2019 SCHOOL MAGAZINE
ANNOUNCING OUR SENIOR PREFECTS
Well done to our senior prefects who were announced on Friday - your hard work, dedication and loyalty are an example to us all!
Ashley Burrow, Darren Burrow, Hendrik De Man, Megan Launder, Samantha Louw, Hannah Olckers, Courtney Phyfer and Jonathan Rajdl.
A MESSAGE FROM THE GRADE 9 GRADEHEAD AND ASSISTANT GRADEHEAD
A MESSAGE FROM THE GRADE 8 GRADEHEAD
With grade 8s due to return to school on the 31st of August, it's great to be able to use digital media to stay in touch!
ACKNOWLEDGING OUR AWESOME CLEANING AND GROUND STAFF
Mr Erasmus was on hand to pass on the gifts that staff and Interact had put together in acknowledgement of the awesome work our cleaning and ground staff have done to keep us all safe during the pandemic.
2020 VIRTUAL SPORTS AWARDS
A THANK YOU TO OUR AMAZING CLEANING STAFF
This is a thank you to all those staff who make our school safe for us on a daily basis. To Akona, Lukhiso, Catherine, Kathleen, Medolen, Kingston, Audrey and Yanga, thank you. Without you doing what you are doing, we wouldn't be able to continue to learn and to teach. You are our heroes. You have cleaned each class after each lesson. You have cleaned the corridors and the toilets. And when we have closed the school, you are the ones who have come back in, deep cleaned, and made it safe again for all of us. Thank you! We are so grateful for all that you are doing!
A TRIBUTE TO COACH FAIZEL ADAMS
In a moving show of tribute to Coach Faizel, the rugby boys, in their rugby tops went in convoy to Coach Faizel's house to sign a jersey for his widow and children.
MAKING HER DREAMS COME TRUE
A massive congratulations to Kaylah Williams who was selected player of the year by GolfRSA! Not only that, but she has been offered scholarships by four prestigious American universities for next year - and she has accepted the full scholarship from Florida State University which she will be attending from August of next year. (Story continues)....
When Kaylah was 3 years old her mom bought her a plastic set of golf clubs. Her parents watched her unwrap her presents as they did every year but when she opened that particular present, she was in absolute awe. She loved it. She opened it and took her very first swing. Her parents were astounded and asked Kaylah to repeat what she had just done and, much to their amusement, she only bettered that first swing. From that day onwards Kaylah was hooked, line and sinker. Luckily her dad is a brilliant golfer, so it was dad and Kaylah on the golf course, and he taught her everything she knows today!
Along with the assistance from WGSA and GolfRSA, and of course, Fairmont High School, Kaylah was able to identify her talent and pursue her dream to the very end! She has travelled vastly around the country and worldwide and has come across the likes of Henry Stenson and Jordan Spieth. Kaylah has handled her own schedule throughout her golfing career, with her parents guiding her to make correct choices - like making sure that school comes first.
Kaylah plays about 20 tournaments a year and that does not include the Elite Squad camps she has to attend roughly five times per year. She has won a few tournaments and has also “just missed a few by a shot or two”. In her best game – she shot a 64 and now plays off a scratch 1! She is captain of Women’s Golf SA and was recently selected for a very prestigious award - and that is after “being down” for a few months after a knee operation last year. But Kaylah was determined to get back into the swing of things the minute the medical team gave her the go ahead. In February this year, after about four months of recovery, she returned “bigger and better” than ever before and she rolled with it. Nothing was going to stop Kaylah from receiving the one award she has always wanted and this was the last year she could accomplish it: KAYLAH WILLIAMS – PLAYER OF THE YEAR!
Kaylah's mom, Cindy, shared the following with us via email, and it couldn't have made us happier: "none of this would have been possible without the support from Fairmont and the educators and I cannot thank you ALL enough for assisting Kaylah to reach her dreams and goals! As parents we are extremely grateful, firstly to God of course, for blessing us with the amazing child. And honestly, we could not have done any of this without the support of the team of Fairmont High School."
Kaylah will be putting her clubs aside for the rest of the year in order to catch up and hopefully reach the next goal…an A for the year…lets see what the rest of the year brings!
Congratulations Kaylah - you make us all proud Monties.
THE MATRICS FIRST DAY BACK AT SCHOOL
Mr Erasmus chats about how it all went for the matrics on their first day back at school.
WHAT THE MATRICS CAN EXPECT WHEN THEY GET BACK TO SCHOOL
To Rachel Vermaak (bottom), Daniel Willson, Shaylin Chetty and Grant Rousseau (top) for coming 14th, 12th, 11th and 9th respectively in our school district!
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