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.

Student Achievements

Last month Yulia Galukhin attended the 16th African Championships in Rhythmic Gymnastics that was held in Cairo, Egypt. She was representing South Africa as a Senior Olympic Gymnast. Yulia placed 3rd overall in the all around qualifications and made it into 3 apparatus finals where she also won a bronze medal. Yulia was also the top gymnast amongst the SA gymnasts which qualified her for the World Championships in September set to be held in Sofia, Bulgaria.