Eastern Cape Tumbling and Trampoline Gymnastics Trials
Megan Hendricks and Elricia Meyer participated in this event at the Uitenhage Sport Centre. Elricia received silver and gold for tumbling and trampoline. Lauren received gold for tumbling and trampoline. Megan received gold for tumbling and bronze for trampoline. They were all selected to represent the Eastern Province at a national competition held during the September holidays.
Facebook Safety Workshop
Social networking is an effective means of communication which is transforming our world. There are numerous safety issues concerning the convenient access of information presented on Facebook accounts.
Riebeek College created powerful presentations and implemented workshops for grades 6 -11 to illustrate the dangers of over-sharing information. The learners were given handouts to guide them on making the necessary privacy settings on their personal Facebook account.
World Rhino Day
In support of World Rhino Day, the Riebeek girls wore black, as advertised by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), and fundraised R1400 towards rhino protection activities. This generous donation, received by the WWF Rhino Project, will assist with essential anti-poaching initiatives.
Riebeek's Proud Piano Player
Tonielle Prince, Grade 10, started playing piano when she was 9 and started playing Royal Schools of Music Examinations at age 10.
“I played my Grade 6 examination on 12 May 2011. It was quite difficult but I managed to pass with 74! I enjoy playing the piano, but it takes a lot of hard work and commitment” she said.
Nicola won R15 000 for Riebeek!
Riebeek is so proud of Nicola McEwan, Grade 9, for winning the Provincial Post Office Letter Writing Competition.
Her winning letter emphasised the importance of trees in combating gloabal warming.
Nicola won R5 000 for herself and R15 000 for the school.
Congratulations to Nikita Karsan and Siphe Tsotsa for winning the Junior and Senior sections respectively in the Senior Inter-House Oratory Competition.
This competition provides a platform for avid speakers, or those facing their fears, to express their opinions about interesting topics.
Nikita Karsan (Elizabeth House), Winner of the Junior Section of the Senior School Oratory Competition, discussed “The Story Behind the Words”. The adjudicator, Miss Fouche, said that her animated speech was interesting and used an unusual context.
Miss Fouche stated that Siphe Tsotsa (Eleanor House), Winner of the Senior Section, expressed herself well and engaged well with the audience while sharing her interesting topic, “Colour Me Pretty”.
The added benefit of this competition was that each speaker earned a point for her house (Elizabeth, Elton, Eleanor).
Riebeek Lawyers in the Making!
Mishka Karsan and Nadia Karodia have been selected as regional finalists to compete in the final rounds of the first National Schools’ Moot Competition to be held in Pretoria from 18 to 21 March 2011
The National Schools’ Moot Competition is run by the University of Pretoria and aims to encourage talented young people to consider pursuing a career in law.
“I am so proud of Nadia and Mishka. Both girls are actively involved in the school’s extra-mural programme, yet possessed the discipline, talent and time management skills to produce excellent legal documents that were well researched, balanced, mature, insightful and thought provoking,” said Mrs Sandra Gerber, Teacher-in-charge.
The girls produced legal arguments representing a hypothetical student and the school wherein they explored the legal and ethical issues surrounding bullying, expulsion, corporal punishment and special needs education.
This competition also aims to create greater awareness in schools and communities in South Africa about the Constitution and the values that it embodies through active participation.
All secondary schools in South Africa were invited to enter a team of two learners. In the first round the learners wrote two essays setting out the opposing sides of the case.
Only four schools within the Eastern Cape were selected to compete in the finals against other provinces. These schools include Kwezi Lomso, Kingswood, St Georges and Riebeek College.
What a World! Drama Production
The Riebeek College Drama Club, with 180 cast members and a few staff members, produced the “What a World!” drama show held at the school on 24th and 26th February 2011.
This superb show, directed by Rethabile Lottie Botlhole, a Grade 11 learner, aimed to celebrate our world and point out that one life can make a difference. It took a look at our wonderful world, pondered its challenges and sought to find solutions.
The production explored the evolution of the world and then took a journey to discover the wonders within it. Along the way, the show demonstrated our world in crisis particularly to war, weather, power, materialism and poverty; and then emphasized hope and the potential to make a significant difference. The discovery of what a cruel, crazy, beautiful, big, wild world we have proved to be an ‘out of this world’ experience.
“The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do. In the show the cast was a bunch of dreamers who honour our planet and our place in this world, said Lottie.
The Drama Club annually produces a production in which the learners present items which are scripted, rehearsed and directed by themselves with sound visuals, lighting and great organizing all being learner-driven. A Theatre Dinner was held on the second evening as a Grade 9 Fundraiser to extend the excitement of this phenomenal performance.