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    July 2019 Newsletter

    Willowmoore High gears up for Mandela Day

    Willowmoore High intends to celebrate Nelson Mandela day in style as part of its ongoing commitment to South African heritage and nation building.

    All our students will be given the opportunity to wear civvies for the day for the fee of R10, as well as a tin of non-perishable food which will donated to the Salvation army for their feeding scheme.

    Firstly, interhouse hockey, soccer and netball will be held as the culmination of the second term winter sports season. Any student can sign up to participate in these teams. These events will start at 14:30.

    The Environmental club will be performing a clean-up of the school grounds as part of the 67 minutes of activ- ism campaign. Any new members or interested stu- dents are welcome to par ticipate.

    During the school day the senior Consumer Studies class will be baking and icing cupcakes for sale outside of
    the hall during the break.

    Nelson Mandela’s legacy will be showcased through a display of a selection of his quotations that will be post-
    ed around the school. Also a written quiz based on Nelson Mandela’s life will be available for anyone to test their knowledge in room 76b during break. The Photography society will be running a competition where any student can submit a single picture based on a theme which will be announced at 8am and must be submitted to Mr
    Esterhuizen by 2pm.

    Willowmoore High encourages everyone to find an activity through which Mandela’s life can be celebrated.

    PWC CEO initiative

    Willowmoore High Seniors tour PWC

    During the second term break a group of senior learners from Wil- lowmoore were given an exciting and informative opportunity to visit the Price Waterhouse Cooper’s facilities as part of a two day “CEO in the making” program.
    The learners were B. Ramaboya, T. Xaba, T. Bhabha, H. Naik, L. Lang- ford, I. Essop, W. Hussain and R. Karolia.
    The tour was conducted by Mr Yash Govender, one of the PWC managers. Students from various schools were placed in different groups to reinforce the overall message that tolerance can be cultivated in interaction.
    The students attended a variety of lectures where the theme of Fourth In dustrial revolution and its impact on the future workplace was explored. Collaboration and interdisciplinary skills were highlighted as being critical in the future world of accountancy. Evidence of forward thinking was shown in having glass walls for offices that double as design boards, and floors of the building being repurposed as creative spaces. W. Hussain

    School Community initiatives needing support

    School Bus Sound
    The school buses fill a vital role in the school as they transport our students to a myriad num- ber of destinations and for a myriad purposes.

    To ease the tedium of these journeys a fund raising initiative is being started by the school to collect donations of R50 for the purpose of in- stalling functional sound systems in some of these vehicles. This will benefit the students who make use of this transport on a weekly basis. Those who want to make a donation, are asked to pay this in at the Accounts Office. Corporate sponsorship is welcome.

    Knit a scarf
    For many poverty is an embarrassing situation yet their needs are still dire. An interesting initi- ative is to knit a scarf or any other warm woollen item. This will then be placed in a public place so that those who pass by and may need it. Donations can be given in at the Accounts office.

    Winter extra mural season begins

    Term 3 promises to be a fun-filled and exciting term for winter extra mural enthusiasts and as always we encourage
    our students to participate. Cross Country, Softball and cricket all start their seasons and carry these on to the fourth term. Debating, public speaking and drama continue through the Willowmoore Cultural Festival which happens in the first half of the third term. The service events like Interact and the monitor programs continue as does annual items like choir, marimba, and traditional dance. It is with regret that we remind the grade 12s that their contributions to the extra murals of the school have now come to an end with the onset of prelims and finals. For them the books must replace soccer balls and debate ballots. Good luck to all!

    Grade 12 extra lesson timetable for Term 3
    Week

    starting

    MondayTuesdayWednes-

    day

    Thursday
    9\7Math Lit

    Physics Bus St

    GeographyLife Science
    15\7Afrikaans A Maths

    Accounting

    Math Lit A Physics

    Bus St

    Geography Afrikaans B Math Lit

    B

    English
    22\7Afrikaans A MathsMath Lit A

    Physics Bus St

    Afrikaans

    B Math Lit B CAT

    English
    29\7Afrikaans

    A Maths

    Accounting

    Math Lit A

    Physics Bus St

    Afrikaans

    B Math LitB CAT

    English
    5\8Afrikaans A MathsMath Lit A

    Physics Bus St

    Afrikaans

    B Math Lit B CAT

    12\8Afrikaans

    A Maths

    Accounting

    Math Lit A

    Physics Bus St

    Afrikaans

    B Math Lit B CAT

    English
    19\8Afrikaans A MathsMath Lit A

    Physics Bus St

    Afrikaans

    B Math Lit B CAT

    English

    Grade tutors offer their guidance

    Willowmoore High maintains a network of support educators to assist your child in their school lives. Please feel free to contact them with any of your concerns or encourage your child to approach them for an interview. All interactions are treated with confidentiality to best suite the welfare of your child. Grade 8 – Mrs Khumalo and Mr Ramyaha – tkhumalo@willowmoore.co.za , mramayaha@willowmoore.co.za Grade 9 – Ms Kera and Mr Mpiyakhe – ykera@willowmoore.co.za, mmpiyakhe@willowmoore.co.za Grade 10 – Ms Gallagher and Mrs Jennings – cgallagher@willowmoore.co.za, cjennings@willowmoore.co.za Grade 11 – Mr Brown and Mrs Joseph – brownw@willowmoore.co.za, djoseph@willowmoore.co.za Grade 12 – Mrs Koboka and Mrs Souka – skoboka@willowmoore.co.za asouka@willowmoore.co.za

    School Counsellors and Additional Support

    The SBST member for general counselling is Mrs Kata –tkata@willowmoore.co.za The SBST member for homework sessions in the afternoon is Ms Zerf – mzerf@willowmoore.co.za The SBST member for account related issues and the feeding scheme is Mrs Healey. bhealey@willowmoore.co.za The Student Liaison Officer, Mrs van der Heever, is responsible for general counselling and basic first aid assistance – nvanderheerver@willowmoore.co.za The social worker, Mrs Hennessy, is available on referral from one of the above SBST members and she will make an appointment with the learner and/or family. chennessy@willowmoore.co.za

    Important forthcoming dates

    • Grade 12 preliminary examinations start on 19 August.
    • Parents morning will be held on 20 July from 8:30 to 12:30.
    • Interhouse Netball, hockey and soccer will be staged on Mandela Day. This is also a civvies day for which the fee is R10 and a can of nonperishable food. Remember your 67 minutes of activism
    • Rehearsals for the school show have commenced. The show will have junior plays, performances of traditional dance, marimba playing and choral renditions as well as a teachers’ play. Learners may still enter for these
      items.

    Vision

    Willowmoore High strives to create relevant and equitable, holistic quality education that will produce well rounded, responsible and respectful leaders who will contribute meaningfully in tomorrow’s communities.

    Mission

    Willowmoore High strives to create an ongoing positive, innovative and inclusive learning environment for our diverse community strives to maintain a safe, functional and technologically focused school for the well rounded development of all learners strives to uphold the ethos of mutual respect of human rights and South African culture

    From the desk of the Principal

    It is really alarming how the school year seems to have passed by so quick- ly and before you know it, final examinations will be upon us; the grade 12s begin their prelimi- nary examinations on the 19th of August and then—apart from a week of school in between – they are straight on to finals.

    The examinations in term 2 are a real opportunity for our students to reflect on the com- mitment to work that they did in terms 1 and 2, and to learn where their academic strengths and weaknesses lie. This makes the third term a real phase for remediation and growth. While some students may have found their term 2 re- ports disappointing, it is important to see that these reports as a chal- lenge to solve problems and build on what was already achieved so that the term 4 report says “promoted’” and not “retained.” Now is the time to attend extra lessons, make use of expanded opportunities and create meaningful study schedules, homework practices and study groups.

    Also it is important to realise that complacency is a threat: pretending that good marks achieved in previous terms—or years – will automatically mean success in the future is a mindset which leads to disappointment. Success comes from ongoing work! Reflect and remediate. Work Hard.