The Wykeham Collegiate
Published on June 27, 2014
2 Out Of The Hat We have been fortunate to expe- rience a fairly mild winter so far, but I am sure the girls are looking forward to sleeping in and only getting up once the day has warmed up. G irls in Grades 8 to 11 have spent time this term writing exams and hopefully all their hard work and diligence has paid off. The winter sports have come to an end and the girls have en- joyed successes in all the sports on offer. A number of girls will be participating in Inter - Provincial sports’ tournaments next week and I wish them all the best. The first part of the debating league has drawn to a close and we congratulate the Senior TWC 1 team and the Grade 8 TWC 2 team for reaching the quarter fi- nal rounds. Sibulelo Jolwana, Mueenah Kadodia and Jordan Magrobi have been selected for the PMB League squad to attend the KZN Provincial Debating dur- ing the holiday. Five girls, who were involved in the keel boat sailing course over half - term, have been invited to participate in a keel boat race on Durban Harbour this holiday and I am sure it will be a great experi- ence for them. The Grade 10s have donned their dancing shoes and are learning how to do some of the dances in preparation for their Formal Dance next term. This term we have been enriched by wonderful music performed by the Choir and Wind Ensemble. T he Senior Choir per- formed in the first round of the ATKV competition. They were awarded a gold certificate and have been selected to compete in the finals next term in Pretoria. The Wind Ensemble went on tour to Durban where they impressed the crowds with their wonderful music. Music over Maritzburg was once again a wonderful evening where the community was entertained by the Wind Ensemble, Choir and Glee club. During Founders’ Day the girls enjoyed a morning of Inter - House competitions, including a soccer match against staff, which the staff won! This was followed by the Founders’ Day Thanksgiving Service. Michelle Lesur spoke to the girls about some of the histo- ry behind the joining of the two schools, as well as the motto For- ward in Faith . We congratulate Gareth Knight on winning the car that was raf- fled by the Foundation. After ex- penses, the Foundation managed to raise just over R200 000. Thank you very much to every- one who participated. The Grade 6 and 7 girls have been very busy rehearsing for their play Be Enchanted – Up the Faraway Tree and I would like to thank all the staff and girls in- volved for all their hard work in putting the play together. A spe- cial thank you to Heather Ashton who produced and directed the play, and to Lesley Duffy for the music. It was a vibrant, colourful production that showcased the various talents of the girls. Yesterday afternoon, 32 girls were confirmed in the Chapel in a service overseen by Bishop Tsietsi Seleoane and Rev Delme Linscott. We have a very excited group of girls who leave for their World Challenge Tour to India during the holiday. They will be accom- panied by Mrs Bennett and we wish them a wonderful and inter- esting trip. Seven TWC girls will be travelling to Latvia with the Pietermaritz- burg Children's Choir to partici- pate in the World Choir Games from 8 July - 14 July. Les Willows has advertised some wonderful adventure opportuni- ties for the girls, including kayaking around Mauritius, the Otter Trail and a trip down the Orange River (including a visit to an annual research station). De- tails are provided further on in Hat Chat.