Hermannsburg Happenings

2017-05-03 06:01
Jutta Scherer and Dietmar Moll, who once again accompanied the Germany Exchange Programme pupils from HAP Grieshaber Gymnasium in Reutlingen, handed over a generous donation on behalf of the German ‘GEP parents’ of 2016, to acting principal Lothar Witthöft. Thanks to parents.

Jutta Scherer and Dietmar Moll, who once again accompanied the Germany Exchange Programme pupils from HAP Grieshaber Gymnasium in Reutlingen, handed over a generous donation on behalf of the German ‘GEP parents’ of 2016, to acting principal Lothar Witthöft. Thanks to parents.

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TO ensure we continue to meet international standards, our school participates in the International Benchmarking Tests (IBT) offered by the Australian Council for Educational Research (Acer) each year.
Our Grade 6 and 9 pupils’ mathematical and language skills are tested, and in 2016 Grade 9 pupils, Clara Kohrs, Anna Kremnitzer and Sinqobile Mngoma, achieved high distinctions in English and Ivan Mohlala achieved a distinction in mathematics.
In Grade 6, Greg Kassier and Jessica Vroegop achieved distinctions in English. Greg Kassier and Mischka Khan achieved distinctions in mathematics. Well done to all our IBT achievers. Our Grade 9 pupils continue to achieve a higher average English score than all other participating schools - South African, Australian and other schools worldwide - and higher mathematics average than South African and Australian schools.

Our German exchange pupils returned after the holidays full of interesting stories about what they had done during the holidays with their host partners - some went to Cape Town, some to Umfolozi or the Kruger Park, some to Swaziland and others to various different beaches along our coast.
Thank you to all our GEP parents for giving your “partner children” many good memories to take home.

On the first Wednesday of term we took our guests to uShaka, and the Sharks Board where they observed a shark being dissected. The day was rounded off at Salt Rock beach and swimming in the sea, before it ended with a meal on the beach front.
The next day our guests went to Kranskop to experience eating chicken legs and heads, and some of the boys even had a haircut before heading to the Kop for the beautiful view. 
Magwaza Pottery on the Tugela, was the next stop (and lunch time) and many pots were bought and will have to be looked after on their travels home.
Mr and Mrs Meyer hosted the group at Emansini on Albert Falls (on their boat) with wildlife all around on Sunday (thank you to Mr and Mrs Meyer for allowing us to enjoy this opportunity) before the farewell dinner back at school in Hermannsburg - thank you to Mr and Mrs Friedel Ortmann and Mr and Mrs Meyer for arranging all the food. Pupils put on a slide-show to show everyone some of the wonderful experiences they enjoyed while in South Africa.

We bade our visitors farewell at the morning devotion last Monday, and we wish them a safe journey back home to Germany. Our Grade 10 class will depart for Germany on 5 June, where they will meet up once again with their partners to experience Germany.

We congratulate U14 Umzinyathi team members Nqobile Sithole and Awande Mbuli (captain) for being selected - their team won two and lost three games at the inter-regional hockey festival last weekend. We also congratulate Angelika Meyer, who will be playing for the U16 Umzinyathi girls’ team as vice-captain.

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