NORTHCLIFF – Debaters put their speech presenting skills to the test at the Northcliff Rotary Club.
Brian Appelton, Tommy Stratten, Gareth Rigden, Oscar Swanepoel, Megan Hunt and Dean Gounden at the competition.
Speeches were the order of the day when Northcliff Rotary Club hosted the finals of their annual speech competition.
The competition took place recently at De La Salle Holy Cross College. Other primary schools which participated include Bryandale, Bryanston, Blairgowrie, Franklin D Roosevelt, Fairways, Crossroads, Constantia Kloof, Craighall and De La Salle College.
Ashley Tanton and Mwewa Ngandu hold their certificates for the impromptu speech category.
Members from the Anglican Church of Boksburg, who head the Oliver Tambo Memorial Hospital baby project, have thanked some of their donors who assisted them throughout the year.
Seen here is Deacon Barbara Morrison from the Anglican Church of Boksburg holding some of the hampers comprising basic baby clothing, blankets, baby wipes and other products that are given to the mothers at OR Tambo Hospital.
The project started in 2013, after the church noticed needy mothers leaving the hospital with children wrapped in newspapers or putting them into shopping bags.
Every two weeks, with the help of the community, church members and various organisations have handed out hampers of basic clothing, blankets, baby wipes and other products to the mothers of the newborns.
VICTORY PARK – We have great faith and are very proud of our new councillors and 2018 matric class – headmaster.
Diggers Rugby Club at the Randburg Sports Complex was privileged to host the finest young soccer talent in the city, for the Discovery Knockout Cup finals.
The best school teams from across Joburg made their way to the field on 15 August, to play out the finals in the U9–U14 boys and girls divisions.
The day saw non-stop action, and the crowd was well pleased with the soccer spectacle, as tears of joy and heartache alike were shed and sportsmanship reigned supreme.
Some of the highlights included an 8–0 thrashing De La Salle Holy Cross College’s U14 girls inflicted on Saxonwold Primary School. The shocking scoreline was made even more surprising by the fact that both teams went into the match unbeaten.
The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) visited Da La Salle Holy Cross College on 22 June for its annual blood drive donation that takes place every term.
Principle of the college, Atholl Murray said many of the schoolchildren, teachers and management staff donated blood in response to the service’s urgent call two years ago and has been hosting drives ever since.
Blood is especially needed due to the school holidays and a number of people will be travelling.
“The learners are encouraged to give of themselves, their time selflessly and enthusiastically in order to help their community and each other. This is achieved through various outreach and community service projects; to share the responsibility they have to the world. The learners also encourage each other to be the best person they can be and to develop a commitment of service to others,” said Murray.
He added that the schoolchildren are encouraged to strive to ensure that the rights of all are held sacred. The school also challenges other schools in the area to do the same for a good cause.
Pipes band together - Neo Pashe - 9 June
Victory Park - De La Salle Holy Cross College hosted its 45th Annual Highland Gathering in front of a very enthusiastic crowd.
The school, which is one of the few to host the gathering, had a whole host of pipe bands eager to show their talent and entertain all who attended. Families could relax and unwind as they tucked into a variety of foods fit for any palate.
Older guests also savoured the taste of the variety of craft beers that were up for sale.
VICTORY PARK – De La Salle Holy Cross College High School host the years annual matric dance to an enchanted audience.
VICTORY PARK – Witness the goosebumps moments when 200 bagpipe players serenade the crowd.
It’s almost that time of year again to hear the sounds of bagpipes resonating around the neighbourhood at the Highland Gathering.
De La Salle Holy Cross College in Victory Park, are proud to be hosting the event again this year on 27 May.
As always there will be Scottish dancers, giant inflatables, zip-lining, a boat swing and a tea and beer garden.
The highlight of the gathering is definitely the grand finale at 3.30pm with a 200-strong pipe and drum performance.
VICTORY PARK – De La Salle Holy Cross College High School collects baby hampers for mothers in need.
De La Salle Holy Cross College High School outreach committee collected much-needed baby supplies for new mothers of Oliver Tambo Memorial Hospital.
This was after the schoolchildren were given a motivational presentation by Deacon Barbara Morrison, who founded the Tambo Memorial Baby Pack Network. Morrison collects and delivers baby hampers to the mothers of newborn babies at the hospital .
Many of these mothers are completely unprepared for their newborns and, as Morrison shared with the schoolchildren, there are, unfortunately, mothers who have absolutely nothing to take their little ones home in.
“We have seen this with our own eyes, they either roll them in a piece of rag or a bit of their own clothing,” she said. “It is very humbling to give such a mother a hamper and watch the expression of joy on her face when she realises what is in the parcel.”
VICTORY PARK – De La Salle Holy Cross College hosts its first derby day to an enthused audience.
VICTORY PARK – The Scouts, Cubs, Guides and Brownies who attend De La Salle Holy Cross College Junior School celebrated Founder’s Day on 22 February by wearing their uniforms to school.