Landbou, is up and running.

Landbou, is up and running.

Both the school and hostel have welcomed new staff in this first term of 2023, with Mr. Tshabalala and Mr. Nkosi continuing their Landbou journey in their official capacity as teachers-in-training. The hostel also appointed new staff in the form of a new hostel master, Mr. TD Mbatha, and a hostel mistress, Ms. Z . Mthenjwa.

The newcomers’ concert, held last Friday,  went off smoothly, with the newcomers performing their hearts out to officially cement their place as part of the Landbou family. 

The following Grade 11 learners attended a peer promotion function in Newcastle for blood bank training: Zenande Mbatha, Amahle Mkhonza, Simphiwe Mhkwanazi, Sindisiwe Thungo, Sinqobile Dlamini, and Nolwasi Miya.

A rugby tournament occurred at Ferrum High over the weekend of the 10th and 11th of February, with the u/16A winning their game against Empangeni High and 1st team drawing their match against Sarel Cilliers.

The rugby teams braved the rainy weather to play in Glencoe the past weekend to participate in the Sarel Cilliers Rugby Day. The u/16A and u/14A teams finished their games and had good wins over Linpark High and KZN Development, respectively. Unfortunately, the rest of the games were canceled due to unsafe field conditions.

Congratulations to all involved!

The annual House athletics was a huge success, with both teams in high spirits and learners participating enthusiastically despite the uncertain weather and frequent cloud bursts. Congratulations to Veeboere for not only being the overall winning house but also winning the spirit Cup. Well done to all the athletes and officials for their outstanding performances. A special thanks to Mr. R. Delport for organizing the event. The following learners excelled:

Junior Victor ludorum: Tumi Tsotsetsi

Junior Victrix ludorum: Amanda Zondo

Senior Victor ludorum: Siyethemba Xulu

Senior Victrix ludorum: Matsidiso Molefe

Highest ASA: Tumi Tsotsetsi – 667

A group of 14 AMP and Agri Technology students went with Mr. D. Sonnekus to Biofos to witness how the feed is mixed for the school’s animals.

Mr. D. Sonnekus, Mrs. S. Sonnekus, and Mr. M. Mwandla attended SALOV Agricultural Congress hosted by Martin Oosthuizen High School in Kakemas Northern Cape. They visited the sun tower, a hydropower station, a raisin, and a pecan nut factory. They also went to the Augrabies waterfall. This annual workshop is scheduled for all Agricultural Schools across South Africa to ensure a quality agricultural curriculum is maintained.

The day of love, Valentine’s Day was celebrated with the usual show of affection with flowers, chocolates, and Teddy bears galore. Beautiful cupcakes, cards, and balloons were also sold on the day. Learners sold raffle tickets to raise funds; the draw occurred on the 17th. Congratulations to Miss J. Stuart for winning the lovely hamper.

Valentine’s Day was also a crazy sock day, bringing a sense of fun to the school, with even the staff flashing their funky feet!

Landbou is exceptionally proud of last year’s head boy, Heinz Agyapong, one of the district’s top achievers. Heinz is an exceptional young man with a wonderful future ahead of him. He is currently studying for his Bachelor’s in Physiology and Biochemistry at NWU.