Education

St Dominics Newcastle to battle it out with 1 300 learners

St Dominics to host Curro sports tournament, which will be of epic proportions. Come March 8, a staggering yet impressive 1 300 children will descend upon St Dominics Newcastle from various parts of South Africa. This monster Curro event promises to showcase an array of the country’s top performing athletes. Hailing from KwaZulu-Natal, the Free State …

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Are you breaking the law through your internet activity?

How you can break the law with a click of a button. Do you believe you are a law-abiding citizen? Do you frown upon criminals and their lifestyles? Don’t answer yes too quickly. You could be breaking the law through your daily internet activities and not even be aware of it. Here are seven illegal …

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Local philanthropist encourages girl power

Local philanthropist encourages girl power A male dominated world is becoming a thing of the past, with women adding their compassionate touch to our environment. This is evident within the ranks of St Dominics Newcastle’s Power Circle. A power circle is an initiative formed by Leave No Girl Behind founders, Haseena and Shameema Patel. The …

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The lost children of Newcastle find hope

The lost children of Newcastle find hope Nothing can compare to the unconditional love shared among a family. However, there are children who will never experience the soft embrace of their mother, the wisdom of a doting father or the support of loving siblings. These children too often slip through the cracks and find themselves …

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Brace yourself for a Lekker Resies

Brace yourself for the Amajuba Lekker Resies For those seeking a change in their daily routine, brace yourselves for a day filled with excitement. Come March 3, one of Newcastle’s largest and massively supported events will get underway at the annual Amajuba Lekker Resies. Set to take place at Majuba Lodge, Newcastillians can look forward …

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Freaky Friday: Strange books to read this coming month. No. 2 is ridiculous – Bombproof your horse

Freaky Friday: Strange books to read this coming month Reading offers an escape from reality and the mundane, but finding a captivating book can prove to be a daunting task. However, there is a glimmer of hope for Newcastle’s bibliophiles. If you are searching for a book that breaks away from the norm, transporting you …

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Stop bullying – 3rd article in Series: A Champion is Forged

Stop bullying – 3rd article in Series : A Champion is Forged. Constant snide remarks, malicious rumours, accompanied with pushing and shoving, the school ground is a battlefield for bully victims. Bullies prowl the hallways, searching for suitable prey. These misguided children are looking for the weak, innocent or different. It is like they feel …

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St Dominics Newcastle set to take 2018 by storm

St Dominics Newcastle set to take 2018 by storm Education plays an instrumental part in anyone’s life. Former South African President, Nelson Mandela claimed education was the most powerful weapon one could use to change the world. Arming learners with the knowledge and education to face the world, St Dominics Newcastle is geared up for …

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Zombie drug allegedly in town

Zombie drug allegedly in town Has the dreaded zombie drug known as flakka eventually hit Newcastle? According to Lillian Gajoo, a social worker from South African National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, there has been two confirmed cases of the dreaded narcotics in town. “The drug was found in Fernwood during the December period,” …

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Getting a bite out of healthy lunchboxes

Getting a bite out of healthy lunchboxes   Packing lunch for your child can be a difficult task at times, especially when trying to ensure your child’s nutritional needs were met. But despite opting for the standard sandwich, it is important not to forget nutrition cannot be denied as it helps avoid obesity, heart disease, …

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