Inter-Taal-Net Schools Athletic Day: Randburg Whitewashes Competition
The first term is known throughout all schools as the athletic season, and Taal-Net schools are no different. The 3rd of March saw various Taal-Net branches descend upon the Germiston Stadium competition grounds; this year’s competitors included Kempton Park Christian School as well as Africa Union International (Midrand), who gave their all to win the 1st place trophy. Competing in various track events (discus, short put, high jump, and javelin), it was a day well spent with schools and parents cheering on the athletes.
An exciting addition to the precedings was the inclusion of the grade R and grade 1 sack races, ensuring the lower grades also had something to look forward to. The 10 competing schools wore different colours to represent their branches.
The new kid on the block, Taal-net Oasis (Soweto), in maroon, stunned the competitors by consistently placing in the track races, proving to be a force to be reckoned with. In the end, however, it was Turffontein in purple who were awarded 3rd, Kempton Park in yellow (the flagship branch) with 2nd, and Randburg in white who took the winners cup!
Sports Day 2023
13th Annual Arts Festival
The Arts Festival is the event to rival all events; it is where we celebrate the group of schools’ annual birthday while also showcasing the harvest of talent, brilliance, and growth in our own learners.
With the celebration of our culture and diversity at the forefront, learners are encouraged to put their creativity to the test and create items that are then rendered to a live in-person and online audience! Through the Arts Festival, our learners learn to develop a vision and see it through to completion. They are taught to be confident in who they are and work together in a group to achieve a common goal.
Categories include: poetry, traditional dance, township dance, drawing, arts and crafts, spelling, quizzes, etc.
Our learners had fun showcasing the fruits of the many hours they put in to present their talents and skill sets to us. In the end, it was Turffontein that took the winners’ cup, with Pretoria in 2nd place and Randburg in 3rd place. Congratulations to all who performed and participated; we’ll see you at the 14th Annual Arts Festival.
Matric Dance 2022
In the 12 years of learning in South Africa, there is one night every learner dreams about: the Matric Dance! The class of ’22 had the joy of celebrating their Matric year end at Cedarwood Sandton, where fellow Matric ’22 learner Praise Mtetwa was the Master of Ceremonies. The night of glitz and glam offered wisdom too, as the head boys and girls of our group of schools encouraged, advised, and laughed about the responsibility of being in Matric.
Group Founder and CEO Mr. J. Magidi was present, and he gave a compelling speech on the importance of providing education that develops solution-oriented individuals capable of bringing change on a global level.
After which, learners and staff had an opportunity to showcase their dance moves as they happily ate and danced the night away. This was a night to remember as our Matrics prepared for their final exams!