Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Tot Zo Nederland!

Die dag het uiteindelik aangebreek. Die Nederlandse toer skop vandag af!
Hulle vertrek vanoggend uit Kaapstad en vlieg dan via Dubai na Amsterdam. Die meisies sal dan die volgende plekke besoek: Haarlem, Lisse, Dordrecht, Amsterdam, Utrecht. Hulle speel 5 wedstryde en sal 3 hokkie klinieke bywoon.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

International World Water Day 

22 March 2017

World Water Day is celebrated annually on 22 March as a mean to focus on and emphasise the importance of freshwater. UN-Water selects a theme for each year - this year the theme was "why waste water?". This is a clever play on words with "why wastewater".  This year the theme encourages people not only to reduce their water usage, but also to reuse water. 

http://www.worldwaterday.org/ released a shocking statement saying, "1.8 billion people use a source of drinking water contaminated with faeces, putting them at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio." 

As everyone should know South Africa, or more specifically the Western Cape, is in the middle of a water crisis. Cape Town's dam levels is at a scary 42,5% full. This means that, if people keep consuming water at their current rate, Captonians are at risk of having no water coming out of their taps. "Imagine opening your tap and not a single drop of water comes out" - Eyewitness News. 
EWN visited one of Cape Town's largest resovoirs of drinking water - Theewaterskloof and this is what they found... 
http://ewn.co.za/2017/01/20/watch-drone-footage-shows-state-of-theewaterskloof-dam
This video is eye-opening and a taste of reality! It can be found on the Eyewitness News website with a lot more information regarding the current consumption of water in the Western Cape.

For tips cool tips on how to save water be sure to read term 1's edition of the Circum!
Remember: "Do what you can, do it with others, do it with passion" -Guy Ryder, Chair of UN-Water, on the power of individuals to change the world.





Sunday, March 26, 2017

How to cope with stress

With all the activities going on at school, it can sometimes be tough to keep your your head above water. This usually causes you to stress a bit more than usual, but luckily for you we compiled a few healthy ways to cope with stress.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Tips for Surviving the Test Series

It's that time of term again. The time we have to sit down and study until maths formulas and science equations are dancing before our eyes in our sleep. If every teacher's threat came true and they DID wake us up at midnight and ask us "What is Pythagoras's Theorem?", we would be able to answer.

No-one likes this time of the term. No-one wants to spend their free-time filling their heads with school work. But don't worry! This too, shall pass (even if you don't).

Here are some tips to make your Test Series more survivable...and maybe even enjoyable.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Hup Holland Hup!



Die opwinding loop hoog vir al die Hokkie meisies wat in die Maart-April vakansie saam met die skool Nederland toe toer. Veral omdat daar minder as 20 dae oor is voor hulle op ń ystervoël spring en hulle hout kloppe aantrek. Hierdie groep meisies sal die eerste toerspan van Worcester Gimnasium wees om deur Nederland te toer.
Hier is 5 interessante feite oor Nederland :
1. Nederland het die langste mense in die wêreld. Die gemiddelde man is 1.84 m lank en die gemiddelde vrou is 1.70 m lank.
2. Meer as ń kwart van Nederland is onder hoogte bo seevlak.
3. 30% van alle babas in Nederland word by die huis gebore.
4. Nederland is die grootste bier uitvoerder in die wêreld. In 2001 het hulle 1.3 biljoen liter bier uitgevoer.
5. Die hele Amsterdam is op hout pale gebou.

Oscar Winners

And the oscar goes to...

Walky Talky
 
Javon Cupido

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

The Valentine's Ball...from the Waiters point of view

The Valentine's Ball...a moment all couples look forward to. A night of romance, of celebration and of possibilities.

What could possibly be more amazing than carrying around dirty plates and empty jugs on such a night?

The grade 9 Gimmies couldn't think of anything better.