The Technology Olympiad is an annual competition run in South Africa on national scale. In 2008 Domino Servite School won the national competition! Congratulations to Nkululeko Hlophe, Mxolisi Mbuthuma , Sakhile Radebe and their mentor Mr van Straten.
The requirements for the 2008 Technology Olympiad were to design, build and test a self-propelled earthmoving machine which could move plaster sand between two points across a flat horizontal surface three meters apart.
The community gathered for a joyful Carols by Candlelight evening hosted by Domino Servite School. The school hall was decked out in beautiful Christmas décor. The programme included a number of choral items which were performed by the Youth and CCE choirs. While holding candles the whole school choir sang a carol. This added to the warm Christmas atmosphere in the hall. A highlight of the evening was the performance by Johannes Wunderlich who played two carols on his piano accordion. Young and old joined in the congregational carols.
Miss M Vosloo
The National Creative Arts Youth Festival offers a Life Skills Competition where learners can showcase their abilities in different types of public speaking. There are a number of different categories in which learners can compete i.e. Public Speaking, Poetry Speaking, Story-telling, Choral Verse among others. This year we had a record number of entries for the 20 May competition. A large number of senior learners bravely entered the Public Speaking category. This involved the presentation of a formal speech of about 5 minutes on a selected topic such as ‘Ubuntu'. Domino Servite learners excelled. Thato Mosebi (Gr 12), Stephan Botes (Gr 11), Zanele Sithole (Gr 10) and Nelile Dladla (Gr 9) came first in their grades. Poetry Speaking had the largest number of entries. Learners could recite a poem from the selection given or one of their choice. There were some very creative presentations. Eight learners achieved first position in their grade in this category i.e.Anneli Sishange (Gr 12), Snenhlanhla Mkhwanazi (Gr 9) tied with Bongiwe Mhlongo (Gr 9), Thlolo Mosebi (Gr 8), Gabrielle Huber (Gr 7), Madeli Marloth (Gr 6), Heinrich Marloth (Gr 4), Timothy Thiem (Gr 1). The story-telling category is rather challenging. To tell a story in an interesting manner without getting the facts mixed up, is no small feat, especially when one is being judged. Thato Mosebi (Gr 12), Thandeka Cibane (Gr 11) and Bongiwe Mhlongo (Gr 9) achieved first position in their grades.
Thato Mosebi and Bongiwe Mhlongo deserve to be congratulated. Both achieved two first positions in this competition. Thato achieved first position in the Public Speaking and Story-telling categories and Bongiwe, in the Poetry Speaking and Story-telling categories.
Mrs E Gouws
The KZNSCA Provincial tournament took place on 5 September. Three weeks before the tournament the players underwent intensive training sessions conducted by Miss Elfrieda Fleischmann. It was a most enjoyable and profitable experience for everyone. Twenty two learners participated in the provincial tournament and they all fared very well. Six medals were won by players from Domino. Gabriel Khwela, Timothy Olsen and Iliya Matveyuk won gold medals. Cornelis Grobler, a silver and Jonas Graf and Micah Khoza won bronze medals. The medal winners, as well as a number of other players were selected to represent KZN at the SACSSA National Chess Tournament that took place in Boksburg on 17 & 18 October. Cornelis Grobler came first in the under 21 category. Iliya Matveyuk came third in the under 12 category. The following learners came in the top ten in their different age groups: Jonas Graf, Gabriel Maphanga, Khauhelo Nkala and Timothy Olsen. Some players have been invited to participate in two International tournaments in 2009.
Mrs L Marloth
EXPO FOR YOUNG SCIENTISTS
Bronze Merit Awards Joshua Cele, Gabrielle Huber, Anja Joosten, Jabulani Luthuli, Jonathan Lopes, Madeli Marloth, Timothy Olsen, Maria Pop, Esther Pop, Daniel Rice
Half Colours Engela Basson, Nontokozo Buthelezi, Gabriel Khwela, Gcinile Mhlongo, Mary Tselane
Full Colours Louis Geldenhuys, Cornelis Grobler, Simiso Ngubane, Benjamin Schneider
Bronze Merit Award Timothy Olsen
Half Colours Cornelis Grobler, Priscilla Husslig, Micah Khoza, Gabriel Khwela, Simphiwe Mkhwanazi, Mthetho Ngubane, Snothi Ngubane, Bonumusa Nkala, Khauhelo Nkala, Dorcas Maphanga, Mpume Mthethwa