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					                               Deputy’s Desk
                               26 May 2009
Academics

With June exams just around the corner, time planning is becoming ever-increasingly vital. Learners need
to start studying now already if they wish to do well in the June exams. A reminder that the June exams
make up half the year-mark in every subject and is the ideal opportunity to bank some marks before the
final exams in November.

Discipline

Parents and learners are reminded that Winter Uniform needs to be worn to school. Also please note that
a pair of proper black lace-up school shoes for boys is compulsory.
Please note that the dress code also applies during the exam times.

Culturals (Mrs S Smit):

Debating:
   On Saturday 15 May our junior SACEE team competed in their first round of
     debates.
   Best speaker for the day was Daniella Gama.
   The Floor came second out of 16 schools.
   Brescia House beat Maragon by ½ a point!
   Maragon won their first debate and lost the second debate. Well done to all the
     speakers.
   Our senior speakers compete at Fourways on Saturday 23 May.
   Preparation for the debate continued this week.

Raps:
   Very successful rehearsal sessions on Friday 15 and Sunday 17 May.
   We were able to use proper sound and some basic lighting.
   It is really amazing how these added to the atmosphere.
   On Wednesday 20 May we had our technical rehearsal at in the Wits Theatre.
   There was a real sense of excitement as the cast had the opportunity to
      take the boards on a real stage.
   Maragon received very positive feedback from the Raps crew.
   Less than two weeks to performance (3 June 2009) - The countdown
      begins!!

Vocal group/Dance and Major production
   We will be focusing on Mondays from now on for major production.
   Will be practicing during assemblies. Attendance during assembly will be based
      on whether on not 50% of Monday practices were attended.
   Working on new dance and progressing well.
   Major production lead roles practicing and currently plotting the stage.




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Rugby news (Mr E van Rensburg)

Maragon played Bekker on Saturday, 23 May.
The u/14 team won 22 – 5, the u/15 team won 25 – 6, the u/16 team lost 0 – 68 and the first team game
was played at a very high physical tempo, but unfortunately lost 11 – 44. Our next game is on
Wednesday, 27 May against Die Burger. This is an away game.

Boys Hockey report 18-22 May (Mrs H van Biljon)

On Wednesday 20 May, Maragon played against Monument Hoërskool, at Monnas. All the teams played
really good hockey and surprised Monnas by not losing any of the matches.
The results were:       U/14 :            Drew                  1-1
                        U/16:             Maragon won           2-0
                        1st Team:        Maragon won            3-0
Upcoming events:
                        Wed 27 May:                All teams playing at St. Peters.
                        Wed 3 June:                 All teams playing at Trinity

No practices on Thursdays for the next 2 weeks, due to upcoming exams and projects due.

Chess News (Mr G Kenning)

Chess match last week was against Linden. We lost 2-14. Mari-Jean Jonker and Travis Klein each won
one game and are truly worthy of commendation.

Next match is a home game against Trinity on Thursday followed by an away game against Helpmekaar
on Monday 1 June .

Tennis News (Mrs M Botha)

Maragon played against Florida Park on Friday, and we beat them convincingly 40 – 23. This was also the
last game of the league, and we will receive the log standings in due course.

Congratulations to all our tennis players on the completion of a very successful tennis season.

Thought to ponder:

If I had my life to live over, I'd dare to make more mistakes next time. I'd relax; I'd limber up. I would be
sillier than I have been this trip. I would take fewer things seriously. I would take more chances. I would
climb more mountains and swim more rivers. I would eat more ice cream and less beans. I would perhaps
have more actual troubles, but I'd have fewer imaginary ones.

You see, I'm one of those people who lived sensibly and sanely hour after hour, day after day. Oh, I had
my moments, and if I had to do it over again, I'd have more of them. In fact, I'd try to have nothing else.
Just moments, one after the other, instead of living so many years ahead of each day. I've been one of
those persons who never goes anywhere without a thermometer, a hot water bottle, a raincoat, and a
parachute. If I had it to do over again, I would travel lighter than I have.

If I had my life to live over again, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the
fall. I would go to more dance; I would ride more merry-go-rounds. I would pick more daisies.

                                                                                              NADINE STAIR
God bless.
        Dion Kotze


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