Friday, November 24, 2017

Lesley makes a splash

Stirling pupil wins three golds at Cana ULTIMATE Swim Club (USC) member Lesley Blignaut received three gold medals and broke two championship records at the...

Merrifield College Matric Dance

The Merrifield College Matric Dance took place on Saturday at the East London Golf Club. Matriculants dressed up in the finest dresses and suits,...

OUTSTANDING: The Clarendon High School matrics of 2016 have achieved an outstanding set of results, which reflect the strong work ethic and dedication to...

DOUBLE COLOURS

Well done to Garreth Hewitt for receiving his Springbok colours and Beaconhurst High School ambassador’s blazer for his achievements in land service. With him...

Local drummies set for nationals

THE first Eastern Cape Majorette and Cheerleaders Association (ECMCA) Provincial competition in 17 years took place last weekend. Only two schools competed in Lilyfontein and...

No seat of learning

Parkside Grade Rs forced to sit on bricks PARKSIDE Primary School’s Grade R pupils have been using bricks, crates, benches and 20-litre buckets as seats,...

Dressed to impress – Breidbach matric farewell

Breidbach Secondary School held their matric farewell at the War Memorial Hall in King William’s Town last week. All the matriculants including Brendan Hendricks with...

It’s back to where it all began for new Clarendon principal

For Fort Hare education lecturer Dr Melanie Drake, her appointment as the new principal of Clarendon Primary school is a feeling of “coming home”. Not...

Lilyfontein gets green handshake with award

IN THEIR 10th year of being an eco-school, Lilyfontein is the first school in East London to receive the prestigious Diamond Decade Award from...

Two earn colours for golden track records

TWO pupils from Baysville School were recently awarded colours for their outstanding and sustained achievements in athletics. The young athletes, Tracey-Lee Swartbooi and Charl Schaup...

Hudson Park High School Matric Dance Photos

The Hudson Park High School Matric Dance took place on Saturday evening and saw the matrics of 2017 dress up in style for their...

FAREWELL TO LEGEND

On September 29 Selborne Primary School had a ‘bitter-sweet’ experience when it said goodbye to its beloved principal for the past 30 years, the...
Clarendon rowers recently took a very exciting trip to Roodeplaat Dam in Pretoria to participate in the South African Schools Rowing Championships. The Clarendon girls did the school proud and managed to bring back five medals. Pictured is the U15 Octuple team that won gold, celebrating with coach Kate Godfrey. The team consists of Amy Newey, Morgan Deutschman, Rozanne Kruger, Emily Sparg, Quinta Kieck, Nikita Van Rooi, Eden Krug, Mia Scheepers, Jessica Shadwell

Proud team of rowers

Clarendon rowers recently took a very exciting trip to Roodeplaat Dam in Pretoria to participate in the South African Schools Rowing Championships. The Clarendon...
SWOPPING ROLES: Beaconhurst staff members reminisced about ‘the good old days’ when they donned school uniforms for an unusual civvies day – much to the delight of pupils. The head prefects took charge of the Prefects’ Assembly, where they awarded certificates to staff members for a range of interesting characteristics. Lots of fun was had by all

Swopping roles for teachers, pupils

Beaconhurst staff members reminisced about ‘the good old days’ when they donned school uniforms for an unusual civvies day – much to the delight...

ITSI talk on improving teaching methods

ITSI's chief executive, Lieb Liebenberg gave an informative and critical presentation on effective teaching methods for the 21st century at the East London Golf...

Young maths boffs helping needy peers

    “IT BEGINS with a desire”. These are the words from the founders of Omega Junior, a community organisation that aims to create a sense...

Clarendon old girl’s handy tips on art

THE Clarendon High School for Girls matric art class were treated to a visit from Clarendon alumni and South African-born conceptual artist Susan Striepe. The...

UPDATED: Hudson Park Primary School Carnival gallery

Last weekend Hudson Park Primary School held its annual carnival, where kids, parents, teachers and supporters had fun with various activities and prizes to...

Former Kingsridge pupil releases book

Debut aims to teach kids new ways of saying ‘hello’ FORMER Kingsridge High School pupil Refiloe Moahloli recently released her first book, How Many Ways...

TEFL course ticket to seeing the world

THE East London Language Institute has been running a TEFL (Teach English as a Foreign Language) course for the past year and has seen...

Border U13s set to play SA’s best

FOR the first time in history 23 rugby players have been chosen from across the Border region to represent the Border province at the...

EP Colours

 

Lions welcome 50 CUBS to fold

THE Hudson Port Rex Lions CUBS induction ceremony took place last week at the Hudson Park Primary School Hall. The candlelight ceremony saw 50 Port...

School shoes worth R200k to help needy

TWO of East London’s landmark shopping centres have come together as part of a national campaign to give school shoes to underprivileged children. Mdantsane City...

Fond farewell to retiring teacher

BELOVED TEACHER: College Street Primary School recently said farewell to Mrs Veronica Wiggill. After serving College Street Primary for 23 years, she has retired...

GOOD HEART

  Hudson Primary School pupil, Sarah Kruger in Grade 7 received a local heroes award last year. The Daily Dispatch/ Johnson & Johnson rewarded her...

PROVINCIAL MOVERS

Six Gonubie Primary School girls who represented the Eastern Cape at the SA Championships for dancing in April this year, at the NASREC Centre...

Splashing out

BIG HANDOVER: PnA handed over parkas to the Stirling High School water polo teams last week. The parkas were donated by PnA East London...

TAKE FIVE

The Clarendon High School U16 rowing team had a chance to relax after their races to support their other teams at the Buffalo Regatta...

East London schools square off in spelling bee contest

GEORGE Randell Primary School hosted a foundation phase South African Council for English Education (SACEE) spelling bee last week. Fourteen schools from East London, including...

TVET colleges headed for total shutdown

The country’s 50 Technical and Vocational Education and Training colleges are headed for a total shutdown this week‚ with students saying the time for...

Hudson Park pupil blows his own trumpet

HUDSON Park High School's Tristan Henderson has been selected to play for the South African National Youth Wind Orchestra. The Grade 11 pupil competed against...
Stirling Primary pupils did exceptionally well at the Surfer’s Marathon recently. In fact, the first three boys’ positions and the first two girls’ positions in the Junior Surfers all went to Stirling pupils. From left are, Kiara Herman (first U13 girl), Amber Herman (second U13 girl), Sherwin Bauer (third U13 boy), Nathan Gallacher (first U13) and Asha Hoare (second U13 boy)

Stirling’s Surfers pride

Stirling Primary pupils did exceptionally well at the Surfer’s Marathon recently. In fact, the first three boys’ positions and the first two girls’ positions...

Buffs race honour for running star Mpolweni

Veteran to receive award for 20th run REAL Gijimas runner and veteran, Nkosana Mpolweni, will be honoured on Saturday at the Buffs Marathon on the occasion...

Writer inspires pupils

Her advice – dream and read more LOCAL author Judy Naidoo visited Stirling Primary last week to present her first children’s book, The Castle on...

ITEC hosts enrichment workshop

AS PART of ITEC's celebration of 30 years of service to the community, they hosted an Early Childhood Development (ECD) practitioners’ enrichment workshop last...

Stirling team is the bees knees

STIRLING Primary School hosted and went on to win a Grade 1 to 7 SACEE (South African Council of English Educators) Spelling Bee on...

Drop-outs drag pass rate down

MADELEINE CHAPUT and THANDEKA NTLONTI FORGET 72.5%, the true matric pass rate in South Africa is much lower, according to Equal Education. By taking into account...

Dream comes true for EMSS top pupil

A STANDOUT Eastern Cape pupil who attended the Engen Maths and Science School (EMSS) in her area, aced her matric examinations and is now...

40 schools set to benefit from R8m empowerment initiative

THE Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (Wessa) recently launched their Entrepreneurial and Environmental Empowerment for South African Youth (EEESAY) project in 40...