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22 February 2019
Secondary School

 On 21 February, Brescia House School once again supported CHOC's annual "Have a heart for children with cancer" campaign. Pupils and staff from across the entire school gathered on the lawn to celebrate this event. Girls held up blue cards and gathered in the formation of a giant heart, in keeping with the CHOC campaign logo.

As with previous years, the event also coupled with the international One Billion Rising project, a global movement that was started with the aim of ending violence against women, but with a special emphasis on the plight of the girl child. Girls joined together to sing 'Break the Chain' – the theme song for this movement. One of the lines from the song goes as follows:'This is my body, my body's holy, no more excuses, no more abuses; We are mothers, we are teachers, we are beautiful, beautiful creatures.' In the weeks leading up to this event, staff and girls at the school discussed the need to stand together in solidarity and to work towards creating a better life for women and children across the world.

This is the seventh year in a row that the school has supported this campaign. To view video footage of the event, please go to the following link https://youtu.be/ffPI9JdafcE

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21 February 2019
Primary School

This morning the Brescia House School community held a memorial service for Mrs Jasmita Parbhoo, celebrating the life of this special and caring person. Mrs Parbhoo was with us for over 12 years and many girls' lives have been touched by her dedication and strength of spirit.

The Intermediate Phase teachers printed a photograph which was placed on the 'I love Fourways' blog by Photographer, Richard van Zyl, as a tribute to Mrs Parbhoo. It will be hung in the Foundation Phase foyer. The Foundation Phase teachers and girls planted a Wild Olive tree in the playground to honour Mrs Parbhoo. Her family have donated a beautiful bench in her honour. The bench will stand outside her office and many a girl going to future speech and language lessons there will be able to enjoy sitting in the sun, waiting for their session on her bench. We thank the Mrs Parbhoo's family and the Brescia House School community for coming this morning to celebrate her life with us. 


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20 February 2019
Primary School

The annual Interhouse Gala for Gr 4 – 6 was held yesterday in glorious sunshine and a sparkling pool!The spirit levels were at fever pitch and all the swimmers were poised to compete in two individual events and a relay.

It was the most exciting gala in history as Brescia and Laurus were tied just before the relays! Eventually Laurus pulled ahead and won the gala by 9 points. Brescia were awarded the spirit trophy.The Brescia house captains also won the House Captains vs Coaches relay. 


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20 February 2019
Primary School

The A team swimmers had a very wet,  but very exciting gala at St Stithians last week. The girls swam beautifully and we are so proud of the spirit and determination shown by the team. 

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18 February 2019
Primary School
The Foundation Phase girls and their families have produced the most outstanding dioramas. Each one depicts a scene from a story book. The girls thoroughly enjoyed the process and are extremely proud of what they have delivered. Please feel free to come and see the display in the library. Mrs Kenyon thanks everyone for their enthusiastic participation in this event.

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18 February 2019
Secondary School
The cast of "Babes in Arms" had fun on Sunday trying on their costumes. The production runs from Tuesday 26th to Saturday 2nd March. Ticket sales will open soon!

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18 February 2019
Secondary School

Orienteering

Brescia House School's leading Orienteers were unbeaten in the third event of the Orienteering Schools League on Monday at Pinnacle College. Sarah Wimberley and Megan Froneman were placed in the top ten Junior girls, while Sarah Everett, Heather Wimberley and Kristen Cronje were placed in the top ten Senior girls.

Tennis

Our teams played extremely well against Linden.

The following players won their doubles match:

Taegan Hillary and Tyla Gartland, Lauren McKenzie and Kirsten Ford.

The following players won their singles match:

Josie Harvey, Tyla Gartland, Taweni Nkosi , Georgia Colyn, Nkatya Musonda, Kirsten Ford and Sidney Frodsham. Well done girls.

Individual Results

Ice Skating

We wish Donatella Glatter all the best for the Inter-provincial Skating competition that she will be participating in on the 17th and 18th of February.

Karate
Kiara Reddy got a silver medal at the Gauteng Karate trials and qualified to go through to the national karate competition to be held in Cape Town in March. Well done, Kiara, and we wish you luck.

Week ahead:

Monday: Orienteering at Heron Bridge

Tuesday: Tennis versus St Mary's at home

Thursday: Inter House Aquatics at home. 

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15 February 2019
Primary School

Our Grade Rs made a special effort to dress up for Valentine's day.  

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15 February 2019
Secondary School
The Grade 7s had a great adventure at Camp Konka this week. We look forward to welcoming them back home.

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15 February 2019
Secondary School
Below is a lovely account by one of our Grade 10 girls, Amber Masie, on their recent Geography outing:

On the morning of the 31st January, our small geography class of 4 girls all piled into our mini bus – all apprehensively awaiting our exciting and informative Geography outing. We were all very intrigued to see how the different rock types and land forms we studied in our Geomorphology lessons would come to life.Once seated in the bus we were given a pack of activities which we were all very intimidated and confused by - but with help from our teacher and the collaborations with each other – we managed to break down and answer all the questions together throughout the day. The activity pack we received tested all our Geography skills – from drawing sketch diagrams and annotated diagrams, to recognizing different rocks and landforms, to even looking around and taking note of the areas and streets we were in.

We travelled all over the province making 3 stops, our first stop being the Lonehill Municipal Nature Reserve. Here we studied and observed the types of rock and their characteristics, as well as examine the Lonehill koppie's structure and formation. We answered all our questions and drew a sketch of the koppie, and then we were on our way to our second location. The Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden was an incredible and enlightening experience for us upcoming geologists! Here we went for an educational walk through a stunning rock garden. We learnt about the timeline for the formations of different rocks, their ages, special characteristics, and classified them. Additionally, we also observed the river, and discussed erosion, sand deposits, and dams. We then went to observe the waterfall and discuss how it formed, why it looks the way it does, as well as predict what it could possibly look like in thousands of years. We drew an annotated diagram of the waterfall, answered our questions and concluded our visit to the Botanical Gardens – and we did not miss out on an opportunity for fun when all 4 of us went running through the tunnels on the children's playground!

Our next stop wasn't very enriching for our brains; however, it was very enriching for our stomach linings! We made a quick pit-stop at 'The Home of the Chicken Pie' where we had the most delicious lunch possible, bonded, and excitedly brainstormed where our next stop was going to be. Our last stop was a rather windy and noisy stop. We stopped on the side of the road just inside North West Province, where we studied a rock and discussed its classification, formation, and weathering, and then drew our conclusions and summaries for all our discussions and discoveries from our day. The best location we went to was, hands down, when we went to McDonald's on the way back to school. At the end of our long, informative day, there was nothing better than cold ice-creams and chicken nuggets! We had such an interesting, eye-opening day where we all bonded and discovered things about our world and formed a deeper appreciation and love for Geography. I guess you could say that our Geography outing rocked! 


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