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Grade 9-12 Inter House Gala

January 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.

Best overall boy:

JNR Ethan Kemp

SNR Matthew Schutte

Best overall girl:

Kiara Greyling

Ashleigh Gibson

Well done to all learners that participated and to staff for their assistance

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Edenvale Marathon

COME AND SUPPORT THE EDENVALE MARATHON TO SUPPORT KIDZ WITH CANCER

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Grade 8 Inter House Gala

Grade 8’s have fun at Interhouse Gala

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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Welcome Grade Eights of 2020

Waves of nerves and excitement radiated off the grade 8’s of Edenglen High, as they said their goodbyes and headed into the hall, where their 5 year journey at Edenglen high school begins

Once seated in the hall, the teachers and leader body were introduced and the placement of pupils into their respected classes.

Each class, escorted by their class leader, were given a tour around the school as well as the do’s and don’ts. The leaders gave the Grade 8’s some advice on how to survive.

During the day, they were issued with their new Edenglen high kit and had the opportunity to interact with both their register teacher and fellow classmates.

After lunch, they were given their first task as a class. Each class had to prepare a skit of 7 minutes long on any topic they chose. After a few debates, topics were chosen and practice began.

Just before the end of the day, the grade 8’s returned to the hall where they would now have to perform the skits that they had prepared earlier on in the day.

As the day came to a close and the grade 8’s felt a bit more comfortable. Nerves seemed to have subsided, but boy, if they only knew what was lying ahead of them.

Best of luck to the class of 2024 

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Thank You Krispy Kreme Greenstone

Thank you to Krispy Kreme South Africa for the delicious doughnuts to get our learners and staff through exams.🍩

Make sure to visit Krispy Kreme opening at Greenstone Mall 😁

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D6 School Communicator

If you have applied for Grade 8 2020 or are currently a parent and you do not have the app. Make sure to download the D6 School Communicator to keep up to date with all news and activities happening at Edenglen High.

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Learners attend 4th Annual SAA Youth Career Summit.

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.”

Carmen Naude 

“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.”

Ianthe Kuun 

“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.”

Natania Naidoo

“An incredible event that was filled with new knowledge, a new understanding of aviation and lots of humour. Truly an unforgettable event.”

Reiana Pillai

“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”

Miriam Kayembe

“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.”

Mayibongwe Mkandla

“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.”

Brenton Nair

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Empowerment day to celebrate heritage day

Just before 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.

Matric 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.

Learners dressed in traditional clothes on the day to celebrate heritage day

The 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.

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Matric Farewell: An Evening of Glam

“The Golden 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.

Edenglen 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 evening.

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LEARNER MAKES GOLDEN LIONS U/16 TEAM

Siyabonga 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 seriously.

Siyabonga 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 level.”’

Siyabonga thanks 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 him.