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Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 15:25

Music Tour

On the 2nd of July, twenty Westerfordians, accompanied by Mr. le Roux and Mrs. Penny and their respective spouses, set off for Cape Town International Airport. This group consisted of Grade 10 and 11 subject and non-subject Music pupils, about to go on the Music tour. Our first stop was to be Disentis, Switzerland. After a twenty-hour flight and a three-hour...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 15:21

Taxi Cab: The Ride of your Life

It’s the 27th of July, and for a Thursday night Westerford is surprisingly alive. However, this isn’t any ordinary night. This isn’t any ordinary Thursday night either. After months of anticipation and a week of stressful, late-night rehearsals, the Grade 11s of 2017 are about to perform their first of three...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 15:18

MANDARIN COMES TO PRETORIA

Congratulations to Jean-Luc Chappell and Amin Banderker who left for Pretoria this week with Mr Li after having been selected to represent Westerford’s Confucius Classroom in the preliminary contest for the 10th Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign Secondary...

Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 15:13

VIETNAM 2017

Fifteen pupils went on an expedition to Vietnam with World Challenge. Our base was Hanoi where we quickly learnt to deal with traffic and enjoyed shopping in the busy streets.

We had to conquer extreme heat and humidity during a trek in Sapa Valley, famous for its ancient agriculture terraces. We were hosted at home stays and learnt to prepare local food

We...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 15:31

Grade 10 Greyton Excursion
 
The beginning of a three-week exam period is hardly a time associated with fun, exploration and relaxation. However, the Grade 10s were fortunate enough to spend the first four days of the official exam period (22-25 May) meandering about the foothills of the Overberg.
 
While the rest of the school began to knuckle down, the 10s left...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 15:29

GRADE 11 HISTORY EXCURSION

Last Thursday, Grade 11 History pupils woke bright-eyed and ready for their excursion to the Castle of Good Hope. After a quick bus-ride we found ourselves outside the impressive, however very colonial building.

The excursion was extremely interesting, the agenda consisting of a talk about the colonization of the Cape and South Africa’s involvement...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 15:28

MADIBA WEEK

After the Youth Day long week-end, Westerford High School held a ‘Madiba Week’.

Youth Day, on 16 June, marked the 41-year anniversary commemorating the role of students who were killed fighting for their rights against the unequal, brutally oppressive education system set up by the Apartheid Government. On this day we...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 15:26

THE PEOPLE OF COLOUR FORUM

The People of Colour Forum, arguably the most controversial initiative at Westerford of late, rose out of a simple need … a need that for so long has been overlooked and overshadowed by the many other facets of Westerford culture. A need that was this year recognised and addressed by the pupils of colour: the need for their own safe...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 15:25

A Night in Paris, or rather, France

On the 20 June, the French Evening (a dinner and speech contest) filled the hall with red, white and blue-clothed pupils. Bonne Cuisine catered to the guests, with platters of both savoury and sweet treats. A raffle was held, which included prizes such as massages, as well as Butler’s Pizza and The Creamery...

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 15:23

ZITHULELE TRIP

On the 14th of July, ten Grade 12s and two Grade 11s leave with Mr Anderson and Mr Massyn for Zithulele Village in the Transkei.  There the group will be working with Axium Education - founded by OW, Craig Paxton - on their annual Winter School programme. The Westerfordians will be tutoring Grades 6 through to Matric, facilitating various...

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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...