Bryanston High School Newsletter 5 of 2017

 

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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 #5of 2017 - August ONCE A BRYANSTONIAN… ALWAYS TRUE BLUE Top School in Northern Suburbs Since 2010

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Message from our Principal D ear Bryanstonians won the final and have now moved up a league into the ‘Big Schools League’. Well done to all who took part and thank-you coaches. The Matrics are now in the middle of their Prelims. We wish them well and urge them to work hard as these marks are very important for the end of the year. We ask parents to assist us by ensuring that they go home at 1pm so that they can continue their studying. No Matrics should loiter on the school property after 1pm. Thanks to Mrs Fulcher and the LIA for putting up some spectacular events during the third term: Miss Pizzaz and Miss Elegance were classy affairs and the Mr Bryanston competition was hotly contested. We also had a Spring Ball which is like a mini-matric dance and the hard work of Mrs Lobban, Mrs Fulcher and the LIA must be commended. The LIA A big Congratulations to our Athletics team. We came third and have stayed in the A-league. The athletes were in superb form on Wednesday, but I would like to commend the whole school for their also hosted a Talent Show, under Mrs de Klerk. We certainly outstanding talent outside the curriculum. the guidance of do have some usual school exemplary behaviour and cooperation on that day. Thank-you to Ms Smith and her athletics staff for their hours of training and their extra effort during the July holidays. Bryanston High, made up of only 918 learners, competed against schools of 1600 so I believe that we definitely punched above our weight. Our ‘True Blue Day’ was a lot of fun and some new activities were included in this year’s event. We hope ‘True Blue Day’ will grow to be one of the special days on our School Calendar. We would like to inform all dads that there has been an interest in staffing a Fathers’ Committee that would meet once a month on a Saturday and assist our Estate Manager in doing odd jobs around the A big thank you to Sue Knocker for the new additions to our gardens and, in advance, for the new look of the front car park, which will be finalised over the holidays. school. The understanding is that we have uncapped talent and some of the parents felt that this would be good for the morale of the school and give the dads an opportunity to interact with one another and enjoy a braai together at lunch time. Please contact Mr Vorster if you are interested in joining this Fathers’ It is always sad to say goodbye to one of our teachers. Mr Stolz will be leaving us at the end of August to travel and study abroad. We wish him well in his new endeavours. Committee. Congratulations to Mr Swartz who is a newly elected A reminder that next year is our 50th anniversary and member of our Governing Body. as part of this anniversary we are hosting the annual Kwa-Zulu Natal/Gauteng Rugby and Netball Festival. If anyone is able to help with sponsorships, donations or even to assist the committee, it would be much appreciated. Over 20 A reminder of our AGM which will take place 27th September 2017. Your attendance will appreciated. on be schools will take part in this prestigious Festival. Well done to our cheerleaders who went to Durban for the National Championships and achieved First Place in the Girls’ and Third Place in the Boys’ competitions. Thank-you to the coaching staff who gave up some of their holiday to accompany these teams. J SKELTON Principal Our First Rugby team took part in the Clover Rugby Series and were unbeaten during this series. They

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Exceptional Bryanstonians Cross Triathlon World Championships Cameron MacNair represented South Africa in the 2017 Penticton ITU Cross Triathlon World Championships in Canada on 23 August and placed an incredible 8th overall in the Junior Elite Men’s category. What a phenomenal achievement Cameron! Gauteng Netball Tracey Mthunzi was selected for the Gauteng Netball Team. She and her team competed at the Gauteng Schools Netball tournament during the June/July holidays and placed third in the country. Congratulations Tracey! We are so proud to have you on our netball team. Football Congratulations to Sarah Nettleton for being selected to represent the Rand Central Local Football Association at the 2017 Donosti Cup, San Sebastian in Spain. All the best to you Sarah! 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

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Inter-High Athletics We are proud to announce that Bryanston will retain the A League Athletics status going into 2018 after placing 3rd at this year’s inter- high. Final results… 1st: Northcliff High, 2nd: Fourways High, 3rd: Bryanston High and 4th: Rand Park High

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Mr and Miss Bryanston Thank you to all that entered and supported Mr and Miss Bryanston this year! A special thank you to Mrs Fulcher for the enormous effort she put into making the event absolutely wonderful again this year. Congratulations to the following contestants for winning their respective categories. Senior Winners Ms Bryanston 1st: Kayla Heckrath 2nd: Jenna Du Toit 3rd: Kerina Naidoo Mr Bryanston 1st: Dhanyal Adams 2nd: Dante Koster 3rd: Gareth Edwards Junior Winners Ms Pizzaz 1st: Chanelle Moreira 2nd: Brooklyn Bradley 3rd: Allyssa Wilson Mr Bryanston 1st: Melusi Knocker 2nd: Thomas Schlebush 3rd: Taki Maphuri

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Academic Top 20 | Term 2 of 2017 “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” - Aristotle Grade 8 20th 78% Rohit Zachariah, Shaye Ramsay, Andrew McGee, Caitlin Jones 16th 79% Sivern Velayadum, Dayna Thathiah, Hlamalani Macheke, Zaakirah Carim 13th 80% Vyusi Maharaj, Shannon Gulia, Takunda Galawa 11th 81% Danielle Naidoo, Afroz Minhas 9th 83% Thiyara Naidoo, Kiara Durkin 4th 85% Laaiqah Ravat, Nikisha Pillay, Alisha Mitha, Olivia Key, Yeshikah Appavoo 3rd 86% Hritik Mitha 2nd 88% Kavya Kaushik 1st 92% Gabriella Reis Grade 9 19th 74% Rayne Wiseman, Kasjal Seethal, Mishka Pillay, Ceiara MacNair 14th 75% Claira Tavener, Tariq Smith, Liam Niehaus, Matilda Ndlovu, Sibusisiwe Maphumulo 12th 76% Allyssa Wilson, Mihlali Ndabeni 8th 78% Shakti Sookraj, Glen Sayers, Lavaran Naidoo, Zoe Barron 7th 79% Gabriella Wharton-Hood 6th 80% Kayla Butkovic 4th 81% Kirstyn Smith, Gianfranco Noriega Del Valle 3rd 84% Yashna Ramkison 2nd 85% Nicole Wallis 1st 87% Arminita-Lee Swann Grade 10 17th 76% Tianyu Zhang, Mihlali Solombela, Calvin Jones, Ashleigh Forrester 16th 78% Madison Yeatman, Kaveshan Govender 11th 79% Georgia Theart, Sabrina Ncube, Mokgadi Morapa, Rehabile Mofokeng, Anelisa Budula 10th 81% Yuvadia Seethal 7th 82% Mia Tanneback, Kyle Pottinger, Kalya Pombo 5th 84% Ahmed Ravat, Robyn Baird 3rd 85% Mohamed Patel, Yasmine Bie 2nd 88% Anja Venter 1st 90% Lesedi Lesuthu Grade 11 20th 72% Andrea Noriega Del Valle, Edward Cho 16th 73% Kim van Duyn, Tshenolo Koapeng, Shriya Juggath, Rahel Jasson 14th 74% John Tyson, Trevayne Cahi 10th 75% Anja Piso, Teagen Naidoo, Tumi Morobe, Merusha Govender 7th 77% Rosemary O’Connor, Fatima Khan, Chris Denton 5th 78% Sophia Zhao, Kailece Govender 4th 79% Saryna Curia 3rd 80% Jessica Schlebusch 2nd 82% Brad Fulcher 1st 84% Shannon Naidoo

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Matric Academic Top 20 20th 73% Michelle Seo, Charlotte Koury, Presholin Govender 18th 74% Nazeerah Karodia, Mufaro Chiyangwa 15th 75% Rutendo Nyikadzimo, Jessica Lubbe, Thato Boloka 14th 76% Noelle van Schalkwyk 13th 78% Donnay McCarter 11th 79% Tamara Tesoriero, Caitlin Bell 9th 80% Alina Holubeva, Kayla Heckrath 6th 81% Yumna Karodia, Tarsha Isaac, Candace Eslick 5th 83% Jenna Prinsloo 3rd 86% Musa Ndaba, Gareth Edwards 2nd 87% Dylan Visser 1st 95% Ian Edwards Grade 8 Grade Grade 9 Grade Grade 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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Rugby Reeks Tournament The First Team Rugby Boys have been playing in the ‘Rugby Reeks’ tournament this term and have had some great results so far… 22 - 5 vs Hoërskool Die Burger 12 - 0 vs General Smuts High 60 - 0 vs Hoërskool Die Adelaar 35 - 12 vs Germiston High Semi Final 21 - 16 vs Bracken High 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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Eskom Expo for Young Scientists Well done to Mishani Pillay, Zoe Thomsa, Hritik Mitha and Afroz Minhas who were selected to display their Science Expo projects at the Regional Eskom Expo held at Wits University. 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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True Blue Day

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Grades 8—11 celebrated True Blue Day on 08 August. The competition was fiercely fun and even the staff couldn't resist joining in at times. Well done to Grade 9A for winning the days’ events. We will see if you can defend your title in 2018.

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