Hermannsburg happenings

2018-04-25 06:01
Mrs Katja Hoffmann and a group of our pupils delivered Easter baskets to Pastor Nathan’s children’s centre as part of Hermannsburg’s ‘Children helping Children’ initiative.

Mrs Katja Hoffmann and a group of our pupils delivered Easter baskets to Pastor Nathan’s children’s centre as part of Hermannsburg’s ‘Children helping Children’ initiative.

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ON Tuesday evening, April 17, our school’s two houses pitted their collective knowledge against each other. Almost the whole high school participated — even a teacher or two attempted the challenge!

Categories ranged from riddles to rebus puzzles, abbreviations to acronyms, and questions on topics from English to Zulu and geography to current affairs.

At halftime, Bushbuck’s “Twins Squared” (Erin and Amy Whittle, Ivan and Dasha Mohlala) were tied with Reedbuck’s “Team Us” (Paul Tönsing, Philip Lütge, Luca Poser, Nonjabulo Khoza), and the battle was on.
By the end of the last section (name that anthem and identify the movie) Team Us had managed to pull ahead of their immediate rivals to be the top team of the evening. In the end, however, Bushbuck took the house honours for the evening.

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Ingrid Wentzel to the Life Sciences Locum post, while Mrs Ronelle van Dyk is on maternity leave from May 9 until September 21. Ms Wentzel has taught in a number of schools in South Africa, and abroad in Sweden, having completed her BSc in Botany and Zoology through North West University in Potchefstroom and Unisa. We look forward to welcoming her to our staff on May 7.

During the first term, every child in the primary school made an Easter basket.

Some were decorated, colourful paper baskets, some had a rabbit head and some were even big bunny baskets — but every one of them contained marshmallow Easter eggs. Grade 6, 7 and 11 pupils (Carolina Hoffmann, Zail Rubieparsad, Cebo Mzila, Jarrod and Abigail Dukhi) accompanied Mrs Hoffmann and Mrs Rubieparsad to Pastor Nathan’s children’s ministry outreach programme in
Gre­ytown­.

They had 100 baskets with them, so no child was left out. First, they sang some songs together and then everyone enjoyed a fun time with these very active children. Our pupils are looking forward to another fun-filled visit later this term.

Hockey and rugby players had a full round of fixtures last week.

U16 and U14 girls played hockey against Epworth, ending 0-0 and 1-5 respectively (with a goal to Mishka Khan); first team girls played well, but ended 0-2 against Epworth, while the second team ended 0-5.

The boys’ U16 hockey team played against Weston, ending 1-2 (goal by Mondli Gumede); the U15 team played against Carter (0-3), as did the boys’ first team (0-5).

The primary school tag rugby team played at a tournament at New Hanover, against Lynnford (1-5), Treverton (6-3), New Hanover 2 (2-5) and New Hanover 3 (2-3).

Our first 7s rugby team played at Grace College against Carter (12-7), Curro Richmore (7-26), Grace College (7-14); our U15 team played Carter (21-10), Curro Richmore (31-7) and Grace College (0-43).

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