Congratulations to Michael Greig (former St Stithian's Prep), a Grade 9 pupil at Hilton College, who has been selected for the KwaZulu-Natal Squash Team to compete in the interprovincial tournament which takes place during the forthcoming holidays in Bloemfontein. This is a fine achievement particularly since Michael is still only in Grade 9.Well done Michael!
The trials for the KwaZulu-Natal Inland U18, 16 and 14 teams have taken place and Hilton College is delighted, and congratulate the boys who have been selected for the various provincial teams.
U 18 A: Guy Drake and Aron Abbema
U 18B: Lloyd Mercer, Andrew Greig, Oliver Allen, Keith Chaplin and Loyiso Balfour
U 16A: Campbell Caley, Michael Salgado and Matthew Holding
U 16B: Jake Abbema, Thabang Ndawonde
U 14A: Craig Krog, Julian Yeats and Ross Schreuder
U 14B: Luntu Gqiba, Ross Sprietersbach
Pictured alongside (L-R) Lloyd Mercer, Keith Chaplin, Loyiso Balfour, Aron Abbema, Guy Drake, Andrew Greig and Oliver Allen.
Pictured below (L-R back) Michael Salgado, Campbell Caley, Matt Holding, Thabang Ndawonde, Jake Abbema (L-R front)Julian Yeats, Craig Krog, Ross Sprietersbach, Ross Schreuder and Luntu Gqiba.
On Wednesday (25 May) St Anne's College hosted the annual Hilton College and St Anne's Matric Art Exhibition at St Anne's College. Ian Calder, a lecturer at UKZN and artist opened the exhibition and commented on the fine art work on display.
Pictured on the right below are Gavin Thomson (Headmaster Hilton College), Jean Christodoulou (St Anne's) Ian Calder, Debbie Veenstra (Hilton), Dave Arguile (Headmaster St Anne's College)
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For Stephanie MacDonald of St Anne's, being picked as part of the 2012 Ladies' Hockey Olympic selection is the culmination of years of dedication, passion and hard work. Her spontaneous decision to volunteer as goalkeeper for the school u14 team in 2007, following in her father's hockey footsteps, was the catalyst for her taking up this position. What ensued has been a number of accolades within the sport, with her becoming a member of the Olympic team as the pinnacle.
Representing the St Anne's first team on tour to Singapore and a permanent member of this team since 2010, Stephanie also plays u18 Midlands Field Hockey, u19 KZN hockey and is part of the Zimbabwean u17 Olympic Qualifiers Team. She has also received full hockey colours twice, and plays indoor hockey, although she describes it as a completely different sport altogether. Her invitation on to the Olympic team stemmed from her participation in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in East London, where she played first string goalie and obtained man of the match for the game against South Africa. As a direct result of this, she received an invitation to join the Zimbabwean National Women's Hockey Squad for the African Olympic Qualifiers.
Stephanie attributes a large portion of this achievement to her time at St Anne's. Her hockey career at the school has allowed her to play matches, both at home and on tour, within and against her own age group until she joined the first team in 2010. She makes mention of the unlimited support from numerous coaches, in particular Mrs Randall who recognised her potential and encouraged her parents to invest in her keeper kit. In addition to this, she has wonderful memories with team mates ' on and off the field ' and the school has always encouraged her to push the bounds of her personal best; helping through the hard times and fuelling her love for goalkeeping.
Balancing academics and her training programme is a commendable feat, but something she appears to have mastered in her Matric year. In addition to this, she plays three first team sports as well as being involved in other extra-curricular activities. However, she is managing a training programme that will thoroughly prepare her for what is to come. Playing sport for at least two hours a day, at least one hour of which is hockey, she also carefully monitors what she eats and does some exercises in her room prior to lessons in the morning. When she feels her fitness slipping, she runs in the afternoons. During the holidays, in addition to playing with the Squad, she plays with her brother who is a very talented field player.
Whilst still getting to know some of her Olympic team mates, Stephanie knows many of them from her time on the Junior Olympic Team, and has the added advantage of having her best friend from Zimbabwe on the team.
Although she would like to keep playing hockey forever, Stephanie understands the importance of a back-up plan, and is hopefully off to university in USA on a hockey scholarship, where she is looking at studying pre-med in the interests of becoming another of her passions ' a forensic pathologist.
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St Anne's Has Got Talent was organised by a group of Matric girls ' Kirsty Gourlay, Georgina Edwards, Lauren Allen and Zizile Mthethwa ' as part of their music continuous assessment mark. The task was to arrange and co-ordinate a musical production. Along the same vein as the popular television show in America and Britain, the girls hand-picked a selection of students at the end of an audition process, across a variety of disciplines, to perform in front of a panel of judges.
With the advice of Mark Stenhouse and Jeff Judge, the show took place on Friday, 13 May in front of the school. The judges were singing teacher and notable vocalist Tracy Stark, and final year music student and hugely talented jazz performer, Jonathan Judge. Unlike its televisual counterpart, St Anne's Has Got Talent did not have individual crits of each performer at the end of each segment. Rather, comments were briefly made at the end of the show, before announcing the winner. The result was a successfully-staged performance in music and dance. The show was an expos?? of St Anne's talent in a number of genres ranging from contemporary dance and hip-hop to piano, singing and marimbas.
Opening with the marimbas got the crowd on their feet, as the ideal opener for the evening. What followed was a plethora of the popular, the beautiful, the well-delivered, controlled, funky and harmonious. The variety made for the undivided attention of every member of the audience, as the rehearsal and energy of the performers was appreciated by their peers. The poise and delivery of every girl on stage is commendable and, as judge Tracy Stark made mention during the award ceremony, it is no small feat to perform on stage in front of such an audience ' something that takes courage and skill. This was undoubtedly made easier by the support and praise from their peers on the night.
The night was won by Tania and Sphe's wild, contemporary dance, including formidable break dance moves, with a slick sophistication. Their dance was brilliantly choreographed and they obviously enjoyed performing. The audience went crazy with applause, setting the benchmark and making the decision of the judges relatively easy in terms of their popularity.
Before the show, Jonathan Judge commented, "Talent only enables us to practise more efficiently – it doesn't give us an excuse to coast along. Nothing in life worth doing is ever easy." The performers and organisers of St Anne's Has Got Talent are proof of the successful outcome of preparation and perseverance – the night becoming a showcase of the undeniable talent amongst the girls and the hard work associated with putting on a production of this calibre.
Have you ever, during the Mom's morning taxi run experienced an urge to head for the ocean instead of wherever you have to be? Then reality check: the kids begin to bicker in the rear seat and you blow the referee whistle in a responsible attempt to regain order.
On a usual day your mind would wander to shopping lists, work deadlines and sport schedules. Seaside notions are blown away on the nearest breeze. But what if you could enjoy a languishing ocean experience right here in Hilton? You can and should. Interrupt your routine and book a relaxing 'interlude at the beach' with eZali Beauty at Garlington Country Estate.
This is a body, mind and soul experience. You can indulge your ocean yearning with a tumble in the sand, a soak in a warm blue ocean, laze in healing sunshine and let it seep into your body softening the achy bits, be cradled in a blue fizzing foam before a refreshing shower and lashings of hydrating cream!
The Ocean Memory Marine Sensation Spa Ritual includes exfoliation, a deeply relaxing soak, an ocean inspired massage with ambient music, a delightful body wrap, hot shower and moisturising finale! It's better than a day at the beach, will fit into an extended lunch break and you deserve it!
Have an unusual day, contact eZali Beauty and book your Thalgo, Ocean Memory Marine Sensation Spa Ritual. Pictured above to the right are Kerry and Kim, who are waiting to guide you through the Ocean Memory journey.
Devon White the owner of Crossway's Health Centre recently shared some feedback on Wise Eye Reading Academy with us.
I have just done a Visagraph Test on an 18 year old who was told that he only needed to use his glasses for long distance. He has frequent headaches and battles to read. He is currently writing Matric.
The Visagraph test showed his reading ability to be at a Grade 1.9 level and his Cross Correlation at a 0.414 level. He also had 118 crossover eye movements. The Visagraph results also showed that he needed to see an Optician. His mom then took him for an Eye Test and he was told that he should be wearing his glasses all the time. He came back for another Visagraph this time wearing his glasses. His reading ability jumped to a Grade 7.2 level, his Cross Correlation to 0.979 (perfect is 1.0) and he dropped to 3 crossover eye movements. This is a complete change to the previous reading, but still not at his ultimate level.
He subsequently started Wise Eye Therapy and says: 'I am finding reading much easier already (3 lessons later) and I am also reading my Music Score better.
Boys dressed up as clowns, they had a water slide and a jumping castle to mention a few items, so that these young kids had a great day. The boys had organised a number of prizes and there was also a dancing competition which took place.
At the end of the day each child was given a "sweety pack" filled with lots of goodies, and this was in addition to a scrumptious lunch they enjoyed! A good day was had by all.
News from Wise Eye Reading Academy... Our 4th and 5th pupil have successfully completed Wise Eye. Kemsley from Athlone Primary has graduated 2.3 reading levels up from where he started. Abhay has graduated 6.8 levels up from where he started. Wouldn't you like to see the same results for your child?
School holidays are around the corner and this is the best time to start Wise Eye therapy. See a change in your child after 20 sessions of Wise Eye.
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Both men were astounded to see how many Laddsworth pupils are participating in either 50 club or 100 club. Graeme Gibbs is the first Senior Primary child to achieve his 100 club medal this year and he was handed it by Stephen, a great honor. Laddsworth thanks both men for giving of their time to talk to the children and wishes them well for their future running careers.
Slideshow images taken by Keri Maxfiled
An entertaining talk by well-known Johann van Bargen from EAST COAST RADIO including Anti-Hijacking Measures will be held on Wednesday, 22 June at 19h00. Tickets cost R65.00 and are available from Laddsworth Primary, Hilton Pre-Primary and Umgeni Vet. For further information please contact Theresa Jager on 033 3433 256 Ext 9.
6th Sense Health and Beauty is snugly set in one of Hilton's quiet areas, overlooking a pretty garden and waiting to pamper 'your inner you'. This salon is the culmination of Tracy Tucker's journey as a beauty therapist which began in 1997 with studies at Jill Farquharson College in Durban and continued at Brookdale Health Hydro where Tracy worked for two years, soaking up a wealth of knowledge along her path.
Meeting new people and striving to ensure that her clients never feel rushed after a treatment, Tracy aims to go that extra mile for her clients, to make sure you enjoy the treat!Accordingly 6thSense Health and Beauty offers prices that are as low as can be to ease the pressure of busy, financially stressful lives and to ensure that 'me time' is affordable to those who actually need it the most.
The salon has been Tracy's full time focus since March 2011 and she has some innovative ideas coming up in the future including beauty education talks. The first of which will take place on the 1st and 8th June, 9.00am at Hydrangea House, Sutton Road, Hilton. The morning will start with a talk by Lynelle from ESSE Organic Products about Conventional Skincare vs Organic Skincare, then ladies will be able to do a DIY facial using the ESSE products and tea and scones will be served.
The cost of the morning is R130.00 which includes a gift to the same value as well as the morning of fun.
Bookings are essential as this event is limited to 10 ladies per morning.
If a professional treatment at an affordable price appeals to you, make a booking with Tracy at 6th Sense today and pamper yourself or spoil a loved one with a 'For The Soul' package!
Congratulations to Thomas Breetzke who has been selected for the South African Junior Track Cycling Team. He hopes to qualify for the team which will be chosen to compete in the Junior Track Cycling Championships in Russia later in the year.
Pictured: Thomas Breetzke - Supplied
The 3rd World Schools Golf Challenge, held in Stellenbosch, South Africa - 46 teams representing 23 Schools and 7 countries took part in the Challenge to be played on the spectacular courses in and around Stellenbosch. A great mix of elite players, developing players and newcomers contested the Challenge to see if they could overtake top Schools from previous Challenge - Millfield School from England and Como Secondary College from Australia.
The opening ceremony held on Sunday the 24th April had all the 182 school children (16 girls) starting to introduce themselves to each other. We were staying at the Protea Hotel Stellenbosch so it gave the girls chance to make many new friends from as far afield as Australia and New Zealand.
The tournament started on Monday the 25th to a cold front that had just hit the Western Cape. So it was off to Erinvale at 6.30am to be there for our 1st tee off at 7.30am. Wow it was cold and the poor girls had to content with the hardest course we were to play on with pumping wind and glass-like greens. So there were long faces from all the girls when they ended the day, but as I said to them they had to remember this was the hardest course they will face in the tournament and this was the first time they had played in a Medal competition ' that is you count every shot until the ' white ball goes into the hole.
Well on Tuesday I woke up at 2am to the heavens opening and the rain did not stop. While driving them all in the car in the dark, heavy rain and cold to Devonvale golf course we were all convinced that the day would be cancelled. But no joy the girls tee'd off in heavy rain which then chose to go on and off most of the day and before we were all in it got windy and freezing cold. But the girls come in with some smiles as they had all improved on the previous day. Wednesday was a rest day and the girls spent time with family. Thursday looked so much better, nippy in the morning but the SUN was shining. So off to De Zalze we went. A beautiful golf course under the Stellenbosch mountains but poor drainage on the course, so I know the girls battled in getting their drives to go anywhere as there was no run. But their game was starting to get consistent and better rounds for all was the result.
Friday was to Stellenbosch Golf Club with the "promise" of good weather. Well that did not last the whole day and it was back to taking the umbrellas out, putting on the rain suits and trying to keep the hands and club grips dry. That went on and off all day. But a happy exhausted group came off the course having I am sure enjoyed the many moments, good and bad of the tournament.
Friday late afternoon we all caught the bus to the Prize giving evening held at Moyo – Spier. This turned out to be a very pleasant surprise for us. The tournament had started with 6 girls teams registered to play, but on the first day some girls from the other countries could not come so the Mixed team division grew by 5 teams and we were the only girls' team. Well that was not our fault - so I am happy to say that St Annes won the Girls Division, both Nett and Gross competition. A much appreciated gesture considering the hard work the girls put in to this very challenging tournament for all.
Saturday was a quick chance to say bye to friends made and then off the airport for all of us to return home and to St Annes with our 2 trophies and 2 medals each.
From the Team manager – a few grey hairs extra –
Four Hilton College boys have been chosen for the South African u 16 Rowing team to compete in the prestigious Holland Beker (one of the biggest regattas in Europe) in Amsterdam in June.
Picture: Kyle Schoonbee, Emile McLennan, Matt Gearing and Dalton Wadey
Their Bank Details as as follows:
Account Holder : KZN Cystic Fibrosis Association
Bank : Nedbank
Account Number : 1311029184
Branch : Pinetown
Branch Code : 133926
Non-Profit Organisation Number is as below :-
Kindly fax a copy of the deposit slip / internet transfer to KZN Cystic Fibrosis Association on 086 516 8225 as they would like to thank you for your generosity.
Doreen Philip of DP Design has 19 years experience as a graphic designer specializing in Below-the-Line advertising which entails print and electronic media and developing Corporate Identities.
Doreen has always been passionate about art and visual communication and so decided to follow a career in Graphic Design enabling her to use her artistic ability. She studied Graphic Design at Natal Technikon, Durban 1989 - 1991.
Her career as a Junior Designer began in 1992 at Growgraphics in Kloof. Their niche market at the time was annual reports and so she gained much experience from illustration, to design, layout and typesetting of annual reports over the 5-year period she was with them. The first few years before moving into computer aided design she did a lot of illustration in different mediums from watercolours, pastel, pencil, paper to fabric. By 1995, she was a Senior Designer and in 1996, Studio Manager for a year which involved overseeing production and the design team of 4.
In 1997, having been married for 3 years and with her first baby on the way, Doreen decided to start her own business Blue Fish Design. This business operated successfully for 9 years. In March 2008 Doreen relocated to Hilton due to her husband being transferred to Pietermaritzburg. Having grown up and being schooled in Howick made this an easy move to familiar territory!
Doreen loves her family! Married 17 years Doreen and her husband Barry have 3 kids, Mitchell (13), Keziah (8) and Joel who is just 10 weeks old! Her passions include, hiking, especially in the Drakensberg, mountain biking, camping, gardening, painting and exploring different mediums and crafts and of course getting her nose stuck into a good book with a cappuccino!
Her family, being a mom, having time to explore her art and fuel her creativity, having time to sow into her local church, North Hills Church, are all very important values of hers. Doreen looks forward to growing DP Design and being of service to the Hilton and Pietermaritzburg community.
Doreen is pictured above with her children.
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