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Bryanston High School Newsletter #6 of 2013 - 17 September BryanstonHighSchool @Bryanston_High #BlueFlame #BlueFlame


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affect eternity introducing Drama as an extra-mural. As from 2014 it will be offered as an eighth subject for those who will be able to academically cope with an additional subject. We believe by offering Music and Drama that we are equipping our learners with valuable life skills. This year we have upgraded the school in many ways and I am happy to report that we are nearing the completion of our new tennis courts. This has taken some time to finish but we believe that both netball and tennis players will get many years more great service out of these courts. My one big concern currently is that there seems to be a lot of weekend parties that are not supervised by adults. Please ensure that you know where your child goes over the weekend and that you take notice of all the bad social influences that could happen at these unsupervised parties. It is with a sad heart that we say goodbye to Mr & Mrs Grobler who are emigrating to Australia at the end of September. They have been a special part of the Bryanston family and will be sorely missed. Fourth term starts on Tuesday 1 October. Remember that our AGM will take place on Wednesday, 16th October at 19h00. We require 15% of Parents to be present for a quorum, failing which the meeting will be re-scheduled before our budget and fees can be approved. Thank you for your continued support and travel safely if you are going away in the holidays. John 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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Cookery Competition The Grade 11 Consumer Studies class competed in a cookery competition. Congratulations to Talitha Eloff who was the overall winner of the event! A huge thank you to our sponsors, Pick n Pay and Glad, for making this possible! 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 personalised tuition and prepare students for major tests and exams. Julian Moodliar (078) 153 7867 (073) 784 0841 Bryanston valedictorian 2011 Standard Rate R150/hour I am offering maths lessons to high school students who are having maths problems or who are just looking to improve their marks. I am currently studying a Bcom and I have done maths and statistics to 3rd year. My final Matric maths mark was 9 4 % a t S t S t hi t h i a n s (documents available upon request). I have a year’s worth of maths tutoring experience. Available immediately and I am willing to work on weekday afternoons and weekends. R150/hr or R250/ 2 hrs. Group tutoring for 2-3 students at R100/hr ea. Available in Bryanston, Sandton, Fourways and Randburg Ross Hardie (082) 818 4830 #B lame lueF Class of 1988 We’re proud of our


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Tomorrow’s Digital Classroom—Today! Grade 10 Consumer studies learners use the iPad Lab to learn about the different fibres used in the textile industry. PROFESSIONAL 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 TRIGONOMETRY Workshops or Grade 11 and 12. It's not too late to master and love trig! Friday 26th Sept. Various sessions taking place throughout the day in Morningside. sign up for those you need R100 /hour. I have 20 years teaching experience. I love teaching and I LOVE trig! (082) 441 6160 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 occasional social events and always play doubles and the tennis is informal, great fun and quite competitive. Harry Calver (083) 308 4703 DRIVING LESSONS with a qualified instructor. Pick-up and drop-off included. For further information call Jean (011) 706 0377 Chris (083) 783 5599 SADEX Driving School) 25 Year Reunion Culture of Payment


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SA Athletics Championships Congratulations to Mzamo Nguni who was selected to compete in the Junior Men’s 8km event in Potchefstroom recently. Engen Essay-writing Competition Congratulations to Claire Sekgobela who won the Engen Essay-writing Competition with her essay on her role model - Rosa Parks. #B lame lueF


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Cricket Bryanston hosted the T20 Quadrangular cricket tournament with a very competitive team. Despite being a very young side, we narrowly lost to Fourways and Northcliff. Well done to Rand Park who beat Fourways in the final by 1 run!


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FOCUSED LANGUAGE LEARNING Results speak louder than words. One-on-one Afrikaans teaching. Gr 7-12 Jan Reinecke BA(Wits) BAHons (Unisa) TTHD (JCE) Professional Teacher (PR. 1132648) (079) 513 3951 (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 Mon-Sat from 8am - 5pm. Sunday orders too. We DELIVER (011) 087 5212 (011) 784-9167 (082) 677 1324 NOW IN PARKMORE SANDTON ENGLISH TUTORING Grade 6 to Matric a qualified teacher with ± 20yrs experience. R150/hr for extra lessons, preferably from my home in Jhb northern suburbs. Contact Robyn to discuss your requirements (082) 446 9540 Bryanston sportsmanship Congratulations to Connor McKinnon of Grade 10 who entered the SACEE Essay Writing Competition. His work was titled “Is it too late to save the world?” and has been selected as one of the pieces to be published in the 2013 edition of ‘English Alive’. Well done Connor! South African Mathematics Olympiad Well done to Timothy Denton who has been invited to receive a prize as one of the best provincial performers of the South African Mathematics Olympiad’s SAMO second round at schools across the country. First Aid Full Colours Jessica Davies, Hamlet Maseko Half Colours Laronne Cachia, Grace Mao, Carla Watson, Megan O’Connel, Jessica Oswald, Robyn Phillips, Valdo dos Santos Tennis Full Colours Michael Wrathall, Tim Denton, Luke Schlebusch, Brandon Schlebusch, Takudza Mwerenga Chess Full Colours Peter Qui Half Colours Nancy Liang, Grant Miu, Fei-Fei Wang Equestrian Full Colours Shannon Sayers Half Colours Nicole Kennet Certificate of Merit Georgia Wolchuk


p. 9 True Blue English Olympiad Congratulations to all the entrants to the English Olympiad: Silver Award Sarah Charlton Bronze Award Jennifer Okoye, Rehtabile Headbush, Kieran Prinsloo, Xiao Feir (Nancy) Liang, Danielle Gast, Rosina Kaseke Merit Award Towela Chinganya, Jessica Tavener, Haniyeh Rahimi, Lenthuri Naidoo, Winnie Jura, Grace Mao, Amina Williams White Blazer Re-Awards Timothy Denton Keolyn Naicker Blu # me eFla


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PSYCHOMETRIC TESTING Alison Bennett, a Psychometrist, and Dr Adele Romanis, a Clinical Psychologist, are expanding their services by offering psychological assessments to children and young adults. These include career- and subject-choice assessments, psychoeducational and school readiness assessments. Thank you to Hatfield VW Bryanston who sponsor our Learner Driver car. These assessments provide direction and guidance for important decisions that parents may need to make that will influence their children’s future. Alison Bennett (082) 450 2619 or Adele Romanis


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