Window on Wembley

2015-11-18 06:00
Wembley Senior Primary swimmers who participated in the relay gala at St John’s.

Wembley Senior Primary swimmers who participated in the relay gala at St John’s.

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LAST Tuesday, the Form 1 class spent the day at the Kwasizabantu Mission. We watched a video about how the mission was started, learnt about the burning down of the auditorium in 2008 and how the new structure was built in nine months.

The aQuellé factory was next on the list, which is an impressive manufacturing plant with 34 lorries transporting aQuellé products all over the country.
Did you know that the green, yellow (and orange) and red peppers in Woolworths in KZN, Gauteng and Western Cape are supplied by the greenhouses at Kwasizabantu. We also saw the packaging plant where the peppers are put into packages and we even went into one of the greenhouses where the thousands of pepper plants are cultivated.

Radio Kwezi was last on the list with a brief tour of the station.

On 18 October Marc and Sarah Barber took their rabbits to the championships where Flemish Giants and Tri Colour Dutch rabbits were on show. Their rabbits were runner-up in the junior champion.

Well done to all the Wembley pupils who took part in this fund-raiser for G911. Congratulations to Tim Gorzellok and Christiaan Hattingh on being placed in the top three of the junior section of the competition.

Thirty six of our swimmers travelled to St John’s for a relay gala on Tuesday to swim against St John’s, Wartburg and Eston. There were six teams and we are proud of all our swimmers who competed competitively even though no points were given. Thank you to parents for their support at the gala.

Deanté Swart is working with Letcee to gather items for the children to spread Christmas cheer and provide supplies for the new school year.
She has asked, if you are able, to donate the following:

Second-hand - clothes, dress-up clothes, toys, teddy bears, plates, baby clothes, cups, spoons, one or two litre plastic bottles, paint brushes and books.

Things you can buy - soap, canned food, pencils, erasers, crayons, paper, paint and lucky packets.

Grade 3 pupils made their customary trek to the coast for their annual sleepover tour. We left Greytown on Thursday morning and our first destination was the Natal Sharks Board in Mount Edgecombe. Our hostess, Precious, cut up a female Hammerhead shark which had been caught in the nets that morning. We also got to see a large male Hammerhead. We learnt about the different kinds of sharks and the differences between them.
Our next stop was Gateway to play 10-pin bowling. Jandré Carr was the champion of Electric Avenue. After some ambling around the games arcade and eating frozen yoghurt, we made our way to the bus to travel to Balitto. This year, we could only do a day trip to Flag Farm because they have knocked down walls in the original accommodation block to provide more space for day visitors. As usual the children loved interacting with the farm animals. The farm now has a reptile section and two resident Canadian wolves.
We then made our way to our accommodation for the night – Cane Cutters’ Resort. A welcome swim helped cool us down after a hot day in the vehicles. Dinner at Spur proved to be most enjoyable. We ended our long day around a bonfire, roasting marshmallows and playing 30 Seconds.
After a night of rest, we had breakfast before moving on to Croc Creek. After a tour of the farm, some of our children played paint ball in teams. Then we had lunch at McDonalds before taking the long winding road home.

As the dust settles on another successful Grade 3 trip, we would like to make special mention of Mrs Yoganie Aheer who accompanied the group. She gave freely of her time and was a capable chaperone for the group. We are most grateful for her assistance

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