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Our Lady of Fatima VERITAS Dominican Convent School In Pursuit of Truth Newsletter 10 August 2011 – 22 August 2011 WEDNESDAY 10 THURSDAY 11 School Mass @ 7.00 am. All welcome. Grade 11 Spirit of Adventure: Depart @ 12.00 pm Grade 3 Hockey @ Riverside Astro: 2.15 – 3.15 pm U10 – U13 Hockey vs. Chelsea @ Riverside Astro: 3.15 – 5.00 pm Snr Soccer vs. Durban Academy POSTPONED. See 17 August. FRIDAY 12 ECO IN‟TL YOUTH DAY Don’t forget your fruit & sandwiches for the sandwich drive! Grade 1 – 7 Mass @ 7.45 am SP X-Country @ Umhlanga College @ 2.15 pm SATURDAY 13 Grade 11 Spirit of Adventure. Return to school @ ±3.30 pm. Grade 3 Hockey Tournament @ Northlands: 8.30 – 11.00 am (Fatima hosting) SUNDAY 14 MONDAY 15 Virginia Art Exhibition until 18 August. Parents welcome to view art. SP Debating @ Gordon Rd vs. Glenwood Prep. Topic: THBT: Zoos do more harm than good U14 Tennis vs. Danville @ Danville @ 3.00 pm TUESDAY 16 1st Team Tennis vs. DGC @ Fatima @ 3.00 pm WEDNESDAY 17 Grade 3 Choir: Sing for Joy Festival @ Port Natal High School, Umbilo: 8.00 – 12.00 pm. Leave school @ 7.25 am. Performance @ 11.00 am. 1st Team Soccer vs. Dbn Academy @ Riverside @ 3.00 pm. Grade 9 – 12 Career Guidance Evening in School Hall. 6.00 pm – 7.45 pm. Compulsory for Grade 10 & 11 girls. All girls must wear school uniform. THURSDAY 18 School Mass @ 7.00 am. All welcome. Hockey: ◊ Grade 3 Hockey @ Northlands @ 2.15 pm ◊ SP Hockey vs. Glenashley @ Riverside @ 2.15 pm Snr Soccer vs. „Toti @ Riverside @ 3.00 pm FRIDAY 19 Don’t forget your fruit & sandwiches for the sandwich drive! Grade 1 – 12 Slipper Day. Cost: Donation of one book for SP Twin School. Hockey: ◊ JP Night Hockey Tournaments @ Northlands. Time TBC. ◊ SP Hockey Night Festival @ Glenashley: 5.30 – 7.30 pm Grade 11 Dance SATURDAY 20 District X-Country Trials @ King Zwelethini Stadium. Time TBC. Selected runners only. SUNDAY 21 MONDAY 22 U14 Tennis vs. Westville @ Westville @ 3.00 pm Fatima Family Fun Day Saturday, 27th August, Berea Rovers Club Don’t forget to diarise the Fatima Family Fun Day!!! Please join us on Saturday, 27th August at Berea Rovers Club for our Annual “Fun Raising” event. Should any parents/teachers/friends like to book a craft stall for the day, please will you contact Karen Mckillop at Umhlanga@hertz.co.za . The cost is R100.00 for the stall. Grade 10 Barnyard Theatre Fundraiser Don‟t forget to get your tickets for the Grade 10 Fundraising show, “Big Top Rock” Rock „n Roll Circus, at the Barnyard Theatre, Gateway on the 27 October 2011. Tickets cost R135 per person and all payment is to be made by the 12th October 2011. To book your seat or for more information, please contact Megan Ward on 073 188 2881, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.wardevents.co.za. Results SENIOR SOCCER VS. INANDA U14 Team won 1 – 0 U16 Team lost 0–2 1st Team drew 0 – 0 SENIOR TENNIS VS. ST MARY’S The 1st Team won 2 sets to 1. This is an excellent result for our girls as this is an „A‟ league match! Well done! HOCKEY On Thursday 4 August 2011 the Senior Primary Hockey Teams played against Northlands at Riverside. The results were as follows: U10 D lost 0–2 U10 C won 5–0 U10 B won 9–3 U10 A won 1–0 U11 B won 2–0 U11 A won 1–0 U13 C lost 1 – 2 U13 B drew 1 – 1 U13 A won 2 – 0 CROSS COUNTRY On Saturday, 6 August 2011 some of our cross-country girls represented Fatima at the Durban Central/Durban North combined trials. The top six runners were selected to go to the Umlazi trials (19 August 2011). Congratulations to Kate Hansen (placed 6 th) and Kyéta Purchase (placed 1st) for their achievement in making the team! Well done to Anita van Rensburg, Hannah Bowes and Hannah Maujean who all ran very well, but who unfortunately missed the top six cut-off. News TOASTMASTERS On Saturday, 30 August, three Grade 11 girls participated in the „semi final‟ round of the Toastmasters‟ Competition. All three acquitted themselves exceptionally well! Jenna Uniacke (Prepared Speech) and Melissa Barden (Evaluation) were placed first in their sections. Although Dominique Lathe (Impromptu) was not placed, she spoke very well. Jenna and Melissa will represent Fatima in the Finals at the end of the year. SWIMMING Tamryn McKie competed at the KZN Junior Swimming Championship gala on the 30th & 31st July 2011 at Kings‟ Park and received a Silver medal for 50m Breaststroke and a Bronze medal for 50m Butterfly. Congratulations Tamryn! This is a wonderful result! 2nd Hand Books Sr. Dominique is still appealing for any old books in good condition for her book stand at this year’s Fun Day! The books can be sent to/handed in at the Front Office. Sr. Dominique would like to thank those who have already sent in their books. Your contribution is appreciated. The following advertisements are not in any way affiliated with or endorsed by Our Lady of Fatima Dominican Convent School. Finish Designs: Creative Paint Finishes. Walls, furniture, cement floors, kitchens, murals, kids rooms, earthcote. Call Jennifer Guy 082 424 4214 Jagged Edge Hair Salon, 51 Umhlanga Rcks Dr. Tel: 031 564 4440: Fatima learners can get 25% off a blow wave or a cut on Friday afternoons. Bring this ad in to claim the special! Afro Deep, 41 Umhlanga Rcks Dr. Tel: 074 145 9283: Students and moms get a free treatment and 10% off every relaxer or set of hair extensions. Bring this ad in to claim the special! PARENTS’ CORNER SOURCE: “Raising Emotionally Intelligent Children” by Leonie Henig BEST KID’S QUOTE OF THE WEEK “When I go to heaven, I want to see my grandpa again. But he better have lost the nose hair and the old-man smell.” – Age 5 SOURCE: Kids’ Deep Thoughts From an actual newspaper contest where entrants ages 4 to 15 were asked to imitate “Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey.”
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