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PINELANDS COMMUNITY MAGAZINE issue
57 | Nov 2015
VOSBURG BULL RUN
SUMMER Heleen SMOOTHIES Meyer
DENMARK Community Travellers
LANZERAC Out and HOTEL About
About the cover: Known as Poppy Day, the 11th of November is a time when we remember those who gave their lives in the line of duty. Rememberance Day is observed worldwide, and the poppy is a symbol of the bloodshed spoken of in the poem, Flanders Field.
NEWLANDS BREWERY TICKETS COMPETITION WINNER Congratulations to the winners of our competition in the October 2015 Muse magazine: Kerryn Money and Pieter Smit. They each win a set of four tickets for a Brewery Tour.
THE NEED FOR SPEED Keeping up in our increasingly connected and always-on world is an ongoing challenge. With the recent launch of yet another new iPhone 6 model, the Apple Watch, another FIFA Game and a slew of other new technology 'must-haves', it becomes harder to decide which ones are useful and necessary for you, given your limited budget. Regardless of what you personally decide to upgrade, the one technology which underpins it all is our connection to the internet, the Cloud, the InterWeb or whatever you choose to call it. This technology has come a long way since the days of the dial-up modem (remember that annoying but exciting connection tune). From there we progressed through ADSL, 3G, 4G, LTE to provide the 'pipe' through which our growing data and speed needs flow. To keep up with the world, Pinelands now needs to get Fibre Optic connections directly into our homes and businesses. Help us to get this for our suburb by reading the article on page 8 and adding your support to the Pinelands Fibre initiative. The Muse magazine has been accepted for membership of the Association of Independent Publishers. With this membership, we also subscribe to the Press Council Code of Conduct, hence the new logos we now carry at the bottom of the page. As we take our distribution very seriously, we are also applying for ABC (Audit Bureau of Circulation) certification to give our advertisers confidence that their message is really getting out to everyone that it should. We hope to have this certification in the next month or two. Enjoy the edition!
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Above: Alpine Swift The arrival of summer and hot days brings swifts to the skies of Pinelands and, when it isn't too windy, they often swoop low overhead in pursuit of small flying insects. Swifts are larger than swallows, with sickle-shaped wings and are mainly dark brown and lack the glossy blue sheen that swallows have. Swifts are true masters of flight and glide and spin gracefully through the air. They seldom perch, except to sit on their nests or to roost for the night on their nests, although some species even sleep while on the wing. The Alpine Swift, named because it also occurs in the Alps in Europe, can often be seen in Pinelands and can be recognised by its white chest. Text: Dr Callan Cohen, research associate at the UCT FitzPatrick Institute of African O rnith o l o g y, b i rd book author and director of Birding Africa tours: www.birdingafrica.com. Photo: Mike Buckham.
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Harcourts Maynard Burgoyne Pinelands 021 531 3041 Southern Suburbs 021 531 0993
Now in Howard Centre
Craft & Gift Fair 7 - 22 DECEMBER 2015
Pinelands High School Kent Hall • Forest Drive Weekdays 9am - 7pm including 16 Dec holiday Sat & Sun 9am - 5pm
Light Meals Take-aways Tea & Coffee
Relaxed and friendly Christmas shopping. Free entry
A wide variety of exquisite gifts by over 100 crafters
Handcrafted cards and Christmas decorations, plants, delicious tasty treats, jewellery, gifts for children, glassware, needlework, woodwork, baskets, wirework, leatherwork, clothing and so much more…
t Jenni: 082 661 6080 e firstname.lastname@example.org f pinelandscraftandgiftfair
COMMUNITY CALENDAR 31 October 2015
14 November 2015
Come along and join in the fun at the Annual Spring Fête on Saturday 31 October, from 9am. Teddy bears knitted by residents will be on sale. Any donations are welcome. Call Ruth on 021 531 5311.
Come to Thornton Retirement Village at 11am, preview starts at 10:30am. Cakes, delicatessen goodies, some wine and more in gift packs all ready for Christmas will be on auction.
HELEN KELLER SOCIETY FÊTE
31 October 2015
LA GRATITUDE DUCK RACE
La Gratitude Pre-Primary School Duck Race and craft market runs from 10am until 2pm, on the Pinehurst Primary School fields. Admission is free. Come and have a day of fun and enjoy the crafts and activities and see if your duck is the winner! Craft stalls are R100, Ducks are R20 each, and Corporate Ducks cost R100. Buy ducks on the day or call Celeste before 2pm at 021 531 4961.
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I will offer you cash for any of these items:
GOLD (even scrap gold) remember when you lost that
earring and buried the other in your jewellery box? SILVER from scrap jewellery to silver teasets MEDALS Boer War, WW1, WW2 inc badges & buttons. COINS remember the old tickey, sixpence, shilling, 5 shilling and R1 coin from the 60’s? POSTCARDS up to 1945 (1900-1920 are best) CUPS & SAUCERS duos & trios (plate, cup & saucer) OLD TOYS Schuco, Dinky, Meccano etc. BRASS & COPPER who still wants to clean it?
Call me… my number is 083 775 00 55 … you stand to earn some cash for those old trinkets, bits & pieces that no longer serve you.
7 November 2015 SAWAS ANNUAL FÊTE
There will be something for everyone at the SAWAS Fête from 8am to 12:30pm at SAWAS House, Cedar Avenue. Browse through the variety of crafts, clothing, food, bric-a-brac, plants, cakes and much more. Call Pat Carruthers at 073 285 0485.
7 November 2015 DIY CHRISTMAS GIFT AND HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS
Join Kitchen Cosmetics for hands-on workshops. Learn to make your own natural body products, such as creams, lotions and soap. Great for Christmas gifts, holiday 10:25 AM activities and entrepreneurs alike! Booking essential: Call 084 656 5577 / 082 642 0022 or email email@example.com.
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BANTING MEALS available daily Millside Park, FREE DELIVERIES TO Morningside, Ndabeni SURROUNDING AREAS for orders over R30 Mon - Fri • 9am - 3pm
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RONDEBOSCH PARK MARKET
Visit the Rondebosch Park Market held on the corner of Campground and Sandown Roads in Rondebosch, from 9am till 2pm. You will find a variety of crafts clothing, jewellery, food and much more. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
CAKE AND DELI AUCTION
25 November 2015 STEEL MAGNOLIAS
The ladies cancer support group meets at 20 Peak Drive at 7pm. This is the last meeting for this year. Anyone is welcome. Call Catherine 072 040 7563 or 021 531 3963.
28 November 2015 CANAL FULL MOON WALK
The annual Take back our Canal Full Moon Walk organised by the Pinelands Neighbourhood Watch takes place from 7:30pm - walk starts at 8pm. Earlier this year it was great family fun with moms, dads, kids and dogs all joining in. We hope that this year even more residents will take part in this wonderful community event. Contact Di at email@example.com.
29 November 2015 CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT
The Congregational Church invites you, your family and friends to join them at 7:30pm for the singing of Christmas Carols, followed by tea and mince pies at 3 Nerine Avenue, Pinelands. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
7 Dec - 22 Dec 2015
PINELANDS CRAFT AND GIFT FAIR
Don't miss the ever popular Pinelands Craft and Gift Fair at the Kent Hall, Pinelands High School. See advert for times. Call Jenni 082 661 6080.
1 Oct 2015 – 30 Jan 2016 PINELANDS LIBRARY MAINTENANCE
The Pinelands library will be closed from 1 October 2015 to 30 January 2016.
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inflation. It also reminds us that property is not a short term investment. In 2009 the inflation rate was over 6% and the average price came down by about 5% which would have meant a negative growth of 11% - probably a good time to have bought a property. So what can we expect of 2016? We are now at the end of a seven year cycle of price increases and with the slowdown in the economy starting to bite, homeowners can expect prices to escalate in line with our current inflation rate of 5%. The recent improvement in the Rand/Dollar exchange rate also means that interest rates are not likely to increase again this year. Although the number of homes offered for sale in Pinelands and Thornton has increased, these suburbs remain popular with buyers, which will keep the local market relatively bouyant.
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Latest statistics, drawn from the Lightstone Property portal, indicate that property prices in both Pinelands and Thornton have doubled in the past 10 years. The average price of a freestanding home in Pinelands now stands at R2.6m compared to the 2005 average of R1.26m. In Thornton the average price of a home is currently R1.3m, whilst in 2005 it was R655 000. Normally, you would expect prices to double every seven years, but during the period under review the worldwide economic crises in 2008 affected the markets negatively for about three years. What does this all mean? If you consider that the inflation rate during this period averaged about 5.5%, property price growth was almost double that of
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PLEASANT PLACE WELCOMES SPRING Community spirit is alive and well in Pleasant Place - there have been new trees planted in the park and a request made to have a play park erected for the neighbourhood children. Residents gathered together on 26 September for snacks and drinks in Pleasant Place Park, making the most of the fun occasion to greet old friends and meet new residents, including a family from Holland and their young children. Sent by Michele Kendall.
WINONA PLAYS WATERPOLO FOR SOUTH AFRICA Winona Autagavaia has been involved in sport at Pinelands High since Grade 7. During the December holidays, at the end of Grade 8, she decided to take her water polo practices up a notch. An unsuccessful try out for the U14 Western Province Team did not deter Winona who was adamant that she wanted to play for Western Province. She trained hard in Grade 9 and was selected for the U15A Western Province team. The following year she made the U16A team and this year the U19A team. Then Winona was selected for the U17 National team â€“ a dream come true, giving Winona the opportunity to play in Zimbabwe and for South Africa at the Junior
Women's Water Polo 8 Nations EU Cup in Prague. The SA team earned silver medals after beating Switzerland (31-5), Wales (362), Ireland (15-4) and Czechoslovakia (11-10). They lost their last match against Slovakia after a penalty shootout. Winona would like to thank everyone who assisted her in her water polo. The biggest influence came from Craig and Sue Torr who were like her water polo parents! Thank you also to Gunther Wucherpfennig and his company Datanomix who were so generous in their sponsorship of the Prague tour.
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LEAP SCHOOLS BRING HOPE The LEAP Science and Maths School Introduction Lunch was hosted by Magica Roma. Guests were greeted at the entrance to the restaurant by talented marimba players from the LEAP School who were clearly enjoying themselves. Inside, the throng of people settled down to hear about the school that John Maytham was the brainchild of John Gilmour (see Muse May 2013). John Maytham, MC for the event, opened the afternoon by saying that many people asked him why he remains positive about the future of South Africa. He felt that South Africa, with all its problems, still has pockets of excellence which provide hope for a happy and successful future and that the LEAP Schools strengthen his belief by achieving an average of 93% Grade 12 pass rate, with more than 70% of graduates pursuing tertiary studies. The Leap footprint has now grown to six schools. A former LEAP scholar, LEAP School and the speaker for the MarimbaBand day, Nyameka Mguzulo, explained how terribly shy she was when she first joined the LEAP School in Pinelands. She has had many challenges to face in her own household - one of which was the fact that her mother was a schoolchild herself when Nyameka was born. Her grandmother was excited when Nyameka was accepted into the LEAP school and through her she learnt a new style of parenting - in that a child can be seen and heard. Nyameka made new lifestyle choices encouraged by the life orientation classes which she took seriously, adopting a new set of values, leading to increased self worth and a freedom to work hard at her studies. She became the first university graduate in her family and is now studying for her MBA. John Gilmour finished off the presentations, reiterating that teachers have the highest calling in the land and that LEAP aspires to turn out as many high quality teachers as they can. John recognises the huge inequity within our society and that it can take three generations for the pockets of disadvantaged people to become part of the economy. He believes that any child can rise above their situation just given the opportunity to do so. "People don’t accidentally care for each other - they are taught to do so - therefore social development is very important and this emotional journey needs to be part of our education system". LEAP follows a simple code of conduct and the hope John Gilmour and is that the environment Nyameka Mguzulo of "entitlement" will be replaced by one of commitment. He then concluded by thanking the school staff and major sponsors. For more information: www.leapschool.org.za call 021 531 9715, or email email@example.com.
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BEAUTIFUL SPRING DAY FOR THE SAPS COMMUNITY FUN DAY
The 19th September was a perfect sunny day for the SAPS Community Fun Day. We were welcomed by the music of the Cannons Creek Marimba band, set amongst the various craft stalls, under the shade of the trees on Juliana Veld. The event was well supported with an obvious increase in the numbers of residents coming to visit, as compared to the turnout last year. Once again SAPS is to be congratulated on bringing the community together with a day packed with entertainment and education on security. Pinewatch demonstrated the efficiency of the cameras that are now in operation showing how the licence plate recognition cameras can pick out and "read" number plates. The strategically placed cameras are monitored by staff at Pinewatch and there is liaison with SAPS when necessary. Crowds were drawn to the ever popular dog shows including the Western Province Dog Club with a collection of dogs going through their paces on the circuit â€“ a very entertaining and proficient display considering the large crowd distracting the dogs. The police dogs were also put through their paces and took us through a drug detection exercise. The Cape Garrison Artillery Pipes and Drums gave a rousing bagpipe display marching across the field and filling the air
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with music for onlookers gathered before a beautiful backdrop of Table Mountain. These are just a couple of the events organised by SAPS, and supported by local schools, Pinelands Neighbourhood Watch, local security companies, the Community Policing Forum, emergency services, crafters, food stalls and Pinelands residents.
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CONGRATULATIONS TO PINELANDS HIGH SCHOOL PREFECTS FOR 2016
EIGHT WESTERN PROVINCE WATER POLO REPS AT PHS
Back row from left: Phillipe La Grange, Justin Snelling, Kendra Stewart, Narian Naidu, Christopher Timm and Zara Ebrahim. Front row from left: Simone Adams, Charlie Murray, Huda Abrahams, Aalia Bester, Stella Hertantyo and Ameen Jardine. Absent: Achmad Petersen and Reza Ebrahim.
Back row from left: Chris Timm (U/19B), Winona Autagavaia (WP U19/A and SA), Sam Butler (U/19C). Front row from left: Sydney Jacobs (U/16A), Brandy Verheem (U/16B), Emma Erasmus (u/15B), and Megan Jensen (U/19B). Absent: Taneille Roach (U/15A).
PINELANDS HIGH SCHOOL 2015 SCIENCE EXPO MEDAL WINNERS PHS again made a good showing in the 2015 Science Expo, with 16 entries judged, 6 receiving bronze medals, 2 receiving silver and 3 awarded gold. Each of the gold medal projects was presented during the recent holidays at the prestigious International Science Fair in Johannesburg. The gold medal awards were won by Tanweer Mohamed & Jordan Turner, with their project on the Effect of petrol stations on pH of surrounding soil; Aalia Bester and Zahraa Schroeder with their project Imagination deficiency; and Huda Abrahams with her project Exploring the impact of salt on the height of bread. KnightFrank-M3H-057x.pdf
From Left: Huda Abrahams, Tanweer Mohamed, Aalia Bester, Jordan Turner, Zahraa Schroeder.
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Fibre is the generic term used to describe fibre optic cable. It is made up of very thin strands of specially coated glass and, using refraction, it carries pulses of light (encoded data) down the length of the cable at… yes, light speed! The international standard now for telecommunications and data infrastructure is Fibre. It is not a new technology and Fibre has been the backbone of telecommunication for decades, sending data across oceans and continents. As the cost reduces and the demand for higher speeds increases, fibre is being used to complete the last few kilometres to homes and businesses. In essence, by replacing the current copper cables with Fibre, it will complete your connection to the worldwide network of Fibre and its benefits.
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Internet speed - great for all downloads, DSTV downloads, better skype quality, voice over internet phones, less vulnerable to outages as the fibre can use alternate routes, and not as attractive to thieves as copper wire.
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Residents need to vote with their clicks for a better internet future by registering their interest on www.pinelandsfibre.com. This is a non-binding expression of interest and supplying your information won’t result in a bombardment of service providers. If there is any doubt about how it works or what it is about, please contact Clinton or Anton at email@example.com To see what other suburbs are doing or have achieved, go to www.constantiafibre.com or www.parkhurst.org.za.
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With a broad mandate from the Pinelands Ratepayers and Residents Association to investigate the possibility of improvements, Pinelands Fibre, a group of Pinelanders who have resident’s interests at heart and not corporate/financial gain, have already established a website and Facebook page to gauge the interest from the community and service providers. This has been done very successfully by the suburb of Parkhurst in Johannesburg, Constantia in Cape Town and others, like Rondebosch, are fast following their example.
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JONATHAN JONES IS CANNONS CREEK INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DUX The Cannons Creek School Dux for 2015 is Jonathan Jones. Pictured below is the school High School Principal Mr van Haght (centre) with Jonathan (left) and Olwethu Dikiso (right) who was awarded the Principalâ€™s Honour Award. Jonathan will be studying Electrical Engineering at Stellenbosch University in 2016 and Olwethu will be studying Medicine abroad.
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Above: 2016 Head Boy Matthew Archer and Head G â€‹ irl Nadia Arend with Cannons Creek High School Principal Mr van Haght.
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Congratulations to nine year-old Kate Opperman from Cannons Creek who was chosen for the WP Biathlon team.
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Large family home.
In the heart of the Southern Suburbs. 5 Bedrooms. 4 Bathrooms. Modern open plan kitchen, flows easily into dining area opening up into large sunroom. Fold-back doors opens area into large, manicured garden.
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O/p tiled kitchen, lounge area, sleeping area with bics. Juliet balcony, full bathroom, shower over bath. Mountain facing, prepaid electricity, parking bay. Complex has 2 pools, gym, laundry security. Walk to Old Mutual.
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CARS, RALLIES, DUST DRIFTING & BRAAIVLEIS
all part of the fun of the Vosburg Bull Run
As a fiftieth birthday present Chris Steffen's wife, Tracey, bought him entrance to the 2015 WegRy Bull Run. The stage was set. He bought a 1973 Mercedes Benz 220, fixed the engine, dollied up the exterior and drove the 700 odd kilometres to Vosburg in the Karoo for a few days of motoring fun.
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Chris first heard about the Bull Run from his brother J-D. The event is organised annually by WegRy magazine and was modelled on an idea introduced by the BBC program Top Gear, where the contestants had to buy a banger under a certain value and reach a prescribed destination in the car. The rules for the Bull Run include buying a car which is older than 30 years and spending under R20 000 in purchasing, repairing and making it roadworthy. The car has to be driven to the venue in Vosburg and then the adventures begin. This year there were 120 teams competing, with more than 500 people at the event.
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Chris spent many evenings getting the car ready for the journey. Some of the repairs were done by a friend at Auto Repair Services, but Chris did his own spray painting and sign writing, including the added extras – such as an old telecommunication aerial from an old American car, attached to
the boot lid with a drain cleaning plunger !
THE INFAMOUS DICTATOR
Each team had a theme. Chris and his brother were the drivers and the story they will tell you is that they were the security detail for an obnoxious dictator from the Republic of Skelmgeid. The dictator sat in the back seat – a straw puppet with a paper maché head, dressed in a suit... there's more to this story - read on...
BALANCING SPEED, NAVIGATION AND BRAINS
After the long drive via Sutherland, the group, including the support team Ivan Slabbert and his son Evan in a TATA sponsored bakkie, set up camp. The first day included Rally Events where the trick was not to race and get there in the fastest time. The aim was to cover the route in the stipulated time. If you were too fast or too slow you were penalised. Added to this, each team had to complete a task at the end of each section such as matching sized bolts, changing a car tyre safely, answering quiz questions about the road-worthiness of cars, or – and wait for it – enter a bokdrolspoeg competition!
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On the second day the drivers enjoyed drifting on the mud flats which are, according to Chris, "as flat as a pancake". Drifting is a technique whereby the driver exhibits his On the long drive home
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The next challenge covered two drag races, one of which Chris and J-D almost won. The two other events were racing around miniature replicas of the Malaysian Grand Prix and Phakisa circuits. All the points collected during the event are tallied and the winners are awarded automotive gift vouchers or wine.
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Chris was proud that his car remained in good working order until the end and they could at least drive her back to Cape Town – unlike others who had to watch their vehicles disappear down the road on the back of a flatbed truck. They did the return journey via Calvinia and Ceres, covering many kilometres of dirt road and having to deal with no less than four punctures on the way. The experience as a whole was enjoyable and one where Chris and his brother were able to connect despite their large age difference. The car is good for another rally and Chris is looking for one to enter; and yes, next year they will be back for the Bull Run. The Dictator
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GOODBYE TO THE DICTATOR The last event held on 'Freedom Square' involved impressing the judges with something different, and this is where the dictator came to the fore – or actually where he came to his end. The story goes that the security detail and all the people of the dictator's land were fed up with him - he had to go! After some manic driving and a gunfight the dictator exploded with a BOOM and his straw structure was burnt to a frazzle. The effigy had been rigged with fireworks and flares which Chris had activated by remote control.
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Education worldwide struggles to identify and cater for the needs of gifted children. This was highlighted at the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children in Odense, Denmark in July this year. Giftedness is a result of both genetic and environmental factors, and can be recognised by common traits within an age group, such as being able to process information faster and more effectively, understanding multistep processes and following adult conversation before they would be expected to. Gifted children have a deep fund of knowledge about the world about them, like to do things on their own with little instruction and can sometimes be more emotionally intense and sensitive with an increased empathy for others. They are known to have high activity levels and talk quickly, getting frustrated when others take a while to get to the point. Gifted children can sometimes be diagnosed incorrectly as ADHD or be seen as disruptive because they are bored, or non-communicative because they feel that they do not fit in. There is no sure fire 9:22 AM way to determine giftedness – take Albert Einstein for example, who spoke late and only started reading at age seven. Shirley Kokot and Radford House: The unofficial start to the conference was a day for parents of gifted children to learn from some of the ‘greats’ who were attending. South Africa’s own Professor Shirley Kokot, who founded South Africa’s only private school for gifted pupils, known as Radford House, was one of these speakers. It was wonderful meeting these mostly Danish parents and sharing their trials, living in a country which denies giftedness – Danish society doesn’t allow for any children to be taught differently so gifted children also need to be ‘served’ the same educational feeding as every other child in Denmark! It is not only about keeping a clever child busy: Once teachers and parents recognise that their children may be gifted, it follows that educators need to be creative in their approach – understanding the social and emotional needs and helping them to realise their true potential. Rachel Zorman from Jerusalem spoke about giftedness in girls, and living in a world where they are not expected to outshine their male counterparts. Communication development: Teaching gifted children their strengths and
By Ann Morton Principal at Pinelands North Primary School
weaknesses allows them to cope with failure and also encourages them to accept that it is cool to be clever. Good communication improves social interaction with other students and family. Projects given to gifted children, such as reading current newspaper articles and starting conversations about them at home, is invaluable in the arena of communication development. Suitable learning environment: Some schools have had success by making use of an open plan classroom area where three classes such as Grades 1, 2 and 3 share a common area, so that those who feel they are more advanced can attend maths, for example, with the higher class and vice versa for those struggling with a topic in their own age group. The classes are also less formal in structure leading to a fun learning experience. The importance of play in education: Playful learning leads to talent development. Providing an atmosphere where the child can exhibit and act on their curiosity leads to increased creativity, and self-confidence. Research has shown that a higher level of engagement with their surroundings comes from having autonomy, having meaningful goals, unbureaucratic rules, flexible challenges, stimulating feedback and concentration. The importance of time management is highlighted as gifted children can be perfectionists and spend a lot of time on one particular project getting it 'just right'. Teaching Perseverance: Can optimism be taught? – yes, and it has been linked to resilience “Grit, perseverance, and self discipline outdoes IQ in predicting success”. Service Learning: Dorothy Sisk, another well known speaker at the conference highlighted the importance of developing spiritual intelligence, identifying core values such as compassion, honesty, fairness, responsibility and respect. Service projects were suggested for the children to complete within their communities – enabling them to understand the relationship between nature and mankind. Gifted children have the capability of contributing handsomely to society and the community around them so it is worth investing in their education.
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10 things children need to know about Money By Sue Torr
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Teaching our children how to budget, handle money and save is but a small part of making our children financially astute. Before children can grasp the more technical aspects of finance, there are some underlying principles that are well worth them knowing. Here are ten things we believe all children should understand about money: 1. All parents want their children to be happy, and most parents feel guilty when they are unable to buy their children the things they want. Sometimes this guilt is expressed as anger, although it is normally anger at their own financial situation and not at you. Learn to be sensitive to other people’s financial situations, including that of your parents. 2. Sometimes parents say no to a request because they simply can’t afford it. Other times saying no is actually an act of love that is designed to teach you both the art of delayed gratification and respect for money earned by others. 3. Parents want to love their children with their hearts and not their wallets. No material possession will ever outlast the unconditional love that a parent has for their child. Do not confuse money and love. The one is finite, the other is not.
the opportunity to walk your own path of success. The only competition worth entering is the race to be a better you. 6. Be ambitious. Aim for something higher than money. You will be far more admired and respected for your education, knowledge and work ethic than for any material possession bestowed upon you. When you hold your hard-earned degree or diploma in your hand one day, it will mean more to you than any smart phone you were ever given. 7. As soon as you can, learn how to tell the difference between what you want now and what you want most. Every purchase you make today is a loan against something you might have had in the future. Delayed gratification forms the foundation of your entire financial future. 8. Until you have traded hard work for a pay cheque, you will never truly understand the value of money. Working hard for your own money and achieving financial independence is one of the most selfempowering and fulfilling things you can do. Kahlil Gibran was right when he said that “work is love made visible”.
4. An iPhone 6 will not make you a cool kid. Nor will FIFA 16. There is no easier route to becoming popular and wellliked than by being a nice human being. Kindness costs nothing and has a higher rate of return than any other investment.
9. Debt is the easiest pit to fall into and the hardest place to escape. One of the most powerful gifts money can buy is control over your own time. Debt robs you of this freedom, together with a lot of other things. Before buying anything on credit, make absolutely sure you know what you are trading your future freedom for.
5. You will never win the race to keep up with the Joneses. For as long as you live, there will be always be people with more money, bigger houses and fancier cars than you. The frantic competition for newer, bigger, better and faster will keep you imprisoned on a hamsterwheel of fleeting happiness followed by deep-seated disappointment and self-loathing. While you are trapped on this hamster wheel, you deny yourself
10. You can most definitely make money doing what you love. If you make money your goal, you will never find happiness. If you make happiness your goal, money will no doubt be a by-product of your efforts. People will be attracted by your enthusiasm, ideas and work ethic, and will invest in your passion. In the words of Wayne Dryer, “Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.”
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Why do you need a Will? If you die without a valid Will, you will effectively die intestate. Your estate will be wound up by the state in accordance with the laws of succession. It may mean that certain unintended beneficiaries inherit from your estate. If you have minor children and die without a Will, the state will appoint guardians for your children – and they may not be the people that you would wish to care for your kids. Without a Will, any assets or money left to your minor children will go to the state-run Guardian’s Fund and will be administered on behalf of your children. Drafting a Will allows you to nominate suitable guardians for your minor children. You can also set up a testamentary trust in your Will to ensure that the assets bequeathed to your children are protected. A Will ensures that the process of winding up your estate is quicker and less stressful for your loved ones.
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Denmark By Ann Morton Principal PNPS
This year the Governing Body of Pinelands North Primary School sent me to an international conference in Denmark. I left South Africa on Friday 31 July, bound for Copenhagen on an Emirates flight. Do yourself a favour and fly with them – it is the ideal way to relax after a hectic race to complete travel arrangements. Denmark is a wonderful place to visit, and I think I could live there. Language is not a problem because English is the second language of most Danes and the Afrikaans language comes from the same ‘stem’ as German, Dutch, Danish and Swedish, making written Danish on street signs and on shops quite easy to decipher.
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Very few Danes have motorcars because they really don’t need them. The roads are planned to include bicycle lanes and there is a very good public transport system of metros (high speed usually underground trains like the underground in London), buses and trains. I bought a Copenhagen Card that allows free travel and entrance into most museums. As a woman on my own, I had no problem day or night – every evening I would find a small café on the pavement to have a meal and at no time did I feel threatened.
VIKINGS, CASTLES AND ROYALTY
The Danish culture is heavily steeped in history and I was surprised at the length of time the country has been in existence.
Nyhaven, the Copenhagen ‘waterfront’
Their royal family is the longest serving royal family in the world, I think, and their current queen is still revered by her subjects. Many of her palaces are open to the public. The Vikings were the first people who ‘populated’ the country and in the town of Roskilde one can see four of their original ships. I visited Helsingor, the town closest to Sweden, across the water. Kronborg Slot, the castle in Helsingor, is the one featured in the movie, Hamlet.
Capetonians would love the Nyhaven – the Copenhagen ‘waterfront’ where you can listen to buskers playing jazz, eat, drink and enjoy the afternoon sun with friends. I was there when a young gentleman arrived with two bodyguards – he turned out to be the new Danish prime minister, interacting with the public!
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While in Copenhagen I visited two amazing schools and came back to South Africa with new ideas for playground equipment and ideas of how to ‘stream’ classes in a much more efficient way.
The conference week was not all work – the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children conference was held in Odense from 9 – 14 August. See article on page 12. Odense is another town with really beautiful architecture, lots of parks
and gardens, and cobbled streets. Our conference overlapped with a gardening conference and the Odense Flower Festival, where all the shops, churches, community organisations and schools do their bit. Walking around every evening we would find impromptu concerts, ballet concerts, theatre and old crafters working in the main street. I was amazed too by the bee population in Denmark – almost every blossom had at least one bee collecting pollen. See my Facebook album on bees!
HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN
Odense is the birthplace of Carl Nielsen (Danish Musician) and Hans Christian Anderson (Danish author). From the station one can follow some footsteps created in the pavement, from each of the important places associated with Hans Christian Andersen – his school, his first home and a museum created to celebrate his life. It made me think about my childhood fairy stories, making me look for the books my grandmother left me. Other lovely things to do in Odense include: a trip on the river to the zoo, the Den Fynske Landsby which is similar to Kleinplasie in Worcester – all the old buildings have been moved there so you can travel right through architectural time in one place. Denmark is an expensive country to visit, where a hamburger and a beer costs about R300, but two weeks wasn’t enough time - so Denmark is on my list for a revisit...
The flower show at Odense
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YOU ARE A FREQUENT PLAYER WITH ARNO CARSTENS - HOW DID YOU MEET?
In the second year of my music degree at UCT I felt as if I was losing momentum with my music so I took a year off. It was nerve racking but I found opportunities and in 2012 I played trumpet and sang in the opening act before an Arno Carstens performance. As Arno started his performance he said "Can that trumpet guy join me on stage". A week later I was flown to Johannesburg to meet the rest of the band. It was a great time followed by my final year at The South African College of Music.
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A great leap in David’s career was ignited when he wrote a song for the Ocean Volvo Yacht Race. He won the Making Waves competition with his song Blue which was released in November 2014 and represented the South African leg of the race. The great response to his song gave him enormous confidence. He bagged another award this year at the Africa MELA 2015 Youth Festival in Durban. He was surprised and delighted when he received a MELA award for his contribution to the music industry.
WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR INSPIRATION?
I have developed my style from classical music through jazz, to rock, electronic and popular music. Inspirational living and experiencing a life that I am fortunate to
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DAVID WATKYNS have adds to the source of my music which appears to come from a natural spring which is always flowing, and every so often I capture something that is really me.
WHAT IS THE M:TECH TEACHING PROGRAM?
As Director of M:Tech Education (a UK based program), I use my knowledge of various instruments and music production, to teach youngsters aged 7 to 13 years to write their own music. We have set up music stations at eight primary schools in the Western Cape - and allowing the children unfettered creativity, we produce more than 200 original songs annually.
GROUPS YOU'VE SHARED THE STAGE WITH?
My main collaboration is between Arno Carstens and Matthew Gold. I have also worked with artists such as Toya DeLazy, Mike Rutherford (Genesis/Mike and the Mechanics UK), Jimmy Dludlu, Judith Sephuma, aKing, Art Matthews, The Plastics, Jack Hardman (UK), Storey (UK) and Chris Cape (UK/SA).
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All credit to Mike Harris and Belinda de Villiers of PHS who helped me to develop a professional and mature outlook to my music and my acting abilities, in a relaxed and fun environment, encompassing an ethic of teamwork. My younger days with Paula Pursch Theatre Sports were followed with my first part in a senior school play in Grade 8. I was cast as the younger version of Don Lockwood in Singing in the Rain. Other plays I acted and sang in were African McBeth (Mambo), Annie and Journey’s End where I played my favourite role as a comedian cook for troops in the trenches. In my matric year I played Will Parker, a young man in love with Ado Annie, in Oklahoma. Since then I have acted in TV
commercials, series and film cameos - in Dominion (USA SYFY TV) and a lead part in British Story (UK Sky Atlantic TV). Analysing his acting success David explains that to do a role effectively one has to be able to show empathy towards others – if you have this ability you are able to translate the acting role into your own portrayal of the character.
YOUR INTERNATIONAL CAREER?
I visit the Seychelles about twice a year performing with Matthew Gold (also a PHS past Pupil). In Europe in 2011, the highlight was singing with the Cape Town Youth Choir in Grosse Aula, a concert hall where Mozart used to perform near his home in Austria. You could feel the history in the room. On a Thailand visit with my girlfriend the musicians in the local bar invited me to perform with them and I played a couple of my own songs which went down well. Its always incredible to connect with hundreds of strangers through a common language of music, and I’m grateful for them being a part of my journey.
WHY SO MANY INSTRUMENTS?
I like to learn as much as I can about different instruments. My experience with trumpet, piano, synthesiser, guitar, and other instruments gives me the technical knowledge, enabling me to collaborate with musicians effectively. Every instrument is different, so it’s important to be able to speak their ‘instrument's language’.
THOUGHTS ON PINELANDS
No matter how far I go, or how many places I see in my travels, it is always good to come back to Pinelands and see family and friends. The community here is unique and people genuinely care when they ask how you are.
Interview: Glynnis Schutte Image: Justin Munitz Photography
Multi–instrumentalist, David Watkyns is making his mark on the world of music. He is a songwriter, singer, producer and educator, raised in a home surrounded by musicians. He gained a firm foundation in music and acting at Pinelands High School and with Paula Pursch Theatre Sports. In 2012 David completed his Bachelor of Music in Jazz Trumpet Performance. We catch up with him prior to the release of his solo single from his first solo album being released in 2016.
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Circle of Life Heritage Month Tea at the Lanzerac Hotel Guests at the Children's Hospital Trust tea held at the Lanzerac Hotel were inspired by speakers Professor David Beatty and author Sindiwe Mgona. The theme of "Heritage, Hope and Healing" complimented the celebration of women's month. Full of history and situated in Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa, the beautiful Lanzerac Hotel, presented a delightful tea followed by a tour of the estate, its gardens, accommodation, restaurants and spa. (see www.lanzerac.co.za or call 021 887 1132). The Trust has a successful track record which started in 1994 to save the hospital from closing its doors. One of the current fund raising projects is for expanding the paediatric ICU. This unit at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital provides care to patients in South Africa and beyond our borders and is unable to cope with the increased patient load. R90 million is required for the upgrade, of which R30 million has been gifted, while R30 million will be provided by the Western Cape Government and the final third is to be collected through appeals to the community. Prof Dave Beatty, a founder of the Children's Hospital Trust, spoke of the generosity of the returning World War soldiers who donated part of their salary to the establishment of a living memorial which is the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital. The hospital opened in 1956 and today caters for the medical health needs of more than 260 000 patients a year. Professor Beatty also gave tribute to the late Emeritus Professor Max Klein, recognised internationally, who set up the first ICU for children at this hospital. The keynote guest speaker was Sindiwe Mgona, who related a humorous and
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Above: Professor Dave Beatty a founder of the Children's Hospital Trust with keynote speaker, author Sindiwe Mgona. touching tale of her life which fitted in well with the theme for the day. At 23 years old she felt like a has been with three children to support and no formal education. Doing what she needed to do, she took up a domestic worker position and studied her matric through correspondence. Thereafter Sindiwe completed a BA through Unisa, and a Masters degree through Columbia University in Social Sciences. She has now returned to South Africa after working for the United Nations for 22 years. A prolific writer and joint recipient of the Nadine Gordimer award, Sindiwe read one of her poems called "Being" which speaks to the way we live our lives. She believes that Roosevelt was right when he suggested that we should leave the world a better place than when we found it. Sindiwe sees South Africans as people of good will and urges us to "infect others with our goodness". If you would like to donate to the Children's Hospital Trust go to www.childrenshospitaltrust.org.za. PBO Number 930004493.
Below left: The Lanzerac Hotel Spa looking out onto the grape vines. Below right: The Danie Craven Lounge.
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FOOD FROM THE HEART By Heleen Meyer Pinelands resident, foodie and author of Food from the Heart, and the new Make five/Maak vyf.
Food Image: Heleen Meyer Portrait: Neville Lockhart
SUMMER SMOOTHIES Serves 4
100 g blueberries or strawberries ½ medium papaya or 1 large mango, peeled and cubed 2-3 peaches or nectarines, cubed with the skin on ¼ pineapple, peeled and cubed 60 ml (¼ cup) ground almonds or raw oats ice cubes, handful fresh mint leaves and extra berries to serve
1. Place fruit in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Add almonds or oats and blend for a few more minutes. 2. Place ice in tall glasses and pour smoothie into each glass. Thin down with a little water, if preferred. Garnish with mint and a few berries. More good combinations: 1. Pineapple, mint or ginger, mango and coconut milk. 2. Banana, peanut butter, yoghurt and honey or a drop of vanilla. 3. Summer berries, banana, mint, lemon rind and Rooibos tea. 4. Grapes, peaches, plum and ginger or mint. 5. Even veggies like celery, spinach, carrots, beetroot and cucumber are often added to smoothies.
Fruit in so many colours, textures and flavours is just one of the things that gets me excited about the spring and summer months. Imagine an ice cold, thick, fruity smoothie in a tall glass to cool you down on a hot summer’s day. Whether you prefer it as a snack or light meal, there are so many choices for delicious combinations, that I could fill this page listing all the options. Start with your favourite colour as a base. If you like it pink, think strawberries and other berries. If yellow is your summer colour, then pineapple or papaya will be the starting point. And if you prefer something in the fashionable coral-orange, then add peaches and more papaya or even a carrot. Stick to seasonal fruit for the best flavour. Most of the fruit doesn’t need peeling, making it quick and easy to prepare. A great tip is to freeze fruit like bananas, mango or berries to have a thick and instantly cold smoothie. Even overripe fruit works well for this purpose. Blend in flavouring components like fresh ginger, cinnamon, vanilla, peanut butter, raw cocoa, mint, lemon rind or granadilla
pulp. Change the consistency to your preference – some don’t like the idea of sipping through a straw and prefer a smoothie almost thick enough to ‘eat’ with a spoon. If you do want to thin it down, liquids like ice water, cold Rooibos tea, yoghurt, milk or even coconut milk could work well. To keep it healthy, avoid fruit juice, which could be high in sugar and ice cream or frozen yoghurt, unless it’s for dessert. Blending nuts or raw oats into a smoothie makes it even thicker and more filling. The most important tool for smoothiemaking, is a powerful stick blender, smoothie maker or liquidiser. Some of the latest models can even crush ice cubes, but be very sure that the blades can handle that, otherwise you will not making smoothies any longer. A smoothie is just the answer to enjoy some delicious fruit and veggies raw and they have the added bonus of being healthy, packed with fibre, antioxidants, minerals and vitamins. It also fills you up and is the perfect light meal for summer, a snack or even breakfast.
Cook up a storm with Make five Heleen’s new recipe book Make five/ Maak vyf inspires us all to use a variety of everyday ingredients in five delectable and interesting ways. The recipes are easy and versatile, with lots of practical tips on how to cook good, wholesome food for your family. Heleen also shares
easy kitchen ideas to take the planet into consideration on a daily basis. To order a signed copy of Make five/Maak vyf or for more information on any of her books, visit www.heleenmeyer.co.za, email her on firstname.lastname@example.org, or like her Facebook page: HeleenMeyerFood.
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