Greytown Gazette

Hermannsburg happenings

Mr Stefan Zick, head of the German department, looks on as principal, Mr Martin Marx, thanks Mr Haydar Zorlu for a stunning performance and the time spent in workshops with the Hermannsburg pupils. 
Mr Stefan Zick, head of the German department, looks on as principal, Mr Martin Marx, thanks Mr Haydar Zorlu for a stunning performance and the time spent in workshops with the Hermannsburg pupils. Photos: supplied

The music department’s annual musical evening on Friday once again showcased the talents of our musicians, with solo performances by singers and flautists, choral pieces by the school choir and a finale by our Vivat Choir before everyone joined in the final song of the evening. Well done and thank you to the music teachers to all who supported the musical evening and the art exhibition that preceded it.

It is not often that an actor with the international stature of German actor Haydar Zorlu, star of seven films, 21 TV shows, seven theatre productions, and a well-known figure in the world of German entertainment, comes across one’s path. Mr Zorlu spent time on Friday and Saturday workshopping the German classic, Faust, with our Grade 11 and 12 pupils and on Saturday he performed his 80-minute adaptation of the tale with the help of our budding actors. The church hall was transformed into a cosy theatre, with the set and lighting to suit the ambience of the piece provided with the help of Mr Terry and Mr Kaiser. Our thanks also go to Mr Zick of our German department and the German embassy who made Mr Zorlu’s visit possible.

Over 50 old pupils, including former principal, Rolf Rohwer, gathered in Wynberg, Cape Town where Mr Pope and Mrs Cockburn presented the “Make a Difference” campaign. It was heartening to see such support for our school and we thank them all for joining in.

In high school hockey news, we congratulate Imke Marx, who was selected for the KZN U18B hockey team. Our first team girls played to a 0-2 finish against Grace College, while at Girls’ High the U14s ended 0-4, the U16s 0-2, and the first team 0-3. In matches against Wembley, the U16 team ended 0-1 despite some amazing saves at goal, and the firstt team drew 1-1 (goal by Zothani Dlamini).

The boys were also active on the hockey field. U16 boys’ hockey at the Hannah Pride Astro: 0-2 vs St Dominic’s, 0-1 vs Ladysmith, 0-0 vs Domino Servite, 1-0 vs Wembley. The U15 showed great spirit playing Grace College but ended 1-4 while the first team ended 0-1. The weekend saw some challenging matches against College and Jonathan Königkrämer played for the Umzinyathi team in Pietermaritzburg.

In the U13 festival at Howick our team won the tournament after the play-off against Howick ended 0-0, having won all 3 of their matches: 1-0 vs Piet Retief, 3-0 vs Athlone, 1-0 vs Howick B. In other tournaments, the Grade 1s played 3 matches: 1-1 vs New Hanover, 1-0 vs Wembley, 1-0 vs Greytown Junior (goals by Chanté Beetge), and the Grade 2 pupils played three matches: 0-0 vs Greytown Junior, 0-1 vs New Hanover, 1-3 vs Wembley.

In the KZN Mountain Bike trials at Maritzburg College over the weekend, Anna Kremnitzer came third in the U14 age group (12,5km) and Joshua Zick came seventh, also in U14 age group (15km).

Christél Brooks has continued her string of equestrian success, achieving first in working riding level five, first in working hunter level five (90cm), second in equitation and third in show jumping 1m at the SaneSA Core League qualifier four at Treverton.

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