Newsletter 6 of 2012

 

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bryanston high school newsletter 6 of 2012 1st august bryanston.com dear parents thank you for the positive response to the collection of reports and i also appreciated the many constructive comments parents made as a result of red ringing all marks below 49 parents evening is on tuesday 7th august 5 pm 7 pm we are going to do something different this time students are going to book five minute time slots on behalf of their parents each subject teacher will have a booking form on their desk where bookings can be made each interview slot will be strictly five minutes long parents please focus on academic issues and also be aware that when booking more than one teacher sufficient time must be allowed between interviews we hope that parents keep to the interview time as it will alleviate the problem of parents standing in a https facebook.com/bryanstonhighschool @bryanston_high some of the incredible lia team behind the beauty pageants queue on a cold evening always remember that grade controllers are subject teachers and will focus on their own subjects on the evening they are available at any other time to discuss a more serious matter with you please make another appointment with them at an agreed time the national text book saga that is raging in the media is a concern to everyone please note that bryanston high has a very workable system using the exchange shop in the media centre this has allowed all students to obtain books at a low exchange price it is inevitable that a section 21 school such as bryanston will result in parents paying for textbooks it has been our goal through the shop to keep costs as low as possible and to give parents the chance to recycle books for the following grade profits made from the shop are used to replace the old and worn-out books the gde does give us an allocation for new books for the new caps curriculum but it will never be enough to cover text books for all grade 11s for 2013 the sgb and the staff are working on a new ltsm policy to accommodate all the curriculum changes and to make it cost effective to all parents it is also our teacher policy not to teach from text books teachers preparation and creativity should cover or even replace the need for text books thanks to the matrics for a very special dance which was glamorous and happy i wish them well in their prelims i would also like to wish the athletes well and hope they will have a very successful season our annual polar bear swimmers d robinson

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english for you we specialise in teaching english to foreigners and we also help enrich and improve the english language for those already speaking english we assist both adults and children our tutors come to your home and are highly skilled and reliable theresa 083 453 4792 irene 076 920 5735 mandy 082 217 2077 polar bear swim open water swimmers are a tough lot ­ taking the plunge in the icy school pool in mid-winter requires some dedication and a lot of guts the polar bear swim is a fun but challenging event which takes place annually giving about 40 bryanston high swimmers ­ and some staff a chance to wash away the winter blues before training starts in earnest for the next big event ­ the sun city open water swim in september congratulations to luke schlebusch brandon schlebusch and dustin osborne who were selected to represent the province at the national duathlon championships in worcester on 17th june well done luke brandon and dustin nicholas smit who has been selected to represent the western gauteng junior action cricket team at the annual inter provincial action cricket tournament well done nicholas liam doyle and cameron matthews from grade 9 who took part in the bryanston country club golf junior club championships on 1 july liam and cameron both came out tops and won their divisions and were crowned champions well done liam and cameron bryanston debaters doing us proud last saturday 2 debating teams took part in the regional debating competition held at wits university the grade 9 and matric teams spoke eloquently and convincingly results will only be available in a few weeks time but our teams both stand very good chances of representing bryanston high debating at the provincials in september well done to the grade 12s jocelyn lawrence vayasna mahadevey lelo ngubane and the grade 9s tamara musheni anne marie els and kayla palframen for keeping the bryanston standard flying high giving a new meaning to true blue house for sale a beautifully maintained cluster style home in bryanston with an entrance hall formal lounge 2nd lounge open plan dining room spacious study with built-in cupboards lovely eat-in kitchen main ensuite bedroom with dressing area 2 additional bedrooms 1 additional bathroom guest cloakroom covered patio pool outside laundry or staff room with bathroom double automated garage sparkling splash pool porcelain tiles under-floor heating air conditioners electric gates with intercom system and colour tv monitor electric fence alarm system with garden beams burglar bars and security gates on all the doors tv colour monitor satellite dish 2 geysers close to schools stand 561 msq contact michelle 082 807 7720

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we are proud of our culture of payment welcome back to the third term our sincere thanks to john skelton jd toerien and their team of ground-staff who managed to get so much maintenance repair and painting done in the classrooms and around the school during the short mid-year holiday thanks also to the people involved in getting the new learners entrance and paving done as well as getting the borehole irrigation system up-and-running all our beautiful fields and most of our gardens are now being watered from our two boreholes you ll start noticing the new true blue branding which we are most grateful to liz edwards julie hall and their team for creating and implementing we are extremely grateful for the time and effort that so many of our parent body put into participating in the smooth-running of our school and your support of our sporting cultural and social events please diarise our agm is on wed 17 october your involvement and attendance is crucial to our ongoing success 7 cheers for champions to win the national cheerleading championships once is fantastic to win it 7 times consecutively is incredibly awesome during the july school holidays the bryanston high school cheerleaders travelled to potchefstroom to compete in their 9th national cheerleading championships winning the co-ed cheerleading trophy for a record-breaking 7th consecutive year bryanston high s second co-ed team also performed brilliantly coming 8th ­ well ahead of many other schools first teams the bryanston high girls a and b teams kept the bryanston standard flying high placing 2 nd and 3rd respectively in the girls section overall bryanston high school cheerleaders won the title of champion of champions the bryanston high teams are coached by candia lonsdale carryn davidson and shorts davidson the south african national cheerleading squad who will travel to orlando florida next year to take part in international competition was announced at the end of the championships of the 20 member sa national squad 10 are bryanston high school cheerleaders this is an amazing achievement and the school is both proud and grateful to the coaches and learners for their hard work dedication and true blue spirit last month we received r3,308.36 update your personal details on makro s website to take part in their school programme they donate a percentage of all your spending to our school.

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matric dance magic the dance is always the highlight of the matric year and this year proved no exception hosted at the indaba hotel in fourways the western themed evening was an immensely fun and happy occasion parents and siblings arrived early to watch the parade and admire the incredible decorations ­ sequined stetson hats toy cowboy pistols and red indian feathers added to the delight then the matrics and their partners arrived in style ­ transformed into gorgeous beauties and their dashing gentlemen even the official photographer commented that the bryanston girls were the most stunning he d seen in years and how impressed he was that the partners had gone to so much effort to match their ladies outfits staff and matrics danced the night away enjoyed a sumptuous banquet and got into the theme until midnight a huge thank you to all those involved in the décor and organisation particularly the invaluable mrs safford and mrs weir as well as mrs toerien mr martin and miss rayne and last but certainly not least to the matrics for their impeccable behaviour and for making this an evening to remember for life.

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the tennis club that meets at the bhs courts every saturday afternoon is looking for new members and it would be wonderful if some of the school parents could join us we have twenty-five members and apart from the tennis we have occasional social events we always play doubles and the tennis is informal great fun and quite competitive we have a committee the chairman being harry calver and he would love to hear from you on 083 308 4703 67 minutes for mandela day on july 18 as south africans celebrated nelson mandela s birthday and his contribution to society bryanston high learners gave 67 minutes of their time serving their communities after singing happy birthday in the hall the grade 8 and 9 learners went on a clean up gathering litter around the school and along the streets in the school s neighbourhood while grade 10 learners gave their time at a range of charities the clean up brigade had great fun out in the sun and gathered an enormous mountain of garbage well done to you all 1­on-1 tutoring home book your crash course lessons now to ace the upcoming exams all subjects all grades in eng/afr experience the advantage of individual extra lessons our tutors clarify consolidate fill in gaps prepare for tests and exams with relevant study skills techniques encourage a positive attitude free assessment included for every learner hire education cc www.hireeducation.co.za 08612 88867 08612 tutor does your child need help kip mcgrath education centres professional tutoring in mathematics af r i kaans engl i sh r ea ding comprehension study skills call gershom on 079 494 4560 or jacqueline on 079 358 9099 for your free assessment www.kipmcgrath-bryanston.co.za don t pay more for sports equipment pop in to sportsavers in fontainebleau village rabie street randburg and get up to 50 off our sports equipment we carry a wide variety of stock items and most of the major brands at unbelievable prices for big brands small prices call 011 026 2011 or check out www.sportsavers.co.za

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