Message for the Week T H E As long as I live my lips will speak no evil and my tongue H E RO N will speak no lies. Job 27 : 4 TERM TWO 2010 MAGNIFICENT PREP SCHOOL! While many of us enjoyed the World Cup and all it had to ISSUE 8 offer –including our month long half term break - the Contact numbers for HeronBridge College HeronBridge Estate Team, along with M & M Construction, were hard at work perfecting the Prep 0861 HERONC (0861 437 662) School. And boy, has this hard work paid off. Our “new” Main reception 082 771 4470 improved Prep School is awesome. The Prep School now boasts new and improved: Research Centre; Design & Technology Centre; Science Centre; Lecture Theatre; Art Centre; Computer Centre; Media Centre; Prep Staff Room (with state of the art facilities); Three Therapy Rooms; and a Senior Primary Class Room! Thank you to all involved. Watch this space as we will soon be inviting all HeronBridge Parents to view our marvellous new and improved Prep School! NEW ON OUR WEBSITE! www.heronbridgecollege.co,za Church info: found under HeronBridge Info. The Lonehill Village Church is hosting a breakfast where Bismarck Du Plessis will be the guest speaker. Visit our Gallery: found under HeronBridge Info. We have loaded lots of pictures from last terms many happenings. Past Pupils: found under HeronBridge Info. Have a look at all our Alumni pictures. Vacancies: Vist this page periodically to see if any positions are available at HBC! DATES TO DIARISE : WEEK COMMENCING MONDAY,19 JULY For all College and Prep sport fixtures, please go to our website : www.heronbridgecollege.co.za. Go to the CO-CURRICULAR page - full details can be found under the heading FIXTURES. See RESULTS page for co-curricular results. BUSES ON DIGI DAY A NOTE FROM THE ADMISSIONS DEPARTMENT This is a reminder that this Friday, - 23rd July - is a "College Digi Day". The school is filling up quite rapidly for 2011 – Please remember that on all College Digi with the Pre-Prep and Prep school almost full! Days, the Prep and Pre-Prep school If you are planning to leave HeronBridge at the children are welcome to utilize the bus end of this year a reminder that in terms of during the morning routes. your contract of enrolment we require a full Tickets can be purchased at the College Reception Office terms notice in writing. You can either email for R25.00 per ticket. Helen Cock on email@example.com or Please ensure that the casual bus tickets are presented dropped off your letter at the College to the driver on entrance upon the bus. Reception. The last day for notice letters to be handed in is 7 September 2010. HERONBRIDGE COLLEGE TROPHIES It is time to please return ALL the trophies you were honoured with at the 2009/2010 Prize Giving’s and Awards Events! The Marketing Office kindly requests ALL trophies be returned to the following reception areas by the 30th July 2010: College Trophies to front College Reception Prep Trophies to be returned to the front Prep Reception @ the new Prep Block. Current Gr 8’s who received awards/trophies during their Gr 7 year 2009,please return your trophy to the Prep office & not College office HeronBridge College Website: www.heronbridgecollege.co.za. Our website is full of information, including academic calendars, 2nd term dates to diarise, bus timetables, sport fixtures and results, notices, school highlights and lots, lots more. Suggestions email! We would like to invite you to join us firstname.lastname@example.org you every Sunday at 09H00. Our services If you have any suggestions pertaining to our school please send are held in the HeronBridge College your idea to the above suggestions email address. Auditorium and are open to all denominations. We offer Kidz Church Parents Consultative Forum for the young as well as a youth group email@example.com For more info go to our website : www heronbridgecollege.co.za; for the teens. We look forward to click onto HeronBridge Info and then onto PCF. hosting you and your family. THE HERON Page 3 HERONBRIDGE STARS! Lynx Rugby is a district team made up of players from thirteen Independent Schools. Some of HeronBridge first team players were invited to the trials. From these trials two teams were chosen: an U19 team and a Development Team. The following HeronBridge boys made the Development Team: Piero Saieva; Shaun Duguid; Hayden Laubscher, Matthew Clements and Adrian van Rensburg. Wesley Marshall and Josh Broomberg (absent for picture) were chose for the U19 Team. Both teams then participated as part of U19 Platterland Rugby side. Wesley Marshall and Adrian van Rensburg were selected for the top 55 provincial side. Well done all of you. Saskia and Jemma ten Siethoff took Kylah Dalgleish in Grade 3H time out of their busy holiday schedule was awarded her Gauteng to donate pens and books to the (Northwest) colours for children attending an impoverished rural Highland Dancing with a school in Mozambique. Although the gold for her sword dance children sit on logs in a hut as seen in and silver for 3 other the background of this picture and have dances. She will now no textbooks, they are all very eager to compete in the SA learn and attend school daily. Championships and Nationals Competition in August. Go for it Kylah! PREP PRAISE AND WORSHIP As of the beginning of our return to school the Prep is running a Praise & Worship practice for anyone who is interested (Grades 4-7). All instruments are welcome! These practices will serve to provide the school with a band that can play in Assemblies and Praise & Worship sessions. Individuals will PREP LOST PROPERTY also learn how to play and sing with other instrumentalists as PROCEDURE a band! Eventually, the aim is to equip the participants to be All parents please note that there are three able to perform in front of larger audiences and hopefully points at which lost property can be collected write and record songs for the school at HeronBridge Prep. They are: band. If you are interested come join the Mrs Voget’s Class (5V) team on a Monday from 13:45-16:00 in The Prep Office Miss Meyburgh’s music room; and if you would really like to be a part of the band The Uniform Shop but are experiencing some extra-mural If lost property is not claimed from the Prep Office or Mrs. Voget’s class it will eventually clashes, please talk to Miss Meyburgh and she will see what be taken to the Uniform shop which is the she can organise! last stop for lost property! THE HERON Page 4 GRADE 8 COMMUNITY SERVICE JNR PREP: As part of their 2010 community service initiative, our HURT FREE BADGES Grade 8’s have joined forces with the Grey Wolf Spur at ♥ Honesty♥ the Broadacres Shopping Centre. Each class (there are Honesty is to value and commit one’s 4 Grade 8 classes) will have the opportunity to work as thoughts, words and deeds to the principles waitrons in the Spur and collect 10% of the sales which of truthfulness. Telling the truth all of the time is a habit which comes from strong they will contribute towards their chosen outreach desire, life experience, practice and the project. On Tuesday 20 July (tomorrow night) Grade 8A refusal to compromise. will be at the Spur and on Wednesday, 21 July it will be Weekly focus Grade 8 D’s turn. Grade 8 B and C classes will take part ♥ Learning about honesty begins when I am in the initiative on a later date. If you can, please truthful with myself. support our pupils while enjoying a meal at the Spur! ♥ I can choose to be honest instead of mak- FROM THE UNIFORM SHOP: ing excuses. PREPARATORY GIRLS ♥ I can say thing like: “I’m sorry…I did it…I WINTER PANTS made a mistake…it was me, I started it… We are pleased to announce that we now have most Weekly behaviour challenge sizes of the Prep Girls Winter Pants in stock at the ♥ Break the “excuse habit” this week. If you Uniform Shop, and the balance of the sizes will be are wrong, take a deep breath AND ADMIT IT! arriving shortly. Therefore, please pop into the shop for a Linked Bible Verse: new fitting to see if we are able to accommodate your Job 27:4 daughter by exchanging the recently purchased ones “As long as I live my lips will speak no evil and my tongue will speak no lies.” with the ‘new’ Pants that we now have in stock! GRADE CHILD’S NAME Please note: All Prep Girls Winter Pants marked with the 1C Jonathan Phillips label ‘Cinnamon Toast’ or ‘Original Toast’ are the correct 1G Tapuwa Makubire size and have been created with the correct patterns, 1N Nicholas Olsen therefore these pants will not be replaced. 1P Matthew Simone 1V Brent Clarke GRADE 7A : WORLD CUP POEM 2F Devon Knocker The world cup is a winning gold. 2H Daniel Buys It is Wintertime 2J Daniel Campbell In the extraordinary Soccer City Stadium. 2T Troy Clark The World Cup is a sunny 28 degree day 3A Hannah Van Lieshout A vibrant Spanish jersey! 3B Jacob Gill It is a noise of blaring, multi-coloured vuvuzelas. 3H Samantha Dold The Fifa 2010 is the Super Sport Channel. 3S Iain Webb A glass of refreshing, fizzing coke. Ayoba!! OUR U14 RUGBY AND NETBALL FESTIVAL SPONSORS THE HERON Page 6 COLLEGE EXAM BUS We will be offering a shuttle bus Service to our College pupils exclusively during their Mid Year exams (Monday 26 July to 18 August). Each day after the exams finish the Shuttle Bus will depart from HeronBridge College at 10h45 and 12h30 respectively. It will drive the following route: 10h45 12h30 : Departs from HeronBridge College 10h55 12h40: stops at Dainfern 11h05 12h50 : stops at Broadacres Shopping Centre 11h15 13h00 : stops at entrance of Fourways Garden 11h25 13h10: stops at the Woolworths entrance at the Fourways Mall The cost for the exam shuttle bus will be R100 per pupil for the exam period. If your child is already a registered bus user they may use this service at no extra cost. If you are interested in making use of this bus service please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact the Bus Cellphone on 078 801 1492. You will need to fill in the necessary documentation and give permission to debit your account accordingly. GRADE 7A : MR IRVING (A POEM) Our headmaster is a loyal blue. He is the changing Autumn At the beautiful HeronBridge College. Mr Irving is the sunshine on a cold day. He is a professional, scarlet tie! Mr Irving is an inspiring, influential Bible. He is the Super Sport Channel A bowl of ice- cream with a cherry on top! Gr 2’s showing all how to do the Diski dance during their Grade 2 Celebration of the Classroom and South Africa evenings! Well done to all the Gr 2 students and teachers!