Newsletter 6 of 2014


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#BlueFlame Bryanston High School | Newsletter #6 of 2014 - September S torm Fest Rocks Bryanston... On Saturday 27 September Bryanston High hosted one of the biggest music festivals the suburb has seen - Storm Fest. The weather was perfect, food and drinks were available in in abundance and the crowds enjoyed partying along to Mean Mr. Mustard, Vin Deysel, Euphonik, Storm in Africa and the highlight of the day - Locnville's amazing crowd-rocking performance. Remember to attend our Annual General Meeting on 1st October 2014 at 19h00 or, if no quorum is present, on 15th October 2014 at 19h00


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D Our Teachers affect eternity... ear Bryanstonians.. young side, they show a lot of promise and we are looking forward to good results in the We are looking forward to the season. results of the Prelim examinations recently written by our Our tennis boys have achieved remarkable Matrics. We are confident that they will be results and have not only beaten some of the rewarded for all the hard work, and the many bigger private schools, but our traditional long hours of study, that they have put in. rivals like Fourways and Rand Park too. The Matric results will be available after the We wish our Cheerleaders well on their tour October holiday. to Cape Town to participate in the National We remind all grade 8 and 9 parents of the Cheerleading Championships and I am sure new requirements to pass a year that have that they will continue to do us all proud. already been instituted by the GDE. The ‘Glee’ Group (choir) participated in an To pass the year, Learners must achieve Eisteddfod at St. Stithians and were awarded a Diploma which is an outstanding 50% in English and achievement. Well done to Ms Dhlamini and 40% in Maths and Afrikaans. her group! We are concerned that some learners are still under the impression that 30% is a pass. I would like to remind parents to fetch their Intervention programmes will be children at the end of each school day as implemented by the Grade Controllers early there are learners currently loitering outside in the fourth term so that the best results can the school when they should be at home be achieved. We urge all parents to enforce studying and preparing for exams. Your costudy time at home and encourage your operation in this regard will be much children to meet all their deadlines in the appreciated. Learners are not allowed to stand and wait outside the school premises as fourth term. we cannot guarantee their safety. They must We had our ‘True Blue Day’ on 9th of wait inside the school until they are September and it was a very successful day collected. enjoyed by staff and learners alike. The “House System” certainly aided in the spirit At the end of this week, school will close at of the day. At this point in time it looks like 11h00 for the October break and we wish Jupiter is winning by a small margin but I all parents and learners going on holiday, a know that the race will be on in the fourth safe journey. term to be the winning house. School starts again on 13th October Our cricket season is already under-way and our first team has played two matches, Yours sincerely including the annual quadrangular series John Skelton between the top co-ed schools in Johannesburg. Although the first team is a


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#TrueBlueDay e u l B e u r T #


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T riathlon... Congratulations to Michael Ferreira who recently returned from Germany where he took part in the World Cross Triathlon Championships, coming 6th in the World. He was one of 3 South Africa Junior Elite Protea members who took part in this extreme triathlon World Champs, all 3 finishing in the Top 10. Michael qualified to go after taking part in the South African Championships earlier this year where he came 3rd. The World Cross Triathlon Championships is an extreme version of triathlon involving a 750m swim, 25km mountain bike ride and 6km trail run. Not only is Michael an excellent sportsman, a leader and a gentleman but he is a passionate and caring, community-minded young man who shows True Blue spirit in all he does. He got involved to give back to the sport which he loves so much by helping with the Diepsloot Mountain bike academy over the past year, teaching them essential race tactics and technical skills, donating any excess equipment to them and has formed great friendships with all the boys. 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 scree ned a nd 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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A D T C T S ction Cricket... Well done to James Lenny and Nicholas Smit who have been selected for the Gauteng Provincial Indoor Action Cricket team. ebs and Squires... Full Colours : Jessica Tavener, Blaire Jorgensen ennis Coaching... Congratulations to the following girls for completing the tennis coaching course run by Tennis inc. during the second term. Basic 1 Coaching Course: Jessica Schlebusch, Skye O’Neill, Madison Ramsay, Jessica Bland, Zoe Grussato, Roxanne Field, Tamara Chinganya Basic 2 Coaching Course: Towella Chinganya, Jessica Tavener, Blaire Jorgensen, Megan Denton, Khanyi Nkulu Full Colours : Towela Chinganya, Jessica Tavener Half Colours : Blaire Jorgensen, Megan Denton, Khanyi Nkulu Team Colours : Skye O’Neill atering... Full Colours : Patricia Nemamilwe, Neo Nkwe, Simphiwe Zondi, Pebetsi Mothemela ennis… Full Colours : Blaire Jorgensen, Jessica Tavener, Skye O’Neil Half Colours : Khanyi Nkulu Team Colours : Madison Ramsay Junior Team Certificate : Jessica Schlebusch Certificates ‘Service beyond Self’ for captaining, tennis organisation and coaching skills : Towela Chingyana Service to Coaching Tennis : Zoe Grassato, Roxanne Field, Tamara Chingyana Most Improved Tennis Player : Moyet Beukes Most Improved Junior Tennis Player : Jessica Bland Runner-up Tennis Champion 2014 : Blaire Jorgensen Tennis Champion - 2014 : Jessica Schlebusch quash... Congratulations to the U16 boys squash team for winning the Northern Johannesburg squash. Unfortunately they narrowly lost to Marist Brothers in the League final. Well played gents. 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 alling all Open Water Swimmers... We still have some space on the bus to Sun City for the open water swim on 18 October. If you would like to swim, pay your R200 bus fee to Mrs. Corlett before school closes on Fri 3 October and give your receipt to Mr. Farnell. Online entries for the race close on 30 September, but you can enter on the day. Cost of entries is R180. YOU WILL BE TRANSPORTED INTO A WORLD OF AFRIKAANS 6 to 10 October 2014 ways that you least expect and learn Afrikaans while participating in fun activities. Special Holiday Package includes Mon 6th - Fri 10th October 2014 09h30—12h00 For enquiries contact


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S tationery Donation... The Bryanston High school Grade 8 learners of 2014 collected stationery as part of the grade’s "Giving Back" initiative for 2014! A huge amount was collected including pens, paper, colouring in books, calculators, paint, project materials and loads more! A huge thank you must also go to "The Gift of the Givers" and Capmore Stationers who came on board and donated very generously to the cause. The stationery was delivered to Alpha Day Care Center in Diepsloot! MrsByrne with learners Lebo Mashaba, Fatima Khan and Kim Van Duyn


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PSYCHOMETRIC TESTING 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 S chool Shop... The McCullagh and Bothwell shop has now moved to their revamped new premises on the main driveway. Sleeveless Blue Lightweight Jerseys are now in stock. Science Recycling Project FOCUSED LANGUAGE LEARNING Results speak louder than words: One-on-one Afrikaans teaching grades 8-12. Jan Reinecke BA (Wits) BAHons (Unisa) TTHD(JCE) (PR. 1132648) (079) 513 3951 (011) 781 6141


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P ick n Pay School Club Film Shoot... Pick 'n Pay School Club filmed Top Academic grade 11 Maths and Grade 9 Technology classes in a shoot to demonstrate how schools are using educational resources provided by Pick n Pay School Club and their sponsors SAICA and Sasol. Thank you Mr. McIntyre and Mrs. Tolstrup for showing them what awesome teachers we have.


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D ebating... The debaters have had a most successful year thus far, both through their involvement in the MUN and as debaters in the Sacee League. At the MUN where there were a thousand other delegates, Musa Ndaba received a bronze award in the Best Speaker category, and AnneMarie Els was awarded a certificate of Honourable Mention. Both debating teams have gone as far as the GSDS Provincial rounds and we are one of only three government schools selected from our region. We are extremely proud of our debaters and delegates. MUN representatives: AnneMarie Els, Simphiwe Zondi, Musa Ndaba, Kayla Palframan, Tamara Mushani and Sara Lagardien. Debaters: Andrea Noriega Del Valle, Almin Burdett, Musa Ndaba AnneMarie Els, Kayla Palframan, Tamara Mushani  Are you 18 years or older?  Do you want to study further without the need for a student loan?  Do you want to take a gap year but cannot afford it? Become an Independent Field Advertiser for Clientele Life and make any/all of the above, and so much more, a reality. For more info call (074) 918 7617 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 THE TENNIS CLUB #T e u l B r ue (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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earners’ Licences at BHS... The Johannesburg Traffic Department has teamed up with Bryanston High to make the booking of, and preparing for, Learners’ Licences easier. Scholars over the age of 17 wanting to write their Learner’s can now book at school and have lessons covering the K53 content. The scholars can go then as a group to write the test. Congratulations to our 26 new licenced learners. Anyone wanting further information can contact Mr. Malebana Some of the BHS pupils who successfully passed their Learner’s License Congratulations to our first class of Bryanston high learners who passed their learners licenses as part of the initiative between Bryanston High School (Mr Malebane) and the JMPD. They can now do driving lessons at school, using our very own sponsored VW Golf. The next class of prospective drivers can sign up in January 2015. Thank you to Hatfield VW Bryanston who sponsor our Learner Driver car.


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G olf Day... The annual LIA Golf Day, held at Leeuwkop Country Club on 25th September, was a huge success!! We had amazing sponsors and players and a hot, sunny, fun -filled day out of the office (with some great golf) was enjoyed by all. Blue Flame of the Week Congratulations to… Sifiso Roto Gr 11 Michael Ferreira Gr 11 Brandon Dlamini Gr 8


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Science Recycling Project


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M iss Teen Commonwealth…. Bryanston High School pupil, Daniela Gasser was crowned Miss Teen Commonwealth South Africa at the Grand Finale that took place at the Lyric Theatre th on the 29 of August 2014. She was also awarded the Charity Crown for raising R20 000 (Twenty Thousand Rand) for the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital Trust through her “Beauty With a Purpose” drive. The objective of the Commonwealth is to pursue equality; to oppose racism and to alleviate poverty, ignorance and disease. Through the Commonwealth Pageants, woman and children are encouraged to stand up for their beliefs and to make a difference. IMPROVE YOUR AFRIKAANS MARK With extra lessons Decadent dining & boutique confectionery Shop 8 Rivonia Village Shopping Centre, When Daniela was asked why she entered this pageant, she responded: “I entered because The Commonwealth pageant supports Rivonia Boulevard, off 9th Ave a greater cause and this is Donnae (011) 234 4437 a way in which I can Fax (011) 234 4439 make a difference in (079) 507 9469 peoples’ lives. I am We are running a special on all blessed and I would like our specialised/novelty birthday to shine the light for cakes. Any cake ordered and others who may not have paid in full will receive a 25% the same opportunities. discount. (T’s and C’s apply) For now, my voice is Bring this newsletter with through the you to qualify for the Commonwealth Pageant. discount. This is my stepping stone”. Daniela will be departing for London on the 9th of November to compete for the International Miss Teen Commonwealth title against the other 52 Commonwealth Countries. We wish Daniela all the best for her reigning year as well as for the competition in London. INDULGE We would appreciate any magazines that you don't need for the Media Centre. These can be used by pupils for their projects. REQUEST FOR OLD MAGAZINES To advertise in the #BlueFlame please visit



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