Seven of our Robotics teams participated at the Provincial World Robotics Olympiad at Christel House on Saturday. Congratulations to Heena Patel and Jayden Karamba whose team came 2nd in the Senior Division. Well done to all teams who participated and proudly represented EHS.
Congratulations to all cast, crew and teachers involved in a very successful production of ‘My African Dream’. It was a spectacular show! Well done!
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.
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.
The Interact society spent Saturday morning doing a beach clean up at Milnerton Lagoon Beach. They were joined by many other beach goers and together collected almost 20 bags of beach litter.
Well done everybody.
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.
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.
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