Bryanston High School Newsletter 3 of 2013


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bryanston high school newsletter #3 of 2013 9 may bryanstonhighschool @bryanston_high rest of the cast whom you may or may not book now recognize but will love only four shows all the same in fact being it s that time of the year again while a part of the school productions is everyone else is out enjoying their such a thrilling experience that even saturdays the major production crew old pupils have returned to participate is hard at work this year bryanston in any way possible while some are high presents the timeless classic of just popping into the occasional footloose a well known play and rehearsal to reminisce the old times movie that has been enjoyed by and lend a helping hand where many time and time again it has an they can others have a easy to follow and relatable story of larger role in the the new kid in town the audience can show v i d sing along to the well known fun gobac songs and if they have never seen matriculated from this production before they bryanston in 2009 and any are sure to have the of us who knew him were aware of catchy tunes playing in his great musical talent now he is their heads for days after seeing it back to take a place in the show s now band as the drummer another former as with every year there is an bryanstonian is stella sfarnas who amazingly talented and diverse cast matriculated in 2011 and has of old and new members our leading been a part of many bryanston man henrique tarrao is a new face productions now she has to the bryanston stage but he will taken over the role of undoubtedly leave a lasting choreographer not an easy impression alongside him will be job i might add so many jordan van der vyfer who has been thanks to her a part of the drama family before but another new face in the family not for a few years it is refreshing to is musical director kevin see new faces showing off their feather an actor and singer talent not to mention the talent of the himself as well as kerry w no oigac tt otlu se o martin joining the band as the guitarist hopefully with a new input of style and knowledge the show will have all new elements and added spices to it to keep the productions exciting i am sure everyone is making them feel welcome and i hope they enjoy being a part of the show as you can see this is not one to miss the show will run from the 21st until the 24th of may so make sure y o u get tickets early and grab the good seats there are just days to go and plenty of work to still be done so everyone involved will be working hard and under a lot of pressure as friends and family of the cast and crew as well as a bryanstonian please support this phenomenal annual event it is sure to be a fantastic one and will leave you with that happy bubbly feeling inside see you there this year s annual major production footloose will be held on tue 21st may at 3 p.m wed 22nd thu 23rd and fri 24th at 7 p.m tickets are r30 r50 r50 and r100 respectively book now


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affect eternity we would like to welcome miss ackerman and ms weyers to our school this term they have both joined the commerce department and we hope they have a successful career at bryanston high i would like to remind parents that we are now gearing ourselves towards the mid-year exams and teachers are working hard to get the best results possible from all the students we would like parents to please support us and to encourage their children to study well at home our gym is now up and running and most of the first teams of the school have been given programmes supplied by our sports director mr toerien there are a few things that still have to be finalised and we hope that by the third term the gym will be fully functional for the whole school we are also very excited to announce that there will be a music school based at bryanston high in the near future which will offer a variety of different musical disciplines our musical footloose is on in two weeks time we would appreciate all pupils and parental support i would like to thank all parents for their support of our teachers and our school j skelton principal 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 sc ree ne d and p ra ct i cal l y 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


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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 district representation congratulations to the following girls for being selected for district representation for netball u18 xihlovo mabunda robyn phillips andile ndaba kimberley katende jessica ndzwana u17 jessica tavener jessica rapelego jessica oswald rebecca madubanya danielle visser taron van den berg daphne mokagane u16 kiara de saldanha u14 bronwyn ferguson derby day against hyde park netball congratulations to all 11 netball teams for beating hyde park the 1st team won 25 -14 player of the match was koketso sekhoto team of the day was the u/17a they set up the biggest winning margin well done girls smart kidz expert tutoring for physical science and chemistry life sciences and english offered during weekend by wits university students in the comfort of your home we offer students personalised tuition and prepare students for major tests and exams julian moodliar 078 153 7867 2011 bryanston high valedictorian do you want to be a star kidz take over drama school runs acting courses for kids and teens students learn various acting skills for stage and at the end of the course all students star in a professional production at the old mutual course starts mid-may classes held in bryanston edenvale and ruimsig for more info contact shaye 082 871 0034 leadership in action lia after a very successful carnival day in march that raised r14,400 the lia is preparing for pageant week soccer tournament and our annual golf day the pageant week takes place from 30 july to the 6th of august and the theme for 2013 is vintage our soccer league starts on 17 may teams are practicing every friday afternoon and there are certainly some outstanding players games will be played every friday afternoon and will culminate in the semi ­finals and finals taking place in the third term our golf day is on 19th september and the lia is selling fourballs at r2,300 keep up the great work lia 2013 we re proud of our


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art craft studio fun weekly classes for adults and children in liquorice-allsorts candle soap and papermaking mosaics paint finishes glass painting pewter etc scrapbooking paper craft paper print etc fine arts drawing painting sculpting tersia 082 779 4835 bryanston sportsmanship hockey during the april holidays bryanston was very fortunate to take 2 girls hockey teams of all ages down to bloemfontein the girls learnt new skills rules and knowledge of the game of hockey the girls were overwhelmed by being coached by provincial and national hockey players this has helped the girls individual games immensely this term started off well as we played our first derby day against our rivals fourways high our girls played really well winning most of their games we then played fourways for our league fixture and the juniors again proved that they are the best by beating them once again the first round of district trials was successful as amone bekker samantha ritchie jordynne peach lisa yanta tayla johnson,jordan potgieter were selected out of 5 schools to represent our district on the 11th of may 2013 congratulations to them all and good luck on the 23rd of april bryanston played their next league game against randpark this was a very physical game and our girls played well again winning most of their games on the 2nd of may bryanston played a league game against linden which was also a very physical and fast game our girls tried very hard but unfortunately lost what amazing performances from all the teams they have made bryanston high so proud piano and saxophone lessons for all ages and levels beginners welcome contact ruth for more info 079 675 4889 your service we come to you all tutors achieved distinctions in area of subject 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 the season for the senior girls has been tough but great hockey has been played individually the girls have improved enormously well done to our junior hockey players who have won the majority of their matches it is exciting to see extremely good hockey skills coming from the junior teams keep it up!


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is true blue rugby history was made yet again at bryanston when we hosted two australian rugby sides from the 16th to 18th of april the u16 s and first team played the touring sides where some great rugby was played by both sides and great experience was gained playing the visitors a big thank you to all the students and parents who hosted the sides the australians were extremely complimentary and expressed to our coaches what a lovely school environment we have and what great families our students come from it was a great opportunity for the australians to experience our culture and way of lifestyle we trust we have formed a bond and we will be able to visit their country in the future on the 26th to the 30th of april the first rugby team travelled down to kzn to participate in the annual kzn festival the team bonded as a formidable entity playing excellent rugby sticking to a game plan and winning both their matches against kingsway and pinetown boys this allowed the team to finish in the top ranking of the tournament these were good results and was an opportunity for the boys to bond with the team they also spent most of sunday enjoying the ushaka marine world we trust that this tour will help lay the foundation for the rest of the season to come ross schwartz captain of rugby 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 ex-teacher offering tuition math afrikaans english biology extra tuition in math afrikaans english biology in the bryanston area references available on request excellent track record of getting results contact elize 082 463 0629


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focused language learning results speak louder than words one-on-one afrikaans teaching gr 7-12 jan reinecke bawits bahons unisa tthd jce professional teacher pr 1132648 079 513 3951 011 781 6141 a tutors will solve your problems extra lessons in maths science,accounting and business economics are offered in a fun funky environment see our website for more info or call holly 079 494 7410 011 791 5939 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 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 school gym our goal is to get all the participants of sport codes in a better condition for next year we aim to work on specific goals for each individual we will test them before we start with any training these test will include their fitness levels core strength and one rep max on specific olympic movements we will then be able to see where each individual can improve and we will work out a specific program we will then set goals for them in the areas where they need to improve and will track their improvement monthly after this training they will be more motivated and in better condition to prevent injuries as their flexibility and coordination will be at a higher level as a result they will be more confident it will also establish healthy habits weight control and improved academic performance the gym will also be a place where they can socialize and learn more about their teammates it is a chance for teams and coaches alike to work hard and have fun jd toerien director of sport


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soweto open tennis bryanston high s cayley jorgensen is one of 15 south africans to get accepted into the soweto open tennis tournament this is south africa s top tennis event and part of the atp challenger tour/wta womens itf tour with the women s prize purse at $50 000 it attracts top seeds from around the world with this year s tournament attracting players from 51 countries the top seeded south african lady is currently ranked 114 in the world cayley is currently ranked 63 amongst south african women she started playing tennis at the age of 12 when she competed in her first tournament on the south african circuit as a junior her highest ranking was in the top 30 in the country she took a break from the circuit after starting high school but in grade 10 decided that this was the place she wanted to be she is currently competing in the u18 and womens events in december last year she competed in two itf tournaments but the soweto open is certainly the highlight of her life cayley managed to get through to the 3rd round finals of the qualifiers where she was knocked out by julia glushko from israel current international ranking of 161 cross country bryanston high hosted 15 schools in the annual parlauf cross-country relay in april bryanston senior boys team came 2nd behind pretoria boys and ahead of affies kes and northcliff the boys cross-country teams were invited to participate at an even held at pretoria boy s high the senior team was placed 2nd overall an outstanding result keep running squash bryanston high u19 boys 2nd team played in a league match against randpark high s 1st team and won 3 of their 4 matches the u14a boys beat northcliff 4 0 in their first official league match certificate of excellence alex warren team colours nokuthula mbhele megan howard sam ritchie rosina kaseke robynne reid taron van der berg amber snijman half colours megan howard and samantha ritchie full colours nokuthula mbhele


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kwa-zulu natal rugby festival 2013 bryanston high school attended the oldest festival in south africa kzn versus gauteng in april the 29th annual festival took place at george campbell technical school our boys were hosted by kingsway high school and were very excited for the weekend we played our first match on saturday 27th april this was against our hosts kingsway last year we had lost against kingsway 22-0 but this year the boys showed courage and we defeated kingsway 15 8 on monday 29th april we played our old hosts pinetown boys against who we lost 48-3 two years ago with the same passion that the boys showed against kingsway we started the match off well and with a lot of guts and determination we defeated pinetown boys with a last minute try winning 10-5 we would like to thank mr skelton for his ongoing support to all parents a big thank you for sending your boys on one of the most prestigious festivals in south africa well done boys without you this wouldn t have been a success we are very proud of you the boys are back we are fortunate to be hosting the 30th anniversary of the kzn versus gauteng festival for schools next year at bryanston high school.


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white honours blazers this young gentleman is a wonderful diligent honest hardworking and delightful young man his managerial skills for organisation and leadership is beyond compare he has received full colours in grade 11 for rugby and academics and was elected a councillor he has recently also received full colours for cricket for the 2012/2013 season and these four full colours has earned him a white honours blazer which is a tremendous achievement congratulations and well done ross schwartz the second recipient has been an exceptional leader throughout his school career he is honest hardworking trustworthy gentle and very reliable he has received full colours for drama academics and councillorship in grade 11 and has also received full colours for cricket in the 2012/2013 season with these four full colours this exceptional young man who is also one of the greatest head boys the school has had has earned a white honours blazer congratulations and well done to our head boy keolyn naicker tutors for success experienced english tutor and teacher tutoring from gr 0-12 includes building blocks of english covers all areas of junior and senior english homework assistance exam and test revision 1 on 1 tuition secure classroom in randburg 078 103 1966 kids transport to and from bryanston for bryanston ext3 ferndale randburg and surrounding areas at reasonable price call regina 082 210 4015 011 462 2577 electricity water monitoring are your utilities under control we ll help you understand when you use the most water and power so you can detect leaks wastage and make changes what gets measured gets treasured


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congratulations teacher and past-pupil miss bronwyn rayne is now mrs mackrory the protea cheerleading squad came 10th in their division in the world cheerleading championships held recently in florida usa.


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extra extra read all about it read all about it bryanston high has been reaching new heights during 2013 and it is just fitting that we get our own newspaper to report about everything that is happening a press club was established to run this project a competition was launched to get the creative juices flowing and let the learners decide on a name for the paper the prize a r100 voucher to the school tuck shop makabongwe kaseke is the lucky winner with her entry the bryanston unedited our journalists will be at every event that the school hosts to make sure that the learners get all the inside and backstage information the bryanston unedited will be sold at the end of each term our journalists press club are luke van rooyen ayanda sizani itumeleng khumalo tamara mushani kayla palframan chelsea alexander sara lagardien thabisile tshuma and tyler silawule thank you to hatfield vw bryanston who sponsor our learner driver car.



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