OUR high school and primary schools have been competing on track and field over the past two weeks, and we congratulate our co-ed athletics meeting achievers: Erich Ortmann (1st U16 shotput and discus), Lulu Gumede (1st U14 javelin), Luke Hayward (1st U19 1500m). Second-place achievers, Benjamin Rabe (U14 1500m), Kirsten Rabe (U16 1500m), Sven Klar (U19 100m - 3rd U19 shotput), Londeka Ndlela (U16 400m and 800m), Siena Kimble (U14 high jump). Meike Meyer placed 3rd in U19 high jump. Our primary school again hosted the annual Umvoti Athletics in Hermannsburg, with Deutsche Schule Durban, Wartburg and Greytown Junior School competing in sunny weather last Saturday. We congratulate Siena Kimble (U13: 1st 100m, 1st 150m, 2nd long jump, 2nd high jump), Julian Königkrämer (U11: 1st 100m, 2nd long jump), Matthew du Preez (U10 2nd high jump, 2nd long jump), Mhleli Ngobese (2nd U9 80m), Benjamin Rabe (2nd U13 Javelin), James Waller (U10: 3rd high jump, 3rd long jump), Dale Sosibo (3rd U13 javelin) and Greg Kassier (3rd U13 shotput) on their personal achievements. Thank you to our parents and teachers who work so diligently behind the scenes to make our events friendly and successful.Last Friday we celebrated Arbor Day with our traditional tree-planting as part of our morning devotion, where our pupils planted a buffalo thorn (ziziphus mucronata or blinkblaar-wag-’n-bietjie) tree, adding to the many other indigenous trees around the campus. Some of these trees have grown tall over the years and are visited by Old Pupils, who recall their days in Hermannsburg and similar tree-planting ceremonies.