Northwood Cricketer Chosen for South African U19 Side

Andile Mokgakane of Northwood School has been selected for the South African U19 side that was announced to take on current Under-19 World Champion West Indies in July. The team, will take on the Caribbean side in a five-match Youth One-Day International series from 9-19 July in Pietermaritzburg and Durban. The top-order batsman and seamer has also been playing club cricket at Hollywoodbets Crusaders and was one of the stand-out players for the Castle Premier League champions at the recent Momentum Club Championships in Pretoria.

(Story courtesy of Shiraz Habbib, Northglen News)

Northwood is KZN’s Top Surfing School for 4th Consecutive Year

KZN Schools Surfing Results Letter:

The 2017 KZN Schools Tag-team Surfing Championships went down at Dairy Beach in clean 2-3ft contestable surf. Our generous sponsor -O’Neill Clothing’s banners were gently flapping in the westerly that was trickling through, making for the perfect setting for a Final, between the best surfing schools in KZN. Up for Grabs was the annual bragging rights of being KZN’s top surfing school and the awesome floating trophy that comes with it. On top of that, R6000 product Hamper from O’Neill for each surfer in the winning team, FANTASTIC! The semi-final got underway with the schools from the repechage heat fighting for a place in the finals. With some fine surfing from Crawford North Coast and Westville 1, they comfortably placed themselves into the finals to join Northwood 1, Clifton and Northwood 2. The battle was on. Crawford North Coast opened up with a bang, with two solid rides from Anthony Pottow, putting them in the lead of the 45 minute heat. Clifton and Northwood responded also posting strong scores. Until Northwood 1st‘s third Surfer Jared Hook posted a huge scoring ride which boosted his team into first place. Clifton’s Karl Steen kept his team in the running; following close behind, as Crawford’s surfers struggled to find the right waves. Brayden Bergset however, sealed the deal for Northwood 1st’s posting the highest scores of the day. Northwood 2nd team showed their consistency and came through strong at the end placing a respectable third to join their first team on the podium. With Westville 1 having a tough heat and just not finding the waves to post the scores that were needed to take the day. It was a fantastic afternoon as parents, coaches and surfers enjoyed the fine display of surfing on offer from all the teams, what a great contest! At the end of the day it was Northwood Boys 1st team who would be taking home the title and bragging rights for their fourth year in a row as undefeated champions amongst the KZN schools!! Once again, a huge thank you goes out to all the parents and coaches who endlessly support the surfers and to O’Neill clothing for supporting KZN Schools surfing, where we stoke the fire for young surfers to keep charging hard. Last but not least, thank you to all you surfers who come down week after week to feel the stoke of just getting in the water and keeping healthy competition alive, this is for you. Till next week where we will be finishing off with the title of KZN Schools Individual Champion, have a great week and keep surfing.

The KZN Schools Surfing Team







Culture at Northwood 2017 Update

Almost at the half way mark of 2017 and Northwood continues to be a hub of cultural activity!

Here’s a little highlight of what’s been happening this year so far:

  • The newly formed Northwood Choir had great success performing at the Northlands Girls’ Choir Festival
  • Julian Gaul (grd 11) & Mitchell Kruger (grd 10), along with Old Boys Sphe Zungu and Chayce Tyne accompanied Mr Scott to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York with the KZN Youth Wind Band – they WON the competition.
  • Northwood songster Andrew Sutton has been up and down the country opening for the likes of Gangs of Ballet and Matthew Mole.

Watch out for his solo EP soon!

  • Numerous works from the Visual Arts Department are on their way to Shenzhen, China to be part of a huge African art exchange and exhibit.
  • The Band Drummers added masses of energy on the final stretch of the ECR Big Walk performing with Drum Majorettes and Cheerleaders.
  • Lwazi Motha (grd 11), along with his partner were placed FIRST in the Dolphin Latin and Ballroom Challenge. They won both the Latin AND Ballroom sections!
  • Further afield, Old Boy Luke Lovemore continues to succeed as he moves into the final rounds in Team Lira on The Voice SA.
  • Gangs of Ballet, made up of Old Boys Josh & Brad Klynsmith and Jono Rich, grow bigger by the day, their latest single Follow, is moving fast up the charts.

Don’t forget the upcoming Northwood Musical 16 – 18 August.

Tickets sales will open soon!