BOSMANSDAM HIGH LEARNERS PERFORM AT CHEVRON SCIENCE QUEST

dec16-19Chevron recently hosted the Chevron Science Quest at the Cape Town Science Centre. The first stage was held during the third term of last year where learners from Bosmansdam High School took part in a Physical Science quiz as part of 80 finalists from various schools located around the Chevron Refinery in Milnerton. Bosmansdam is very proud of Harriet Tewesa in Gr.10 who finished first!

Right: Bosmansdam’s prize-winners: Alfred Chirwa, Albertina Franzolini, Harriet Tewesa and Nathaniel De Hahn with Ms. Makapa Makhoro from Chevron.

Bosmansdam High Matric Council for 2017

Bosmansdam High School’s new Matric Council (prefects) for 2017 were officially sworn in at their recent Prestige Prizegiving evening.

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Above: Seated in the foreground are the new head prefects. They are (from left to right): Marona Hopane (Deputy Chairperson), Candice Wallace (Secretary) and Jamie Mannel (Chairperson). Also attending the event and in the picture are: James Vos (Bosmansdam Old-Boy & Member of Parliament – front right), Helen Carstens (Ward Councillor – middle row, right of centre) and Danie Human (Headmaster – right rear).

Alice in Wonderland provides a Magical Night for Bosmansdam High Matrics

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The matrics of Bosmansdam High School recently celebrated their Matric Farewell at the Eensgezind Function Venue outside Durbanville.  The theme for the magical evening was “Alice in Wonderland.”

nov16-07-2Above: This stunning picture captures the magic of the evening as Brianne Horack (left), one of Bosmansdam’s head prefects for 2016 with her partner, Shaun Van Nelson, also in Matric this year, gaze lovingly into each others eyes while enjoying the beauty and majesty of the evening together.

Right: Ozrin Petersen and Nedine Van Der Phol, a former Ms. Bosmansdam, who looked stunning in white.

Far right: Alyson Van Zyl, one of Bosmansdam’s star Netball and Softball players, is pictured here with Wiehann Grobbelaar who represented the school’s 1st XV Rugby team.

Bosmansdam High Interschools against Labori High in Paarl

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Above: The Knights’ spirit really shown through on Interschools day as the supporters were ably led by our enthusiastic cheerleaders from left: Kelly Van der Phol, Shanice Steenkamp, Latavia James, Charne Ingram, Zahraa Kensley, Nadine Van der Pholl, Kiara Landman, Jessica Versterseen here with head cheerleader, Jayvin Chisholm, donning the Knights mascot costume.

The Knights u/19A Hockey girls who beat Labori 1-0. The team is Back Row: Tamsyn Niemandt, Sade Etheridge, Ethel Hlahla, Hannah Danvers and Morona Hopane. Middle Row: Natasha Mitchell, Wilene De Bruyn, Anne-Marie Esterhuizen and Karine Mbilizi. Front Row: Tiffini Trim, Zahraa Kensley (captain), Ivannah Hough.
The Knights u/19A Hockey girls who beat Labori 1-0. The team is Back Row: Tamsyn Niemandt, Sade Etheridge, Ethel Hlahla, Hannah Danvers and Morona Hopane. Middle Row: Natasha Mitchell, Wilene De Bruyn, Anne-Marie Esterhuizen and Karine Mbilizi. Front Row: Tiffini Trim, Zahraa Kensley (captain), Ivannah Hough.

On the 20th of August, the Bosmansdam Knights participated in their annual Interschools against Labori High School in Paarl.  The competitive events included Chess, Debating, Cross-country, Netball, Hockey and Rugby. Winning in Paarl is extremely difficult, but the 1st XV fought bravely and narrowly lost 3-14. Bosmansdam High’s u/19A Hockey girls were however victorious. Their 1st Netball team who has only lost one match the entire season had an uncharacteristically poor day in front of goal and despite a dominant performance simply could not convert good play into points. Bosmansdam High School said that they are however still very proud of their magnificent team which includes five Western Province players!

Bosmansdam High victorious over guests Edgemead High at annual Rugby Derby

Bosmansdam High School recently played host to Edgemead High in their annual Rugby Derby Day that has become a much anticipated event. It was a lovely day of good, hard derby action. Bosmansdam’s u/14 and u/15 teams narrowly lost, but the u/16 and u/19B teams scored impressive victories of 31-14 and 31-7 respectively.

The highlight of the day was the 1st XV match that ebbed and flowed and really entertained the large crowd that was present. It could have gone either way, but on the balance of the day, the Bosmansdam Knights emerged the victors with a final score of 14-7.

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Above: The Knights’ powerful lock, Roland Nelson, goes on another of his impressive runs. Edgemead’s Christopher Lowe (hooker) attempts to make the tackle as Cameron Andrews (far left) of Edgemead and Charl Carstens (far right) of Bosmansdam approach to assist.

Bosmansdam High Knights dominate pre-season

Left wing, Calvin Muller (no.11), tears down the touch-line on his way to score a fantastic team try. The Knights scored four tries in the match.
Left wing, Calvin Muller (no.11), tears down the touch-line on his way to score a fantastic team try. The Knights scored four tries in the match.

The Bosmansdam Knights 1st XV team got their pre-season off to a fantastic start at the recent West Coast Rugby Festival, which was held at Milnerton High School this year. The Knights played two shortened matches (40 minutes each) against Elkanah House and Parklands College. The young Knights were still finding their feet in the first game, but eventually overcame Elkanah 10-0. In the second game, the Knights picked up their intensity and comprehensively beat Parklands 22-0. An impressive feat for the Knights, considering Parklands was the stronger of the two teams faced on the day. Coaches Mr. C. Barnes and Mr. L. De Kock, expressed their satisfaction with the improvement shown on the day. Mr. De Kock added that the team is returning to the style of rugby that Bosmansdam has always been known for. The style is based on a tough, hard-working, never-say-die attitude to forward play, and creative exploitation of the subsequent disruption of the opposition defence by the backline. The team hopes to attract as members of the community as possible to their matches this year.

Bosmansdam High passes whole school evaluation with flying colours

From left to right: Mr. M. Wardle, Mr. N. Lewack, Mrs. P. Qokweni (all members of the WSE team), Mrs. F. Mfazwe (WSE team leader), Mr. D.R. Human (a very relieved and proud headmaster), Mr. D. Dirks (deputy headmaster and WSE co-ordinator) and Mrs. P. Le Roux (IMG circuit manager).
From left to right: Mr. M. Wardle, Mr. N. Lewack, Mrs. P. Qokweni (all members of the WSE team), Mrs. F. Mfazwe (WSE team leader), Mr. D.R. Human (a very relieved and proud headmaster), Mr. D. Dirks (deputy headmaster and WSE co-ordinator) and Mrs. P. Le Roux (IMG circuit manager).

From the 14th to the 16th of March, Bosmansdam High School was subjected to a “Whole School Evaluation”. A team from the Western Cape Education Department investigated every aspect of the school’s functionality and truly looked into every nook and cranny. Bosmansdam are tremendously proud to announce that they have scored a rating of 80% (4 out of 5). The team was particularly impressed by the structures that the school has in place with regards to learner support. Bosmansdam High pride themselves on being “The School That Cares” and it was most fulfilling for them to hear that their efforts have not gone by unnoticed. Bosmansdam High School would like to thank and congratulate their teaching, admin and support staff for their exemplary work, parents, governing body and community for their tireless support and of course their students who so impressed the team with their respect, courteousness and cooperation!