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Debating GDL

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Over the weekend, our junior debating teams went head to head in the semi-final round with the contentious debate: This House Would Legalise the Sale of Rhino Horn , ultimately sending Brescia Green through to the finals where they debated whether or not individuals with business interests should hold executive government positions. Meagan was awar...
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Honours Blazer

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Once again the term ended on a high note with two girls receiving the prestigious Honours Blazer. Martene Michael is a wonderful ambassador for Brescia House School. Her excellent academic record spans her entire school career. Eloquent and well-spoken, she has demonstrated her public-speaking skills at countless events and competitions. She is a g...
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Inter-House Winter Sports

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On Thursday 3 rd August the high school held their inter-house winter sports day. We started with netball, followed by hockey. During the break the girls enjoyed some informal inter-house dancing and war cry competitions. The day ended with some very entertaining soccer matches. ​ File Name: INTER-HOUSE-WINTER-SPORT-2017-Results File Size: 12 kb Do...
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Ursuline Conference 2017

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It has been a busy week for our Ursuline Conference delegates so far. Tuesday started with a panel discussion about the challenges of reconciliation, justice and peace in education. This was followed by a trip to Constitution Hill where delegates were addressed by Sr Maureen Welch. Sr Maureen's talk focussed on 'Listening to the Signs of the Times ...
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Broadening our minds

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It was a fun day of extension yesterday as our High School girls went on different outings. The grade 7s went to the Walter Sisulu gardens while the grade 8s enjoyed exploring the inner city of Johannesburg including a tour of the SAB premises. The grade 9s visited Constitution Hill and the grade 10s took in the sights of the Voortrekker Monument. ...
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World Championships of Performing Arts

Congratulations goes to Jade Lavarone. Jade recently went to LA, to participate in the World Championships of Performing Arts. She brought home 1 High Gold for being in the top 3 dance groups out of 63 countries and performed in the final showcase. Jade was also awarded 2 Gold medals and 2 silver medals. In addition to this, she won a 30 day unlimi...
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SACEE Debating

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On Saturday, the SACEE debating break rounds took place at St David's. The senior team did a fantastic job, winning their quarterfinal debate and knocking out the reigning champions, St David's. Unfortunately, they were knocked out in the semi-finals, narrowly losing to Roedean. Nikita Lledo was ranked 3 rd out of all senior speakers at SACEE debat...
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Welcome to all our Ursuline delegates

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Yesterday saw the first day of our Global Ursuline Conference. Delegates from around the world were welcomed during a special mass, highlighted with beautiful singing and music. Bishop Kevin Dowling later addressed the delegates on 'Working in the Service of Justice, Reconciliation and Peace', after which Judith Wimberg, Executive Director of the U...
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JUL
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Ursuline Education Conference 2017

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We look forward to welcoming all our local and international delegates to the 2017 Ursuline Education Conference next week. If you happen to be passing the St Ursula's Resource Centre, look out for the signpost showcasing the distance and direction to some of our Ursuline sister schools across the globe. ​
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JUL
27

Thank you from Topsy Foundation

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27

Thank you from Childline SA

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Dear Liz and the Brescia House Children, Staff & Parents Wow, what an amazingly beautiful creation made in the spirit of Madiba. We give thanks for his life and the miracle he helped to create in South Africa. We are so privileged to the recipients of a part of this creation of Brescia House – thank you for passing this love onto our children a...
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JUL
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Brescia Alumnae receives Borealis Poster Award

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Congratulations to Nonkululeko Radebe (Matric 2011) who was a recipient of the prestigious Borealis Poster Award at an international conference on polymer analysis and characterization (ISPAC 2017) which took place in Linz, Austria, recently. What an outstanding achievement!  Nonkululeko plans to complete her MSc thesis by the end of the ...
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FINA World Championships

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Congratulations to Nicole Gillis (Matric 2013) on her excellent diving results at the recent FINA World Championships in Budapest: Nicole came 18 th out of 42 women in the world on the 1m springboard, missing the final by only 5 points She and her partner, Micaela Bouter, came 14 th in the 3m synchro, but unfortunately did not make the final. They ...
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Secret Scarf Campaign

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This morning we hung knitted scarves that the school received from staff and parents, along the perimeter of our school. The intention was that ANYONE may help themselves to one of these scarves – whomever feels they have a need. The scarves came with a little label that read: "I AM NOT LOST. IF YOU ARE COLD AND NEED ME, PLEASE TAKE ME. LOVE, 67 Bl...
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17

Cold Days Warm Hearts

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Some of our staff and pupils spent the early hours of this morning yarn-bombing the school atrium. Yarn bombing – also known as urban knitting – is a form of street art and is something that happens all around the world. Nothing is made in one piece – it is all glued or sewn together in individual bits. Depending on how things are put together...
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Grade 7 Maths

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The Grade 7 girls did an online investigation to make some sense (and some nonsense) of percentages. Some very healthy debates ensued.
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Applications Olympiad

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The Applications Olympiad is an annual contest of two rounds at schools in the second term, followed by a one-day Final in the winter school holiday. Although it is based on the school subject Computer Applications Technology (CAT) it introduces new elements each year, such as pivot tables (2016) and dashboards (2017). Computer Olympiad manager, Mi...
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JUL
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De Beers English Olympiad

The De Beers English Olympiad is an English competition that draws over 8000 entries each year from around South Africa and its neighbouring countries. The competition is open to all learners in Grades 10, 11 and 12. In preparation for the 3-hour open-book examination, participants are required to study an anthology of selected excerpts of literatu...
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Judo

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Jada Kruger competed in the SA Judo Open Championships that took place in Bloemfontein at the University of the Free State over the past week. Jada fought individuals on Wednesday and won a Gold Medal. On Thursday she fought in the team fights for Central Gauteng; the team won a Silver Medal. Well done Jada!
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Trashion Show 2017

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The grade 9 girls delighted the school with their 2017 collection at the 'Trashion hits the Green Carpet' show today. As part of Design and Technology, the girls had to create outfits entirely out of recyclable material. ​
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PO Box 67019, Bryanston 2021
South Africa

Main Entrance
14 Sloane Street, Bryanston

Pytchley Carpark
7 Pytchley Road, Bryanston

Grade R Carpark
7 Pytchley Road, Bryanston

Coordinates: -26.045496, 28.015609

School Switchboard: +27 (0)11 706 7404

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