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bryanston high school newsletter #1 of 2013 31 january dear bryanstonians bryanstonhighschool @bryanston_high well done to the following staff who received long service awards thank you for your loyal dedication to bryanston high nadia karczmarczyk tanya mc iver christa van tonder jeanette martins ten years bronwynne byrne johan de lange quintus van der merwe fifteen years june corlett twenty five years malcolm gillespie thirty years eli pretorius five years congratulations to our 2012 matriculants who excelled with i would like to welcome staff 100 pass rate and an learners and parents to the new achievement of 80 exemption year i hope you all had a good rest the following were our top and are ready for a year of action matriculants a special welcome to all our new grade 8s other new learners and their parents we are looking forward to you all becoming part of the bryanston family 8 distinctions 7 distinctions 6 distinctions 5 distinctions avani beerbul andrew halstead zipporah nyokangi carol cui kerryn davidson justin guedes da-eun kim vyasna mahadevey kimberley rhoda genna-lee uren anastashia chetty catherine hall martinique koster ashleigh latief jocelyn lawrence nomvuselelo ngubane zaakirah ravat i want to thank everyone who showed support for me when i was appointed principal and it is an honour and privilege to serve bryanston high school in this 4 distinctions capacity the school is certainly looking good and the spirit has been amazing in the first few weeks of school i would like to take this opportunity to welcome our new teachers who i am sure will add value to our school mr vorster joined lo science dept mr romijn the commercial dept ms de agrella the history dept mrs grobler afrikaans dept mrs fourie the science dept ms dlamini the maths dept mr gareth weir who has joined the it department and a special welcome back to ms atmore who has been a superb maths teacher at bryanston high for many years our focus for the year will be participation and excellence we would like all learners to be fully involved and thus add value to our school hard work in the classroom is essential and teachers have set high goals for 2013 we would like our parents to support us with supervision of homework and also to we also have eight candidates who become involved in their child s achieved three distinctions each schooling please encourage your children to participate and attend any a special congratulations to justin sporting or cultural event that they guedes who received two trophies might participate in one for the top science and maths student in the district and one for good luck to our 2013 matriculants the top student in the district we are aiming for another 100 well done justin pass rate more distinctions and a bryanston high also had the top 90 exemption rate we are sure geography student and received the you will rise to this challenge top school in the northern suburbs award we are very proud john skelton of our matriculants of 2012 anonymous tip-offs have you witnessed some behaviour or incident at school which flaunts our code of conduct bryanston high runs an sms-based tip-off initiative to give you a safe secure and most importantly anonymous platform to report occurrences that need reporting simply sms your anonymous tip-off to 087 041 3000 giving 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 right now.


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teachers affect eternity looking for safe reliable and friendly school transport don t compromise your child s safety with overloading each child has their own seatbelt children are home within an hour of pick-up special requests can be considered driver has pdp license liability insurance for peace of mind roadworthy and reliable vehicles competitive rates for safe transport of your child phone megan ms delivery 083 226 7829 from our newly-appointed director of sport to live a healthy lifestyle means that a person has to have some form of balance for me that would mean that a pupil will have to achieve academically and excel in his or her capacity on the sports field without compromising on the cultural aspects as well all students should participate in sport sport promotes a healthy being and teaches discipline time management and commitment learners get to know their teachers and peers in a different light and this is where relationships and firm bonds are born my plan for 2013 is that the school has a fully equipped gym where learners can train and socialise in a controlled environment our school has some of the best facilities which we try and improve on every year we encourage the learners to use the facilities provided to enrich their time at bryanston high school i have played professional rugby for 8 years and want to use my knowledge skills and experience gained during this time to benefit the bryanston high school sportsmen and sportswomen i hope to see the learners on the sports fields participating and having fun j.d toerien director of sport indulge decadent dining boutique confectionery shop 8 rivonia village shopping centre rivonia boulevard off 9th ave donnae tel 011 234 4437 fax 011 234 4439 cell 079 507 9469 we are running a special on all our specialised/novelty birthday cakes any cake ordered and paid in full will receive a 25 discount t s and c s apply publisher information


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28th of february bryanston high school s open day as we prepare for this we have embarked on a major keep it clean campaign and we ask that every learner becomes aware and involved in preserving the cleanliness beauty and pride in our school we also invite any parents who are willing to help on a clean it up drive to bring their cleaning goodies and energy to school on saturday 16th and saturday 23rd february from 8:30-13:00 for a school-wide cleaning blitz we will focus on windows bathrooms passageways etc if you can help please drop an email to with your name email address and cell number so we know how many team supervisors to organise thank you in the fast-paced world that is johannesburg we realise how hard it is for parents to juggle work schedules daily meetings and routines whilst also ensuring that their children receive the best possible care and attention jozi cares aims to take the stress out of finding a suitable reliable and compatible au pair to assist in all your children s daily routines and needs we offer meticulously screened and practically assessed au pairs who are matched to families according to the family s needs and personalities with the use of psychometric testing jozi cares prides itself in providing an excellent service as well as the most thoroughly screened au pairs in johannesburg our screening process augments our dedication to assist families find an au pair who will be reliable helpful and professional in matching families with the right au pair with the use of psychometric testing our key objective is to ensure longevity of this working relationship which will ensue in the family unit to find your perfect au pair or for more information contact us tell 011 275 0513 cell 071 613 8960 attention grade 8 parents please remember to update your myschool card beneficiary to your new school https thanks to your support we received r38,241.15 from myschool last year.


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braintrust tutors unlocking potential private custom tutoring for all school subjects in the comfort of your home we fill in gaps in past syllabus keep students up to date with current work and prepare students for tests and exams claire 082 462 1799 heaven-sent angels we ll take care of your home while you take care of your holiday flexible pop-in or stay-in options to suit your housesitting needs give us a call bernard 072 414 6837 does your child need help kip mcgrath education centres professional tutoring in mat hem at ics afr ikaans english reading comprehension study skills call gershom 079 494 4560 jacqueline on 079 358 9099 for your free assessment rcl representatives grade 8 tayla johnson courtney van rooyen caitlin bell ian edwards martin dijkhuis candace parker roland desplace jane sichilaya alex berry kayla heckrath thando letebeyane candace eslick nicholas johnson johann lonji rabekah hewitson blessing lebese grade 9 michael alves khanya bambo mbali beja sitty bhengu megan denton shenade hariram natasha howes sasha karlin tumelo lithlhakanyane modise mokoele priyantha naicker dean packham amy thomson jonathan van duyn grade 10 tsz-yin chen annemarie els jazz galeta blaire jorgensen kagiso kotane sechaba kotane desire macheme tamara mushani alyssa paul buntu petse kganya rapoo daniel salgado marina savio liso yanta grade 11 shannon bell gaby isabelle kyle langford dominique lemao mzamo mnguni mziwoxolo mpungutye momentious mthethwa brendon ndlovu kiara o connell jessica rapelego robynne reid samantha ritchie joshua rosslee dylan wingrove simphiwe zondi grade 8 induction evening


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learn to play music you ll never regret it ross howard music guitar piano drums vocals violin all saints centre olivedale opp olivedale clinic 011 4629949 083 2336660 long service awards true blue loyalty and dedication to the school were celebrated at the bryanston high school staff long service awards held last week congratulations to ms pretorius for her 30 years at bhs mr gillespie for 25 years and mrs corlett for 15 years service to the school as one of mrs pretorius past pupils said it is so good to see that you are still at bhs i matriculated a long time ago 1989 you were a great influence in my life and taught me many things glad that many more have had the benefit and blessing of having you teach them at bhs pictured with them are mr john skelton the new principal and mr dave robinson the recently retired principal pofessional tuition services private one on one home tuition for all school grades subjects some university subjects tutors are experienced competitive rates please contact leigh eaton 083-308-9544 or 011-888-7015 t0 rent in bryanston lovely 2 bed cottage private garden and a spacious 1 bed apartment partly furnished near bryanston high and bryanston shopping centre excellent security r 7 800 per month excluding electricity available immediately val 011 463 3512 083 5649779 piano tuition ever wondered why so many learned and still can t play music is not on paper it s within you learn to be creative and to express yourself in a wonderful fulfilling way adults/children carl boonzaaier 011 706-4444 grade 8 induction evening


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my academics tutoring services maths english afrikaans life and natural science accounts business economics and it home-based one-to-one tuition holiday tuition available at a discount travis 082 378 3651 or 011 792 7568 your flexible and professional tutors first team cricket congratulations to the all the cricket teams for the excellent results on wednesday against edenglen special mention must go to the record breaking 1st team performance they achieved the highest total in a first team match in the 45 years of the school s history ­ scoring 316 runs beating the previous highest by 2 runs the amazing thing is that the previous record was set in a 50 over match and wednesdays match was only 20 overs they achieved the highest winning margin by any bryanston 1st team after bowling edenglen out for 109 the winning margin was 207 runs piano and saxophone lessons for all ages and levels beginners welcome contact ruth for more info 079 675 4889 byron smith cricket byron became the first bryanston cricketer in the history of the school to score a double hundred he scored 250 not out off 85 balls in the match as a result of this outstanding performance he came 3rd in the sa school sports magazine s mr price spiortsman of january competition where they said byron smith the bryanston high school first xi cricketer had an incredible match when his team took on edenglen high in a t20 match byron smith was in sublime form as he hammered his way to a staggering 250 runs not out off a mere 85 balls balls cameron vaughn sailing cameron vaughan competed in the open cat sailing regatta rd your service we come to in september in two events he came 3 out of 9 in the one event and 17th out of 90 in the second event you all tutors achieved distinctions in area of subject well done cameron are reliable and highly recommended primary and high school all school subjects including homework supervision excellent results mandy 082 217 2077 theresa 083 453 4792 luke brown golf luke brown a grade 9 pupil was invited to play golf for central gauteng in the u15 boys south african championships in january this year he did well finishing 25th in a field of 120 boys with his team central gauteng b achieving 2nd place behind central gauteng a who won the tournament luke s handicap is currently 3 and he is a member at bryanston golf club congratulations bryanstan sportsmanship is true blue


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white blazers favian gasser four full colours in swimming cheerleading and rugby and is also a councillor cayley jorgensen four full colours in tennis hockey and swimming and is also an executive councillor xihlovo mabunda for four full colours in athletics netball and cheerleading she has also received national colours for cheerleading and is also a councillor essex made to measure sells and installs blinds curtains flooring carpets laminates other ancillary décor products out of time set an appointment via phone email our decor consultants will bring samples to your home office we do free quotes in all areas bryanston branch tel 011 463 2479 cell 076 744 1685 first aid level 2 certificates congratulations to the following who have successfully completed the level 2 first aid course jessica taverner hamlet maseko amy thomson danielle gast megan denton valdo dos santos natasha howes jack mamabolo samaemo robinson robyn phillips andrea rumbu ruimsig branch tel 011 958 1099 cell 074 671 7048 a huge thank you to mr and mrs knocker for the inspiration hard work time and resouces they put into giving the ladies staff bathrooms a major facelift the ladies are very grateful 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 we re proud of our culture of payment


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shamiso mosaka kaone mpuisang top 25 participants taona munyaradzi 25th 51 taona munyaradzi jaryd nyaradzo mwerenga ransley-melvin luca naude lebogang knocker andiso ndebele keagan hayman kyle lindiwe ndlovu zukor zanele nkonki th 52 24 makabongwe kaseke tevin nkwe 23rd 53 michael alves awethu akhil padala loshozi taylor silawule 21st 54 luke brown dimakatso thabang thobejane letsoalo palesa knocker nobuhletshanini 18th 55 mbali beja tamryn vd merwe th 58 17 moyet beukes jonathan van duyn 16th 59 megan denton sydney white th 60 15 jonathan van duyn lukhanyo zimela 14th 62 nonkululeko mamba 13th 63 tristan carter tawanda service awards sarupinda nhlanhla service to afrikaans shanede harihadebe ram 10th 65 qhayiya pronounced kk madlanga sean merits dobie trevor bender 1 149 kirthin bedessie 7th 67 nyaradzo mwerenga 2 148 mihir poobalan 6th 68 tevin nkwe 3 142 thandeka ndlovu th 80 ­ alice antill 5 4 128 charissa govender 4th 83 ­ tumelo litlhakanyane 5 120 karabo banda dominique rooi-smuts 7 115 sidney white modise mokoele jonathan van duyn st 94­ amy thomson 1 8 106 tanya pillay 9 105 olerato mokoena 100 attendance 10 102 jarrid hobbs karabo banda trevor bender top in each subject moyet beukes english 85 madison ramsay yadishka bridgmohun afrikaans87 megan denton nozi cele em-mari mulder rochelle de beer maths91 megan denton david dikotla alex warren sean dobie science 84 warren vehlow khathutshelo dombo mbali beja nicolas garbers michael alves shenade hariram biology 89 megan denton keagan hayman kristina marinkovic jarrid hobbs history 86 madison ramsay makabongwe kaseke geography 91 chelsey whelan boitumelo kentse ems 92 sherodene devalogan simphiwe madlala technology 83 michael alves qhayiya madlanga art 83 makabongwe kaseke demba madonsela lo 90 michael alves munashe manyeza nikita mcmurdo distinctions mbali mjila 8 erica donzela olerato mokwena megan denton academic awards gr 8 2012 9 mbali beja michael alves best class captain shenade hariram sportsman of the year dean packham grade controllers award girl micaela wood boy jonathan van duyn 20th top 20 75 priyantha naicker tumelo mashabathakga tamaryn bronner mihirpoobalan 76 keroshan devan boitumelo kentse 77 jonathan van duyn kristina marinkovic munashe chiyangwa andreena smith kim ryan half academic colours 78 warren vehlow amy thomson natasha howes chelsey whelan 79 madison ramsay makabongwe kaseke full academic colours 80 erica donzella 82 mbali beja 83 megan denton michael alves 17th 15th 10th 6th 4th 3rd 1st academic awards excellence 80 lukhanyo zimela ­ems jameel sujee ­ems rifah nuckcheddy ­english thandeka ndlovu ­geog ziyanda mnyaka ­lo nikita mcmurdo ­ems tumelo litlhakanyane ­maths sasha karlin ­maths shenade hariram ­ nhlanhla hadebe ­lo sean dobie ­maths dominic de jager ­maths


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gabriella borges ­geog karabo banda ­english khanya bambo ­maths alex warren ­geog tyler vd berg ­afrikaans/lo tanya pillay ­maths/ems akhil padala ­geog/ems priyantha naicker ­biology/ems boitumelo kentse ­tech/lo charissa govender ­english/lo naadhirah dudhia ­geog/lo luke brown ­biology/lo tamaryn bronner ­biology/lo kirthin bedessie ­english/geog amy thomson ­maths/biology/lo mihir poobalan ­english/geog science/tech taona munyaradzi ­geog/biology ems sharon muchemwa ­english/geog biology natasha howes ­english/maths biology zahle eloff ­afrikaans/ems/lo sitty bhengu ­hist/geog/lo moyet beukes ­afrikaans/hist/lo kim ryan ­english/geog/tech/ems lyle pillay ­maths/geog/biology/ems kristina marinkovic ­hist/geog/lo qhayiya madlanga ­maths/geog science/ems keroshan devan ­maths/geog biology/lo chelsey whelan ­maths/hist/biology lo warren vehlow ­hist/geog/biology ems jonathan van duyn ­maths/geog science/biology/ems andreena smith ­maths/hist/geog a&c/ems/lo madison ramsay ­geog/biology/a&c lo makabongwe kaseke ­english/hist geog/biology/lo munashe chiyangwa ­maths/hist geog/science/biology/tech erica donzella ­maths/hist/geog science/biology/a&c/ems/lo megan denton ­geog/science/a&c ems/lo mbalibeja ­english/maths/hist/geog biology/ems/lo michael alves ­maths/hist/geog biology/a&c/ems


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academic awards gr 9 2012 top 25 participants rd 23 keri ­ lee carstens inga mpengu twiza sichilya jared smith buntu petse sandile mnisi 45 21st alex goudemond joshua potgieter 48 19th precious pempeni cleo ndlovu 50 15th annemarie els luke hynes kganya rapoo marina savio 51 14th michael marsden 53 13th liam doyle 54 11th khanya tutani sechaba kotane 60 10th mckylan royan 63 9th cameron matthews 66 8th khumo dingalo 68 7th jenna wrathall 73 6th liso yanta 74 5th blaire jorgensen 83 4th jordynne peach 84 3rd michael ferreira 86 2nd luke schlebusch 93 1st daniela gasser 98 for excellent achievement mohibidu immanuela -afrik maths a&c tech lo matthews cameron scott -afrik maths hist geog biology a&c ems rapoo kganya -afrik maths hist geog science biology a&c tech ems lo de wit christopher -afrik maths hist geog science biology a&c tech ems lo els annemarie -maths hist geog science biology a&c tech ems lo mushani tamara -afrik maths hist geog biology a&c tech ems lo paul alyssa maths hist science biology tech ems lo wang xiao fei hist geog science biology a&c tech ems lo chen tsz yin maths hist geog science biology a&c tech ems meghraj nikheel afrik maths geog science biology a&c tech ems savio marina afrik hist geog biology a&c tech ems lo carstens keri lee maths hist geog biology a&c tech ems lo arijune shayur afrik maths hist geog biology a&c tech lo kvalsvig daniel afrik maths hist geog science biology a&c tech ems lo pang kevin maths geog science biology a&c tech ems salgado daniel maths hist geog science biology tech ems jorgensen blaire hist science a&c tech ems pike kathryn hist geog biology tech ems mnguni zandi hist science biology a&c ems peach jordynne hist geog biology a&c lo dingalo khumo hist geog a&c tech ems gast robin geog biology a&c tech petse buntu biology a&c tech ems pillay kerri anne geog biology ems gasser daniela geog a&c lo ndlovu cleo hist a&c lo nkuhlu khanyi hist biology ems sibanda khanyile hist biology ems themane neo a&c tech lonji gaelle hist biology yanta liso geog lo isaac gerald a&c tech naidoo kimelda ­ caitlyn a&c ems kader teneale geog a&c nathoo bhakti maths tech de vos simone afrik a&c palframan kayla geog a&c laklang ariya geog a&c mtwa khanya geog hynes luke a&c berry emma tech makhathini mini hist sefako lindsay afrik ganesan matthew a&c nathoo jaan a&c mpengu inga biology diseko katlego hist smith kayla geog makola mohau ems johnson kayla a&c steyn daniel afrik koch zoe afrik kumalo itumeleng hist rumbu reggie french nkulu dhalin french nkulu anais french 10th 9th 8th 7th 6th 5th 4th 3rd 2nd 1st merits immanuela mohibidu thabsile tshuma 60 luke schlebusch 61 kganya rapoo 62 sandile mnisi 65 blaire jorgensen 68 annemarie els 73 kevin pang 74 alyssa paul 78 marina savio 81 cameron matthews 84 top in each subject eng immanuela mohibidu 81 afrik annemarie els 93 french reggie rumbu 90 maths fei xiao wang 94 science cameron matthews immanuela mohibidu 91 life sciences immanuela mohibidu 93 history immanuela mohibidu 95 geog alyssa paul immanuela mohibidu 92 ems immanuela mohibidu 94 techn cameron matthews 92 art alyssa paul 97 lo cameron matthews 90


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7 8 9 10 11 distinctions kevin pang daniel salgado shayur arijune keri-lee carstens tsz-yin chen daniel kvalsig nikheel meghraj marina savio tamara mushani alyssa paul fei xiao wang christopher de wit annemarie els cameron matthews kganya rapoo immanuela mohibidu leadership certificates best rcl tsz-yin chen kganya rapoo trophy awards cultural awards girl buntu petse best class captain sechaba kotane medals grade controllers award girl the recipient of this award goes to a young lady who is polite and goes about her daily activities with quiet co n fid e nce ma tu ri ty andan abundance of smiles she persevered through an unsettling time regarding her health and never gave up she is consistent in her academics and has participated in cheerleading it gives us great pleasure to award the girls grade controllers award to amy padmore boy the recipient of this award goes to a young man who is a gentleman comes from an afrikaans background though he copes exceptionally well in an english environment and with his academics he also made first team cricket and made the u15 cricket side for sandton it gives us great pleasure to award the boys grade controllers award to daniel steyn top twenty 20th ­ 77 kerri-anne pillay buntu petse jordynne peach robin gast khumo dingalo half colours 19th ­ 78 kathryn pike zandi mnguni blaire jorgensen full colours 16th ­ 80 daniel salgado kevin pang daniel kvalsvig keri-lee carstens shayur arijune th ­ 81 marina savio 11 10th ­ 82 fei wang nikheel meghraj 8th ­ 84 tsz-yin chen 7th ­ 85 alyssa paul tamara mushani annemarie els christopher de wit rd ­ 87 3 kganya rapoo 1st ­ 90 immanuela mohibidu cameron matthews top achievers immanuela mohibidu cameron matthews 90 sportswoman of the year this award goes to a young lady who has participated in cheerleading hockey and tennis she also received sa colours for cheerleading congratulations liso yanta sportsman of the year this award goes to a young gentleman who has participated in cross country athletics swimming rugby cricket and tennis he also has central gauteng colours for tennis and duathlons he is truly a phenomenal and talented sportsman congratulations luke schlebusch.


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focused language learning results speak louder than words one-on-one afrikaans teaching grades 7-12 jan reinecke bawits bahons unisa tthd jce professional teacher pr 1132648 mobile 079 513 3951 home 011 781 6141 the balloon stop no party is complete without balloons ­ the balloon stop has the widest variety of helium foil printed balloons anything to do with a balloon in any way visit our showroom at 117 11th street parkmore or logon to open monday to sat from 8am till 5pm sunday orders too we deliver 011 087 5212 or 011 784 9167 082 677 1324 now in parkmore da-eun kim 5 distinctions andrew halstead 7 as ziporah nyokangi 7 as avani beerbul 8 as carol xinrui cui 6 as justin gueddes 5 as who was the top matriculant in the northern suburbs as well as top maths and science matriculant school transport mature mom with pdp experienced au pair offering morning only transport to school seatbelted avanza contact dianne on 073 519 7559 grade 8 gala


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2013 councillors the new bryanston high school councillors at have started the year full of enthusiasm and spirit welcoming the new grade 8 class of 2013 into the family and teaching them about our true blue spirit back row l-r matthew mayston rogan de wit brendan fulcher michael wood paballo lengane favian gasser cameron bescoby phehello lehetla samuel tiley jj mtuse 3rd row junior baloyi robyn phillips xihlovo mabunda megan o connell nathaniel magola karla watson valdo dos santos kopano lemena 2nd row kelly lipner kagiso siphuma grace mao lara banks bianca savio dominique scott nonela miya rethabile headbush nali shayi julia nesser front row l-r ross schwartz timothy denton keolyn naicker chairman cayley jorgensen chairlady michael wrathall rosina kaseke grade 8 orientation


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chez girard voucher coffee croissant r 20 on presentation of this voucher naturally yours centre 453 crn main rd &culross rd bryanston 011 706 6550 083 284 1205 facebook chez girard cuisine thank you to hatfield vw bryanston who sponsor our learner driver car.


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transport available transport available to and from school in the surrounding areas of bryanston/fourways randburg toyota avanza 7 seater patrick 072 793 5057 afrikaans extra lessons help with afrikaans homework learning projects and assignments available to all grades in the fourways area antoinette 084 401 9019 life skills master life coach guidance counsellor coaching 4 focus and confidence goal setting and achievements personal coaching 4 tweens teens group sessions coaching 2wards standing 4 something rather than falling 4 anything 084 401 9019



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