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bryanston high school newsletter 9 of 2012 7 december bryanstonhighschool @bryanston_high dear parents another academic year has come to an end looking back on the year i feel satisfied with our commitment to extra-murals and that our academic statistics for the end of the year are better than previous years the top-end results are outstanding and i always feel that when teachers and students are achieving outstanding results it is a reflection that we are maintaining the right standards and that we continue to inspire the achievers to achieve more i don t wish to get melancholic in my last newsletter but my biggest sadness has always been with the bottom two or three per cent of each grade who fail to meet the basic passing requirements usually through lack of family structures to support them we have a full-time psychologist on staff and the grade controller system was implemented in part to try assist in such cases as i wrote this the final national ana maths results were released and the initial reaction was one of shock at the poor performance the overall south african average for maths was 13 for grade 9 at bryanston high our maths average was well above this and our top classes had an average of over 70 it has been very pleasing and encouraging to work with mrs maxwell and the maths department to ensure that our own standards have remained high over the last 45 years and that they will continue to remain so and support no child can operate in a vacuum or in crisis and a stable family is the ideal platform for the success of any child i would like to thank all the admin staff and grounds staff for a wonderful year and mr kennedy and the governing body who have been superb in their involvement and management of our school i while the country may be would like to thank all the experiencing a serious educational parents for their support over crisis with the rapid deterioration the years of standards bryanston high remains a bastion of excellence each student in the school has a committed to a high-quality well special place in my heart and it is -rounded education for your hard to say goodbye to them all i children would like to thank them for the wonderful moments on the sports i would like to thank all our field in the classrooms at teachers for their commitment assemblies on tour on stage or and hard work over the year just having a good time at breaks they have shown great resolve these are all precious memories to maintain standards and to motivate and drive students to i wish bryanston high achieve to the best of their school every success in the ability future as i move on it has been a wonderful thirteen years and i i will always maintain that behind am grateful for every moment every hard-working involved and thank you successful student is a family or significant adults who provide consistent love structure routine dave robinson anonymous tip-offs have you witnessed some behaviour or incident at school which flaunts our code of conduct bryanston high is running an sms based anonymous tip-off initiative to give pupils a safe secure and most importantly anonymous platform to report occurrences that need reporting simply sms your anonymous tip-off to 087 041 3000 give as much detail as possible to enable us to resolve issues for you the computerized system forwards your message but not your cell number to the relevant staff at school save the number on your phone right now.


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councillors lend a helping hand on sunday 25th nov the bhs councillors and friends manned the first water table at the rac tough one 32km race thanks to these dedicated staff and learners for getting up before dawn on a sunday to help others.


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matric science solar cook-off the matric science class recently held a competition to see who could design and build the best solar cooker they then held a cook-off where they had to eat the food they d cooked andrew halstead steven donzella and justin guedes won having generated 89,1° c with solar power one of the other groups hedged their bets and brought a gas cooker along as back-up.


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a note from the school uniform shop for all grade 11 students matric 2013 special offer save up to 10 white sleeveless jersey white long sleeve jersey matric tie matric badge normal price per pack r535 special price r485 offer available from 1st november 2012 ends 31st jan 2013 or while stocks last contact denise @the school shop for further details 011 463 3738 all parents students the school uniform shop is open as follows during school terms monday to friday 07:00am 03:00pm first saturday of every month appointment only arrange during shop hours including 3rd november 2012 1st december 2012 during december 2012 january 2013 school holidays 10 december 2012 to 14 december 2012 08:00am-02:00pm monday friday 17 december 2012 appointment only arrange during shop hours 18 december 21 december 2012 08:00am-02:00pm tuesday friday 24 december 2012 to 1 january 2013 closed 2 january 2013 to 4 january 2013 08:00am-02:00pm wednesday friday saturday 5 january 2013 appointment only arrange during shop hours 7 january 8th january 2013 08:00am-02:00pm monday tuesday 9 january 2013 onward usual term time opening hours 07:00am 03:00pm class of `82 michele bodley von buddenbrock head boy greg lance head girl lisa cooper slabbert bronwen nurcombe remke tom burkhalter bryanston sportsmanship is true blue


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class of 1982 30 year reunion on 27th october the bryanston high class of 1982 held their 30 year reunion in the pavilion of the 183 matrics all but 13 were contacted and 83 attended,7 of whom flew in from overseas 19 flew in from other parts of sa and balance were from joburg 60 still live in sa 10 uk 9 usa and 8 in australia balance live in scotland singapore spain switzerland uae zimbabwe canada france georgia germany greece hong kong ireland mauritius namibia holland and new zealand they staged their matric photos sitting in the same positions as their class photo 30 years ago by all accounts a fantastic evening of reminiscing memories and re connecting great energy and fun here are some of the opinions about the evening what a great party fantastic to see everyone again talk to old friends and make new ones the 30 year gap was erased last night amazing evening what struck me the most was not 1 person tried to out-impress any one else just a bunch of truly amazing people with a thin common thread that stitched us together in our memories and our united-ness thanks to the class of 82 what a special bunch of people can you believe the reunion lasted about 11 hours in total not all of us lasted the distance but it blows my mind that it just kept going there was a euphoria there from being again amongst people who see each other through the eyes of youth and hope and optimism well done and thanks to organisers gillian freimond rightford and sandy marais king


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