Window on Wembley

2016-02-24 06:00
Quad gala age group winners (from left) Daniel Richardson, Lila de Wet, Hope Poreé, Milla Herbst, Tayla Poreé, Shannon Jubber, Michael Chiazzari and Luke Poreé.

Quad gala age group winners (from left) Daniel Richardson, Lila de Wet, Hope Poreé, Milla Herbst, Tayla Poreé, Shannon Jubber, Michael Chiazzari and Luke Poreé.

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HOPE Poreé completed the Swimming South Africa Learn-to-Swim course last year.

The course provides the framework for the introduction of people to the water and includes water safety and basic stroke development. Having this knowledge and spreading the benefits of swimming, Hope has begun basic coaching to beginners in the school.

We are very proud of our pupils as we received the poster indicating that Wembley was in the top 20 schools for 10 of the SP exams we wrote in August 2015. Two were from Grade 4, two from Grade 5, two from Form 1 exams and our 2015 Grade 6 class were top in four exams. This is a feather in our cap as there are over 1 000 schools who write these Olympiads.

On Monday the Form 1 class spent the morning at Min Cash doing different maths problems relating to averages, areas, weighting, capacity, geometry shapes, circumference and diameter of round shapes and then timing the time to serve customers, etc. Mr Sayed was helpful and spoilt the children afterwards with a snack. Thank you so much.

The literature quiz took place last Friday at Athlone with 15 schools and 24 teams. Our 1st team managed to come 6th overall and both our teams achieved top results in one of the 10 categories. For this reason they were each given a R50 Exclusive Books voucher. The main benefit for our children was being inspired to read and being exposed to different genres of literature.

We had a wonderful time at the public library with Mrs Webb. We would like to say thank you to Mrs Webb for organising the trip and teaching us more about the library in our community.

The annual Umvoti 6s Tournament took place at Wembley College over the weekend of 12 and 13 February. The tournament saw a full field of competitors, 14 teams: Ashton, Wembley A and B, New Hanover, Clifton A and B, Darnall Primary, Winterton, Treverton, Eston, Domino Servite, Greytown Junior, Curro Mt Richmore and Lynford. Each team comprised eight players, six taking to the field at one time. With reduced run-ups and no extra balls bowled, it made for exciting cricket and loads of action. The batsmen were up for a real challenge to make some quick runs.

We would like to extend a sincere word of thanks to Mascor and Plennegy for their sponsorship. Without you the tournament would not be as successful.

Wembley had the privilege of hosting the 2016 quadrangular gala. This turned out to be a wet affair as the officials and parents were drenched during an afternoon of lovely rain. The Wembley swimmers competed against Greytown High, Hermannsburg and Wartburg. They won both the girls and boys division trophies and were the overall winners of the gala.

The following swimmers were awarded as the age-group champions:

• U14 girls’ champion - Lila de Wet (HMB)

• U14 boys’ champion - Luke Poreé (WMB)

• U15 girls’ champion - Milla Herbst (WMB)

• U15 boys’ champion - Michael Chiazzari (WMB)

• U16 girls’ champion - Tayla Poreé (WMB)

• U16 boys’ champion - Shannon Jubber (WTB)

• Open girls’ champion - Hope Poreé (WMB)

• Open boys’ champion - Daniel Richardson (WMB)

Tayla Poreé broke the girls’ U16 50m freestyle record, set up by C. Rommelspacher from Hermannsburg in 2006, with an excellent time of 31.72 seconds.

Congratulations to Lance Comins on making the Midlands tennis team and to Dean Page for making it as a reserve. Congratulations to Qaphela Mzila and Nkosinathi Dlamini on making the U13 Midlands tennis team.

Congratulations to Sarah Barber, Ludwig Herbst, Milla Herbst, Nicola Herbst, Louné Lötter, Luke Poreé and Joshua Cope for completing the Midmar Mile.

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