Carter High goes International
Carter High School’s Head Girl, Cecilia W’emedi, and Deputy Head Girl of the KZN Midlands Youth Choir, Sinethemba Lwazi Mkhize, both members of the KZN Midlands Youth Choir, jetted off to Magdeburg, Germany, to compete in the ‘Grand Prix of Nations’ which featured over one hundred registered choirs from countries such as Germany, Great Britain, Latvia, Turkey, Brazil, New Zealand, China and the USA . This was a prestigious event and only the top choirs in the world were invited to compete.
Cecilia and Sinethemba were selected to join the KZN Midlands Youth Choir after being recognised for their amazing singing voices. They endured many many hours of preparation and fundraising to be afforded the opportunity to compete internationally.
The Choir competed in various categories throughout the competition and were victorious when they took the gold medal for Folk Law and two silver medals for their other two magnificent performances.
Cecilia described her experience as a once in a life time opportunity and thanked the KZN Midlands Youth Choir for making her dreams come true. She also wanted to thank Mrs Jenny Kirn, the Choir Mistress at Carter High, for her guidance and support. Without her teachings, this trip would not have been made possible.
On behalf of Carter High School we would like to congratulate these fine ambassadors on their achievements and wish them well for their future endeavours.
(Photo left to right: Cecilia W’emedi Deputy Head Girl –KZN Midlands Youth Choir and Head Girl at Carter High; Saskia Grobler – Head Girl KZN Midlands Youth Choir and prefect at Voortrekker High School; The Mayor of Magedburg, Dr Lutz Trümper; Van Wyk Venter, Head Boy of KZN Midlands Youth Choir from Michealhouse and Mangaliso Mhlongo, Deputy Head Boy of KZN Midlands Youth Choir from Maritzburg College.)
Carter KFC Allstar Cheerleaders National Ambassadors
During the July school holidays the Carter KFC Allstar Cheerleaders competed against the top fourteen schools in the country at the National Championships held at the Tempe Military Base in Bloemfontein.
The squad that progressed to Nationals consisted of twenty-four girls who had only five months to learn, prepare and compete provincially in order to qualify for Nationals. After long hours of training and choreographing, the team set off to Bloemfontein to compete against the top schools in the country. Although they were not placed in the top five, they thoroughly enjoyed the experience of competing on a National level and represented the school and province with both pride and honour.
On behalf of squad we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to our main sponsor, Mr Chris Prinsloo from KFC, for his generosity and support. We would also like to thank Mrs Shange for her big-hearted sponsorship, Two Cousins Guest Farm for their amazing food and hospitality, Megan Baldrey from Cotton Colours who spent hours perfecting the girl’s uniforms, Maharaj’s Coaches, Mrs Sonelle Schoeman for accompanying us on the trip, and a special thank you to the parents for their support and enthusiasm.
Auditions for new members take place this term in preparations for Nationals in Gauteng next year. Last, but certainly not least, congratulations to all of the CHS Cheerleaders on their outstanding performance and we look forward to an even better Nationals next year.
Carter KFC Allstar Cheerleaders - Nationals 2015
Daniel Kilyobo, a grade nine boy at Carter High School, is an avid book reader who is always on the prowl for a good read. Since Daniel joined the Carter family last year he has read over three hundred books from the school Library. He also frequents the Bessie Head Library in town regularly.
We encourage Daniel to inspire more young Carter minds to pick up a book and use their imaginations.
Colin off to Oxford
Nhlakanipho Colin Mkhize (Class of 2008) graduated on the 10th of April 2015 with his Master of Science in Chemistry degree summa cum laude. Colin said it was a truly humbling experience when he was called onto the stage to be capped and hooded. An immense amount of hard work and dedication went into obtaining his qualification and could not have been done without the support of his mom. The crowning moment for Colin was that his mother was able to be at his graduation.
Colin has received confirmation that he has been accepted as a Rhodes Scholar and will be studying further at Oxford University in the United Kingdom in September 2015.
Colin is a true inspiration to all our learners and wish him well as he embarks on a new chapter in his life.
This story and more featured in The Witness on Wednesday, 27 May 2015
Carter’s Table Tennis Champs off to Cape Town
The growing demand for table tennis has resulted the Principal and the Management Team taking the decision to introduce table tennis into the sports programme as of the second term. Our three table tennis champs are thrilled to learn that they can now play their favourite sport at Carter. These three Carterian’s, Mishay Maharaj, Ethan Govender and Kiav Naidoo will be jetting off to Cape Town from the 26th of June until the 5th of July 2015 to participate in the South African Junior Table Tennis Championships.
We wish these boys the best of luck and look forward to future table tennis champs at Carter.