19 June 2018
QUARTER 2: CIRCULAR 1
Many thanks to all those who were involved in Bergvlam during the 2nd quarter. It was a busy quarter and the time flew.
2. Congratulations to every sportsman / sportswoman who performed well. All the winter sports teams participated in the Mpumalanga quarter final and the semi- final. The u/16 rugby team lost by only 1 point in the final. However, they participate further in the ‘Versekerbeker’ Cup. We wish them the best of luck for the next rugby match. Congratulations to the following staff and students who received Provincial colours:
- Staff: Mr Q. Taljaard – ‘SACD’ – Squash
Mrs R. du Preez – Senior ITP – Tennis
- Learner: Arabi – u/19 ITP Tennis (ranked nr. 1 in the Lowveld)
- Ukpe u/15 – Netball
- Ntandang u/14 – Netball
- Zulu u/15 – Netball
- Khoza u/17 – Netball
- Shiba u/17 – Netball
- Ndlovu u/16 – Grant Khomo Puma Rugby team
- Botha u/16 – Academic Puma Rugby team
- Sjöblom u/18 – Academic Puma rugby team
- Botes – MP Dance (19th in the country)
- Ramushu – MP Dance
- Kontaxis – MP Dance
- Korler u/14 – Boys hockey
- Sobahle – Boys hockey
- Nomani u/18 – Boys hockey
Then there were our Mr / Miss. Mbombela teens, Zylke van Wyk and Shaun Hillicks – Congratulations. We are proud of you.
- EV CHALLENGE
Here we also performed. Vlammies win their challenge as well as the competition as a whole. Thank you to Mr. P. Pretorius and the mothers and learners who helped:
- Adriaan Mostert
- Dylan Braun
- Bendré Kuperus
- Christo van der Walt
- Brendan Robinson
- Rico Visagie
- Theo Badenhorst
- Tiaan Erasmus
To all the learners who sacrificed their Sunday to take part – THANK YOU very much!!
Vlammies had several shottists among the top 10 in the different classes:
Sporter u/21 – P. Visagie 1st
J.L Pretorius 2nd
Sporter u/16 – R. Visagie 6th
Sporter u/14 – C. Street 5th
Springer u/21 – S. van der Merwe 2nd
- Tolmay 4th
- Braun 5th
Springer u/14 – G. Coetzee 5th
- van Staden 6th
Pistol u/21 – D. Le Roux 1st
- Ngcongwane 2nd
- Makubela 3rd
They all have a good chance of being included in the Mpumalanga Provincial team. Good luck!
- QUARTER 3
It will be a very busy term with many events:
- Cross Country
- 7’s Rugby
- Matric Farewell
- Fast 5 Netball
- ‘Versekerbeker’ Rugby
- Prelims – Grade 12
- Test series – Grade 8 – 11
- PARENTS EVENING
I urge you to attend the parent evenings. It is important that you meet the teachers and talk to them about your child. It is essential that you know what is happening with your child’s academics.
The Gr.12 parents’ evening is very important to every parent. I ask you to support it.
- CULTURE WEEK
We kick off the 3rd quarter with our Culture Week. The programme is available on D9. Our Gala Evening will be on Friday 27 July 2018. We believe we will be treated to excellent cultural celebrations during our own ‘Vlammie Festival’.
- SCHOOL FEES
Unfortunately, there are many overdue payments. In the end, it is in the interest of your child that it should be up to date. Quality education will be disadvantaged. If you pay with your bonus later in the year, please contact the financial office to make the necessary arrangements.
- SOCIAL MEDIA
There are more and more incidents on social media. I would like to ask you to inform your child of the dangers it poses. The consequences of unlawful display of videos / pictures / messages are the most important point to bring to their attention. Your cooperation is highly appreciated.
The school is now following a ‘ZERO TOLERANCE’ policy against drugs. There will be strict action taken against learners who are guilty of it.
Thank you to every parent who is involved in Bergvlam High School. We are the only multicultural school in Nelspruit. Support us to continue to grow from strength to strength.
Thank you to every staff member’s input during the term. Without you, the school could not perform as we have. My sincere thanks to you.
LET THE VLAMMIES BURN WITH PRIDE
MR DEON VISSER