Window on Wembley

2018-05-16 06:01
Wembley College representatives (left) Paige Schofield, Renuka Nair and Pia Steyn who competed at the Aquilibrium.PHoto: supplied

Wembley College representatives (left) Paige Schofield, Renuka Nair and Pia Steyn who competed at the Aquilibrium.PHoto: supplied

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AQUILIBRIUM is a competition that tests pupils ability to think laterally and work precisely in the context of a civil engineering problem.

The contestants compete against other KZN schools and are assessed on their ability to transfer water from a reservoir to three reserve tanks. We sent a team to compete.

The difference in volume between the reserve tanks and any leakages results in penalties which reduce points from the total score.

This year, Renuka Nair, Paige Schofield and Pia Steyn competed for Wembley College and were able to achieve the second highest total points.

This is an incredible achievement for the girls who won R1 800 for the school on this, their first attempt, at the competition.

The children who attended our first Lego Club this term, held last Friday afternoon, had a lovely time interacting with each other, building interesting designs and attacking each others’ bases.

The Grade 6 class had a very informative outing to Sawem Sawmill in Seven Oaks.

Thank you to Mr Wynand Carr for the time and knowledge you shared with us and thank you to Mr Eddie Meyer for allowing us to visit your sawmill.

On May 9, Tessa Harman, a registered dietitian came to Wembley College.

Harman came to give a talk on diabetes, the two different types, looking for symptoms and most importantly remembering to make smart choices about our diet.

The learners were taught how to manage diabetes with the correct medication, heathy eating and exercise.

We would like to thank Harman for all her effort and making us more aware about diabetes.

The Grade 3s travelled to the African Bird of Prey Sanctuary last Wednesday. There was a tangible excitement prior to our departure.

Mrs Gevers had brought an injured barn owl to school the previous day and we had decided to take it with us to see if it could be helped by Raptor Rescue which is attached to the Sanctuary.

We are happy to report that after a two-and-a-half-hour operation, its broken wing was repaired and pinned.

On behalf of the Grade 3s would like to thank Mr Dlomo who drove one of the buses, and Mrs Porée who also accompanied them.

Lastly, Wembley College congratulates Fuze Fuze who has been selected as first reserve for the KZN U13 squash team.

Over the course of this year, Fuze participated in four separate trial dates and did exceptionally well to be selected for the team.

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