PARKLANDS COLLEGE & CHRISTOPHER ROBIN PRE-PRIMARY
19 July - 23 September
Winter Quarter - August 2005 • 3rd Edition / Vol 34
We trust that we have made our mark in the lives of the young people who
attend the College and that the impression that we have left will provide a
solid base on which to build their futures. On that note, the Directors,
Principals and staff would like to wish the matrics of 2005, everything of the
best during their current prelims. A special congratulatory mention to
Tarryn Thomson who has been accepted into UCT Medical school in 2006.
We are confident that Tarryn will sail through her forthcoming matric ex-
aminations. Tarryn will be joining Ryan O’Malley (Head Boy 2004) who is in
his first year of medicine at UCT.
We would like to thank our educators, parents and learners for the won-
derful support and dedication to everything we do at the College. The
phenomenal growth of sport and culture is exciting! Keep it up.
The last quarter of 2005 seems to have arrived without the necessary
warning and brings with it annual Prize Givings, Honours Awards, Valedic-
tory and the Pre-Primary Graduation and Concert. However, the forth-
coming Cultural Showcase planned for the start of the last quarter is taking
centre stage as the learners in the Preparatory and Secondary faculties re-
hearse for this special event. Judging by the ticket sales, parents are looking
forward to this prestigious event. Thank you for your ongoing support and
commitment to the College. A very special note of gratitude to the parents
and learners who have supported our numerous outreach projects during
this quarter, the Lilo Pillows, pet food collection, the awareness month food
collection, Friday’s feedback sandwich donation and the monetary contribu- into the leaders of tomorrow.
tion towards the wish list for the Community Intervention Centre was so
successful that every item on the wish list was purchased. Thank you for Our function will be to highlight existing outreach pro-
your generosity, thank you for your awareness and especially for caring. grammes within the school, communicate these effectively
and identify one specific project in which Parklands College
After an extremely cold and wet Winter, we are happy to welcome the as a family of educators, parents and learners can make a
Spring season with learners changing into their summer uniforms from 11 contribution to the area we live in thus setting us aside as
October. role models within our community.
We trust that our educators and every family at Parklands College will en- We would like to have as much par-
joy the forthcoming vacation and return rested in preparation for a hectic ticipation from everyone as possible,
last quarter. and we look forward to hearing your
views and thoughts on how to reach
Lorraine Roth our goal.
The Parklands Parent’s Outreach Society Project Manager
News Box Fees… I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many
parents who pay their fees promptly and without the necessary re-
Our main focus is to develop a committed and positively productive team minders. However, there are those who d o not p ay on time and this
effort towards our … is extremely frustrating, time consuming and costly. Our Finance
Department has as a result, been forced to gr ow with the addition of
Vision: Establishing Parklands College as the leading authority in growing a new staff member, purely to cover the collection of outstanding
children of the future fees. This is rather a sad state of affairs. Unfortunately, we are
forced and will continue to be forced to take very firm action with
regard to parents who fail to submit their fees at the required time.
Mission: Leading through example Our Finance Department may be contacted between 07h30 and
17h00 Mond ay to Friday in order to address any queries that you
Goal: To make a positive impact on our community may have. This quarter is drawing to a close and the list of parents
who have not paid their fees is unacceptably long. I trust that this
Community work is the task of all and by setting a strong example within note will result in the pr ompt p ayment of any outstandin g before 23
our area, we will better equip our children with the skills needed to grow - Lorraine Roth
discussion topics have centred on
From the Principal… This past m onth has definitely beena animals ar ound us. We created
highlight for me. I would like to thank all the parents at Christopher Robin stunning art pieces of our pets,
Pre-Primary and the staff of P arklands College f or m aking my wedding s o farm anim als, wild animals and mini
special. The support, blessings and best wishes have been phenomenal and I beasts!
have taken great pleasure in conveying them to Werner. Our lounge w as
covered with the many cards and beautiful pictures from the little ones.
The Owls have visited Artscape
We have enjoyed l ooking at the pictures drawn of us and reading the h and Theatre for the show “Kipper and
written messages. Werner has a lot to live up to if he is to reach all their the Litter Queen” as part of the
expectations of marri age!! (flowers everyday, buying me lots of jewellery, Grade 0 literacy programme. The
giving me a carriage to n ame a few)
show was vibrant and entertaining
until the very last act! “Bravo, bravo, bravo! ”
The Grade 0 learners have been busy this month with outings and we en- - Riëtte Pieterse
joyed planting our tree on Arbour Day. Thank you to the parents and
learners who have contributed towards buying the tree. We will be sending
pictures home as soon as we download them. The Christopher Robin’s h ad Pooh Bear’s House… We had such an
a wonderful time at the H oney Bee Foundation and the Kan ga’s are eagerly interesting time with the fascinating topics we’ve had
awaiting their turn. Our Mother's Day picnic was a lovely get together this quarter. We could explore, compare, touch and
although I thou ght we would blow away at any stage. Please be reminded describe the minibeasts we found in the garden and
the we close on the 23rd September with no Aftercare. Have a good h oli- brought fr om h ome. The hi ghlight of the day was ou r visit to Butterfly
day and we look f orward to seeing you on the 11 October. World. We found out what a life cycle is and saw the life cycle in action by
-Lee-ann Steynberg watching a butterfly hatch from its chrysalis. We met friendly reptiles and
we could all hold a rou gh, scaly iguan a. Some of us were even brave enough
to have a Corn snake
Christopher Robin’s House… We wrap himself around
have been happy to have Brandon’s mom and dad and our neck and explore
Tina’s mom come and re ad stories to u s this qu arter. The the inside of our
Christopher Robins so enjoy listening to stories – thank jackets.
you to those parents.
We have been learning ab out minibeasts and we were We found the dino-
lucky enough to have Clinton’s mom saur topic very excit-
come and tell us all about bees and ing and had hours and
how they make honey. She showed hours of facts and
us a beekeeper’s outfit, a bee hive and exciting stories to tell.
a smoker that calms bees down. We “Did you know, Mrs
tasted some delicious fynbos honey – Ferreira, a T-Rex is a
thank you Monique for the informa- vegetari an becau se
tive talk. We had an exciting and they enjoyed eating
interesting visit to the Honey Bee plants with the other
Foundation on the 5th September dinosaurs they ate!” We all had a fun day at Butterfly world
and we s aw bees m aking h oney,
viewed their wings under a micro- The Pooh Bears w ould like to say a BIG THANK YOU to all our mom mies
scope, watched a puppet show and dressed up as bees, beekeepers and who come and re ad us stories during story time. We feel so proud and very
flowers. excited when our moms visit us and read our f avourite stories to our
- Karyn Howes friends.
- Ronel Ferreira
Edward Bear’s House… The Edward Bears have had avery
fun-filled quarter so far! They have been learning about all the different
animals. After a discussion ab out extinct animals and dinosau rs, Hannah told
Rabbit’s House… R abbit’s House spent a f antas-
tic and enjoyable time at the Artscape Theatre and Butterfly
us on Mond ay morning that she h ad been to a forest over the weekend and World. We would like to thank Riette Pieterse for organising
had seen a “l ong neck” w alking ar ound there. Sandr a then replied that it such interesting and fun outings/shows f or us this year.
couldn’t have been a dinosaur but that surely it must have been a giraffe!
Undoubtedly teaching must be one of the most fulfilling and
The theme at the moment is insects and the most exciting part of the day entertaining occupations –there is never a dull moment and I
for the learners is outside play time and exploring the beautiful gardens to couldn’t resist sharing this… Certain learners become very
see which wonderful creatures they can find there. enthusiastic about the class photographs and go to great lengths to dress up
- Ingrid Vorster for this occasion. When our phot os were cancelled a few weeks back due to
bad weather, Laura Wolvaardt let out a frustrated sigh an d exclaimed, ”So
Kanga’s House… Kanga’s are enthralled by the you mean I came to school for nothing then?” - We certainly hope not
themes they are learning about this quarter, namely animals, Laura!
dinosaurs and minibeasts. We h ave learnt that farm animals
provide us with various pr oducts, including milk, wool and Encouraging the care of our
meat. It was n oted though that certain farms als o pr oduce natural environment is an
vegetables. Whilst we were making vegetable soup I enquired important aspect of learning
who had tasted gem squash and h ow jam is made. (one of our and we have recently dis-
parent’s has a jam factory). D’Angelo replied, “Tali, that’s silly, cussed how important trees
Jam is made f rom Jam (gem) squash of course, and “Bulltong” is are for oxygen, shade, fruit
made from a Bull! etc. Thank you to all the
learners and parents who
We also learnt that s ome people keep wild animals as pets. Meritxell in- contributed towards the
formed us that her neighbour in Atlantic beach had reared a springbok, B r ac hy l ae n a D is c ol ou r
(Unfortunately naming him biltong!!) and kept him as a pet, an d “n ow he (Coast Silver Oak) tree that
eats in their house just like a dog! ” was planted to celebrate
- Tali Maltz-Schoeman Arbour D ay.
Thank-you to all the parents who came in f or report meetings to discuss
Owl’s House… The Owls have been working very their child’s achievements and school readiness. We are very proud of them
hard this qu arter. According to Chloë Bagg, she enjoys all the and all they have achieved this quarter! Have a good holiday
creative activities however, sometimes she gets frustrated and - Chantel Lamb
then she just has to “sweats” it out and do her best! The
Tigger’s House… During this quarter we covered
many interesting themes like dinosaurs, animals and minibeasts
to name a few. The children especially enjoyed the minibeast
find the insects in the garden
and show them to the class. From the Principal…
‘There was a person wh o made a circle to keep me out…
“Show and Tell” h as become an So I made a circle to include us both.’ - Edwin Markham
all time favourite with the
Tiggers and they cannot wait to As a result of the findings of the quality assurance survey conducted in the
show the class their special first quarter and in accordance with the subsequent identification of cer-
toys and books. tain needs in the Prepar atory Faculty, our educators recently embarked
- Maliney Bailey upon a conflict management course f acilitated by Valerie Dovey. It was an
inspiring course with a powerful message which embodied the fundamental
ideals of peaceful resolution and negotiation. In the current climate that
exists within South Africa, these vital skills may be applied on both a per-
sonal and a professi onal level with the desired end result being the trans-
Roo’s House… The Roos h ad loads of fun ference of said skills and knowledge to the learners in order to better
with the theme ‘Animals’. Thank you to Blake Naude f or equip them with the necessary tools to function effectively in the micro-
bringing along Tibber the cat, Lauren Eppel for her bird cosm of life that exists within our school. We look forward to planting a
Perkey, Tiago Gomes for his hamsters Tidley and Tup- ‘peace tree’ in conjunction with Arbour Day as a symbolic representation
cake and Darren Mandelstam for his pet dog Lucas, to of our commitment to the peace process.
meet with us. The Roos were delighted to meet their
friends’ pets. On a lighter note, this quarter has seen our learners visiting the Artscape
Theatre for a Woodwind Festival and a show, Table Mountain for a ‘Class
Making lion masks pr oved to be too much fun f or all and s oon we saw the in the Clouds’, the South African Museum, the Iziko Mu seum and a pl astics
Roos turn into fierce, scary lions named Mufas a and Simba ( f rom the ‘Lion factory. Our sporting endeavours have also shown a certain depth and a
King’ ) and we added to their fun , by singing the movie’s theme song continued commitment to excellence by our learners as evidenced by our
“Hakuna Matata…” sporting report in this newsletter. Looking ahead… we still have our
annual Public Speaking Final, our exciting Readathon Week and our Inter-
We discovered fun and interesting facts about f arm animals and then the mediate Phase Music Recital which should end the quarter off on a rather
extinct Dinosaurs. Wow with so much to discover about our wonderful productive note.
world, it was inevitable that the curious, enquiring young Roos had m any
Finally, I would like to extend a sincere thank you to our dedicated team
questions to ask and
of educators, our supportive parent body and our wonderful learners for
often time was simply an enriching third quarter.
- Colleen Millar
The Roo’s House
children would like to
wish Connor Gerber
a speedy recovery!
Grade 6 Outing to the South African Mu-
We miss you Connor seum… On 10 August the Grade 6 learners visited the South African
and send you all of Museum in the heart of Cape Town. The objective of the visit was to gain
our love! insight into the dentition and feeding h abits of mamm als. This f orms p art of
the curriculum of the Natural Science learning area theme of ‘Life and
- Jane Naidoo Living’. The tour guide showed the learners many interesting examples of
carnivores, herbivores and omnivores and expanded on their eating habits.
The tour was concluded with a picnic lunch in the Company Gardens
where many of the Gr ade 6 learners amused themselves by feeding the
Grade 3 Haj were the proud winners of the Grade Three merit competition last squirrels and the pigeons.
quarter. Our prize was an outing to the cinema to watch ‘Charlie and the Choco-
late Factory’. This outing was very relevant to our class as they have been reading On Wednesday, 10 August the Gr ade 6 learners paid a visit to the SA
books written by Roald Dahl throughout the year so we were all very excited. Museum! It was an interesting outing with lots to see. Unfortunately, we
did not do everything we hoped whilst we were there but we enjoyed it
We all thoroughly enjoyed the movie and popcorn. Each child was delighted to anyhow. We ended our day by having lunch in the garden, climbing trees
receive a small toy after the show. that we weren’t supposed to, feeding birds and having a noisy bus ride
- S.Hajialexandrou home! - Kylah Renou
Readathon Week 2005… from 12-16 September, the Parklands learners p articipated in readathon
week. Each learner was given a readathon score sheet where the amount of minutes that were read is recorded. The
learners absolutely loved the time spent reading and were like sponges soaking up the inform ation.
Grade 3 Outing to the Iziko Museum… As part of our theme, ‘Indigenous People ofSouth
Africa’ the Grade Three learners went on an outing to the Iziko Museum in Cape Town on 24 Au gust 2005. The Learn-
ers took along a medium sized, sm ooth r ock for rock p ainting since rock paintings are found through out much of s outh-
ern Africa. In this way they were given an opp ortunity to experience life as a hunter gatherer. Perhaps their rock p aint-
ings will be able to tell us which animals they would like to hunt or ab out a celebration.
- Grade Three Educators
Nina Matthews… We went to the Iziko Museum and split up in teams. One of the teams went to paint their rocks and
the other team went to look at rock paintings. We learned a lot ab out the San people. We also learned about the Khoi-
San. When my team went to paint our rocks it w as fun for me and I am sure it was fun f or the others too. When we
were done we went outside to eat and feed the birds and the squirrels. When I fed the doves they were sitting on my
hand and eating the nuts from my hand. At one st age there were three, all at once. It was good fun. Then we went on a
big bus back to school.
Michael Lov ett… Yesterday we went to the Iziko Museum. We learned ab out the San people. Did you know that the
San people used ostrich eggs to st ore water? We p ainted our rocks with different colours of paint. We drew Bushmen
paintings. We fed the squirrels and the pigeon s. Two pigeons sat on Luke’s hand.
Music Outing to the Artscape
On Thursday the 4th of Au gust the Ensemble went
to the Artscape Theatre for a musical perfor m-
ance. There were three bands all from different
schools. In the one band there was an excellent
saxophonist. He played a very difficult piece from
memory. We all enjoyed the performances even
though it was very long. Thank you very much to
Mrs Watson for m aking this wonderful experience
- Jazmine Edmonds on
Left: Parklands Continues to Support
the Feedback Scheme
The Grade One learners visited the Artscape Thea-
Public Speaking… The final round of the P re- tre on Thurs day 25th August. Despite the cold
paratory School Public Speaking competition took place on weather, the excitement was tangible. The audito-
Thursday 8 September. A record number of 18 learners com- rium was packed with aroun d 500 expectant learners
peted in the finals and were all well prepared. The adjudicator, from schools all over Cape Town. The show began
Judith Herbig, was very impressed with their articulation and with the ever popular Kipper bursting out onto the
communication skills. She also com mented on their confi- stage ann ouncing that they were off to Ratan ga Junc-
dence. The winners in each category were Sophia Ratcliffe, tion with gran. As usual all went horribly wrong, and
Jason Pienaar and Ashlee Reynolds. Sophia's topic was 'The with sound affects that shook the entire building, we
Sun', Jason spoke on 'The importance of cellphones' and Ash- were off on a new adventure.
lee focussed on 'Peer Pressure', in particular 'Anorexia'. The Litter Queen and her smelly accomplice stole
Ashlee was p ronounced the overall tr ophy winner. Congr atu- the show. The learners became totally involved in
lations to all participants and thank you to the parents for Kipper's quest to save the world and rearr ange the "
their support. Land of Rubbish" into a recycling compound that
- Roché Haupt would be of benefit to all.
The interesting discussions, written stories and illus-
trations that followed are pr oof of the valuable les-
Grade 5 Outing to the Plastics Factory… ere ited
The Grade Fivesw inv sons learned. A m ost enjoyable and worthwhile
by Kyle Mackintosh’s father to visit a plastics factory (Polypak) in Montague Gardens on Wednesday, 26 experience for all.
July. The manager of the plant, Wayne took us around and explained the process from the utilisation of oil - Grade 1 Educators
to make plastic to the final product of plastic carrier bags and dog food packets. The
learners were interested and despite constant noise and commotion, enjoyed an informa-
tive morning. The visit was useful, as it related directly to the learners’ Natural Sciences The Grade Twos Have Been Studying
module which discussed recycling and specifically plastic and paper recycling. the Weather… Suddenly
- Grade Five Educators about her favourite peach tree and theJenny heard the thunder strike. What
cows in the barn? Oh dear! Oh dear!
The plastic factory was a great experience for all of us in Grade 5. We arrived with What a dreadful night. The lightning struck fall asleep thunder was SO scary
smiles on our faces. All of us learnt so much from this outing. We couldn't believe the that she fell asleep. herthe morning triedput on her clothes and went outside.
she hid under duvet. She to but it was no use. At
size of some of the machines that were used to make plastic! The smell of the glue last In she
almost made me fall asleep but luckily we survived. We thank our teachers for taking Oh what joy! the barn. She felt so tree was stillraced to herthere was a dad.
Her favourite peach there and new
baby foal in happy. She mom and
us and again for the wonderful experience.
- Brendon Malan She told herself "maybe it was just a dream". She told her mom and dad all
about it. She called the baby foal "Born in the Night". Then it started to hail.
On Tuesday 3 August, the Grade 5 S class went on an outing to Polypak - a plastics She wanted to collect some hail but her mother said, "No, it is too danger-
factory. We got to see how they make plastic that is a blue colour using white and blue ous.”
- Elise Durand
plastic pellets. They have special names for the machines, none I can remember right
now. There was also a huge machine where they have different colour paints at the
bottom of the tray and the computer makes the image that is printed onto the plastic.
We received different plastic bags to take home as well as a bag of plastic pellets. The Grade Ones Played Their First
- Kirsten O’Connor Hockey Match On Thursday 18 August…
We played a hockey match on Thursday. We all had fun. Our school won.
We got two points and the other school got none. - Tara Panton
Beta Study System II
We went to a hockey match. I scored a goal. We played against Milnerton
School. Milnerton got no goals. We won the hockey match. I was excited.
- Monique Golan
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Netball Tournament at Bridge House… On Saturday 5
27 August the U8, U9 A + B and U10 netball teams played in a tourn ament at
Bridge House. It was a cold morning set amongst snow-capped mountains. Each
team played between 3 and 5 matches against Bridge House, Somerset House,
Applewood and Redd am House. Generally, the Parklands College team s did extremely well with the
U8 team winning 3 out of their 5 matches and d rawing 1. Thank you to our p arents for their enthusi-
astic support. Hopefully, this tournament will become an annual event.
- Tracy Wahl
Swimming… Caitlin Hawarden competed in the Strand Winter Gala in July where she
placed second in the 200m individual medley and tied for first place in the 100m butterfly. She also
came third in the 100m breaststroke.
Preparatory Faculty Sport… Nicholas Bowley, Kelly and Caitlin Hawarden and Matthew van der Linden swam in the first West-
Who can believe that the winter sport season is ern Province summer league gal a last Saturd ay. They all did extremely well with Nicholas’ club plac-
nearly over for this year? The year has gone so ing third in the 200m freestyle relay in which Nicholas swam the final lap. Caitlin won the 50m
fast and it seems like just the other day we were breaststroke and came f ourth in the 200m freestyle.
appointing soccer and rugby coaches and filling
the various teams. Most of our teams have d one
really well this quarter and in this newsletter we
would like to congratulate all the teams on their Tennis Players Shine… Parklands learners
results and to m ake special mention of the events shone at the recent Table View Tennis Club prize giving. Neil
that have taken place for the first time. Our Pienaar was n ominated as the Most Improved Senior Player at
chess team travelled to Elkanah for a m atch and the club. He also recently received a similar award for the Most
managed to be at Elkanah 4 ½ to 6 ½ . Our Improved Junior Player in the Club Championships. Aron
Under 7 and Under 8 netball girls played their Prosch received an award for winning the Under 18 Singles
very first match against Blouberg International. Championship, winning the Men’s Single Plate. Car a Gr obler
Although they did not win, they learnt much from partnered Aron in the Mixed doubles and they won the Under
this experience. Our Under 7 hockey players, 18 Doubles Championship, as well as the Mixed Doubles Run-
aided by their parents on the sideline, beat ner’s Up Plate. Well done to our tennis players!
Milnerton 2 – 0 and our Under 9 hockey players - Tracy Pienaar
drew 0 – 0 with Milnerton. Although this was
not their first m atch of the season, the Under 13
soccer team m anaged to win a few matches as Music… Our woodwind learners were fortunate enough
well this quarter. to attend an outstanding perf orm ance by three of Cape
Town's intermediate wind orchestras. The musicians dis-
I would like to express my sincere thanks to all played a high standard of playing, a fine example to all of us,
our teachers and coaches who spend m any hours and we were able to see and hear instruments and a full com-
coaching, inspiring and developing our young plement of woodwind instruments. Bass clarinet, bassoon,
future stars. The guidance that they receive and brass instruments and a full range of percussion instruments
the skills that they learn at Under 7 and Under 8 were causing lots of "wows" in the back row.
level will greatly assist them in their future sport-
ing careers. The highlight of the one and a half hour performance must
surely have been the memorised perform ance by a very young
Lastly, I would like to encourage all the players to musician, not much older than 10 years, who performed a
come and join us in our summer sport pro- saxophone s olo accompanied by the wind orchestra of Hugo
gramme. We look forward to seeing you in the Lamprechts Music School. His virtuoso playing and mu sical
swimming pool, on the cricket field, on the ath- maturity left our jaws on the floor. Well, hungry and thirsty
letics track and on the tennis court. we made ou r way b ack to "our" world, where we continue to
aspire to achieve higher standards.
- Tracy Pienaar, Sport Co-Ordinator - Beulah Watson
Gymnastics… the following students received West- Boys’ Hockey… The season is almost over with just two matches left
ern Province colours in artistic gymnastics and represented to play. Our hockey players have grown in so many ways this season. Thank
their club and province in the Western Cape Championships on you to all the boys for their commitment and dedication to the game. Parklands
the 3 September 2005 at the Bellville Velodrome. Level 1 - College has produced outstanding results this season. The coaches are very
Mari Lou Soller, Level 4 - Kimle Elder and Jillian Jooste. Kimle
received half colours for tumbling as well and Jillian full colour s
proud of our budding hockey talent.
for tumbling. Jillian has been selected to compete in the Na-
tional Tumbling Championships at the end of next month. The boys went to Hartleyvale Hockey
Stadium on Wednesday 7 September to
Jillian also received a trophy for the highest average in all ages in play on the astroturf.
Parklands College is proud to be hosting
Jillian received her Western Prov-
the first ever hockey tournament on Satur-
ince Colours on S aturday for her day 17 September. There will be 17 teams
Artistic Gymnastics. She came first from 6 different schools participating
in her Level 4 (10U) category and
received the Gold medal as well as We are sad to say goodbye to Marcus
receiving the Western Province Engelbrecht who is leaving with his family
Trophy for the highest average in to live in the UK. We wish him well and
Level 4 all age groups. Jillian repre- hope that he continues with his hockey
sented Western Cape at the West- career overseas. He has been an asset to
ern Cape Championships at the the U11 team this year and he will be
Bellville Velodrome on the 2/3 sorely missed.
September 2005. We look forward
to her results.
- Boys’ Hockey Coaches 2005
From the Secondary Faculty...
This time of the year is both exciting and sad for us, as we see our Matriculants slowly
turning their attention away from us as they start focussing on their final examinations.
We are pr oud of what they have achieved so far and we look f orward to seeing the years
of preparation culminating in good results. However, like always, we feel that the time The College held a Big Br ag Session to prepare for the
has come too soon. Inter-Schools Sports Day with Curro.
It was successful – we won!
You can see in this newsletter that they have celebrated the start of the final forty days
with a fun week of dressin g-up in outrageous outfits and s aying goodbye to the College in
their own way at assembly. Alas, the fun is now over. We wish them the best of luck
with their preliminary examinations.
We are the Inter-Schools Champions for 2005! We travelled to Curro to compete in
the winter sports, as well as Debating and Mathematics and enjoyed a fun-filled day, as
you can surmise from the photographs. Well done to our coaches, managers and in
particular to Mr Shawn Lezar who co-or dinated the event.
August is als o ou r aw areness month and it h as been particularly heart-warming to see the
response of our learners to the requests for f ood, blankets, toys and toiletries.
May the Spring month of September bring us all joy, renewal and b oundless energy!
- Sylvia Steyn
Letter from Western Province Netball Academy
Dear Mrs Steyn
We would like to congratulate you with the Inter-schools against Curro on Friday, 19
August. I was fortunate to referee the matches and found it an absolute pleasure to
referee for players who have been trained to know the basic skills.
We congratulate Elrea Uys for her commitment and enthusiasm. It rubs off on the
children and it was a pleasure to see them play. We also want to congratulate you
on the exemplary behaviour of all the Parklands learners next to the court and on the
spirit in which they supported the teams. We don’t know Parklands well yet, but they
presented an image of learners who are happy at their school.
Past Learner Social
We wish you and your staff every success for the rest of the year.
Eleanor Melk and WPNA Coaches
Class Rep Workshop… On Saturday the 30th of July, the class representatives
attended a leadership workshop at the Boland Agricultural School. The class reps were
welcomed by Lauren and her inspiring talk on teamw ork and leadership. Then the unfor-
gettable mini-Olympics followed, organised by Cavan, Kyle and Scott. The Olympics not
only entertained all of us, but also enriched our ability to work as a team and showcase
our leadership skills. The day was filled with many other interesting and insightful work-
shops and activities, which served to motivate us for the six months ahead. We, as the
class reps, look forw ard to the opp ortunity we have to grow as leaders. With many theme
weeks planned in the coming m onths, we look f orward to the healthy competition of
motivating our classes to win the converted “Big Heart” award.
We would like to thank Mr Le Feuvre, Mr April and the prefects for or ganising the won-
derful day’s events. Matric Fun Week
- Bradley Wickham & Steffi Phiri
Debating... This year, the junior team had the ability
to say something that most teams never have to say - it was
not only our first debate as a team, but the first time that
Rodney, Stephen and I debated individually. Our introduction
to debating in our debut against Edgemead High was quite an
event. Unfortunately, we lost that debate, as well as the sec-
ond debate against D F Malan. Courtney Els joined our team
for the rest of the seas on and was soon sh owing everyone
that blondes can argue with anyone! Our learning curve was
complete and we went on to win the next two against Stel-
lenberg and Rondebosch Boy’s High. To anyone who wants
to debate, stop thinking about it and join the team, even if
you think that you can’t! Anything is possible an d it’s gre at to
learn along the way.
We would like to thank Mr le Feuvre and Ms Joubert for all
of their guidance and supp ort during the season.
Harvard Report by Jade Benting…
On 10 and 11 Au gust Parklands College hosted the 2005
Inter-House Plays, organised by the Grade Elevens. With
little time and much to d o, the directors of each of the
three houses worked tirelessly to produce three of the
best productions to ever have been presented by the indi-
vidual houses. It was definitely not a bed of roses all the
time as a few problems ar ose here and there, especially
when the weather took a turn for the worse and Harvard Yale Report by Justin Gerhardt… Oxford Report by
Earlier this quarter our annual inter house plays were
had nowhere to store their set. However, thanks to an
hosted across the road at our Prep aratory campus. This
Steffi Phiri… The
amazin g cast and a helpful crew we managed to overcome Oxford House play, “Fallen”,
it all and h ave fun in doing so. Even thou gh only one h ouse year Yale decided, once again, to d o a comedy piece. Our
play, named ‘I Didn’t Think”, is about a boy named Kevin had a bit of a sh aky start, but in
could win the trophy, Mrs Bailly and Mrs Herbig made sure the end everything came to-
that there were plenty of other awards to h and out. The (played by Jaryn Goelst) and his hilari ous journey tow ards
discovering that he is indeed not the coolest kid at Park- gether perfectly. Our auditions
winning play was Guns and Roses written by Jade Benting,
lands College. All this is achieved with the aide of a few succeeded in finding the perfect
Bradley Wickham and Cayleigh Lawrence. Other trophies
wacky characters, not to mention those disturbingly weird cast and once they had con-
awarded to Harvard were that of: “Best Directors”
“mysterious fairies” and the unforgettable Fat Suzy! cluded, the play was on its w ay.
awarded to Jade Benting and Bradley Wickham; “Best
A lot of h ard w ork and lon g
Supporting Actress” awarded t o Mad alitso Phiri for her
The house plays h ave always been a great opportunity for practices went into the prepa-
comical portrayal of Joyce, the inquisitive maid; “Best Sound
and Lighting” aw arded to the amazing Byron Resch and the Grade Elevens to display not only their leadership ration and presentation of this
Augustine Musewe; and “Best Stage Manager ” awarded t o skills, but their acting abilities as well. Getting involved production and every effort
Cayleigh Lawrence. This was an incredible learning experi- with the junior grades and producing our own one-act that went into it, was worth the
ence for all involved (especially the Grade Elevens). After plays from scratch is always an extremely gratifying activ- sweat, because “Fallen” turned
all the blood, sweat, shouting and arguing that we put into ity. Although we didn’t win best overall play, I can confi- out to be a m asterpiece.
these plays it was the most rewar ding experience to see dently say that all of those involved had loads of fun and I
them performed in fr ont of an audience, who clearly en- can’t wait to see what next year’s Grade Elevens come up Not only did the directors,
joyed every single moment of them. with. Steffi Phiri and Simone Grevel-
ing, enjoy a successful script,
Best actor: J aryn Goelst but they also enjoyed the
Special award for dedica- friendship and relationships that
Miss Teen… Ambre-Chanel Fulton entered the Miss Teen SA on Saturday tion: Scott Kleinschmidt flourished between the cast and
the 20th August 2005 and re ached the top 9 semi-finalists out of 126 entrants. Not Special medals: Roice Nel, the helping crew. All in all,
only did Miss SA 2003, Vanessa C arrera, con gratulate Ambre, but s o does Parklands! Kert Venter, Blaze Agulas “Fallen” did not win best play,
Directors’ Medals: Justin but a lot more was gained than
Gerhardt, Jenny Ho lost.
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SPORT SEPTEMBER 2005
Mon 12 Mini-exam (3 sessions a day) Grade 7-11
Squash Report… comp ared to previous years, this seas on became much tougher. Gr 7 Triathlon: English
Our team, which consists of myself, Shaun Duddy, Greg Lundin and Devan Alberto, played
very well, although we did n ot win m any of ou r games. Other players were Kyle MacDou gall Readathon Week
and Neil Swanepoel. The final result for the season was 1-6. With brilliant performances by Grade 1B visit to Fruit and Veg
Devan Alberto, the youngster in the team, and our first r ate coach, Mr Le Feuvre, next season
will be far more successful. The Man of the Season would have to go to everyone as we all Tue 13 Mini-exam (3 sessions a day) Grade 7-11
played superbly this quarter. Gr 7 Triathlon: Mathematics
- Cavan Lang
Grade 1Ar visit to Fruit and Veg
Wed 14 Mini-exam (3 sessions a day) Grade 7-11
Inter-Schools Sport Vs Curro
Gr 7 Triathlon: Afrikaans
Grade 1An visit to Fruit and Veg
Thu 15 Mini-exam (3 sessions a day) Grade 7-11
Recital: Intermediate Phase
Fri 16 Mini-exam (3 sessions a day) Grade 7-11
Grade 9 Camp
Kanga's H ouse Cake Sale
Hooked on Books & Crazy Hat Day
Sat 17 OPEN DAY
Grade 9 Camp
7-a-side Rugby Tournament
Prep Choir Rehearsals
Prep Hockey Tournament
Prep Science Fair
Sun 18 Grade 9 Camp
Mon 19 Kanga's H ouse - Honey Bee Foundation
Prep Progress Meetings
Tue 20 International Day of Peace
Grade 3 - International Food Day
Prep Progress Meetings
Wed 21 Inter-house Quiz and Sports
Parent Progress Meetings
Thu 22 Pooh Bear's House Cake Sale
Intermediate Phase - Introduction to Opera
Foundation Phase visit Riverglade
Fri 23 End of Winter Quarter
Gr 10 Geogr aphy Camp
Sat 24 Heritage Day
Gr 10 Geogr aphy Camp
Sun 25 Gr 10 Geogr aphy Camp
Wed 28 Gr 10 and 11 Art Outing
A special note of thanks to Mr Brown for his kind
donation of our match jerseys