means swimming season at EGHS. On the 21 January 2020 Edenglen High learners
made their way to the Edenvale public pool to take part in the first inter
house gala of the year for Grade 9-12.
There were many eager learners to get in the pool. Overall, everyone did well but the following
learners were best overall for the day.
Well done to all learners that participated and to staff for their assistance
With the usual rain on the day of the grade 8 gala, this year the sun was shining bright for our Grade 8’s to enjoy their swim. The grade 8’s followed many years of tradition by walking down to the Edenvale public pool in their respective houses.
The day was filled with chanting and smiles. All learners made an effort to get into the pool and have a try. The leaders were in the pool assisting when needed. The results were as follows for the Grade 8 Inter house Gala:
Best boy overall: Lolan Moonsamy (8A – Lincoln) Best Girl overall: Yla Jackson (8I – Bismarck) Overall results:
4th place = Lincoln (78 points)
3rd place = Churchill (89)
2nd place = Smuts (98)
1st place = Bismarck (140)
Thank you to all the Grade 8’s and leaders along with staff for your participation.
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On 9 October, ten of our top performing
EGD and Physical Science learners in Grade 11, together with Ms Vink attended
the 4th Annual SAA Youth Career Summit.
Aimed at sparking conversation around
the country’s skills requirements and opportunities in aviation, the event
highlighted the wide array of career options available to youth within the
aviation industry in general.
Delegates and students were given unique
insights into a number of professional aviation disciplines such as
engineering, flight operations, logistics, catering, aircraft maintenance,
aviation medicine, and aviation law providing them with first-hand knowledge of
the skills required to run an international airline business.
“I arrived at the event not knowing
anything about aviation, however leaving the centre, I discovered a new field
of science that is not only intriguing but also fun.”
“The highlight of the day was hearing
the CEO of SAA technical speak and inspire us with his story, seeing all the
cool planes and learning about all the great opportunities in aviation.”
“I realised that these jobs are opportunities
that will always be available no matter how technology improves or changes. The
most important message that I took from the day was that you need to
“Define your future.”
Angelique van Niekerk
“I really enjoyed the event. The
aviation companies were very friendly and informative.”
“An incredible event that was filled
with new knowledge, a new understanding of aviation and lots of humour. Truly
an unforgettable event.”
“My experience at the SAA youth
summit was the absolute best. I got to know more about the aviation. I did not
know that there was so much more to just flying a plane. This was definitely an
eye opener and a very successful trip”
“The trip to SAA was insightful and
informative. It showed me that there are many career options in engineering and
that I don’t have to be restricted to the traditional engineering jobs.”
“The excursion was very informative and
inspirational. I was made aware of careers of which peaked my interest. The day
was fun and has exposed me to various opportunities.”
the school holidays, Edenglen High school held an empowerment day for all their
learners. The boys and girls in the school were spilt up into two groups. The
boys had talks by the male teachers but also had talks from the female
teachers. The girls were in the hall where they sang songs and really gave off
a positive vibe to all the talks and advice given.
learners Lesedi Dube (2019 head girl) and Bridget Ball (deputy head girl 2019)
spoke to the girls about loving yourself and respecting who you are. They spoke
about bullying and dealing with issues at school. Ron Atlas (Head Boy 2019) and
Emmanuel Mulonza (deputy heads boy) gave advice to the boys, just as the girls
had. Thank you to Mrs. Verwey who assisted with the running of the day.
dressed in traditional clothes on the day to celebrate heritage day
empowerment day was a great success and all the learners were well behaved and
really enjoyed listening to what had to be said by their peers and teachers.
Generation”, this was the theme for Edenglen High’s matric farewell for 2019.
On the 21 September 2019, Matric learners and staff arrived at Birchwood Hotel
in Boksburg where the farewell was held. Birchwood’s Serengeti hall was set up
with black and gold décor creating a lovely ambiance for the evening ahead.
Many of the learners arrived in extravagant cars, lavish dresses and suits. Mr. Chalklen and Mrs. Lanyoh were in charge of the evening as they are the Grade 12’s head of grade for 2019.S Speeches were made by the grade heads, which then kicked off the evening with delicious food supplied by Birchwood. Once dinner was eaten and the formalities over with, the Grade 12 learners and a handful of Edenglen High staff members followed onto the dance for after it was opened by previous head perfects and deputies.
High Grade 12 learners all looked amazing and were on their best behavior. We
hope that all the matrics that attended the farewell, had an unforgettable
Mphuthi, a grade 11 learner at Edenglen High School, started developing a love
for rugby after playing the sport in grade 8. Siyabonga’s primary school did
not offer rugby as a sport but once he got to high school, he decided to sign
up and play. At first, he did not take it very seriously and it was more for
fun than anything else was. Throughout his first rugby season, Siyabonga fell
in love with the game and wanted to continue playing the sport and take it more
joined the Wasps rugby club and this allowed him to try out for the Golden
Lions U/16 IPT team. Hard Work and dedication allowed him to make the team.
Siyabonga said: ‘’He is grateful for being given the opportunity to be part of
the team and he believes he is now able to showcase his talents at a provincial
the amazing coaches and team members at Edenglen High school for the motivation
and support through the years. Representing the school is such an honour for