Young Thespians light up the stage

It was drama, drama and then more drama at the recent opening leg of the Gauteng Regional Amateur Dramatics Series Festival. Trinityhouse Randpark Ridge High School was privileged to be a hosting school for this prestigious festival.

Audiences were wowed by the opening play and definitely were not disappointed by the ten plays which followed.

We were in a privileged position to enter two plays into the festival, “School Lockdown” and “Much Ado About Money” – both original scripts written by Aphiwe Gwiji, a Matric pupil in our school. The adjudicators were extremely impressed with both scripts and with how they played out on stage.

Visiting schools included Edenvale High School, Sutherland High School, Greenside High School, Jeppe Boys, Covenant College, Roosevelt High School and Benoni High School. The plays performed by each school were vastly different and the array of talent was staggering.

Our two plays fared extremely well and we were so proud of the nine Merit Awards for acting and twelve nominations for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Cameo (in each play), Best Set, Best Costume, Best Original Script (for both plays),Best Lighting and Best Sound which the two plays achieved.

Drama is really growing at our school and with every event staged, the passion to act is being ignited in more and more of our pupils. Long may this continue.

 

 

 

 

Written by: Andrea Dawson

20 SONGS for 20 YEARS! ARISE!

The Great Hall was alive with the sound of beautiful music and voices recently. This year is to be one of celebrations to mark our school’s 20th anniversary, and ARISE was the first of many events planned.

Both high school choirs, The Trinity Singers Mixed Choir and The Trinity Singers Girls Choir, entertained a packed hall for two hours, singing renditions of songs which have been significant in the school’s history. It really was a trip down Memory Lane.

The audience was delighted and truly moved by each heartwarming performance but was blown away by the massed choir performance – Carl Orff’s “O Fortuna”. What made the evening extra special was the fact that fifty past pupils, who had been members of the Trinity Singers, joined in for the massed choir performance. The result? A 160-strong choir, accompanied by a grand percussion ensemble. It was breathtaking and truly memorable.

What a privilege it is to be part of a school where the Arts is so celebrated.

Remembering a Hero-10/02/2017

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On Friday, 10th February 2017 as a part of a national initiative, we remembered the legendary Joost van der Westhuizen by wearing clothing representing South Africa. Our little gems proudly displayed their green and gold. Whilst many of our little ones weren’t born at the peak of Joosts’ rugby career, these little ones have taken the treasured memories passed down by family and have embraced the spirit of South African love and unity through sport.

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Celebrating the talent of our pupils

There is an abundance of talented pupils at Trinityhouse. Not only do our pupils excel in the academic arena, they also give their all in the sporting, cultural and service spheres, too. We are particularly proud of the Music Department which has grown immensely over the years and the level of excellence it produces is staggering. It is heartening to know that the interest in classical music is still very much alive, and growing, and our young musicians are an inspiration to us.

Once a week, at the Headmaster’s Assembly, the school is privileged to see and hear the very talented youngsters as they perform an item. Not only does this keep the spirit of music alive, but it also gives the musician the opportunity to perform in front of an audience. The faultless performances are a testimony to the excellent training which they receive from their music teachers.

Trinityhouse Pupils Light Up The Stage

What a successful event our annual Inter-house Plays Festival was. All three house plays were not only directed by Grade 11 pupils, but each group of directors wrote their own plays, too! The plays were outstanding. The directorial decisions were extremely mature and attention was paid to the smallest detail. From shannanigans and double crossing in an attorney’s office and terror experienced during a school lockdown to being transported to the land of the Disney characters, and being taught important moral lessons, the appreciative audience was wowed from the start to the final curtain. The adjudicator had great difficulty deciding on the winning play.

Top honours went to Wycliffe house but many of the actors and actresses were recognised for their contribution and talent through various Special Mentions, Cameo Role Awards and of course the recognition of actors and actresses in supporting and lead roles.

There is nothing more rewarding than watching our learners shine on stage.

"School Lockdown"
“School Lockdown”
“Till Death us do Part”
"I'll know when the time is right"
“I’ll know when the time is right”

Creativity is celebrated at Trinityhouse High School

The 2016 Photography Competition proved, once again, to be a great success. More than one hundred entries were received and the level of skill and creativity evident surpassed last year’s competition. Judging this year’s entries proved very difficult. Well done to all who entered. Your photographs were inspiring.

Third place - Alex Raxenides  Sheer Joy!
Third place – Alex Raxenides
Sheer Joy!
Second Place - Keegan Marais Majestic
Second Place – Keegan Marais
Majestic
First Place - Thomas Bryant Just Chillin'
First Place – Thomas Bryant
Just Chillin’

Heritage Day – Trinityhouse Heritage Hill Pre-Primary

Trinityhouse Heritage Hill Pre-Primary celebrated Heritage Day on the 24th of September 2016.

Heritage Day is a South-African holiday.  On this day, South Africans across the spectrum are encouraged to celebrate their culture and the diversity of their beliefs and traditions, in the wider context of a nation that belongs to all its people.

We absolutely loved all the beautiful cultures that were represented on the day.
Our Pre-Primary learners dressed up in their traditional clothes to celebrate their rich heritage.

Here are a few pictures of our children on the day.

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Angels Beckon – Trinity Singers’ tour to the United Kingdom

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Trinityhouse talent was shared with audiences across the ocean! Our tour choir, comprising forty-five high school pupils, led by their gifted conductor, Mr Riaan Vorster (a Deputy Principal at the school), embarked on a Cathedral Tour, aptly entitled “Angels Beckon”, to the United Kingdom. The choir was extremely well-received in Canterbury at the Canterbury Cathedral, at the Great St Mary’s Church in Cambridge, the St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh and the Southwark Cathedral in London. Not only were audiences blessed by the most beautiful voices and harmonies but also by the inspiring and comforting words of each carefully-selected piece in the choir’s repertoire. Our learners were fortunate to experience the wonders of a different world too and, no doubt for many of them, their horizons have been broadened as a result of this amazing opportunity.