The first round of the Argus quiz competition ended after a gruelling 4 rounds of quizzes in term 1.
We are VERY proud of our two Grade 9 teams who participated in this challenging task. The competition involves the learners having to read and digest information from five newspapers – to be quizzed the Monday after on all the content.
Well done to the Grade 9 boys’ team which included Luke Tayler, Jaime Ross, Mikhail Abrahams, Miche Hess, Uzayr Gaffoor and Laeeq Kamalodien.
Congratulations to our Grade 9 girls’ team who managed to participate EVERY week, and who almost made it through to round two. The following girls made up the team: Nicole Smith, Hannah Wells, Kayleigh Roman, Jody Boonzaaier and Sebrina Ornela.
Two Grade 10 teams entered for the first time this year – to encounter a mental challenge like no other. Well done to the boys’ team – who were placed 42 out of 170 schools after the first round. They went through to round two this term. The team included Jethro Volkwyn, Marco Jonkers, Stefan Karamanski, Dave Binza and Warren Huang.
Well done to our Grade 10 girls’ team (plus Sachin Naidoo) who were certainly part of “Fairbairn’s Pride” as they pushed themselves beyond expectation and managed to be placed 10th after the first round. They also went through to round two this term. The team included Chloe Krieger, Rushda Adam, Sachin Naidoo, Lourdes Ornela, Aaliah Hoosen and Fatima Davids
Unfortunately the two Grade ten teams were knocked out in Monday’s highly competitive challenge so we thank them for representing Fairbairn in a truly admirable fashion and for all the HOURS of work spent preparing for each Monday’s quiz.
Last, but definitely not least, we need to make Special mention of our own specia l ‘Team Arrogant’ (affectionately named that last year already) who participated in 2014 for the first time and managed to be placed Second overall!!!. This team have, again, quietly competed each Monday of term 1 to be placed TOP of the log after round one. We are amazed and impressed by their cool, calm and collected abilities amidst all the work that is required of a Matric learner. We are in awe of their efforts thus far and congratulate Sean Weber, Adam Pandit, Marco Ribeiro, Milan Chavda and Daanish Jacobs. Well done on an entertaining session on Karl Wastie’s Goodhope fm radio show yesterday. Fame and fortune are only a few quizzes away!!!
We wish them all the best as they face two more Monday quizzes which will HOPEFULLY place them in a final on Friday 14th August.
WATCH this SPACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!