Happy Hills will be having a Market day hosted by Round Table on Fathers Day 19th June, diarise now to take Dad to Happy Hills!
There will about 30 stalls at the Market day along with a beer tent and LOTS of kiddies entertainment. The Market will be out in our big open field with Hay Bales and endless views of the Midlands. The day is geared for families but also includes something for everybody, even pets.
The Market Day will be from 9am untill 4pm. There are a few stalls left so if you have talents and want to showcase your products call Steve on 084 707 3193 or Lynne on 033 234 4469. Products that are hancrafted or support creative South Africans are preferred.
The Form 4 Drama girls at St Anne's have just finished studying this section in class and it was only fitting then that on the actual day of Corpus Christi they perform their plays for any brave soul who could stand the morning chill. Three platforms were placed on front lawns and after the traditional Eucharist service the girls were treated to embellished renditions of 'The Crucifixion of Christ', 'Daniel in the Lion's Den' and 'Samson and Delilah'.
As is tradition, the plays were performed on raised platforms, called "mansions" for easy viewing and performed a number of times so that the crowds could have a chance to watch all the plays. The Form 4 girls did a magnificent job of repeating their play three times so that the gathered crowd could have a chance to walk between the plays and enjoy them all. Many thanks to Mrs Baijnath would prepared the girls for the festival. It was a colourful and interesting morning.
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- Sound proofing materials
The top achievers at the Hilton College Expo will be selected to represent the school at the Provincial Eskom Science Expo in August.
Pictured alongside are Baba Adejuyigbe and Mike Salgado.
Pictured below are Sabelo Xulu and Matt Barry
Pictured below are Max Hogewind-Brits and Thabang
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?
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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.
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St Anne's Old Girls' Day 2011 was held at the school on Saturday, 04 June. The resultant reunion of matriculating classes, dating back to 1941, was entertaining and wholly nostalgic for the most recent members of the group to the oldest amongst the alumni.
The day commenced with a chapel service and award ceremony; and this was followed by a tour around the school. Once a place they each knew so well ' grounds that they walked daily between classes - many found themselves confronted with markedly changed campus, well worth marvelling over. This was followed by drinks and a much-anticipated opportunity to catch up with familiar faces and friends ' something that continued as they made their way through to the dining room.
The Old Girls' Award this year was awarded to Didi Francis ' class of 2001. Attending her Yale MBA graduation during the course of the week, she attributed this accolade to her time at St Anne's ' an experience that fostered her religious faith and helped her to develop faith in herself. Since her graduation from St Anne's, Didi has excelled on a personal level and in her impact on the lives of others. Co-founder of the Hope and Dream Organisation that helps needy HIV/AIDS orphans, this dynamic woman has also spent seven months cycling from Cape to Cairo to raise money for the Millennium Promise and Millennium Village projects in Tanzania. She will be returning to South Africa later this year to take up her position at Bain and Co. in Johannesburg.
No more poignant sense of the day is created than that of speaking to the class of 1941. Returning to the school after some years is an unavoidably evocative experience, and something that was encountered by each woman on the day on varying levels. Together at the dining table, this group of women conveyed an air of unity. Whether it is something that has been sustained over the years, or something that was merely fortified on the day, there was an undeniable friendship between them. The common factor that had led them all back to the same place ' the very site where the connection started years ago ' was their education at St Anne's and all that goes along with that. Transcending the camaraderie and nostalgia of the day are connections that persist into multiple facets of their lives.
They reminisced over a vastly different school, at a time beyond the comprehension of a lot of its current learners. They recalled tales of an era where it was a lot less grand; still laughing years after the fact at remembering standing against a wall opposite the squash courts in a patch of sun in an attempt to get warm, or grazing noses on the bottom of a perpetually green, dangerously shallow swimming pool. As the young waitresses in their uniforms moved between the tables, one got the notion of the uncanny, with the imagination alive at stories of how the prefects used to walk the girls down the train tracks when it was too misty to play sport ' one day resulting in the girls pressed against the tunnel walls as a train sped through. It was an acute sense of then and now.
On Friday afternoon, the present St Anne's student body was given a taste of the meaning inherent on a return to school after leaving. The girls were given the chance to listen to a talk from Diana Armstrong, who has made a successful career in travel and food writing, as well as being a celebrated author since her matriculation from St Anne's in 1961. In the minds of the girls, she successfully placed herself among them as she talked about her years at the school, inciting giggles and a positive crash course for the future, as she stood before them to talk about her career and how she has achieved all of her successes along the way. Totally relatable and understated, she relayed her journey to the girls ' one that has taken her beyond South Africa to America and to their beautiful home in Umbria; a four hundred year old monastery that provides untold inspiration to her.
To aspiring writers, she expressed that there is a remarkably more level playing field now than there was when she was at school ' a time that marked the start of the women's liberation movement, and one in which the publishing world was poles apart from what it is now. Amazon and Kindle make it decidedly easier for first-time publishers, and her advice was to tackle every pursuit in small increments ' making success tangible to every girl in the room. Ultimately, and to use her own words, hers is a story of how a giggly, freckly teenager found her way ' even a hooligan and passenger can make it work. Her years at St Anne's stood her in good stead along the way; in addition to the fine education, it was the place where she learnt to be happy and to be a good citizen.
Hilton Village Pharmacy has so much to choose from for Father's Day. Pop in and enjoy choosing something Dad will love from their wide gift selection. Do some window shopping right away as you view the slide show below.
St Anne's beat Epworth to remain league champions for the third consecutive year!
St Anne's and Epworth met at Epworth in the final stages of the Parklane Superspar schools league games. It was a fine display of school girl hockey with both teams playing with heart and passion.
St Anne's opened the scoring when an Epworth defender was penalised for a bad which resulted in a penalty stroke. St Anne's captain Sherry King made no errors in putting it in the box. Epworth equalised with a well worked short corner goal just before half time.
In the second half it was again a fine battle with both teams attacking and defending hard. St Annes' pressure on the Epworth defence finally gave way to a cracker of a field goal by striker Abigail Latimer. St Anne's clenched the Parklane Superspar league for the third year running. Epworth's Heather McEwan, Amy Greaves and Julie ? were stand out players for Epworth. St Anne's Bella Rudd had some really good penetrating runs through the Epworth defence. Other notable players were Paige Phillips, Katie Polkinghorne and not to forget the ever present, consistently excellent Sherry King.
I am extremely proud of our team; they have trained hard all season and haven't given up on their dream of retaining the league title. They have won 6 games and drawn one, they have played clean and attractive hockey throughout the season, and have been a very teachable group. Sherry King has been a faultless captain and has brought out the best in her team mates through leading by a fine and humble example.
ROBYN PEARSON ST ANNE'S 1ST TEAM COACH
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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.
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