Fairmont News

COUNSELLOR’S CORNER: A Parents’ Guide To Helping An Angry Child

Before we look at ways that we as parent(s) / guardian(s) can assist an angry child, we need to take note of the following: Anger is a normal healthy emotion. We all experience anger. As your child's parent / guardian, you have an immense opportunity and responsibility to help your…
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Avoiding Heat Stress

How the Body Handles Heat Our body operates like a furnace.  It burns fuel and manufactures heat.  This unique heating system constantly regulates the temperature of the body, and keeps it at an even 37ºC (98.6ºF). When the body temperature exceeds 37ºC, the heart responds by pumping more blood that…
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23 November 2015

AWSUM Newspaper

Dear Parents Now there is a great way to read the AWSUM Newspaper on your smartphone or tablet. How? Via the ISSUU mobile app of course! Simply go to the Google Play Store (For Android Devices) or the Apple App Store (For iPhones and iPads) and download the ISSUU app…
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Dino Stermin Gr. 10

Dino won the South African Junior Max National Championship and has been awarded a free entry to represent South Africa at the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals. This challenge will be held in Portimao, Portugal, from 8 – 14 November 2015. Well done, Dino.
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30 October 2015

Honouring With Cricket Bat

A cricket tradition at Fairmont was inaugurated this week when our first "Honour's Bat" was unveiled. The bat will honour all outstanding 1st XI performances, ie. centuries, five wicket hauls and hatricks. Congratulations to our first entrant:  Kyle De Wet, who scored a 100 vs Fairbairn College in the first…
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Kelly Vroon Gr. 10

Kelly Vroon participated at the Biathle and Triathle World championship from 19 – 20 September in Batumi, Georgia. Kelly received a bronze old medal for her 3rd place in the Youth B age group at the Biathle world championship. Kelly and her team mates, Zelda van der Merwe and Mizaan Viljoen…
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Santa Shoebox Project

The Santa Shoebox crew: Samuel Peters, Natalie Hoal and Cayley Jones, stand next to the over 200 Christmas boxes sponsored by parents and staff of Fairmont High School. Thank you to all those who contributed to this very worthwhile cause. A special thank you to Mrs Jones and her crew who…
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28 October 2015

PRACTICES & MATCHES 4TH TERM 2015

FAIRMONT HIGH SCHOOL PRACTICES & MATCHES 4TH TERM 2015      ATHLETICS                       PRACTICES MATCHES/ COMPETITIONS Mondays to Fridays :    06:45 – 07:45 am Mon & Wed: 16:30 – 18:00 Friday: 15:00 – 16:00     BASKETBALL Boys :  Mondays & Tuesdays Girls :   Mondays & Tuesdays All practices 14:45…
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Yi Lin (Jacqueline) Choi Gr. 8

Samro Hubert van der Spuy National Music Competition From an initial number of 60 competitors from all over South Africa in the first two rounds and 25 in the third, Fairmont Grade 8 pupil Jacqueline Choi was one of the 8 Finalists that participated in the Final round held on…
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Thank You Again … Fair Cape Dairies

Once again, the wonderful Durbanville-based Fair Cape Diaries showed support for their local school by sponsoring and delivering delicious fresh fruit juice for our recent magical Moroccan Matric Farewell Function.  A heartfelt THANK YOU to Louis Loubser and Maxine Ferguson of Fair Cape for their generosity. We even have a…
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2016 Prefect & RCL Executives

Prefect Executives Head Boy                      Michael Howard Head Girl                      Jessica Davies Deputy Head Boy         Austin Macaskill Deputy Head Girl          Carli Green   RCL Executives Chairperson                  Rebecca Maggott Vice-Chairperson          Jenna Makin Secretary                      Zara Scott Treasurer                      Justin Waddy
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Mrs Gallie

Congratulations, Mrs Gallie! It is with mixed feelings that we announce the promotion from January 2016 of Mrs S. Gallie, who will become the new Principal of The Settlers High School. Mixed feelings because we are happy about her deserved promotion, but sad that she will be leaving Fairmont. We…
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Dino Stermin Gr. 10

This past weekend (26 September 2015) saw Dino securing the South African National Junior Max Kart title in the 4th and Final round held at Swartkopz Centurion. He has been awarded free entry to represent South Africa at the World Champs to be held at Portimao, Portugal, from 8 -…
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8-A-Side Hockey Report

On Tuesday, 22 September, the annual U15 Boys’ and Girls’ 8-a-side hockey tournament brought to completion an incredible hockey season at Fairmont. This tournament is an excellent way for the season to draw to a close as it allows Grade 8 and Grade 9 learners to combine and play together.  This…
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