each. Then to Fatima Khan and her family for the large donation of toiletries and stationery and other fantastic items that were used to create many, many shoeboxes. Thank you Khan family! Thank you this beautiful act of kindness for all of those precious children that will be receiving your special gifts this Christmas and festive season. We are so blessed to have such amazing #TrueBlue hearts at Bryanston High School! Thank you.

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SANTA SHOEBOX PROJECT What started out as a simple class project to simply collect 2 boxes for the Santa Shoebox Project’s 10th Birthday turned into something bigger than the staff at Bryanston High School could ever imagine. When we started this journey in the beginning of September we hoped to collect 50 shoeboxes for the campaign, we had designed a system that each class between grade 8 -11 would be responsible for filling 2 shoeboxes. Then pledges opened on 01 September and we were overwhelmed by the response. Bryanstonian learners and families flooded us with requests to pledge their own boxes. The response was really something phenomenal. It just demonstrates, again, what superb families and staff we have at Bryanston High School. In the end we pledged a total of 331 shoeboxes. Some families took 20 - 25 boxes alone to complete, while others generously donated stationery and toiletries to fill 50 boxes and our Grade 12 learners donated cash to help fill boxes too. It was a True Blue Family effort. On Friday, 28 October some members of the Bryanston High School marketing team loaded up the cars with the 331 boxes and headed off to the drop off point. What a festive sight the cars were, filled to the brim with carefully, colour decorated and packed boxes for some special children. Thank you Bryanstonians for making this project so special to us! Your generosity has touched not only the lives of the children that will receive these boxes but also the lives of the staff at Bryanston High School who have been amazed by the kindness, love and genuine care you have displayed. You are all amazing and we are so proud to have you as part of the True Blue Family. COLOURS AWARDS TERM 4 2016 Congratulations to the following learners for being awarded colours in their respective fields… FIRST AID Half Colours: Rethabile Mofokeng, Jessica Lubbe Full Colours: Reabetswe Monyamane, Rutendo Nykadzino, Caitlin Bell CATERING Junior Full Colours: Refilwe Monyemoratho Full Colours: Musa Ndaba

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ENDING OFF THE 2016 SWIMMING SEASON AS WINNERS There has been much development going on in the Bryanston High School swimming team during the 2016 season. The year started off with a newly refurbished pool and from there things have only gone from strength to strength. A dedicated head of swimming, some enthusiastic coaches, supportive parents and talented learners have all played their roles in ensuring that the swimming season ended off spectacularly. Congratulations to all of our Team Bryanston swimmers for winning your final gala against the Krugersdorp High School, Maragon Private School and Fourways High School B teams. Your performance in the pool and spirit alongside the pool as you supported your fellow Bryanstonians was fantastic. We wish you well as you prepare for the 2017 swimming season and look forward to hearing more about your great achievements in 2017. Bryanston Sportsmanship is True Blue! TRIATHLON NEWSFLASH! Well done to our very own Cameron McNair who competed in the Eleven Global at Sun City on the weekend of 15 October. The event is known as "Africa's Toughest Triathlon" and required Cameron to take part in 2 consecutive days of hard racing. Cameron showed his #TrueBlue super powers by winning the Junior Men's Olympic Distance as well as being the winner of the Junior Men's 2Squared (Sprint and Olympic Distance) and placing an excellent 12th overall.

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SPORTSMAN FEATURE: ROGAN SHEPHERD (SWIMMER) At Bryanston High School we have some great swimmers but one of our true superstars is Rogan Shepherd. Rogan represented his Club, Electric Eels, at the KZN Seagull Short Course Champs during the school holidays. He received some new personal bests, in terms of his times, and also made an SA Youth National Qualifying time for his 200m butterfly, with a time of 2:13:16. This qualifies him to swim at the Youth Nationals in April next year. Well done to Rogan! To all those that aren’t on the swimming team let us explain how awesome this achievement really is… In swimming there are generally long course events, these take place in a 50m pool, and short course events, which take place in a 25m pool. The short course season is a winter season and starts in June/July. Rogan started off his short course season well, in true Bryanstonian style, and it has been a great platform to build on for the rest of the 2016 season. Rogan took part in the Central Gauteng Aquatics Senior Short Course Open on the 29th July 2016 to the 31st July 2016. He made some personal best times, we shared this news with you earlier this year, and received 4 Silver Medals. Here is a recap of what he received those medals for: 200m Individual Medley (IM) 200m Freestyle 50m Backstroke 200m Freestyle Relay He achieved some excellent qualifying times and qualified to take part in the SA National Short Course Champs in Pietermaritzburg at the end of August 2016. That event was supposed to be trials for International Short Course Champs. Unfortunately, Rogan got very sick and spent the entire event in bed! He was very disappointed, as anyone who has put so much dedication into their swimming would be. This didn’t stop him or hold him back though. His took part in the KZN Seagulls Winter Short Course Championship in Durban from the 6th to the 9th October 2016. At this event he received some personal bests and he also made an SA Youth National Qualifying time for his 200m Fly with a time of 2:13:16. This qualifies him to swim at the Youth Nationals in April next year. The different Levels of Swimming work as follows: 1. A swimmer starts at the bottom at Level 1; 2. He then, as he achieves faster times, proceeds to Level 2 and Level 3; 3. Thereafter the next Level is SA National Junior Status. This is Rogan’s current status for swimming. 4. The Level after SA National Junior Status is SA Youth and SA Elite Youth (he has now received 1 qualifying time for SA Youth); 5. The final aim would be a Senior National time which is an open time i.e. it is not based on age group but rather on adult times. As you can see Rogan is a certified True Blue superstar! We cannot wait to see what the future holds for this talented swimmer. We are so proud to have him as part of Team Bryanston.

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PINK DRIVE VISITS BRYANSTON HIGH SCHOOL The totally awesome ladies and gentlemen from Pink Drive, Hirsch's and Pick n Pay presented such an informative talk on 18 October to all of our female learners and staff. The girls were exposed to the importance of the Pink Drive and making sure that they put their health first, in all that they do. The girls had to take selfies as part of an exciting competition at the event. Congratulations to Robyn Baird in 9C who won the fantastic hamper from the Pink Drive Selfie Raffle. There were so many sponsors who participated in making this special event happen, we would just like to take a moment to give them an extra special thank you. A very big thank you to Enes Tavener for organizing the guest speakers and refreshments. Thank you to Jabu from Hirsch's, Merna from Pink Drive and Claudia from Praesignis for the wonderful messages you gave. Lastly, thank you to Pick n Pay for sponsoring the cool drinks and to Pink Drive for the delicious Future Life sponsorship. SUN CITY OPEN WATER SWIM On Saturday the 22nd of October a group of Bryanston High School swimmers participated in the 1500m Sun City Swim. Ms Van Rooyen, Mr Farnell, Ms Barkay and Mr Stanley assisted in taking our talented swimmers to Sun City to allow them the opportunity to participate in this Open Water Swimming event. Congratulations to all who participated, you showed your True Blue spirit in your participation and we hope that you all had lots of fun too.

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ACCOUNTING EXTRA LESSONS One on One private tuition High school and 1st year university Bookings open for 2017 Based in Blairgowrie. R350 per hour. Mrs Kellman BCom Unisa 061-230-5592 INDULGE Decadent dining & boutique confectionery at Shop 8Rivonia 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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