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Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 14:10

CHINESE COOKING WITH MR LI- TAKE THREE

If one were to have roamed the passageways on the 11th May, one might have wondered what that delicious smell was coming from Mrs Lamont’s classroom. The answer: spring rolls and Chinese noodles.

Last Thursday Foreign Cultures hosted Mr Li who taught some Westerford pupils the art of...

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 07:57

THE PRICE OF FREEDOM

‘Equal Education’ and HCA (History and Current Affairs) recently hosted a talk by UCT’s Professor of Public Law, Hugh Corder, and titled “The Price of Freedom”. Professor Corder - a Westerford parent - helped draft our country’s Bill of Rights in 1933.

Prof Corder gave a detailed presentation on the constitution and the...

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 07:55

GUITAR PERFORMANCE BY TIM TER HUURNE

Recently, the Music Society, chaired by Zac Wren (Grade 12), hosted Tim Ter Huurne, a Masters student at Stellenbosch University. His repertoire consists of Spanish pieces and classical movements. During his performance he played a Bach along with other extremely complex and technical pieces of music. The atmosphere was described by...

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 07:54

BRYAN MILES PERFORMACE FOR CHARITY

Last week, Westerford’s Interact and Habitat for Humanity committees hosted an amazing performance by Bryan Miles!

Bryan Miles has studied the human mind through Illusion, Mentalism, Magic and Hypnosis. He has performed in numerous overseas cities such as London and New York, for various celebrities...

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 07:52

DIS LEKKER BY DIE KKNK!

Whilst many would have stayed snuggled up in bed on one of the few cold mornings in Cape Town, thirteen Grade 11s and Mr Dicks got up bright and early for an exciting trip to the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (KKNK) in Oudtshoorn.

The KKNK, the largest Afrikaans cultural festival in South Africa, turns the sleepy town of Oudtshoorn...

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 07:50

Drama Society Hosts Guess the Emoji Movies Quiz

It’s the latest trivia game climbing the charts in the iTunes and Google Play stores. Guess the Emoji Movies tests your movie knowledge through the use of a variety of emoji combinations. More than 40 brave Westerfordians rose to the challenge presented by the Drama Society to decipher which famous...

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 07:47

FOREIGN CULTURES SOCIETY’S QUIZ WEEK

Last week, the Foreign Cultures Society held a Foreign Cultures Quiz Week.  Foreign Cultures is a society which aims to expose all Westerfordians to the many different cultures in South Africa, throughout the world, but most importantly the cultures that are a part of Westerford. Three quizzes took place,...

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 07:45

A spectacular ‘Last Night of the Proms’

People were chattering. Glasses were clinking. The sound of marimbas welcoming the guests and Ms Ainsworth’s enthusiastic encouragement could be heard in the distance. The City Hall was illuminated to its full brilliance and balloons and streamers covered the ceiling. On the stage, the choir and orchestra waited expectantly...

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 07:41

The 20th of April was the start of a very exciting chapter for netball at Westerford, as we went on our first ever netball tour!Early on Thursday morning, about 60 eager netball girls piled into a bus and started our journey to Knysna. The teams going on tour were the U14 A and B, U15A, U16A, 2nds and 1sts. We were aiming to do our best but many of our teams had only had one or two...

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 15:43

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY COOKS FOR HOUT BAY FIRE VICTIMS

On the first day of the April holidays, the Westerford Habitat for Humanity committee got straight to work: they headed down to Bugattis restaurant to help in the making of meals for the people who lost their homes in the recent Imizamo Yethu fire in Hout Bay. More than 15 000 people were displaced by...

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 12:49

To go along with their “Nutrition” theme of the month, Garb hosted a diet talk by Matric Westerfordian, Olivia de Villiers. Olivia spoke about her passion for health and sustainable living. She also showed her blog ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’ (www.oliviadevilliers.co.za) which features her research about sugar and lots of yummy, original sugar and wheat-free recipes, as...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 12:48

As part of HCA’s controversy theme, the society hosted Father Christopher Clohessy to talk on the issue of religious fundamentalism. Father Clohessy is a Catholic priest, expert in Arabic-Islamic studies and highly thought-provoking theologian.  An expert on the three Abrahamic religions, he was well placed to speak on the violent past and present of the religions. He...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 12:43

On Wednesday, 18 March 2015, the First Quarterly Music Concert was held in the Noel Taylor Hall. The hall was packed with the members of the prefect body, spirit portfolio, teachers, scholars and parents. They were treated to two pieces by the large orchestra, including the famous ‘The Rose’ and the ‘March of the Meistersingers’. After this, the audience listened to...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - 12:42

On Monday the 16th of March at 6:30 p.m., the Westerford Library Committee organised the launch of Joanne Fedler’s new book; Love In the Time of Contempt. The atmosphere in Westerford’s Noel-Taylor Hall was buzzing with the assortment of parents of teenagers from a range of schools. However, due to the Fedler’s request, no teenagers were allowed to attend...

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 10:57

Interact is holding a two week sock drive from Monday the 16th of March until Friday the 27th of March.  The aim of the drive is to either collect pairs of new, long, grey socks or to bring R20 towards buying new socks.  These donations will be going to...

Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - 10:55

Since the beginning of the term the Westerford water polo teams have trained very hard and played many matches. Every year the teams look forward to the big annual Knockout competition which takes place at the Newlands Swimming pool. This year the event was held on Wednesday 11 March with many schools from Cape Town and the Boland participating. The Westerford...

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 13:32

On Thursday 23 October, English Society held their annual English Football event.  Four teams of five competed. Two teams were chosen at random and pitted against each other; the winners then played each other in a final round.

In the first game there were some spectacular goals. The next match was much tighter, but nothing can compare to the final round. In the first half neither...

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 13:27

The recent October holiday was a very exciting and successful one for Westerford’s first waterpolo teams. The Girls’ First Team participated in the Reddam House Girls’ U19 Waterpolo Tournament during the beginning part of the holiday. They won 7 of their 8 games, beating Herschel 12-0 in the quarter-final and winning the semi-final against St Mary’s, Waverly, 12-5....

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 18:15

Three Westerfordians, namely, Sajaad Ahmed, Ruby Versfeld and Ryan Broodryk were invited to Pretoria over the 7-11 July after placing in the top 100 for the National Science (Life Science or Physical Science) Olympiad.

Sajaad and Ruby  were placed 17th and 41st respectively in the Life Science category while Ryan Broodryk came 41st in Physical...

Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 18:08

On Thursday, 31 July 2014, the SCC/CCC EXCO hosted a Society EXPO in the Southern Centre. All the schools’ clubs/societies were requested to create a poster and bring other items which they placed on tables around the venue to promote their societies to the pupils and encourage them to sign up for the committees in the approaching cultural year.

This helped learners to know...