Window on Wembley

2017-02-22 06:01
Mr H. van Rooyen and his daughter Zahné at the Midmar Mile.

Mr H. van Rooyen and his daughter Zahné at the Midmar Mile.

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OVER the past few weeks Form 5 pupils have been preparing for Valentine’s Day. As always, there was much excitement and anticipation. This year, the Form 5s really outdid themselves with new ideas like the “Teddy bear picnic boxes” and photo booth.

Another favourite was the helium balloons, which were enjoyed by all. After a day of festivities, it was time for the Valentine’s dance. A big thank you to Form 5 pupils as well as a special word of thanks to Mr Johan Labuschagne who helped make it such a memorable occasion.

Congratulations to John Yeadon for making the Midlands tennis team and the PMB East Cricket Team where he will participate in a regional festival to qualify for the Midlands cricket team on March 10 and 12.

On Monday, February 13, the Form 1s spent time at Min Cash solving all kinds of practical maths problems ranging from area to averages, mass to capacity, etc.

Thank you to the Sayed family for putting up with the class and for the treats given after the morning. Mr Sayed posed a quiz to the pupils - how many customers enter the shop on a busy day in five minutes (150 people) and how many loaves of bread are sold on a busy day 10 000 loaves.

The two closest answers received R100 each and the lucky recipients were Londeka Zuma and Mark Schofield.

A number of Wembley swimmers took part in the Midmar Mile. Five of them swimming both days, with four first- time swimmers.

Non-corporate relay swimmers, Sarah Barber; Milla, Ludwig and Nicola Herbst and Zahné van Rooyen swam in the family relay.

Sunday’s individual swimmers, swimming in the first race of the day -Sarah Barber (36:24), Milla Herbst (34:12), Ludwig Herbst (36:24), Nicola Herbst (34:12), Josh Cope (33:08), Adrian Hill (37:31), Zoe Scholtz (unknown) and Monique Jonker uUnknown)

Milla has now completed 9 Midmar Miles, Ludwig seven, Nicola six, Sarah five and Josh two. Milla, in between her races, spent her day on the water as a lifeguard - starting her day at 7am and finishing at 2pm.

The Umvoti 6s Cricket Tournament also took place at Wembley College this last week. The field saw 14 competing teams - Ashton A, Enjabulweni, Wembley, New Hanover, Clifton, Darnall Primary, Winterton, Kings, Treverton, Eston, Curro, Mt Richmore, Ashton B, Lynford and Domino Servite.

The teams comprised of eight team members, six taking the field at one time. With reduced run-ups adding two for a wide and no ball with a no ball resulting in a free hit. This made exciting cricket and loads of action. The batsmen were up for a real challenge to make some quick runs.

The following awards were handed out:
Best Batsman: John Yeadon (Wembley) 103 runs made throughout the pool games;

Best Bowler: Grant (Ashton) six wickets for two runs throughout the pool play games.
Best Fielder: Ntando Ngcobo (Wembley) two direct hits, one from the boundary and one from mid field in the same over.
Best Wicket keeper: Brandon (Winterton).
Best Sportsman: Prince (Treverton).

Well done to Wembley for coming first in their pool and only being knocked out in the semi-finals in a nail-biting match against New Hanover that led to a draw followed by a super over.

Well done to New Hanover for winning the tournament. A big thank you to Mascor and TWK for their generous sponsorships. Without them the tournament would not have been so successful.

The high-school boys’ and girls’ swimming teams travelled to Howick for the annual invitation gala.

Tayla Porée excelled, winning all her individual races and breaking the 50m freestyle record. Both teams swam well and managed to place fourth out of eight teams that participated.

The girls team beat HMB, Wartburg, Grace and GHS while the boys team beat HMB, Wartburg, Grace and Treverton.

Well done to Calista Muna, Robyn Steyn, Kristen Steyn and Katelyn Martens for participating in the prestigious Smythe Trophy Doubles tournament at Kershaw Park on Saturday, January 28. Although they did not win the trophy, they can be very proud to have played against strong opponents.A further word of congratulations to Calista Muna for making it through to the third and final round of KZN Midlands trials.

Wembley College hosted the second Valentine’s Tennis Tournament alongside the Umvoti Cricket 6s. There were 20 girls who entered to play an exciting morning of doubles tennis in a round robin format of five rounds. We would like to thank Carter for bringing six girls to play in the tournament.

We would also like to thank Mrs Laetitia Wolmarans, Mrs Ida Scott and Mrs Lydia Hutchinson for a well-run day as well as Mrs Dot Corbishley for handing over the prizes.

Two Wembley College teams took part in the HMB Mudman half-distance event this weekend from Wembley. Joshua Cope (swimmer), Brett Hill (cyclist) and Nicholas Holmes (runner) were in a team and came second in their age category. Callum Hull (swimmer), Lee Pieterse (cyclist) and Sam Mason (runner) were in team and came first in their age category.

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