THE 2018-19 heads of school for Port Shepstone High were announced when the Executive Council of Leaders (ECL) held its inauguration at the end of term three. The school now has four deputy heads. Congratulations to all those who have been appointed as leaders for next year. Over the school holidays, the heads of school had the opportunity to attend a leadership camp sponsored by Rotary and held at Port Shepstone High School. This leadership course prepares them for their roles as leaders of the school. Fathima Docrat, Lethokuhle Khumalo, Sanelisiwe Mbhele, Luyanda Shinga, and Phumelela Shozi represented the province at the South African Agency for Science and Technology (SAASTA) debating finals, held at the National Research Foundation in Pretoria on October 2. Schools representing their provinces were given the question: “Can the investment of public resources in mega science projects such as the SKA prepare South Africa and Africa for the fourth industrial revolution and contribute to the eradication of poverty and substantial development in the country and continent?”“Our team had to tackle this topic from a political perspective and fared well in the competition as they were placed third in South Africa. We are very proud of their achievement,” said the school’s PRO Karen Boland. In other news, our cricket team travelled to Eshowe during the school holidays. On day one they beat Pioneer by seven wickets, Dundee by 77 runs and Ladysmith by 39 runs on day two. On day three the team beat Kloof in the finals by 72 runs. Eleven of the school’s athletes competed in the third league of events in Durban. Best results were achieved by Nkosazana Mchunu, who came first in the U14 400m in a time of one minute and three seconds. This is a new school record. “Well done, Nkosazana. Philelinkosi Shozi came first in the U15 800m and third in 1 500m race. Innocentia Ncama came third in the U15 800m. “Congratulations to Luthando Shezi who has been selected to represent the Midlands team, which will be touring to Bloemfontein on October 20,” said Boland. — Supplied.