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GRADE 7 ENGLISH

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A MESSAGE FROM MRS HATTINGH: Dear parents and learners of The Browns’ School
At this stage we are still not certain when teaching and learning will resume. The safety of all learners is a priority therefore we await direction from the President and the Education department as to when and how education will resume. Unfortunately due to the lockdown no-one is at school to answer phones or provide information. As soon as we have a directive from the department you will be informed via social media or sms. Please make use of the numerous resources posted online to help your children in the mean time. Stay safe!
Brenda Hattingh
Acting Principal

In the light of the Covid 19 pandemic, our school psychologist has compiled the following useful information. We are grateful for her contribution which can help to ease the anxiety in children in these uncertain times. As we begin this lock down period we wish our Browns School family good health, safety, peace and God’s blessing.

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We are super proud of the three learners who won trophies. Tristan D’Argent (1st) Jadon Grobelaar (2nd) and Ethan Bailie (3rd) Well done!

 

The results were posted in the Sunday Times!

The Browns School hosted an LSEN chess  tournament and many of our amazing chess players participated. Well Done ! Thank you to Mrs Sarjoo for organising such a successful event. 

There were spot prizes awarded throughout the day. We are extremely grateful to Pick n Pay for sponsoring the event. Pick n Pay sponsored 6 trophies, 6 chess sets, 10 tropica bags and 70 goodie bags with chips, jungle bars and juice. Thank you!

Our Intermediate Phase Gala was tremendous fun. Even our resident Egyptian Geese joined in!  It is a treat to see all the talent in our school.

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Our Midmar Maniacs giving and receiving carrots in assembly!

We all enjoyed another fabulous flea market. The rain didn’t stop us from having fun!

Valentines at Browns…….feeling the love! 

The Physio Dept would like to extend a huge “Thank-you!” for the kind donations of car seats. Once again, the Browns’ School community stepped up and responded generously.

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Mrs Avenant was the lucky winner of the Valentine’s Day raffle. Our Speech and Language Therapy Department would like to thank everybody for their support.

Spreading the love with some Valentine’s day art

We were treated to a visit from the playhouse company. The show had a great message and spectacular dancing.

Our Midmar Maniacs made us proud again at the Midmar Mile. We were represented by pupils past and present. The commitment of the learners and their coach, Mrs Visagie, deserve a huge round of applause. They are phenomenal!!

And the winner is ………Margot Caine won this fabulous hamper from Hay Hoe Service Station. There are monthly prize draws. Don’t forget to request a card to get your name in the draw. You have to be in it to win it!!

Save and win in 3 ways:
1) 10c is donated to the Browns’ School for every litre of petrol you fill up.
2) Get points on your Pick n Pay Smart shopper.
3) Get stamps on a loyalty card towards a free car wash.

Our wonderful IDC ladies are always hard at work fundraising for our school. They have three initiatives that have excellent potential for raising money but are being under utilised.

“My School” is available as a card or as an app that you can download on your phone.

Discovery Vitality members can donate 1% of their spend to our school.

The Hay Hoe Service Station offers many benefits to the school, and for you personally, including a monthly hamper draw with fabulous prizes.

More information will follow on how you can get involved and help raise funds with little time or effort required.

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Our talented musicians meet at first break on Tuesdays to practice their guitar skills.
This was a whole year ago. Our midmar maniacs were in the Highway Mail. Now they are preparing for this year’s event, taking place this weekend. Good luck to our swimmers and coaches……and happy camping! We can’t wait to hear about your swimming times and adventures!
What would flea market be without Mrs Visagie’s tasty and aromatic breyani. Our hour long christmas flea market was as popular as ever!

 

Well done to Kylo Clutties in Grade 4. He received trophies from Ashley Sports Club for U11 soccer. One trophy was awarded to Kylo for being a consistently good player. The other trophy was awarded to his whole team. You are a soccer star Kylo!
We are so proud of our Browns’ School Community. We collected 111 eco bricks for Roseland Centre. They will using our eco bricks to build a retaining wall and library for an underprivileged school. Well done everybody!!! 
Exam fever has started at the Browns’ School. The Grade 7’s showed off their talents in their Creative Arts exam. 

We dressed in green and gold, springbok rugby shirts or colours of the South African flag in support of our country in the World cup finals. Our blood is green and gold!

The Browns’ School Pre Primary Department have the opportunity to ride with SARDA Durban, a volunteer run NPO, PBO situated in Assagay. Our latest group of riders completed their lessons last week and received their rosettes on completion of their ride. One little boy was so excited he got off and kissed  his pony to say thank you!

Darryl, one of the managers of Sandy Centre Spur, came to our assembly to award us with our prize for getting the second most votes in their facebook competition. We love our new sound system!

Our chess super stars getting certificates in assembly. 

The Browns’ School was a kaleidoscope of vibrant colours as we dressed up to celebrate Heritage Day. We had a heritage day parade in assembly and we were entertained with traditional , cultural dances. We payed proud tribute to our rainbow nation today.

We were blessed by the kindness and generosity of Carmen Rodrigues, who volunteered her time and expertise to give vocal training to our Spur competition singers. Thank you Carmen! Carmen is a Durban based singer, songwriter and vocal coach! With her “popcorn personality” that jumps out of her music scene Carmen leaves the audience wanting more of her sassy eclectic style and her tongue n cheek nature. Her versatile repertoire of songs can keep the room from feeling completely comfortable and romantic to getting you on your feet dancing the Congo-line! Her Band called – The Carmen Rodrigues Band consists of a drummer (Carl), bass guitar (Craig) and guitarist (Chris) and they have just WON Battle of the Bands against 16 other bands across KZN. All of Carmen’s original music comes from her own personal experiences. She dreams of her music being a source of inspiration, a place of hope and upliftment and comfort to her fans.Creating her personal blend of rock, pop, indie and dance genres drives her as an entertainer. Carmen’s career has taken her from performances in New York to currently just completed her first album called LET IT ALL GO that is being released to all social platforms as we speak! Spotify, iTunes, Google Play… You can follow Carmen Rodrigues on Facebook on @TheCarmenRodriguesBand and @CarmenRodriguessolo as well as Instagram @carmenrodriguesband

Our singing starts belting out their songs (and looking gorgeous) at the Spur singing competition held at the Sandy Centre Spur. Well done to Lulu who placed second overall and Wandile who placed 3rd. We are super proud of you all. 

Our Intermediate Phase packed in to busses  and went to the Fulton School to watch their play. What a superb play it was. The Fulton school is celebrating their 60th birthday so their play followed the journey through the past 60 years. Happy birthday to a wonderful, iconic school! The play was excellent. What a talented bunch of spirited learners. Well done Fulton School! The photo’s don’t do justice to the amazing performances. 

We can never thank the community enough for their support of the Browns’ School fete. The fete was once again a rip roaring success and the highlight of our school calendar. Heartfelt thanks to everyone who helps to pull off this annual spectacular!

Farmer Browns’ fresh produce.
Everyone loves the toy store!
Our grateful thanks to the Lions Club of Cowies Hill for the strawberry bar.
East Coast Lions Club serving their breyani with a smile!
Every year Nando’s in Pinetown bring everything, cook all day and give us all the proceeds. We appreciate their loyal support. Thank you!
Suzette, our tuck shop lady, donating blood at the blood donor clinic.
The Tombola is always a big hit!
Lots of bargains at Second Time Around. There is definately something for everyone.
Plenty of coveted goodies up for grabs at the auction!

Miss Singh becomes Mrs Singh.

Some of the entrants and winners ( from our special and autsistic classes) at the flower show in Pietermaritzburg. Well done !

 

Our Intermediate Phase held their annual Spring Day competition. The judges had a hard time choosing winners: the standard was so high!

How talented are our learners?! We are blessed to have  Susan from Young Potters Clay Crafts as our pottery teacher. Susan teaches pottery every week to our Foundation Phase, Autistic Phase and Special Classes. Our autistic learners have made these stunning pottery houses. Thank you Susan, and well done to our learners! 

Mrs Visagie organised another wonderful flea market . We all love flea market days at the Browns’ School!

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Two of our Autistic Classes enjoyed an interesting outing to Mitchell Park.

The Intermediate Phase , Special class and Autistic Phase Sports Day was a resounding success and lots of fun for everyone!

What a special assembly we had when Sylvia Mbonambi received her certificate for 30 years of loyal service to the Browns’ School. We are grateful to Sylvia for her dedication and loyalty. Thank you to a very special lady!

Ashton International College in Ballito did some fundraising and kindly donated a balance beam and hammocks to our school. The learners are thrilled and are definately enjoying this generous donation. We heartily thank the Grace Wing of Ashton International College!

There were amazing book characters wandering around the corridors of the Browns’ School this week as the learners dressed up for book tasting! Well done to our super Media Centre staff for organising such a wonderful event. They transformed our Media Centre into the Browns’ Cafe. The event was a huge success and was enjoyed by the learners and the staff. 

Mrs Kandeya’s class and Miss Luck’s class were the two classes that raised the most in the school and will be treated to Spur burgers. Thank you for your wonderful fundraising efforts!
The learners who raised the most money for Wheels and Heels were rewarded with chocolates in assembly. The learners who made the most effort in raising money also received chocolates. Well done to all!!!

Pick n Pay donated cricket cards to our lucky learners. They were thrilled to receive so many cards to complete their collections. Our grateful thanks to Pick n Pay for bringing so mush pleasure to so many children.
We enjoyed a visit from Educate and Fascinate. We learnt how to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle to save our planet.

Our Grade 4 classes have excelled in Technology. Their superb projects on Transport through the ages are on display in the front foyer. We are so proud of our clever learners.
Wessa visited our school in Mandela day. They helped Mrs Gerards’ class to plant trees and create a “Mandela Garden” This is a living memorial to the legacy of Nelson Mandela. It is outside Mrs Gerards’ classroom. We will all benefit year round from this wonderful initiative.

Mrs Badat and her Grade 4 class got into the spirit of Mandela Day. They spent their 67 minutes reading to Mrs Muhls’ Pre School class. 
After reading, they handed each of their new friends a party bag full of treats.
Our Special Needs 2 class have been busy creating magnificent art works. We thank them and congratulate them for brightening up our foyer! Well done to our talented learners and teachers. 

CP week was a huge success and was thoroughly enjoyed by all. We are so lucky to have such a wonderful team of enthusiastic, creative, fun loving, dedicated and caring therapists. They worked together so well to benefit our children. 

We all thoroughly enjoyed Wheels and Heels. The IDC did a fantastic job, as usual. It was another successful fundraising venture. We also extend grateful thanks to all of our generous sponsors. The children were treated to goodie bags and Clover were handing out samples of their amazing, healthy products. Of course we also thank the learners and their families for their tireless support in our fund raising activities. 
Next week is CP week. The therapists have an amazing line up of awesome activities. The theme this year is the Lion King. What fun!

We are holding auditions next week for the Spur singing competition.  We look forward to uncovering the musical talent at the Browns’ School . Some children may even play instruments. There are wonderful prizes up for grabs for both the learners and our school. 

For the older learners who are over 12 years old, we are holding our own school competition. We cant wait to enjoy  THE BROWNS’ SCHOOL IDOLS! Sandy Centre Spur will be sponsoring the fantastic prizes for our school competito. We thank them for their continued involved in our school.

Bakers Bread came to school to show some of our classes the process involved in making bread. The children enjoyed themselves. Thank you to Bakers bread!

Nelli Xulu has given 30 years of loyal service to our school. We sincerely thank her for her dedication and selflessness. Mrs Bailey awarded Nelli with a special certificate in assembly. THANK YOU NELLI!

Our Grade 5 and SC1  learners took part in a Steel Drums Festival and scooped second prize. Well done to our talented musicians!

We’ve has a successful week at The Browns’ School. Some learners took part in a chess tournament at the Open Air School and they all represented us exceedingly well. We congratulate Tristan D’Argent particularly for coming third!

 

 

 

 

 

 

We were privileged to enjoy a recital by the Natal Philhamonic Orchestra. The whole school squeezed in to the hall. We were inspired by the music and learnt all about the instruments and their sounds. 

Amelwe Mdladla in Miss Wiles’s class completed a beautiful project on ladybugs. Well done to this super star!

We are so proud of Adrian Bobby in Mrs Ntuli’s class. He is excelling at his swimming club and recently came first  in a gala event and won a trophy and a medal. Well done, Adrian! What an amazing achievement!

Some of our Autistic Phase learners enjoyed a superb outing to the Durban Harbour. They went on a cruise around the harbour. They were very excited to share their news about this wonderful learning experience!

 

The Grade 7 camp was thoroughly enjoyed by the learners and the staff members who attended. It was an action packed weekend and a wonderful bonding experience for the learners. It was a great opportunity for the Grade 7’s to showcase their leadership skills just in time for the staff to choose whole school monitors.

The School Gala’s were a huge success and lots of fun was had by all. Well done to everyone who took part and especially to those star swimmers who awarded certificates. 
In the foyer you will soon see the Anti Bullying Pledge that all the learners in the Intermediate Phase have “signed” with their hand print. This initiative was the idea of Mrs Buschell and it is working well within the phase to help us with our zero tolerance to bullying campaign.
Taiga is such a star. He appeared in the Highway Mail as the Spar Star of the week. He has made Browns’ School proud!
We would like to thank our dedicated swimming coach, Mrs Visagie, who once again put in time and effort to prepare and motivate our swimmers. You are a star! We appreciate you!
We are very proud of our talented swimmers , past and present, who completed the Midmar Mile. They featured in the local Highway Mail . Keep swimming, champs!
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Love was in the air at the Browns’ School this Valentines Day. The staff and the learners celebrated this day by dressing up in red and white. The whole school celebrated with a variety of events , from picnics to fun contests! We thank Spur for donating burgers as prizes for the Intermediate Phase competition.

Susan Smit (our pottery teacher) was the lucky winner of the Raffle organised by the Speech Therapy Department.
The awesome Valentines Day hamper that was raffled by the Speech Therapy Department. A huge thank you to all those who supported this raffle!
Some examples of our masterpiece artwork displayed all around our school. We have very talented artists in all our phases!

 

 

 

Our Grade 1-3, Autistic and Special Needs classes enjoy weekly pottery classes, where they create the following beautiful pieces: