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October 24, 2019

The annual Excellence in Education Awards Ceremony was held in Johannesburg on Wednesday, 23 October 2019. These awards recognise teachers and pupils who integrate Apple technology in the curriculum in an innovative way. Herbert Hurd was placed in the top three in three different categories. Emma Chisholm (Grade 2) was placed third in the Curriculum Gr 0-3 category for her iPad task in Afrikaans on 'Sport'. Sophie Glibbery and Sitha Dlulane (Grade 7) were placed third in the Artistic Category for their animation called "Lifetime". Mrs Watson was placed first in the iTeacher Category. Congratulations! We are very proud of you!
Below is the link to view the Mrs Watson's winning entry.
https://youtu.be/PGH8zTSt9k4

October 21, 2019

The adventures never stop in Grade 2!  Hopping excitedly into the busses and knowing we have a day of fun ahead is school at its BEST!!  Windsor offers us a world of imagination as we head to the race track, climb the pirate boat’s mast, bake up a storm of mud cakes and leaf pies, fill those cars with imaginary gas to speed happily away on a road trip to the highways and byways of our imagination… this is THE LIFE when you are only 8!!

It really is amazing how 120 children can “disappear” without any fuss and just PLAY.  I guess the old adage is true… “for children PLAY is serious LEARNING”.  The gravity of the seesaw, the tilt as you corner the race track, the balance of holding onto the mast or those castle turrets to the measuring of mud and water to get just the right consistency of mud for a pie are the outdoor lessons we learn from our friends.  Together we are a village… learning and growing continually.

The sunshine, the adventure and the fun of WINDSOR Fun Park, o...

October 20, 2019

“You can find magic

wherever you look,

Sit back and relax,

all you need is a book!”

- Dr. Seuss -

We all LOVE to listen to a good story and this is the charm of the Reading Competitions held across the school.  It isn’t all about the mechanics of reading, the audience get to “sit back and relax” and are entertained as our magnificent readers transport us beyond the now into a world of the imagination!

We may be only 8 years of age BUT our talent for reading with expression, fluency and intonation must never be underestimated.   Our readers represented the Grade 2 body of learners with pride and one could feel the tangible nerves as the nervous parents watched their precious children excel.  Our readers on the other handed displayed nerves of steel!

Congratulations to all the participants this year.  You rose to the challenge and wowed us all.  Thank you for reading with exuberance.  To our winner for 2019, Thubelihle Nodwele, CONGRATULATIONS!

To our team of adjudicators, Mr...

October 18, 2019

The Grade Three Reading competition was held in the school library on 16 October. Preliminary rounds were held where our 8 readers were selected. The pupils read a prepared and an unprepared passage. 

Our adjudicators, Mrs Bretteny, Mrs Pons and Mrs Yarborough had a tough task in deciding on the overall winner. 

Congratulations to Uwais Limbada on winning the trophy. We are very proud of all our finalists and we hope you all enjoyed your chocolate and enjoy using your bookmark as you continue to read many amazing books

October 18, 2019

The Grade 1 Reading Competition was held on Wednesday 16 October 2019. These were our eight finalists: Meagan Lee, Gemma Pearce, Tashvi Dana, Alex Goldman, Micah Searle, Jessica Duppa-Whyte, Milani Ndabambi and Skylar Awartz.

The children each read a prepared piece and then an unprepared piece which they all read beautifully.

Congratulations to our winner, Tashvi Dana!

October 14, 2019

Last Term the Grade 7's were given  the opportunity to showcase their love for science.
They were allowed to do any science experiment no matter how crazy or absurd. From dropping eggs out of windows, to creating lava lamps, to creating elephants toothpaste with Hydrogen Peroxide. There was no shortness of fun and learning.

October 14, 2019

This year, both the senior and the junior quizzes took place on the same day, in the last week of the third term.  From a logistics point of view this worked well, as the hall only had to be prepared once and the grade seven contestants could help the grade threes with their table decorations.

Junior Quiz
This is an eagerly anticipated event in the Foundation Phase and the teams are chosen from the grade three pupils who all write a selection quiz.
Each house team is made up of four contestants who work together to answer 50 multiple choice questions.  There are also questions for the audience which is made up of all the foundation phase pupils.
Weymouth House was the eventual winner with Chapman only one point behind in second place, Albury in third place and Kennersley fourth.

Senior Quiz
The quiz started with a visual category where teams had to identify ten well-known South African personalities from their photographs.
Then, after answering 50 multiple choice questions, teams had...

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