At the Swimathon I swam 78 lengths. I thought it was so much fun! After the Swimathon we got a medal, chips and a juice.
On 10 February there was a Swimathon. This was an exciting experience for me and I’m sure the whole APPS community. Once we had finally finished swimming we got a juice, a packet of chips and a medal. Next year my aim is to swim at least 80 lengths.
I made my hat on Thursday night with my mom and my dad. I had my picture taken by Mrs Dane. We did 21 laps around the whole school. I only needed to drink one cup of water of all my 21 laps. My hat only had sweets on it but I ended up eating it all up.
My hat looked amazing at the walkathon. It had lots and lots of hearts. Some of the hearts were made out of gems and foam. When I got to school it was time for assembly. After assembly we did our Spelling Test. Then it was time for the Walkathon. We walked and walked and walked boy! At the end I was so so tired that I felt like I was going to collapse.
When the Walkathon started my friend Jude and I were ready to walk. We walked with a Grade 0 and we walked 21 laps around the school. When we started Jude and I got a stamp, Crazy right! When we finished 21 laps we got a medal and juice and chips, I love chips. When we went around we saw Mrs Dane she took photos of me and Jude. My hat was made of a colander and flowers.
The walkathon was on Friday 10 February. We did it at APPS. We walked and talked and we made a hat. My hat was made out of cardboard. The theme was Valentines, because Valentine’s Day is coming up. My hat said LOVE. My mom helped me. I decorated it.
It was on Friday 10 February at APPS. My hat looked like a wreath with red flowers and ribbons on it. When we finished walking twenty one laps we got a packet of chips and a liquid-fruit and a medal. It was so much fun.
Dream It, Be It, Love It
We’d been practicing and rehearsing our song and play for one week. Like they say ‘many hands make light work’, the play was soon on a roll, moving fluently. Mrs Levin was a significant help with making sure we were in shape. Our song was all good and well because of Miss Gericke’s immense help. And a big thank you to Ms de Wet for all the help and support she gave us throughout the preparation of our play.
We all started arriving in our play clothes, ecstatic and nervous, going over our lines, chattering and waiting anxiously to start our play. Our play was based on our slogan for this year, ‘Dream it, Be it, Love it’. Jolien, the director, was ready and waiting for the heads up to go. And off we went, the new Grade Sevens of 2017 were doing their first play of the year! The play went smoothly and quickly as if time just flew by. The play was just the way we imagined and even better. There was just one last ingredient to our unfinished cake … this is our fight song!
Tayyeba Peer – Grade 7
Congratulations to the Grade 7 leaders for Term 1:
Head Girl: Sarah Meddows-Taylor
Deputy Head Girl: Tayyeba Peer
Head of House:
St Andrew: Yusairah Kathrada
St George: Khumo Finger
St Patrick: Hannah Cawood
House Sports Captains:
St Andrew: Jolien Koen
St George: Ruby Jenkins
St Patrick: Ruby Vos
Congratulations to the Grade 6 leaders for Term 1:
Class Captain: Megan Porter
Deputy Class Captain: Olivia Cropley
St Andrew: Christina Vaudran
St George: Nuha Nassiep
St Patrick: Kate Ramsbotham
The beginning of Grade 0 started with much excitement, a few tears and some hesitation. However, in no time at all, the girls made new friends and soon settled into the APPS routine. The Penguins and FlThamingos have learnt about their new school and are now are proudly APPS girls. The Grade 0 girls participated in their first walkathon and did extremely well in making their Valentines themed hats and walking their 21 laps. They were all proudly exclaiming ‘We won!’ when they received their medals. In the next few weeks we will be preparing for our special Grandparents Day.
Miss Caroline Strauss
It gives me great pleasure and delight to know that our Saturday School is still proving to be very beneficial to the learners who attend from the Salvazione School in Crosby. The learners are very determined to improve and give everything of their best each day that they are here at APPS. The girls have improved in all areas, especially the Grade 7 girls who leave to attend various High Schools. We wish them everything of the best in the future.
I would like to thank Mrs Barbara Becks, Mrs Neslie Mahuma, Ms Pippa de Wet, Mrs Chrizelle van Rooyen and Mrs Brenda Howden who have helped these girls with their learning skills. Without their input and expertise the project would not be as successful.
To our supporters and sponsors a huge thank you for having the vision to see that our project is so important to the community.
Miss Mo Pearson
The Tennis Championships have now come to an end and after many exhilarating hours the results are as follows. The Senior Singles Champion is Caitlin Hudson who beat Amy Leishman. In the Doubles Championship, Amy Leishman and Jordan Dart battled it out with Caitlin Hudson and Hannah Gush to win the title.
In the Junior section, Jessie Orphanides beat Olivia Cropley to win the Junior Singles Championship.
The tennis season is finished and the girls have worked hard and played well. All ages took park in the Tennis Festival and the results were pleasing. Well done, girls for playing superbly and good luck for next year.
League galas have been extremely exciting with APPS teams swimming well and giving all the other schools a run for the top spots.
We would like to wish everything of the best to our swimmers in the future, especially our Grade 7 girls.
APPS hosted the Annual Junior Primary Gala for the Grade 1, 2 and 3 level. The APPS team came third out of eight schools. Our team swam with great determination and some girls thoroughly enjoyed their first competitive gala. Well done to our swimmers.
Congratulations to all the swimmers for a successful term.
Miss Mo Pearson
I felt excited and nervous at the same time. The Chinese costumes were the best ever. We had chopsticks and flowers in our hair. At practices we did songs and dances.
I loved the concert. I was singing. It was too amazing for words. I think that this play was my best play ever. I liked the fans for China. It was beautiful.
When I first got on the stage it made me feel amazing in my body. I had so much fun in my play. I was excited.
A few days ago I got told about the junior play. I was so happy I wanted to jump! We sang and sang to practise. When I got home I figured out my mom was doing costumes for Italy so I was in Italy.
Nyamikha Mupotsa Mausse
My favourite part was when the class sang ‘Children of the World.’ My mom wished the play didn’t stop. When the play was finished, then the class ran in the rain.
My favourite part of the play is when the Grade 1 girls were dancing around me for China. My favourite song was ‘Together’ when we sang it at the end of the play. I also liked ‘Festivals of Light’ with the candlelight.
I was so excited for the play. I was finally going to have lines for the play. I could sing, dance and speak not just sing and dance. I was also chosen to be a soloist. When I heard that I had been chosen I was thrilled. I was also chosen to be an African lady. It was so much fun being on stage I loved it!
I loved the play so much but I must say the play practices and plays were very tiring. I was a Dutch girl and narrator. After all the plays I kind of felt relieved that it was over. But being Dutch for a bit was nice. And the one thing that I hated was the spot light, because it was so bright, for a moment I thought I was going blind!!!
It was dark and suddenly the lights went on. It was nerve-wracking. After a while, it wasn’t anymore. So we started the show. I saw my mom and dad and granny looking at me. They looked very excited to see me on the stage with the lights. They waved at me. I did my solo and my granny thought it was amazing. I also did some words too. I looooved the play because I love drama. And that was how my story ended. By the way, my granny said she had never seen a play like it before. She said that her eyes glazed into the light on the stage. Ok, now my story has ended.
The Grade 3’s are in the music room, about to go on stage. When the music starts, we walk on. The audience look excited. I can see my mom, dad and sister Anna. We are doing our song. I get dressed for my Jewish man part. It’s finally my turn. I say my words and light the Menorah. I can hear the Germans singing their song. It’s a very pretty song. I listen to it but I soon get sick of it because it goes on and on and on. I’ve said my French words and we are waiting for the Grade 2’s to finish singing their song and Rachel is rocking the drum. We sing our song and sit down so Mrs Howden can thank us. “Blah, blah, blah, blah” I say in my head.
I was shy at first but excited too. I was a narrator for the first part. I thought I’d forget my words but I was okay. My country was Trinidad and Tobogo. I wore a yellow skirt and yellow attach-on sleeves with flowers and a white top and pants inside. I loved it. My favourite scene was the Russian part. In that scene, my favourite character was Babushka. Babushka was an old Russian lady who had the best kept house in her Village. Me and all the Muslim girls did a verse from the Qur’aan. The Trinidad and Tobogo outfits also had two necklaces and a hair-grip. The funniest part was when Imogen dropped the Christmas tree twice and the third time it fell. Another funny thing – when it was Mia’s turn to talk, she was not there. I loved the play. It was funny and exciting. I think Mrs Levin, Miss Borthwick and Miss Gericke are amazing.
The opening song of the play was called ‘Festivals of Light’. We did that song with lights that looked like candles. The funny part was when Immy dropped the Christmas tree. The scary parts were when I had to say my lines and do my drum solo. While I was playing the drums a boy was peering over at me and it was very annoying. I wanted to hit him on the head with my drumstick! He was also tapping on the cymbals. Mrs Spencer was bopping her head up and down as if she was enjoying the music.
The Grade 0 girls have been busy bees rehearsing and performing their concert. The girls had the audiences laughing and cheering for their Olympic performance and confidently spoke about the seven continents of the world and sang beautifully about each continent. Our teachers and parents worked hard helping the girls learn their lines, songs and ensuring everyone had a beautiful outfit to wear. Thank you to everyone involved in making the Grade 0 concert such a success. And well done to our very talented Grade 0 girls!
Miss Carrie Strauss