Open Air Swimmming Gala 2014
On 7th of February 2014, we were blessed with perfect, hot and sunny weather for our Annual Senior Phase Swimming Gala. The event was a great success, as staff all came together in the hot sun and worked hard to ensure that the day ran smoothly. Most importantly, the children had fun, swimming and singing their house songs with great spirit, ensuring an incredible atmosphere the entire day. The winning house on the day, for the first time in the history of the school, was a tie between Bader and Keller. The best spirited house went to Roosevelt, not only for their singing, but for their parents' support and spirit as well. Our Victor and Victrix Ludorum went to Nhlakanipho Mnqayi and Britney Hope for winning every single race that they competed in. The Keenest Swimmer of the day went to Roosevelt's Cain Du Preez and the Most Improved Swimmer of the day went to Bader's Nkosinathi Mkhize.
A big thank you to all the staff involved, especially Mr Sewsunker and Mr Brockett and their team, who helped to ensure that the day was a great success.
Midmar Mile 2014
On Saturday 8th of February 2014, three students and a team of teachers and therapists competed in the Midmar Mile. Mrs Pool and three hostel learners also came along to help out at a fundraising table called the "Extra Mile". This organisation aims to raise awareness and funds for and with people with disabilities, using open water swimming events. The initiative is driven by the idea that everyone can make a difference and "go the extra mile". Nhlakanipho Mnqayi, Abigail Hope and Britney Hope all competed in their first Midmar Mile, and successfully finished the world's largest open water race. Mrs Dawson, Mrs Radermeyer and Ms Martens swam in the Open Air company relay race and did very well to complete the race, considering the choppy, tough swimming conditions. Well done to Open Air and all the swimmers and supporters on the day. A lot of fun was had by all, and we look forward to taking a bigger team and competing again next year.
Senior Swimming Gala 2013
Not even the threat of impending rain could dampen the spirits of the learners as the gala commenced, albeit a little late (due to the grey skies). The cheerleaders made their much-anticipated entrance and learners roared in support of their favourite houses. As the day progressed, the skies cleared, and the teams were ready and willing to battle it out for the Best Spirited House Award and the 2013 Winning House Shield.
Special Awards/Trophies were awarded to:
- Thea Harman (Gr 10): Keenest Swimmer.
- Britney Hope (Gr 5): Most Improved Swimmer.
- Ranetsi Manyoni (PVC): Paraplegic Swimming Champion.
- Nosipho Malinga (Gr 11): Open Air Swimming Champion of the day.
Bader emerged as the winner of the 2013 House Shield, scooping it away from last year's winner Roosevelt. However, Roosevelt clinched the title of "The Best Spirited House".
Like any other event, this swimming gala would have not been a success without the teamwork of many people. Thanks to Mrs Hope, Mr Kennedy and Mrs Dawson, the lifesavers who were prepared to offer their assistance in the event of an emergency.
Our special thanks and appreciation go out especially to Mrs Dawson, assisted by Ms Bellars, for co-ordinating the event, and the team managers, Mrs Fourie, Mrs Ntshangase and Mrs B Naidoo, who made this event a success.
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Junior Swimming Gala 2013
The junior swimming gala was held on 15 March. It was a lovely warm day and many parents attended. The children really enjoyed themselves. Thank you to Ms Rademeyer and the physiotherapy department for co-ordinating the event, as well as to the facilitators/therapists who assisted in the pool. A special thank you to Mrs Gregg and Ms Pillay, the two parents who volunteer to help every Friday in the pool.
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