The school choir was participating at the South African Schools Choral Eisteddfod, district eliminations on the 7th of May 2016. The categories in which the choir took part were as follows:
Soprano Solo (Baloyi Ndzalo), Mezzo Soprano Solo (Baloyi Ndzalo), Tenor Solo (Dzunisani Furumele), Trio (Dzunisani, Hlawulekani and Bohlale) and Female Voice Choir.
The school is proud to announce the results which are as follows: Soprano (Position 4), Mezzo (Position 2), Tenor (Position 2), Trio (Position 3) and the Female Voices are the 2016 District Champoins.
Congratulations to the choir and all the best as they move forward to the Provincial Eliminations on 12 June 2016.
Swimming at Khanyisa has improved over the years. More and more learners get involved in the sport. During the first term a group of boys decided to take up the challenge to practice for the Ebenezer Mile. This is an annual event held by the Tzaneen Rotary Club. There are different events ranging from a 500m swim to a 3000m swim.
Four boys decided to train for the mile swim which is about 1600m. To put their commitment in perspective, a mile swam in our pool constitutes of 64 laps.
Just training for the event is quite a feat.
On 19 March we set off to take part in the event. Unfortunate the inclement weather prevented three of the boys to reach the Ebenzer Dam, situated in Magoebaskloof. One boy made it to the venue and we would like to congratulate Waratwa Baloyi for completing the Mile swim in 46 minutes.
We would also like to recognise Matlhari Baloyi, Lunghile Msisinyane and Jonah Ndhove for their commitment and the time they spent training for the event.
We hope to make this an annual outing and hope to see many more of our swimmers take up the challenge.
Nedbank Mall of the North Road Race
On Saturday 9 April Mrs. Naidoo, Mrs. Chabalala and a group of learners made the trek to Polokwane to take part in the Nedbank Mall of the North Road Race.
These learners and teachers spent the whole of the April holiday practicing for the event.
Some learners took part in the 10km race and others in the 5km race.
They all managed to finish the races in good time.
Congratulations to all who trained and succeeded.
Their next race will be later in May in Giyani.
We would like to thank Mrs. Naidoo for organising the training sessions and Mrs. Chabalala for her assistance.
Afrikaans Second Language Eisteddfod
On Friday 22 April, Mrs. Van der Schyff and sixteen Afrikaans learners went to Hoedspruit for the annual Earth Day celebrations at Southern Cross.
They participated in the Afrikaans Second Language Eisteddfod.
This year the theme was The Earth. The learners from Grades 9, 10 and 11 recited poetry and competed against Sothern Cross and Stanford Lake.
Our learners did exceptionally well. Wisani Maluleke was crowned the overall winner for the GET Phase with his poem Die Woestyn-lewertjie.
There were also numerous other Gold, Diamond and Platinum awards won by our Afrikaans learners.
We would like to thank Mrs. van der Schyff for all her time and effort preparing our learners for the event and for accompanying them on the trip.