Miss Dewhurst’s Grade 2 class went on a very exciting outing to Phe Zulu. They enjoyed watching a Zulu cultural show. They were lucky to spot many animals during a game drive. They also visited the crocodile farm where they learnt a lot about reptiles and were even brave enough to touch a snake! Here are some of the highlights…….

Olympic star visits The Browns’ School  


We were so privileged to have a very special visitor at our school. Winston Kipketer is an world famous 800m Olympic athlete. He held the world record until 2010. He gave an inspiring talk in assembly about his life in Kenya where he grew up. He overcame many obstacles. He moved to Denmark when he was 17 and was determined to achieve his goals. His message to the learners and staff was uplifting and made us realise that dreams can come true! Mrs Bailey and the Grade 7’s were lucky to have their photograph taken with Winston.


Some of our learners displayed their artistic talents in a competition organised by the flowering arranging ladies. Mrs Gerard’s Class (Special Needs 6) scooped many of the prizes with their amazing creations made with all natural materials. 

In Term 3 we celebrated Heritage Day at school. There were many vibrant costumes representing the rich and unique cultural diversity in all the phases of our school.


For the months of July and August the Pick n Pay Hero Awards were for Selflessness. The winners were Paige Biggar and Jaden Pillay. Paige was selfless in donating a Spur voucher to the school so that all the Foundation Phase could enjoy burgers at Sports Day. Jaden selflessly assisted a friend who had fallen while they were running in a race. The runners up )from left to right) were Tyrese Munsamy, Lavanya Naicker, Jody Kotze, Awande Msomi, Lindokuhle Mdunge and Inako Ngobu
A representative from Pick ‘n Pay came to congratulate the winners of the Hero awards. They were awarded prizes and certificates in assembly. We are proud of these learners and grateful to Pick ‘n Pay for this initiative that encourages and rewards such worthy attributes.

Our staff in the Media Center organised a very successful and enjoyable Book Fair for all the phases in the entire school. The learners (and many of the staff) dressed as book characters and each learner chose a book for our Media Center.

We were highly entertained in assembly by Miss Wiles’ class. Each class has a turn to present an assembly on a an eco theme each week. Their theme was World Tiger Day. They sang and danced and did a verbal presentation. Well done !


Morgan Timmer won the “Helpfulness” Pick n Pay Hero Award for the month of June .  She is a super star!



We are so proud of all of the runner ups. These children were nominated and chosen to receive certificates in assembly for their acts of selflessness and helpfulness. Well done to all!

The Browns’ School is taking part in an initiative by Pick ‘n Pay called “The Hero Awards” Every month we follow a theme.  The themes this term were as follows:

March: Bravery (won by Matthew Du Plessis)


April: Respectfulness (won by Siphesihle Ndlovu. Runners up: Asande Mthetwa, Ryan Chetty, Stembele Mtshali, Yavani Padayachee, Ethan Bailie) 

May: Honesty (won by : Michael du Toit Runners up: Jasmine Schwab and Leah Janse van Vuuren)

Learners were nominated by staff in each category for the actions and behaviour noticed during the school day.  We congratulate the winners of these honourable awards. 

We enjoyed a delightful visit with the wonderful learners’ and staff from Ellen Tinkham College (near Exeter in the UK)  We had an action packed day. First of all we welcomed our visitors in a special assembly.


Mrs Bailey took them on a tour of the school. They all joined us in the staff room for snacks. After that they made African themed bags (with a chocolate treat inside) with Mrs Gerrard. They were lovely, friendly and well behaved guests.
Next they made delicious cupcakes with Mr Ramruthan.








 After that our visitors enjoyed a braai with Mrs Gerrards’ class, during which they were entertained by Zulu dancers from Miss Wiles ‘ class.

It was a thoroughly enjoyable day. We thank the staff and learners from Ellen Tinkham College for coming from so far to visit and for choosing our school.
Tyla Baxter in Mrs Turners class was chosen to represent Level 2 KZN Gymnasts. We are so proud of her outstanding achievement.
The whole school had a Civvies Day to raise money for the SPCA. In assembly some members of the SPCA came to accept the donation on behalf of the SPCA. We commend the learners for their generosity in raising money to help the animals cared for by the SPCA.
We were privileged to have the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra come and perform to the whole school. We all squeezed in to the hall and were treated to a production of Peter and the Wolf. The learners were enthralled! Thank you to the KZN orchestra for this generous treat.
Our Autistic Class 7 also made some special treats to spoil Mom this Sunday.

Educate and Fascinate came to school on May 3rd to teach us about our 5 senses. We had loads of fun and learned a lot from the show. Learning can be fun!!!!!!!!!

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