Bryanston High School Newsletter 2 of 2017


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#BlueFlame B r y ans t on H i g h S c ho ol | Newsletter #2 of 2017 - March BRYANSTON SPIRIT IS TRUE BLUE Top School in Northern Suburbs Since 2010


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Message from our Principal D ear Bryanstonians hockey boys and girls to Kearsney and our Netball girls to Brits. We wish them well on their tours. We thank all the teachers who We are coming to the end of are accompanying them on these trips for what was a very busy term. giving up their holiday time. This term saw the end of the summer sport programme and the beginning of the winter Our Major Production cast has been working sport programme. We have already had our very hard over the past weeks and weekends. first Derby Day and I would again like to We are looking forward to a spectacular appeal to parents to support future Derby performance and, again, thank you to the Days. teachers involved for giving up their time to ensure a entertaining musical. Reports will be handed out on Friday and we would like to remind parents that we have It is always sad to say goodbye to Bryanston started the Academic Council process and teachers and we would like to wish Ms ask for your cooperation in this area as we Davidson, Mrs Alves and Ms Markantonis have had many successes with this well in their new ventures. They have programme over the past year. Please feel contributed so much to our school and we free to contact the relevant grade controller will miss them. Mrs Venter is going on should you need more information in this maternity leave and we wish her well during regard. this time. A request to grade 10 and 11 parents to A special word of thanks must go to our carefully study your child’s report and to school governing body for all their hard work discuss possible subject changes with your behind the scenes. The amount of time that child in those subjects where poor results they have spent on finance and marketing is were achieved. It is of the utmost greatly appreciated. importance to make the correct subject I wish you all well over the holidays and if choices before the end of the grade 11 year you are travelling, drive safely. The second as the Department has stopped allowing any term starts on Tuesday, 18th April. changes in grade 12. The problematic subjects seem to be Maths and Science and we would like to suggest to all parents that if J SKELTON XL Maths & Science your child does not achieve 50% in these subjects, that they need to make subject changes. Please contact Mr Lawrence for any queries in this regard. Our rugby boys are touring to Bloemfontein, Personal tuition, support and inspiration helping learners from Grades 7 - 12 achieve their best in Maths and Science. Small groups or 1-on-1. Contact Ernest Rangaka (083) 658 0756.


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Inspiring Leaders for Life WHITE BLAZER RE AWARD This young lady already received a white blazer for achieving six distinctions at the end of Grade 11. She has been awarded another white blazer for achieving 4 full colours at the end of 2016 for Academics, Catering, Rhetoric and Councillorship. Congratulations to our incredible head girl who is truly inspirational, Musa Ndaba PRESTIGE GALA On Thursday, 7th March, 17 Bryanston swimmers took part in the ultimate swimming gala of the season - Prestige. Megan achieved 3 gold medals and 1 silver. Rogan achieved a bronze medal. They then competed in the Gauteng Schools Trials where Rogan received a silver medal for 100 Fly and Bronze for 200 Individual Medley in the category for boys 16 to 17 years old. Megan received a gold medal for 200 Individual Medley and Silver for 50m Freestyle in the category for girls 14 to 15 years old. Congratulations to all our swimmers on a brilliant season and thanks to the coaches and parents for their dedication.


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1st TEAM ANNOUNCEMENTS 1st Team Boys Tennis 1st Team Girls Tennis 1st Team Boys Squash 1st Team Girls Squash Lift needed for my daughter in Grade 9 from school to Ebury Avenue every day. Willing to pay petrol. Contact Nicole on 0748922981.


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1st Team Cricket Swimming Team


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Senior Debating Public Speaking 1st Team Netball


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1st Team Boys Hockey 1st Team Girls Hockey Catering: Captain: Refilwe Monyemoratho Secretary : Tracy Ndebele ACCOUNTING EXTRA LESSONS One on One Private Tuition. High school and 1st year university. Based in Blairgowrie, Mrs Kellman BCom Unisa. R400 per hour. Call 061-230-5592


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Major Production Main Roles TUTORING: Don’t wait to fall behind, tutoring available now for your high school and primary school subjects. Contact Andrea on 0623040502 or for more information on your individual tutoring needs.


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Backstage Sound and Lighting Extra lessons: Mathematics & Science Grade (8-12) 24/7 Personal Tuition in Mathematics, Physical Science & Life Science in the comfort of your home on your computer from R145 per month. The programs are CAPS aligned with Past exam papers and Worksheets. To order now please visit: or Email us: or call Sarah on 011 593 2166


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Congratulations to Mrs Dewes-Goulborn on the birth of her baby boy, Jake James Goulborn Chess ACCOUNTING LESSONS Improve your accounting results by 10-20%. Expert tutoring for grade 10-12. Contact Mr Keith Gornall MEd on 084 407 4948. SACEE League Debating Rounds 4-6 On Saturday 25th March Bryanston was proud to host this prestigious event where 15 schools took part.. Bryanston's team comprising Musa Ndaba, Zihle Makhetha, Tamara Tesoreiro, Rahel Jasson and Andrea Noriega del Valle won two rounds with Musa being named Best Speaker in both debates. The third round was a closed round. The junior debaters were involved in setting up the venues and in meeting and greeting the visitors. Mrs Weir , her catering girls and moms put on a fantastic spread for the coaches and adjudicators. The day was highly successful and we received many compliments about our school and its pupils. Very proud to be Bryanstonians!


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Girls Open Tennis Championship Results 2017 Runner-up: Sarah Nettleton Girls Tennis Champion (for the 4th consecutive year): Jessica Schlebusch Most improved Junior Player 2017: Kayla Butcovic Most improved senior player 2017: Jayde Laws Best Couple 2017: Jess Schlebusch and Matilda Ndlovu BLUE FLAME AWARDS Three Bryanstonians were awarded Blue Flame Awards. The first was awarded to a young lady for being extremely generous in her efforts to support the various charity drives that the school takes on every year. She contributed a huge amount to the Santa Shoe box project as well as to Mrs Mackrory’s charity drive. Well done Fatima Khan (Grade 11C). The second recipient of the Blue Flame Award has only been at Bryanston High for a few months but he has already made his presence felt at this school. During the inter-house swimming gala, he was instrumental in motivating his fellow Apollo House grade 8s to take part and to give of their best. In addition to this, Andrea is a team swimmer and during this year’s inter-school gala he demonstrated a commitment to his team, his school and his fellow swimmers far beyond what would ordinarily be expected of a Grade 8 pupil. When not swimming with courage and determination, he got up at the front of the stands and lead war-cry sessions that have earned him respect and admiration. Congratulations Andrea Flandre (Grade 8E). The third recipient is a young man who is proof that chivalry is not dead and acted in a true gentlemanly fashion as he held his umbrella over a fellow Bryanstonian during a storm last week as they both crossed William Nicol Drive. His kindness is commendable and hence he has been awarded with a Blue Flame award. Congratulations and thank you to Morewane Matlala (Grade 9E) Congratulations to Mrs Streng, our Marketing Co-ordinator, on the birth of her second daughter, Olivia Eden Streng


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Leadership In Action Executive Committee Private Tutor- Tutoring in all subjects; specialising in Mathematics, Physics and AP Mathematics with 5 year experience. Ample references of students excelling ‘Preparation is the key to success!’ Please contact on 060 312 6634 or email to check availability


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CARNIVAL DAY The Leadership in Action and the grade 8s organized carnival day which was on the 17th March. Each grade 8 class and their LIA members chose a country. They decorated their stalls, dressed in the traditional clothes and sold food of their chosen country. Each class presented a dance from their country to the school. Classes were judged on their dance, outfits, stalls, food and the amount of money raised. The event was extremely successful with a vibrant atmosphere, a chili eating competition, water balloon throwing and henna tattoos, tasty food, colourful stalls and amazing outfits. A total of R27000.00 was raised which is a record amount. Well done to the LIA and grade 8s. The results were as follows: 6th place-France 363 points, 5th place -USA 371 points, 4th place South Africa -372, 3rd Mexico-411, 2nd India-418 and 1st Italy -453 TUTORING SERVICES FOR ALL GRADES, ALL SUBJECTS, IEB AND DBE Personalised and private tuition in the comfort of your home. Qualified and experienced university graduates offering tuition in all subjects, all grades. Competitive prices offered, available on short notice. Will travel to all areas of Gauteng. Contact Kim 0785536196, email:


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COLOURS AWARDS GIRLS SQUASH SWIMMING Half Colours: Half Colours: Shannon Fitzpatrick, Kelly Cousins Tristan Hayman, Adrian Musper, Candace CRICKET: Eslick, Rebecca Suttie Half Colours: Junior Full Colours Chris Denton, David Dobie, Thomas Joos- Megan Shepherd, Mackayla van Niekerk, Vandewalle, Keegan Squires, Bradley Lang- Liam Brown, Thomas Truter, Victor Jia, ford, Nikhil Mohadev, Martin Dijkhuis, Ceiara Macnair Hadon Young, Brogan Koch, Peter Nyoni, Riccardo Hills Full Colours: Rogan Shepherd, Tiernan Clifford, ORIENTEERING Yasmine Bie, Madison Yeatman, Kimber- Half Colours: lin van Duyn, Cameron Macnair, Gareth Khulani Nkosi, Radzilani Magoda, Ashish Jak- Edwards kam, Quinlan Melvin, Tanaka Jura, Michael Mpofu, Lusa Zulu, Jafta Maluleke, Njongo Vanqa, Uyanda Myeza, Moekeletsi Botshelo, Tshiamo Letsoala, Bradley Fulcher, Graham Ramsden, Tino Hluyo, Yasteel Naicker, Tris- tan Havelaar, Kashveer Sewjala MY ACADEMICS TUTORING SER- Full Colours: Dante Koster, Ian Edwards and Jacqui Turner VICES Teacher / Tutor travel to you. We have eleven years of success assisting students in all grades, all sub- jects! Competitive rates, excellent tutors. Call Bronwyn 082 8200 879 ORIENTEERING has grown consid- erably in 2017 and our athletes had a great season, culminating in the Orienteering Schools League Finals held at the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens. Congratulations to Rowan Theron and Arminita-Lee Swann who finished 10th in the junior league and to Ian Edwards who finished 2nd in the Senior Boys League.


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Focused Language Learning - results speak louder than words One-on-one Afrikaans teaching grade 8-12 with Jan Reinecke BA(Wits) BAHons (Unisa) TTHD(JCE) Professional Teacher (PR. 1132648) Mobile 079 513 3951 Home 011 781 6141 Email:



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