Performing Arts – Viva la Musica

Congratulations to all teachers and learners involved in our Annual Viva la Musica concert/competition. Thank you to our host adjudicator, Professor Corvin Matei. Thank you to Hugo Lambrechts. Best Senior Performance: Conner Vermeulen (piano & cello), Best Junior Performance: Siphesihle Matlho (flute). Music Captain 2023: Catherine Atherton

Robotics

Our Robotics Coach Emma from Kids Innovate Africa has been selected as one of the 6 finalists in the SAB Foundation project, Robotics with neurodiversity. Emma chose to film her finalists campaign in the Edgemead High school Knowledge Hub with her EHS team.

Links for further reading – https://sabfoundation.co.za/, https://www.kidsinnovateafrica.com/

Chess

Elsiesriver High and EHS tied for 1st position in our block based on match points. However, the tie was broken based on game points. In our block we had 17.5 game points and Elsiesriver High had 21.5 game points. Hence, in our block we placed 2nd.

The EHS players played phenomenally well. Elsiesriver High had 3 players preparing for SA colours and our players went toe to toe with our second seat player Ryan Yang winning every game he played on Saturday. If a player of the day were to be awarded, Ryan Yang (Gr. 9St) would have taken that trophy.

Emma skates her way to success.

Emma Walker (Grade 8) recently qualified for the Junior Ladies figure skating section where she will be required to compete for the 2020/2021 season (1 July 2020 – 30 June 2021)

She is the 2018 Pre-Novice National Champion and the current (2019) Western Province Novice Champion.

Having attained the required score for international selection, Emma will be competing in the Advanced Novice section at the Open d’Andorra (https://www.faeg.ad/noticia/open-dandorra-2019) in Canillo, Andorra from 20-24 November 2019.

By attending this event, Emma will be eligible to receive her National Colours at the official draw ceremony for the 2020 SA National Championships.

In addition to training 6 days a week, Emma also enjoys teaching basic skating to the general public as part of the Back 2 Basics course at the Ice Station.

Well done Emma.