Bryanston High School Newsletter 4 of 2017 v2

 

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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 #4 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 and self-empowerment. We are currently completing our Well done to Ian Edwards who came in the exams and are looking forward top 15 in the country in the CAT Olympiad. to some favourable results from Ian will be attending an Awards Ceremony in our learners. A reminder to the Cape Town, later in July. Matrics that these holidays should be used as a study break to prepare for your very Congratulations to Ms Wannenburg who got important Prelim exams. We are concerned married this past month and will now be Mrs about some of our Matric results and will put Basson. certain procedures in place in the third term to try to improve these. Please may we ask Enjoy your holiday and if travelling, please parents to support us in this drive. drive safely. School reopens on 24th July 2017. Good luck to our Cheerleaders who are going to Nationals in Durban. We are sure that they J SKELTON will improve on their current third position Principal nationwide. A big thank you to all our coaches for giving up their holiday to accompany our teams. We are concerned about the theft of cell phones, especially at Derby days. During our investigations, we found outsiders lurking on the school property on these days, allegedly looking for cell phones. During the holidays we are converting one of our current storerooms at the pavilion into a locker room. There will be people on duty and cameras will be installed to ensure the safekeeping of sports bags and other valuables. We are entering into the Athletics season now and although we came second in the Inter-High A league last year, we will have to work very hard to maintain, or even improve our place. There will be athletics training throughout the holidays and we urge all athletes to participate in these pre-season training days. A reminder to our grade 11 learners that the Empowerment Camp is happening towards the end of August and we would like to encourage all Grade 11 learners to take part in this very special camp. This camp is important as it focuses on individual growth SMARTIE ART/CRAFTS Opening July – Bryanston Adults, Teens, Tweens & Tots am-pm Super, Stimulating, Social Magic mosaics, Acrylics, Charcoal, Pastel, Pen, Pencil, papercraft, Recycle, Relax Textured Art & Craft crazy Imaginative, Inspiring, Innovative Exciting, creative, colourful ENJOY!!! No experience required! Booking essential! 083 988 0988

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Olympiads Computer Application Olympiad: Congratulations to Ian Edwards for his Top 15 place in the CAT Olympiad. The finals and award ceremony take place in Cape Town on 4-5th July. Accounting Olympiad: Congratulations to Jenna Prinsloo and Nikyle Perumaul who have made it through to the 2nd round of the Accounting Olympiad. We wish them good luck in the next round to be written on the 2nd August. SA Judo Open Championships: Congratulations to Koketso Rammutla who has qualified to represent Joburg Judo at the South African Open Championships which take place in Bloemfontein from 2-8 July. Afrikaans Extra Lessons One-on-one help with Afrikaans Jan Reinecke BA(Wits); BAHons (Unisa) ;TTHD(JCE) mobile 079 513 3951 home 011 781 6141 Email: jg.reinecke@gmail.com 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 PlattSAssess@gmail.com.

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Rugby Congratulations to our U14 A and U15A Rugby teams on winning their sections of the Pirates Rugby Cup

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Rugby Congratulations to the U16A Rugby team on winning their final match in the Pirates Cup

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Debutantes and Squires Making their mark on our community to celebrate Bryanston High School’s 50th birthday! Definition of debutante: One making a debut, a first appearance: debutante; especially: a young woman making her formal entrance into society. Traditionally, debutantes and their squires marked a young girl’s coming of age, a time when a girl left the confines of the school room and was allowed to join events attended by adult society. This was at around the time of her sixteenth birthday, and she was always “squired” by an upstanding young gentleman. During 1972 Bryanston High School started their Debs and Squires programme under the leadership of Mrs Pat Deacon. In the Bryanston High School tradition however, we did not merely hold a ball. The experience was to mean so much more for the participants and encourage them from developing from young Grade 8 child learners, into young adult learners in Grades 10 and 11. The programme, should a learner choose to participate, sets a fundraising target for each learner that serves as their “entry ticket” to a wonderful Debs and Squires Ball at the end of a two-year period. The young learners are challenged to demonstrate all the skills which the school encourages them to learn – leadership, service, independence and entrepreneurship. The learners are encouraged to raise funds in innovative ways – pet sitting, hosting dinner parties, baking and selling cupcakes, selling jumble, raffles, making crafts and any innovative ideas they can conjure up. Once a term, an “Entrepreneur Day” is held. The Tuckshop is closed for the day and all hopeful Debs and Squires set up stalls to sell delicious food and other goodies. The money raised is then taken to be counted, less input costs, and the profit banked in the school bank account – earmarked for specific charitable and school projects. Valuable skills are learned in this process – from coming up with ideas for their stalls, raising donations to marketing, costing and selling! All skills will be used later in life. The 2016 exquisite 'Winter Wonderland' Debs Ball took place on Friday 13 May at the Indaba Hotel in Fourways. As the learners are given two years to raise funds, the next ball will be held in May 2018. With 2018 marking the 50th birthday of Bryanston High School, our 2016/2018 Debs and Squires are earmarking a project that will have a sustainable impact on the school and its community – a total Tuckshop renovation and refurbishment. This will ensure that the Tuckshop will provide an excellent service to the Bryanston High School community for years to come – long after our young learners have left the school to pursue successful futures of their own. Thank you to the Bryanston High School Debs and Squires, to Mrs Beverley Weir for her never ending support of the programme, and her encouragement of our learners. Mrs Weir has personally assisted many young learners to reach their target and enjoy the ball. We can all draw inspiration from this and from our young learners who enrich our community through their enthusiasm and dedication to Bryanston High School. Any Grade 10/11 learner still wishing to join the programme for 2018 please see Mrs Corlett for Application forms and get involved in this awe inspiring program.

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Need help in Maths? Qualified secondary school teacher available for tutoring. All grades are welcome! Contact Amy on 072 603 6925

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Debs and Squires Fund Raising Lunch: Brad Fulcher, Kim van Duyn and Tristan Hayman are the Debs and Squires team hosting the Family Fun Lunch at school on Saturday 12 August. The theme for the day is LIFE IN COLOUR. It promises to be a fun time for guys and girls, young and old – and everyone in -between. Bryanstonians are encouraged to bring their family and friends for a fun-filled few hours which includes a yummy meal and loads of prizes – all for R100 a head. There will also be raffles for additional awesome prizes and other opportunities to support the Debs and Squires fundraisers, so please bring cash on the day. Places are limited, so please book your spot as soon as possible. (Table sizes are generally 8 but can be adapted to suit.) All enquiries can be made to Mrs Gillian Fulcher at school or Koren Hayman (082 459 5860) or Janine van Duyn (082 492 3216)

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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. Congratulations to our Melissa Wannenburg on her marriage. She is now Mrs Basson.

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Farewell Charlie and Sue: Bryanston High School is in the process of privatizing the school tuck shop. We wish our previous tuck shop management, Mrs Laughton and Charlie, all the best in their future endeavours.

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Our 1st Rugby team ended a great season with a win against De la Salle, followed by a narrow loss in the Pirates Cup to Redhill. Well played gents. 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: www.compu-connecteducation.co.za or Email us: info@compu-connecteducation.co.za or call Sarah on 011 593 2166

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94.7 and Spar Diaper Dash: Bryanston High was delighted to host the 94.7 Breakfast team and Spar’s Father’s day Diaper Dash. The top dads had to crawl the full length of the 100m athletics field, with the winner winning nappies for a year. The delighted winning dad was thrilled as he will soon have 3 babies under 2 years old!

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