Adult colouring sessions at Edgemead / Monte Vista Library

Juli Grobler and Glenda Hon enjoying a colouring session earlier this year.
Juli Grobler and Glenda Hon enjoying a colouring session earlier this year.

Edgemead Monte Vista Library will be starting with weekly colouring-in sessions for adults on Thursday mornings from 10:00 to 13:00 with the first session taking place on Thursday 8 September. The library will supply some pencils and pictures for people who just want to see whether they like this form of “art”.

The concept behind it is to share ideas and talk “shop” with fellow artists. The library invites all interested people to join them as this is a great way of destressing and also gives the brain the opportunity to unintentionally do some problem solving.

For more information contact Lorraine Mathewson at the Edgemead Monte Vista Library on 021 444 7352/3.

Edgemead Cricket Club Junior season opens

Calling all young budding cricketers! Are you interested in playing competitive cricket, learning batting, bowling and fielding skills?

Edgemead Cricket Club can be just what you need.  We have junior teams in every age group between 10 and 13 years old.

At club cricket, the boys practice once a week under the guidance of a head coach and 4 other coaches.  The training sessions are structured and well planned with the focus on all the major facets of cricket.

The fruits of the training session are put to the test every Saturday, when the boys take to the field.  This fixture commences at 08h30 and ends at about 12h30.

This is a great opportunity for your child to get involved in a well established club, be part of a team and meet children from other schools and areas.

The season starts on 12 October 2016.  If you require more information please contact:

Edgemead Cricket Club Junior Chairman Ferron Hartzenberg on 0845871051 or 021 5583957 (a/h) or email fehartzenberg@gmail.com.

Edgemead Primary Derby Day against Tableview Primary

Supporters of all ages showing their love for their home team at Edgemead Primary School’s annual Derby Day against Table View in August.
Supporters of all ages showing their love for their home team at Edgemead Primary School’s annual Derby Day against Table View in August.

On Saturday 27 August, Edgemead Primary School hosted their annual Derby Day against Tableview Primary School. It was a fantastic day filled with great memories and wonderful examples of sportsmanship. Edgemead Primary extended a huge thank you to Tableview for continuing this tradition with them. Edgemead Primary would like to congratulate Tableview Primary’s first team rugby boys who took home the coveted trophy, narrowly beating the Edgemead boys, 11 – 9.

Edgemead Primary would also like to extend congratulations to all the chess, rugby, netball and hockey players, as well as the cross country athletes who competed on the Friday before. You all did your schools proud!

Blasting off into infinity and beyond

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Edge Church ran a holiday club programme at Edgemead Primary School over the midyear school break.
Over 1000 children attended, with a staggering 250 volunteers to help make it happen.

AUG16-12-2The fun filled week blasted off on Monday 27 June ending Friday 1 July. Loads of activities were tailored for different age groups, including singing, dancing, drama, Bible story time, arts and crafts, group games and snack time.

The two themes for this year were ‘Blast Off’ and ‘Infinity’. Structured in a way best suited for various age groups, ‘Blast Off’ ran in the mornings for ages 3 up until grade 3, and ‘Infinity’ ran in the evenings for grade 4 up until grade 7. Children were placed into groups with children of their own age, and each group had a dedicated group leader throughout the week.

Edgemead Primary School is proud to be associated with Edge Church, together reaching out to the children of our community. Edgemead Primary School said that it is always a pleasure to be able to assist in providing the venue and they look forward to hosting Holiday Club 2017.

Planet Fitness partner with Edgemead High

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Neil Brits (Regional Sales Manager), Chad Pierson, Natasha Pierson (Regional Training Manager), Damon Watt (Sports Administrator for Edgemead High School), Zoe Thomson, Jonothan da Luz, Simone’ Loubser, Regal Colyn (Regional Corporate Marketing Manager).

Planet Fitness getting involved with Edgemead High in a fitness relationship where they did a presentation for the students about Planet Fitness and encouraging the students to get into a healthier and fitter lifestyle.  To help Edgemead High achieve this, they are giving all the students and teachers a free limited membership to start using immediately.

SAPS BOTHASIG SURPRISES CHILDREN ON HOLIDAY

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Front: Kylie Glover, Matthew de Vincenzo. Back: Erin Glover, Keegan Carew, Hannah – Lee Hesque and WO Leon Streicher.

Bothasig SAPS recently surprised the children at the day care at Edgemead Primary school as part of their Safer Children program.

Sector Manager Leon Streicher and Communications officer Warrant Officer Jacques Mostert had the children very inquisitive, when they arrived on site with a police vehicle, as they wanted to know what the police were doing there.
They were very happy to find out that it was actually a friendly visit and they were in fact the ones being visited. With everyone assembled WO Mostert gave a safety awareness talk on child safety and each child was given a pamphlet containing the information that was relayed to them.

When the safety talk was completed the children requested to have a look at the patrol vehicle, especially at the back, with the next request being to try it out themselves. The officers were only too happy to oblige, and most of the children were given the opportunity to sit in the back.

The officers disembarked with a promise to visit the children again and left behind lots of new friends.

Edgemead High Hockey players represent Western Province

AUG16-22Edgemead High School is proud of their hockey players who recently represented Western Province at various tournaments around the country.

Liam van Wyk, Keagan Collop, Zachary Zinn and Jared Wegewarth (not in picture) played for the U18 Western Province Zebras. Michael Moreland and Joshua Pretorious were a part of the U16 Western Province Zebras team.

Unathi Nombewu, Wade Whitear, Dean Turley and Jürgen Klein-werner represented the U16 Western Province Quaggas Team. Elizabeth Robertshaw played for the U14 Western Province North team. Kalin Collop played for the U14 Western Province Zebras.

Edgemead Badminton Juniors shine for WP in Benoni

AUG16-23Edgemead Badminton Club’s name was held high in July, when four of its Junior Members represented Western Province in the South African Badminton Championships and Inter-Provincials, held in Benoni.

Left to right is Jarred Elliott, Chelsea Yiatses, Nina Swart and Ryan Swart. Nina travelled to Durban representing WP in the Under 15 SA Nationals in April and then captained her WP Under 13 team in Benoni where she was graded 3rd in the B section. Later in the month, Jarred, Chelsea and Ryan’s  eight-player Under 19 team shone in Benoni with WP unbeaten, and winning the B section (WP 5-3 against Northern Cape, 6-2 against EP, 6-2 against Boland, and 8-0 against KZN). Both Jared and Chelsea received a grading in their section.

EDGEMEAD PRIMARY SCHOOL GRADE 1 LEARNERS CELEBRATE 100 DAYS

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On 23 June, memories were made when Edgemead Primary School’s Grade 1 learners celebrated 100 days of school!

Each Grade 1 learner was paired with a Grade 7 and together they had a wonderful time. The Grade 7’s helped their little friends complete their 100 Day challenges – some of the activities were to walk 100 steps, keep quiet for 100 seconds and jump 100 times. Once all of the activities in their activity books were completed, they played a few games of snakes and ladders.