Our own Eco-Hero!

Our very own Zoe Prinsloo (grade 11) has been featured on National Geographic Kids website as one of their eco heroes!

Zoë was one of 500 young people picked out of 7 000 nominated to attend the UN’s Youth Climate Summit in September. “Seeing Greta Thunberg in person… listening to her speak… priceless!” she says about the experience. She also took part in the global climate strike in New York on Friday 20 September where she, together with over 4 million youth and adults from around the world, made their voices heard. Zoë started her own eco-friendly product distribution business, Save a Fishie, in 2018. She runs regular beach clean-ups at Milnerton Lagoon and is always looking for more ways to make a difference – such as spending ten days in Mozambique volunteering with Operation Smile in July.

11th Annual Edgemead High School Classical Guitar Competition 2019

Our 11th Annual Guitar Competition took place on Saturday 19 October. Young guitarists from all over the Cape Peninsula came together to showcase their abilities. Despite the competitive aspect of the event, the learners are also afforded the opportunity to grow as performers and to be exposed to the greater classical guitar community. The competition was a great success and it was especially rewarding for parents and teachers to see the level of confidence and professionalism that was displayed by the performers on the day. Edgemead High School is especially grateful to Paul Bothners who once again sponsored prizes for the category winners and Best Overall Performance trophy winner.

Trophy winners are as follows:
Best Primary School Guitarist – Ruben van Zyl
Best High School Guitarist – Yaaseen Cassiem
Best Beginner Guitarist – Jude Cader
Most Promising Guitarist – Liam Stoffberg
Best Overall Performance – Anekin Pockpass

Congratulations to the following EHS learners:

Erin Cullingworth – 2nd place in Grade 9

Davin Laurings – 1st place in Grade 10

John Paul Dumont – 3rd place in Grade 11

Melissa Barton – 1st place in Grade 12

Junior Performing Arts Prize Winners.

Congratulations to the Junior Performing Arts Prize winners.

Most Promising Junior Actor : Michael Steyn
Most Promising Junior Actress : Twane Wareley
Junior Music Competition : Zena Marks
Junior Musician (Boy) : Mohamad Zane Jacobs
Junior Musician (Girl) : Sonya Paulsen & Catherine Crowder
Most Promising Boy Chorister : Alex Fortune
Most Promising Girl Chorister : Twane Wareley

Junior Clubs & Society Award Winners.

Congratulations to the Junior Clubs and Society Award winners.

Best junior Chess player : David de Wet
Most Promising Junior Debator : Xivono Chabalala
Most Promising Junior Photographer : Ilan Hassall
Junior Public Speaking : Xivono Chabalala
Creative writing, Prose : Sonja Paulsen
English Poetry Award : Dayna Field
Junior Afrikaans Kreatiewe Skryf : Megan Smeda
Junior Afrikaans Gedigte : Isabella di Leva

Zoe participates in Eden Festival of Action.

Zoe Prinsloo (grade 11) participated in the Eden Festival of Action, where she attended multiple workshops and learnt about being an active citizen, what camera trapping is, participated in a beach clean up and contributed to planting 1876 trees.

They also did a biodiversity hike to Salt River and produced eco-brick products.

Xhosa week at EHS!

Edgemead High School hosted a Xhosa Week celebration in support of Africa Day 2019.

Learners celebrated the Xhosa culture by dressing up in their vibrant traditional clothing and hosting a fashion show for their school. A group of talented learners performed Xhosa songs acapella, while others showed off traditional Xhosa dances.

It was a great opportunity for learners to show off their culture, while also teaching their peers about their culture.

On the 25th of May, countries across the African continent will celebrate Africa Day 2019 in celebration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity.