Window on Wembley

2017-11-15 06:00
After last year’s Rainbow run, its lots of fun so join in this Saturday for a Rainbow run or cycle ride.

After last year’s Rainbow run, its lots of fun so join in this Saturday for a Rainbow run or cycle ride.

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THE Grade 3 pupils made their customary trek down to the coast for their annual sleepover tour.

We left Greytown on Thursday morning and our first destination was Croc Creek in Ballito, where we saw many crocodiles, alligators and even a Burmese python. After the tour of the farm, some of our children played paintball in teams.

Our next stop was at Flag Farm and the children loved interacting with the animals. They enjoyed feeding the goats, petting the rabbits and riding on the farm tractor. We also had a moment to enjoy our packed lunches. Thereafter, we braved the city traffic as we headed to RJ’s Funland in Amanzimtoti.

There the children were treated to a game of 10-pin bowling, dodgem cars, a meal and tokens to play arcade games.

Soon there was a frenzy among the children to collect as many tickets they could in order to purchase a much- coveted toy leopard.

As a collective group they managed to stockpile just over 3 450 yellow tickets. The leopard - still to be named - now resides in the Grade 3 classroom and serves as a reminder of the tour and the exceptional camaraderie that the children displayed.

We then made our way to our accommodation for the night – WESSA Environmental Educational Centre. After a long, hot and busy day, a shower was most welcome. The children all settled down in their dorms and after a night of rest, we had breakfast before moving on to Treasure Beach for our Rocky Shore adventure.

There they explored the rock pools and sea life at the extreme low tide. They saw tiny sea stars, sea cucumbers, spiky sea urchins, many fish and colourful coral sponges. As the dust settles on another successful Grade 3 trip, we would like to make special mention of Mrs and Mr Allen, who accompanied the group. They gave freely of their time and were a very capable chaperone couple for the group. We are most grateful for their assistance.

A special mention must be made of the Grade 3 children’s good manners and behaviour.

The Grade Rs were delighted to discover some creatures hiding in their garden recently. On closer inspection, they discovered a crazy caterpillar, a busy bee, and a lovely ladybird.

We extend a huge thank you to Elsie Fourie, our liaison mom, for helping to make our special “nunus”, to CPS seedlings for their most generous donation of growth medium and to Matthew and Karien Crowe for collecting the soil as well as donating plants for our special planters. Heather Tomlinson once again visited Wembley College last Friday and entertained everyone from the Wombles up to Grade 2.

“Christmas in Africa” was an excellent interactive puppet show. As always there were fabulous puppets. Her fantastic music selection added to the festive atmosphere she created. The children were glued to their seats, yet moved along to the rhythms of the funky African music and songs.

As usual the children were invited to join her in certain scenes and on occasion the whole audience got involved. Learning while participating, is what children like best. There were loads of giggles and they loved every minute.

On Saturday, November 4 the KZN Athletics Sub Youth Track and Field Championships took place at Kings Park Athletics stadium.

Two Wembley College pupils had qualified to take place in the championships - Sarah Barber and Nicholas Holmes. Nicholas competed in the U11 1 200m. Nick came 10th out of 18 in this event and his time was 4:20:60.

On Saturday February 24, 2018, Wembley College will be hosting its first premier league hockey tournament on the Hannah Pride Astro.

Since October 10 companies have been battling it out attempting to bid on players to build their dream team. The idea behind this initiative is to raise funds towards lights at the astro.

Up until this stage, 27 players have been purchased and over R54 000 has been raised. On Wednesday November 15 a pupils’ auction will be held at the Pannar Lounge where companies will continue to strengthen their squads. We would like to thank all the sponsors that have been involved throughout this exciting format and look forward to what is to come. On Saturday November 18 at 8.30am Wembley College is hosting the Rainbow run and cycle at the Wembley Pavilion.

Registration begins at 7.30am. This year the race includes a run and cycle route - either 5km or 10km. Cost is R70 for the 5km and 10km cycle or run.

If you are super fit, you can do the cycle and run for R100. The cycling event will start first, followed by the running race.

The course snakes through the scenic forest below the school. If you are lucky, you may spot a duiker or bush buck. A tuck shop is available, offering a variety of eats, including bacon and egg rolls.

Contact Leon Jackson for further details on 033 413 2677 or email him on sport@wembleycollege.co.za

Come and enjoy a colour-filled day with us.

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