Sport – Northern Zone Athletics Team

On 10 February we had our first Interschools athletics event at Parow High School and competed against Parow HS, Bosmansdam HS and Fairbairn College.

We sent 139 athletes to represent EHS 255 times.
We obtained 37 Bronze, 22 silver and 33 gold medals.
Our relay teams did exceptionally well, with 6 of the 8 winning the race. The u17 girls and u19 boys came a very narrow second.
We also received two best athlete awards: Hannah Davids (best u15 girl athlete) and Kearah Gentry (best u19 girl athlete).

Athletes that placed in the top 4 at Interschools were invited to compete at the Northern Zone Championship.
This took place at Parow Track on 17 and 18 February 2023.

We had 69 learners that qualified to compete, with 64 accepting the invitation. EHS was represented 99 times.
The Northern Zone Championship comprises over 40 schools in our district which includes top competitors such as Brackenfell HS, Stellenberg HS and Durbanville HS. Our athletes did really well with most of them beating their personal bests. Our relay teams also did well with 6 of the 8 being invited to run the final event: u14 girls (4th), u14 boys (3rd), u15 girls (4th), u15 boys (3rd), u17 boys (4th) and u19 girls (3rd).

Athletes that placed in the top 6 per event (excluding the relays) qualify to partake in the Western Cape Championship. The Western Cape Championship takes place at Parow Track 23,24 and 25 February.

We would like to congratulate the following for making the Northern Zones Athletics Team:
Erin Galant (Gr 8) – u 14 high Jump
Esona Mngeyane (Gr 8) – u14 long jump
Ved Klein (Gr 9) – u15 long jump
Ethan Moag (Gr 11) – u17 100m
Ethan Charumbira (Gr 12) – u17 110m Hurdles

Their event times are as follows:
Esona Mngeyane – u14 boys long jump – Thursday 23 Feb – 17h30
Ethan Charumbira – u17 boys 110m hurdles heats – Thursday 23 Feb – 21h00
Ethan Moag – u17 boys 100m heats – Friday 24 Feb – 18h10
Erin Galant – u14 girls high jump – Saturday 25 Feb – 11h00
Ved Klein – u15 boys long jump – Saturday 25 Feb – 13h15

Campus Development – Solar

With load shedding proving to be a continuous headache for effective functioning at Edgemead High School, we embarked on one of our biggest projects to date- TO GET OUR SCHOOL LOADSHEDDING FREE.

We started research on the pro’s and con’s of solar vs generator vs batteries as far back as 2017 and we are happy to announce that we have completed this project and are now completely unaffected by loadshedding as a school.

We have installed 200 solar panels on our roof which are connected to a 96Kw inverter and battery system. This allows for uninterrupted teaching and events on campus.

Sport – Athletics Interschool

Last week we sent 139 athletes to compete at Interschools against @parowrcl , @fairbairncollege and @bosmansdamhs .
That meant that EHS was represented 255 times in the various events. We obtained 33 gold medals, 22 silver medals and 37 bronze medals. In our relays we won 6 out of the 8 relays with the other two placing a very narrow second place. We finished second overall. Well done, Eagles! 🦅
Today, we are sending our top athletes to the Northern Zone Athletics Competition. Good luck, Athletes! ❤️💙

Sport – Athletics

Esona Mngeyane(U14) 100m and 200m
Keenan Figeland (U15) 200m and 800m
Hannah Davids (U15) 100m and 200m
Sheldon Merrington (U17) 200m and 400m
Kearah Gentry (U19) 100m and 200m
Keira-Leigh Gray (U19) 800m

Andrew Forster (u14) – High jump 1.5m
Mary Finlayson (u15) – High jump 1.3m
Ani Price (u17) – High jump 1.36m

Stuttaford House were the overall winners, with 601 points. 💛
Congratulations to our athletes of the day:
Victor Ludorum – Jordan Kennedy (Paton)
Victrix Ludorum – Kearah Gentry (Stuttaford)
Best Junior Male Athlete – Keanan Figeland (Stuttaford)
Best Junior Female Athlete – Erin Galant (Paton)