from the headmaster's office
Nog ‘n somerson Kersfees
Want die Koningskind verjaar
Ek skryf vir jou uit die noorde
Ek sal die posduif vra
Sal hy gaan draai in die suide
By die berg en die see?
En daar waar my liefde kaalvoet loop
Die nota vir jou gee
‘n Sonneblom uit Betlehem: Lize Beekman
The Ooskerk, across the road from Loftus, had their annual Christmas carol service last Sunday and we were privileged to have Lize Beekman as guest artist. Among other songs, she sang her well known ‘n Sonneblom uit Betlehem. The summer sun was certainly with us during a large part of the exams and may you all experience His warm love this Christmas.
As the summer sun draws water and the proverbial last rays of the school year languish over the western horizon, we can look back on 2023 with gratitude. The College was once again blessed on several fronts. The revue, ensemble, orators, drama and Melodia reached unprecedented notes and heights. On the sport front, we survived the A-league athletics at the beginning of the year and came second in the A-league swimming. We also achieved unparalleled heights on the rugby, hockey, cricket, and softball fields, as well as the mountain bike track and squash and netball courts. The first rugby team that won the Noordvaal Cup again, the u15 cricket team that ended the year undefeated and the girls squash team that was crowned SA champions deserve special mention.
The matrics of 2023 wrote their final paper last Thursday and are equipped and excited to face the world. Carpe Diem – keep seizing every opportunity that comes your way. Thank you for your lion’s share in the successes and spirit of the year. To the grade 8s to 11s, good luck with the last exams and have an enjoyable break. 2024 is already lurking with all its wonderful opportunities.
To the directors, thank you for continuing to be a part of the College journey and paving the way for us. Thank you to every parent for your loyal support. A special salute to every teacher who makes Midstream College such a unique school.
I bring you a sunflower from Bethlehem
And water it in Bloemfontein
From Hanover I bring caper seeds
From the garden of no. 3 Darling Street
And grapes from the Paarl Valley
From: ‘n Sonneblom uit Betlehem by Lise Beekman
My wish for you during this holiday is that you will either traverse our wonderful country or have someone bring you back a sunflower, grape, or shell. May we all calm down somewhere special, spend quality time with our loved ones and charge our batteries to embrace the exciting 2024 that awaits us all.
SOLI DEO GLORIA
Dr Carel Kriek
Midstream College is a parallel medium (with instruction in either Afrikaans or English) private school with a Christian ethos situated in the south of Centurion. The high school opened its doors in 2007, and our first grade 12s wrote the IEB final exam in 2009.
We are known for high academic standards, top quality teachers, and firm discipline. Our balanced learners and alumni thrive nationally and internationally in the academic, sport, cultural and social spheres. The spacious school grounds house some of the most modern facilities in the country, including a huge auditorium, indoor swimming pool and hockey astro turf.
The mediocre teacher tells.
The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates.
The great teacher inspires.
– William Arthur Ward
At Midstream College, our teachers are an inspiration to our learners. Our annual Belgian exchange programme and educational tours abroad are extremely popular. Our adventure club summits Mont-aux-Sources, goes kloofing in the Magaliesberg, river rafting on the Orange and diving at Sodwana Bay. The grade 10 Odyssey is a nine-day challenge not to be missed.
Quo Vadis? Semigrate to Midstream College and help shape our motto, Excellentia. Carpe Diem – make the most of the many opportunities Midstream offers.