Thursday, 17 August 2017

Grade 3's knit for Eden Kids

The Grade 3 girls have been learning how to knit and are making scarves for the children of Eden Kids Community Centre which is the Grade 3 outreach project. 

After learning about Nelson Mandela and “67 minutes for good” they decided to do “67 stitches for good” and started knitting! It has taken a while to learn this skill.  However, despite dropped stitches, extra stitches and really tight tension, the girls have made wonderful progress and some bright, warm scarves have already been created. 

The girls will be meeting some of the children they have knitted for on Saturday 26 August.

Cycling news

Sarah Ryan, participated in the KZN Spur Schools Series recently, where she won her age group.  She also took part in the Illovo Eston MTB Challenge, where she won her age group and had a personal best time for 60km.


Interact help Ithemba Ministires

The Grade 9 Interact girls, along with Mrs Dyer, made posters for Ithemba Ministries Asidlale pre-school programme.  

There is a school shop that is available to teachers who can purchase teaching aids by earning points throughout the term.  The girls go to the schools and inspect and help the teachers once a week and assess their progress granting points where things are going well.  The teachers then use points earned to purchase school equipment.

Junior School Sports Results Term 3 2017 - Weeks 2 - 4

Week 4: 7 to 13 August

House Leadership – Captain, Vice-Captain:
·         Campbell: Kimberley Lewis, ChloĆ« Lee
·         Crookes: Amy Burnett, Jamie Martinson
·         O’Brien: Michaela Carmichael, Lerato Shezi
·         Moore: Lucy Gilson, Rebecca Edwards

Soccer vs Longmarket and Clarendon
Open A & B played in a 6-a side festival.
U11 A lost 0-2 to Clarendon and 0-1 to Longmarket
U10 A lost 0-2 to Clarendon and 0-1 to Longmarket
U10 B lost 0-1 to Clarendon and 0-4 to Longmarket

Open A league
Open A vs Treverton - TWC won 35 - 1
Open A 2 vs Clifton 2 - TWC lost 16 - 20
Open B league
TWC 3 vs Wartburg - TWC won 31 - 5
TWC 4 vs Pelham 1 - TWC won 25 - 3
TWC 5 vs Epworth 2 - TWC won 25 - 11
TWC 6 vs Epworth 1 - TWC lost 12 - 24
U11 A league
TWC A VS TWC B - TWC a won 17 - 11
U11 B league
TWC C VS TWC D - TWC won 17 - 11
TWC E vs Laddsworth - TWC lost 12 – 16
Boys league
TWC A vs Cordwalles - TWC won 21 - 15
TWC U11A vs Cowan House - TWC won 22-6

Week 3: 31 July to 6 August

Soccer vs Maritzburg Christian School and Ridge
Open A lost 1-3
Open B lost 0-2
U11A won 4-0
U10A lost 0-2
U9A drew 0-0
U9B lost 1-6

Open A league
TWC 1 vs TWC 2 - TWC 1 won 22 - 6
Open B league
TWC 3 vs Epworth 1 - TWC lost 17 - 19
TWC 4 vs Clifton 2 - TWC won 17 - 11
TWC 5 vs St Johns 2 - TWC won 26 - 10
TWC 6 vs Wembley 1 - TWC lost 24 - 12
U11 A league
TWC A  vs Howick A - TWC won 23 - 5
TWC B vs Cowan House A - TWC won 22 - 6
U11 B league
TWC C vs New Hanover A - TWC won 24 - 4
TWC D vs TWC E - TWC D won 24 - 4
Boys League
U11 A vs New Hanover - TWC won  26 - 2
Open TWC 1 vs Howick 1 - TWC drew 18 - 18

Week 2: 24 July to 30 July

Cross Country
Savannah Ingledew participated in the Phoenix League Cross Country meeting in Pietermartizburg. She ran a 3km in 12min24sec and qualified for the KZN Cross Country Championship in Richmond.

Cross Country Mountain Biking
The past year Hannah Elliot has been competing in Cross Country Mountain Biking events. She won the KZN series to become the U10 KZN Champion. Competing in the South African series she has travelled to Cape Town, Bloemfontein and Pretoria. The last event of the South African series was hosted in Nelspruit which Hannah won. Hannah is now the South Africa Cross Country Mountain Biking U10 Champion for 2017. Congratulations Hannah a superb achievement!

Soccer at the Treverton 5 a-side Tournament
The Open A to U9A Soccer players enjoyed a morning of 5 a-side soccer at Laddsworth. The girls learnt quickly and adapted smartly to a 5 a-side game instead of an 8 a-side game.

Open A Boys league
TWC 1 vs Cowan House - TWC won 21 - 7
U11 Boys league
TWC a vs Clifton - TWC won 20 – 8

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

TWC U14 Netball team takes on the best in South Africa

On Thursday 3 August a very excited TWC U14 netball team travelled to Johannesburg to participate in SASN (South African Schools’ Netball) National Championships.

For the girls to qualify for this championship they had to finish in the top two places in KZN. For some of the girls it was the first time participating at an event of this size. The “gazebo village” took up almost an entire rugby field, with 150 teams from U14 to U18 descending on Hoerskool E.G Jansen. 

The girls were very excited to get the opportunity to meet the SA Netball Captain, Bongiwe Msomi seen in the pic above with the girls and coach, Miss Segal.

Matches started at 8am and ten courts ran nonstop until 5pm. The excitement was contagious and the girls enjoyed the nonstop netball action. On the court, the team fought hard and showed alot of character improving every match and they never backed down even when they came up against some big tough girls.

We would like to thank all the parents for supporting their daughters and keeping them motivated throughout the tournament. The girls came back proud and ready to take on the next chapter of their netball journey. 

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Grade 8 Maths Fest

On the evening of 3 August 2017, 163 pupils from 15 local schools participated in the TWC Maths Fest.

There was a combination of nervousness and excitement as the event began with Mr Nicholson outlining the procedures for the evening. For a brief moment, the excitement was overtaken by anxiety when he announced that the pupils must split into groups of 3 and each team must consist of both boys and girls, all from different schools.

The pupils assembled into teams and they began to work on the first question for which they had a time limit. The time pressure meant that Maths quickly became the focus and the initial nerves were forgotten. The question topics were diverse and they ranged from easy to challenging questions.

There were a variety of prizes awarded for the best team results, the best scores on the bonus question and a few lucky draws.  Fortunately, the prizes were delicious chocolates and not geometry text books as Mr Nicholson had alluded to at the beginning of the evening.
All in all – it was a great evening. Problem solving skills were tested, minds were challenged and new friends were made.

Monday, 14 August 2017

TWC Choirs excel at SASMT Eisteddfod

TWC has been hosting the SASMT Eisteddfod over the last two weeks and on Friday both the Senior School Choir and Junior Primary Choir (Grades 2 and 3) sang at the Eisteddfod.

The Senior School Choir sang Zutaz (Javier Busto), The Rose (Amanda McBroom arr Kirby Shaw) and Big Spender (Fields and Coleman arr Nicholas Hare) while the Junior Primary Choir delighted with Red and Yellow, Purify my Heart (B Doerksen) and Oscar the Hadeda (Ruth Hall).

Both choirs achieved 90% for all three of their songs – congratulations girls and choirmistresses! Seen here is the Junior Primary Choir in full voice at the Eisteddfod.

KZN Cross Country Championships

Luzaan de Wit, participated in the KZN Cross Country Championships on Saturday where she won a bronze medal in the Girls under 16 / 17 section.  Luzaan has also qualified to participate at the SA Cross Country Championships in Potchefstroom which will be held in September.

Senior School Sports Results Term 3 2017 - Week 4

Robin Martin competed in the Sanesa Qualifier 5 at Canterbury Equestrian Centre from
5-6 August. She received two fourth places (out of 8 riders) in the 80cm Show Jumping class on her horse Optimistic.

Kate Drew also competed at Canterbury Equestrian Centre in the 1m Show Jumping class on her horse Gigi Hart and received two third places (out of 4 riders).

Senior Team vs Treverton - Drew 1-1

·         U19B TWC vs VHS - Won 36 – 8
·         U15A TWC vs Epworth- Lost 25 – 19
·         U15B TWC vs Epworth - Lost 23 – 21
·         Doubles vs St John’s - Lost 47-16

Friday, 11 August 2017

TWC 'in the PINK' for CANSA

We hosted our first 'Walk for Women' in 2016 and this year's Community Service Committee chose Women's Day for the walk as this day is synonymous with women's struggles in South Africa.

Dressing in pink symbolises our empathy with breast cancer survivors and also those who have lost the battle to cancer.

This year's walk saw more than 430 entries and all proceeds will be donated to CANSA (a little over R8000). Thank you to the TWC family for joining us for some fun for a good cause.

First PINK walkers home in the Junior School:
Grace Wardlaw and Hannah Elliott

First PINK walkers home in the Senior School:
Claire Christophers and Vania Manchev

Grade 4s make their own Fidget Spinners

The Grade 4s recently made their own fidget spinners using a design computer programme and the school's 3D printer. Watch the process by viewing this video Grade 4 Fidget Spinners

Thursday, 10 August 2017

TWC Grade 12 Women's Day poetry reading

Yesterday, Grade 12 pupil Nomzamo Khanyile, read a poem to her class for Women's Day - "Phenomenal Woman" by Maya Angelou. We enjoyed the reading so much that we have uploaded it to the school's YouTube channel.

Find the video here "Phenomenal Woman" read by Nomzamo Khanyile

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Grade 7's compare e-books to paper books

In the Grade 7 research skills lesson, girls were asked to compare reading on e-books vs reading paper books. 

Here are some of their conclusions:

Amy and Megan felt that reading a story on an e-book is preferable because of the convenience. A text book is better in print form, as you can stick post-its on it and refer back to pages.

Jessica says reading paper books is more exciting for me because some books are hundreds of years old. The smell of a book makes me excited. Reading a book and looking at it makes me go into another world of my own, far away from where I am.

Botheo and Asiphe prefer e-books as no trees are cut down so we have more oxygen.

Tshama and Kian had this to say: We feel an e-book is a better option because it is capable of doing more than a print book – it can adjust the size of the text; it can store many books on the one device and is therefore more portable. Even if it is more expensive, we think it is worth it.

Aqeela adds: I prefer books. There is something about turning page after page in a book. You can’t explain it, you just feel it. Along the same lines, Lerato says: I prefer to use books. Books are more fun to flip through the pages.

Zia sums it up like this: I would much rather read a good old hardcover book than read on an electronic device. The sound of pages turning, the feel of the leathery cover and the classic smell of an old book are feelings too precious to waste on a little screen with a magnetic light coming from it. Although the world’s people are becoming more advanced in what they use, we must always remember to keep traditions of the past.

TWC celebrates Women's Day

The Heads of School held an assembly celebrating being a woman and what it means to everyone. Watch this video that they compiled for the assembly:

TWC Video Celebrating Women

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Senior School Sports Results Term 3 2017 - Week 3

Athletics – Kingsway High School – 5 August
·         Luzaan de Wit broke the record for 1500m, shaving 19 seconds off the previous record! She also broke the 400m record in the U16 age group. And she won her 800m event.
·         Georgia Baytopp equalled and then broke the Open Girls High Jump record, jumping 1.56m , with Jemma Fox coming second in the event.
·         Jessica Behrens and Kerstin Packham came 1st and 2nd in the U15 1500m respectively, and Jessica came 2nd in the 800m event, with Kerstin taking 3rd place.
·         Jessica also took part in the U15 High jump, where she was placed 3rd.
·         Christie Evans placed 2nd in the U15 100m event, and the U15 Relay team claimed a 3rd in the 4x100m relay.
·         TWC came 9th out of 16 schools with one of the smallest teams at the meet. Well done girls!

Basketball vs St Nicholas
TWC 2nd – TWC won 20-10
U16B – TWC lost 9-13
U14A – TWC won 25-8

TWC Juniors vs St Annes – TWC lost 2-1
TWC Seniors vs St Annes  – TWC lost 2-1

U19A vs SJS – SJS won 30-14
Kath Lowe U19B vs GHS – TWC won 20-17
U15A vs SJS – TWC won 27-17
U15B vs GHS – TWC won 24-17
Doubles League
TWC vs GHS – TWC won 37-26

Touring Side Sport: TWC vs Shrewsbury High School (UK)
TWC Open vs Shrewsbury Open – TWC won 23 – 10
TWC U14 vs Shrewsbury U16 – TWC lost 10 - 15
Hockey (TWC combination side – U16 & 1sts)
TWC won 8-0

Monday, 7 August 2017

Junior SCA form Bible study groups

The Junior SCA have formed Grade Bible study groups and are looking at  
What does God say about .......... - discussing topics such as worry, the future, belonging etc..
Last week they studied creativity and creation, focusing on the verse Isaiah 64v8 : We are the Clay, you are the potter.  Each girl was given a piece of clay to fashion just as God moulds us.  Erynne Marias and Keya Mudaliar made these gorgeous creations to remind them of this special verse.

Grade 9's create collages

The Grade 9s have created collages to demonstrate the push and pull factors associated with rural-urban migration during their Geography lessons. They were only allowed to use newspapers for their information on their collages.

Grade 10's Self-Defence Workshop

The Grade 10’s completed a self-defence course recently, facilitated by Mandy Tyrer through the National Crimebuster Self-Defence Campaign.  Using the principles of awareness, psychology, avoidance and physical techniques the girls gained confidence to live a positive life of awareness and not one of fear.

Grade 10's with Mandy Tyrer