CULTURAL COMPETITION (2018)
Coordinators: Ms K Majozi, Ms NC Nyoka and Ms B Mchunu
1 SEPTEMBER 2018 @ AHEERS FOODMARKET, KRANSKOP
The school Cultural activities organisers, Ms K Majozi, Ms NC Nyoka and Ms B Mchunu, entered our school team in the Aheers Cultural Competition which took place on 1 September at the new Aheers Foodmarket store in Kranskop. The competition was of a high standard. However, our school team did well and won R500, coming in 3rd overall. Well done to the team and organisers.
ASTRO QUIZ (2018)
Coordinator: Ms SJ Luthuli
15 AUGUST 2018 – RICHARDS BAY
Well done to our school team. The team led by Ms SJ Luthuli stayed overnight in Richards Bay on 14 August 2018 and represent the school and District on 15 August at the Round 3 competition starting at 09:00 at the Unizulu Science Campus. Our team did their best but were knocked out in Round 3. However, they have made our school proud and we are confident that our team will do just as well or even better in 2019.
Our Astro Quiz team represented the UMVOTI CMC at the District level competition held on 24 May 2018 in Dundee. We are proud that they achieved 3rd place and will be moving on to round 3 to be held in Richards Bay on 27 July 2018. Congratulations and well done to our team.
On 26 April 2018, 4 Learners from Grade 7 wrote the Astro Quiz competition, administered by SAASTA (South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement).
Our learners from Grade 7: Londiwe Mhlongo, Thando Busane, Samkelo Ntuli and Charmaine Choteylal have made us proud once again having obtained First Position at the CMC Level and are proceeding to the second round.
WELL DONE TO OUR LEARNERS.
The tentative date for Round 2 is 25 May 2018.
Some information on the Astro Quiz:
The project aims to improve teaching and learning of basic astronomy in primary schools. The objectives of the project are:
- To contribute to the improvement of awareness, interest, understanding and insight into basic astronomy;
- To build appreciation of and pride in South Africa’s history of astronomical activity and achievements, and current projects;
- To record and celebrate the participation of women in astronomy so as to foster interest in girl learners of career opportunities in astronomy.
YCAP (Youth Citizen's Action Programme to empower our youth) (2017)
Coordinator: Ms TP Shange
On 26 May 2017, 5 Learners from Grade 7 namely, Nzuza Mbali, Anele Nzuza, Nothando Zondi, Olwethu Maphumulo and Amahle Nzama, represented our school in the YCAP District competition held in Dundee. Our school was placed 4th from the 32 Primary schools that took part from the Umzinyathi District.
Well done to our learners.
Background information on YCAP:
All schools have some social, environmental and academic challenges. Many of these issues can be solved from a ground-up approach by giving learners the opportunity to brainstorm solutions, and to give them a sense of ownership to ensure the problems are solved.
Giving learners the opportunity of becoming agents of change with positive values is a positive way to boost their confidence and self-esteem as well as development of practical skills, such as: Communication, Organization, Project management, Team work, Leadership, Time management, Discipline, Commitment, Perseverance, Public speaking and Information Technology.
Participating in the Y-CAP programme will assist in creating a team of proactive learners in the school who are positive role models for other learners. The added benefit is the prize money at national level for the Y-CAP team to expand their project or start a new one. Y-CAP is powered by Empowervate and endorsed by and implemented in collaboration with the Department of Basic Education, and Provincial and District Departments of Education.
Y-CAP fits most naturally into Economic Management Science, Life Orientation and Business Studies. The programme encourages a problem-solving and values-driven mindset, which is the precursor to social entrepreneurship. Since there is a major unemployment problem for youth in our country, this is one important solution
NATURAL SCIENCES OLYMPIAD (2017)
Coordinator: Ms SJ Luthuli
On 11 May 2017, 41 Learners from Grade 4 to Grade 7 wrote the National Natural Science Olympiad, administered by SAASTA (South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement).
The aim of the Natural Science Olympiad is to identify and nurture talent in Natural Science, Life Science and Accounting; to increase the number of learners who opt for Physical Science, Life Science, Accounting and Mathematics at high schools; and to act as a feeder for SAASTA’s National Science Olympiad for grades 10 – 12.
The aim of the Olympiad is also to help learners prepare for the year’s upcoming natural science syllabus and showcase some of South Africa’s brightest young scientists in the making.
Preparation for the Natural Science Olympiad starts at the beginning of the year, when schools register for the competition and learners start preparing for the examination.
We wish our learners well and are confident that they will make us proud.