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#BlueFlame Bryanston High School | Newsletter #7 of 2013 - 29 October Timothy Denton is proof that a busy and involved person is a successful person. Tim won 14 awards at the Valedictory Ceremony. His academic skill and attention to detail has continued to amaze not only his educators but also his class mates. This academic excellence is carried with quiet confidence and no bravado but is a result of clear thinking and a great work ethic. invited to participate in the science week. He won the second round of the Mathematics Olympiad and went on to represent Southern Gauteng A Team in the Inter- Provincial Mathematics Olympiad. Tim was placed third in the General Knowledge Olympiad in 2012 and was placed second in 2013. recognised his leadership qualities and as a member of the Executive, Tim worked constantly as a member of the councillor body. Tim cemented his ideals and work ethic into the ethos of the grade 12’s of 2013. Finally this young “Homo–Sapiens” has a wicked sense of humour and never wears his heart on his sleeve. His quick wit, obvious intelligence and his integrity will see him conquer the waiting world. Being an academic is only a small facet of Tim’s ability. Tim toured with the Rugby team to Europe in 2012 Tim has shone in the arena of where he played scrumhalf . He has Olympiads. He was placed in the top played first team tennis for two years 20 in the Science Olympiad and was and was vice captain. His peers CONGRATULATIONS!! BryanstonHighSchool @Bryanston_High #BlueFlame


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affect eternity A reminder to parents that Bryanston High School is a ‘fee paying school’ and that is why we are able to improve the school in many ways both inside and the general grounds of the school. We have identified more projects for next year but will only be able to continue if we have the funds available. Due to the fact that we did not reach a quorum at our Annual General Meeting on 16th October, a follow-up meeting will be held on Wednesday, 30th October at 7 pm. I would like to thank the current Governing Body for all their assistance and dedication to Bryanston High School. Your guidance has been an immense help to me in my first year as Principal. I would especially like to thank the outgoing members of the governing body : Ian Schwartz, John Wood, Debra Wooley, Maboe Maphaka and Karin Biggs for their immense contribution during their time on the governing body. A personal word of thanks to Mr Kennedy for his continued support and enterprising initiatives which he has introduced into the school over the past few years. It is with great sadness that we heard of the passing of Mrs. Stafford who has been in the Bryanston family, as a parent, governing body member, tuckshop convenor, assisting in the gardens and in the office renovations. Mrs. Stafford has been a true “Bryanstonian” and we are really going to miss her presence at our school. Our condolences go out to her family and close friends. 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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Squash | Boys At the Central Gauteng Junior Squash League Presentations held at Roedean School on 1 October, two Bryanston High teams were awarded certificates for their success in their respective leagues. The U16 boys team of Daniel Laing, Lebo Ramphomane, Kyle Zukor (left) and Luke Brown were runners up to Jeppe Boys in the U16 A League. #B lame lueF 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 LEMON SUBLIME SKIN CARE AND BEAUTY SALON is open in Douglasdale! Get ready for the holidays… November/ December 2013 Specials: Full leg, G-string and underarm wax = R 320 Combo manicure and pedicure = R 300 Facial and full body massage = R600 Contact Hayley SMS (082) 780 5447 to book. PIANO & SAXOPHONE LESSONS FOR ALL AGES R160 per lesson Beginners Welcome! Ruth Reinecke (079) 675 4889 The U14 boys team of Divashan Naidoo, Ian Edwards, Gareth Edwards, Roland Desplace, and Diego De Saldannah were very close runners up to Jeppe in the U14 B League. Congratulations. Culture of Payment 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)


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Service to Cricket Byron Smith, Keolyn Naicker, Henrique Torrao, Thabane Ngwane,Wesley Redman, Michael Wood, Rogan De Witt, Ross Schwartz,William Letwaba, Jamie Botha and Justin Tiflin Service to Cricket Scoring: Christine Devenish and Luronne Cachia Service to Cheerleading Xihlovu Mabunda, Robyn Phillips, Ntsiki Kuzwayo, Kelly Lipner and Roxanne Szeile Service to First Aid Jessica Davies, Julia Nesser and Robyn Phillips For keeping the photographic record of the grade; Caitlin van Duyn Service to B Team Swimming Jessica Davies, Lara Banks, Robyn Phillips, Matthew Mayston, Sam Tiley, Keagan Potgieter and Pierre Marais MATRIC VALEDICTORY White Honours Blazers For achieving six distinctions in the final promotion result of 2013: Re-award of an honours blazer: Chavanee Meghraj Megan O’Connel Charlene Smit A very special achievement of a rere-award – an honours blazer for the third time: Timothy Denton A re-award for attaining four full colours in 2013 for Academics, Cheerleading, Netball and First Aid. Congratulations to Robyn Phillips 1. FULL ATTENDANCE Wood, Laura White, Meegan Reddy, Chavanee Meghraj, Grace Mao, Mishkaya Lalbahadur, Sonal Govind This award is made to a pupil who has not missed one school day from grade 8 to 12. Nancy Liang Grade 8 - 12: This award is made to a pupil who has Service to A Team Swimming not missed one school day from grade Megan O’Connel, Cayley Jorgensen, 1 to grade 12. Laura White, Kelly Lipner, Bianca Savio, Brendan Fulcher, Favian Grade 1 - 12: Gasser, Dominic Brennan, Merrick Ross Schwartz Wooley and Michael Wood 2. SERVICE AWARDS Service to Cross Country & Athletics JJ Mtuse, Lara Banks and Laura White Service to the Media Centre: Charles Elliot Service to Catering Nokulunga Luthuli Service to Catering and Leadership in Catering Phina Mmamashela and Whitney Ndebele This award is made to pupils who have The following awards are given to not missed one school day in their pupils who have offered their Matric year. respective activities five full years of participation. Grade 12: Andile Ndaba, Rogan de Wit, Caitlin van Duyn, Abigayle Stevenson, Witney Ndebele, Phehello Lehetla, Crystelle Laljith, Tanika Kennedy, Phoebe Muthama, Matthew Mayston, Michael Wrathall, Praksha Tewary, Phina Mmamashela, Nancy Liang, Timothy Denton, Ross Schwartz, Shalini Naidoo, JJ Mtuse, William Letwaba, Rosina Kaseke, Taylynn Goliath, Danielle Gast, Jessica Davies, Michael Service to Netball Xihlovo Mabunda, Robyn Phillips, Andile Ndaba, Koketso Sekhoto, Kimberley Katende, Sara Mutamba, Jessica Ndzwana, Lara Banks, Precious Mfeka, Bianca Savio, Nonela Miya


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Service to Tennis Mary Kola,Raissa Lonji, Eunho Hong, Hammlet Maseko, Tatenda Mawoneke, Lolelanji Simposya and Samuel Tiley Leadership, Service and Coaching to Boys Tennis: Timothy Denton, Michael Wrathall and Chris van de Vyver Service to Girls Tennis and Tennis Coaching Jessica Davies Service beyond Self “Raising the Flag” Michael Wrathall Special Mention: The following students need to be recognized for their excellence in various spheres of the school. Senior Debating Team: Kagiso Siphuma, Rethabile Headbush, Winnie Jura and Rosina Kaseke Leadership and Service to Model United Nations: Girls Tennis and Tennis Coaching: Kagiso Siphuma and Rethabile Ina Yankova Headbush Exceptional Leadership and Service to Girls Tennis and Tennis Coaching: Cayley Jorgensen Science Olympian Trophy: Excellence in Science Olympiad Timothy Denton Excellence in Maths Olympiad Timothy Denton organising them in a kind, nurturing way. She also showed leadership qualities on the tennis court and on the hockey field. This young lady throughout the year has carried herself with pride and dignity and has served as an outstanding example of leadership. Congratulations to Jessica Davies. This young man has been a shining example of leadership during 2013. As the captain of the B swimming team he led by example and was greatly admired by the team as a whole but even more so by the younger swimmers. He was an outstanding lead actor in the major production this year and has inspired many aspirant actors to follow his lead. He has embodied the Bryanston High ethos; thus Henrique Torrao is a worthy recipient of this prestigious award for leadership. This young lady has exceptional leadership skills but prefers to work behind the scenes. She has been involved in a wide range of activities since grade 8. Service to Hockey Amber Snijman, Cayley Jorgensen, Luronne Cachia, Jessica Davies, Excellence in the South African Kimberley Mollet, William Letwaba, General Knowledge Olympiad Michael Wrathall, Keolyn Naicker, Keolyn Naicker, Timothy Denton, Adam Roodt, Valdo Dos Santos, Pierre Matthew Mayston Marais and Jonathan Biggs Equestrian - Trophy Shannon Sayers Service to Squash Timothy Denton and Euhno Hong Life Sciences Olympiad: Service to Rugby Henko Le Roux, Paballo Lengane, Merrick Woolley, Dominique Brennan, Favian Gasser, Tito Sikhosana, Thabane Ngwane, Keanon Archary, Rogan de Witt, Pehello Lehetla, Justin Tiflin, Jamie Botha, Keagan Potgieter Exceptional Leadership and Service to Rugby: Ross Schwartz Service to Chess Peter Qui Service to Major Production Rosina Kaseke, Dominique Scott, Caitlin van Duyn, Avian Bell and Tanika Kennedy Service to Sound & Lighting Gil Simoes and Christine Devenish She has worked behind the scenes in Major Production, putting in long hours backstage. This year she was stage manager and responsible for props. Her exceptional managerial skills and attention to detail resulted in a glitch Bronze certificate: Crystelle Laljith free production in terms of backstage Silver certificate: Nancy Liang, work. Temeka Smith, Caitlin van Duyn, One of her passions is photography Andrea Rumbu, Claire Sekgobela and she has been spotted around most school activities with camera in hand. Excellence in the Biology Olympiad Her brilliant photography has often Gold Certificate:Timothy Denton and featured in the school magazine. Danielle Gast In her Matric year this young lady embarked on the Thailand World LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATES Challenge Expedition, where her efficiency, superior organizational skills These awards are made by the staff to and compassion featured her as a key students who may not have been member of the tour group, constantly elected as councillors but who have encouraging her team mates and shown great leadership skills. always willing to lend a helping hand. This young lady has typified leadership Well done and congratulations Caitlin qualities this year. She was an van Duyn. inspiration to the younger swimmers in the B swimming team, motivating and


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Alex Hodges History Cayley Jorgensen History Diligence: Michael Karg Life Orientation Diligence certificates are awarded to Rosina Kaseke History students by three or more teachers for Tanika Kennedy Life Orientation their extra effort and dedication to those Mary Kola History subjects. Neo Lamola History Maropeng Lebepe History Tasneem Bootha Afrikaans, Life Creswill Leeuw History, Life Sciences, English, Physical Science & Orientation Mathematics William Letwaba History Sarah Charlton English, Science, Nancy Liang Business Studies Biology, Afrikaans Boikanyo Milazi Maths Lit, History Eunho Hong Science, LO, Biology Kelly Lipner Business Studies Crystelle Laljith English, Consumer Nathaniel Magola Business Studies Studies, Life Sciences Nonela Miya History Nancy Liang Maths, English, Angela Mngadi History Geography, LO Peace Morare Business Studies Pierre Marais Maths English, Adam Morris Visual Arts, Life Biology Orientation Matthew Mayston Geography, LO, JJ Mtusi History Biology Kameron Naicker Life Orientation Chavanee Meghraj English, Science, Robyn Phillips Physical Science Life Orientation, Biology Adam Roodt Life Sciences, Life Phina Mmamashela Afrikaans, CAT, Orientation English Dominique Scott History Lolelanji Simposya Science, Koketso Sekhoto Maths Lit Geography, Mathematics Tito Sikhosana Maths Lit Kagiso Siphuma Geography, Nali Shayi Visual Arts English, LO Pierre Steijn History Caitlin van Duyn English, Consumer Abigayle Stevenson Life Orientation Studies, Life Sciences Roxanne Szeili Business Studies Sam Tiley History Improvement: Deane Thurman Visual Arts Improvement certificates are awarded Justine van Dalen History to students who have improved by 10 Bianca Wiehe Life Orientation per cent or more from the first term to Merrick Wooley Mathematics the prelims. Michael Wrathall Physical Science Silvano Zafiropoulous Life Kasey Augustine Life Orientation Orientation Amy Baxter History Lara Banks English, History Exellence Cameron Bescoby Life Orientation Excellence certificates are awarded to Jamie Botha English students who have attained more than Dominic Brennan Physical Science 80% for their academic subjects or Taegan Burchett Life Orientation more than 90% for LO. Sarah Charlton History Christine Devenish Maths Lit, Sandrine Basaula French History Monique Burger Afrikaans Nolwandle Duma Life Orientation, Luronne Cachia Afrikaans History Sarah Charlton English, Life Charles Elliott Life Orientation Sciences Nefetari Galeta Business Studies, Bronwyn de Groot Afrikaans Life Orientation, History Timothy Denton Life Orientation, Life Danielle Gast History Sciences Sonal Govind Mathematics Favian Gasser Afrikaans 3. ACADEMIC CERTIFICATES Danielle Gast English, Afrikaans, Life Orientation, Life Sciences Sonal Govind Mathematics, Geography Kendall Greally Life Sciences Eunho Hong Geography Keshia Isaacs Afrikaans Mishkaya Lalbahadur English, Afrikaans, Life Sciences Nancy Liang Life Orientation Kelly Lipner Afrikaans Nokulunga Luthuli Zulu Pierre Marais English, Afrikaans, Life Sciences Chavanee Meghraj Afrikaans, Mathematics, Life Orientation Physical Science Kimberley Mollett Geography, Business Studies Phoebe Muthama Geography Nosipho Ngubane Afrikaans Megan O’Connel English, Geography, Life Sciences, EGD, Life Orientation Robyn Phillips Afrikaans, Life Orientation, Business Studies Nivek Ranjith Mathematics Andrea Rumbu Mathematics Bianca Savio Afrikaans Lolelanji Simposya Mathematics Charlene Smit English, Afrikaans, Mathematics, Geography, EGD Dillan Smith Afrikaans Kagiso Siphuma Business Studies Deane Thurman Visual Arts Jordan van der Vyver Afrikaans, Geography Karla Watson EGD Michael Wrathall Geography, EGD Excellence in Maths Paper III Timothy Denton Excellence in Geography as an 8th Subject: Timothy Denton TROPHIES These are awarded to the top students in each subject. ENGLISH TROPHY Top student in English: Timothy Denton (87%)


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AFRIKAANS TROPHY Timothy Denton / Megan O’Connel (90%) Languages Trophy : (English & Afrikaans) Timothy Denton (89%) ZULU TROPHY: Angela Mngadi (82%) FRENCH Andrea Rumbu (93%) MATHS TROPHY Timothy Denton (96%) INGER PLASKITT AD MATHS TROPHY: Timothy Denton PAT DEACON TROPHY: MATHEMATICAL LITERACY Kevin van Niekerk/Avian Bell (84%) LIFE ORIENTATION TROPHY Mishkaya Lalbahadur /Charlene Smit (93%) HISTORY TROPHY Sarah Charlton/Danielle Gast/Pierre Marais (77%) GEOGRAPHY TROPHY Michael Wrathall (84%) HUMANITIES TROPHY Top in Geography & History Sarah Charlton (77%) SUMAR TROPHY TOP IN CHEMISTRY Timothy Denton and Chavanee Meghraj WILKE PRINSLOO TROPHY : INSIGHT INTO PHYSICS Timothy Denton Top in Physics Timothy Denton TIME CENTRE TROPHY PHYSICAL SCIENCE (TOP STUDENT) Timothy Denton (93%) DAVIS TROPHY EXCELLENCE IN LIFE SCIENCES: LICHTIGFELD TROPHY LIFE SCIENCES) (TOP STUDENT) Chavanee Megthraj (89%) NATURAL SCIENCES TROPHY : LIFE SCIENCES AND PHYSICAL SCIENCE Timothy Denton (90%) ENGINEERING, GRAPHICS & TECHNOLOGY TROPHY Timothy Denton (91%) WEIR TROPHY FOR PRACTICAL WORK - CONSUMER STUDIES Caitlin van Duyn 11th 76% Nivek Ranjith, Nancy Liang, Kendall Greally, Sonal Govind 10th 78% Lolelanji Simposya 8th 80% Jordan van der Vyver, Pierre Marais 7th 81% Sarah Charlton 6th 82% Danielle Gast 5th 83% Mishkaya Lalbahadur 4th 85% Megan O’Connell 3rd 87% Charlene Smit 2nd 90% Chavanee Meghraj 1st 92% Timothy Denton FINAL MATRIC MARKS This is based on the final marks. These are half colours/full colours and top 20 students based on their final results. Half Colours 68% Sandrine Basaula, Bronwyn de Groot, Jessica Hay, Bianca Savio, Matthew Mayston, Kimberley Mollett, Grace Mao 69% Amy Baxter, Jessica Davies, William Letwaba, Dillan Smith, Shannon Sayers Full Colours 70% Kagiso Siphuma, Shalini Naidoo 71% Junior Baloyi, Cayley Jorgensen, Robyn Phillips, Favian Gasser 72% Kelly Lipner, Kevin van Niekerk 73% Tasneem Bootha, Christopher van der Vyver Full Colours & Top Twenty 20th 74% Lara Banks, Keanon Archary 16th 75% Lolelanji Simposya, Eunho Hong, Nivek Ranjith, Karla Watson 10th 76% Nosipho Ngubane, Sonal Govind, Nancy Liang, Kendall Grealy, Michael Wrathall, Jordan van der Vyver 9th 78% Andrea Rumbu 7th 80% Pierre Marais, Sarah Charlton 5th 83% Danielle Gast, Mishkaya Lalbahadur 4th 85% Megan O’Connell 3rd 87% Charlene Smit 2nd 88% Chavanee Meghraj 1st 92% Timothy Denton 5. SANDTON MAYORAL AWARD Academics Achievement – Top Girl Academic Achiever Chavanee Meghraj AUSTIN TROPHY CONSUMER STUDIES Crystelle Laljith (68%) VISUAL ARTS - TROPHY (PRACTICAL WORK) Mikyla Bhoopal VISUAL ARTS - STOLTZ TROPHY Mikyla Bhoopal (87%) ACCOUNTING TROPHY Chavanee Meghraj (94%) BUSINESS STUDIES TROPHY Charlene Smit (89%) TROPHY - INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Nivek Ranjith (82%) COMPUTER APPLICATIONS TECHNOLOGY TROPHY: Tamaryn Sadowitz/Tanika Kennedy (73%) 4. TOP 20 (PRELIMS) These are the top 20 students in the grade based on the prelim results: 17th 74% Michael Wrathall, Andrea Rumbu, Robyn Phillips, Lara Banks 15th 75% Karla Watson, Nosipho Ngubane


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6. SANDTON MAYORAL AWARD Academics Achievement - Top Boy Academic Achiever Timothy Denton 7. PARTICIPATION AWARD HOOPOE TROPHY th 48 pts Michael Wrathall 25 24th 49 pts Grace Mao 23rd 50 pts Caitlin van Duyn 20th 51 pts Lolelanji Simposya, Timothy Denton, Rethabile Headbush 19th 53 pts Winnie Jura 17th 54 pts Favian Gasser, Grant Denyer 16th 56 pts Xihlovo Mabunda 15th 58 pts Rosina Kaseke 14th 62 pts Michael Wood 12th 63 pts Laura White, Luronne Cachia 11th 65 pts Megan O’Connel 10th 71 pts Robyn Phillips 8th 72 pts Samuel Tiley, Lara Banks 6th 74 pts Kelly Lipner, Dominic Brennan 5th 76 pts Cayley Jorgensen 3rd 77 pts Henrique Torrao, Hamlet Maseko 2nd 89 pts Nokuthula Mbhele 1st 99 pts Jessica Davies HOOPOE AWARD Jessica Davies Best Class Captain Crystelle Laljith 8. SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR For participation in Athletics, Netball and Cheerleading. She also received provincial, national and Protea colours for cheerleading. She was captain of Netball and Cheerleading and received full colours for both Netball and Cheerleading. The recipient of the Sportswoman of the year award goes to Xihlovo Mabunda. Congratulations! 9. SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR For participating in Swimming, Athletics, Rugby and Cheerleading, also captaining cheerleading and receiving full colours for both Cheerleading and Rugby, as well as provincial colours in Rugby, this 13. HUGHES RHETORIC TROPHY Sportsman of the Year award goes to The recipient of this award is a young Dominic Brennan. Congratulations! lady who has tirelessly over the years committed herself to debating and 10. National representation public speaking. She has been a true For Cheerleading: Xihlovo Mabunda, role model for younger debaters. Roxanne Szeili, Ntsiki Khuzwayo She was part of the Guild Trophy Public For SA General Knowledge Speaking team which received many Olympiad: Keolyn Naicker accolades for their performance at the beginning of the year, did extremely 11. CULTURAL AWARD - Boy well in the Debaters’ Adjudicators’ This award is shared by two young men exam and adjudicated at all the rounds w h o e p i t o m i z e t h e c o n c e p t of the SACEE LEAGUE junior debates. “gentleman”. She was a member of the senior The first recipient has shown debating team and was named Best commitment and service way beyond Speaker at one of these league the call of duty, friendliness, talent, debates. This young lady was also a leadership – all of which make exactly delegate at the Model United Nations the right mix for drama. Conference in September and He worked hard at his acting which he embraced the role of delegate added to his abilities as an excellent wholeheartedly. sound engineer. Congratulations Gil She took her position as chairlady of Simoes the Rhetoric Society very seriously and she will be missed next year. The other half of the award goes to Congratulations Kagiso Siphuma someone who had definitely been hiding a very bright light somewhere. 15. ROUND TABLE He burst onto the stage for the first time SERVICE - GIRLS and stole our hearts with his totally This young lady took to the Thailand convincing acting and his magnificent World Challenge Expedition in her voice. It’s a great pleasure to present matric year with the aim of assisting an this award to Henrique Torrao. impoverished community. She was instrumental in fund-raising 12. CULTURAL AWARD - Girl which enabled the team to buy The two recipients of this award will essentials, such as rice and mosquito leave a huge gap in the world of nets for the villagers in remote Bryanston High theatre. Thailand. She also initiated activities that involved a play session of songs, They have both been in the musical games and artwork for the children of every year since grade 8. They have the village. the talent and have dedicated their time Her compassion for humanity is to developing it and will leave us as phenomenal which makes her a great excellent actors, dancers and singers. asset to the community. Congratulations to Caitlin van Duyn Both of them have shown love, care and leadership to younger members of 16. Silver Medallion the cast. They have mentored and Service - Girls: supported juniors – and thereby The first recipient of this award served inspired them to continue the proud an important role on the RCL Executive traditions of shows at Bryanston. in terms of administration, support and guidance to the Councillor Body. During We will miss them! 2013 she was also involved with many extra murals : she played for the Girls’ Our hearty congratulations to Rosina first squash team, was the viceKaseke and Dominique Scott. chairlady for the rhetoric society, had a supporting role in the major production,


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ran for the cross country team, scored for the A swimming team and took part in the annual English Olympiad. Congratulations Rosina Kaseke 17. Silver Medallion Service - Boys: Apart from being on the Councillor Executive, during 2013 this young gentleman was the captain for both the First Team tennis and squash and received full colours in both of these codes. He was placed 8th in Southern Africa in the National Science Olympiad ; placed 4th in Gauteng in the World Knowledge Olympiad and came 1st in Gauteng in the 2nd round of the Maths Olympiad and represented the Southern Gauteng A team in the Interprovincial Maths Olympiad. He received 2 white blazer awards : firstly for achieving 9 distinctions in 2012 and secondly for achieving four colours awards. Tim attended the FNB Men in the Making Seminar. Congratulations: Timothy Denton This young gentleman served on the Councillor Executive and received his Honours Blazer for full colours in Rugby, Cricket, academics and councillorship. He has excelled on the rugby field. He was the First Team Captain, achieved 50 First Team Rugby Caps and is the most capped Bryanstonian rugby player of all time having 74 caps to his name and was named “ Rugby Player of the Year”. He has also done extremely well on the cricket pitch. He was the first Team vice-captain and received full colours this year. Congratulations: Ross Schwartz The following recipient was an Executive member of the councillor body. During 2013 he received his honours blazer for Academics, tennis, hockey and for councillorship. He was the captain of the first teams in both hockey and tennis. He achieved 50 caps while playing in the first team for hockey and played for five years in the first tennis team. Academically he achieved academic colours and formed part of the Top 20; he took part in the Science and World knowledge 20. Cum Laude Awards Olympiads and went through to the Full Academic Colours second round of the Maths Olympiad. for Five Years Congratulations Michael Wrathall Lara Banks, Charlene Smit, Eunho Hong, Danielle Gast, Pierre Steijn 18. Welsh Cup and Medallion Marais, Mishkaya Lalbahadur, Nancy Dux Leadership Award – Girls Liang, Timothy Denton, Chavanee The female recipient of this Gold Meghraj, Nosipho Ngubane Medallion award is awarded to a most accomplished young lady. During the course of the year she has excelled in 21. Esprit de Corps Trophy - Girl her leadership portfolio where she has This award is made on a vote by their been an outstanding example to the peers looking at which girl and boy best other students. Extra murally this young represents Bryanston High and what it lady continued to be a shining example. stands for. Cayley Jorgensen She played first team hockey for the 4 th consecutive year, was the vice-captain 22. Esprit de Corps Trophy - Boy for the A swimming team and received Keolyn Naicker half colours, she was part of the athletics team and she held her first 23. Special Awards place position as No 1 on the girls’ Councillors’ Trophy tennis ladder , was the first team This trophy is decided upon by the captain and she assisted with coaching councillor body and awarded to the girls. Added to all of this she is a councillors who have fulfilled their member of the Gauteng Provincial duties with excellence. Tennis Squad, she is ranked 62 in Girl: Robyn Phillips South Africa for Women’s tennis and Boy: Matthew Mayston 47 in South Africa for Girls U18. As the RCL Girl president for 2013 Executive Councillors’ Award: congratulations go to CAYLEY The “Time-after-time” trophy is decided JORGENSEN upon by the executive councillors. It is for the matric student, who is not a 19. Welsh Cup and Medallion councillor, but who in their eyes, Dux Leadership Award – Boys upholds the Bryanston High Values of: The worthy recipient of this award has, Virtue, Fidelity and Justice. b e s i d e s a l l h i s d u t i e s a n d This young lady has spent her five responsibilities , this year accomplished years at Bryanston High quietly making an incredible amount. He has been an valuable differences in the school. She outstanding leader : revered by the was in the B swimming team in grade 8 juniors and highly respected by his and in grade 12. She has also been a peers. He captained the first cricket very involved leader in the school major team and played 75 caps for the first production backstage crew – making team, played first team hockey and was sure that the show runs smoothly every there to lead the school in war cries on year. She has always kept the blue derby days. This young man is also flame burning and has conducted very community minded and initiated herself in the true Bryanstonian the charity “winter-warmth” programme manner. The very worthy recipient of and was instrumental in driving the this award is Caitlin van Duyn. “around the school clean up.” He came first in South Africa for the World Grade Controllers’ Award – Girl Knowledge Olympiad and received a re This award goes to a young, ambitious -award of an Honours blazer. This fine lady who has shown that she has young man, as President of the RCL courage, perseverance and the 2013, is awarded the Gold Medallion . necessary motivation to see any task Congratulations Keolyn Naicker. through, no matter how big or small. She has a great heart and there is


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always room for more people and friends in her life. Every journey she takes on, be it fundraising, a school project, major production or even when she faces the bundu’s, she does it with her whole heart and soul. She is a true friend and shows a helping hand where possible. Through the past 5 years, she has stayed true to herself and what she believes in. May she be blessed in her new path to become an educator and keep on making a positive difference in people’s lives! Congratulations to Caitlin van Duyn Grade Controllers’ Award- Boy The recipient of this award goes to a young man who is a true gentleman in all aspects. He is a quietly spoken young man but he has determination, strength of character, motivation and great presence. He is greatly respected and admired by his peer group and the staff. His sincerity, loyalty and good morals will stand him in good stead in his future endeavours. He is a true “Bryanstonian” and has been a great role model to all. Congratulations to Justin Tiflin. 24. Principal’s Award This award is given to two young people who have played an important role at Bryanston High School in their Matric year. They were both model students and each one contributed in their own way to the successes of the school in the past year. They were leaders in their own right, although they were not official councillors. Both contributed to all aspects of school life and will be remembered for their maturity, integrity and dedication. Well done to Kimberley Mollett and Merrick Wooley Special Dux Award for a top achiever of grade 12 who is attending the University of Pretoria: Ross Schwartz Want to be a TV or radio star? On Cue Communications offers adults and children between 10 & 16 to be trained by the best to be the best! Top TV and Radio personalities will help you perfect your skills to give you the best possible chance to obtain work in the TV and radio industry. All courses include a recognised certificate and a showreel/ demo of your best performances. So if you think you’ve got what it takes… Simply call us on (011) 886 8980/1 We look forward to meeting you! On Cue Communications "Trained By The Best To Be The Best" #B lame lueF


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True Blue Day and Coca-Cola T20 30 Minute Heroes Challenge On Tuesday 15 October, Bryanston High held its first True Blue Day, a sporting day of spirit building and camaraderie. Class groups challenged one another in various activities such as egg and spoon races and 3-legged races. Staff and learners joined in, cheering their teams on and enjoying the True Blue spirit. The finale was the Coca-Coal T20 30 minute challenge where Bryanston High’s True Blue Team raced against the clock to get as many athletes as possible to complete the obstacle course in under 30 minutes. Bryanston athletes did well and were rewarded with ice cold cokes and medals. Thank you to all the organisers, to the staff for their enthusiasm and support and to Coca-Cola for their sponsorship of this fun event. #BlueFlame


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DOES YOUR OLD DRESSING GOWN NEED A GOOD HOME? Please would you donate your old faithful dressing gown? I am trying to raise 100 dressing gowns for the three Government Old Age Homes that are supported by Sandton Rotary. There are 100 retired people who would love to receive a dressing gown. Many spend all day in bed or sitting in a chair. As soon as we reach 100 I can hand them over to Rotary. Thank you Shan Muller (Please drop them off with me in the School Fee Office) Walk a mile in my shoes Bryanston High School matriculants may be nearing the end of 5 happy years of high schooling, but they showed that education is not only about books, but also about learning to care for those less fortune. At the end of the Valedictory service, the Matriculants donated their now redundant school shoes to the All Nations Ministry, a mission supporting 200 pastors who oversee the needs of orphans and child-headed households in Johannesburg. Bryanston High teacher Mrs Teresa Cook is pictured here with some of the grade 11 learners who gathered up the shoes and had them delivered to the Mission.



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