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2017-06-21 06:01

THE last week of the second term is usually filled with a great deal of administrative activities, however, we were able to fit in some other activities while wrapping up the term.

Julian Königkrämer was recently selected to play in the U12 Inland Boys' hockey team.

Julian has done exceptionally well and deserves the opportunity to play at this level.

The tournament will be held at Maritzburg College, from 7 to 11 July.The Grade 10 class return from their exchange trip to Germany towards the end of the month. The reports from Germany are arriving at the school thick and fast with a wonderful variety of activities on the list.

More details about the trip will be published in next week's Gazette.

The junior and senior nature club had a field trip at the weekend and visited Harold Johnson Nature Reserve.

Although the evenings were cool, the weather was perfect for camping, walking and generally exploring the area.

The Ultimatum Tree, Fort Pearson and the Fort Pearson War Graves are of historical interest and it was a good opportunity for pupils to learn about this part of our history.

The nature reserve is on a hill above the Tugela River, although quite low at the moment, it is a beautiful river lined with a variety of magnificent trees including many massive specimens of fig trees.

Many informative walks and talks were held with the group and once again the "open air classroom" proved to be a fun, but constructive way in which to absorb new knowledge.

A number of Hermannsburg pupils will be enjoying trips overseas during the holidays, representing the Midlands Youth Choir as well as the KZN Youth Choir.

All at Hermannsburg are looking forward to a well-deserved four-week break, which will start on Friday, 23 June.

• Gazette gremlins left out last week’s report which is as follows:

English is the most important subject our pupils take. Proficiency in English enables them to learn all the other subjects as they make and understand meaning around sometimes difficult and complex concepts in the sciences, commercial and art and humanities fields.

Congratulations go to this year’s English Olympiad participants - Ntokozo Zondi, Christel Brüggemann and Hugh Bouwer all achieved gold, Luke Hayward, Sven Klar and Liezl Volker achieved silver, Kirsten Ortmann, Dieter Volker, Nonjabulo Khoza and Elisabeth Tönsing achieved bronze and Enoch Mnikati received a merit certificate.

Another important language in our school, which leads to an internationally recognised language proficiency diploma, is German, where we congratulate Ntokozo Zondi (84%), Charlize Vermeulen (79%) and Nonjabulo Khoza (76%) on their achievements in the 2017 Deutscholympiade (German Olympiad).

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