NEWSLETTER:-No-6-/-2018

Date: 2018-07-04 13:36:00

Dear Parents

Let me take this opportunity to wish our Muslim families Eid Mubarak! I hope that you had a good Eid spent with family.

CONDOLENCES

Our heartfelt condolences to the families who have lost a family member. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

STAFF

Miss Taz Hannie who stepped in on a temporary basis, until the admin clerk post was advertised, accepted a permanent post at Scania at the start of June. We would like to wish her well in her new post and thank her for the impact she made during her short tenure at KHS.

 

ACADEMCIS

The pass requirements are as follows:

Grade 8 & 9 Grade 10-12

50% for English HL 40% for English HL

40% for Afrikaans / Setswana FAL 40% for another 2 subjects

40% for Mathematics 30% for 3 subjects

40% for another 2 subjects

30% for another 3 subjects

Progression requirements: Boys who fail BUT would qualify for progression based on age or years in phase must have submitted ALL SBA tasks and must have been absent for LESS THAN 20 DAYS in the year. 

Text Box: Progression requirements
Boys who fail BUT would qualify for progression based on age or years in phase must have submitted ALL SBA tasks and must have been absent for LESS THAN 20 DAYS in the year.

CULTURE

First Aid

The cadets have completed numerous hours of duties for the first semester of the year. This encompasses the athletics, swimming gala, two blood clinics and Founders' weekend duties. We also took part in the Annual Parade which took place at the St Cyprian's Cathedral which included the re-dedication to St John Ambulance and the enrolment of the following boys: J. Anthony, T. Coetzee, T. Fredericks, V. Le Roux, K. Matsio and T. Phirisi. We would like to congratulate these boys and wish that they will continue to serve the school and St John diligently.

There will be a First Aid Course run by St John during the first week of the school holidays (25 - 29 June 2018). This includes levels 1, 2 and 3. Only boys who are 16 years and older are allowed to do level 3, provided they have completed level 1 and 2. The cost is R200 per learner which is a discounted price for learners, privately it costs round about R1000. NO LEARNER CAN JOIN THE FIRST AID TEAM WITHOUT COMPLETING A FIRST AID COURSE THROUGH ST JOHN AMBULANCE.

It would be a joy to welcome new learners to our first aid team, besides the fact that it is a community service and it can be used in your CV and when you apply for tertiary studies or for job applications.

Land Service

During the course of second term, the land service was involved in various activities. On the 20th of April, the Land Service actively participated in the Whacky socks and tie day, a fund-raising event, which was organised by the matric learners as a way of giving back to the school. The Land Service members also organised a fun event dubbed the “boere darkie” in which the members participated in different sporting activities and challenges. On the 25th of May 2018, the new Land Service members participated in a “sing along” event during which they were introduced to the Land Service anthem and traditional song. The Land Service members will attend a camp in Barkly West from the 23rd to the 28th of June.

Public Speaking

KHS hosted a Public Speaking Competition on the 10th of May. KHS, GHS, HTS, NCH and WP competed in the junior and senior divisions. Tendaishe Mhuriro and Kershan Naiker were placed 2nd in the junior and senior divisions respectively. We hope to see many more victories in the future.

SPORT

Basketball

Tetlanyo High (2)

23

Boys’ High (1)

22

Boys’ High (2)

21

Technical High (3)

22

Boys’ High (3)

23

St Bonafice High (3)

11

Emang Mmogo (3)

16

Boys’ High (4)

18

Boys’ High (5)

30

Vuyolwethu High (4)

4

Tetlanyo High (8)

13

Boys’ High (6)

17

Boys’ High (7)

56

Vuyolwethu High (6)

10

Emang Mmogo (7)

10

Boys’ High (8)

20

 

 

Our boys did very well this term and we are very proud of their efforts. Their results are:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cricket

The U19 cricket team has been invited to take part in a Cricket Festival to be held in Belville in January 2019. We appeal to parents to begin planning and fund raising. Donations in the form of money, warm up kits, first aid mateirals and meal vouchers would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Mr Malangeni for any further information.

Hockey

The second week of the term saw a number of boys participate in the provincial trials and being selected for the U14, U16 and U18 teams respectively. However, some of these boys have withdrawn from the teams due to lack of funding. The players that will now be representing the province in the various tournaments over the July holidays are:

U 14 - Lemuel Mafaro

U16 - Kagisho Maruping and Baphiwe Gxaleka

U18 - Thando Mavuso

Over the long weekend in April, the Hockey team travelled to Johannesburg to participate in the annual tournament hosted by Beaulieu College. The players gave a good account of themselves, playing against teams from schools in Lichtenburg, Bloemfontein (Jim Fouche) and Johannesburg (Beaulieu and Redhill College). The boys played 5 games, won 3 and lost 2. With the experience picked up from playing in tournaments like these, the players can only improve.

Rugby

Five U19s and eight U16s qualified for the second round of the rugby trials held on the 10th of April 2018. After the second round of trials Pornay Malgas was selected for the Valke Youth Week which takes place during the holidays.

The U16 team played 7 games this term. There has been a great improvement on their first term performance and growth is evident. These young players have their hearts in the right place.

The senior team had a very good season so far, they played 5 games and won all 5 of them, whereby they also played a few friendly games in between and it went very well.

We are preparing for next term and we are really excited to move on from where we started. Overall performance of the players is great and they have grown a lot as individuals and as a team.

Soccer

The U14s and U15s were knocked out in group stages of the Mc Donald’s Cup and the Coca Cola school competitions respectively. The U18 team consists of U16 and 4 senior players. They are competing in the Kay Mostepe Competition and have won both matches thus far.

Kimberley Boys’ High School Soccer Club is also involved in the Sol Plaatje LFA where two divisions are participating in the Junior League. The U16 team is made up of U14 and 15 soccer players and the U18s consists of U15 and U16 boys.

Kimberley Boys’ High FC

2

vs

Hope United FC

1

Kimberley Boys’ High FC

5

vs

Tshwaragano All Stars FC

2

Kimberley Boys’ High FC

2

vs

Masokola FC

1

Kimberley Boys’ High FC

2

vs

Diamond City FC

1

Kimberley Boys’ High FC

3

vs

Young Achivers FC

2

Kimberley Boys’ High FC

5

vs

Benfica United FC

0

 

 

The School Soccer Club is also involved in the SPLFA’s Promotional Open league where they are currently in top position on the log after winning all their games. This team is made up mainly of selected U16, U17 and U18 players. Their results are as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

On a sad note, all scheduled soccer tournaments had to be cancelled this year as a result of not enough players adhering to the given payment deadlines. It was really a huge disappointment for the school and club and a big blow to our young and upcoming soccer stars.

Because of this, an urgent parent soccer meeting has been scheduled on Saturday 28 July 2018 to pave the way for the oncoming year and to find a solution.

PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

Springbok Scouts

Jarred van der Merwe and Luke Steele started out a journey in grade 1 as cubs going on to achieve their Leaping Wolf . Then after a further 7 years of hard work they achieved Scouting’s highest award their Springbok Scout Award. The last KHS Springbok Scout was Darren Heins (2005), Gladstone’s scout master.

Karate

Mickey and Sechaba Lenkoe were both elected to represent Northern Cape at the South African JKA Championships. Well done!

Pageant

On 16 June, Manaka Productions hosted the Kimberley Schools Pageant in which Realeboha Mohapi and Tumelo Moncho participated. Realeboha walked away with 2nd prize in the boys' category, winning the title of First Prince, Adidas fragrance, a voucher and some sweet treats. Well done to both contestants.

FINANCE

School Fees

Thank you to all the parents who have already paid their school fees for the year. We cannot employ extra teachers, admin staff or pay the Sol Plaatjie accounts without your support. Please make your payments a priority.

School fees for 2018 are R 13 596,00 per annum.

Bank details: Standard

Branch Code – 050002

Account number - 040065316

Fund raising - Raffle

The raffle draw date has been postponed to the 24th of September 2018. A big thank you to all who have paid for their booklets. If your child has not taken a booklet, there is still a chance to do so.

Thank you to all staff for their hard work this term. If you are fortunate enough to be able to take leave, enjoy the well-deserved break.

For more news, visit the school’s webpage, Facebook page or Schools that Rock webpage.

Yours sincerely

 

G. R. STEELE

HEADMASTER

21 June 2018