Interact

community service

community service

Last Friday the Interact committee, Mercedes Smith and Jodi West, and I had the privilege to visit Sinethemba Special Care Centre in Masiphumelele.  Sinethemba Special Care Centre is a day care centre in Masiphumelele, providing care for children with severe and profound special needs. We delivered sweet parcels that were made up by the learners of Silvermine Academy on Mandela day.[Read More…]

by August 7, 2013 Interact, Life Orientation
awesome sculptures made from food cans

awesome sculptures made from food cans

Through the Art South Africa Facebook page, I followed a link to a very interesting website called Inhabitat. On this website we find a perfect combination of art and community service. In New York City a canned food architecture event, Canstruction, is celebrating its 20th edition.  This annual competition features stacked can sculptures by architecture, design and engineering firms as well as[Read More…]

by February 5, 2013 Interact, Visual Art
next meeting

next meeting

Slowly, but surely everything gets going again. Our first Interact meeting for 2013 will take place next week Wednesday, 6 February, straight after school, in the Art Room.  After a slow start last year, we hope to be really active this year. All Grade 10’s to 12’s are welcome to join us.  Please bring your enthusiasm, brilliant ideas and energy.[Read More…]

by January 30, 2013 Interact
Interact birthday

Interact birthday

On Tuesday night our Interact committee had the privilege to experience a real Rotary meeting.  Tuesday 6th November marks the 50th anniversary of Interact.  Rotary Club of Cape of Good Hope celebrated this at their meeting that evening and me, along with a few of the office bearers, were invited by Mr Richard Parsons, to join them that evening as their guests.    The club met[Read More…]

by November 7, 2012 Interact
dragon boat races

dragon boat races

On Saturday 27th October the Rotary Club, Cape of Good Hope, had its main fund-raising effort, the Dragon Boat Regatta, at the Imperial Yacht Club at Zandvlei. Our Interacters were asked to supervise a jumping castle which was made available for the young spectators who attended the day with their parents.  I am pretty sure that none of the Interacters quite[Read More…]

by October 31, 2012 Interact
interact conference

interact conference

On Saturday morning I joined a few of our Interacters at an inter-club conference.  What a wonderful privilege.  A 100 plus teenagers came together voluntarily on a Saturday morning at 8h00 at the beginning of a long weekend with the sole purpose of discussing how they could serve the community. We learnt a lot, made valuable contacts and had a lot[Read More…]

by September 25, 2012 Interact
Interact gets started

Interact gets started

We have launched our Interact club at the beginning of this term with a group of 15 very keen and enthusiastic learners.  The group has now met twice and came up with some ideas. We are starting off with a few small ongoing projects: recycling – we would like to create a recycling awarenes in our school community.  Each class will[Read More…]

by August 7, 2012 Interact