Bryanston High | Newsletter #3 of 2014


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Bryanston High School (South Africa) Newsletter #3 of 2014

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#BlueFlame Bryanston High School | Newsletter #3 of 2014 - May O ur Beautiful Debs and Dapper Squires... raised ~ R218,000 for worthy causes. At the recent Debs and Squires Ball held at the Indaba Hotel, these fabulous young adults enjoyed a glamorous evening of celebrations. Congratulations to our Queen of the Ball, Chelsea Alexander, and the Top Entrepreneur, Jessica Tavener, who raised R35,000.


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Our Teachers affect eternity... D are carried out every five years and the Department was happy with our planning and We are coming up to the June strategies for the next five years. exams and the current focus of the staff and the learners is to get the best results This year we hosted the Kwa-Zulu/Gauteng in these exams so as to prepare them for the Annual Rugby Festival and there were end of the year ones. I would like to urge all twenty schools that participated. It was a very parents to supervise homework and studying successful festival where we had many at home as your part is crucial in the success spectators and parents supporting the players. of your children’s exams. A copy of the exam timetable has been sent home already and Our Debs and Squires also used this there is also a copy of the timetable on our opportunity to raise funds for charity and the school. website. ear Bryanstonians... The Debs Ball was held at the Indaba Hotel on Friday, 16th May, and was attended by approximately 140 people. The Debs and Squires raised an impressive R218,000 and the winner was Jessica Taverner who raised an amazing R35,000. Well done to every Deb and every Squire and thank you for what you do for charity and the school. The ball was a huge Our recent major production was a great success and enjoyed by all who attended. success and we thank the parents of the cast for their assistance in transporting their The School is currently busy with a blanket children over the weekends and the late drive and we ask all parents to donate blankets to the school for this very needy nights. cause. On Friday, 30th May, the School will I am happy to report that we had a Whole hold a blanket day where the children will be School Evaluation carried out by the allowed to come to school in civvies and we National Department of Education and the will use this money to buy more blankets. reports were all very positive. We were commended on our good practices in It is sad to say goodbye to Ms. Wild who is education. These Whole School Evaluations moving to Grahamstown to further her career. Our winter season sports programme has done extremely well and I would like to highlight our cross country team as being unbeaten in their league. Our second girls’ hockey team has only lost one game this season and our first hockey boys’ team has done extremely well in their league. Prospective Parents for Grade 8 in 2015 queuing through the night.


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We would like to welcome Mrs. Engelbrecht who has joined the Afrikaans and Art Departments. Congratulations to Mrs. Mackrory and Mr. & Mrs. Steenkamp who were blessed with girls in the past few weeks. We wish them lots of joy and happiness in the years ahead. We also would like to congratulate Miss Hein on her marriage and we wish the new Mr & Mrs Lobban a very successful marriage. Alison Bennett is a Registered Psychometrist (Independent Practice) offering psychological assessments to children and young adults, theses includes career, subject choice, psychoeduc ational, conc ession assessments (exam accommodations), career transitions and general IQ assessments. Yours sincerely John Skelton These assessments provide direction and guidance for important decisions that parents may need to make that will influence their children’s future. I also offer assessments for selection and development in the workplace. (011) 039 0892 (082) 450 2619 2 Rockview Close, Lonehill, Sandton. Practice No: 0537160 PSYCHOMETRIC TESTING C ongratulations to our new Add - On Councillors... Gabriel Harmer, Mziwoxolo Mpungutye, Tanyaradzwa Sigaukequeuing (BCom) Unisa IEB and GDE high school and first year varsity. Private one-on-one tuition. Mrs Kellman (074) 589 9318 ACCOUNTANCY EXTRA LESSONS


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C ross Country Success... Bryanston High School’s cross country teams are turning heads this season, with Mzamo Mnguni having won his all his races so far. Fielding the highest number of competitors, Bryanston’s boys and girls are proving very competitive. At Delta Park, the senior boys team won first place and Junior boys a 4 th place. At Summit College the senior, junior boys and junior girls teams all took second place. We look forward to an exciting season from our running super-stars. Mzamo holds off a challenge from a Fourways runner to win his race. 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. Jim Godfrey (011) 706 4316 REFURBISHED TENNIS COURTS u r T # e u l eB


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O Where are they now? . . . ne + One = BIG Difference... Chris Harrison matriculated from Bryanston High 12 years ago , and went on to study at Wits University and UCT, obtaining a Masters Degree in Economics. During the holidays he would spend time helping teach children Maths and Science at a rural school in the Eastern Cape. In 2012 he quit his job as a successful Maths lecturer at a private college in Cape Town, sold his car, bought a bakkie and moved to live in a tent near the Baleni Secondary School on the Transkei coast. Here he started the Igqangi Project, helping the learners at Baleni Secondary School to improve their matric pass rates in English, Maths and Science. Chris says he is very grateful for the excellent education he received at Bryanston High, Wits and UCT and now feels he wants to give something back to society. Since then he has been joined by Stephen Hoffe, an architect, and together they have helped raise the school’s matic pass rate from 30% to over 88% and climbing. They live in very basic conditions, but have helped paint the school, fix leaking roofs, repair doors and windows and have installed a generator and solar panels to power the schools’ computer centre donated by Vodacom. The school still has no running water, pit toilets and up to 145 learners per class. Many of the learners walk for 3 hours each way to school every day, and dedicated matric students, return for extra classes from 6-9pm. But with such enthusiastic scholars, a new dedicated Headmaster and Chris and Stephen’s input, the future is looking bright for these otherwise forgotten rural children.


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Expert, specialised tutoring for Physical Science and Chemistry, Life Sciences offered during weekend by WITS University students in the comfort of your home. SMART KIDZ We offer students personalised tuition and prepare students for major tests and exams. Julian Moodliar (078) 153 7867 (079) 506 7641 Former Bryanston High Valedictorian 2011 Standard Rate - R150/hr Results speak louder than words. One-on-one Afr teaching. Gr 7-12 Jan Reinecke BA(Wits) BAHons (Unisa) TTHD (JCE) Professional Teacher (PR. 1132648) (079) 513 3951 (011) 781 6141 FOCUSED LANGUAGE LEARNING


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T 20 15th 14th 13th 12th 9th 7th 5th 4th 3rd 1st 20 18th 17th 15th 13th 12th 11th 9th 5th 4th 3rd 1st th th op Twenty... GRADE 8 74% Michell van Wyk, Kash Sewjalal, Anja Piso, Teagen Naidoo, Michael Mpofu 75% John Tyson 76% Fatima Khan 77% Liza Els 78% Shannon Naidoo 79% Lenz Rodrigues, Anresa Naicker, Merusha Govender 80% Kim van Duyn, Natalie Carstens 81% Kirsty Naysmith, Kailece Govender 84% Beauty Butsri 85% Jessica Schlebusch 86% Milani Kwinana, Brad Fulcher GRADE 9 74% Zeret Naidoo, Nikhil Mahadeo, Shrestha Arijune 75% Nazeerah Karodia 76% Michelle Seo, Akhil Bhoopal 77% Darren Rondganger, Yumna Karodia 79% Candace Eslick 80% Mufaro Chiyangwa 81% Shannon Penny, Tamara Chinganya 82% Dylan Visser, Kayla Heckrath, Gareth Edwards, Caitlin Bell 84% Musa Ndaba 87% Jenna Prinsloo 88% Tamara Tesoriero, Alina Holubeva 89% Ian Edwards


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18 th 16th 14th 11th 10th 8th 1ST GRADE 10 78% Tumelo Lithakanyane, Dominic de Jager, Kirthin Bedessie Munashe Chiyangwa, 79% Khanya Bambo, Zahle Eloff 80% Kim Ryan, Erica Donzella 81% Andreena Smith, Lyle Pillay, Keroshan Devan 82% Kristina Marinkovic 83% Jadie Sauerbier, Megan Denton 84% Michael Alves, Mbali Beja, Madison Ramsay, Amy Thomson, Jonathan van Duyn, Alex Warren, Chelsey Whelan GRADE 11 75% Kerri-Anne Pillay, Skye O’Neill, Teneale Kader, Robin Gast 78% Marina Savio, Kathryn Pike, Kerri-Lee Carstens 79% Kevin Pang, Khanyi Nkuhlu, Daniel Kvalsig 80% Alyssa Paul, Nikheel Meghraj 81% Fei Fei Wang, Immanuela Mohibidu, Annemarie Els 82% Kganya Rapoo, Christopher de Wit, Tsz-Yin Chen 83% Daniel Salgao, Tamara Mushani 91% Cameron Matthews GRADE 12 78% Kieran Prinsloo, Estleen Pretorius, Takudzwa Mwerenga, Tanaka Mutangadra, Candice Lortan, Tayla Lance 79% Kyle Langford, Megan Howard, Towela Chinganya, Shannon Bell 80% Justine Pomroy, Brendon Ndlovu, Caitlin MacIntyre, Melissa Littlefield 81% Robynne Reid 82% Tanyaradzwa Sigauke, Caryn Rondganger 83% Mohamed Seedat, Grant Miu 84% Raheema Ravat 86% Stefan Minkov, Chelsea Alexander 94% Kiara O’Connell 20 th 17th 14th 11th 9th 6th 3rd 1st 18 th 14th 10th 8th 7th 5th 4th 2nd 1st


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B “ ridging the distance for Nigeria’s Girls... Bryanston High School created a stir in the traffic on William Nicol Drive in the early morning rush hour, by staging a peaceful protest in support of securing the freedom of Nigeria's missing school girls. Hundreds of Bryanston High pupils gathered along the pedestrian bridge over William Nicol Drive, holding placards and notices demanding the return of Nigeria's missing girls. Cheerful motorists hooted their support as they passed by. The learners hope to raise awareness of the issue and thereby put pressure on the powers that be to effect the girls' release. We Bryanstonians are blessed to have the freedom to receive an excellent education. We want the same for those girls too."


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D ebs and Squires… Celebrated raising approx. R218,000 this year at a glamorous evening held at the Indaba. Congratulations to the main prize winners who were... Ariya Laklang and Partner Jordynne Peach and Daniel Mitchell Austin Jessica Tavener Kayla Palframan Chelsea Alexander R 35,000 R 14,240 R 13,856 R 9,608 R 8,118 R 6,329 Best presented couple: Fred Astaire Award: Kvalsig Most Dapper Squire: Second Princess: First Princess: Queen of the Ball: Top Entrepreneurs: 1st Jessica Tavener 2nd Daniela Gasser rd 3 Blaire Jorgensen 4th Shene Wiid 5th Ariya Laklang th 6 Jordynne Peach: D aniela Gasser… has been chosen as one of 24 Miss Teen Commonwealth South Africa finalists! Their chosen charity is the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust. Please let the Blue Flame unite behind Daniela and “like” her Miss Teen Commonwealth Facebook page - also please vote for her by sending an SMS to 42899 with her name “Daniela Gasser”. We wish her all the best and good luck with her journey! Miss Teen will be crowned at The Grand Finale on 29 August 2014 at Gold Reef City. The winner will represent her country in London at the end of November. You maybe obtain tickets through Computicket at R200 a ticket – or directly from Daniela. When booking please state that it is for MISS TEEN COMMONWEALTH SA for "Daniela Gasser" so that Daniela’s supporters can be monitored. For more information please visit her Miss Teen Commonwealth Face Book page.


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B ryanston High hosted the 2014 annual Gauteng/KZN School Rugby Festival... pitting 10 Gauteng co-educational high schools’ first rugby teams against 10 KwaZulu Natal schools. The festival has its roots in the early 1980s and is one of oldest rugby festivals in Johannesburg. Traditionally in the late 1970s and early 80s, a number of Gauteng and KZN schools used to independently play each other on an annual basis. These matches took place at different schools in both provinces over the Easter holidays. A number of Gauteng coaches and Principals then conceived a festival of rugby that combined all these traditional fixtures, playing them at one central venue each year. The festival alternates between Durban and Johannesburg each year. Although the schools playing in the festival have changed over the years, and new schools are often invited to play, the traditions and strong relationships between KZN and Gauteng co educational schools have remained. The festival this year was a True Blue success, with hosts Bryanston High and Randpark High school being the only two Gauteng schools to win both their fixtures. Thank you to all sponsors, participating schools and parents who helped out. We look forward to building on the relationships and camaraderie that grows out of these festivals.


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