Brettonwood celebrates 50 years

BRETTONWOOD High School celebrated its 50th anniversary reunion dinner recently.

The dinner was attended by 150 past pupils and teachers. The school was established in 1966 and served the predominantly working class community of Umbilo. The school has a proud history of diversity, academic attainment and a values-based ethos.

Brettonwood has proven to be a school which embraces cultural diversity as it was the first high school in Durban to implement transformation. In 1974 the first girls walked through the gates and in 1991 the school took a stand against segregation by enrolling equal numbers of white learners and learners from other race groups.

Brettonwood’s motto is “Audacior” meaning “daring”. This is apt for Brettonwood as the school has always aimed to produce learners who engage in their learning and dare to rise above circumstances to develop as citizens of the world.

Lauren Walford



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More than 4 000 pupils from 315 high schools around the country will be writing the annual South African Institute of Chartered Accountants and Sage Pastel accounting Olympiad today.

The challenge is open to Grade 11 and 12 pupils, and schools are allowed 15 participants each. This year, 46 KwaZulu-Natal schools are taking part.

“We were delighted with the increased number of participants. Pastel is included in most school curriculums, so this long-standing partnership with the institute is a perfect fit,” said Sage Pastel Accounting’s Joanne van der Walt.

Sibusiso Dlamini, who teaches accounting at Brettonwood High School in Durban, said interest had grown since the Olympiad became a national competition in 2010. …

BHS attends national science week

Durban: 05082014 Zama Shandu , from Ushaka , with Nkosinathi Khwela (14), Sbahle Mdletshe (16) and Thingolwethu Made (15) from Brettonwood High School, Umbilo, she is explaining about all the ather craetures that gets cought in trawl net fishing.                                      PICTURE :Jacques Naude

“It is about fisheries, migratory patterns, fish stocks, populations and ocean currents and more besides,” they will say as schools and the public converge on uShaka Marine World as part of National Science Week, an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology.

The programme for the week, which features a free Marine Science Exhibition in the uShaka Village Walk Beach Mall on Saturday and Sunday, celebrates the relevance of marine science today as well as into the future, and stresses that “science is for everyone”.

Grade 9 pupils from four high schools were invited to the exhibition. The schools have shown a keen interest in marine science.

On Tuesday, it was the turn of Brettonwood High School, Umbilo.

Scientists and marine biologists will also be available at the public exhibition to share their love of science.

The exhibition is open from 9am-4pm.