Grade 9 Trek [Part Two] – by Casper Venter (Grade 12)

Outdoor, Sport

The fun started on Monday afternoon once the hefty task of inflating and carrying 26 boats had been done. I was fortunate enough to join them as a trainee guide on the river part of their trek. Our put in was on the Steelpoort river roughly 10km upstream of confluence with the Olifants river. Thankfully for all the weary souls who were tired and needed a break the fir …

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Grade 9 Trek [Part One]

Outdoor, Sport

On a particularly humid Friday morning, the Grade 9s, accompanied by Mr Fullard, Mr Ceronio, Mr Vrugtman, Mr Pietersen and Ms Taylor headed off on their first Grade 9 trek. Dodging cows, crows and the unexpected cloud burst, followed by a steady flow of rain that could put Dr Gloucester to shame, the young explorers made it to base camp by 15:00. The rain continued st …

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Loomis on fire in the water

Sport

The inter-house swimming gala took place on Wednesday and the learners flooded the HPC in their house colours to represent, and to cheer from the sidelines. The HPC came alive with chants and song, each house vying for the Spirit trophy. In the pool, we saw some competitive swimming take place with our usual aquatic stars such as Luca Wasley and Anika Schimdt performi …

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SLC crowned champs at Small Schools Athletics Competition

Sport

Stanford Lake College hosted the Small Schools Athletics meeting at the University of Limpopo on Tuesday. Seven Schools participated in the event and it was another wonderful day of athletics and no fewer than 22 records were broken on the day. The following athletes won trophies: Junior Victrix Ludorm: Ramagohlo Malatji (Southern Cross) Junior Victor Ludorm: Devon Co …

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Athletes perform under the stars

Sport

The Stanford Lake College Athletics team, consisting of 90 athletes, participated in the Ben Vorster Night Race on Friday, 1 February. Our athletes did extremely well, participating against much bigger schools during the evening and achieving some exceptional places. Lia Revelas was once again our top athlete winning five races on the day and Devon Coad equalled Stanf …

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