2015 JULY VAC SCHOOL:
Our 2015 July Vac School commenced on Monday, with a really good turn out of students for the various activities offered: Â Grade 10 went straight into their 2015 SAICE Bridge Building Workshop with Mr Oliver Rowe, a lecturer from DUT – Indumiso Campus (Civil Engineering Dept) and will be designing and building their own structure on Wednesday with post-student Mr Sandile Ngubane. Â They will also benefit from an in-depth Maths Workshop delivered by Mr Silva Pillay from Hilton College, and a creative Tie & Dye T-Shirt Design Workshop from Mrs Cornel de Koker.
The Grade 12’s left early on Monday morning for the Vula Programme @ Hilton College Maths and Science Winter School; this week is financed by N3 Toll Concession (Pty) Ltd, the company which manages the N3 Highway from Grassmere (Jhb) to Hilton. Â Long days and late nights of Maths/Science revision always yields excellent results in these subjects in the end! Â On Friday, the Grade 12s will attend a Workplace Prepping Workshop presented by Mrs Anna Martyn from Careers by Design, which should sharpen their skills for their 2015 Work Experience Week which follows on 13th July. Â This year, we are very privileged to have our matric students hosted by the following companies and institutions:
Mondi (Forestry), SOMTA Tools (Mech Eng), RHDHV (Civils), KZN Department of Transport (Civils), Eskom Eastern Division (Electr Eng), Greys Hospital (Radiography, Pharmacy & Medicine), Edendale Hospital (Medicine, Dentistry, Optometry & Pharmacy) and Cedara College (Animal Husbandry, Mushroom project, Agronomy, Laboratory/Soil Science & Farm Management). We are immensely grateful to them all for their generosity.
The Grade 11s are immersed in a week of Maths (Silva Pillay), Practical Science (Messrs Ndlovu and Ngcobo) Lessons, English – both Home Language and First Additional Language literature and their introductory workshop to 2016 Career Guidance.
Attendance is wonderfully good and spirits are high!