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CONTRIBUTORS Silver Lakes HOA Silver Lakes Directors Jan de Wet

CONTENTS DECEMBER 2016 / JANUARY 2017

Kathy O’Connor Danie van Niekerk Sid Pretorius Theo O’Neil Corlia Mathews

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Seline van der Wat Ilse Ruane Adriaan du Toit Elize Malan Koos Marais Casey Kooiman

PUBLISHING EDITOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER

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Bianca Romanos Pistachio Designs

GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Karin Schoeman Yolandi Annandale Pistachio Designs

ADVERTISING SALES info@pistachiodesigns.co.za 012 346 5027

Silver Lakes 27 Muirfield Boulevard, Silver Lakes, 0081

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PO Box 11106 Silver Lakes 0054 Tel: +27 12 809 0142 Fax: +27 12 809 1119

DISCLAIMER Intra Muros is a monthly magazine of the Silver Lakes Homeowners’ Association (SL HOA). It is intended for the residents of Silver Lakes. It is published on behalf of the SL HOA by Pistachio Designs. Articles printed in the Intra Muros, do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the SL HOA or Pistachio Designs. Neither the SL HOA, nor Pistachio Designs can be held responsible for the quality of the goods and services advertised in the Intra Muros. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form without prior written permission of the publisher.

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HOMEOWNERS’ ASSOCIATION

Chief Executive Officer From the Estate Manager From the Liaison Manager From Environment, Social & Ethics Director

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Important Contact Numbers Smalls Directory

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GOLF

Mature Golfers Golf Results

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FEATURED ARTICLES

History: The beginning of Silver Lakes 8

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Environmental The Bird Club

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Gardening: Sensory Gardening

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The Cook on the Corner The season to be jolly!

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Psychology Changing destructive communication in marriage 32 DIY How to make a personalized stamp.

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IMPORTANT CONTACT NUMBERS HOA OFFICE Office hours: Monday to Friday 08:00 until 16:30 012 809 0142 info@silverlakes.co.za

Security access office: Hours as above Including first Saturday of every month from 08:00 until 11:00

JAN DE WET SILVER LAKES CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

SECURITY Security Control Room (24 hours) 012 809 0424/5 G4S Security Shift Manager From 18:00 to 06:00, weekdays 24 hours Sat, Sun and public holidays 072 615 5862

CLUBHOUSE Clubhouse 012 809 0281 Cafe 41 012 8091571

GOLF Pro Shop 012 809 0430 EMERGENCY NUMBERS Security Control Room (24 hours)

012 809 0424/5 Boschkop Police 012 802 1087/4 Netcare 911 082 911 Willows Hospital 012 807 8100

Life Medical Centre (near Hans Strijdom Entrance) 012 809 1004

It’s hard to believe, but 2016 is all but over. In a few weeks, the Estate will empty out, the builders will take a break and Silver Lakes almost becomes a holiday resort in its own right. If you have not made plans for December, why not take a holiday in Silver Lakes? You can go on a game drive, take a hike through the reserve, go mountain biking in the Estate or on the multitude of cycle tracks around us, or sharpen up on your golf! Over the past two years in the December Intra Muros, I have written about water supply uncertainties that are facing us, and this year the situation has deteriorated even further with the Vaal Dam at its lowest levels in a generation, water restrictions being put in force and some suburbs in Pretoria having gone without water for a few days already. The HOA is working on contingency plans to at least have water available at certain points in the Estate where our boreholes are situated, but we cannot ensure an uninterrupted supply of piped water in the Estate. The onus is therefore on residents to make plans to minimise the effect of water disruptions, which unfortunately seem to be unavoidable. Water usage with the drought conditions we are currently facing are a major cause for concern and we will continue to urge all residents to comply with the municipal directives and restrictions that are communicated from time to time. The golf course obviously consumes large volumes of water, but I

would like to assure residents that we are managing and monitoring this usage closely and working responsibly with the boreholes and dams that supply the golf course with its water. We are proud of our Golf Environment Organization accreditation for sustainable golf course management, not because we are the first golf course in Africa to achieve this, but to remind ourselves that we need to be sensible with our water usage to maintain this accreditation. Ironically, we had some of the worst flooding in the Estate’s history on the 7th of November 2016, with Silver Lakes Drive flooded, a portion of our perimeter wall collapsing and the golf course essentially under water for a few hours. Thanks to quick reaction from our Security and Operations staff, the clean-up and repair took place swiftly, but the destructive effect of the floodwaters was frightening. I won’t forget Norman Riley’s comment as the driving range started disappearing under a brown mass of water, saying “The new irrigation system is working better than we thought!” On behalf of the Association, I lastly want to wish all our members, residents and staff a relaxing and enjoyable festive season. Safe travelling and we look forward to welcoming you all back in the New Year. Regards Jan

Intercare Medical and Dental Centre (Hazeldean Centre) 012 809 6000 Fire Brigade 10111 Power Failure 012 339 9111 City of Tshwane Call Centre 012 358 9999 Water leaks: waterleaks@tshwane.gov.za Street lights: streetlights@tshwane.gov.za

Smart Meter Call Centre 012 943 9950 smartmeter@tshwane.gov.za

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CALENDAR OF ANNUAL EVENTS FOR 2016/2017

DECEMBER 25 December, Sunday Christmas Lunch 2017 1 January, Sunday New Year’s Day lunch buffet 14 February, Tuesday Valentine’s Day

Editor’s letter

25 March, Saturday Parenting Talk 3 May, Wednesday Workers get-together

Dear readers,

14 May, Sunday Mother’s Day Lunch

Five years ago we took over the Intra Muros monthly magazine. It has been an incredible journey which involved meet-

20 May, Saturday Silver Lakes Charity Day 3 June, Saturday Race of Faith Run 16 June, Friday Youth Day Fun Day 18 June, Sunday Father’s Day Lunch 15 August, Tuesday Workers get-together 9 September, Saturday Spring Day Fun Day 17 October, Tuesday Garden Competition 31 October, Tuesday Trick or Treat 24 November, Friday Christmas Celebration

ing new people and developing new content, ideas and designs. Silver Lakes is an incredible estate, one that has made me very proud to be part of. Our journey here has come to an end. Estates in Africa from 2017 will be taking over the publishing of the Intra Muros. We would like to thank all the contributors who on a monthly basis supplied interesting content. This played a huge role in developing a final product for residents to enjoy. We would also like to thank our front row supporters: Lance Evershed, Luanne Evershed, Johnny Romanos, Maria Marias, Silver Lakes Estate Agents and many resident friends. Your continual enthusiasm and support is what made the Intra Muros a long-term success. May your festive season be filled with happiness and laughter and may the New Year bring joy into your homes. Kind Regards Bianca Romanos

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The building of the Clubhouse

KATHY O’CONNOR LIAISON MANAGER

The original Silver Lakes was developed on a 256-hectare farm owned by Dr Stefanus Lombard, a respected veterinarian. The title deed for the property described the farm as the remaining extent of portion 7 (a portion of portion 1) of the farm Zwartkoppies 364, Registration Division JR, Transvaal. The farm was originally owned by the family Lintveldt and later by the van der Merwe family. Dr Lombard bought the farm from the estate of the deceased EMR van der Merwe for the sum of R290 000 and transfer took place on 28 April 1976. Apparently, an old carriage road to Maputo (previously Delagoa Bay) ran through the farm. Remnants of a wagon and horse skeletons were found near the current 12th fairway. The farm was previously a dairy farm, but after Dr Lombard bought the property it was used as a cattle farm for the breeding of prized, pedigree Brahman cattle. In the late 1980’s Dr Lombard requested the town planning firm of van Wyk and Partners to submit an application to amend the zoning of the property from agricultural to residential. On 18 September 1989 approval for the rezoning was

THE BEGINNING of

Silver Lakes granted by the Minister of Constitutional Development and Planning, the Honourable Eugene Louw. Together with Mr Dirk Swart, a well-known estate agent and keen golfer, the idea of developing a residential golf estate on the property slowly became a reality. The property was offered to various developers at the time and also to the Pretoria Country Club. Anglo American Property Services (Pty) Ltd (Ampros) requested a right of first refusal on the property and on 10 May 1990 Amaprop Townships Limited bought the property from Dr Lombard. The name ‘Silver Lakes’ was not an easy choice and was decided upon after much debate. According to an article that appeared in the August 2001 Intra Muros, the ‘Silver’ refers to an old silver mine situated to the north of the Estate, near Mamelodi, while the ‘Lakes’ was derived from the pools formed by the river running through the estate. The Pretoria News of 28 September 1990 reported that “South Africa’s first professionally-managed golf course together with a resi-

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dential estate of 1400 houses is to be developed east of Pretoria”. The marketing of the residential stands began in 1991, while construction of the first houses started in January 1992. Messrs Peter Matkovich and Dale Hayes were appointed to design the golf course and were requested to take advantage of the natural environment and topography of the area. Mr Ernst de Jong was commissioned to create the Silver Lakes logo which is still in use today. The logo portrays the green landscape, the water, the golf flag and ball.

Pebble Beach Drive close to the Clubhouse

The construction of the Clubhouse began in June 1992. Pebble Beach Drive was officially opened by Mr Danie Hough, Administrator of the Transvaal in August 1992. It was mentioned at this opening by Mr Peter Gardiner from Ampros that “despite the fact that the golf estate idea was a relatively new concept in South Africa and that Silver Lakes was still in its development phase, the advantages of such a lifestyle was catching on fast, as nearly 200 stands had already been sold”. On 14 August 1992 the Silver Lakes Homeowners Association was formed and its first Chairman was Mr Jimmy Metcalfe.

Dr Stefanus Lombard

The official opening of the Clubhouse and Golf Course by Mr Clem Sunter took place on 10 July 1993. The first Manager of the Club was Mr Mike Passmore from Glendower Club, followed by Mr Martin de Beer. When Mr de Beer was appointed Manager of the Estate, Ampros appointed Club Corporation of America to manage the Club with Mr Mike Stevens as Manager. The first get-together of Silver Lakes residents and stand owners took place on 3 November 1993 at the Clubhouse. A light supper was served for the princely sum of R20 per person. Various events have been organised for residents over the years, from entertainment by Annabel Linder to a disco where males were dressed as females and vice versa, to a hobo evening and a social event called “Under the Sea.”

First house built in Armours Close

In 1999 Ampros withdrew from property development and sold the second phase of Silver Lakes to Messrs Rian Booysen and Erhardt Burger. This phase consisted of approximately 320 stands. In the same year, the Clubhouse and Golf Course were sold to Mr Piet Geyser who in 2005 sold the Clubhouse to Mr Nick Valakelis. In 2009 it was decided at an Annual General Meeting that the homeowners would buy both the Golf Course and Clubhouse to secure the future of these valuable assets. The total amount paid was R31 million. Silver Lakes was further expanded in 2001 with the incorporation of phase three (Willow Acres extensions 3 and 4) into the existing Silver Lakes. The developers were again Messrs Rian Booysen and Erhardt Burger. This addition of just over 77 hectares included a nature reserve and approximately 180 residential stands. The area also has several heritage sites which date back to the Late Iron Age.

Fountain at Lynnwood Gate and Gatehouse

The Hans Strijdom Gate was opened in May 2002 to serve the needs of a growing Estate and the Estate Administration Office moved from the Lynnwood Gate into its new premises at the Hans Strijdom Gate in 2005. A restaurant was added to the Club facilities and the Golf Course received an upgrade. Over the last 20 years, the Estate has grown and flourished. The Golf Course has become a favourite amongst golf lovers. An exciting new addition to the Country Club in recent years was the establishment of the Silver Lakes Golf Academy which boasts some of the most sophisticated golf training equipment in the country. The spectacular Clubhouse with its grand colonial architecture is still the focal point of the Estate. Residents and visitors alike can enjoy an early breakfast, sumptuous lunch or late afternoon sundowners and dinner in a relaxed, secure atmosphere. Silver Lakes Golf Estate will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2017. There is much to be thankful for and we look forward in anticipation to the next 25 years.

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DANIE VAN NIEKERK ESTATE MANAGER

SILVER LAKES OUTFALL SEWER

That time of the year... We are nearing the end of the year and we are all very busy getting lots done before the festive season and – of course – the year-end holidays. 2016 was a fast year once again and there are so many things that have been accomplished/happened/will still have to be done. Herewith we wish all our learners at school, students studying at tertiary institutions end especially all our Matriculants of 2016 finalising their last year at school good luck. We trust you have been working (and studying) diligently and that you will be applying what you have learned as well as use effective study/exam techniques. Good luck with your assessments and exams. Everything of the best with your future studies and/or careers.

WATER RESTRICTIONS At the time of writing this article, all the water restrictions announced by the City of Tshwane were still applicable. We are all thankful for the rain we have received to date. Thank you to all our Intra Muros readers – Homeowners, Residents, Visitors, Directors, Management and Staff on our Estate – who have been co-operating and diligently complying with the water restrictions. Water is a scarce, life-dependant resource and we depend on each other to use it sparingly. Continue to be water-wise on our Estate. Please be aware: • The golf course uses water from our registered boreholes for irrigation operations. Storm water also enters our dams and waterways via the water reticulation infrastructures. Golf course staff pump borehole water into our dams and then irrigate the golf course from the dams with the irrigation system. No municipal water is used for these operations. All our boreholes are registered with the Department of Water Affairs. • There are some homeowners that use subterranean water from their properties as irrigation on their properties (e.g. where there is a high water table, pumped to keep the basement structures of their properties dry to prevent flooding). In these instances they do also not use municipal water.

The HOA received official notification regarding the intended Silver Lakes Outfall Sewer Phase 1 and 2. Our consulting engineer was appointed to act on our behalf from a technical perspective and our legal advisor was consulted. The HOA is registered as an interested and affected party and does not support the phase 2 proposal. Formal follow-up meetings were held at our Estate with our engineer, TLM (technical) officials and our Environment Director. Basic images were presented and perused. The concerns of the HOA as in previous official correspondence were reiterated - the serious impact (immediate & cumulative) of the proposal on the Estate as a whole (properties, golf course,

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businesses ) and long-term effects. An alternative must be planned. TLM agreed to involve SLHOA in the process as requested. The HOA was also reassured that their current budget for that project (Phase 1) was also postponed by the Council. The matter is in hand and monitored by both the HOA and the engineer.

N4 ROAD WIDENING

• Welding Work, Centurion and Gemini gate motors • Residential Paintwork • Cutting and trimming of trees • Irrigation design & installations of Hunter, Nelson and Rainbird product. • Borehole-, Booster-, Poolpumps • Solar Photocell offgrid power replacement systems. • All maintenance, Building, Tiling. • All waterleaks

• Geyser Repair/Replacement

The HOA received notice regarding the widening of N4 highway for the new intersection just east of our Estate that has an effect on our property, namely the game reserve and the closest property. The HOA is registered as an affected and interested party. We have officially requested detail of how our property will be affected. Correspondence received has confirmed that detailed drawings, once completed by the engineering department, will be provided to the HOA. We are aware that 0,5 hectares of SLHOA property will be required for this road widening and we would like to assure you that this does not affect the minimum 50 hectares for our game reserve permits.

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• Trenching for electrical cables and waterpipes.

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STAND STATUS The table below indicates the updated figures of the estate properties until October 2016:

* A - Abandoned

E - Empty Stand

U/C N - Under Construction New

U/C A - Under Construction Additions

C - Completed

RAINFALL (UPDATE)

The information tabulated below has been recorded over the period indicated (since 1996 till October 2016) by a Homeowner residing in Phase 1 of our Estate and we appreciate receiving the rainfall data regularly for publishing in the Intra Muros.

Total Rainfall as recorded for October 2016 • Phase 1 95mm • Phase 2 80mm • Phase 3 75mm

RAINFALL DATA FOR PHASE 1 YEAR

14-Nov-16

MONTH JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

TOTALS JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016

284

285

61

97

31

0

2

0

0

107

106

215

122

58

361

33

102

0

6

0

44

72

155

103

AVERAGE

155

99

121

117

3

0

0

0

0

37

51

123

207

123

31

86

37

37

20

0

0

4

50

88

216

195

220

177

71

18

8

0

3

15

170

119

97

57

110

21

9

67

3

0

0

9

72

179

94

76

70

18

42

11

38

0

25

5

68

29

156

187

134

57

0

0

20

0

0

2

99

84

103

134

255

246

53

13

11

4

0

0

29

121

286

236

40

66

81

0

0

0

0

0

18

117

81

311

182

21

37

0

0

0

47

0

36

92

150

58

41

4

61

0

38

0

0

68

197

57

147

268

50

215

53

49

9

3

0

0

56

220

176

205

224

68

6

15

33

0

18

25

84

146

132

112

78

94

151

58

0

0

0

0

32

42

255

219

65

243

64

0

20

10

15

11

106

64

182

56

61

96

18

0

0

0

0

112

176

72

172

96

56

34

99

0

0

0

3

10

114

123

197

107

140

316

14

1

2

0

14

1

40

135

172

110

27

57

40

0

0

5

0

62

23

65

70

191

37

165

29

46

13

2

0

5

95

109

120

48

21

10

2

6

20

81

107

161

ANNUAL RAINFALL 2016 2011

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1188 1056 758 692 1093 621 538 686 1152 639 876 671 1099 956 822 999 763 732 942 459 583 825


CORLIA MATHEWS ENVIRONMENT, SOCIAL & ETHICS DIRECTOR

ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS Since this will be my last article for 2016, I will touch a bit on the year as a whole. There were MANY positives as well as a few negatives‌. but I would like to emphatically say that the positives far outweigh the negatives! We had such a wonderful year, and yes, some projects stand over until next year, but a whole lot of them were finalised and we reported in Intra Muros about them. As you would well remember, the year started off with a February AGM which saw two portfolios in dispute for 2 months. Because of this we suffered some lost time in projects and uncertainty where the issues were going. Once the dispute was settled, we all tucked in and tried to make the best of the year ahead. We received revised electrical and water bills for the Estate which obviously had a big influence on our budgets for the year ahead‌. and then we had the flood! The flood, due to 100mm of rain in 1 hour, was definitely NOT a negative, but it did leave us with some budget restraints in fixing what was damaged. Luckily we did not have too serious damage and, as we always do, the HOA staff jumped in heels and all and made plans to make the Estate work seamlessly.

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On this note, I HAVE to THANK ALL OUR STAFF at the HOA offices for all they do for us on the Estate! We REALLY appreciate all you do for us. Hennie and his team make us all safe and secure on the Estate, while Mike and Ollie and their team keep our Estate in working order. Eddie and his Garden Group team have also been working very hard to neaten our gardens to the standard we would like on the Estate. Kathy and ALL the staff at the HOA offices – thanks for a super well-run estate! ALL of us in Silver Lakes really appreciate it a lot!

the intrusive grasses. The process does not damage fish or birds and it really helps that our people do not have to wade in the water for hours and load the grasses onto our raft! We can use them in areas where they are much needed…such as the gabion and rock packing programs to prevent erosion.

A few other points to ponder: We were challenged on the legitimacy of our water license and so we wrote many reports and got an outside company to verify our legitimacy. We did this and got the confirmation of our legitimacy in October 2016.

Some of our work was held back because of this process, but we are slowly but surely getting back on track. One example is the lateness of our reed removal program – this will be definitely be tackled in April next year when the water is still nice and warm for the people working on this programme. The birds are also not breeding in April – so it will also be less of a disturbance to them. As you would have seen on our Facebook page and if you drove by the dam on the 5th on 7 November – also known as cloudburst day – we are using a very innovative mechanical way of taking out

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the process, but a very necessary way. All these concrete balls and rocks are illegal according to municipal bylaws, but we as HOA are still given a hard time from homeowners regarding their concrete balls and rocks on the sidewalks. - We MUST REMEMBER – sidewalks are for each homeowner’s account to keep neat and tidy, BUT they are COMMUNAL areas and we cannot prevent other homeowners from using them for walking OR even parking in case of overflow from their private properties, e.g. for parties, but obviously not by home-businesses – they need to have their own parking INSIDE their properties. - Unifying the Estate design through tidy and ‘clean’ streetscapes. - Finishing the street corners and the signage walls on the golf course tee boxes. These will both add to this feeling of unity on the Estate. - A programme of contacting homeowners to either tidy up or have some help with caring for their sidewalks on the Estate. - We will start a programme of replacing all palisade fencing with ClearVu. - Street trees will be planted on the corners where lawns were replanted in 2015. - But mostly, we will do our utmost to keep our gardens uniform in design and neat and tidy. This was just a bit of what will be happening in 2017….enjoy! The long and the short of this year is that we have had a wonderful year as an environmental team. We still have much to do with outstanding gardens to be tidied up, gabions to be installed, so many tasks I cannot list them all.

Some photos taken on the Estate when we had the cloudburst made the national news with 100mm of rain in 1 hour! Other programmes still on track for 2016 will be to finish the corners and gardens of Pebble Beach Drive before Christmas 2016. In 2017 we will be back with new enthusiasm and start with the corners on the other street corners of Silver Lakes. As I mentioned in my article of last month, my main focus in 2017 will be to try and create more pleasing streetscapes for our Estate. Not only does it create a calm and tidy Estate, but it ALSO adds to the salability of our homes. It actually adds a percentage to your selling price if you have a pleasing streetscape (Intra Muros October 2016)! We will aim for this by: - Getting rid of the ‘hard elements’ on the sidewalks. We have had Tshwane on site and they have issued notices of removal before fines in the past month. To me, this is a very negative way of handling

We just want to ensure ALL homeowners of our hard work and dedication to the Estate – we are here to serve and to make our Estate beautiful. On this note, I want to reiterate that we are NOT here for our self-interest but for the estate, for the homeowners. As you all well know, Jan – our CEO – and Kathy’s doors are always open to you all. Those of our team who stay behind will take good care of your properties. Have a wonderful time and drive safely – see you all in 2017! Enjoy your summer holidays!

Corlia Mathews, Board Member for the Environment Cell : 083 448 9441 or mathews@iafrica.com

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Floods in Silver Lakes Some interesting facts about the weather patterns which brought on the flood on Monday 7 November 2016……the photographs speak for themselves – we were all affected in some way or another. Not being able to get in or out of the estate, properties under water and most definitely the flooded golf course! The golf course, as we all know, is actually situated mostly in a river bed. Therefore, since it is wide and has enough ‘space’, we are mostly safe from flooding – unless of course the property is close to or below the 1:100 year flood line.

According to statistics, Pretoria normally receives about 573mm of rain per year, with most rainfall occurring during summer. Our lowest rainfall (0mm) obviously being during the winter months, particularly June, and the highest (110mm) in January. So, with the 100 mm we received in the 1 hour of the downpour, we received more rain than we usually receive over a 31-day period! In one hour!

We have all been hearing about La Nina…the opposite of the drought (El Nino) were having just a month or so back... and now …wetter weather.

From Wikipedia the following : La Niña is a coupled ocean-atmosphere phenomenon that is the counterpart of El Niño as part of the broader El Niño–Southern Oscillation climate pattern. This means the temperatures of the ocean and the temperatures and therefore movement of the atmosphere above the continents and oceans plays a big part in these changes in our ‘normal’ weather systems. The name La Niña originates from Spanish, meaning “the girl”, analogous to El Niño meaning “the boy”.

During a period of La Niña, the sea surface temperature will be lower than normal by 3 to 5 °C. This has to happen for at least three months to classify as La Niña conditions. It has extensive effects on the weather such as the wet weather that has been coming in from the equator – in comparison to our normal weather patterns where our rainfall is mostly a result of the flow of the weather systems along the south coast of Africa.

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Most local and international forecasting systems are indicating that South Africa’s summer rainfall areas can expect wetter conditions during the early and mid-summer periods of 2016/17. The expected warmer conditions from the previous forecast have also subsided somewhat, which may be further evidence of wetter conditions in the seasons mentioned above. Uncertainty of these forecasts remains since la Nina has not yet strongly manifested, and this casts doubt on the accuracy of the forecasting systems.

So, for the time being…it seems we are in for some wet weather…but maybe not as much as we need to break the severe drought we have had the past season. Time will tell.

Enjoy the holidays and have a wonderful festive Season. Corlia Mathews

To see more regarding these images please visit: http://theconversation.com/explainer-el-nino-and-la-nina-27719

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on the

Social side We have had our very popular trick-or-treat through the streets of Silver Lakes. Note to all – we apologise to ALL HOME-OWNERS who turned up at the Club and there was no food for supper available! Due to a misunderstanding the staff at the Club packed up earlier than expected. This was a year of learning for us all with Café41 taking over the food services at the Club – we all learned many new lessons during the year….but one thing is for certain – Minas and Helen know about food. The food at the Club is delicious!! Thank you for a great restaurant and restaurant service. We will all DEFINITELY pull together and have a more streamlined set of homeowner events next year. We are already planning all our Social Events for 2017. Have a look in on pg 6 for all you can look forward to. A new event will be our very own SILVER LAKES CHARITY DAY in May 2017. Come and join us and not only support the day, but also the charities we will be supporting through the funds raised at this charity day. You will see from the items up for auction for our charities that many will be game-related items (weekends away and leopard experiences) brokered for us by our own game warden, Dr. Douw Grobler. We would like to thank him in advance for all his efforts. We have to ensure all that the charities we will be supporting are NOT ONLY game related! - We will be supporting a worthy student, we will be supporting a programme at TUT (Technical University of Tshwane) - Together with the above student a program of cameras in urban veldt to investigate the influence of fences on game and night life; - A research programme in leopard care in populated areas. Our other charities we will support that are very close to our hearts - A programme supporting child cancer patients, - A children’s home in Bronkhorstspruit; - A hospital food programme. Enjoy our 2016 Christmas Carol and Lights Evening on Saturday the 26th of November, as well as a sumptuous Christmas Lunch at the restaurant at the Club. Lastly, but not least as the saying goes…THANK YOU VERY MUCH to all our homeowners who support our events!! We had a wonderful year. Have fun over the holiday season and come back safely.

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THE WINE CLUB Our first Wine Club meeting will be in February 2017!! Come and join us for a meal and a talk on wine…. Enjoy!! If you need more information please feel free to phone the Club at 012 8090 281 or myself, Corlia at 083 448 9441

CORLIA MATHEWS ENVIRONMENT, SOCIAL & ETHICS DIRECTOR

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THE BIRD CLUB

The Bird Club’s talk by Mark Anderson, CEO of Bird Life South Africa, in October was not only super informative, but we are also pledging our help at the Pretoria Zoo with a BirdLife Africa project on the flufftail project. Mark mentioned that Africa was the ONLY continent that has not lost ANY birds to extinction. Therefore, we will support the flufftail project at the Pretoria Zoo. Some detail from the white-winged flufftail conservation website : The White-winged Flufftail is an endemic resident to Africa and is only known to occur in high altitude wetlands of South Africa and Ethiopia. There are isolated records from Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is speculated that the bird migrates between these two countries, arriving at suitable habitat within South Africa in summer. However, this has not been proved. Ten years ago the South African population was estimated at 235 nonbreeding individuals occurring in ten sites ranging from 50–1,000 ha in areas and at altitudes of 1,300 – 1,870 m in the east of the country. The only known breeding population, estimated at 201+ pairs, is found at three sites in highland marshes in the central highlands of Ethiopia near Addis Ababa. More recent estimates show that there is a mere 50 birds left in South Africa and less than 250 globally.

Pelecanus rufescens

A breeding facility will be constructed with input from Mr Colin Wintle, the current world expert on the captive keeping of crakes, rails and flufftails. Mr Wintle, who now lives in the UK, successfully kept these species in Zimbabwe. A handful (< 10) of Red-chested Flufftails (a closely related species with similar habitat requirements to White-winged Flufftails) will be obtained in South Africa under the necessary permits and with the private landowners’ permission. The Red-chested Flufftails will be kept at the facility at the National Zoological Gardens in Pretoria and will be used to master the flufftail’s needs in captivity and serve as an attraction to raise the profile of the flufftail and wetland conservation. Only once the keeping of Red-chested Flufftails is mastered will Whitewinged Flufftail be introduced to the facility. Research will be undertaken in collaboration with Prof. Andrew McKechnie at the University of Pretoria in order to study the call, behaviour and habitat requirements of the species. Mark D. Anderson
E-mail:

White-winged Flufftail

mark@andersonafrica.co.za
 Mobile: 082 788 0961

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Silver Lakes Bird List

Updated by: Johan en Liza Grobbelaar

06 Kuifkopdobbertjie

Great Crested Grebe

08 Klein dobbertjie

Dabchick or Little Grebe

50 Klein pelikaan

Pelecanus rufescens

55 Witborsduiker 58 Rietduiker

Reed Cormorant

60 Slanghalsvoël

Darter

62 Bloureier

Grey Heron

63 Swartkopreier

Blackheaded Heron

64 Reusereier

Goliath Hero (Ardea

65 Rooireier

Purple Heron

66 Grootwitreier

Great White Heron

67 Kleinwitreier

Little Egret

68 Geelbekwitreier

Yellowbilled Egret or

69 Swartreier

Black Egret or Black Heron

71 Bosluisvoël

Cattle Egret

74 Groenrugreier

Greenbacked Heron

78 Woudapie

Little Bitten

81 Hamerkop

Hamerkop

goliath)

Intermediate Egret

R87 Oopbekooievaar African Openbill 91 Skoorsteenveër

Sacred Ibis

93 Glansibis

Glossy Ibis

94 Hadeda

Hadeda Ibis

95 Lepelaar

African Spoonbill

99 Nonnetjie-eend

Whitefaced Duck

100 Fluiteend

Fulvous Duck

101 Witrugeend

Whitebacked Duck Egyptian Goose

104 Geelbekeend

Yellowbilled Duck

113 Bruineend

Southern Pochard

116 Wildemakou

Spurwinged Goose

127 Blouvalk

Blackshouldered Kite

148 Visarend

African Fish Eagle

149 Bruinjakkalsvoël

Steppe Buzzard

157 Kleinspewer

Little Sparrowhawk

169 Kaalwangvalk

Gymnogene

188 Swempie

Coqui Francolin Swainson’s Francolin or Spurfowl

203 Gewone Tarentaal Helmeted Guineafowl 213 Swartriethaan

Black Crake

223 Grootkoningriethaan Purple Gallinule or African Purple Swamphen 226 Grootwaterhoender Moorhen 228 Bleshoender

Redknobbed Koot

240 Grootlangtoon

African Jacana

249 Driebandstrandkiewiet Threebanded Plover 255 Kroonkiwiet

Crowned Plover or Crowned Lapwing

258 Bontkiewiet

Blacksmith Plover or Blacksmith Lapwing

260 Lelkiewiet

Wattled Plover or Wattled

264 Gewone Ruiter

Common Sandpiper

266 Bosruiter

Wood Sandpiper

Lapwing

270 Groenpoortruiter Greenshank 272 Krombekstrandloper Curlew Sandpaper 284 Kemphaan

Ruff

286 Afrikaanse Snip

Ethopian Snipe (Gallinago nigripennis)

294 Bontelsie

Avocet (Recurvirostra avosetta)

295 Rooipootelsie

Blackwinged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus)

297 Dikkop

Spotted Dikkop or Spotted

315 Gryskopmeeu

Greyheaded Gull

349 Kransduif

Rock Pigeon or Speckled Pigeon

350 Geelbekbosduif

Rameron Pigeon or African

Thick-knee

Olive Pigeon

Redeyed Dove

354 Gewone Tortelduif Cape Turtle Dove or Ring-necked Dove

Whitebreasted Cormorant or Great Cormorant

102 Kolgans

352 Grootringduif

645 Bandkeelkleinjantie Barthroated Apalis 651 Bosveldstompstert Longbilled Crombec 656 Bruinkeelbossanger Burnt-necked Eremomela 661 Grasvoël

368 Njassaparkiet

Lilians Lovebird

369 Swartwangparkiet Black-cheeked Lovebird 373 Kwêvoël

681 Neddikkie

Neddicky

Grey Lourie or Go-away Bird

375 Afrikaanse Koekoek African Cuckoo 377 Piet-my-vrou

Grassbird

664 Landeryklopkloppie Fantailed Cisticola

Redchested Cuckoo

381 Levaillant’s cuckoo Clamator levaillantii 386 Diederikkie Diederik Cuckoo

685 SwartbandlangstertjieBlackchested Prinia 689 Europese Vlieëvanger Spotted Flycatcher 694 Swartvlieëvanger Black Flycatcher 698 Fiskaalvlieëvanger Fiscal Flycatcher

391 Gewone Vleiloerie Burchell’s Coucal

701 Witliesbosbontrokkie Chinspot Batis

392 Nonnetjiesuil

Barn Owl

706 Feevliegvanger

395 Vlei-uil

Marsh Owl

710 Paradysvlieëvanger Paradise Flycatcher

Fairy Flycatcher

399 Witvlerksterretjie White winged tern

713 Gewone Kwikkie Cape Wagtail

401 Gevlekte Ooruil

716 Gewone Koester Grassveld Pipit

Spotted Eagle Owl

411 Europese Windswael European Swift

727 Oranjekeelkalkoentjie Orangethroated Longclaw or

416 Horuswindswael Horus Swift 417 Kleinwindswael

Little Swift

421 Palmwindswael

Palm Swift

Cape Longclaw

732 Fiskaallaksman 736

Fiscal Shrike Southern Boubou

424 Gevlekte Muisvoël Speckled Mousebird

739 Rooiborslaksman Crimsonbreasted Shrike

426 Rooiwangmuisvoël Redfaced Mousebird

740 Sneeubal

Puffback or Black-backed

741 Nontroklaksman

Brubru

Puffback

743 Rooivlerkjagra

Threestreaked Tchagra or Brow-crowned Tchagra

437 Gestreepte Visvanger 451 Hoephoep

746 Bokmakierie

Bokmakierie

chelicuti)

758 Indiese Spreeu

Indian Myna or Common Myna

Hoopoe

764 Kleinglansspreeu Glossy Starling

452 Gewone Kakelaar Redbilled Woodhoopoe or Green Woodhoopoe

454 Swartbekkakelaar Scimitarbilled Woodhoopoe

769 Rooivlerkspreeu

Redwinged Starling

787 Witpenssuikerbekkie Whitebellied Sunbird 792 Swartsuikerbekkie Black Sunbird or Amethyst

457 Grysneushoringvoël Grey Hornbill

Sunbird

464 Rooikophoutkappper Blackcollared Barbet

796 Kaapse Glasogie Cape White-eye

464 Rooikophoutkappper Blackcollared Barbet

801 Huismosse

House Sparrow

803 Gewone Mossie

Cape Sparrow

473 Kuifkophoutkapper Crested Barbet

804 Gryskopmossie

Greyheaded Sparrow

483 Goudstertspeg

Goldentailed Woodpecker

807 Dikbekwewer

Thick-billed Weaver

486 Kardinaalspeg

Cardinal Woodpecker

811 Bontrugwewer

489 Draaihals

Redthroated Wryneck

518 Europese Swael

European Swallow

812 Rooibekkwelea

Redbilled Quelea

520 Witkeelswael

Whitethroated Swallow

813 Kaapse Wewer

Cape Weaver

(Geel kop)

(Yellow morph)

Spottedbacked Weaver or Village Weaver

526 Grootstreepswael Greater Striped Swallow

814 Swartkeelgeelvink Masked Weaver

527 Kleinstreepswael Lesser Striped Swallow

815 Kleingeelvink

Lesser Masked Weaver

533 Afrikaanse Oewerswael Brownthroated Martin or

824 Rooivink

Red Bishop

Plain Martin

826 Goudgeelvink

534 Genbande Oewerswael Banded Martin

Golden Bishop or Yellow-crowned Weaver

541 Mikstertbyvanger Forktailed Drongo 545 Swartkopwielewaal Blackheaded Oriole 548 Witborskraai

Pie Crow

560 Pylvlekkatlagter

Arrowmarked Babbler

568 Swartoogtiptol

Blackeyed Bulbul or

841 Jamesonsevuurvinkie Jamesons Fire Finch

Dark-capped

Bulbul

844 Gewone Blousysie Blue Waxbill

576 Rooibeklyster

Kurrichane Thrush

846 Rooibeksysie

834 Gewone Melba

Melba Finch or Green-winged Pytilia

Common Waxbill (Estrilda astriild)

580 Gevlekte Lyster

Groundscraper Thrush

855 Bondkeelvink

Cut-throat Finch

586 Bergwagter

Mountain Chat or

856 Rooikopvink

Redheaded Finch

Wheatear

857 Gewone Fret

Bronze Mannikin

593 Dassievoël

Mocking Chat or Cliff Chat

860 Koningrooibekkie Pintailed Whydah

595 Swartpiek

Anteating Chat

596 Gewone Bontrokkie Stonechat (Saxicola

862 Gewone Paradysvink Paradise Whydah 865 Witpootblouvinkie

torquata) 601 Gewone Janfrederik Cape Robin-chat

Indigobird

867 Staalblouvinkie

602 Witkeeljanfrederik Cape Robin or Cape Robin-chat 613 Gestreepte Witstert White-browed Scrub Robin

Indigobird

869 Geeloogkanarie

Yellow-eyed Canary or

870 Bergkanarie

Blackthroated Canary

annikin

621 Bosveldjeriktik

Titbabbler or Chestnut Vented Titbabbler

635 Kaapse Rietsanger Cape Reed Warbler or Lesser Swamp Warbler

Yellow-fronted Canary

885 Rooivlerkstreepkoppie Cape Bunting 886 Geelpensbossanger Yellow-bellied Eremomela tba Bruinlyster

Sombre Thrush


SILVER LAKES MATURE GOLFERS

MATURE GOLFERS

COMPETITION results

OCTOBER 2016

OCTOBER 2016 01 OCTOBER SATURDAY

MATURE GOLFERS - 05 OCTOBER 2016 NAME

PLACE

Jan de Wet / Johan Grobbelaar (46)

1st

Frank Hlalethoa / Tim Toman (43)

2nd

2-CLUB Rolf Hauter Johan Grobbelaar

MONTHLY MEDAL POINTS Mens A-Div Gross Jacques Wilken 77 Mens A-Div Nett

Jan Potgieter

Louis Viviers 69

Fernando Vieira

NTP # 9

Jan Potgieter

NTP # 13

Mens B-Div Gross

Rolf Hauter

NTP # 16

Chris Wagener 81

Frank Hlalethoa

NTP # 18

Mens B-Div Nett

Fernando Vieira

NTP # 3

Hein Bekker 68

Ips C Men

MATURE GOLFERS - 13 OCTOBER 2016

John Jessup 40 2-CLUB

A-Div Nett Ladies

NAME

PLACE

Theo O’Neil (40)

1st

Eugene Visagie (37)

2nd

B-Div Nett Ladies

Philip Molapo (36)

3rd

Lizel Booysen 72

Sid Pretorius

Bets Swart 73

C-Div Nett André Basson

NTP # 9

Tracey Newsome 37

Jannie Duvenhage

NTP # 13

Jannie Duvenhage

NTP # 16

NTP #9

Jannie Duvenhage

NTP # 18

NTP #16 Jeff Meyer

André Basson

NTP # 3

Corne Van Deventer

05 OCTOBER WEDNESDAY

MATURE GOLFERS - 20 OCTOBER 2016

BETTERBALL STABLEFORD POINTS

NAME

PLACE

Fernando Vieira / Vincent Mascini /

1st

Tim Toman / Rick Newsome (94) Francois Booyse / Koos Risseeue /

2-CLUB

Gideon Pienaar Jnr 47

Leon Nolle

Justin Harrison 47

Hennie Coetzee

Kyle Norris 45 Alain Norris 45

2nd

Daan Rouffe / Doep du Plessis (88)

Wayne Walker 45

John Joubert 45

Leon Nolle

NTP # 9

Fernando Vieira

NTP # 13

NTP #9

Hennie Coetzee

NTP # 16

NTP #13 Ryan V/D Watt

Eugene Visagie

NTP # 18

Kokkie Martin

NTP # 3

Jannie Botha

08 OCTOBER SATURDAY

BETTERBALL STABLEFORD POINTS

MATURE GOLFERS - 27 OCTOBER 2016

Errol Todd 48

NAME

PLACE

2-CLUB Hugo Pretorius

Willie Van Der Merwe

48

Trevor Hankey 45

Danie Smit (35)

1st

Fernando Vieira (33)

2nd

Rheiner Keller 45

Theo O’Neil (32 c/o)

3rd

Hein Bekker 45 Franswa Bekker 45

Jannie v d Watt

NTP # 9

Danie Smit

NTP # 13

NTP #9

Doep du Plessis

NTP # 16

NTP #13 Justin Harrison

Tobie Schoeman

NTP # 18

Johan Els

NTP # 3

12 OCTOBER WEDNESDAY

Christian Lewis

BETTERBALL MEDAL POINTS J De Couveia 63

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SILVER LAKES GOLF RESULTS

Nico Van Rensburg 63

IPS POINTS

Leon Snyman 63

Ray Gibbison 36

Sakkie Kirsten 63 Louis Rheeder 63 André Spies 63 NTP #3

26 OCTOBER WEDNESDAY BETTERBALL STABLEFORD POINTS Jano Vermaak 50

André Spies

NTP #16 Henry Roodt

Arno Vermaak 50

Jakes Jacobs 46

15 OCTOBER SATURDAY BETTERBALL BONUS BOGEY

POINTS

Wessel Luus 13 Craig Zietsman 13

Christo Bekker 46 Jan Minnaar 45 John Joubert 45

Werner Van Esch 12

Victor Da Silva 45

Conner Van Esch 12

Corrie Leonard 45

Nicol Kromhout 12

John Henry 45

Frans Kromhout 12 NTP #3

Kyle Norris 45 Jp Kerneck 45

Kevin Webber

Kyle Norris 45

16 OCTOBER SUNDAY

NTP #3

Christo Bekker

IPS POINTS

NTP #9

Jakes Jacobs

André Spies 41 19 OCTOBER WEDNESDAY

NTP #13 Jonathan Washefort NTP #16 Murray Louw

BETTERBALL STABLEFORD POINTS Will Ferreira 47

29 OCTOBER SATURDAY

John Joubert 47

MONTHLY MEDAL POINTS

V Wandrag 46

Mens A-Div Gross

A Swanepoel 46 Pat 46 Gary 46 NTP #9

André Spies 73 Mens A-Div Nett Chris Wagener 69 Mens B-Div Gross

Christo Bekker

NTP #13 Reynard Reynecke

Hugo Kleynhans 81

Mens B-Div Nett

22 OCTOBER SATURDAY 4 BALL ALLIANCE POINTS Murray Louw 99 Andries Graaff 99

Gerry Phillipson 69 Ips C Men André Botha 35

Drikus Gous 99

A-Div Nett Ladies

Phillip Liebenberg 99

Bets Swart 72

Jannie Rossouw 91

B-Div Nett Ladies

Wessel Richter 91 Jacques Wilken 91 Jerry Olivier 91 Jose Gonsalves 89

Barbara Green 72 C-Div Nett Susan Venter 34

Brandon De Ponte 89

Fernando Ferreira 89

NTP #9

F Cabula 89

NTP #13 Dave Evatt

Drikus Gous

NTP #3

Grietjie Verwayen

NTP #13 Pierre Spies 23 OCTOBER SUNDAY

30 OCTOBER SUNDAY IPS POINTS Paul Ascroft 36

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SILVER LAKES MATURE GOLFERS

NOVEMBER 2016

SEPTEMBER 2016 1 OCTOBER SATURDAY

2 NOVEMBER WEDNESDAY BETTERBALL MEDAL POINTS Lumar Fourie 63 Marnus Fourie 63 André Botha 64 Peter Peters 64

RANDS

Tony Godrich 203 Madeleine De Wet 203 Theuns Pretorius 203 Errol Todd 203 Craig Zietsman 203 Christo Bekker 203

Ryno Muller 64

Jaco Roestoff 203

Ml Grobler 64

Nick Breytenbach 203

Jeff Meyer 203

NTP #3

Brandon De Ponte 203

Leon Vorster

Drikus Gous 203

NTP #16 Franswa Bekker 5 NOVEMBER SATURDAY

5 OCTOBER WEDNESDAY

4 BALL ALLIANCE POINTS

Gideon Pienaar 83

Wynand Booyens 91

Justin Harrison 83

Johan Marais 91

Kyle Norris 83

Adam Coetzee 91

John Joubert X2 166

Daan Slabbert 91

Deon Botha 83

Werner Van Esch 90

J V/D Westuizen 83

Francois Cronje 90

M Louw 83

M Botes 90

Matt Chrystal 83

Stephanie Cronje 90

Fernando Ferreira 83

Henry Roodt 89

Ryan Van Der Watt

Dawie Lubbe 89

Mike De Jongh 89

8 OCTOBER SATURDAY

Johan 89

Bets Swart 280

Christian Lewis 280

PINK BALL

Eugenie Dempers 280

André Spies 38

Ml Grobler 280

Colin Taylor 38

Joan Norris 280

Marlie Le Roux 38

John Bethune Williams

Barbara Green 38

Justin Harrison 280

Henry Roodt 280

NTP #3

Marlie Le Roux

NTP #9

Joshua Koekemoer

12 OCTOBER WEDNESDAY

RANDS

83 RANDS

280

RANDS

NTP #13 FJ Peters

Louis Rheeder 120

NTP #16 Jose Gonsalves

André Spies 120 Henry Roodt 120

LONGEST DRIVE #2 LADIES

Maude Spies

Stian De Witt X2

LONGEST DRIVE #2 MENS

NJ Arnoldi

Johan Du Preez 120 Fernando Ferreira 120

CLOSEST PREDICTION

240

Nicholas Lewis

LW 120

Francois 120

6 NOVEMBER SUNDAY

Kyle Norris 120

IPS POINTS

D Strydom 120

Duncan Gibbison 39 15 OCTOBER SATURDAY

RANDS

Werner 250

2 CLUBS

Reyn Marais 250 Marlie Le Roux 250 Willie Booysen 250

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SILVER LAKES GOLF RESULTS

Ian Kettelty 250

Johan Du Preez 196

Niel De Wet 250 Nicky Heuer 250

29 OCTOBER SATURDAY

Lourens J/V Rensburg 250

Andre Spies 120

JJ Van Tonder

Drikus Gous X2 240

250

RANDS

Dean Armitage 120

16 OCTOBER SUNDAY

RANDS

Mike De Jongh 120

André Spies 60

Don Markel 120

Jon Clark 60

Chris Wagener 120

Martin Pieterse 240

19 OCTOBER WEDNESDAY

RANDS

Dave Evatt 120

Franswa Bekker 85

Gideon Pienaar 120

Matt Chrystal 85

Gerry Phillipson 120

Errol Todd 85

Stian De Witt 120

André Spies 85

Jerry Olivier 120

P Du Plessis 85

Jannie Rossouw X2 240

Pieta Wiid 85

Willem Kloppers 120

Alain Norris 85

Marius Lubbe 120

Dean Armitage 85

Nicholaas Holander 120

Victor Da Silva 85 Combrink Smit X2 170

30 OCTOBER SUNDAY

RANDS

Drikus Gous 85

Keith Tremble 120

22 OCTOBER SATURDAY

RANDS

Jacques Wilken X2 206 Jose Gonsalves X2 206 Yolandi Kloppers 103 Ruben J/V Rensburg 103

NOVEMBER 2016

Pierre Spies X3 309 Henry Roodt 103

2 NOVEMBER WEDNESDAY

Dean Armitage 103

Leon Snyman 600

Errol Todd 103

Grant Supra 600

RANDS

Pikkie Cronje 103 Jason Ackerman 103

5 NOVEMBER SATURDAY

Justin Harrison 103

Henry Roodt 100

Gary Pettit 103

Dean Armitage 100

Frans Kromhout 103

Madeleine De Wet 100

HGB Zietsman 103

Hercules Huyser 100

Tracey Newsome 103

Yolandi Kloppers 100

Johan Snyman 103

Jason Ackerman X2 200

RANDS

Dawid Kriel 100 23 OCTOBER SUNDAY

RANDS

Willie Smit 100

Renier Wissing (Hole In 1)

180

Marlie Le Roux 100

26 OCTOBER WEDNESDAY

RANDS

Maude Wessels 100 Bets Swart 100

Arno Vermaak X3 588

Jose Gonsalves 100

Murray Louw 196

Jaco Roestoff 100

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TYGER VALLEY COLLEGE IN A NUTSHELL

Tyger Valley College, launched in 2007 with just 69 pupils

We are proud to welcome Mr Mac Donald to Tyger Valley

as a part of the Centurus Brand, is now a flourishing College

Colllege.

of over 1000 pupils. TVC is a three-term, IEB school for children from Grade 000 – Grade12.

A Message form our New Principal: Mr Mac Donald

At Tyger Valley College, we provide a holistic education and we do this within a spiritual, social, intellectual and physical

This past month has flown by. I have met the most amazing

milieu. In addition, we strive towards the development of the

children and have loved the interaction with staff and pupils.

community and the College as an integral whole and part of

What has struck me about Tyger Valley College is that it re-

that community.

ally has a big heart.

Tyger Valley College is part of the ADvTECH group of

I have made a point of spending as much time as possible

schools. We now operate alongside AdvTECH’s other school

chatting to the pupils. I have found them to be very friendly

brands namely Crawford Colleges, Trinity Schools, Maragon

and engaging. They are always willing to share openly and

Tyger Valley College is an independent, combined school of excellence offering quality education to children from Grade 000 – Grade 12. Situated in the Silver Lakes area, the College provides candidly, not only the positive aspects of the school, but also Schools, Abbotts Colleges, Junior Colleges and College outstanding facilities, qualified andtogether dedicated teachers a might passion and enthusiasm fulfil the areas with that they be concerned about. This inputto is vital Academies. This association brings many minds

and very valuable for me as their Principal and I cultural have en- and practices and helps us develop school to be the best.a balanced needs ofand each pupil. Tyger ValleyourCollege offers programme of academic, couraged them to continue to engage with me as they have. sporting pursuits. Tyger Valley College is committed to educating pupils “through Enjoyment to

A new Term, a New Principal:

Excellence” and has proven this by maintaining a 100% IEB pass rate since inception in 2007. While speaking to the pupils, I specifically ask them what

Tyger Valley College is thrilled to announce the appointment

makes our school so special. Most of them mentioned the

of Mr Clyde Mac Donald as Principal of Tyger Valley College

fact that they felt that the teachers really care about them

High School.

and have their best interests at heart. They also said that they enjoy the small school environment and that everyone

Mr Mac Donald brings with him a very unique set of skills as

knows their name. Many of them mentioned that it has a

Principal. He has been in education for the past 10 years

family feel to it.

and prior to that practised as an attorney. His appetite for education came to the fore and he completed his teaching

I have also made a point of scheduling appointments with

qualification in order to pursue his passion for education. He

all the High School staff. The idea was to spend some time

taught at The Glen High School and was the Deputy Head-

with each one of them, getting to know them better. I asked

master at Pretoria Boys High School before he came to Tyger

them what it is about Tyger Valley College that they enjoy.

Valley College.

Without fail, the first aspect they all mentioned was that they

Tyger Valley College Grade 000 - Grade 12

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enjoy teaching and interacting with the children. Most of them elaborated on this by simply saying â&#x20AC;&#x153;they are amazing kidsâ&#x20AC;?. They also mentioned that they enjoyed working

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with their fellow staff members at the school. These are two vital ingredients in running a successful school and I am very

Tyger Valley College has launched its

pleased to find that it is a happy environment such as this

school transport system to school in the

that our children find themselves in. While our pupils have good manners, there is always room for improvement and so I addressed the school at a recent assembly on the topic of manners and appearance. I chal-

mornings, and routes can be found in the Moreleta, Equestria and Silver Lakes areas.

lenged them to display impeccable manners at all times and to always look smart. In return, I undertook to do the same. I have no doubt that they are up for the challenge.

In 2017, TVC High School Rugby teams will join the Blue Bulls Small

I have enjoyed my first month at Tyger Valley College very

Schools League during our Winter

much and I look forward to many more years making many

Season and we look forward to posi-

more happy memories.

tive results.

Tyger Valley College will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2017 and with that we will be hosting many celebratory events. We do hope that you will join us and experience the welcoming family atmosphere that TVC has to offer.

Mr Clyde Mac Donald

Open Day: 4th March 2017

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THE COOK ON THE CORNER THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY! It’s in the air. Can you smell it? It’s high summertime and the impending journeys of families across the country are so close that we can almost smell the fresh ocean air. I love the excitement of December; the longing for holiday is palpable and you can see the relief on people’s faces the closer and closer we get to the 16th of December, which usually signals the start of the holidays for most South Africans. The summer holidays are my favourite time in South Africa. Not only is the sun out, but we also get beautiful summer rainstorms up in Gauteng, and all the plants and flowers seem to be in full bloom. We have the most gorgeous fruits and vegetables in our stores at this time, with so many options of what to make or incorporate into our day. My favourites will always be litchis, mangoes and watermelons, which I swear I eat more of than I should. I grew up in the northern parts of the North West province, and being so close to the Botswana border it had us melting in the heat of the December weather. The days can easily reach between 38-44 every single day, meaning that we ended up lounging around in the pool for most of the day and snacking on anything that was cold or frozen. I still cut slithers out of mangoes and watermelons and freeze these, eating them as cool-me-down snacks.

Seline van der Wat

Our family is quite big on Christmas – we have a different family member in charge of all the menu planning and organising every year although we all chip in with requested dishes or as helping hands when the time comes. We usually do a Christmas lunch under the trees in the garden, but sometimes we’ve experimented with some more unconventional ideas like brunch or even doing a gluten-, dair y- and sugar-free one once. Needless to say, the latter was neither my idea nor pleasant. There’s just something about a celebration event – the food needs to be beautiful and moreish. It needs to be a little over-the-top and slightly gluttonous. Don’t get me wrong, it is certainly not practical or healthy to eat like that every day or every week, but I do feel like we need to do at least one of these kinds of meals a year. It’s almost like its good for your soul.

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Just because you perhaps don’t celebrate Christmas, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t host an event like this. We have a little holiday house in the middle of nowhere at a natural spring at which we spend most of our New Year holidays. Ever y single year, without fail, one of our neighbours has the entire family over for a lengthy New Year’s Day luncheon. They sit under the trees, chatting and laughing with family members spread over 4 generations. They always look so happy and I’ve always thought these kinds of events are so special – they build memories. Who knows how long we have to live? May we spend this festive season being jolly, free and happy. Regardless of whether you had a tough year or a really great year, may you find something to celebrate and may you ring in the new year with the hope that 2017 will be a bunch better than 2016. And may it be so…

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festive season as a fun twist on a plain glass of bubbly! You can apply the technique and recipe below to incorporate almost any type of flavour combination you’d like to try – think of things like candyfloss syrups or a raspberry and vodka syrup. Anything fresh would most certainly be delicious

INGREDIENTS:

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SERVES 8 250g fresh blueberries 125ml castor sugar 2cm of fresh ginger 80ml + 120ml high quality vodka 16 mint leaves 2 bottles of ice-cold dry sparkling wine 1. Firstly, make the blueberry syrup. Wash the blueberries in cold water and place in a little saucepan, reserving a few for decorative purposes. 2. Grate in the ginger and pour in 80ml of the vodka and all the castor sugar. 3. Allow the syrup to cook over a low heat for approximately 15 minutes or until the mixture turns into a stocky, dark purple syrup. 4. Allow the syrup to cool completely. 5. Divide the remaining vodka between the champagne flutes (15ml each). Divide the blueberry syrup between the glasses too and top with 2 mint leaves each. 6. Serve the cocktail like this, pouring the ice-cold sparkling wine into the glasses at the table.

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Changing destructive communication in marriage DR. ILSE RUANE PSYCHOLOGY

Communication is, of course, important in marriage. But communication includes every message: every feeling, every desire, every thought that is conveyed to the other person. Some communication can be helpful, but sometimes it is destructive. The most useful knowledge is knowing how to avoid the unhappy, harmful interactions. Seeing how happy and unhappy couples communicate differently might help. A stereotype of a happy marriage is a couple who like each other, understand each other well, and settle disputes easily. Yet, some stable marriages do not fit this stereotype: some are volatile (fighting openly but making up passionately) and others carefully avoid conflicts, i.e. they don’t “work things out” but agree to disagree. Apparently, happy couples have developed various ways of handling the inevitable conflicts; unhappy couples haven’t. Unhappy couples first criticize the partner’s behaviour, but that gradually evolves into attacking his/her personality, which eventually degenerates into expressing abusive contempt. Naturally, the attacked partner becomes defensive, perhaps by saying “it’s not my fault”, by feeling indignant and counter-attacking, or by completely withdrawing emotionally (stonewalling). Both the attacks, usually by women, and the defensive refusal to deal with the issues, usually by men, are big parts of the problem. Men, in unhappy marriages especially, do not listen to the verbal messages nor pick up on their wives’ non-verbal messages. Unhappy couples frequently just exchange hostile accusations (“You don’t care about me, only about yourself”) whereas happy couples may argue, even yell, but would then explore the topic more (“Are you really as unconcerned with this problem as you look?”), ending up resolving the difficulty. It has been found that in most marriages the wife is the one who tries to maintain the relationship. So when she is unhappy she complains and gets emotional. Men don’t like negative emotions, so they try to downplay the emotions and rationally solve the problem... or men withdraw. His withdrawal makes the wife even madder. Sometimes she will suggest a truce or some solution, but often in the heat of battle both go on “emotional overload”, feeling contempt for each other. The couple gradually comes to think of and remember their

marriage negatively. The failing relationship typically dies a slow death when the male shows little understanding, gets irate, and starts hard-core blaming (“You’re full of hate” or “You’re so stupid”), which makes it hard for the wife to give in or compromise. Finally, she grows bitter too and the marriage fails. Fortunately, if caught soon enough, the warring couple can learn to increase the positive feelings and actions and decrease the negative. The main task is not to solve (or stop) every argument but to stop the escalating bitterness. Coping with communication differences and hostile attributions (views of the partner). In general, women are more socially sensitive than men. They are better listeners, more empathic in some ways, and give more comforting (warm, caring) responses. However, some evidence indicates that married men, when interacting with their wives, do more “good communicating” than married women, including showing concern for the wife’s feelings, reassuring their wives, seeking forgiveness, suggesting compromises, and remaining calm and problem-oriented when arguing. Actually, both sexes need to be good at detecting nonverbal cues. Early in a romantic relationship, the ability of women to read a male’s nonverbal cues seems to be important in building intimacy. Later, during periods of conflict, the woman’s nonverbal skills and control of the male seem to be critical in avoiding destructive fights. On the negative side, women show stronger negative emotions during a conflict. They are more demanding, using threats, “guilt trips” and personal attacks to persuade. They send more double messages: smile and say, “You’re terrible!” It has been suggested that women more often reject their husbands’ attempts at reconciliation. Often the dissatisfied spouses in troubled marriages (both men and women) attack, threaten, and walk out during fights, but the difference is that women are more open to making up, accepting the husband’s plans, showing concern, and appealing to fairness. There seems to be a difference of opinion about which sex makes up first. I suspect “making up” is a function of how angry the person is, the seriousness of the issue, general satisfaction with the marriage, etc., more than a gender difference.

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There is some general agreement among women about men, however. Their major complaint is that men can be noncommunicative and lack emotional responsiveness. Men avoid interactions when dissatisfaction is or may be expressed. This could be male’s way of avoiding uncontrolled anger. In a very general sense and in milder disagreements, the sexes seem to be at odds: women give more emotional responses and want an emotional response back. Men give more informational, unemotional responses and want practical, constructive, rational responses in return. Neither response is bad, so if both sexes could learn to give both kinds of responses, we might be on the right track to improving understanding and relations between the sexes. Changing our communication habits require awareness and practice Partners must learn to recognize their negative communications. Often we don’t even know we are being nasty and hurtful. Also, some couples disagree so often that they just come to expect almost every interaction to become a disagreement; therefore, they hardly listen to the other person’s opinions and start attacking right away. If your discussions almost always end in unresolved, irritating disagreements, then why talk except to vent some of the resentment that is festering? Obviously, such couples must learn to talk differently. First, since negative communication may have become an unconscious habit, we have to be confronted with our comments and gestures that spill out negativity. One way is to audio or videotape one of your arguments and then review it together. Carefully observe every statement and movement, stopping the tape frequently and discussing openly the critical, hurtful, counter-attacking comments and looks. Another way is to have only one person talk at a time and have the listener give immediate feedback to the talker about how they (the listener) are feeling about each comment. Do this by using +, -, and 0 signs, meaning “that is positive and makes me feel good,” “that is negative and upsets me,” and “that is neutral and I feel okay.” This feedback is an interesting, often eye-opening experience. Second, both partners must study and practise “I” statements and good listening with empathy responding. It is helpful to have some discussions using these rules: each partner must carefully listen and accurately give empathic feedback to the person who has just spoken before he/she can express an opinion or reaction to what was said. This forces each person to hear what the partner is really saying and feeling... and it prevents the machine-gun like exchange of angry, critical comments. (Also, look for the attacked person’s denial of responsibility responses and his/her avoidant, stonewalling reactions.) Third, each partner needs to attend to his/her physiological reactions that signal being upset, mad or hurt. It isn’t easy to do, but it is

important to be able to stop a destructive, out-of-control exchange. So, when either partner gets beyond the point of being civil and rational, you must learn to ask for a “time-out”, taking some time to calm down. Don’t just drop the discussion, however. Be sure to agree on continuing the discussion when you have had time to think about it more reasonably and less hostilely. A long string of negative comments can override hours of ordinary conversation. Your feelings need to be communicated, but not in a brutal, uncaring manner, which happens when we get really mad. Lastly, during a calm moment, it is very important that both partners realize (and maybe tell each other so) the secret, unexpressed feelings that often underlie the anger and criticism. What feelings are these? Frequently, feeling unloved, rejected, hurt or neglected gives rise to the cutting criticism and nagging comments. In other words, what we really want is more love, tenderness and attention, but when those needs are frustrated, we respond with critical, hurtful comments and outrage about all kinds of petty annoyances.. If the criticized partner can see the underlying reasons for the hurts and anger, the entire interaction can change. The hurtful comments are disarmed. If a couple can become understanding, get closer and show they care, the marriage can be turned around. When the ongoing talk between two people is laden with criticism, subtle demands, expressions of annoyance or signs of rejection, therapy aims to teach partners to be more “accepting”. Too often when we are unhappy with someone, we want them to change... and when he/she doesn’t change, our frustration starts to dominate our view of the relationship. Instead of letting the situation escalate, building more anger, therapists ask the couple to consider a different alternative, namely, to learn to tolerate or accept the faults of the partner and their disappointment in the relationship, realizing (if it is true) that the partner’s trait that bugs the hell out of you is, in fact, a minor factor relative to the good aspects of the marriage. In short, keep in mind that perfect relationships do not exist, so some weaknesses, faults, self-centeredness, disturbing attitudes or beliefs, or whatever, will just have to be accepted in any relationship. If both can learn to accept the other, warts and all, the two people are well on their way to rebuilding a satisfying relationship. Of course, if the partner’s negative behaviour or attribute is unchangeable, as shown by unsuccessful marital counselling, and too serious to be accepted, then the relationship may be over. In summary - there are many communication skills that can help a strained relationship. We can learn to listen better and be more assertive instead of hostile; we can improve our social skills by role playing and learning to use “I” statements and empathy responses; we can check out our hunches, fight fairly, and negotiate compromises; we can reduce our anger. There are many books specifically written for improving couples’ communication. Marriage counselling is another excellent way to learn how to communicate more effectively.

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Sensory Gardening Article by Elize Malan

By choosing plants that appeal to all our senses, tranquillity and joy in a garden is enhanced.

SIGHT Brightly coloured plants appeal to all people, no matter what season we are having. Due to our habit of not gardening seriously in winter, we often end up with a garden producing beautiful spring flowers and very little plants with colour during the remainder of the year.

Herbs Shrubs Annuals Melissa Michelia figo Carnation Bergamot Choisya Narcissus

Winter to spring flowering: Trees/shrubs Perrenials Makaya bella Azalea Barleria Mayflower Coral tree Zantedeschia

Annuals Allysum Petunia Candytuft

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Summer to Autumn flowering: Bougainvillea Agapanthus Tecomaria Roses Peltophorum africanum Gaura

Marigold Zinnia Celosia

TOUCH Texture or feel of plants are important. Beds on either side of pathways are easy to touch and are especially important for small children. Fluffy grasses, fleshy Echevaria, papery Statice, silk-like Lilies and downy groundcovers like Lambâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s-ear should be considered.

SMELL Some plants release their scent into the air. Others need to be touched or bruised first. These scents can be relaxing, invigorating or even stimulate the appetite. Herbs Shrubs Annuals Basil Rosemary Sweetpea Mint Scented roses Stocks Thyme Gardenia Iris Lavender Lemon Verbena Violet

Fruit, herbs and vegetables can successfully be planted between shrubs and perennials. Avoid spraying the edible garden with chemicals. Strolling in the garden early morning or evening can provide a healthy snack for family members. Fruit trees Vegetables Herbs Lemon Cabbage Parsley Orange Lettuce Thyme Apple Radish Sorrel Figs Strawberries Lemon grass

SOUND Do you ever listen to your garden? Poplar trees moving in the wind have music of their own. Plants utilized by birds will add the joy of birdsong. Wind chimes are made from a variety of materials. The sound from bamboo chimes will provide a Zen feeling. The tinkering of glass or metal wind chimes gives a completely different mood to the surrounding area. Never underestimate the value of a water feature bubbling somewhere in the background. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us on 012 804 1807.

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SMALLS DOMESTIC WORKERS

Pauline is looking for stay-in domestic work for Monday

We are relocating at the end of December and sadly can-

to Friday in the Silver Lakes area. She holds recent expe-

not take Doreen with us. She has been working for us

rience in domestic work. Pauline is trustworthy, reliable

the past two years assisting in the house and with the

and loves cooking. She is available immediately. Please

children. She was with her previous family for 27 years.

contact Pauline directly at 079 054 8080 or AndriĂŤtte for a reference at 082 453 4894.

She is an excellent child minder and also looked after our children during holiday times and went out of her way to

Makie looking for work, she is available every day. Sleep

ensure that they were comfortable and even took them to

in. Her contact number is 072 835 5542.

the park and to the clubhouse for milkshakes. Doreen is an asset to any household. She makes shopping lists, can

Julia is looking for a live-in domestic position, ideally

even sow a button or two and assists where possible. She

with a part-time job. She is very reliable and trustworthy.

is soft spoken and has very high standards and morals.

Please contact her on 074 451 5929.

Doreen would prefer a sleep out position and is available from December or January. You are more than welcome

Fridah is looking for domestic work 5 days, sleep-in. She

to contact me Leanne Nell 082 788 7020 for further ref-

has worked in Silver Lakes for 4 years and has reference.

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She has proved to be very reliable, hardworking and trustworthy. Fridah has a lovely, positive attitude and she is

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Petrus is looking for garden work on Wednesdays. He is

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a very loyal worker with good qualities. Contact Petrus at

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076 270 5430 or 082 327 8931 for a reference.

Gertrude Ngobeni has worked for us for the last 9 years,

Our gardener Alfred has been with us once a week

a couple a days a week. She is looking for work on Mondays and Wednesdays. She is a very hardworking, neat and trustworthy domestic worker. She is always friendly and positive. She has been looking after my dogs and guinea pigs if I go on holiday, and she is very good with animals. Contact Gertrude on 073 5395 894 or Liesel on 082 4509 557.

help out wherever necessary. He is looking for work for once a week from November. Please contact Alfred on 0761743267. SERVICES

Very experienced nanny looking for a full time position in

Jermina werk tans by my in Silver Lakes. Sy is uiters betroubaar. Sy soek werk vir Donderdae. Skakel my by 0823388282 of vir haar by 0721437780. Jermina is currently working for me in Silver Lakes. She is seeking work for Thursdays. Kindly contact 0823388282 or Jermina 0721437780.

for the past 2 years. He is very reliable and willing to

Silver Lakes. Has 10 years experience looking after children from newborns to teenagers. She has worked for a South African cabinet minister looking after his children in both Pretoria and Cape Town. She comes with excellent references and is hard working, trustworthy and reliable. Experience in cooking, cleaning, and supervising homework. References available on request. Please call Percy on 0628729699.

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SMALLS Pet sitter required.15 December to 4 January. Please call 082 922 3623. Pet and house sitting. I am in grade 12 in Curro College. If you are going on holiday or on a business trip, I will look after your pets, water your plants and take care of your house. I will take your dogs for a walk if requested. You can phone, whatsapp or sms me on 083 263 8803. References available. HOUSE & PET SITTERS! Going away for the holidays? We will look after your house, water your plants, feed and

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Tyger Valley College is an independent, combined school of excellence offering quality education to children from Grade 000 – Grade 12. Situated in the Silver Lakes area, the College provides outstanding facilities, qualified and dedicated teachers with a passion and enthusiasm to fulfil the needs of each pupil. Tyger Valley College offers a balanced programme of academic, cultural and sporting pursuits. Tyger Valley College is committed to educating pupils “through Enjoyment to Excellence” and has proven this by maintaining a 100% IEB pass rate since inception in 2007.

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