Bryanston High School Newsletter 3 of 2017


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#BlueFlame B r y ans t on H i g h S c ho ol | Newsletter #3 of 2017 - May DISCOVER YOUR TRUE POTENTIAL Top School in Northern Suburbs Since 2010


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Message from our Principal D ear Bryanstonians please contact Mr Moodley at the school. We are now at the beginning of Congratulations to Mr du Preez who got our June exams and we would married. We wish him and his new wife like to encourage all parents to well in their future together. supervise and assist the learners as they prepare for these exams. A reminder to all our Matrics that the July The importance of the mid-year exams holidays must be used as a study period cannot be stressed enough and I would like where you must prepare yourselves for the to challenge all our learners to add 5% onto upcoming Prelim exams. These Prelim their Term 1 averages. Parents, please exams will give you a good indication of ensure that your children are fetched after the where you stand in your preparation for the exam sessions as we would like them to final exams. spend maximum time at home studying. J SKELTON Our Winter Sports Season has now ended Principal and I especially want to congratulate our First Squash Team boys and First Hockey Team boys on their superb performances this season. A special thank you to all the parents who supported us on the Derby days, especially our Matric parents. We really started a new trend and I would like to see this support grow where we can fill our fields with supporters at every derby day. Those of you who missed our Musical, certainly missed a very special performance and I would like to thank the cast, the crew and the teachers for the long hours and cold nights spent at the school. A special thank you to Mrs Cook, Mrs Venter, Mrs de Klerk, Miss Morris and Mr Malebana. A special thanks also to the SFC who fed our learners during the performances. Next year is our 50th Anniversary and if any parents are interested in joining the Anniversary Committee, please contact Mrs Weir. We are also hosting the 40th KwaZulu Natal/Gauteng Rugby Festival and we really want to make this a very special weekend for our players and for our Alumni. If any parent is interested in helping this committee,


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High School Musical The week beginning the 23rd of May rolled along so quickly and it was time for our thespians to appear on stage. The energy and vibrancy was tangible at the opening matinee performance. After months of rehearsals and many moments of angst this musical opened to much applause. The cast and crew delivered sold out shows and “wowed” their audiences each night. If at all possible the energy levels increased with each round of applause and these delightful characters entertained us with stellar performances. Thank you to the Bryanston family for supporting this show and for watching these youngsters perform. Thanks to the parents of the cast for running up and down to rehearsals; and a huge thank you must go to Mrs Venter for her vision and her dedication to this show throughout her pregnancy and the birth of little Ashton. Thank you too to Mrs de Klerk for stepping in to help us with the singing parts and to Devin Lester for the photographs. This cast and crew have ensured that we have much to live up to next year and we acknowledge their talent and dedication to this show. I am not sure how we are going to spend our weekends now and I know that all of us will miss this very special cast. Until next year! Rest up and best of luck for the June Exams – get your heads in the game.


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Top Twenty Term 1 GRADE 8 6th 86% Yasmine Bie, Robyn Baird 18th 78% Mishani Pillay, Kavya Kaushik, Kayla du 5th 88% Ahmad Ravat Bois 12th 79% Sivern Velayadum, Nikisha Pillay, Samia 3rd 89% Priyanshu Srivashava, Mohamed Patel 2nd 90% Anja Venter Naidoo, Danielle Naidoo, 1st 93% Lesedi Lesuthu Caitlin Jones, Shannon Gulia 11th 80% Dayna Thathiah 10th 81% Thiyara Naidoo 9th 82% Shaye Ramsay 8th 83% Yeshikah Appavoo 7th 84% Olivia Key 4th 85% Alisha Mitha, Afroz Minhas, Kiara Durkin 2nd 86% Hritik Mitha, Laaiqah Ravat 1st 90% Gabriella Reis GRADE 9 GRADE 11 20th 77% Saryna Curia 15th 78% John Tyson, Anja Piso, Rosemary O’Connor, Anresa Naicker, Merusha Govender 13th 79% Fatima Khan, Rahel Jasson 9th 80% Milani Kwinana, Shriya Juggath, Maria Ekladyous, Chris Denton 7th 81% Kim van Duyn, Michael Mpofu 5th 82% Sophia Zhao, Nikyle Perumaul 16th 75% Claira Tavener, Kajal Seethal, Mishka Pil- 4th 84% Jessica Schlebusch lay, Mihlali Ndabeni, 3rd 85% Kallece Govender Ziyanda Mfengu, Christina Govender, Tristan Black- 2nd 86% Shannon Naidoo stock 1st 88% Brad Fulcher 12th 76% Glen Sayers, Unathi Madonsela, Ceiara MacNair, Zoe Barron 11th 77% Matilda Ndlovu GRADE 12 20th 77% Hannah Zulu, Michelle Seo, Jessica 9th 79% Gabriella Wharton-Hood, Shakti Sookraj Lubbe, Thembalethu 6th 81% Gianfranco Noriega Del Valle, Lavaran Naidoo, Kayla Butkovic 17th 78% Khuzwayo, Shrestha Arijune Devlan McKenzie, Michelle Ikeh, Thato 4th 82% Alyssa Wilson, Kirstyn Smith 3rd 83% Yashna Ramkison 2nd 85% Nicole Wallis 1st 86% Arminita-Lee Swann Boloka 15th 79% Tamara Tesoriero, Akhil Bhoopal 14th 80% Tamara Chinganya 12th 81% Caitlin Bell, Rutendo Nyikadzino 9th 82% Yumna Karodia, Nazeeerah Karodia, GRADE 10 Kayla Heckrath 18th 79% Tiago Timothy, Shana Kenneth, Anelisa 8th 83% Candace Eslick Budula 6th 85% Dylan Visser, Tarsha Isaac 14th 80% Mia Tanneback, Rochelle Scholtz, Anjali Parbhu, Kiara Ashookmar 5th 87% Jenna Prinsloo 4th 88% Alina Holubeva 12th 82% Mokgadi Morapa, Neo Eloff 3rd 89% Musa Ndaba 10th 83% Georgia Theart, Rethabile Mofokeng 2nd 90% Gareth Edwards 8th 85% Katya Pombo, Kaveshan Govender 1st 96% Ian Edwards


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Girls Hockey: Our Second Team Girls and u15 Girls had a fantastic season, winning 4 Derby Games each and the u15s winning 3 games in the league against tough schools such as Holy Rosary and Trinity House, Northriding. Two of our junior players Ceiara MacNair (Grade 9) and Jenna Farmer (Grade 8) were both played for our Girls First Team and did exceptionally well. Caitlin Bell, our Girls First Team Vice-Captain also played her 75th Cap for Bryanston’s First Team. Our First Team was also invited to participate in the SPAR Girls Hockey Challenge at Fourways. Our two Top Goal scorers for 2017 are Milani Kwinana (2nds) and Jenna Farmer (u14). Cross Country The season has been exceptional. Junior and Senior Boys finished 2nd in the Northern Districts league and will compete in the inter-district finals on Monday 05th June. 7 athletes made it to the inter-league finals and all of them placed in the top 15 in their respective races with notable performances by Jenna Farmer, Peter Nyoni, John Mabena, Thomas Schlebusch and Cameron MacNair who all finished in the top 10 out of 80 athletes in their respective races. PERSONALISED CAREER GUIDANCE – I provide individualised assessments to assist your child when choosing school subjects or a career path. For more information please contact Welma Platten-Steyn at 0829021607 or email at 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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Rugby: Once again, Rugby players at Bryanston High can hold their heads high. This season produced many highlights, and we are happy to say that all four of our age groups made it to the final of the Pirates Rugby League which will be played on the 9th of June. This will be the second year that all of our age groups proceeded to the final. Some highlights of our memorable games include our under 15 age group who beat Northcliff and Randpark their season. This under 15 rugby side is one of the sides to watch for the future. They have only lost 2 of their games this season with 2 more games still to be played. Garth Esau’s try-saving tackle for the 1st team against Eden Glen, was truly memorable. The 1st team had two successful tours with excellent opposition and we upped our game during these tours. The tour to St Andrews school Bloemfontein was very successful where the 1st team managed to draw against the hosting school who is placed 46th in the country. We would encourage every learner and parent to make sure that all players are at the Pirates rugby league final on the 9th of June. Please come and support the future of Bryanston rugby Good luck to all of our sides playing in the final. Remember honour, dignity and respect. Grade 9 students, are you confused what subjects to select for Grade 10? The subjects you select will effect what you study after Grade 12. A Subject Choice & Career Guidance Assessment can help you make this decision. Grade 11 & 12 students, do you know what you want to study after school? A Career Guidance Assessment can help you with your tertiary study and career choice. Contact: / 083 682 1920/


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RUGBY 1st Team Focused Language Learning - results speak louder than words One-on-one Afrikaans teaching grade 8-12 - Jan Reinecke BA(Wits) BAHons (Unisa) TTHD (JCE) Professional Teacher (PR. 1132648) mobile 079 513 3951 home 011 781 6141


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Blue Flame Award On Friday 12 May Shan Muller was carrying the tray of cups from the kitchen for the Admin block to help Yvonne. She balanced the tray to punch in the gate code and open the gate, knocking one of the coffee mugs off the tray. The noise of the mug smashing into pieces drew the attention of all the learners in the quad. Two learners immediately came and picked up the pieces of glass. She was very grateful for their kind help. Boys Hockey: Congratulations to Kyle Nielson on his 100 Hockey caps, to Martin Dijkhuis and Alex Hieber on 75 caps and to Thapelo Ndima, Chris Denton and John Tyson (not pictured) on 50 caps. The victorious U14 A hockey boys after their 1-0 win against Fourways 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 The satisfied smiles of the 1st Boys Hockey team after their 4-0 win over Curro at the Aitken Trophy


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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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Boys Squash: Congratulations to the Boys 1st Squash team who have won every single match this season, and as such are winners of the Northern Suburbs circuit. They will play against the winners of the Southern suburbs on Friday 9th June to determine the overall winner of the League. Good luck gentlemen


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Provincial and National Representation Duathlon and Triathlon: Congratulations to Ceiara MacNair, Cameron MacNair and Thomas Schlebusch on their selection to represent Central Gauteng at the National Duathlon Championships in July. Thomas won the Gauteng Championships in Germiston in April in the 12-15 year age group, running 2,5km, cycling 10km and again running 1,25km. Cameron MacNair has also been chosen to represent South Africa at the World Triathlon Championships in Canada in August. Congratulations and best of luck. Swimming: Bryanston High is proud of Rogan and Megan Shepherd who received their Gauteng Schools Provincial Swimming Colours at the Honours function held prior to the SA Schools Swimming Championships in Polokwane. The colours were awarded for being selected to the Gauteng Team after taking part in the Swimming trials in February. The Gauteng Team won the event for the third consecutive year Megan contributed to the Team’s Medal count with a Silver and Gold Medal for the Girls Freestyle Relay Team. The SA School Champs were the last event of the long course season. The short course season starts now and both Rogan and Megan will be aiming for a qualifying time to take part in the SA Short Course Champs in August. Athletics: Congratulations to Thobani Madlala who competed at the National Athletics Meeting in the 100m/medley relay and relay and has thus qualified for a Provincial Scroll for Athletics.


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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 on 0785536196, email: Our new U14 netball girls showed huge potential this season with the U14 A side only losing 2 of their matches. Netball: Our Netball girls thoroughly enjoyed the season where they got to learn some new skills. Our first team toured to Brits and attended Raloka Ranch’s coaching clinic and tournament. They had such fun and learnt so much from ex Protea Coach Elise Kotze. The following girls who were selected to represent Raloka Ranch at a Netball tournament in Mauritius: Candace Eslick, Tracy Musema, Skye Ferrier, Tracey Mthunzi (she was also selected as the ‘Best Attack Player of the Tournament’.) Chess: Our excellent Chess team enjoyed a clash against Wendywood High School. Bryanston Beat Wendywood 8-0. BASIC CLEANING & LABORATORY CLEANING SKILLS The Ground Staff recently completed a Level 1 Basic Classroom & Laboratory Cleaning Skills Course and were awarded their certificates in assembly.


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God First City Church is excited to invite all the young women from your high school to join us for InSight 2017! This is our annual young women’s conference and this year we’re all about story! We’re going to be digging deeper into the truth that every young women has a significant story and that their story forms part of the even greater story of Jesus. The conference is open to all high school girls, as well as first and second year students. The details are as follows: Saturday, 10 June, 3 – 9 PM The Warehouse, The Buzz Shopping Centre, Fourways R160 pp Sign up online at For more info contact Caitlin at or 082 850 4594. Celebrating Mrs Weir’s 60th birthday


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SANBS Blood Drive Blood Drive: Our staff and learners donated 57 pints of liquid gold. Thank you every one for each saving a life. Thank you to the matric learners who ran the FUBU Cultural evening. It was a spectacular evening where learners could showcase their talents through singing, poetry, monologues, art and dancing. This event raised awareness of the rights and strength of women in our society and was a very successful charity drive. Thank you to all those involved in making it happen, and well done.


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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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