Window on Wembley

2016-06-01 06:00
Sharks Rugby and Currie Cup player, Sipho Mkhize coaches Wembley College boys who aim to follow in his footsteps.

Sharks Rugby and Currie Cup player, Sipho Mkhize coaches Wembley College boys who aim to follow in his footsteps.

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IT was an honour for the Wembley College rugby boys to have a Sharks rugby player assist in a special practice session on Tuesday 24 May.

Sipho Mkhize is a young man who played his first rugby game in a Wembley rugby Jersey at age 11 when he helped out the Wembley U13 rugby team.

Ever since then his dream was to one day become a professional rugby player.

Sipho attended Greytown High School from 2008 to 2012 where he represented the first rugby team from 2011 to 2012. After matriculating he moved down to Durban to join the Sharks Rugby Academy. Since then he has worked his way through the ranks playing for the Sharks U19 Currie Cup team in 2013 and 2014.

In 2015 he represented the Sharks at U21 level. His breakthrough came this year when he was selected for the Sharks XV team at left wing and was recently drawn into the Super Rugby squad. This young man is truly an inspiration to all of us and we look forward to watching him play exciting running rugby for the Sharks in years to come.

It was a fun outing with the whole junior primary phase hopping on buses after short break to go to the Greytown High School hall to see the "Olympics" puppet show. It was a roaring success.

There were water polo and synchronised swimming teams who were made up of audience participants. We saw the most beautiful puppets doing gymnastics and dancing to music straight from Brazil. We also had flag bearers and cheerleaders. It is safe to say that this puppet show was a big highlight of our week, we can't wait to see if the real Olympics in Brazil is just as exciting as this show was.

Our Book Week began with a visit from Books2U. There was a good selection of books and Sean from Hooked on Books sent an email to compliment Wembley on the children's great manners and their love for books and reading.

On a cold Friday morning, Wembley, St Davids and Hermannsburg packed the Aloe Hall to watch another successful Hooked on Books show. The three talented actors gave us snippets of five story books and one anthology. As usual, there was plenty of audience participation which the children really loved. This is a highlight of Book Week and our school calendar. The junior primary children have responded well to the Squirt initiative. We have had regular silent reading at school during Book Week and it is hoped that this will foster a love of reading that will remain with them for many years.

What a colourful collection of characters arrived at school on Wednesday for our JP Book Character Day. The Aloe Hall was filled with many enthusiastic boys and girls, some almost unrecognisable, dressed up as “Cat in the Hat”, “Goldilocks”, one of the Snooze Brothers and many others. Thank you to the parents for their creative input. The children had a fun-filled Book Character Day which marked the end of another successful Book Week.

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