Sensational Sixes

‘Playing @ Home!

During the first week of the second term, many of our grade 6 pupils were away on various sports tours. We decided that the teachers and children who did not accompany them should have just as much fun too(while learning, of course)!

We divided the children into two teams. They then had to name themselves and come up with a team war cry. Galaxy One and Boere Mense impressed us with their creativity and team spirit!

Our four days were filled with various activities that were not only enjoyable, but tasty too! The activities included: designing and making board games; a drum line; creating a trailer for the classic movie ‘The Goonies‘; soccer, paper jet crafting;designing a three course (and themed) menu and perhaps the most popular activity – bringing that menu to life in our very own version of Masterchef. The teachers were fortunate enough to be the judges for this and from my own personal experience let me assure you that it was no great hardship!

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Teams were allocated points for the different activities and although the final points were very close, only one team could be the ultimate Playing @ Home winners…



Well done Galaxy 1! An absolutely fun-filled week was had by all!

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The 2015 Senior Primary Interhouse Gala

On Saturday the 7th of March, all the pupils at the Senior Primary were involved in the annual Interhouse Gala. The morning began with passionate war cries ringing around the sports field… Ruby… Sapphire… Emerald…
The competition was fierce and the spirit was strong! In the end, Emerald showed the most passion, walking away with the spirit cup. Absolute glory though, belonged to Sapphire house, overall winners on the day!
Well done Sapphire, you deserved the victory….. bring on 2016!

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The Elkanah SP Gala 2014

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On Saturday 8 March, the Elkanah Senior Primary Interhouse Gala took place.
The morning began with many passionate war cries ringing out around the pool, screams of Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald passion! The competition was fierce and and the Gees was rocking!
As expected, records were broken! With Duncan Edwards (three records)and Nuria Ribeiro (two records) being the most successful swimmers on the day!
In the end, Sapphire showed the most passion and cheer, walking away with the spirit cup. The real victory however, lay at the feet of Emerald House, the overall winners on the day!
Well done to Emerald House on a deserved victory!
Until we swim again…

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Swimming Gala

This upcoming Saturday will be our annual swimming gala. There has been great excitement amongst the students- our Grade 6’s especially.

Last week our houses met up and captains were fairly chosen by the students. Spirits were at a high as they had the opportunity to meet in their houses and captains and cheerleaders got to share war cries that they have been working on with their fellow house mates. Cheers could be heard from all over the school shouting mixtures of EMERALD, SAPPHIRE and RUBY!!!

Emerald, Sapphire and Ruby

Emerald, Sapphire and Ruby.

This week the lists were put up and crowds flocked to see who would be swimming which events.

The students were very curious to see the list.

The students were very curious to see the list.

We are all looking forward to the gala and wait in anticipation for who the victor will be! All the best to the Grade 6’s!!!

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Term 4 has started off in an exciting way. We had cricket matches this week, our U12s play against Parklands tomorrow. Exciting! Our Grade 6s have been working hard in the classrooms. We are gearing towards Test Week in November. A good foundation for Grade 7.

An exciting few weeks lie ahead! We are looking forward to our Celebratory Assembly as well.


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Rugby at Elkanah House Senior Primary

Our matches have started and today the game begins against Table View Primary 😀

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