Northwood Toastmasters

On Wednesday, 20th September the Grade 11 Toastmasters hosted their annual dinner and graduation in AV1. Well done to all the participants who so conscientiously completed the course and excelled in all level of public speaking. The contestants were judged in three categories and the winners in each category are as follows:
Best Prepared Speech: Luke Bricknell
Best Evaluator: Keshav Pillay
Best Impromptu: Lindo Goge

Grade 11 Environmental Club Takes Part in International Coastal Clean Up

A dedicated group of grade 11 learners from Northwood’s Environmental Club, under the leadership of Dr Pillay, took to the shores of Umhlanga Beach. These enthusiastic environmentalists were engaged in removing litter in the early hours of this past Saturday morning, which coincided with the “International Coastal Clean Up”. Within an hour and over a distance of 20 metres , four bags of litter were collected, ranging from mussels being strangled by fishing gut to numerous cigarette stumps, ice cream sticks, socks and polystyrene cups, amongst others. The debris evidences human activities and more significantly the detrimental effect that it has on aquatic life and food security. With the cheering received from the morning joggers and photographers on the beach, we are hopeful that Northwood made a meaningful contribution to raising  awareness amongst the beach-goers and fishermen about keeping our environment clean.

Northwood u15A Sevens Rugby End Season with 4 Tournament Victories

The u15 Sevens rugby side from Northwood have had a brilliant season this year.

They have won all 4 tournaments that they participated in during term 3.

The first tournament was held over the Friday and Saturday, 18th and 19th September at Glenwood, where the boys were in a pool with Glenwood, Bergvlam, HS Vryheid and Ixopo.

The team won all pool games, even beating the hosts Glenwood 22-19 in the pool match. This brought them to the semi final vs. Westville, a game which they won 24-15. As fate would have it this would mean the boys went on to face the hosts Glenwood for a second time around, this time in the final. It was an exciting game that the boys managed to win 26-21. To make it even more memorable, it was the only Glenwood side that managed a victory over the infamous Grey Bloem college that our boys had just beaten… twice… at their own tournament.

Next up was the Maritzburg College festival held on Saturday the 26th August. The boys were in a pool with Kearsney B, Sarel Cilliers and Hilton. Again winning all pool games comfortably the boys went on to play the hosts, Maritzburg College in the semi final, a game they won 24-12. This led them to the final against Michaelhouse where the boys won the cup title for a second week in a row with a convincing 33-12 score line.

The third festival was hosted by Voortrekker school at Woodburn stadium. The boys were up for the challenge and dominated their pool with outstanding victories over Maritzburg College, Westville B and Sarel Cilliers. This led the boys into a semi-final against Kearsney where they won 21-19.

After a close affair the boys managed to retain their status as tournament champions and brought home another cup beating Westville 31-29.

The final weekend’s tournament was hosted by DHS, a tournament that the boys won in superb style leaving no doubt in anybody’s mind that the deserved the final cup they had won. The boys beat St Charles, Transkei Journey and Kearsney in the pool matches and faced hosts DHS in the semi where they won 34-0. This led the boys into the final against Kearsney again where the team won an exciting game of rugby 29-0.

Over all the boys won 22 games in a row.

Points for equals 764 and points against equals 199.

Over all each match average score equates to 35-9 in favour of the future Knights.

Special mention to coach Mr Dean Sibson who guided the boys to being extremely humble and diligent throughout the campaign.

Another stand out mention must go to captain Mnqobi Shoba who kept the boys focused week in and week out at training and during the tournaments.

Report by MIC of Rugby, Mr J Scruby

Northwood 2017 / 2018 Prefects Announced

Congratulations to the following learners who have been appointed Prefects.

Adnan Bassa

Taine Bird

Bruno Bou-Melhem

Luke Bricknell

William Buckle

Daniel Butcher

Nasser Cassim

Bayanda Cele

Cameron Ciaglia

Marco Dalle-Vedove

Nicholas Deeb

Lindokuhle Goge

Nathan Hill

Emile Jonkers

Matthew Kershaw

Ethan Klebe

Connor Leven

Cameron Miller

Lwazi Motha

Marco Mudaly

MacMillian Mudara

Tarlin Nair

Jarrod Peters

Matthew Pietersen

Cameron Smith

Cameron Souchon

Aston Sparks

Kiaav Sunderlall

Andrew Sutton

Ashraf Vahed

John Bruyns House Prefects 2017-2018







Alvin Chiradza

Jernaid Mutendera

Cade Leaity

Khaya Mazibuko

Mtho Mondlane

Macmillan Mudara

Mbasa Zozi