The windmills of my mind – Dr Selma
As I stroll down the corridor's of 1174 aka Verney College, I am reminded of Gary Zukav’s most telling observation:
‘If we perceived life with reverence,
we would stand in awe at the
experience of physical life and
walk the earth in a very deep sense of gratitude’.
A new season; a new term. “Woke” teachers teaching “woke” learners – Generation Z. Classes are abuzz, a melodic cacophony of sound. I “stand in awe”. I am greeted by smiling eager faces and my face cannot but break into a smile. I walk around the corner and see our matric class of 2022 huddled together. The Matric Dance is just around the corner too, and not long thereafter, the Valedictory Ceremony and a few days after, the Matric Exam – enough to leave me breathless. Come Matric Exams, 1174 will be displayed prominently on the walls of our school. 1174 – seared into our hearts and minds; a legacy for all who follow. I ponder the words of George Bernard Shaw:
This is the true joy in life – that being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one. That being a force of nature, instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die. For the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no brief candle to me. It’s a sort of splendid torch which I’ve got to hold up for the moment and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
Spring Day Stars!
Junior Mr & Ms Spring
Jessica van Loggerenberg
Awards and Achievements
Top ten awards – Term 2
Gr Learner Gr Learner
1 Molemo Mokele 5 Nonjabulo Ntuli
Mabore Sekele Rhiley Petersen
Lesedi Lebea TJ Chibaya
2 Shayaan Makan 6 Makhosazana Kgopa
3 Esihle Siganga 7 Naledi Lehoma
Ezennaya Eluwa 9 Alexia Da Silva
Siyanda Mokoena Mamotse Madlele
4 Sithokozile Ntuli Godbless Adikaibe
Taishaan Makan 11 Jessica Van Loggerenberg
A special welcome to our new Staff members!
Mrs Nokuthula Ngwenya
Mr Keanu Jardim
We are starting a STEM lab at school in 2023. Students will attend the STEM lab weekly to creatively explore, invent, engineer and complete STEM challenges. We need many items for the STEM lab.
Suggestions are on the list below, but we appreciate little to all donations possible even if the items are not on the list.
Please send donations to Ms Susan.
Tin foil, ice-cream sticks, masking tape, plastic cups, markers, string/yarn, Legos, newspaper, tissue paper, color tape, glue sticks, cotton balls, dominoes, plastic wrap, fabric, duct tape, Styrofoam cups, crayons and building blocks. Bottle caps, milk cartons, dowel sticks, balloons, paper bags, toothpicks, pinecones, buttons, corks, beads, puzzle pieces, magazines, old socks, toilet paper tubes, paper towel tubes, coffee filters, marbles, any type of boxes.
Lots of thanks in advance!
Weekly Tuck Shop menu
Hot Dogs Chicken Mayo Roll
Pies Veg Curry & Roti
Russian Roll Egg Mayo Roll
Egg Mayo Roll Russian Roll
Tuna Mayo Roll Chicken pops and chips
Vetkoek Chip roll Pies
Mini Bunny Chow Crispy skins
Dates to Diarize
14 – Gr 4 outing to AcroBranch
16 – Matric Farewell
17 – Open day
23 – Heritage Day fundraiser
1 October – Father and son braai
Midterm and holiday dates
21-26 October - Midterm
3 December - Close
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