Newsletter 4 of 2014


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#BlueFlame Bryanston High School | Newsletter #4 of 2014 - June G auteng Champions - again! by J Lawrence Our Senior Boys’ cross country team successfully defended their Gauteng Cross Country title beating KES and Pretoria Boys into 2nd and 3rd place. The team was made up of Mzamo Mnguni, Brandon Schlebusch, Philasande Qaga, Michael Ferreira, Luke Schlebusch and Jernade Kock. It was Mzamo, Brandon and Philasande's last race for our school as they are currently in Gr12. The junior boys team made up of Mathimba Baloyi, Aubrey Dlodlo, Jafta Maluleka, Thabang Ngwenya, Colin Thabane and Thando Majola also had a strong run narrowly missing out on a podium position. Well done to our other athletes who also qualified to participate… Aubrey Dlodlo, Mathimba Baloyi, Dustin Osbourne and Kwesha Mwelwa! We look forward to seeing their development over the coming years. Music Lessons with Eugene Dippenaar at Bryanston High Guitar | Drums Voice | Piano (083) 959 3782


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Our Teachers affect eternity... D ear Bryanstonians... As we are coming to the end of the exams I am concerned about the results of many learners who have shown a very poor work ethic prior to the exams. I would like to reinforce the fact that parents need to make sure that adequate study time at home is allocated to school work. The results of the June exams will be a reflection of how hard each learner has worked during the term. In the third term, we will be communicating with parents, especially our Matrics, about intervention programmes that we will put in place. I would like to remind parents that we strive towards a 100% pass rate but that this is a collective effort between teachers, learners and parents. Supervision at home during study time is of crucial importance to academic success. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Sue Knocker, one of our committed parents, for all the hard work she has done around the school and in our gardens. It certainly has made a great impact and we look forward to seeing all her new ideas. On the 2nd of August, the School SMT and the Governing body will be having our annual Strategic Planning Session and I am sure that lots of new ideas will be discussed and implemented for our vision towards 2017. Mr. Macfie will be leaving the school to go back into the commercial field at the end of July and we wish him well in his new endeavours. Jenna Wild is also heading off and will be replaced by Mr. Ashley Govender, a senior teacher from Durban Boys High School who we look forward to welcoming to our staff. We thank them both for their time and commitment to our school. I wish you all a relaxing holiday and a safe journey should you be travelling. School starts on Monday 21st July. Report collection Wednesday 30th July. Yours sincerely John Skelton


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A O P N H R F tellenbosch University Graduates... Several of our past pupils are to be congratulated on obtaining their qualifications at the December 2013 and April 2014 Graduation ceremonies: MCom BCom (Hons) BCom (Hons) BSc (Sport Science) BSc (Hons) BCom (Management Sciences) BAccounting Sam Rolland (2006) David Hatherell (2009) Chad Knezovich (2009) Cathryn Masterson(2009) Alex Wright (2009) Sabina Pauselli (2010) Bernice Swart (2010) lympiad... 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. 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 Well done to Mohamed Seedat, Kiara O'Connel and Shannon Bell for advancing to the second round of the Accounting Olympiad. Good luck in the next round on the 30th July! at Deacon Hockey Dinner... 1st Team Boys won Best Boys Team of the season! Kyle, Daniel, Mitchell, Connor, Tuks, Ryan, Keagan, Modise, Tumelo, Mzamo, Zigi, Andiso, Jonothan, George and KK. etball... 1st team Captain has played in 45 first team games! Well done, Jessica Rapelego! ockey... Girls’ team Captain, Samantha Ritchie, has played in more than 120 1st team games at BHS! Congratulations! ugby... Our 1st team Captain, Dylan Wingrove, obtained his 50th Cap when he played in the match against Northcliff. NB take a girl - child to work day... Towela, Robynne, Jessica, Thina and Shannon represented BHS and had a great day at the office! 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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W orld Challenge Fund - raising... By Amy Thomson From the moment we were told about the trip I knew that it was an amazing opportunity that could allow me to learn a lot not only about myself but also get working experience. I knew that the only way for me to go was to raise all of the money myself. I worked every single weekend, sometimes Friday, Saturday and Sunday and all public holidays, selling lemonade for “Wendy’s Lemonade” at school sports events. Later I started buying the lemonade from Wendy for R8 and reselling them for R12. I sold them at school (as part of the group fundraising) and on Sundays I sold the lemonades at a market in Rosebank called the Finders Keepers market, who did not charge me for a stall when they heard why I was working. After a few weeks as a stall holder at the market, they asked me to work for them, handing out flyers at one of the entrances to the mall. It was hard work but worth it as they also paid me R50 an hour. One day they were short-staffed and asked if I could fill in at the information booth, which is how I learned to use a credit card machine, record transactions, what decisions go into running a business and dealing with unhappy customers. I bought 2 Bruce Springsteen concert tickets and raffled them. The winner donated the tickets back to me and I resold them online for R1,000. I organized a barnyard event for my own fundraising which did very well, raising about R5,000. Above all, my family has been a great support and I received a lot of donations from them. The group fundraising started a bit later than expected, but succeeded in the end. We sold lemonade, icecreams and raffle tickets at an interschool rugby tournament, hosted another barnyard which was well attended (thank you Tamin) and took a door collection at the end, which raised another R1,000. We also sold boerewors rolls, tea, coffee and hot chocolate at the Major Production. In total we raised over R12,000 as a group, which we all shared. I’m so excited for this trip to begin, even though it’s been quite a trip with fundraising already! I have learnt a lot in this process about the value of money and human nature, and would highly recommend it to all young people on their way into the world. It is a way of learning lessons on a smaller scale, and therefore with smaller consequences, but the lesson is no smaller. Thank you World Challenge for this opportunity!” Four of our pupils Amy Thompson, Dominic De Jager, Keagan Hayman and Megan Denton are going on World Challenge Vietnam trip from 30 June -14 July 2014


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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 BOOKS AND BALANCES BOOKKEEPING SERVICES CC We provide professional, cost effective, personalised and strictly confidential bookkeeping, income tax, company registration and changes, financial statements, management statements and payroll services that allow you, the entrepreneur, to do what you do best. Cecilia (011) 781 5224 |


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C ross Country Champions... Our Senior Boys Cross Country team arrived at the Gauteng Championships as the defending champions. In a hard-fought battle the team, made up of Mzamo Mnguni, Brandon Schlebusch, Philasande Qaga, Luke Schlebusch, Michael Ferriera and Jernade Kock held off the challenge of KES and Pretoria Boys. Congratulations to our 2014 Cross Country Champions and to our junior boys’ team who made it to the finals finishing second in the northern districts league.


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Consumer Studies Recipe . . . Lemon Meringue Pie (Traditional Version) This recipe is for a traditional lemon meringue pie. Not the one with the condensed milk. Our learners made their own short crust pastry but this can be bought in a roll at any super market if preferred. In the classroom learners made a small pie but if preferred you can easily double this recipe and make it in a large pie dish. Directions Ingredients 125ml white sugar 15ml all-purpose flour 40ml cornstarch 1ml salt 180ml water 1 lemon, juiced and zested 15ml butter 2 egg yolks, beaten 1 (15cm) pie crust, baked(120g Short crust pastry) 2 egg whites 40 ml white sugar egg yolks in a small bowl and gradually whisk in 125ml of hot sugar mixture. Whisk egg yolk mixPreheat oven to 180 degrees C ture back into remaining sugar mixture. Bring to a boil and continue to cook while stirring constantly Line a 15cm pie dish with the shortcrust pastry, until thick. Remove from heat. Pour filling into make a few small holes in the uncooked pastry us- baked pastry shell. ing a fork, place a piece of wax-wrap paper onto the pastry and sprinkle with raw rice or beans to To Make Meringue: In a large glass or metal bowl, weight it down. Bake in the preheated oven for ap- whip egg whites until foamy. Add sugar gradually, prox 10 minutes till cooked. It may be necessary to and continue to whip until stiff peaks form. Spread remove the paper and replace the crust in the ov- meringue over pie, sealing the edges at the crust. en for a further 5 minutes to cook the pastry through Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes, or until meringue is golden brown. To Make Lemon Filling: In a medium saucepan, whisk together 125 ml sugar, flour, cornstarch, and Cool the lemon meringue before serving with salt. Stir in water, lemon juice and lemon zest. whipped cream or ice cream. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until mixture comes to a boil. Stir in butter. Place Enjoy! Thank you to Hatfield VW Bryanston who sponsor our Learner Driver car.


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R CL Winter Warmer Project... Thank you to all True Blue Bryanstonians who donated blankets, clothes, shoes, etc to the Winter Warmer drive. The RCL Exec handed over an enormous donation to Nazareth House, who care for all ages of destitute people, from abandoned babies through to the lonely elderly. Your loving donation definitely warmed some bodies and hearts this chilly winter.


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E rin McCardle… started representing the school in regional competitions in Wushuu and Shaolin Kung Fu in August 2013 and worked her way into nationals towards the end of last year. From there she was selected as part of the Elite Squad to start training to compete for a place in the Protea team. Now in 2014 after competing in further national competitions, she was selected as a junior in the Protea team representing SA in the world Wushu championships in China later this year. 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 Dr. Debbie Harmon (Mtech Chiro) Riverside Shopping Centre Bryanston Drive (072) 198 9077 CHIROPRACTOR Erin is now looking for aid in form of sponsorship for her trip to China. If you can help to fulfill this young girl's dreams, please contact her mother, Candace McCardle (082) 654 7850. KIDS TRANSPORT TO & FROM BRYANSTON for bryanston ext3, ferndale, randburg and surrounding areas, at reasonable price. Call Regina (082) 210 4015 (011) 462 2577 #Tr ueBlue


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S Our Rugby boys heading off to St. Andrews in Bloemfontein. t Andrews Bloemfontein Rugby tour... was held the weekend of the 6th - 7th of June. This annual fixture between our two schools started in 1973 when the 1st team rugby coaches of those years met at the Craven Week and decided to start this unique fixture. This year was the 40th fixture. Our boys got a taste of hostel life as they stayed in St Andrews’ hostels and it remains one of the highlights of the rugby calendar. The games were tough, as they are an all-boys school, but remained competitive and the spirit of the fixture was enjoyed by all.


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