Sport – Gymnastics

Yulia Galukhin, represented South Africa at the African Championships in June 2022 in Cairo, Egypt where she won a total of 3 medals and as a result became the bronze medalist.

She was further selected by the Gymnastics Federation as a member of the South African National Gymnastics Team and received her Protea Colours. She qualified as the only gymnast to represent South Africa at the 39th World Championship 2022 in Sofia, Bulgaria which was held from the 14th – 18th of September. She showed excellent results and she’s the SA hope for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. 


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.

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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.

New Inter-house records

Well done to all the learners who broke records at the 2020 EHS inter-house athletics

Tyla Veenstra, Long Jump – u/19 (F) : 4.50m

Kyle Buckle, Shot Put – u/17 (M) : 12.30m

Zara Fortune, Discus – u/14 (F) : 15.28m

Angel Baptista, 200m – u/14 (F) : 31:72s

Caitlin Bell, 200m – u/17 (F) : 29:29s

Ethan Charumbira, Long Jump – u/14 (M) : 5.21m

Jaimie Milligan, Javelin – u/15 (F) : 19.86m

Asemahle Nokai, Shot Put – u/15 (M) : 11.35m

Hlumelo Sigenu, 200 m – u/19 (M) : 23:44s

Charlotte Cronje, Shot Put – u/15 (F) : 10.80m

Makanaka Musinganete, 800m – u/14 (F) : 3:15s

Thendo Lidzhade, 800m – u/14 (M) : 2:30s

Jack Sims, 800m – u/15 (M) : 2:32s

Jordyn Fester, Shot Put – u/16 (F) : 9.24m

Zack Gulliver, Javelin – u/14 (M) : 28.78m

Kearah Gentry, 400m – u/15 (F) : 1:17s

Caitlin Bell, 400m – u/17 (F) : 1:15s

Theo Mpumelo, 400m – u/17 (M) : 58:91s

Emre Bobbs, Long Jump – u/17 (M) : 6.14s

Nicholas Whareham, Javelin – u/17 (M) : 33.35m

Charlotte Cronje, Discus – u/15 (F) : 29.46m

Jordi van Graan, 100m – u/14 (M) : 12:03s

Hlumelo Sigenu, 100m – u/19 (M) : 10:94s

Ralita de Wee, Shot Put – u/19 (F) : 9.28m

Theo Mpumelo, 1500m – u/17 (M) : 4:45s

Byron, living life in the fast lane.

Edgemead High Matric student, Byron Mitchell, has once again proved his prowess as a race driver this year in having gone on to win both the Class C category and the overall 2019 Formula Libre Western Province Championship for the second consecutive year.

Whilst this was secured driving his Formula Vee Forza of the Dolphin Precision Engineering Racing Team, Byron also competed in the Mike’s Place Clubmans saloon car category of the Western Province Motor Club’s Power Series Race Meetings, taking his VW Golf to 2nd place in both Class E and that Championship challenge as well.

Byron is seen here behind the wheel of both of his cars during the respective category races at the Power Series event staged at Killarney International Raceway on Saturday 19 October, at which he was equally awarded the WPMC’s ‘Driver Of The Day’ trophy for the overall Race Meeting.