On the surfing front, students from GLA are really standing tall. Ryan Lightfoot recently won the U14 division of the RUKA contest held at Point – Jeffreys Bay. This event was one of the big national contests and is a major achievement for Ryan. Ryan also placed 6th, finishing in the Semi-final in the Billabong event held at Magnas during the Winterfest. At the recently held SA Surfing Competion Arnold Vermaak came first in the u/16 division, Ryan Lightfoot came first in his division (u/14) with Timothy Shelver in second place. Coert Venter progressed to the semi-finals in the u/18 group. Timothy was also chosen as the most outstanding junior surfer by the Natal team at the awards ceremony. These learners made us extremely proud and we congratulate them.
Die onder 15 span, afgerig deur Mnr Charl Botha en Mnr Hanno Janse van Rensburg het reeds 3 van hulle 5 wedstryde hierdie jaar gewen, met spog uitslae teen skole soos PW Botha en Otto du Plessis. Die uitslae is as volg:
GLA 10 – 12 Paul Sauer Hoërskool
GLA 14 – 0 Knysna Hoërskool
GLA 29 – 7 Otto du Plessis Hoërskool
GLA 0 – 10 Mclaghlan Hoërskool
Tyrelle Hoskins, kaptein van die onder 15A span sê dat hy en die spelers uitsien na die volgende helfte van die seisoen en dat dit hoogtyd is dat GLA se Rugby ook nou voornemende studente begin trek.
The grade 11 drama students finally took to the road and headed off to Grahamstown to attend the annual Eastern Cape School’s festival.
The festival offers two jam-packed days of intense and varied arts experiences, non-competitive interactions with over 300 grade eleven learners and their teachers, representing schools from all over the Eastern Cape.