MIDSTREAM COLLEGE
                                   012 661 0590 012 661 2340 college@midrand-estates.co.za
              Ashfordstraat 1 Ashford Street, Midstream Estates, 1692 PO Box 8, Posbus 8, Midstream Estates, 1692

                                                                                                      30 April 2009

                                           Circular 7/2009

     Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote – Andrew Lack (Ex CEO of Sony and NBC)

     Election Day has come and gone and I assume you all used your democratic right to vote. On the College front things
     will get back to normal from Monday and I want to emphasise the fact that there is only one month left before the
     exams. I want to thank you for your presence at our parents’ evening on Tuesday and encourage you to contact the
     necessary subject teachers or subject managers if you missed out on this opportunity and/or still have any queries
     regarding the first term’s report or the upcoming exams.

     Due to the congestion in front of my office we restructured our reception area. Mariana Laubscher will still be your first
     port of call. The High School reception (Mariana) has relocated to the general reception (opposite the Primary School’s
     reception). All parents visiting the College, Dr Kriek or any staff member need to report to her first. Thank you for your
     cooperation in streamlining our front desk.


     Winter Uniform
     From Monday, 4 May only the full winter uniform may be worn.

     Academic Achievers
     Based on the first term mark, the Top 3 learners per grade are as follows:

     Grade 8
         1. Annerine Niemand                 91,4%
         2. Christene Verhoef                88,9%
         3. Nadia Bisschoff                  87,9%

     Grade 9
         1. Kobie van Schalkwyk              86,3%
         2. Anna-Marie Verhoef               85,8%
         3. George Barnard                   82,7%

     Grade 10
         1. Ruco Pretorius                   89,6%
         2. Ané Horn                         85,4%
         3. Danica Yssel                     85,3%

     Grade 11
         1. Gustav Pretorius                 87.6%
         2. Martin du Plessis                87,1%
         3. Ilinke Naude                     83,9%

     Grade 12
         1. Claudine Briedenhann             84,3%
         2. Willem Kok                       82,6%
         3. Charné Steyn                     78,9%

     2nd International Sustainable World (Energy, Engineering And Environment) Project Olympiad
     Ruco Pretorius, a grade 10 learner, participated in the abovementioned Olympiad which was held in Houston, Texas in
     the USA from 15-20 April 2009. Of the 473 projects which were selected for the Olympiad, only 46 received gold
     medals. Ruco competed in the Senior Energy category and was awarded one of the 10 gold medals in this category. He
     also won $1000 in prize money. We are indeed proud of his achievements.

3.   SPORT

     The sports results are as follows:

     Netball (Tour)
         MC vs Sarel Celliers                       MC vs Cullinan               MC vs Nylstroom
            st                                     st                             st
          1              13-6                  1                 11-13          1             14-10

     Hockey (Girls)
               MC vs Akasia
        o/14 A              5-0
        o/15 A              0-5
        o/15 B              0-1
        o/16 A              0-4
          2                 0-1
          1                 0-2

                MC vs PTHS
          o/16 A           44-0
            1st            43-0

        MC vs Menlo Park (B1)                    MC vs Loreta (A)               MC vs Oos Moot B
        B o/15         56 -11                 G o/15          50-17           G o/19        34-33

     Congratulations to Christine Verhoef who was selected to represent Gauteng North’s U/14 Action Netball Team which
     participated in the inter-provincial tournament during the April holidays.

     Congratulations also to Courtney Soal who represented South Africa in the U/16 Girls Polo Cross team which played
     against Australia and won the series 2-1.

     The following learners performed well during the Third Equestrian Qualifier:
         • Shanleigh Blackburn – 60 cm Show jumping – 1 st
         • Megan Wahl – 1,2m Show Jumping – 3 ; Competition Show Jumping – 1,2m – 1 st; Equitation - Highest Level
              – 3 rd
         • Madelin Thackaray – Show jumping 70cm – 1st; Competition Show Jumping - 70cm – 3rd
         • Tamsin Daniels – Intermediate – 3rd


     We would like to express our gratitude towards the following learners who participated in the ATKV Orators
     Competition during the last week of the holidays: Elcke du Plessis, Ockert Olivier, Karieke Piek, Lara Solms, Wendy
     van Rensburg, Kobus le Roux, Denise Visser en Rinaldi Stanton.

     The results for the Pretoria High School Public Speaking Festival are as follows:

     Team                                 Members                                                             Result
     Grade 8 – Afrikaans Team             Annerine Niemand, Cay Human, Rinaldi Stanton and Denise Visser            B
     Grade 10 – Afrikaans Team            Tiaan du Toit, Jason Moolman, Ané Horn and Ockert Olivier                 A
     Grade 11 – Afrikaans Team            Lara Solms, Ilinke Naudé, Chantelle Maartens and Elcke du Plessis         A

     We are extremely proud of Mrs Stanton’s team. The team members were Dewald Uys, Annerine Niemand, Wendy van
     Rensburg and Kobus le Roux. They were overall winners of the Junior Bilingual Team Orators.

     Congratulations to Ruco Pretorius, grade 10. He received an A++ and was announced best senior bilingual speaker.
     This truly is a remarkable achievement as this is the third consecutive year that Ruco has won this competition.


     We would like to bring the following to your attention pertaining to school leavers. According to our Terms and
     Conditions for admission any learner that leaves the school must give one full term’s notice. Such notice must be
     submitted to the following people:

             Dr C. Kriek (Headmaster)                         ckriek@midrand-estates.co.za
             Mrs C. Rimmer (Admissions Secretary)             crimmer@midrand-estates.co.za
             Mrs N. Swiegelaar (Finances)                     nadines@midrand-estates.co.za

     Parents/guardians will be held liable for one term’s school fees should they neglect to inform the College timeously.


     The next circular will be published on 15 May 2009. Circulars will be e-mailed to you every second Friday. All circulars
     are posted on our website at www.midrand-estates.co.za.


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