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Hattie Headlines June 2019

A4 Term 2 Flipbook

H ttie Headlines

MR AND MS HATTIE - 2019 By Alrick Erasmus

Beauty pageants promote self-
worth, a positive self-image,
and most significantly, it is a celebra-
tion of confidence in oneself. This has
been HTS Bellville’s first Mr and Ms
Hattie event in a few years, and its
return was nothing short of spectacular.
The atmosphere created by the
anticipation of the audience, the
enthusiasm of the contestants, and
the shared belief that the night
held much fortune, contributed to
the making of a Mr and Ms Hattie
event to be remembered for years
to come.

The competition consisted of From left to right: Pamela Julies, Carli Adams, Keasha Fortuin, Evile Shuba, Mark
three rounds and a panel of judges Sauls and Charl Bailey
determined which contestants would
be crowned Queen and King of the Wisne Fortuin and Liam Williams. than later, the finalists were
night. Round one was the introductory revealed. What had started as
stage in which the models were The band, Q4, performed at the a prestigious night, slowly trans-
given the chance to show off event and had their own take on formed into a dire need for the
their character and make a how to entertain a crowd. Despite it news that the second prince was
good first impression. In Round being somewhat unorthodox, they Charl Bailey, the first prince was
two, titled The Grammys, the preferred to do a karaoke styled Mark Sauls and the King was our
contestants were dressed as performance in order to get the very own head boy, Evile Shuba;
celebrities who have attended the audience involved, the result of this the second princess was Pamela
Grammy Awards. Round three was being everybody’s spirits were lifted Julies, the first princess was Carli
themed Formal and the contestants and we could enjoy the main event Adams, and the Queen of the night
stunned the judges and audience which commenced soon after their was Keasha Fortuin.
with their formal wear, making time on stage.
known their keen sense of styles. This honoured event promoted a
Tensions grew as the judges de- very important aspect in life, not
Nowforthecontestants whoblessed cided who were to be the Top 10 being afraid of living. Congratulations
the audience with their presence finalists. The surprised contestants to our very worthy contestants –
and became ambassadors of what then had to answer a few questions may your journey as true Hattie
will forever be referred to as one of so the judges could make a more
the most prestigious occasions on informed decision about who they ambassadors be fruitful.
BHTS’s yearly planner. The contestants believed were worthy of the titles,
competed in pairs and included: King and Queen. The blissful con-
Jordan Vermeulen and Orin testants answered with the intent
Van Graan, Keasha Fortuin and on showing the judges their mind-
Isheanesu Mafafo, Pamela Julies set and personality were worthy of
and Aidan Scheepers, Caitlin April the crown.
and Mark Sauls, Carli Adams and
Matthew Fortuin, Tamara Andrews The judges were left with a tough
and Evile Shuba, Megan Charles choice to make. But sooner rather
and Rynell Blick, Anastacia
Fitz and Jordan Ncube, Kelsey
Davids and Charl Bailey, and

Hattie Headlines

From the Hattie Star
Editor’s Desk

We have success- increase in popularity This term our Hattie to qualify to participate
fully made it and there are already Star proved himself in the Grade 9 Spelling
through another term a couple of videos to be very worthy of his Bee (in order to qualify
and what a fantastic anyone can check out he had to obtain full
term it has been. We on YouTube. title. Esethu Phithi par- marks for four spelling
hosted our very first Mr tests written during
and Ms Hattie event The Matric Day is a ticipated in numerous English class). Esethu won
in ages and it’s fair to long awaited occasion extracurricular activities the Grade 9 Spelling
say that its return could for all Hattie students and his exceptional per- Bee for a consecutive
turn a new leaf for our and if you want to formance in multiple year (he was also the
school as it promotes know more, there’s areas made him rise grade 8 winner last year).
self-worth and self- an article about that. above his fellow Hatties. Well done Esethu, you
confidence. are a bright Hattie star
Seemingly, the Grade Esethu is a diligent and we are immensely
Pod Radio has grown 9’s has had a great Hattie choir member, proud of you!
term: there has been an aspiring poet - part
quite substantially a spelling bee for their of the Hattie Poetry
wordsmiths, and an art club. Furthermore, he
since its initiation at our expedition for the participated in various
curious-minded. Pod Radio podcasts
school and has become during the term and
Hattie Helpline has various teachers nomi-
a promising resource advice for any victim nated him as a Hattie
of bullying, the responses Achiever for his out-
as the hosts invite have been carefully standing drawing skills
curatedandcouldquite in technology and
possibly change your visual arts throughout
situation for the better. the term.

This term has been To top all these achieve-
the dawn of exciting ments, he was also one
ventures for Bellville of only two 9E1 learners
Technical High School,
students to discuss a and I can’t wait to
see what our future
wide range of topics has in store for us.

such as interviews with Alrick

the BTHS Dragons, first

rugby team, to Anger

Management and Anti-

Bullying Campaigns. The

launch of Pod Video

has also seen a marked

Some of Esethu‘s drawings

Hattie Academics


On the 4th of May, a few of the assessed by professional engineers This year our teams climbed the lea-
BTHS learners participated in a before each group tests the strengths der board, but in the end Brackenfell
competition at Canal Walk sponsored of their bridges on stage in front of all High’s Grade 11 team won with an

by numerous companies in the civil the shoppers in Canal Walk. arch bridge that could carry 373kg.

engineering industry. Our Grade 11 group consisted of This contest aims to promote the in-
Emilio Roos, Kian Matthee and Cole terest in Civil Engineering amongst
Learners represented their schools Phillips, and the members of the learners and instills a passion in
in teams of three and had five hours Grade 12 group were, Nigel Hawker, individuals whom can pave a better
to build a miniature bridge that can
support a load. The products are then Angelo Maloy and Alrick Erasmus. future for South Africa and the world.

2 Hattie Headlines June 2019


We had our annual grade 9 are extremely proud of your out- Esethu Phithi & Ms N Petersen
Spelling bee on Friday, 17 standing achievement and hard (organiser)
May 2019, at 19:00 in our school work!
hall. In order for learners to qualify
to participate in the spelling bee The winners won laptop bags, filled
they had to write four spelling tests with goodies such as earphones,
throughout the term in which they diaries, power banks, etc. Each of
had to obtain full marks. the contestants also received a
goodie prize, based on the position
We had eight contestants com- in which they were eliminated from
peting for the floating trophy. The the competition.
contestants went through four dif-
ferent rounds, some being elimi- A warm Hattie thank you to all our
nated until Esethu Pithi (9E1) and sponsors: PNA Tygervalley; Juta;
Chulumanco Fikizolo (9E6) made Protea bookshop;
it through to the ‘Sudden Death’ Spectra Stationery
round - they were asked to spell and Van Schaik
words they had not been given to bookstore - which
prepare for the competition. provided us with
some great prizes.
Esethu Phithi (9E1) won for the se- Thank you for as-
cond consecutive year! Chuluman- sisting in building
co Fikizolo (9e6) was the runner up our learners’ fu-
and in third place, O’Ryan Benja- ture!
min (9E6). Congratulations guys, we
Gr 9 Spelling Bee contestants


By Zayaan Ryland and
Valmarie Hendricks

The grade 9’s got the garden. It was not
the opportunity to just plain mannequins,
visit the Tygerberg Art there were a few that
School this term. The had artworks on them.
bus departed at 8am
and the learners were The lecturers were
super excited for the very welcoming and
excursion. taught us a lot. The trip
helped us to be more
The learners were creative and show off
amazed by the beauti- our true art skills. We
ful artwork which was also gained knowledge
done by learners who on different art tech-
attend the Tygerberg niques and the do’s and
Art School on a regu- don’ts of art. It was a
lar basis. Our personal great opportunity and
favourite was the man- we truly enjoyed the ex-
nequins they used in perience a lot.

June 2019 Hattie Headlines 3

MATRIC DAY 2019 By Alrick Erasmus


The Matric Day, dedicated to a day with classmates whom we enjoying each other’s company.
our seniors who are granted have come to love over the past
the opportunity to spend a fun four years. The weather was warm We could only thank our fan-
day out in the sun with their fel- and feelings were high as we jour- tastic grade heads, Mrs Lourens
low classmates. A day in our high neyed to the day camp; and as and Mr Nel, for their contributions
school career when we are not soon as we got there, a sigh of towards our awesome day out.
obliged to conform to strict rules, relief fell upon many faces as we The matric day was, yet again, a
other than one – and that is to en- realised that this was going to be day blessed with happiness and
joy ourselves and celebrate our a good day, one filled with relaxa- friendship, and a day everyone
last year together in a beautiful, tion and enthusiasm. We swam in needs before tackling the tough
peaceful setting. a pool with water sparkling clear, Matric year ahead.
eating from our delectable pic-
The destination was Bergrivier nics, playing games, all the while
Resort, a pleasant place to enjoy


4 Hattie Headlines June 2019


HATTIE POETS By Megan Charles

Between the material We are halfway through the year and another suc-
cessful blood drive has passed. We had a total of
By Ryaan Jack – Grade 10 92 learners and staff members donating blood to save
lives. Unfortunately, not as much as previous terms, due
Our playfulness is destructive to Ramadan and the upcoming exams. We are yet very
but gentle on our minds grateful for those who donated.
stamina is running thin
but our love keeps us going Advantages of donating blood:
like a sailor that won’t stop rowing, • Donating blood helps our bodies to deve-
movements fluent as honey
sweet and addictive lop new blood;
The beginning is just a warmup • Donating blood can reduce harmful iron
The desire in your eyes got me tensed up
switching sides are like our arguments stores;
that lead to moments like these • Reveal potential health problems;
where I gladly aim to please. • Helps your liver stay healthy;
• Helps to improve your mental mind.

We encourage all Hatties to come and donate blood
next term as the battle of the blood donners between
BTHS and De Kuilen High School continues. Every blood
donner is a hero.

POD RADIO – your opinion matters!
By Megan Charles

We have come to the end anti-bullying campaign at school Please tune in to Pod Radio at
of the second term and they shared some advice on how to listen to
some amazing topics were to deal with bullies and in our these amazing discussions and tips.
discussed by our students, podcast on how to reduce exam
teachers, counsellors and hosts. anxiety andstressthey
also weighed in and
We’ve interviewed the HATTIE advised Hatties how
DRAGONS – first rugby team to cope with stress
during a Pod Video recording. during exams.
We appreciate the willingness
and participation of our first rugby We also congratu-
team players during the video. lated the winners
of the Mr and Ms
We would like to thank our Hattie contest for
school counsellors for their being good ambas-
participation, input and advice to sadors for our school,
all our fellow Hatties. Especially on they showed great
our topics about Anger manage- enthusiasm during our
ment, where they shared some interview.
advice on how to deal with anger
issues; In our podcast about the

June 2019 Hattie Headlines 5

Hattie Helpline Questions for Hattie Helpline
can be handed in at A14.

Questions can be anonymous.

Question / Scenario Dear Hattie, recommend that you report
this to your register teacher (or
I don’t want to come to school any- The first thing to understand is any other teacher you might
more - every day I arrive at school it is that you are not responsible trust) so that he/she can refer
torture for me. I am a victim of one of for what is happening to you. you to the school counsellors.
our school’s biggest bullies. Not only You are the victim. The best
does he bully me physically by kicking way to handle this situation in Our school counsellors are
and punching me, he also bullies me the future is to report the mat- fully qualified and experi-
on social media platforms, spreading ter to a teacher/grownup you enced and will handle your si-
false rumours about me. I don’t want trust. You can even report the tuation with the utmost profes-
to be targeted even more if I speak bully anonymously by writing sionalism and everything you
up about his identity that is why I your teacher/grownup you tell them will be confidential.
remained silent so far. What can I do trust a letter. That way your They will be able to support
to improve my situation? identity will be protected. you on your journey further.

- Anonymous If you struggle communica- Remember for as long as you
ting this to someone or need keep quiet about this situation
someone to talk to, the school you give the bully power over
has qualified people that you. Break the silence and
can help you in any situation. speak up. It is the only way
In your best interest, I would your situation will improve.

Fun-tivities SODUKO



6 June 2019


Our U14 rugby team winning all our matches for the Awarm Hat- ties in the CBD,
remained unbeaten this season. tie thank you Milnerton, Parow,
term. The boys played 12 games and a big shout Bellville, Stikland,
and remained victorious in all The U14 boys gave new mea- out to Sujean Brackenfell, Sax-
of their matches. They scored ning to their slogan: ‘The Property Invest- onburg, Black-
more than 500 points and got harder you hit, the less it hurts’ ment who spon- heath and Tyger
less than 50 points against – hitting their opponents hard sored our U14 Valley. They have
them. throughout the season. I am rugby boys with Industrial, Office,
very proud of the team and their rugby shorts Retail, Residen-
Our top tries scorers: am excited to see what the and jerseys for cial and Storage
• Matthew Hendricks – 15 rest of our season will have in the year! premises to let.
• Gladewyne Magala – 14 store for us.
• Jean Snyers – 10 Sujean Property
Well done boys! Investments is a
It seems as if we are well on our specialist pro-
way making Hatties history – Regards perty investment
and develop-
Coach Beukes ment company.
Their portfolio
HATTIE NETBALL extends from For information
the Cape Town on available
city centre to So- premises please
merset West and call Sean Mallach
includes proper-
on 082 854 2996.

Thank you for

investing in our

Hattie boys’

dreams! You are

making a diffe-



June 2019 Hattie Headlines 7

Hattie Sport

BTHS DRAGONS – First Rugby team

My team and I kicked off our season at a pre- where we prepared our bodies and
season rugby tournament with a historical minds for the upcoming 2019 rugby
unbeaten record at the Tony Stoops Rugby Festival season with the help of excellent
winning three out of three games. coaches such as our head coach, Mr van
Wyk and forwards coach/team manager
We trained really hard during the pre-season Mr Human. We pride ourselves on hard work,
at Perfect Health at Soneike mall (our gym sponsor) honesty, humility, being the difference and
discipline not just on the field but off the field too.

Representing our school is an honour and
privilege every time we step out on the field.
We don’t play for the number on our backs but
the badge on the front of the jersey, playing as
one for one purpose.

We are looking forward to continue our
winning record and making history during the
remaining season.

1st XV Captain

Kyle Arendse

Our Hattie boys, Keyvin participated in the Boys U15
Praal, Jadon De category and ended 33 in
Wee and Owen Booysen this group. Well done Hatties
we are proud of you and
participated in several Cross look forward to see you per-
forming further next term.
country races through-

out the term. At the race

at Bernardino

Heights on

Tuesday, 7 May

2019, Jadon

and Owen par-

ticipated in the

boys’ U16 cate-

gory and won a

third and eighth

place respec-

tively and Keyvin

Alrick Erasmus (Gr 12) Editor Hattie Headlines Editorial Team 2019
Megan Charles (Gr 12) Mr Beukes: U14 Rugby Coach
Valmarie Hendricks (Gr 9) Ms Africa: Articles/Content planner
Zayaan Ryland (Gr 9) Ms Du Plessis: Editing & Proofreading
Ryaan Jack (Gr 10) Ms Lourens: Articles/Content planner
Kyle Arendse (Gr 12) Ms Stark: Articles/Layout
Ms Geldenhuys: Photos

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