The Wykeham Collegiate
Published on November 28, 2014
2 What’s inside: * Senior School * Junior School * General * Sport Highlights Junior School Senior School 3 Out Of The Hat 2014 has been a successful year for TWC and I hope that all the girls have enjoyed being involved in the activities on offer and being part of TWC’s community. The Grade 12 IEB exams have gone smoothly and the girls now eagerly await their results. The results will be released at mid- night on Monday 30 December, and girls can collect their prelimi- nary certificates from reception from Monday 5 January 2015 between 08h00 and 13h00. Grade 8 to 11 reports can be col- lected from school from Thursday 4 December to Friday 12 Decem- ber or from Monday 5 January 2015, between 08h00 to 13h00. Uncollected Boarders’ reports will either be e - mailed or posted after 12 December. The Grade 11s assisted in run- ning the end - of - year - programme this week and they have really done a great job. They had some good ideas and were able to mo- tivate the girls in other Grades to participate. STAFF NEWS I would like to thank the interns who will be leaving at the end of this year. Calie - Jo A’Bear, Neo Matlala and Simone Taylor have involved themselves in the school and made the most of the oppor- tunities available to them. They have been a great help and have fulfilled their duties and responsi- bilities with cheerful good humour and maturity. I wish them well in their future careers as teachers. Pam Liversidge has been with us for the year as a locum Grade 2 teacher. Mrs Liversidge always just slips in without a fuss and does all that is required of her. We have enjoyed having her on the staff and in the classroom again, and I would like to thank her for always being willing and able to assist us. Paul Henderson has been a Driver at TWC since 2000. He has a good rapport with the girls and a keen sense of hu- mour. Having pre- viously been a mechanic, his knowledge of vehicles has also been of huge value at TWC, and he has ensured that all the vehi- cles are properly serviced and looked after. We wish him well in his retirement. Angie Logan will be moving to Ballito to join her husband who has been of- fered a job in Um- hlanga. She start- ed at TWC in 2010 as an English teacher and has taught girls from Grade 9 to Grade 11. She also involved her- self in Dance and Funk at the school and the girls certainly ben- efited from her expertise in this area. Mrs Logan will be remem- bered for her good teaching, her genuine interest in colleagues and girls as well as her lively and optimistic approach to life. Jenette Reitsma joined TWC in 2013 as a French teach- er. She has a wide range of interests and abilities and involved herself in many aspects of the school. Ms Reitsma brought an energy to the staffroom and classroom, and she made French relevant to the girls by involving them in activities with boys’ schools, schools overseas and local French organisations. Ms Reitsma also involved the girls in ballroom dancing and organised social events for them with other schools. We wish her well in her move to Johannesburg. Susan Taylor will be moving to Cape Town to take up a post at Cedar House. She joined TWC in 2006, initially as a part - time teacher, but she subsequently took over the running of the Life Sciences Department. During her time at TWC, Mrs Taylor was al- so a class teacher and a Grade Co - ordinator. She worked hard and always had the best interest of the girls at heart. She is pas- sionate about her subject and has been the IEB examiner for a number of years. Although gen- erally quiet, Mrs Taylor enjoys a good laugh, and we will miss her excellent teaching, her subject expertise and her willingness to help wherever she was needed. Hazel Ash has been an Aftercare Supervisor at TWC since the start of 2004 and she has thoroughly enjoyed looking after the girls every after- noon. Hazel’s nur- turing nature and innate under- standing of the needs of little chil- dren have been recognised and appreciated. She has gone out of her way to make Aftercare a safe, comfortable and happy place and we are most grateful for her dedi- cation and care of the girls.