Advice for parents of addicts,potty training and kindergarten,potty training 6 year old 97 - .

Very good points, I think we need to stop and really read the advice, not just accept it as truthful because a celebrity said it.
We had a bad case of measels in our area and many kids were very sick-makes me a bit irritated when people won’t protect their kids.
For the most part, I ignore celebrity parenting advice — and most unwanted advice in general.
Christian Duque: In terms of the industry itself, do you watch many bodybuilding or related videos, buy magazines, go to shows?
We had the opening of our very first whole school Art and Design Exhibition from Grade 1 to Grade 11 on Monday evening (30.Nov). Last week, on Friday, 27 November, all Grade 6s participated in a Handball- and Soccer tournament on Camps Bay beach. The long anticipated Speina Cup took place on the 26th of November and the whole Primary School swopped their classrooms for the sports field.
Despite the chilly weather, the atmosphere was great with everyone cheering on their teams.
As in previous years the audience enjoyed listening to the enthusiastic learners of the 'reading aloud' competition for Grades 5-7 in the library. Our 1st Graders enjoyed their Christmas project day on 20 November when they crafted and painted Christmas decorations and even baked their own Christmas cookies! The primary school learners of the satellite campus of the German International School Cape Town (DSK) in Tygerberg cooked an egg without the need of water, electricity or fire.
Alice Brambilla (Grade 10) and Carolina Brambilla (Grade 8) sat the A2 exam in October and both passed with distinction. During his stay in Cape Town, the new (since July 2015) German Ambassador Mr Walter Lindner fitted a brief visit to our school into his busy schedule on 18 November.
It with great pride that the Interact Club can announce that one of its members, Nicole, in Grade 12 is to receive an award as a Peer Promotor at a glittering event at Canal Walk on 27 November. KIDS voted unanimously that Nicole was the most enthusiastic Peer Promotor at our Blood Donation clinics in 2014 and 2015.
The posts and photos that were shared by our visitors on Social Media had all one thing in common: the DSK Bazaar 2015 was lots of fun! Thousands of visitors were in for a treat when they entered the school premises of the German International School to attend the DSK Bazaar 2015  which was held on the 31st of October. Bargain hunters enjoyed the vast selection of German and English books at give-away prices and you had to be quick to get your hands on the things on offer in the Second Hand Boutique and flea market. The sports field was the right mix of entertainment, music, stalls with different themes and the German traditional food in the Bavarian tent was a class of its own at excellent prices.
This year the main tent offered sufficient space for all guests to sit down or mingle around the various stalls.
A big thank you to all the dedicated volunteers who helped make this year’s bazaar yet another big success. So proud of our learners Daena Damonse, Oliver Gosnell, Sebastian Haug, Thomas Alexander, Aaron Filmalter & Abdu-Daiyaan October who are seen in the picture with head judge and their champions trophy!
On Friday, 30 October the time for celebration was ripe in Grade 1d since all letters and phonics have been learned and practised.
With the help of mediation, students learn how to discuss their disputes effectively to solve their problems better.
There are trained students at our school whose aim is to mediate in conflict situations in a relaxed manner. It is not the task of those mediators to judge, but to resolve a conflict through certain communication strategies. A lot of conflicts do not necessarily need the intervention of a teacher and can be solved by our student mediators. Congratulations to all Valedictorians and special congratulations to our prize-winners for their outstanding achievements in various subjects! We couldn’t have asked for better weather at our annual u9 and u11 soccer tournament on 17 October.
We received a lot of positive feedback from the participating teams who thanked us for a great day and we are happy that the children enjoyed themselves. Congratulations to the Disa Primary School in Hout Bay  who won the u9 tournament against the kids from Minisoccer. On behalf of the children we would like to sincerely thank all volunteers who made this tournament possible: the ladies from the Tuckshop, the referees, Isaac and his team, the first aiders, Sassan, Torsten, Keenan and everybody else involved! On 13 October our interact club, Klub Interact Deutsche Schule, celebrated the inauguration of the new board for 2016 at the Royal Cape Yacht Club with parents and members of the Cape Town Rotary Club in the presence of our headmaster, Mr Kirmse.
The new board comprises Mila Newby (President), Ally Winkler (Vice-President) Leonie Schmocker (Secretary) and Nicolas Schulz (Treasurer). KIDS would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff of the school staff for its support, especially the attendance and warm words of Mr Kirmse.
In February this year Grade 10 learners from the Adolf-Weber- Gymnasium in Munich came to visit the DSK on an exchange programme to learn more about Cape Town with all its beauty, diversity and challenges.
The principal of the Langa High School showed the learners around the school grounds and he offered the group the opportunity to participate in some class lessons. A small African Bazaar was organized at the school in Munich and when the DSK learners came to visit in return this past June cakes, Rooibos Tea, key rings and Cape Town pencils were for sale.
The students decided to buy two printers with cartridges from the proceeds and  together with a private donation of two laptops and 10 Computers by the Bavarian government, the Langa school received equipment for their teachers work room. Many thanks to Tanja and Thomas Graben who were the driving force behind this wonderful student initiative. Congratulations to our learners who participated at the SA Gymnastic Games 2015 in Gauteng during the school holidays! We had some fantastic results with Levinia KA?pper winning the Gold Medal in Mini Trampoline, Xenja Pospech came third in Mini Trampoline and Black Top Trampoline respectively and Eugenie Bezuidenhout won Bronze in Tumbling. Furthermore Kamira Bessenbacher, Nicola Scherner and Anouk Kunz ranked under the first ten!
A whirr of wings, brightly-coloured feathers and birdsong filled the air at the DSK Tygerberg Campus on the first fine day of October as the children entertained their audiences to a€?Vogelgeschichten aus aller Welta€?.
We followed the same format as last year, splitting the tournament on the 19th of September in two sections, the Open and Junior event. Two players had five points from five games with Nathan Samuel claiming the title based on his better bucholtz.
Luka Elliott was the best DSK student in the open event with a respectable score of 4,5 from 7 games, well done! All in all it was a great event that we hope will keep growing in strength, numbers and status! We were happy to welcome Mrs Dagmar Freitag (member of the German Bundestag) and Mr Peter Dicke (Deputy Head of the Central Agency for German Schools Abroad) who visited our school during their stay in South Africa in September.
We celebrated the 25th anniversary of Germany’s reunification at our Assembly on the 13th of October with Consule General Dr. Our new headmaster, Mr Kirmse, was also interviewed by two students about his upbringing in East Germany, his personal experiences of the fall of the Berlin Wall and Germany’s reunification. The Two Oceans Aquarium organised a beach clean-up for International Coastal Clean-up Day on the 19th of September where about 20 learners, parents and teachers of our school participated. One of our students, Annie-Joy Merkel from Grade 7, had a great idea and encouraged her friends who had a sleep-over for her birthday the night before to spend two hours in the morning cleaning up the beach.
Stoogle, an educational information platform for learners, held a Career Talk at the school where parents and scholars were enlightened on what to expect from life after school.
In our generation it’s particularly important to give scholars valuable insight and advice about their future and in the process help them make informed decisions.
Jonathan Engelhard confirmed his number 1 ranking by retaining his SA U14 title at the SA Open Racketlon Championships that took place at UCT on Sunday 13 September.
The event caters for players across a wide range of abilities, and several DSK parents and staff members also participated. Congratulations to our u14 and u16 boys Handball teams who achieved a great third and second place respectively at the DSK Handball tournament last weekend.
At the u16 tournament the DSK entered with two teams and they were only beaten by the coaches a€“ very impressive!
Congratulations to all and a special thanks to our very own coach, Franz Seiwert who is the Handball ambassador at our school!
Normally a person has to decide to either go to a rock concert, a classical concert or to the ballet, but our beautiful and diverse school concert incorporated all of this!
The evening began with a variety of choreographies by our young ballerina and the Modern Dance group. After the break our school orchestra performed famous pieces like Pink Panther by Henri Mancini followed by the Grade 12 music group which acted and sang along a movie presentation.
It is impressive how many learners of the DSK have a keen interest in music and we are proud to share their passion and talent at our annual school concert with you! Joy and elation reigned supreme on Monday evening when the German School emerged victorious at the finals of the Rotary Debating Tournament, held at the school.
The magnificent cup, complete with a soaring eagle on the lid, was presented to our winning team and will be re-awarded at our next assembly.
In the meantime, Wilder was awarded a trophy as the best speaker in the Junior Debating Tournament held at UCT over the long weekend. Thank you to the audience of 400 who  attended the show, the incredible live performances by Sivuyile Genu, Franca Stoll and dance group Electric Funk. Congratulations to our u16 soccer boys and coach Peter who won the Fives Futbol Tournament at Canal Walk last week! For the first time we held our annual Career Expo with universities, colleges and other educational institutions in the afternoon. The Expo on the 12th of August was well attended and we were happy to see so many parents as well as scholars took the opportunity to speak to the 50 exhibitors.
Four Peer Promotors, all members of KIDS, especially trained by the Western Province Blood Transfusion Service, monitored the morning’s activities. The personnel of the Western Cape Blood Transfusion Service were superb in setting up, in a blink of an eye, a fully- fledged temporary clinic on the school campus. There was a great atmosphere and team spirit at our annual SLIM Cup (Soccer Lady Indoor Master Cup) on the 6th of August.
The SLIM Cup was held at our sports hall and is one of the annual highlights in the ladies soccer league. On 1st of August we held our annual Open Day, the first one with our new headmaster Mr Alexander Kirmse. Besides getting to know our facilities, teachers and current parents, our visitors were also able to sit in on classes. He was one of the longest standing principals at the DSK and definitely one we will fondly remember. On Monday, 20 July the school bade farewell in an Assembly with speeches of the SRC, Parents’ Council, teacher Mr Schulz as well as words of thanks from the maintenance and kitchen staff. A few days later, on Friday afternoon, the internal farewell with the teachers, administration staff and invited guests took place in the KTS.
Together they left the DSK stage hand in hand: it was a special celebration for a special principal of the DSK - Hermann Battenberg.
A group of learners, teachers and parents donated 67 minutes of their time on Saturday 18 July.
Our very own chess teacher Watu Kobese is not only well known as one of South Africa’s best chess players, he is also a passionate ambassador for the game.
Watu just launched the first Xhosa chess book in collaboration with the Western Cape Cultural Affairs Department to make the game relevant and understandable especially for youngsters. By using chess terms the kids can understand and relate to, he hopes the game will be more and more popular amongst the Xhosa communities. Watu plans to distribute the book to local chess clubs and take it along with chessboards to different townships as part of a roadshow.
Every year just before the winter break, all learners swop the class room for the sports hall on their annual Game Day.
A big thank you to all sport colleagues for their tireless input, all referees, all Sani’s and colleagues for their loyal support.
After receiving numerous requests to offer an information evening regarding addiction I was able to organize an event on Wednesday the 10th of June.
Secondly she emphasized why addiction is an increasing danger for school children and why adolescents are so vulnerable to become addicts. Lastly she advised parents to look out for signs of addiction and gave them examples of how to identify the signs. Dr Van Reenen gave valuable tips on what parents can do to prevent their child from becoming an addict and where to get help.
Overall it was an informative evening with lots of opportunities to ask questions and discuss issues with the other participants.
Unfortunately the evening was not well attended even though it is such an important topic. Over 30 parents and alumni came to our school yesterday to talk about their professions and to give valuable advice to our Grade 10-12 learners. A big thank-you to all the parents and alumni who made themselves available on Monday morning, it is greatly appreciated!


The Career Expo with universities and private exhibitors will take place on the 12th of August. We were lucky with the weather for our lantern festival at the satellite campus in Tygerberg on Saturday, the 16th of May.
On 6 June the DSK organized a handball tournament which is part of the preparation for the upcoming Sports Olympiad in Johannesburg next year.
Our U13 girls team played the first match against a team from Khayelitsha and won 8:4 thanks to our top scorer Lena Teichmann.
Afterwards the U13 boys took on the Khayelitsha selection and although Liam Schneider was on top form they unfortunately lost 5:9. We are proud that our very own scholar, Catherine Johnson came 6th in the nationwide German Olympiad. Catherine together with the best contestants in South Africa has now been invited to participate on an educational trip to Germany from the 25th of June to the 25th of July, which has been organized by the Pedagogic Exchange Service (PAD).
She will live with a host family and attend school for the first two weeks, before taking part on excursions to Cologne, Berlin, Munich and Hamburg with a group of other international students. We congratulate you Catherine and wish you a wonderful trip with lots of unforgettable experiences.
His novel interpretation of one of the greatest works of German literature and his incredible solo performance made this play well worth seeing. He understood to seamlessly flow between the three different main characters: the narrator Dr. We would like to thank the German Embassy in South Africa and the German Consulate in Cape Town for their friendly support and for bringing this extraordinary play to Cape Town.
The satellite campus Tygerberg celebrated Earth Day, harvest festival and healthy nutrition with a big vegetable soup.
On the 30th of April the classes 2d, 3d and 4d learned about these topics at various learning stations and cooked the vegetable soup. After the regatta on Saturday the DSK Dragonboatteam can now confidently state that it is moving towards its former glory. With her text a€?Bam- Poetry Slama€? Emma from Class 8c couldna€™t describe the tension of this yeara€™s Poetry Slam on the 7th of May any better. Every year our learners from the German and English stream show off their lyric talents and compete against each other with witty and thoughtful rhymes and text. It made us especially proud to see our students on stage whose mother tongue is not German. To help our students answer these questions we invited representatives of the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) to the school. This is an interesting opportunity for any DSK student who passes the DSDII exam or is doing their Abitur. The international company Amazon, which has a branch in Cape Town, also introduced their career opportunities for German speakers in South Africa. Certain historical events have a huge impact on the world, one of those events was the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989. His book is a collection of memories of this particular night by authors from East and West Germany.
Our students had the opportunity to ask him about his upbringing in East Germany, while the evening reading was accompanied by a top-class panel discussion.
We would like to thank the German General Consulate and the Konrad-Adenauer- Stiftung for their friendly support and Mrs Hambrock for interpreting in the evening. Our two learners Pascal Hauser and Ralf Hansen represented the DSK at the Cape Town Triathlon on the 26th of April. Unfortunately the swimming race was cancelled due to the cold water, but they still had a lot of fun and enjoyed the great atmosphere of the event. Peter Etzold won the 100m freestyle final (age group 9 & under) and came second in the 50m event at the Western Cape Regional Swimming Championships on the 25th of April.
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They left her with her aunt in North Carolina while they built a better life back in New York—an abandonment that haunted Diahann most of her life. Starting from the entrance foyer and moving down towards the E7 art room, our hallways were transformed into a candle-lit gallery space with much wonderful art and design work to see along the way.
After the tournament a number of students went to the nearby tidal pool for a quick dip in the water.
We were especially impressed by the performances of our Grade 5 learners who only started learning German at the beginning of the year. It was a fun morning and many thanks to the organizing teachers and parents who volunteered! 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency”, the music centre can offer three DSK learners a music scholarship next year! Joshua Macheroux-Denault (Grade 10) passed the B2 level with distinction, an outstanding achievement considering the difficulty of this exam ! The club then forwarded her name to the Western Cape Blood Transfusion Service so that her support of blood donation would be recognised.
The new set-up on the sports field gave the popular fundraising event a whole new atmosphere and enough space to host many more bazaar fans than in previous years.
On the Boltzplatz was a skate park, the talent stage, several field games, face paint and a Halloween photo booth.
Two return flight tickets offered by Lufthansa were the main prize at our DSK Raffle Ticket sales and there were many more attractive prizes to win making the raffle tickets a very popular feature of the fest. The Alumni bar this year had a refreshing look and welcomed not just previous students and parents, but all friends of the DSK. The crowd chanted for more when Bayernkracher wanted to leave the stage, so the party continued for a bit longer before the DSK Bazaar 2015  came to an end. We received an overwhelming amount of positive feedback from our visitors outside of the school community!
Instead these young engineers went to Cape Town Science Centre to compete in the Western Cape round of First Lego League a€“ a worldwide robotics competition. The long anticipated letter feast started off with partner work at numerous work stations, all concerning letters. Dealing with difficult personal interactions is a challenge all our learners face on a daily basis.
The actual meaning of mediation is the intervention of a third, neutral party in order to resolve a conflict. The overall goal of the mediators is to find a long-term and future-orientated agreement in the dealings with the peers. Mediation should be in the preferred language, so we speak in our Mediation extra mural class German as well as English. Parents and the school community gathered to wish the 49 Grade 12 learners well and to celebrate the end of their school career at the Valedictory Ceremony in the KTS. In the u11 group the Sunningdale Sports Club defeated the Arc Christian School in a dramatic finale.
The speeches were so good that all KIDS members especially those who told the audience why they had joined KIDS should be members of our debating team and were much admired by the Rotarians. Cape Town Rotary Club provided the venue and orchestrated the seating and meals seamlessly. For the German students this experience was one of the highlights of their stay and the idea of a fundraiser to support the school was borne. Mrs Graben handed over the computers to the High School during an Assembly on Tuesday, 20 October. The stories of an enchanting Chinese nightingale; a flock of spotless Guinea fowl, joyfully emancipated hens and an elusive blue bird, were played out to rapt listeners of all ages. Zoran Alexander of Grade 3a narrowly lost his final game, which was a championship decider. It was an incredibly strong tournament that was headed by Grandmaster Aleksa Strikovic from Serbia. It was a fantastic experience to make a difference in taking care of our environment together with other schools and families. Afterwards our junior musicians entertained the audience with a creative and diverse program: besides various groups singing and playing the flute, violin and guitar, one group especially impressed by playing a song polyphonically on differently filled bottles.
Congratulations to Hannah Subjee, Mateo KA?sel, Mia Saterdag, Sophie Saterdag, Neve Johnson and Franziska Ritzentaler who came joint second out of 12 schools! Our Junior Debating Team represented by Mahe Bodard, Naomi Mhlanga-Arnott and the irrepressible Wilder Zimmer faced Armageddon in the KTS. On Monday morning, Wilder received news that he has been selected to represent Western Province in the national tournament. Our guests on Monday evening were hugely impressed with our location and well-maintained facilities.
Our models hit the runway in absolute style, showcasing fabulous winter, summer and evening wear collections of both local and international designers and shops!
A huge thank you to our incredible models, clothing contributors, our backstage and production managers Kim Gush and Yaz Skazikis, the Valedictory Committee and Mrs Maunder for all the months of hard work and for organizing a brilliant show! Love Your Nuts, run by our own Torsten Koehler, is promoting testicular cancer awareness and are working to implement a life-giving, life-saving educational programme in schools.
The event, or should we call it a battlefield, was the annual Provincial Debating Tournament held at UCT. Like young Davids to the debating world Goliaths, our Junior Debating Team emerged as semi-finalists, losing only to La Rochelle Girls’ High School, Paarl.
Thanks to Rob Grant our UCT coach, thanks to the patient parents who help with transport and thanks to the school for providing the support system and infra-structure to make our participation in these prestigious events possible. We would especially like to thank Muriel Kossmann who was the main force behind the event. Nicole Istain, Nande Mjamba, Kira Feddersen and Bongoletu Lobese called donors from the classrooms, helped them fill in forms and provided calm words of encouragement to the faint-hearted. The friendly professionalism of the Service will, no doubt, encourage our learners to become donors for life. Most popular were the Primary School and Grade 5 classes, as our school offers non-german speaking learners the opportunity to join the school in Grade 5 after passing an assessment examination in English and Mathematics. With a daily jam-packed time schedule Mr Battenberg hardly ever had the time to take a lunch break, so the kitchen staff packed him a healthy, yummy lunchbox for his new headmaster position at the German European School in Singapore.
It was a memorable celebration with Mr Battenberg and his wife Jenny showing a slideshow of his personal life before the DSK, with him as a young teacher and ambitious musician. Chess is not only a game, it is proven that chess improves the learning of mathematical concepts, problem-solving and working under pressure- just in a fun way. Firstly she gave valuable and detailed information about addictions like anorexia, bulimia, cutting, gambling and drugs and discussed their availability and dangers.
Just in time the last rain clouds disappeared and families from the German Kindergarden in Bellville and the campus joined together for this wonderful traditional fest with music, soup and glA?hwein.
It was a great team effort and Jonathan Engelhard and Derren Dohlen were convincing with their strong performance.
This is an annual event which takes place in several South African cities throughout October and the contestants are examined in the following categories: hearing and understanding, reading and understanding, grammar and written expression. The class 1d joined the older kids for lunch which was an ideal opportunity for everybody to practise table manners, tidying and washing up afterwards.
Teacher Rainer Utz was the driving force behind our school participating for the first time this year. We had a full boat and came second in the Open Category (no restrictions in the form of gender) and fourth in the Mixed Category (one needs a minimum of six female paddlers). The texts were mainly about topics like school, music, friendships or current issues like load shedding. They proved that it is possible to play with the German language and a€?rhyme like Goethea€? after learning German for only a short while.
Do I want to stay in South Africa or rather go overseas?” These are questions every learner will have to answer at some stage.
Renatus Deckert discussed with the two guests, Raenette Taljaard (lecturer at UCT) and Rhoda Kadalie (Executive Director Impumelelo Social Innovations Centre) what impact the fall of the Berlin Wall had on the democratisation in South Africa. To entertain ourselves or muse over the dream life of live in housekeepers, nannies, and chefs! I agree about the vaccine thing as well, there are actually no concrete studies that link autism to vaccines. Unless you have a degree in science (or, frankly, understand even basic science concepts), then don’t be making medical advice. Watch as the entertainer explains how she learned to forgive her parents by watching them forgive each other. Our students can be commended on producing truly wonderful artworks this year and we look forward to hosting many more of these events  to give them a platform to shine as young artists! A special thanks to our librarian Andrea Schulz, who helped a lot in organizing the competition.


Several tents were set-up in a half circle forming a plaza with the dance floor placed in the middle just in front of the stage and a LED screen.
You had to be brave to do the long fuffly slide down to the sports field, which was also home to the popular bubble soccer, paint ball and bull riding. And there was another chance to win 2 return flight tickets to Europe: to our surprise Turkish Airlines started a spontaneous draw making another visitor a happy winner.
A thoroughly happy day with lots of cheerful yet tired smiles on the faces of the volunteers. To all our sponsors and the combined help of the school community, thank you for your support, this event would not be possible without you. Amongst them schools from Langa, Athlone, Khayelitsha, Hout Bay, Llandudno, the Ecole Francaise, the Chappel Street Primary School, the Sunningdale Sports Club, the Minisoccer Sports Club and of course the teams of the DSK were there. Special mention must be made of Julian Oldenburg, our outgoing vice-president who acted as master of ceremonies. The feedback was overwhelming and the Langa community would like to thank all donors, the DSK and the Adolf-Weber- Gymnasium in Munich for their generous support. With this victory under his belt he is the first athlete to claim both an Olympic Gold medal (2008) and the Hawaii Ironman victory! The childrensa€™ skills on recorder, Orff instruments, and in song, were shown off in the musical intervals between plays. If you are interested in helping our environment in future, keep an eye on the Eco Rangers notice board to see what is happening next!
One of the prizes Jonathan received for winning the championship was a 1A? hour one-on-one coaching session with current and 8-time SA table tennis champion Shane Overmeyer.
The team that has taken us since February through all the preliminary and knock-out rounds includes Kirsty Tredoux and Erik Polzin who have also spoken with flair. Thanks are also due to the Signal Hill and Waterfront Rotary Clubs, for hosting, sponsoring and organising the Tournament. With the statistics showing that young men fall into the high risk category for testicular cancer, knowledge on cancer is power and is vital for early detection which saves lives.
Mahe Bodard, Naomi  Mhlanga-Arnott, Erik Polzin, Kirsty Tredoux and Wilder Zimmer have made DSK history in going as far as the semi-finals for the first time.
Without the assistance of these students the event would not be possible and the Blood Transfusion Service was effusive in its praise of the wonderful PRO job our students provided.
The interact club would like to thank the Service for providing a valuable learning experience in social responsibility for the students of our school.
A big thank-you to everybody involved; a special thanks to all parents who took their time to meet our visitors and were great representatives of our school! The children of the Primary School Cape Town and Tygerberg contributed a wonderful song and a musical piece. He surprised us with musical extracts of the past, when he played in various bands and conducted big orchestras at schools in Hong Kong and Tokyo. The news of this event spread quickly amongst the German community and the 500 tickets sold out like hot cakes. The evening started off with learners playing popular lantern songs with their flutes, before the big fire and lanterns were lit once the sun set. On Wednesday our learners, teachers and staff had the opportunity to participate in a guided peace meditation in the big sports hall during lunch break.
This was highly motivating and the urge to achieve more is starting to spread amongst the team. Fans were able to watch the World Cup final live on a big screen and on several flat screens. A special mention must go to all who bravely raised their arms to become a DSK Bazaar Rep for 2015.
We catered for food and drinks and everybody had a great time doing what they love doing: playing soccer! Julian kept the programme going smoothly without a hitch and with an appealing sense of humour.
The most important people we need to thank are the parents who have encouraged their children to have a social conscience and uphold the good name of our school in the broader community. A double bass and violin made a jolly entrance in the hands of two teachers, in a foot-tapping rendition of a€?Ich wollt ich waer ein Huhna€?!
Honourable mention also goes to the DSK’s top table tennis and tennis player, Luka Elliott, who was narrowly beaten into 3rd place in the U19 section. A word of thanks must go to Rob Grant, our UCT coach, himself a school boy debating prodigy, who has educated our students in the finer points of debating strategy and argumentation. Wilder’s individualistic style, his fiery wit and ability to twist an argument so that it backfires on the proponent have been instrumental in creating a winning platform for our team. We salute the many adjudicators, mostly students from UCT, who give up Monday evenings to travel to various parts of the peninsula to provide comprehensive and constructive adjudication. Wilder was judged best speaker of the tournament and he and Mahe have been selected to contend for places in the Western Cape Provincial Team later this year. Speeches by the admin team, his secretary Marina Vucurevic and the music department followed before Mr Battenberg himself showed off his talent on the piano. The evening was a great success with a relaxed, witty-funny Hape reading extracts from his book and answering all questions from the audience. We would like to thank Sabine Weihe and Daniela Schleusener for introducing this initiative to our learners! The parents deserve a big thanks, as they made a commendable effort, providing food and beverages. After a second productive working phase, the morning was rounded off with letter noodle soup for all. Nicolas was able to report that our coffers are overflowing and that we will not need the financial help of our mother club in the events we are planning for next year. However, our quick - witted trio convinced the adjudicators that, if there were absolute freedom of speech, anarchy and mayhem would follow.
The co-operation of the Estate and Events Managers and their staff is also much appreciated. Accompanied by our learner Bettina Zidek on the flute he presented a self-composed jazz piece. The actor was supported by the students of the Grade 8 and 9 Drama Class, led by Mrs Engelhardt who met with Zorlu the previous day for an intensive theatre workshop.
We also want to thank Miss Bachmann and Mrs Singler who paddled as well to ensure that we would not disqualify from the Mixed Category due to a lack of girls. Special awards were presented by Rotary to the following for their dedication and commitment: Mila Newby, Ally Winkler, Nomzamo Tshuma and Katja Diedericks. The input of our trainer Aurelien is the motor behind this improvement and we hope that he realizes how much we appreciate this.
As parents we should research and be aware of every vaccine and the the disease being vaccinated for that our child will be exposed too and make informed decisions on which vaccines to choose.
Kyle, who has been an active life guard at the Lifesaving Club in Clifton for the last 3 years, didn’t hesitate to jump into the water.
Wir danken Dir!“ The afternoon was rounded off with a surprise gig from Hermann and Jenny Battenberg which was for many the highlight of the celebration. Luckily the man cooperated and he was quickly pulled out of the water with the help of Franziska and Mr Lange. That's a goal for now but of course I never want to stop improving or working to better myself. Many thanks for a wonderful entertaining evening, Hape, and a big thank-you to all organizers who made this event possible. If we can all come together and raise each other up rather than put each other down, more can be accomplished. We are extremely proud of the two of them; because of their fast actions they were able to save the man’s life!
More fulfillment in supporting one another than in trying to put others down to look better.
One day I looked in mirror and was disgusted with my appearance and knew also that as an athlete I could be doing so much better.
I see mostly positives in this industry though because it Is an industry where once someone commits and sees what it can give, it's all positive. I coach volleyball for a skills team and I used all of that money and birthday money and babysitting cash all for a gym membership, which I 100% pay for myself. I did it because I always wanted a gym membership because I love working out but never had any proper equip. I would always be using small dumbbells or filling bags with waterbottles or cans and lifting that. Also important that the majority understands we are all different and we all are working for a common goal so if we can all work together than more people can be involved and this nation can see the impact and importance of health and fitness.Christian Duque: What are some of your short and long-term goals? So,  I will play volleyball in college, I will study nutrition, I will be a certified personal trainer at 18 before I go to college, I will compete in a figure competition, I will be sponsored, I will have a career in the industry, I will fitness model, I will work hard to become a ring girl or any woman along the lines of sports like that, I will find success in being happy with my life, I will make a difference in others lives, I will be better everyday, I will motivate, Inspire, and support.
And then I found volleyball and it's my life and it's where my heart is and always will be 110%. Along with a page on Facebook to like.Just be looking for celestial_fit and Celeste Rains-Turk! For those curious, I've played every position but have been a setter for past few years and a Libero for varsity high school team.
Even those who I don't necessarily know yet but see around or see on social media, you all mean so much to me. I would never refer to as working for a healthier, more athletic, self confident me as being a sacrifice.
Are you trying to get stronger, do you train for intensity, or are you looking to create a certain look?
What's your mindset in there?Celeste Rains-Turk: I try to mix it up every few weeks because of the speed of which our body adapts to routine and will get used to it. I have been frustrated at times but I look at failure as a great great thing which I could talk about for days and won't.
I'm also super competitive and to be completely honest I try to compete with other people in the gym.
I compete with myself more than others but I always like to prove to myself that I can be better. Because I am convinced I want it more than anyone.Christian Duque: As far as cardio goes, to what extent do you incorporate this type of exercise into your daily, weekly routine? I love love love the stair stepper because for me it sustains and builds muscle while burning fat.
Sometimes I'll just go from stair stepper to Precor to elliptical to bike because I sometimes get SOOO bored on machines. Muscle confusion.Christian Duque: You clearly love to train and eat clean, but what has been the reaction from your friends and family? Do you find a lot of acceptance or more skepticism?Celeste Rains-Turk: My family is completely supportive. Sometimes I can tell it gets to them when I'm constantly eating something else rather than having whatever they are having for dinner.
And sometimes I can't participate in certain activities and what not but like I mentioned, not a sacrifice but a dream.
And I can't even tell you how many times I was criticized for it or people would not take the time to understand.
And I get a lot of questions from people for help or advice or saying I inspire and motivate them.
It's amazing and truly fulfilling to know that I'm positively affecting and influencing people around me. How much of this is genetics and how much of it do you attribute to hard work and diet?Celeste Rains-Turk: Thank you! That's a statement that can go both ways and I'm not one who likes to avoid an issue by blaming something like genetics.
Those are my decisions, my efforts, my control, I am doing that for myself and I would not give credit to genetics for anything that happens to my body. What are some products you absolutely must have in your arsenal and why?Celeste Rains-Turk: Absolutely need a multi vitamin to make up for nutrients and vitamins I lack in my everyday, back to back, meals. Whatever it may be, I think it depends on the person and we should all try different types and see which makes us feel the best in terms of rebuilding and restoring our muscles. But that is a MUST Have.A shock may be that I'm not one for pre-workouts, I've never felt any reaction from any pre-workout I've ever taken and for that reason I don't take any.
If that counts to some of you.My dad is supplement king and I think he takes something for everything that could be lacking in your diet.



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