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.”
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.
“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.
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.
Mr Vorster, a physical science teacher at Edenglen High is making science fun with a bi weekly science club that is held for Edenglen High School learners who want to learn more about science.
On Thursday 1 August 2019, the Edenglen High Science club went on an excursion to Clover.
The Science club, along with Mr Vorster, arrived at the Clover visitor’s center at 12:30. After a photograph of the group, the science club was ushered to the auditorium. They displayed three short movies about the job opportunities at Clover, how the Clover beverages are packaged and how the beverages are made. The tour ended with the students tasting a few of Clover’s beverages. Surprisingly the lactose free milk was very tasty. The students had a wonderful time and were reluctant to leave.
On Wednesday 31 July 2019 Mr Pelser and Ms Vink took 22 willing Edenglen High School learners on an outreach to St. Laurence Haven in Roodepoort.
The learners and teachers raised funds in order to buy cleaning supplies and toiletries, which were donated, to the Haven.
Mr. Dempsey donated sport equipment, which we used on our fun day out.
The boys played soccer and rugby, and the girls all sang songs, danced and braided each other’s hair. The learners were very eager to help and make it a memorable day with chips and a juice in hand.
We are blessed to have the platform where we can reach out to our communities and the surrounding areas. Together with Eden Angels, the RCL committee and our amazing sponsors, we were in the privileged position to give to others and have fun while doing some charity work.