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WATERKLOOF PRIMARY SCHOOL NEWSLETTER 19 – 2013

5 August 2013

Public Holiday Friday 9 August 2013 is Women’s Day, an official public holiday.

High Tea

Mrs J. Shee

A huge thank you to all the parents, children and staff who attended and contributed towards the first ever ‘High Tea’ held at WPS. It was a wonderful morning of song, speeches, poetry and readings. All present arrived dressed to the nines and the mothers who had so graciously offered to be hostess outdid themselves! Our children were wonderful and appeared to thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to perform for an audience. The sum of R7630 was raised! The English Department is delighted and the money will be spent on data projectors. Once again – thank you to all involved.

Recycling

Mrs L. Eagle

I am still requiring the assistance of at least one parent to help with the recycling program on a Wednesday morning on the soccer field. The parent would need to be at school at 07:00 till approximately 07:45. Any interested person should contact me via the school office. Please remember that we are still recycling paper, cardboard, plastic, tins, cans and glass every Wednesday morning. Refer to the ‘Communicator’ for details. REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE.

Science Week

Mrs L. Eagle

Last week was National Science Week and here’s a thought ….. How about commemorating it by organising a family trip to SCI-ENZA at the University of Pretoria for a hands-on experience. Entrance is free and their hours are from 08:00 to 16:00, weekdays only. Contact number – 012 420 3767. Alternatively, the SCI-BONO science exhibition at the SCI-BONO Discovery Centre in Johannesburg is well worth the trip. Many examples of technological and scientific projects are on display there. More information can be obtained at infor@sci-bono.co.za Senior Choir

Mrs J. Shee

Congratulations to Mrs Lubbe and Miss Voigt for the stunning performance of our Senior Choir with Nadine and The Croons at the Musion on Saturday evening. The children excelled themselves and a wonderful evening was enjoyed by all. Thank you to all parents for their support and to Mrs Eagle and Mr van Niekerk for accompanying the choir. This was an extraordinary experience for all involved.

Charity – SPCA Collection

Mrs E. Westdyk

A reminder that we are supporting the SPCA this term. The following article appeared in the Record Pretoria East yesterday, parts of which we include: Sad end for the Waltloo SPCA The Tshwane SPCA has been forced to close down the adoptions section at the Waltloo SPCA due to the lack of funds. After running adoptions from the Waltloo SPCA branch for the past 30 years, the Tshwane SPCA has been forced to close down the adoptions section at the Waltloo branch due to the lack of funds. Not only are they moving the adoptions to the Centurion branch but 20 employees are also facing the danger of being retrenched.


Korky Levanon, spokesperson for the Tshwane SPCA said the Tshwane SPCA does not receive any government funding and relies solely on the community for financial support. Levanon thanked all their loyal donors for their support and understanding. She said the Tshwane SPCA remains committed to provide services for the prevention of cruelty to animals. “We appeal to the community to open their hearts to enable us to continue helping animals in need”.

All contributions of cat food, dog food, and small change are welcome.

From the Sportsdesk

Mrs J. de Beer

Equestrian – Caitlin Schroder-Beneke was chosen for the North Gauteng Horse Riding Team in

three different disciplines after successfully competing in the SANESA Competition. The disciplines are – dressage, equitation and utility riding. She will be competing at the Inter Regionals at Misty Meadows on behalf of WPS on 10 – 11 August 2013.

702 Walk the Talk - Kuhle and Zizi Qubu completed the 702 Walk the Talk on Sunday. Well done to the two girls who braved the cold.

Cross Country – Aren Repko in Gr 4 took part in the SACSSA National Cross Country

Championships in Ermelo. He came 2nd in the boys 10 years 2km race and ran a SACSSA National Colours qualifying time. He has also taken part in the past three North West Province Cross Country Leagues where he has been placed 4th, 4th and 3rd in the boys under 10 2km event. Well done Aren!

Markmanship - The 36th Scout group had their marksmanship (shooting) badge competition on Saturday 9 March and Matthew Harrison achieved an astounding performance of 98%. Congratulations Matthew!

Athletics - Congratulations to Neptune on winning the Inter House Athletics. We had a couple of

records broken this year and congratulations go to Uba Okonkwo, Caroline Mosime, Rebecca de Catarina, Isabeau Joubert and Tshowa Katumba. (See full results below.) Matthew Joubert and Caroline Mosime won the School Championship races and are officially the fastest athletes in the school. Athletics practices have now started in earnest. Any children who have made the school team must please attend, as we cannot take unfit and undertrained athletes to competitions. Athletes who are not appropriately dressed will not be included in the team and will not be allowed on the bus. The dress code is as follows: Practices White shorts and WPS or House T-shirt. Meetings White shorts and official WPS athletics vest. These items are available from the School shop and are priced as follows: Athletics vest - between R95 and R110, depending on size. White shorts - between R60 and R90, depending on size. Thank you to all children who took part in the Inter House Meeting, and congratulations to all the winners. High Jump

Long Jump

Shotput

U/14 Girls U/14 Boys U/13 Girls U/13 Boys U/12 Girls U/12 Boys U/11 Girls U/11 Boys

Rebecca de Catarina Rhys Milton Isabeau Joubert Matthew Joubert Shani Smit Ronan Perring Tshowa Katumba Tsiamo Modise

Neptune Saturn Mercury Mercury Mercury Saturn Mercury Mercury

U/14 Boys U/14 Girls U/13 Girls U/13 Boys U/12 Girls U/12 Boys U/11 Girls U/11 Boys

Rhys Milton Maxine Milton Caroline Mosime Matthew Joubertl Michelle Hsu Nikhil Mooloo Alusha Legong Thando Ndlovu

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U/14 Boys

Thabo Moruke

Neptune

Record Record

Record


U/13 Girls U/13 Boys U/12 Girls U/12 Boys U/11 Girls U/11 Boys

Melissa Swartz Matthew Joubert Meadow Brenner Matthew Neser Tshowa Katumba Luke Klopper

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Middle Distance U/13 Girls U/13 Boys U/12 Girls U/12 Boys U/11 Girls U/11 Boys U/10 Girls U/10 Boys U/ 9 Girls U/ 9 Boys

Lauren Cooke Logan Repko Mari Paz Ebang Ruan du Preez Tshowa Katumba Aiden-Luc Marryatt Georgia Kennealy Morgan Booysen Abigail Williams Immanuel Mlilo

Mercury Neptune Mercury Neptune Mercury Mercury Neptune Mercury Saturn Mercury

Hurdles

U/13 Girls U/13 Boys U/12 Girls U/12 Boys U/11 Girls U/11 Boys U/10 Girls U/10 Boys

Charlotte Smit Matthew Joubert Mari Paz Ebang Tshepiso Ntuli Tshowa Katumba Reagaboka Makena Phakane Mtetwa Morgan Booysen

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Sprints

U/14 Boys U/14 Girls U/13 Boys U/13 Girls U/12 Boys U/12 Girls U/11 Boys U/11 Girls U/10 Boys U/10 Girls U/9 Boys U/9 Girls U/8 Boys U/8 Grils U/7 Boys U/7 Girls

Thabo Moruke Maxine Milton Matthew Joubert Caroline Mosime Mooketsi Molai Mari Paz Ebang Thando Ndlovu Tshowa Katumba Morgan Booysen Riley Wearne Thato Kekana Deborah Yemek Uba Okonkwo Kaylen-Lee Roffey Wandile Kharibe Yondela Mampa

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Record

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Fixtures for this Week Monday

5 August

Girls Tennis League match vs Laerskool Elarduspark at WPS Boys Tennis League match vs Glenstantia Primary at WPS

Wednesday

7 August

Athletics Meeting at Brooklyn Primary – middle distance, hurdles, sprints & relays.


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