Grade 6 student Chanell Botha recently took part in the Roodepoort Arts Festival and she received first places for both her solos. She also received a special award and the most promising novice/pre-amateur Ballet Bursary. Chanel has been doing ballet since she was 4 years old and dances almost everywhere she goes. Chanell is looking forward to her first pair of pointe shoes that she will start to dance in next year which is a big step in any ballerinas career. We are so proud of you Chanell and all your achievements!
Trinityhouse’s Chanell Twirls to Top Ballerina in West Rand
The weather is warming up, the flowers are blooming and spring hats are the spring accessory of choice at the Pre-Primary School. To celebrate the spring season, each child made their own hat in class which were on full display during our Spring Hat Parade. The kids shrieked with joy and they pranced around the school in their own magical creations. While colours popped, many chose sparkles, feathers and even paint to make their own design unique. To end the day, each child was treated to a yummy ice cream treat. Hooray for Spring!
The Pre-School recently put on their annual play production called, “A Musical Journey through the Decades.” Our talented pupils sang and danced their way into the audience’s hearts with their routines and amazing costumes. The audience sang along as our stars shined musically. From the 1950’s to today’s pop culture, music was on everyone’s lips as we watched an amazing production unfold before our eyes. Thank you for all the hard work our Pre-Primary pupils and staff worked to make the show a success.
The Preparatory School Foundation Phase took us on a colourful journey through the different provinces of South Africa. The vibrant production was a cultural clash of song, dance and the unique spirit that makes us Proudly South African! What a fantastic display of cultural diversity by some amazing pupils in our school. A very special thanks to our music department and all the parents and staff that worked so hard to produce a South African masterpiece!
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
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.
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.