Melpark Athletics 2015

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On Friday 30th January we managed to avoid the threatening rain to hold our annual inter-house athletics meeting. The children all dressed in the colours of their respective houses sang loudly and cheered their teammates. The three houses continue our tree theme for the school and they are Jacaranda in blue, Willow in red, and Mopani in yellow. The loud singing, cheering and music livened up the neighbourhood.
This is what one neighbour Estie Morgan had to say, “Just want to say thank you for brightening up my day with the gorgeous music from the sports field! Hearing the children’s voices, their excitement brings a much needed warmth into my heart.”

Willow house was victorious with a whopping 302 points. The winning athletes will compete in the inter-school athletics on 5th March.

Soccer report

Since affiliating to the Johannesburg Primary Schools Football Association (JPSFA), soccer has grown to enviable standards at our school. Our boys train twice a week and play weekly fixtures against other schools. To date we boast excellent results on the soccer field and the values of sportsmanship and teamwork has become entrenched in the character of our young stars.

At school we host a very competitive annual tournament. This provides us with the platform to identify talent and hone the skills of our players.

We played against the German school on 6 May 2014 and the results were as follows:

U11 Melpark 4 German School 3

U14 Melpark 1 German School 0

U12 Melpark Had a bye

Geratilwe Galane, Sesethu Duba and Khaya Majola will represent the Gauteng North District at the very prestigious Discovery Soccer Festival

Jumping for Joy

Alexus Mayer, a 10 year old student at Melpark Primary School, has achieved a great feat in the school sporting community. After participating in field events for the first time, this girl has found great success.

In the recently concluded school athletics calendar, Alexus represented Melpark Primary School in many athletics meets. She currently has 12 medals from various events, including gold medals from interschool and intercluster competitions.

Because of her achievements, Alexus was chosen to participate in the Gauteng provincial athletics meet in Pretoria. She placed third in her age group for long jump.
From the 20th – 23rd March, Alexus travelled to Paarl in the Western Cape to take part in the School Athletic National Championship. She achieved a great honour by winning a bronze medal for Gauteng in long jump in her division. This extraordinary achievement has brought pride and honour, not only to Melpark Primary School, but to the province of Gauteng.

The Melpark Primary School family of students, teachers and the principal Mrs. Padayachee congratulate Alexus on her fantastic performance in athletics this year. We want to salute your bravery and determination, and wish you all the best in your future sporting endeavours.