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2016-05-11 06:00
Wembley College’s Grandparent’s Day.

Wembley College’s Grandparent’s Day.

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ON Thursday 28 April, the Foundation Phase hosted another successful Grandparent’s Day. We were inundated with about 190 doting grandparents. This year we had two separate concerts for the pre-primary and junior primary. The pre-school melted the hearts of their grannies and grandpas by crooning songs like Granny O Granny I Love You So were sung. This was followed by tea with Form 1 pupils being the waitresses.

The junior primary then performed their African programme of music, dance and poetry. The half-hour show was hosted by Diankha­ Naidoo and Samuel Mason­. The programme included gumboot and Indian dancing. After a rousing rendition of This land is our Land guests moved to the various classrooms to spend quality time with their grandchildren. This is a very special time for the children where they get to show off their work, read to their grandparents or to brag about their art on the walls.

We thank all our grandparents who took the time and effort to be at Wembley on this important day.

Wembley College rugby achieved one of its first milestones when the U11 boys played the 15-man format against Greytown Junior on Tuesday 26 April. This is the first time in approximately eight years that this has been possible. It was also a proud moment for these boys when they only lost 17-25 to a school who has traditionally been competitive on the rugby field for many years.

The Wembley boys were fired up as their confidence started building and they totally dominated the second half. A highlight of the game was when Jandré Carr stood up from an injury to receive a pass from his scrumhalf, crashing over the try line with his all teammates charging into a massive maul to push him over for the try - a 15-man effort. Well done to every boy who has been working hard at every practice as well as all the parents for the continuous support.

On 23 April two teams of three pupils each, took part in the regional Aqualibrium competition hosted at St Charles. In this competition each team had to build a network of thick and thin pipes covering 16 blocks to distribute three litres of water evenly into three containers with one litre in each container. Every millilitre that is over one litre or under one litre counts as a penalty point against a team. The team with the lowest penalty points wins the competition.
This competition is sponsored by South African Institute for Civil Engineers and pupils get a chance to meet some engineers and talk to them about a career in civil engineering. Our two teams came fourth and fifth respectively with one millilitre difference between them and missing third place with 0.5 millilitres. Even though we came fourth and fifth, both teams bettered last year’s winning result and we look forward to next year’s competition.

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