Hermannsburg Happenings

2016-10-12 06:00
Mrs Stella Cockburn and Pastor René Risch help the Grade 10 class to present a classic German poem to the rest of the high school during German Week celebrations.

Mrs Stella Cockburn and Pastor René Risch help the Grade 10 class to present a classic German poem to the rest of the high school during German Week celebrations.

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OVERCAST with a refreshing breeze made perfect walking weather, and walk we did. To the accompaniment of birdsong, yodelling and other merry tunes, our parents, friends, pupils and teachers turned out in force to tackle the relaxing five or 10-kilometre walks through the forests around Hermannsburg.
After the walk, fathers took on their sons in cricket, while mothers took on their daughters in softball and volleyball before everyone settled down to enjoy a gemütliche braai for lunch, by which time even the sun was smiling down on us all. Thank you to the sports department for the organisation and to all who joined us for your support.

Earlier during the week our Grade 11 pupils returned from their time at Spirit of Adventure in high spirits, having challenged themselves and overcome their fears to complete all the various activities - abseiling, rock-climbing, rafting, obstacle courses, braving underground tunnels and more.
The leadership lectures rounded out the practical leadership and teamwork exercises that grew each of them as the camp progressed. Thank you to the competent, professional instructors at Spirit of Adventure, and to our teachers who organised the camp and accompanied the group.

The official day in 1990, 3 October, on which Germany was reunified, is a significant day in Germany’s history. Our German Week last week celebrated this event and thanks go to our German department for a week of fun and interesting facts, German treats and various other presentations concerning Germany and its culture.

In sport news, our 1st XI played cricket against Wembley, although they lost the match, Luke Hayward made 54 runs off only 32 balls while Sven Klar made 57 off 62.

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