Window on Wembley

2017-09-13 06:00
Long service award winners with Mrs Dot Corbishley (from left) Mrs B. Makhanya, Mrs J. Goble, Mrs Dot Corbishley, Mrs I. Scott, Mrs E. Buss and Mrs Joey Maartens.

Long service award winners with Mrs Dot Corbishley (from left) Mrs B. Makhanya, Mrs J. Goble, Mrs Dot Corbishley, Mrs I. Scott, Mrs E. Buss and Mrs Joey Maartens.

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ON Wednesday, 30 August, the Form 4 class travelled to Letcee for our annual outreach. The Letcee organisation helps many underprivileged children from the age of two upwards by providing them with two cooked meals daily.
The children arrive each morning for breakfast, following which the older children go to school and the about 25 preschool children remain at the day-care centre­ for various play and learning activities.
Their parents are expected to help within their local community vegetable gardens or day-care centres as they are not expected to pay school fees or for the meals provided.

At the end of each month, a group of ladies surprise children who have a birthday within that month with a birthday party. During the Form 4s visit, the class prepared a birthday party for three little boys who had their birthdays in August.
Following a few songs sung for us by the children, the Form 4s handed out birthday gifts to the birthday boys, cupcakes and party packs for everyone and a balloon each to put a smile on their faces. Following the treats the Form 4 class spent an hour playing soccer, frizz bee and swinging with the children, which everyone thoroughly enjoyed.

Thank you to Mrs Laverne Pieterse for making 48 cupcakes at no charge, to Mrs Meridy Martens for heading the ladies group that gave the birthday parties and to Mrs Hutchinson for taking us.

It was a real red-letter day on Friday, 1 September where the entire school, board of governors, invited guests and parents assembled to formally celebrate 20 years of existence. The programme included speeches, musical items, tree planting and the presentation of long service and loyalty reward certificates. 
Despite the cold wind, it was a dignified, yet joyful celebration. What a special 20th birthday celebration. Thank you to participants of the annual go-kart races during our Founders Day. Everyone made a huge effort to dress up. We all enjoyed the creative outfits that raced across our track.

On behalf of Wembley College, we would like to extend our thanks to Beaulieu, Epworth, Grantleigh, Greytown High School, Hermannsburg, New Hanover, Treverton and all the parents for attending our 2017 Founders’ Day festival in celebration of our 20th birthday.

Players, coaches and supporters were always in high spirits, friendly and polite. The festival was definitely not just about playing hockey and soccer, but also about team building and developing new relationships as everyone competed to be the best team on the day.

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