Newsletter December 2016
Dear Edwardian Family
Somehow this year has gone by at a much quicker pace than I can ever recall.

As I look back and see the many achievements and events that have taken place I am able to do so with a great deal of pride. Much credit must go to the tireless efforts of our staff, the enthusiastic participation of our boys and the magnificent support of our parents and community.

The Matric examinations have proceeded without incident and the report backs that I have received are that the examinations were challenging but fair. We trust that the Class of 2016 will all realise the rewards that they have worked for. The results will be available on 5 January 2017. Please keep an eye out for further communication on our various media platforms.

We recently announced the School Leadership group for 2017. Our particular congratulations to Travis Gordon on his appointment as Head Boy of the School, as well as Sebastian Freeman and Yanga Hlalu as the Deputy Heads of the School. I look forward to working with these young men as we strive to make the School even better in 2017.

Prefects for 2017:
Head Prefect - Travis Gordon
Deputy Head Prefect - Sebastian Freeman
Deputy Head Prefect - Yanga Hlalu
Dominic Basson
Thomas Berman
Krishna Carr
Terence Clarkson
Greggory Fisher
Keagan Glade
Faranani Lishivha
Taahir Makda
Ntsako Mphahlani
Golden Msipha
Michael Newland-Nell
James Parsons
Dean Promnick
Khaya Thambisa
Luke Woolway

The New Year will see the following new staff join our Team:
Mr C Fielding (Director of Hockey, Accounting and EMS)
Mrs R Fielding (Physical Sciences and Natural Sciences)
Miss B van Tonder (Physical Sciences and Natural Sciences)
Mr M Dale (English)
Miss S Kayton (English)
Miss J Sikwe (English)
Mr R van Rensburg (Life Orientation and Afrikaans)
Mr M Bain Venn (Business Studies and EMS)
Mr I van Vollenhoven (Mathematics and Natural Sciences)

These staff will bring a great deal of expertise, experience and enthusiasm and I trust they will enjoy a long and rewarding association with the School.

There are a few changes to the House Team for 2017. Please refer to the table below. My congratulations to Ms S Neethling and Mr P Khanye on their appointments as House Leaders, as well as Mrs Asvat, Ms Claro and Mrs Ferreira on their appointments as Academic Leaders.


HOUSE LEADERS, ASSISTANT HOUSE LEADERS & ACADEMIC LEADERS

HOUSE

HOUSE LEADER

ACADEMIC LEADER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Group 4

Group 5

ANDERSON

Neethling

Wadee

Von Hoesslin(AHL)

Murray

Bremner

Chopamba

Chigumba

CROFTS

Da Mata

Crous

Dedlow

(AHL)

Holmes

Sikwe

Jackson

Radebe

DAVIS

Khanye

Koekemoer

C Fielding (AHL)

Miss de Wet

R Fielding

Van Straten

Kayton

GRIMMER

Thompson

Mahlangu

M Thorne

(AHL)

Van Rensburg

Van Tonder

Lodge

Boshoff

HILL

Gordon

Asvat

Marvell (AHL)

Bain Venn

McKenzie

van Rooyen

van Jaarsveldt

HOFMEYR

Kyte

L Naidoo

van Vuren

Magubane

Sturmheit

(AHL)

Dunne

Friedland

ROBINSON

Maqina

Ferreira

Els

H Hansen

Myles

(AHL)

Crossley

Nkosi

SCHOOL

D De Wet

Claro

Van Vollenhoven

Mrs Hammond

Dale

Goodier

(AHL)

Oosthuizen


Congratulations to Mrs M Friedland (EMS) and Mrs M Thorne (Natural Sciences) on their appointments as Subject Heads as of January 2017.

The following boys will be representing the Gauteng Province at the National weeks in the December holidays.
Water Polo Team Selection:
Ethan Coryndon-Baker 19A
Jarryd Robinson 19A
Liam Savenije 19A
Jordan Delport 17 Colts
Jadin Leca 17 Colts
Tameem Rawat reserve 19/u17
Travin Bouwer 16A
Keamohetswe Rachidi 16A
Cameron Moffett 16B
Milan Naidoo 16B
Muhammad Rawat 16B
Jared Germond 15B
Bokang Maabane 15B
Seth Morgan reserve u15
Maxim Johnson 14A
Kieran Duminy 14B
Levi Haupt 14B
Zack Segell-14B
Coaches also selected: Mr Andrew Ridley- Head Coach- U14's
Mr Matthew Van Rooyen (KES Old Boy Class of 2015) - U16's coach

Cricket Team Selection:
Heinrich Pieterse (u15A)
Bryce Parsons (u15A)
Kabelo Hlekelele (u15A)
Warren Thiel (u15B)
Crispin McKenzie (u15B)
Jamie Thomas (u17A).
Willie Wannenburg (u17B)
Mohamed Mayet (u19A)
Mitchell Van Buuren (u19A)
Connor de Boer (u19A)

We are extremely proud of their selections and wish them every success as they compete against the very best from around the country.

As we enter the Festive Season, I would like to wish all our Christian families a very blessed Christmas.

I trust that all our families will enjoy the holiday period and that all those who are travelling will do so safely. The New Year is also a time for renewed resolutions and goal setting – I ask our community to strive for the following:

• That all boys (and parents) will undertake to arrive at School on time for the entire year. No to Late Coming!
• That we will wear our uniform with a great deal of pride and arrive at School each and every day cleanly shaven!
• That we will not be absent from School unless we have an absolute medical emergency
• That as Parents we undertake not to remove our children from School, for any reason, during term time. We will adhere to the School Calendar when planning our holidays.
• We will all support the School Code of Conduct and its rules – unequivocally!
• We will report all bullying and not hide behind a Code of Silence!
If we are all able to commit to the above then I believe 2017 will be a great year.

2017 South African Government School Terms

Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West, Northern Cape and  Western Cape. All nine provinces have the same school calendar for 2017.

Term

Duration

No. of Weeks

No. of Days

No. of Pub. Hols

Actual School Days

1

(0-9) 11 Jan - 31 Mar

12

(56) 60

1+1

56 (58)

2

18 Apr - 30 Jun

11

54

3+1

50

3

24 Jul - 29 Sep

10

50

2

48

4

9 Oct - 6 (8) Dec

9

(43) 45

0

(43) 45

Total

 

43

(205) 209

6+2

197 (201)

Dates and days in brackets ( ) are applicable to educators

2017 Grade 8 Boarders are to report to School on Monday, 9 January 2017, as per the schedule emailed to 2017 Grade 8 parents.

2017 Grade 8 Boarders and Day Scholars
TUESDAY 10 JANUARY 2017 - GRADE 8 & NEW GRADE 9 – 12 LEARNERS

08h00 – 09h00 Grade 8 learners to meet in the Hall for Class and House Group allocation.
09h00 – 10h00 New Grade 9 – 12 and Grade 8 learners to report to the Hall for presentations by Masters in Charge of Sport, Culture, First Aid Societies, Clubs and Academics.
10h00 - 11h00 Tours of the School – Grade 8 learners with Prefects; Grade 9 – 12 learners with Mr Visser.
11h00 – 11h30 Break
11h30 – 12h30 Meeting for all new learners in the Hall - to be addressed by Mr Lovatt and Mr Visser.
12h30 – 13h00 Grade 9 – 12 Day boys to go home.
Grade 8 – 12 new boarders report for lunch.
13h00 – 14h30 All Grade 8 learners to report for summer sports practices. Mr Marx to coordinate.

All learners return to School on Wednesday, 11 January 2017.

There will be a New Parents Welcome in the School Hall on Monday, 6 February from 18h00 to 19h00.

I wish you all a wonderful holiday and hope that 2017 will bring us all great joy, peace and prosperity.

Yours sincerely

D C P Lovatt
Headmaster





 
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