Northwood’s Lego Club, The Technic Knights, Initiate Fundraiser for Domino Foundation

Northwood’s Lego Club, The Technic Knights, presented a food hamper to our neighbour, The Domino Foundation.

The Domino Foundation has 4000 beneficiaries between the ages of 0 and 18, in including the Domino Babies Home. The Technic Knights initiated a whole-school fundraising drive, and a healthy hamper of non-perishable food items was collected.

The Technic Knights will enter the First Lego League (FLL) competition later this year where the robot they will build and programme using the Lego Mindstorm kits, will compete against those built by other schools. The four core values that underpin the FLL are: co-operation, discovery, integration and development. At present the Technic Knights are discovering their own strengths in benefitting others and the world around them. Well done SAP Technic Knights!

Northwood School’s Lego Club, The Northwood SAP Technic Knights, with Shaun Tait from the Domino Foundation.


Old Boys Day 2015

On Saturday 6 June we celebrated our school and heritage as we welcomed many old friends and new to Northwood for a day of fellowship and sport. This year was an extra special milestone for our school as we were awarded an FNB Classis Clash fixture vs Kearsney, which was aired live by SuperSport from our fields! The support shown by the community was evident with over 6500 people attending this event.

The day started off with the delicious smell of bacon and boerewors rolls being braaied by our Northwood Fundraising parents, who did a sterling job of helping to keep the crowds well fed. Our Northwood Moms ran two hospitality Tea Gardens which were well attended and much appreciated by visitors to the school. Various vendors also supported the school offering a variety of treats and food options. This year Northwood offered a beer garden, hosted by the popular George based in Umhlanga which was very well attended by our Old Boys and which we look forward to including in future Old Boy Day events!

Old Boy, rugby great and Northlands Boys High Head Boy of 1989, Warren Brosnihan, was present for the renaming of one of our rugby fields in his honour. Warren epitomises the school motto (Acquit ye like men) and has been a true role model for all Northwood Boys.

Our 1st XV Rugby score 14-36 was in the visitors favour, with the Northwood 1st hockey team having disappointing end to their season when they were beaten 5 – 1 by a powerful Kearsney team, however a great day of sports all round was had in an awesome finish to the season. Thank you to everyone for their unconditional support of Northwood and the Knights.

Northwood Wins Junior Eliminator Series 2015

Over the past three weekends, Northwood cyclists have been competing in the Junior Eliminator Series at venues across KZN. The format of the racing consists of heats ranging from 600m-1000m. The boys start in batches of four or five and sprint the course which is normally quite technically challenging. The first two riders to complete the course go through to the next round and the last two riders are eliminated from the competition. This is repeated until a final race of four riders compete for the top podium spot.

After the first two events, held at Northwood School and Giba Gorge, Northwood held a narrow lead over Maritzburg College and Thomas More. It all came down to the final race of the series where College had home ground advantage. After some extremely tough heats, with many of our boys making the semi-finals, Cayde Muldoon was the Northwood boy to watch as he progressed to the final of the u16 category. Lying in 3rd place for most of the final race he managed to out-sprint a Thomas More rider onto the swimming pool bridge and snatched a 2nd place at the end. Cayde Muldoon managed to finish the series off with 3rd place overall. Northwood as a team however managed to win the overall event for the second year in a row. Prizes consisted of R10 000 for custom cycling kit, a Rayne High Definition Lifestyle Camera as well as an awesome trophy. Well done to all boys who took part and pushed so hard throughout the series.

We look forward to welcoming over 200 school cyclists from around the province this weekend as Northwood hosts one of the Spur Schools Cross Country races. Good luck to all boys involved.